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भोजपुरी भाषा – 1 [उत्पत्ति एवं इतिहास]

Posted on December 30, 2010 by Vidur [ Kamal Nayan Chaturvedi ] विदुर [कमल नयन चतुर्वेदी] द्वारा 30 दिसंबर, 2010 पर पोस्ट
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Bhojpuri is a language spoken in parts of north-central and eastern India . भोजपुरी उत्तर मध्य और पूर्वी भागों में बोली जाने वाली भाषा है भारत . It is spoken in the western part of state of Bihar , the northwestern part of Jharkhand , and the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh (UP), as well as adjoining parts of the Nepal Terai . के राज्य के पश्चिमी भाग में बोली जाती है के पश्चिमोत्तर भाग झारखंड , बिहार , और पूर्वांचल की उत्तर प्रदेश (उत्तर प्रदेश), के रूप में अच्छी तरह के आसपास के भागों नेपाल के तराई क्षेत्र . Bhojpuri is also spoken in Guyana , Suriname , Fiji , Trinidad and Tobago and Mauritius . भोजपुरी भी गुयाना , सूरीनाम , फिजी , त्रिनिडाड और टोबैगो और मॉरीशस में बोली जाती है . The variant of Bhojpuri of the Surinamese Hindustanis is also referred to as Sarnami Hindi or just Sarnami and has experienced considerable Creole and Dutch lexical influence. सूरीनाम Hindustanis की भोजपुरी के संस्करण के रूप में भी संदर्भित किया जाता है Sarnami हिन्दी या बस Sarnami के और काफी अनुभवी क्रियोल और डच कोष प्रभाव. More Indians in Suriname know Bhojpuri compared to Guyana and Trinidad where the language is largely forgotten. सूरीनाम में भारतीयों गुयाना और त्रिनिदाद जहां भाषा काफी हद तक भूल गया है की तुलना में भोजपुरी जानते हैं.

Distribution of Hindi languages.Image via Wikipedia – Hindi Speaking Regions छवि विकिपीडिया के माध्यम से हिन्दी भाषी क्षेत्रों

Bhojpuri is part of the Eastern-Hindi or Bengali continuum of languages which once extended from Assam and Bengal to Benaras. भोजपुरी का हिस्सा है हिंदी – पूर्वी या बंगाली भाषा है जो एक बार से बढ़ा सातत्य असम और बंगाल बनारस है. While the rest of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh slowly adopted the new Hindi standard (Khadi Boli), the language remained strong in the areas between Patna and Benaras . हालांकि बिहार और उत्तर प्रदेश की बाकी धीरे – धीरे नई हिन्दी मानक (खादी बोली) को अपनाया, भाषा के बीच क्षेत्रों में मजबूत बनी पटना और बनारस .

Hindi proper, as outlined in this description.Image via Wikipedia – Basic Hindi Speaking Regions विकिपीडिया के माध्यम से छवि – मूल हिन्दी भाषी क्षेत्रों

Bhojpuri and several closely related languages, including Maithili and Magadhi , are together known as the Bihari languages . भोजपुरी और एक साथ सहित कई निकट से संबंधित भाषा, मैथिली और Magadhi , बिहारी भाषाओं के रूप में जाना जाता है . They are part of the Eastern Zone group of Indo-Aryan languages which includes Bengali and Oriya . वे के पूर्वी क्षेत्र समूह का हिस्सा हैं जो भारत – आर्य भाषाओं शामिल हैं बंगाली और उड़िया .

Genealogically, Bengali belongs to the group o...Image via Wikipedia – Regions of Indo-Aryan Languages विकिपीडिया के माध्यम से छवि इंडो – आर्यन भाषाओं के क्षेत्र

