Monday, May 02, 2005

Mile sur mera tumhara

Forget A. R. Rahman's Vande Mataram. Forget Lata Mangeshkar's Vande Mataram. "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara... To Sur Bane Hamara" composed by the great Bhimshen Joshi, a masterpiece lost in time, is perhaps the best of songs in national integration genre. I would say this was the best footage ever aired by our good old Doordharshan. I wonder what's stopping them from airing it nowadays. I stumbled upon this link on the web. Some cool desi grads from MIT have composed their own version of this national integration song. Well, this was sung in every official language of India. Now, thats true national integration- A. R. Rahman's Vande Mataram has only a few components to it... Song was shot in Rajasthan and Kerala, and composer and technical team were from Tamil Nadu. Well, this beautiful version is shot all over India with all Indian languages!

Doordharshan could do a revival of national integration theme by airing this song again. I don't think the original version is available anywhere on the net. However, the cool MIT Indian grads have composed their own version for Deepavali celebrations. Just check this out...
http://web.mit.edu/anoop/www/msur/msurscreen.mpg

A low end version of the same is available on this page:
http://www.mit.edu/~kapoor/mile_sur_small.wmv

If anyone has any contacts with DD, I would request them to make efforts to air the original song again! DD could pull off some popularity ratings with the current political scenario, heh, heh, heh...

13 comments:

keerthi said...

I like it because Kamal's in it !!!

lavsubbu said...

That clip was so funny. Looks like these people have lots of time in their hands...

thennavan said...

Mile Sur is my favorite too. I like the way Lata ends it finally. It should join the list of all-time greats when composing a compendium of the best Indian songs.

keerthi said...

i was really touched by giving the National Flag to the HAND-ROBOT and making it wave the flag. Creative.

Adaengappa !! said...

Amazing Blog..

I blog rolled u..hope u dont mind:)

keerthi said...

thanks Prabhu. nice blog yours too.

The Shaolin said...

Hello Buddy, here's the original audio: http://www.rtpdesis.com/mile_sur.mp3
I couldn't find original video anywhere on the net :-(
I would definitely share if I find it!
-regards,
AtulT
http://the-shaolin.blogspot.com/

Twin-Gemini said...

Truly MIT shtyle :-) Very well made.

Anonymous said...

Hey why cant i download from the link

Ritesh said...

Someone with the right connections should get the original video of 'Mile Sur' from Doordarshan. Or does anyone have any clue if it's there somewhere on the net?

Anonymous said...

Hi Everybody,

I came across this link regarding the composer for this beautiful song. It's Louiz Banks NOT Pt. Bhimsen Joshi.

http://www.sudeepaudio.com/profiles.php?aid=158

Ashish Aggarwal said...

Mile sur mera tumhara was composed by Louis banks and not Pt. Bhimsen Joshi.

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