Posts tagged mile sur mera tumhara
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 30, 2012)
The eighties music video Mille sur mera tumhara remains etched in collective memory, what with its mellifluous tunes and lyrics that are essentially one phrase repeated in 14 Indian languages. At the time, the video was made with the objective of promoting unity in diversity.
Carrying the tradition forward, the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has commissioned a music video on similar lines. And this time around, the cause is adult literacy.
An NFDC spokesperson confirmed the news and added, “It is true. The music video has really turned out very well. We will launch it nationally in April.”
With lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar, the music video will feature the likes of Shahrukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Shabana Azmi.
According to a source, NFDC has commissioned Javed Akhtar’s Rizla Films and Excel Entertainment as executive producers to make the music video on Adult Literacy for the National Literacy Mission Authority. NFDC and the National Literacy Mission Authority wanted the producer to make a strong, memorable music video on the lines of Mile sur… to educate and reach out to illiterate people across the country.
The source informed, “The song is titled Shiksha ka suraj and has been written by Javed Akhtar and sung by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik. The music has been composed by Lalit Pandit. The video has been directed by Taher Mithaiwala and Ashutosh Shah, with Ruchi More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 24, 2011 – 11:32 IST
As the sun of Monday morning dawned, it took away the ‘don’ of Hindustani classical music, the 89-year old Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, the legendary man who spent his last days fighting the prolonged illness. He breathed his last at Sahyadri Hospital in Pune around 8.05 am. The news of his death has come in as a rude shock to one and all throughout the world.
Readers may recollect that this iconic vocalist was the member of Kirana Gharana and was known for the ‘Khayal’ form of singing. Born to a father who was a schoolmaster, Panditji, as a child, was deeply moved by a recording of Abdul Karim Khan, who was also the founder father of the ‘ Kirana Gharana’. Millions of his fans all over the globe, till today, remember his rendition of ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara‘ as well as ‘Piya Milan Ki Aas’, ‘Jo Bhaje Hari Ko Sada‘. Besides this, Joshiji had also sung for several films including Basant Bahar (1956), Birbal My Brother (1973), Tansen (1958) and Ankahee (1985).
In 2008, he was also the proud recipient of Bharat Ratna, considered to be India’s highest Civilian honour. Not just that, he was also conferred the ‘Natak Akademi Award’ (1976) ‘Padma Bhushan’ (1985), and ‘Padma Vibhushan’ (1999).
Bollywood Hungama prays this noble soul’s rest in eternal peace.
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MADHUREETA MUKHERJEE Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 26, 2010)
And here it is, that great multi-starrer we promised you yesterday and the day before… a new initiative to make the nation sing a song of secularism, brought to you by The Times of India Group and Vodafone Essar, that is premiering exclusively on ZOOM from 7 am onwards today. Phir Mile Sur recreates the mood for an upbeat generation of united Indians. And what better day than R-Day to launch it? Filmed by Aarti and Kailash Surendranath (of KPC), this commendable initiative has also been supported by Kingfisher Airlines and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. Go on, switch on your TV, zoom in to ZOOM, and catch the national fervour. You don’t have to stand up when it comes on, but it would be nice if you did. Meanwhile, before that, hear what some of the proud Indians who made Phir Mile Sur have to say about the initiative…
AMITABH BACHCHAN I’m honoured that there’s been a gap of almost 23 years and still the makers of this wonderful commercial Mile Sur want to include me. Though circumstances may have changed, the words and the feelings of the song still remain the same. I feel good about it. Times of India has always been involved in many such nationalist, social, moral movements and I have had the great honour to being a part of it. I thank ZOOM for making me such a part once again.
SHAH RUKH KHAN The first time I heard Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, I More >
Remember the song, Mile sur mera tumhara – the song on national integration that used to be aired on television in 1988?
Ad filmmaker Kailash Surendranath and his wife Aarti had produced the video, featuring stalwarts from the world of acting, singing and sports. Now, an updated version of the song with new artistes is being shot by the same producers in different parts of India.
Interestingly, Ranbir was chosen to participate in the freshly conceived, designed and executed version of the music video as the new youth icon. Ranbir shot for the video at Film City and Yash Raj Studios on Sunday. And, Amitabh Bachchan is the only artiste from the earlier music video to feature in the new version.Shilpa Shetty, Ranbir Kapoor & Deepika Padukone
When we asked Bachchan about the honour of being the only artiste to feature in both the versions of the song, he replied, “I have not only participated in the new Mile sur mera tumhara, but have also sung a part of the original composition (composed by Louis Banks and P Vaidyanathan). We shot my portion of the song at the Taj hotel.”
Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have also shot for the song.
Shilpa Shetty and Deepika Padukone are the other celebrities from the entertainment sector to be featured. Commenting More >