Naunihaal(1967):Pain of India, after losing Pt. Nehru -27th May 1967! Shivaji born in 1627.





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Published on Aug 14, 2010

Raj Marbros
S.K. Prabhakar (dialogue)
Saawan Kumar Tak (story)

Sanjeev Kumar ... Rakesh
Balraj Sahni ... Principal
Indrani Mukherjee ... Uma
Harindranath Chattopadhyay ... Deranged male in Bombay
Jagdeep ... Kavi
Asit Sen ... School-teacher
Madhavi ... Kavita (as Madhvi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Master Babloo ... Raju / Bhikhu
Brahm Bhardwaj ... Rakesh's dad
Abhi Bhattacharya ... Kind-hearted Delhi resident
Gopal Raj Bhutani (as Gopal Bhutani)
Laxmi Chhaya ... Dancer / Singer
Manmohan ... Ustad Mansharam
Mehmood Jr. ... Biloo (as Master Junior Mehmood)
Jawaharlal Nehru ... Himself

"Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves."
"Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people."
"Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will."
- Pt. Nehru

The emotion of sadness of people of India which they had got from the death of Pt Nehru has been described very well in a 1967 Hindi film Naunihaal.
Can't recall the full story of the film, seen on DD long ago. All I can recall is the story of a child, facing many difficulties in life and he has a desire to meet Pt Nehru and somehow its arranged and Balraj Sahni has to take the child to Delhi.

Child is happy but after reaching Delhi Balraj Sahni listens the news of Pt Nehru's death. With his death Child's dream of meeting Chacha Nehru is shattered.

Film has used real footage of Nehru's funeral procession. With the golden voice of Mohd. Rafi singing, Meri Avaaj Suno, the memorable words of Kaifi Azmi, climax of this film has become very impressive. Climax has caught the sad feelings of a person/country facing the situations of being a newly orphaned one.

Kafi Azmi has given a handsome tribute to Nehru through this song.
Meri Aavaaz Suno, Pyaar Ke Raaz Suno
Maine Ek Phuul Jo Siine Pe Sajaa Rakhaa Tha
Usake Parade Main Tumhe Dil Se Lagaa Rakhha Tha
Tha Judaa Sabase Mere Ishq Ka Andaaz Suno
Zindagii Bhar Mujhe Nafarat Si Rahi Ashkon Se
Mere Khvaabon Ko Tum Ashkon Mein Dubote Kyon Ho
Jo Meri Tarah Jiyaa Karate Hain Kab Marate Hain
Thak Gayaa Huun Mujhe So Lene Do Rote Kyon Ho
So Ke Bhi Jaagate Hii Rahate Hain Jaanbaaz Suno ...
Meri Duniya Mein Na Purab Hai Na PashChim Koi
Saare Insaan Simat Aaye Khulii Baahon Mein
Kal Bhatakataa Tha Main Jin Rahon Main Tanhaa Tanhaa
Kaafile Kitane Mile Aaj Unhiin Rahon Main
Aur Sab Nikale Mere Hamadard Mere Hamaraz Suno ...
Naunihaal Aate Hain Arathii Ko Kinaare Kar Lo
Main Jahaan Tha Inhen Jaanaa Hai Vahaan Se Aage
Aasamaan Inakaa Zamiin Inakii Zamaanaa Inakaa
Hain Kai Inake Jahaan Mere Jahaan Se Aage
Inhen Kaliyaan Na Kaho Hain Ye Chamanasaaz Suno ...
Kyon Sanvarii Hai Ye Chandan Kii Chitaa Mere Liye
Main Koi Jism Nahiin Huun Ke Jalaaoge Mujhe
Raakh Ke Saath Bikhar Jaauungaa Main Duniya MeiN
Tum Jahaan Khaaoge Thokar Vahiin Paaoge Mujhe
Har Kadam Par Hai Naye Mod Ka Aagaaz Suno ...


After getting freedom, one meeting was organized to select the first General of Indian Army. Jawahar Lal Nehru was heading that meeting. Leaders and Army officers were discussing to whom this responsibility should be given. In between the discussion Nehru said, "I think we should appoint a British officer as a General of Indian Army as we don't have enough experience to lead the same." Everybody supported Nehru because if the PM was suggesting something, how can they interfere? But one of the army officers abruptly said, "I have one point, sir." Nehru said, "Yes, gentleman. You are free to speak." He said, "You see, sir, we don't have enough experience to lead a nation too, so shouldn't we appoint a British person as first PM of India?" The meeting hall was quiet. Then, Nehru said, "Are you ready to be the first General of Indian Army ?" He got the golden chance to accept it but he denied and said, "Sir, we have a very talented army officer, my senior Mr. Cariappa, who is the most deserving among us." The army officer who raised his voice against the PM was Lt. General Nathu Singh Rathore, the 1st Lt. General of the Indian Army.


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