Suhane geet brings you – Lonely Hearts: Koi Hamdam Na Raha
In a sea full of twos, the lonely hearts stand alone. They have no choice but to give loneliness the name of solitude. No one is there to give their dark lives a ray of hope – something to look forward too. It is not necessary that someone has been alone since the beginning – […]
In a sea full of twos, the lonely hearts stand alone. They have no choice but to give loneliness the name of solitude. No one is there to give their dark lives a ray of hope – something to look forward too.
It is not necessary that someone has been alone since the beginning – this has a way of creeping up on you and ruining your blissful, thriving life in a matter of minutes. When this dark curtain descends, the show of life is brought to an inopportune intermission.
The movie Jhumroo shows how, in a minute, you can feel as if your world has ended. The protagonist of the film – Jhumroo, played by Kishore Kumar is a happy go lucky native who is very content with his life. He is always cheerful and spreads love wherever he goes. This love reaches Anjana – played by the beautiful Madhubala, and he finds that he is falling deeper and deeper in it with her. She too reciprocates his feelings and his life seems like it couldn’t be getting any better.
It couldn’t get better, but it got a lot worse. Anjana is from the upper class and is the daughter of a rich land owner, who also happens to be the villain of the film. As expected, he does not approve of the match and the sad suitor leaves, feeling betrayed and thoroughly disappointed.
At this point, he sings the song Koi Humdum Na Raha…anyone who has ever had their heart broken would immediately empathize with him because the emotions are so stark and raw – it hurts. An exemplary actor of the industry, he has also sung the song and maybe that’s why he has been able to emote so well. He sings about having no confidante and support in life – he feels utterly lonely. There is nothing but loneliness around him that threatens to engulf his life with darkness. In this darkness, he has no way of finding his goal, or a light because that very light has ceased to exist for him. He implores the hills and the trees to not laugh at his plight and mock him. He is lost in the woods and does not know where to go- is trudging along like a weary traveler with no place to be.
In this extremely heart rending song, we see Anjana burning to go to her lover. Even though she does not express her feelings in words like Jhumroo, her anguish and distress is quite evident and you end up feeling really sorry for the two of them – wishing that you could do something to help them. At some point, the film ceases to be just a film and urns into a manifestation of our own desires, fears and fights.
The connection that the two characters create in this song becomes a bond which attaches not only the two of them, but also includes us since we open our hearts and minds for these two lonely hearts – because at some point in life, we too have felt this helpless and forlorn.
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