Most of us remember the old video “Mile sur mera tumhara” promoting National integration in Doordarshan era. Just to refresh that following is the video from You tube.
Now the same song has been refurbished as “Phir mile sur mera tumhara” and released yesterday. However the new avatar is very very disappointing. Especially disappointment for those who appreciated the original version. New version is all about Bollywood. I really wonder how the makers ignored many imminent Indian personalities from different walks of life. No sports person gets cut. No one represents from art or literary. Not all regional languages included (including Gujarati which in previous version sung by Mallika Sarabhai “મળે સૂર જો તારો મારો, બને આપણો સૂર નિરાળો”). In new version, except Jaya bachchhan alll Bachchhans managed to get in. The worst part of the new video is Deepu i.e. Deepika Padukone showing her legs. Well, It seems like it is Bollywood skin show and not a song promoting national harmony. The new version of song is below :
Saying “Old is Gold.” is indeed true. Atleast for this song.