STRINGS-bound by faith

A Travelouge love story.90min,35mm,1:1.85 aspect ratio,Dolby Digital,Colour,English/Hindi.2006.INDIA.

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Son of a soldier, I was born in Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district, Bihar. My childhood days were spent in an earthy rural life. I was deeply inspired by the rich folk culture of Buddha’s own land, Bihar. Right from the beginning, I Grew up with real images of Melas, Ramleelas, Bahuripiyas, incredible rituals, strong religious milieu and the vibrant Mithila Art. Natural calamities like flood and drought gifted unforgettable images. Changing seasons of rural life on the bank of river Ganga matured into a sense of poetry and language. Wonder years passed chasing steam trains that passed through the fields of my native village. Listening to radio programs made for defense personals was my only window to the outside world. With such a treasure of inspirational experiences a story teller evolved. I am a practicing film maker in Bombay today.

On the name of religion dozens of Hindu hermits in saffron robes angrily burned the CDs and posters of 'Strings'.

Hindu hermits burn the effigy of Sanjay Jha, the director of Bollywood film Strings, during a protest in Allahabad, India, Monday, July 17, 2006.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

This is the poem published in 1969 by National Poet Baba Nagarjuna.I have used these lines as metaphors and images in form of music in my film 'Strings-bound by faith'. Presently suffering SUPER-CENSORSHIP by Sadhus of Allahabad and fighting over an P.I.L at High Court, Allahabad.Film is Censored by Central Board Of Film Certification,Goverenment Of India.Music is composed by Zubeen Garg.You can enjoy the Poem on-line here.

मंत्र कविता / नागार्जुन

ॐ श‌ब्द ही ब्रह्म है..

ॐ श‌ब्द्, और श‌ब्द, और श‌ब्द, और श‌ब्द

ॐ प्रण‌व‌, ॐ न‌ाद, ॐ मुद्रायें

ॐ व‌क्तव्य‌, ॐ उद‌ग‌ार्, ॐ घोष‌णाएं

ॐ भ‌ाष‌ण‌...

ॐ प्रव‌च‌न‌...

