Bengali Films of Salil Chowdhury

Mowchor (1985)

Lyrics: Song#4 and 7 are traditional songs and
Gouriprasanna Majumdar wrote the lyrics for Song# MW6
which was used for the first time in the film "Raatbhore"




Other known variations

Hnd Mal Tam Tel Kan Bng Oth


Tumi binaa aami jano Arati Mukherjee - - - - - - -


Rasabhaare dagamaga Anup Ghosal & Ch. - - - - - - -
MW3 Bhaataar gechhe mou aante Angshuman Roy - - - - - - -
MW4 Saajaailaam saadh korey Shakti Thakur & Ch. - - - - - - -
MW5 Mukh tolo mukh tolo Shakti Thakur - - - - - - -
MW6 Aamaar dukkher seemaa naai Manna Dey - - TI4 - - RA3 -
MW7 Nui desham baagham hei.n Chorus - - - - - - -
MW8 Tumi binaa aami jano Manna Dey
Arati Mukherjee
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MW9 Megh tui jaa jaa jaa Arati Mukherjee - - - - - - -
Unfortunately it is one of those films which I don't think was released. If it was then I don't really know if anybody had seen it. A couple of EPs were released (by Inreco) with all the songs but it wasn't easy to get those records. After many years (2007) a CD was released by Inreco with all the songs. I still think, contrary to what is written on the CD sleeve, is that the song "nui desam" is a traditional folk song. I could not understand the language used in the lyrics though. Sounds very much like one of the regional folk songs Salil dug up from his IPTA days. The other glaring mistake on the sleeve is that the lyrics of the song "aamaar dukher seemss naai" was written by Gouriprasanna Majumdar. Salil in fact used this song in "Raatbhore" and I still prefer that version very soulfully performed by Satinath Mukhopadhyay. What I also find very interesting is the song "rasabhaare dagamaga". Actually Salil composed a song "o bhai chaasi kheter mojour, shatek kisaan kisaani" during the "tebhaga andollan" (Tri-partite Land movement) in the late '40s. That song was regularly performed by the IPTA members but it was never released. Salil, by changing the lyrics has made excellent use of that song. The extended lyrics of the original song is like a story - really wonderful with wry humour and sarcasm. Very typical Salil.