The scholar, polymath and polyglot Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan wrote some works in Bhojpuri . विद्वान, बहुज्ञ (व्यक्ति) और बहुभाषिक ग्रंथ Mahapandit राहुल संकृत्यायन में कुछ काम करता है लिखा है भोजपुरी . Other eminent writers include Viveki Rai . अन्य प्रख्यात लेखकों में शामिल हैं Viveki राय . The number of Bhojpuri writers is small compared to the number of speakers. भोजपुरी लेखकों की संख्या बोलने वालों की संख्या की तुलना में छोटा है. Some other notable Bhojpuri personalities are legendary freedom fighter Swami Sahajanand Saraswati , first president of India Rajendra Prasad , Manoj Bajpai , and former Indian prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri , Chandra Shekhar . Bihar Kokila Padma Shri Sharda Sinha is a famous Bhojpuri folk singer. कुछ अन्य उल्लेखनीय भोजपुरी व्यक्तित्व महान स्वतंत्रता सेनानी स्वामी सहजानंद सरस्वती , भारत के पहले राष्ट्रपति राजेंद्र प्रसाद , मनोज बाजपेयी , और पूर्व भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री लाल बहादुर शास्त्री , चंद्रशेखर बिहार. कोकिला पद्मश्री शारदा सिन्हा एक प्रसिद्ध भोजपुरी लोक गायक है.

Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan (Greatest Indian...Image via Wikipedia – Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan विकिपीडिया के माध्यम से छवि Mahapandit राहुल संकृत्यायन

Number of speakers बोलने वालों की संख्या

Map of South AmericaImage via Wikipedia – Map of South America विकिपीडिया के माध्यम से छवि – दक्षिण अमेरिका के मानचित्र

According to an article published in Times of India , a total of 150 million people in India speak Bhojpuri. टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया में प्रकाशित एक लेख के अनुसार , भारत में 150 मिलियन लोगों की कुल भोजपुरी बोलते हैं. An estimated 70 million people in Uttar Pradesh and 80 million people in Bihar speak Bhojpuri as their first or second language. अपनी पहली या दूसरी भाषा के रूप में एक अनुमान के अनुसार 70 लाख लोग उत्तर प्रदेश में 80 लाख लोगों को बिहार में भोजपुरी बोलते हैं. There are 6 million Bhojpuri speakers living outside of Bihar and Purvanchal. 6 मिलियन भोजपुरी वक्ताओं बिहार और पूर्वांचल के बाहर रहने वाले हैं. These areas include Nepal, especially Birgunj , Mauritius , Fiji , Suriname , Guyana , Uganda , Singapore , Trinidad & Tobago , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Great Britain , Canada and the United States . इन क्षेत्रों में नेपाल, विशेष रूप से शामिल Birgunj , मॉरीशस , फिजी , सूरीनाम , गुयाना , युगांडा , सिंगापुर , त्रिनिदाद एवं टोबैगो , सेंट विन्सेंट और ग्रेनेजियन्स , ग्रेट ब्रिटेन , कनाडा और संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका . This makes the total Bhojpuri speaking population in the world close to 90 million. यह दुनिया में 90 लाख के करीब कुल भोजपुरी बोल जनसंख्या बनाता है. However, the official figures of the 2001 Indian Census are much lower, showing 33 million speakers of the Bhojpuri dialect under the Hindi language sub-family. हालांकि, 2001 की भारतीय जनगणना के सरकारी आंकड़े बहुत कम हैं, उप परिवार के अंतर्गत हिंदी भाषा भोजपुरी बोली के 33 मिलियन वक्ताओं दिखा.

A map showing the distribution of Indo-Aryan l...Image via Wikipedia – Map of Indo-Aryan Languages इंडो – आर्यन भाषाओं का नक्शा – विकिपीडिया के द्वारा छवि

Bhojpuri dialects, varieties, and creoles are also spoken in various parts of the world, including Brazil , Fiji , Guyana , Mauritius , South Africa , Suriname , and Trinidad and Tobago . भोजपुरी बोलियों, किस्मों, और क्रेओलेस भी दुनिया के विभिन्न भागों में बात कर रहे हैं सहित, ब्राजील , फिजी , गुयाना , मॉरिशस , दक्षिण अफ्रीका , सूरीनाम , और त्रिनिदाद और टोबैगो . During the late 19th century and early 20th century, many colonizers faced labor shortages and were unable to obtain slaves from Africa due to the abolition of slavery; thus, they imported many Indians as indentured servants to labor on plantations. देर से 19 वीं सदी और जल्दी 20 वीं सदी के दौरान, कई उपनिवेशवादियों श्रम की कमी का सामना करना पड़ा और अफ्रीका से गुलामी की समाप्ति के कारण दास को प्राप्त करने में असमर्थ थे, इस प्रकार, वे कई भारतीयों आयात के रूप में वृक्षारोपण पर श्रम सेवकों अनुबंधित. Today, many Indians in the West Indies , Oceania , and South America still speak Bhojpuri as a native or second language. आज, कई भारतीय वेस्टइंडीज , ओशिनिया , और दक्षिण अमेरिका अभी भी एक देशी या दूसरी भाषा के रूप में भोजपुरी बोलते हैं.

