Mohe Rang Do Laal

Written by on in Indian (Music) History, My views

imageHere are some of my personal faves:

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(A YouTube Official video is embedded below the song’s lyrics linked above.)

Music by dir. S.L. Bhansali, lyrics by SiddharthGarima.

© 2015 EROS Ent. | Bhansali Films

  • Barfi” sung by its composer Pritam (on MTV Unplugged), with a breathtaking chamber-orchestral arrangement by Nikhil Paul George. I  this!

© 2012 UTV Software Comm’s Ltd.

(We were unable to find full copyright/publisher details for this song [other than Kalai Music logo].

If you have more info.,
 advise my Web Team.

Meanwhile, enjoy!

  • Sona bondhu tui amare” by Shufia Kangali (2015 Bangla film? YouTube video.)
  • Sona bondhu tui amare” by Shorif Uddin (2015 YouTube video.)
  • Sona bondhu tui amare” by Md. Jahid Ahmed (2010 YouTube video.) This is a lyrics version with instrumental accompaniment; each verse’s ~ sync timing is noted. Finally…
  • Shona bondhu tui amare” by To Purilotasen [also note the “h” in Shona] (2011 YouTube video.) This version has English lyrics transl. fr. the orig. Bengali.

Please note how the preceding five of these videos (all titled ~”Sona bondhu tui amare“) use the same Bengali folk song, yet each is quite different from the others. The lyrics/accomp. version has the same melody as most of the others, but there is quite an arrangement variety between them.

Which version do you prefer? I’m “all about” the Shriya take [and curious].

Traditional folk songs like this are not subject to present-day copyright; most are termed public domain (not subject to control). When film composers and music directors create original compositions like these based on old folk songs, some people criticise this as plagiarism, however derived works based on public-domain source material are always allowed. No harm, no foul!

To those unclear on the particulars of what is allowed under copyright laws, please do not attack others who actually did their homework before writing any given song versions (the legality or originality of which you may fairly or unfairly question)!

This public domain status applies to the entire output of many “old” poets like the legendary Bengali author  Rabindranath Tagore. In India, copyright expires 60 years after the death of the author(s).

Tagore died in 1941; his works reached public domain status in 2001, which is why we didn’t need permission to include his complete works by linking to them in my first post categorized as Bengali Literature. BTW, Tagore was so brilliant, his works still hold up today!

This is why I will not allow such petty criticisms over folkloric material in my forum Antara’s Bollywood Takes. However, we allow NO un-authorized use here—except fair dealing use (for personal study and research on a limited basis in India and other Commonwealth of Nations signees, aka fair use for the same limited uses in the United States and other western countries).


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