Kaun disha mein leke chala hai – Hemlata/Jaspal – Ravindra Jain – Sadhana/Sachin | Nadiya Ke Paar (1982)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1982 family drama Nadiya Ke Paar (Across the River) under the directorial baton of Govind Moonis (Dube) and produced by Rajashri Productions. The movie starred Sadhana Singh, Sachin, Mitali, late Inder Thakur, Sheila David, late Leela Mishra, Savita Bajaj, Soni Rathod, etc.

A Brahmin farmer lives with his 2 nephews in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. When he falls ill, he is treated by a Vaidya (traditional Indian medical practitioner) from another village. The farmer recovers and asks the Vaidya about his fees. The Vaidya only asks if the farmer’s elder nephew would marry his elder daughter. The farmer happily agrees. Thus, Omkar (Inder Thakur) marries Roopa (Mitali). Roopa mingles with her husband’s family very easily.

She treats Omkar’s younger brother Chandan (Sachin) as her child. She becomes pregnant and has to work hard in the house during pregnancy. Roopa suggests that her sister Gunja (Sadhana Singh) be brought to their home to help her out. Chandan is sent to bring Gunja home. It is during the journey to Chandan’s home that they sing this song.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Ravindra Jain and the lyrics were also penned by him.

The girl sings, “Where are you taking me? Just wait a bit. Let me watch the scenery unfolded around.” The man sings, “The scenery is beautiful. But, if we wait here, we will be late to reach home. Let me drive the bullock cart.”

Video: Cinematography is by Sunil Sharma.

The video opens with Sadhana Singh beginning to sing the song. She is sitting behind on the cart and Sachin is driving the bullock cart. Sachin replies to her through the song, as he continues to drive. The bullock cart passes through a small bridge. She tries to drive the cart herself. The path ends and the bullocks enter a field.

Sadhana Singh begins to run across the fields and Sachin takes a different route to reach her. She reaches him and they run back to the cart together after a small conversation through the song. The song peters off and the video ends as they laughing going further on the journey.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Hemlata and Jaspal Singh and the onscreen performances are by Sadhana Singh and Sachin.

Cultural Influence: There is a lot of Bhojpuri traditional influence on this song. The song is a confession between the hero and the heroine that they are in love with each other. The artists and the song are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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