Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Laxmikant-Pyarelal's classic prominently featured in 'Lion'
IANS
Latest News

Garth Davis' "Lion" featuring Dev Patel in the lead, is getting the kind of raves showered on very few films on an Indian theme since "Slumdog Millionaire". The film makes telling use of Hindi film songs, including the classic "Chanda ko dhundne..." composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Bappi Lahiri has already made sure that the whole world and its favourite deejay know that his song "Come closer" from the Mithun Chakraborty starrer "Kasam Paide Karne Wali Ki" features in "Lion".

However it is another evergreen Bollywood track that serves as a turning point in the film, and it's actually sung by the characters onscreen, not played as part of the background score (as the other Bollywood songs in 'Lion').

It's a harrowing sequence in an orphanage where the film's little protagonist Saroo(Sunny Pawar)finds himself after being separated from his family. When a boy at the dingy orphanage is dragged out in the middle of the night for sexual abuse, a little girl begins to sing "Chanda ko dhundne sabhi taarey nikal pade", a song about little children searching for their parent in a big unfriendly city, from the film 'Jeene Ki Raah' (featuring Jeetendra and Tanuja) released in 1969.

The little girl is joined by the other frightened children of the orphanage in the song. It is an incredibly poignant moment accentuated by the haunting melody.

The number composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal was sung by the sisters Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar, together with Hemlata.

The composing Pyarelal seems unaware of the song's new avatar in an internationally celebrated film.
Express your comment on this article
      characters remaining   Human Verification Code Type the Numbers you see in the picture below.


Label
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.
Image

Open letter to class XII students Some tips on how to live a successful life By Dr. Anis Ahmad

My Dear Students, You are at the threshold of a new beginning. You are going to be an adult. S ...
Image

Chatting with Chaitali

Chaitali B Roy is the author of ‘Women of Kuwait : Turning Tides’ (Har- Anand Publications) . She i ...
Image

Good film is a truthful representation of its time, says veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah

The state of Bollywood films is the same where it was started, said Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah ...
Image

Childnology

Another year has come and gone, but in the tech world, it means lot more major innovations are on t ...
Image

Budget 2017: Achche Din- Still Elusive?

This year, the government is changing the British-era legacy by presenting budget on February 1, in ...
Image

Antiques, Curios and Much More...

Have you ever heard about a museum at home in Kuwait? We, the IIK team were fortunate enough to vis ...
Image

Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

"Safe orderly, regular and responsible migration” the notion of migration governance has received a ...
Image

Happy New Year –Think Different Be Different

Happy new year----This is the phrase we say every year does it change our life? Think different ...
Image

Reflections on Changing Times

Malini Viswanath in Conversation with Anju Dheman(The quintessential academic) and Chaitali Roy(The ...
Image

Black In-tensions

One decision of our government was announced one fine evening. PM Narendra Modi sent shockwaves thr ...
123
Image
Experience Indian Corner Tandoori Nights at Al Manshar Rotana Hotel
Al Manshar Rotana Hotel at Fahaheel, Kuwait launched an authentic Tandoori Night with an Indian cor...

Image
Biryani & Kebabi restaurant opened at Arabia Mall in Egila
Biryani & Kebabi is the newest addition to Al Sabah & Kohli food and beverage brands. Al Sabah & Ko...

Image
Indulge in the luxury of Indian dinner every Tuesday at Jumeirah’s Garden Café
We all love luxury. We have many occasions to celebrate life luxuriously. Be it our anniversary, bi...

Image
A delightful treat to our taste buds- Samrat Restaurant Weekend Buffet.
Delicious Food.. Good Company with Family or friends ... That’s what all look for on a weekend. B...

Image
Enjoy the Luxury of Healthy Breakfast
Who doesn’t like to sip a hot chocolate or hot coffee with yummy and healthy English breakfast in a...

Image

Teams Division League Season Week 03 RESULTS

After a great kick-off to TDL Season 01 and games going on as usual, week 3 of TDL witnessed some v ...
Image

KITCA-Cricket Tournment-week 01

Teams Division League – Season 01 kicked-off in great style on Jan 27th 2017. This league is one of ...
Image

Level 0 Cricket Coaching Course for Beginners

Kuwait Cricket Coaches Panel is conducting a Level 0 Cricket Coaching Course targeted at beginner c ...
Image

TRASSK Football Tournament

Thrissur Association of Kuwait (TRASSK) organized a football tournament for members at Mishref Foot ...
Image

Students India Football Tournament - SWAT Champions

S.W.A.T Abbasiya emerged the champions in the second Football tournament conducted by Students Indi ...
Feb
24
Feb
24
Feb
24
Feb
24
Feb
25
Feb
25
Feb
25
Feb
26
Mar
3
Mar
3
Mar
10
Mar
11
Apr
21