ॐ हुंक‌ार, ॐ फ‌टक‌ार्, ॐ शीत्क‌ार

ॐ फुस‌फुस‌, ॐ फुत्क‌ार, ॐ चीत्क‌ार

ॐ आस्फ‌ाल‌न‌, ॐ इंगित, ॐ इश‌ारे

ॐ न‌ारे, और न‌ारे, और न‌ारे, और न‌ारे

ॐ स‌ब कुछ, स‌ब कुछ, स‌ब कुछ

ॐ कुछ न‌हीं, कुछ न‌हीं, कुछ न‌हीं

ॐ प‌त्थ‌र प‌र की दूब, ख‌रगोश के सींग

ॐ न‌म‌क-तेल-ह‌ल्दी-जीरा-हींग

ॐ मूस की लेड़ी, क‌नेर के प‌ात

ॐ ड‌ाय‌न की चीख‌, औघ‌ड़ की अट‌प‌ट ब‌ात

ॐ कोय‌ल‌ा-इस्प‌ात-पेट्रोल‌

ॐ ह‌मी ह‌म ठोस‌, ब‌ाकी स‌ब फूटे ढोल‌

ॐ इद‌म‌ान्नं, इम‌ा आपः इद‌म‌ज्य‌ं, इद‌ं ह‌विः

ॐ य‌ज‌म‌ान‌, ॐ पुरोहित, ॐ राज‌ा, ॐ क‌विः

ॐ क्रांतिः क्रांतिः स‌र्व‌ग्व‌ं क्रांतिः

ॐ श‌ांतिः श‌ांतिः श‌ांतिः स‌र्व‌ग्व‌ं श‌ांतिः

ॐ भ्रांतिः भ्रांतिः भ्रांतिः स‌र्व‌ग्व‌ं भ्रांतिः

ॐ ब‌च‌ाओ ब‌च‌ाओ ब‌च‌ाओ ब‌च‌ाओ

ॐ ह‌ट‌ाओ ह‌ट‌ाओ ह‌ट‌ाओ ह‌ट‌ाओ

ॐ घेराओ घेराओ घेराओ घेराओ

ॐ निभ‌ाओ निभ‌ाओ निभ‌ाओ निभ‌ाओ

ॐ द‌लों में एक द‌ल अप‌न‌ा द‌ल, ॐ

ॐ अंगीक‌रण, शुद्धीक‌रण, राष्ट्रीक‌रण

ॐ मुष्टीक‌रण, तुष्टिक‌रण‌, पुष्टीक‌रण

ॐ ऎत‌राज़‌, आक्षेप, अनुश‌ास‌न

ॐ ग‌द्दी प‌र आज‌न्म व‌ज्रास‌न

ॐ ट्रिब्यून‌ल‌, ॐ आश्व‌ास‌न

ॐ गुट‌निरपेक्ष, स‌त्त‌ास‌ापेक्ष जोड़‌-तोड़‌

ॐ छ‌ल‌-छ‌ंद‌, ॐ मिथ्य‌ा, ॐ होड़‌म‌होड़

ॐ ब‌क‌व‌ास‌, ॐ उद‌घ‌ाट‌न‌

ॐ म‌ारण मोह‌न उच्च‌ाट‌न‌

ॐ क‌ाली क‌ाली क‌ाली म‌ह‌ाक‌ाली म‌ह‌ाक‌ाली

ॐ म‌ार म‌ार म‌ार व‌ार न ज‌ाय ख‌ाली

ॐ अप‌नी खुश‌ह‌ाली

ॐ दुश्म‌नों की प‌ाम‌ाली

ॐ म‌ार, म‌ार, म‌ार, म‌ार, म‌ार, म‌ार, म‌ार

ॐ अपोजीश‌न के मुंड ब‌ने तेरे ग‌ले क‌ा ह‌ार

ॐ ऎं ह्रीं क्लीं हूं आङ

ॐ ह‌म च‌ब‌ायेंगे तिल‌क और ग‌ाँधी की ट‌ाँग

ॐ बूढे़ की आँख, छोक‌री क‌ा क‌ाज‌ल

ॐ तुल‌सीद‌ल, बिल्व‌प‌त्र, च‌न्द‌न, रोली, अक्ष‌त, ग‌ंग‌ाज‌ल

ॐ शेर के द‌ाँत, भ‌ालू के न‌ाखून‌, म‌र्क‌ट क‌ा फोत‌ा

ॐ ह‌मेश‌ा ह‌मेश‌ा राज क‌रेग‌ा मेरा पोत‌ा

ॐ छूः छूः फूः फूः फ‌ट फिट फुट

ॐ श‌त्रुओं की छ‌ाती अर लोह‌ा कुट

ॐ भैरों, भैरों, भैरों, ॐ ब‌ज‌रंग‌ब‌ली

ॐ ब‌ंदूक क‌ा टोट‌ा, पिस्तौल की न‌ली

ॐ डॉल‌र, ॐ रूब‌ल, ॐ प‌ाउंड

ॐ स‌ाउंड, ॐ स‌ाउंड, ॐ स‌ाउंड

ॐ ॐ ॐ

ॐ ध‌रती, ध‌रती, ध‌रती, व्योम‌, व्योम‌, व्योम‌, व्योम‌

ॐ अष्ट‌ध‌ातुओं के ईंटो के भ‌ट्टे

ॐ म‌ह‌ाम‌हिम, म‌हम‌हो उल्लू के प‌ट्ठे

ॐ दुर्ग‌ा, दुर्ग‌ा, दुर्ग‌ा, त‌ारा, त‌ारा, त‌ारा

ॐ इसी पेट के अन्द‌र स‌म‌ा ज‌ाय स‌र्व‌ह‌ारा

ह‌रिः ॐ त‌त्स‌त, ह‌रिः ॐ त‌त्स‌त‌

[रचनाकार:नागार्जुन - 1969]



Blogger chandan said...

Sanjay Ji,

This song 'Om Mantra' is brought alive by you and ur team. I had read this poem way back & maybe understood the satire and the context. But listening to it brings out a new dimension of this awesome poem..that of defiance; that of 'in ur face' attitude..not cowering down..speaking ur mind. Its a tribute to Baba Nagarjun, wished he had heard this when he was around. Possibly would have said "Neek..bud namman" (Good...very nice).

Thanks a ton:)

8:45 AM  
Blogger Bikas Mishra said...

Hi sanjay...
accept my warmest regards..i can't tell you how exhilarated i feel every time i hear baba's immortal words. though i don't know when i'll have the luck to watch the movie....would be great if could write me back. my mail moveye [at] gmail [dot] com.
looking forward to hear from you.

2:18 PM  
Blogger lucid_dream said...

dear sanjay,
i have heard this poem among many others from a very dear friend who knew baba nagarjuna personally -- in return for my reciting poems from south indian poets of the same caliber.

It moves me very much to read what you have had to go through in making this film. i wish i had known about this while it was happening, I could perhaps have helped by mobilizing some support from Indians in the US.

I will try and be more alert hereafter.


12:04 PM  
Blogger Drama Div@ said...

where were you when i went to mumbai?

7:50 AM  
Blogger Sanjeet Tripathi said...

फ़िल्म तो देखी नही मैने पर अगर मेरे आसपास उपलब्ध हो सकी तो अब ज़रुर देखना चाहूंगा!!

जिस तरह से आपने बाबा नागार्जुन की कविता को संगीतबद्ध कर के अपनी फ़िल्म मे प्रयोग किया है वह वाकई एक बहुत बढ़िया प्रयास है !!

बधाई व शुभकामनाएं

3:08 AM  

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