Phir Mile Sur [mera tumhara]

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    Phir Mile Sur is the sequel to Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, the 1988 classic National Integration song. The original brought together eminent personalities from all over the country, of the myriad of ethnicities into one epic song which I remember on the back of my head.

    However, this sequel is downright disgusting! It was created by corporate couple Arti and Kailash Surendranath, and if you give it a couple of views, you'll see how they sold tickets to people who want to appear in the song. People who have little relevance took the place of more deserving ones.

    What was intended to be a national integration song, turned into a complete Bollywood song with a few traces of artists from other languages. Sports personalities were given a very short mention, virtually nobody from other areas which were instrumental in India's image-building.

    Where is President Kalam? Where's Rajavardhan Singh Rathore? Sachin Tendulkar? Ambanis? Narayan Murthy? So many prize-winning novelists? Instead we get to see people like Deepika Padukone, the Bachchan parivar, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, etc. Seriously.

    If you recall correctly, film personalities in the original were only part of the song, not the backbone of it. Even those few actors were neatly dressed in saris, safaris, etc. Here you get to see Deepika Padukone showing off her legs in a wet backwaters setting. It's almost as if Bollywood Inc. wants to impose itself on the viewers, and preach them about people who according to them 'really matter', to make it to this song.

    What are your views?
     
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    Here is the video in two parts.
     
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    'Sachin, Kalam eclipsed in Phir mile sur'

    hir mile sur, the new version of the vibrant music video of 1988 showcasing the myriad colours and hues of India, features over 65 prominent faces from various walks of life, but viewers are critical of an overdose of Bollywood and exclusion of legends like Sachin Tendulkar and former president APJ Abdul Kalam.

    The 16-minute-long video is available on Youtube site and surfers thronged it after it was unveiled on Tuesday on the occasion of the 61st Republic Day. They have posted their reactions too. Many say it has been dominated by Bollywood personalities and exclusion of iconic Tendulkar or Abdul Kalam eclipses the true essence of national integration.

    "I don't understand what those Bollywood people are doing in there? It's like India is just about Bollywood. They could have shown all these Khans (Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir) in a frame like they showed in the old song. And no sports heroes, no political leaders, no one... this was like another film song. Very disappointing," posted surfer named as sandhu2111 soon after the video was unveiled.

    Another one said: "The old one was more loved by us... this video is more of Bollywood. National icons like Sachin Tendulkar, scientist like Kalamji (A.P.J. Abdul Kalam) are not there, instead Deepika Padukone is showing her legs."

    "How can Deepika's legs help us to initiate the national integration feeling... Should have cast more national heroes who made us proud... guys, words from Sachin is more mass appealing than Deepika, Karan Johar and Abhishek Bachchan," said the post.

    There, indeed, seems to be an overdose of Bollywood in Phir mile sur, with not only megastar Amitabh Bachchan but his son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai along with Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty and Juhi Chawla featuring in it.

    Viewers feel the video has not done justice to national icons.

    "Where are the fighters like Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar? Where is our eminent scientist A.P.J Abdul Kalam? Where are our prize-winning authors? Is 'Mile sur' only for artistes? What is Deepika Padukone doing showing her legs. Sania Mirza should have been there. Where is Vishwanathan Anand, Leander Paes, Rajyavardhan Rathore?" posted a surfer.

    "However, I appreciate the message on women's education, women empowerment and Salman's effort with deaf and dumb," added the surfer.

    Another added: "Whoever made this music video should note that India is not only about Bollywood. The makers of the video have definitely not done justice to the title 'Mile sur mera tumhaara'. Parts attached to Deepika, Ash-Abhi, Ranbir and SRK make no sense and are just forced into the video. There are a few bright aspects as well in the form of parts attached to Priyanka, Salman, Mahesh Babu and Aamir."

    Some have commented on the wardrobe of the celebs.

    "Taking into account the nature of the video, the least the people featured in it could have done was to dress appropriately. The old video was really special! The new one is just an attempt, that's all."

    "Aren't there any other great personalities other than movie actors and musicians in India? It's a shame not having personalities like Abdul Kalam, Ratan Tata, Ambanis in this song," said a surfer.

    The new video, Phir mile sur, travels to 15 locations with over 68 known personalities, be it Bollywood's macho man Salman Khan or badminton ace Saina Nehwal or musician A Sivamani. From beaches to deserts, from mosques and temples to high rises, it gives a feel of modern India.

    Each artiste speaks of a cause and the video is shot at places which have historic value and significance. Amitabh Bachchan has featured both in the original and in the new one.
    Corporate couple Arti and Kailash Surendranath have produced Phir mile sur.

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  5. ZOOM

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    Yes, there was some sort of change in new version of this particuler song, especially when this is first attempt as my memory suggest by private TV channel dedicated some space for nation.

    As compared to older version, I havent seen anything special in it other then participants of the same. Older version was belonging to completely diferent league to which there is no comparison. Older version has a good composition of its participants from around India, inclusion of historical monuments, wildlife, rivers, natural beauty which has exceptionally managed to showcase entire country and its regional diversity as well as unity in a single song. In short, older version was well ahead of its time and its ending part still create shivers on me.
     
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    boondoggle attempt. Nothing compared to the original piece.
     
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    Why do we only get to see artists and sportsmen, what about able scientists, social workers and public officers?
     
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    The old song is still so fresh. Listened it today and reminded so much of the golden DD days!
     
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