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Sea Side Beauty – Suhane Geet

Seeing the water has a calming effect on most people – when you are most stressed out, all you need is, spend sometime on a beach. Hearing the splashing waves, you loose yourself in nature’s beauty which abounds around you in the sand, the sea and the sky. At such a time, you realize that […]

Seeing the water has a calming effect on most people – when you are most stressed out, all you need is, spend sometime on a beach. Hearing the splashing waves, you loose yourself in nature’s beauty which abounds around you in the sand, the sea and the sky. At such a time, you realize that there is so much of beauty in the world that it can’t be that bad a place and you return to reality after a brief indulgence in ecstasy.

Sadly, sitting on a quiet beach is not possible for us everyday. At such a time, the best thing to do is to feel such a scenario thorough films or music that reminds us about the sea.

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“Saagar Kinaare…” from the film Saagar is one such song – it calms you down and takes you to a better place. Lost in the soothing tones, you can practically smell the beach and hear the waves. No wonder that the film did so well – getting as many as 4 awards. The movie is set on the beach itself and revolves around the lives of the fisher folk of a tiny village. Dimple Kapadia, who plays the main lead, is a normal girl who enjoys life. She has a best friend, played by Kamal Hasan, who is secretly in love with her. Her whole world turns around when the grandson of a shipping tycoon, Rishi Kapoor, comes there and they both fall madly in love with each other. Society, class and turbulent relations between the fisher folk and the tycoon see to it that they can’t be together. A moving movie by Ramesh Sippy.

Of all the great songs in the movie, and it does have many, Saagar Kinaare is riveting because of the great location and sheer beauty in each aspect of the song. Very simple, it shows Dimple and Rishi spending a passionate and romantic day together at the beach. The music, originally done by R.D. Burman bears mark of his genius and mesmerizes us with its simplicity. It bears in mind the beautiful beach and all the instruments used seem to be in sync with the surroundings – they just blend into the song.

The lyrics too bear the mark of simplicity, but are so sincere that it makes your heart pound and your mind relax. The different stanzas speak about the love that the two of them feel for each other. Amazing metaphors and similes have been used for this purpose. By the time the song is over, you actually feel the love between the two.

When everything is so perfect, how could the singers be any different? Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar have done such wonderful justice to this song, its too perfect for words. The sheer melody that flows through their notes takes you by chance and transports you to another perfect world.

The song would not have been the same without the lead pair. Coming on screen with the same magic and chemistry that they shared in their super hit debut Bobby, they create sparks. Dimple Kapadia has never looked so beautiful and still remains unparalleled on that front with Saagar in her hands.

All in all, when you feel you need to charge your batteries up after a very difficult day, this is the best that you could go for. A couple of minutes and you are fantasizing about a spectacular beach with you on it.

3 Responses to “Sea Side Beauty – Suhane Geet”

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    A Singh Says:

    Indeed “Sagaar” was a great film in the mid 80s. RDB’s use of all singers was excellent. Of course apart from KK and Lata how can be miss out SP Bala Subranium. The 2 solos and a duet with KK were great. All picturized on Kamal Hasan. “Sagaar” is a land mark as far as RDB’s career is concern. The love triangle was very well handled by Ramesh Sippy. Kamal Hassan’s acting can make any one emotional and deeply involved in the film.

    No doubts even if one sees this film even today after more than 20 years of its release, still it will give the same healing touch. KK and RDB who are no more will us, their presence can be felt through “Sagaar”.

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    shashank chickermane Says:

    Great article about the feature of sagar means beach or anythng. But the film was great and superb, featuring rishi, kamal hassan and dimple. the songs was superb another song was there between rishi and kamal, the song was in a dance bar “O Yuhi gaate raho” by Kishore and S P Balsubramaniam. Fantastic songs composed by RDBuman, another song is “Chehra hai woh chand” by Kishorekumar solo to Rishi Kapoor by playing guitar. wah what a song that was.

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    vikas sharma Says:

    anybody please tell me from which movie is this song sung ny great kishore da
    “EK SAABJPARI MERE KHAWABO MAIN ATI HAI CHALI JATI HAI”
    PLEASE REPLY ME ON MY EMAIL ID WHICH IS – VK23_VICKY@REDIFFMAIL.COM.

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