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Mile Sur Mera Tumhara 2010

02 Feb 2010 20:31:11

(One of my blogging friend had suggested me to write something on Mile Sur Mera Tumhara new version.)

What an amazing song it was. I still remember long back when we didnt had any cable connection at our home I used to watch DD. In a day atleast 5-6 times this song used to feature and not a single time I was bored. The reason was I was able to see everything in it. The culture of India, Sports persons ,Actors, Musicians and the biggest our common man. It was such beautifully combined with the unique mixture of every aspect of India. I am sure many people would agree with it.

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara - Old

Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara - New(2010)

I am highly disappointed with the new version of Mile Sur. It didnt come upto the expectation of what the old version had created. If I get a chance to meet the directors of the song I would ask them "Kya hua...". I do agree that we need to portray the new genre of India in whatever we do. It is fine that old people like the Legend Lata Mangeshkar was not invited to be a part of the new version may be she has become old and it would be quite familiar if you call the same person . But atleast you could have done proper justice with the present lot.

It is good if you are including many film stars. But what has happened to the sports stars are they not doing anything for the country ,dont they represent india to the world. It was quite unnecessary to fill the Phir Mile Sur with many actors, instead they could have included the sports stars like Tendulkar,Sania Mirza,Leander,Bhupati,Vishwanath Anand....

The purity ,simplicity, the elegance was there in the previous version, but this version lacked all these essentials. In the end I can just say, it was really a good attempt to remake the old patritiotic song which was filled with some important lessions of unity in diversity. It could have been more better " kyonki yeh dil always maange more " when it comes to patriotism.

Moral : Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara didnt come upto the expectation.But it was a nice attempt.

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Vivek Bhat Says:
02 Feb 2010 at 20:54:14
At least we agree on one thing... This "Phir Mile Sur" was the most ruthless murder of the very soul of "Mile Sur". One after other bollywood star came in the most shameful manner advertising himself. How come the "New India" is only represented by bollywood stars and their families only!!!
Sangita Says:
02 Feb 2010 at 20:54:17
helo ketan,there could have been improvement.but you should also appreciate the new 1. how are you
Ketan Says:
02 Feb 2010 at 21:01:17
@Vivek Bhat : We agree on many things. Yes it was highly emphasizing on bollywood.
Ketan Says:
02 Feb 2010 at 21:02:01
@Sangita : Thank you for the comment. I am fine. Do we know each other. Thanks again.
Vijay Emmanuel Says:
02 Feb 2010 at 22:41:11
The new "mile sur" has come at a time when it is needed the most. Now that we are seeing a lot of "not mile sur" thinking growing among people. At least we should take the spirit of the "mile sur" in building one India. Mile sur mera thumara...
Ketan Says:
03 Feb 2010 at 10:01:08
@vijay Emmanuel : You are right man.We need to see the hidden stuff
mahendra Says:
13 Feb 2010 at 15:13:09
I completely agree with you ketan.. there is no single theme used for music,only film stars and music oriented people included..Video is quite good.. What about farmers,industrialists,bharat ratna awardees,scientists all absent :( :(
mahendra Says:
13 Feb 2010 at 15:21:48
Hey all guys Notice one thing!!!old one is 6 mins duration and new one is 11 minsstill old one covered more people than new one..I can bet old one is the best!!!
Ketan Says:
14 Feb 2010 at 11:37:13
@mahendra: I have not noticed the duration of the song..
Bonny Says:
13 Mar 2010 at 12:12:40
YEs , Very Disappointed ... We Dont Have honest people in the Industry any more ...