Map of Central America, see https://www.cia.go...Image via Wikipedia – Map of Central America विकिपीडिया के माध्यम से छवि – मध्य अमेरिका के मानचित्र

The Bhojpuri language has been heavily influenced by other languages in many parts of the world. भोजपुरी भाषा भारी दुनिया के कई भागों में अन्य भाषाओं से प्रभावित किया गया है. Mauritian Bhojpuri includes many Creole and English words, while the language spoken in Trinidad and Tobago includes Caribbean and English words. मॉरीशस भोजपुरी कई Creole और अंग्रेजी शब्द शामिल हैं, जबकि त्रिनिदाद और टोबैगो में बोली जाने वाली भाषा कैरिबियन और अंग्रेजी शब्द शामिल है.

The Sunday Indian, Bhojpuri Association of India and Global Bhojpuri Movement has launched a worldwide movement for the Recognition, Promotion and Preservation of Bhojpuri Language, Art, Culture, Literature and society. रविवार भारतीय, भारत की भोजपुरी एसोसिएशन और विश्व भोजपुरी आंदोलन संवर्धन, मान्यता और भोजपुरी भाषा, कला, संस्कृति, साहित्य और समाज के संरक्षण के लिए दुनिया भर में एक आंदोलन शुरू किया है.

http://www.bhojpurimovement.ning.com http://www.bhojpuriindia.org. http://www.bhojpurimovement.ning.com http://www.bhojpuriindia.org. http://www.thesundayindian.com http://www.thesundayindian.com

[ This not my original writing. [यह मूल लेखन नहीं मेरी. Major portions of this blog are taken from various sources on the internet. इस ब्लॉग के प्रमुख अंश इंटरनेट पर विभिन्न स्रोतों से लिया जाता है. I am indebted and express my gratitude. मैं आभारी हूँ और मेरे आभार व्यक्त. This cut – paste was done for the readers , who are not net-savvy but they want to know about Bhojpuri and also for the future reference of myself. यह कट – पेस्ट पाठकों, जो शुद्ध सामान्य बुद्धि नहीं कर रहे हैं, लेकिन वे भी भोजपुरी के बारे में और खुद के भविष्य के संदर्भ के लिए जानना चाहता हूँ के लिए किया गया था. ] ]

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My Column ” Kal Aur Aaj ” in Bhojpuri City – [ 9 ]


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           MARCH 08 , 2012           01.15 A.M.

This is the 9th article of my Hindi column ” Kal Aur Aaj ” in Bhojpuri City . It is a Bhojpuri trade magazine being published from Mumbai every fortnight .

This article deals with the difficulties being  faced by the Bhojpuri film industry and the root causes of the Bhojpuri Film Industry‘s current woeful situation .

It is sad that Bhojpuri is spoken by almost 22 / 24 crore people living in various parts of the world still Bhojpuri film industry is yet to get its due respect .

 

English: Countries where Bhojpuri is spoken.

Countries Where Bhojpuri is Spoken

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My Column ” Kal Aur Aaj ” in Bhojpuri City – [ 8 ]


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           FEBRUARY 04 , 2012           00.15  A.M.

This is my 8th article for the fortnightly Hindi column , which I write in ” Bhojpuri City ” , a magazine being published from Mumbai .

This is a trade magazine , dedicated to the Bhojpuri film industry .

I was not able to write regularly but last time I promised to myself that I would be regular in future . So my 8th article comes close to my 7th article .

7th article came into the December 2nd issue of 2011 . 8th article is published in the latest , that is , February 1st issue of 2012 . There was one issue of January 2012 in between but the editor decided not to publish my article in that issue because of the crunch of space . So my promise to be regular stands fulfilled .

