Bengali Films of Salil Chowdhury

Nehru - The Jewel of India (Jawaahar-1989)
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Lyrics: Majrooh

Nr Song Singer(s)

Other known variations

Hnd Mal Tam Tel Kan Bng Oth
JR1 Hatho chhodo saanwariya Asha and Chorus - - - - -



JR2 Nain Chubhat Saajan Bina Asha - - - - - - -
JR3 Jahaan bhi dekhaa Mukesh - - - - - - -
JR4 Nehru monologue Amitabh Bachchan - - - - - - -

This is the second Jawaahar which was made in 1989 (censor date 13-10-89 but released in 1991/92) where the title role of Jawaahar was played by Pratap Sharma. Girish Karnad, Tanuja, and Anupam Kher were in the supporting cast. The film was directed by Kumar Kiran.
A cassette was released in 1991 by Venus Records & Tapes - VCF 2226. Besides these two songs in the cassette there's a music track, a two line couplet by Mukesh and several recitations and dialogs by Amitabh Bachchan. A VCD has also been released. I couldn't help including the wonderful little speech by Amitabh Bachchan (JR4) with beautiful music by Salil in the background. Salil in fact pioneered the style of adding music to a poem and has always done so while reciting or recording his own bengali poems. In this film there are several poems recited by Amitabh Bachchan with sublime background music by Salil.