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'sawan ki aayee bahaar re': Rain Song from Junoon (1978)

Most beautiful part from Shyam Benegal's Junoon (1978) - a film set around revolt of 1857, had women singing. Junoon is a violent film, other memorable scene from the film has Naseeruddin Shah killing pigeons because he is angry. Women sitting in a mango garden, woman enjoying a simple swing, woman singing about rain and love - That is the only thing spelling peace in this film about violence, which it says, has origin in human Junoon, obsession, of one kind or another. In simple words, the film is about obsessed men planning revolutions, conquests and heartbreaks, while women get by and adjust.

Here's the scene:

Composed by Vanraj Bhatia
"sawan ki aayee bahaar re'" Asha Bhosle, Varsha Bhosle
"Come live with me and be my love" sung by Jennifer Kendal

3 comments:

  1. Great post, Vinayak. This is an apparently simple composition rendered so beautifully by Asha. Deepti Naval is innocence personified...

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  2. I just love this part. Deepti Naval had very few lines in the film but she was perfect. She was the other 'little big girl' in the film.

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