This article deals with the sad state of affair in the Bhojpuri film industry , which is plagued with mediocrity .

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Vidur’s Film Diary – December 2011


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA            JANUARY 03 , 2012          11.30 A.M.

This is the 32nd edition of my film diary . Last month of 2011 , last edition of my diary is completing its journey with this post .

Yash Raj Films started their new venture YRF Entertainment for making movies in Hollywood . Uday Chopra heads the new division as CEO and their first venture ” The Longest Week “ was on floors when I started writing this diary .  And as I am posting it , ” The Longest Week “ is complete and post production is going on .

Some relevant tweets of Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta will illustrate the current trends of the industry .

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 #TheDirtyPicture Fri 9.54 cr, Sat 10.78 cr, Sun 12.38 cr, Mon 5.5 cr + [estimates]. Total: approx Rs 38.5 cr nett.
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#TheDirtyPicture collects 52.5 cr nett in Wk 1. Fri 9.54 cr, Sat 10.78 cr, Sun 12.38 cr, Mon 5.72 cr, Tue 6.21 cr, Wed 4.4 cr, Thu 3.5 cr.
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#DesiBoyz fell sharply in Wk 2. Theatrical business is below average. Makers may recover investment from theatrical & non-theatrical avenues
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#LadiesVsRickyBahl: Appeals in parts. Starts well. Ends well. It’s the in between that’s plain ordinary http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/542222
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#LadiesVsRickyBahl collected approx Rs 16.54 cr nett in its first three days. Breakup:- Fri 4.74 cr, Sat 5.59 cr, Sun 6.21 cr.
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#TheDirtyPicture collects Rs 11 cr nett in Wknd 2. Fri 3.2 cr, Sat 3.3 cr, Sun 4.5 cr. The 10-day total is Rs 63.5 cr nett. Super Hit.
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#LadiesVsRickyBahl *actuals* Fri 4.74 cr, Sat 5.59 cr, Sun 6.21 cr, Mon 2.52 cr. Total: Rs 19.06 cr nett.
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#LadiesVsRickyBahl *actuals* Fri 4.74 cr, Sat 5.59 cr, Sun 6.21 cr, Mon 2.52 cr, Tue 2.30 cr, Wed 1.96 cr. Total: Rs 23.32 cr nett. Steady.
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B.O. Update: New releases open to dull houses http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/update/id/257/date/2011-12-17
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#Don2 fetches solid, superb start.
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#Don2 – India – Saturday trends: Multiplexes have contributed maximum. But B & C centres as well as single screens have shown a decline.
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#Don2: While the film has fared exceptionally well at multiplexes, the business at single screens and B & C centres is way below the mark.
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#Don2 – India – Sunday – actuals: Hindi – 17.54 cr, Tamil – 26 lacs, Telugu – 33 lacs. Total: 18.13 cr. Fri + Sat + Sun: Rs 48.83 cr nett.
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#Don2 exceptional at plexes, below the mark at single screens, B & C centres. Biz at plexes compensated for lack of biz at smaller centres.
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#TheDirtyPicture is a Blockbuster, given its cost on one hand and returns on investment on the other. One of the biggest grossers of 2011.
Komal Nahta
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YE STUPID PYAR is a poor show and will meet with a matching fate at the ticket windows. Review: http://bit.ly/rEbQix
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LANKA lacks the entertainment value & promotion to make a mark at the box-office. Review: bit.ly/tH5LVh
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LADIES VS RICKY BAHL: Fair entertainer which’ll fetch returns; it neither charms greatly nor cons d audience. Review: koimoi.com/reviews/ladies…
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LADIES VS RICKY BAHL makes Rs. 16.75 crore in 1st weekend. Collections have dropped from Monday. Box-office report: http://bit.ly/rSIB7
Komal Nahta
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DON 2 box-office opening report: koimoi.com/box-office/don…
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DON 2 makes Rs. 49 crore (approx. all-India net collection) over 1st weekend. Report: http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/shah-rukh-khan-s-don-2-nets-rs-49-cr-over-weekend/
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DON 2 nets Rs. 8 cr on Monday; 4-day total Rs. 57 cr. Box-office report: http://bit.ly/vJrnoi

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Obituary :

