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Soundtracks from tele-film 'Tamas' (1987)

[contd. from post on Om Puri and Tamas]

The tracks composed by Vanraj Bhatia for Govind Nihalani's tele-film Tamas(1987) won him National Film Award for Best Music Direction in 1988.

Here are the haunting Title track ('Ho rabba') and instrumental End tracks from Tamas (set to a video put together by me using some select scenes from the film)


Another track that was used in the film: Purza Purza kat marey


gagan dhamaamaa baajiou pariou neesaanai ghaao
The battle-drum beats in the sky of the mind; aim is taken, and the wound is inflicted.
khaeth j maanddiou sooramaa ab joojhan ko dhaao
The warriors enter the field of battle; now is the time to fight!
 [for translation of more lines from this song, visit chowk]

This religious song from sikhism is usually sung at Prabhat Pheris or morning processions, and is also a war song.

The song is used twice in the film, the second time with a chilling effect:


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