On I-Day, This Andaman School Recreates ‘Humko Man Ki Shakti Dena’

This was the school’s first video under the Film Orientation Course that is being promoted by the FTII.

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School kids sing the epic song from the Jaya Bachan starrer-Guddi, ‘Humko Man Ki Shakti Dena’.
Bhed bhaav apne dil se saaf kar sakein, doston se bhool ho to maaf kar sakein... sach ka dum bharein, jhoot se bache rahein... doosron ki jai se pehle khud ko jai karein.

Gulzar’s lyrics in the outstanding song, ‘Humko Man Ki Shakti Dena continue to motivate every listener to be more tolerant and accepting. Still sung in schools, this song from the Jaya Bachchan 1971 starrer-movie, Guddi, has been recreated by school kids from Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalaya from Panchwati in Andaman.

The song has had many versions throughout the years.

The video is shot very similarly to what happens in the movie. Both videos have similar set ups of school children singing the song with the teacher playing the piano. The tight-framed and static shots are also similar.

In the same genre as ‘Ae Merey Vatan Kay Logo’, this song has simple lines with a strong message.

In the lines, ‘Jhoot se bache rahain, dus ka dam bhare, doosro ki jai se pehle,’ a young boy is seen scribbing sorry on a chit of paper. He passes it on to his friend, who he upset on the other row. Upon reading this his friend responds with a shy smile.

This song was published on 15 August 2017, on India’s 71st Independence Day and is sung by Class 7, 8 and 9 students. This was their first video under the Film Orientation Course that is being promoted by the Film and Television Institute of India.

The school produced the entire video themselves. They worked on the shooting, editing and sang under the guidance of their course director, Ritesh Taksande.

To see the original song, you can click here.

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