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Dev Anand :

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How can you squeeze and fit in an era into a paragraph  ? I have written and posted a separate blog about him . Here is the link :

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Incredible DEV ANAND SAHAB : The Immortal Mortal http://wp.me
Two other blogs , written earlier about him , are also there in the archives :
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My First blog about Dev Saheb : 60 Years Of Navketan & Some More Years Of Mr. Dev Anand wp.me/ptyXI-6v via @wordpressdotcom
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My second blog about Dev Saheb : Meeting Mr. Dev Anand http://wp.me/ptyXI-AS via @wordpressdotcom

Satyadev Dubey :

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On December 25 , 2011 , when the world was celebrating Christmas , Pandit Satyadev Dubey breathed his last in a Mumbai hospital .

He was a giant of theatre world and I have many fond memories of him . I have posted a blog about him . Here is the link :

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Curtain Call for Pandit Satyadev Dubey http://wp.me/ptyXI-1ug

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – December 02

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1 – The Dirty Picture ……………………………………… Emraan Hashmi

………………………………………………………………….. Shekhar Ravjiyani

2 – I Am Singh ………………………………………………. Tulip Joshi

Second Week – December 09

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1 – Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl ………………………………… Aditi Sharma

………………………………………………………………….. Ashish Singh

2 – Lanka ………………………………………………………x

3 – Ye Stupid Pyar ………………………………………….x

Third Week – December 16

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1 – Jo Hum Chahein …………………………………………. x

2 – Pappu Can’t Dance Saala ………………………………. x

3 – Faraar ………………………………………………………. x

Fourth Week – December 23

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1 – Don 2 …………………………………………………………. Priyanka Chopra

……………………………………………………………………… Kunal Kapoor

……………………………………………………………………… Hritik Roshan

2 – Don Ke Baad Kaun ? ……………………………………… Jeetu Verma

Fifth Week – December 30

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1 – Kya Yahi Sach Hai ………………………………………..  Ashok Beniwal

In total ………………… 11 ………….. films got released this month . In total ………….. 10 …………….. students trained by me were there in …………… 6 …………… films . Out of these ………….. 10 …………….. students ; Shekhar Ravjiyani is music director and Ashish Singh is executive producer . Rest ……….. 8 ………….. students are actors .

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Bhojpuri : Swati Verma is essaying an important role in ” Main Nagin Tu Nagina ” .

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T. V. Trivia & Me :

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1 – Rohit Khurana makes comeback to ” Uttaran “ . a show on Colors TV .

2 – Ankita Bhargava is essaying an important role in ” Parichaya “ on Colors TV .

3 – Jai Kalra is playing an important role in ” Bade Achhe Lagte Hain “ on Sony TV .

4 – Eva Grover is playing an important role in ” Bade Achhe Lagte Hain “ on Sony TV .

5 – Ayaz Khan is playing an important role in ” Parichaya “ on Colors TV .

In total ………  5 ………….. students working in ………… 3 ………….. serials on various channels .

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My Column ” Kal Aur Aaj ” in Bhojpuri City – [ 7 ]


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           DECEMBER 29 , 2011           12.30 P.M.

This is the 7th article in Bhojpuri City , a fortnightly Bhojpuri trade magazine , which carries my column .

My 6th article was published in the September 1st issue of the said magazine . That was delayed by two and half months .

I promised that in future I would be regular . But again I went for the pilgrimage of South India and this article comes after almost three months . It’s definitely not a good sign for a budding columnist .

English: Political Map of South India, with ca...

Position of 5 South Indian States in The Map of India

This is  very short article about the topics on which current Bhojpuri films are being made . Films of various other Indian languages are moving ahead . They are experimenting with technique and format but Bhojpuri films are stuck in the same clichéd groove . This article concentrates on that .

I promise that I would be regular in future . If a fortnightly column come after 2 / 3 months , it definitely diminishes the purpose . There are various Bhojpuri speaking nations in the world . Bhojpuri speaking people are almost 24 crores in numbers . Through this column I want to reach Bhojpuri speaking diaspora . So I have to be regular .

English: Countries where Bhojpuri is spoken.

Map of Bhojpuri Speaking Nations

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Incredible DEV ANAND SAHAB : The Immortal Mortal


With Dev Anand in His Office

With DEV ANAND SAHAB in HIS Office

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA            DECEMBER 07 , 2011           10.30 P.M.

On December 04 , 2011 , I woke up as usual in the morning imagining a lazy Sunday and as per my habit picked up my BlackBerry to check BBM messages . I opened the page and got a shock of my life , which I won’t be able to forget ever . There was a posting by Mr. Arsh Jaikrishan :

” THE EVERGREEN HERO OF THE FILM INDUSTRY PASSES AWAY , WE LOSE DEV ANAND JI TO A HEART ATTACK IN LONDON , IN THE EARLY HOURS , RIP DEV SAAB , THANK YOU FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL CINEMA , ZEST & ENTHUSIASM , GOD BLESS ! “

I was shocked beyond belief . I conveyed this message to my wife and she almost shrieked in dismay . I rushed to my TV set and saw the news . I kept on changing channels in hope that may be some will say that the news of the sad demise of  DEV ANAND SAHAB is not true . But ……… alas !

For me DEV ANAND SAHAB was immortal . I thought that he will always be there in this world . At least I will be watching HIM throughout my life . Anyhow HE will outlive me . It was a belief . I won’t be able to give any reason for my belief but the thought of the immortality of DEV ANAND SAHAB was ingrained in my psyche .

So when I knew that HE was in London for medical check up , it was beyond comprehension .

DEV ANAND and hospitals , don’t sink in the psyche .

DEV ANAND and doctors , don’t go together in mind .

DEV ANAND and illness , don’t go together .

DEV ANAND and death , don’t and can’t co – exist .

Even incapacitated and bed – ridden DEV ANAND is beyond imagination . This image doesn’t exist in the galaxy .

So news of his demise is still not sinking in . I am feeling , even today , that HE just vanished from this earth and may be making motion pictures in some far away galaxy .

I met HIM in his office last year on December 20 , 2010 . I was planning to launch my son in a Bhojpuri Movie ” Aber ” , and I wanted DEV ANAND SAHAB to give clap for the Muhurat shot . I requested Mr. Ali Peter John to introduce me to DEV SAHAB .It is honour that HE agreed to meet me .

Watching television coverage all day long , I was ushered to the world of DEV ANAND SAHAB and some sepia toned memories of my childhood rushed to the firmament of my being . ” Dushman ” [ 1957 ] was the first film , which I saw in the Vijay Talkies of Deoria , my home town . After that I watched almost all his films till ” Hum Naujawan ” [ 1986 ] . And after that I lost track of His films but certainly not HIS personality or life .

It has become a habit among some section of movie going public to make fun of his later – year movies . I would like to give few facts :

1 – AS AN ACTOR : [ 65 years – 113 Films  = ” Hum Ek Hain ” [ 1946 ] to ” Chargesheet ” [ 2011 ]   Survive / Exist in the world of cinema for 65 years  and then talk .

2 – AS A PRODUCER : [ 61 years – 31 Films = ” Afsar ” [ 1950 ] to ” Chargesheet ” [ 2011 ]  Survive Exist in the world of cinema for 61 years  and then talk .

3 – AS A DIRECTOR : [ 41 years – 19 Films  = ” Prem Pujari ” [ 1970 ] to ” Chargesheet ” [ 2011 ] Survive / Exist in the world of cinema for 41 years   and then talk .

4 – AS A WRITER : Write your autobiography at the age of  84 years , and that too with pen and paper ; neither dictating it to your secretary , nor typing on the computer , and then talk . AndRomancing With Life is a voluminous book , and it got released by the Prime Minister of India Dr . Manmohan Singh .

5 – AS AN AGING STAR : [ 22 years – 10 Flop Films ]  Survive / Exist in the slippery world of films without a single hit and that too without fading into oblivion for 22 years .  ” Lashkar ” [ 1989 ] was his last hit , and then talk .

If you can equal even one of the above mentioned startling data , only then you have the right to talk about DEV ANAND SAHAB . And if you can’t achieve any one of the above mentioned facts or even dream of doing anything similar , then keep your mouth shut , bow your head and pay obeisance .

It is not for nothing that within 3 days of HIS death , there are 13,894 articles about HIM in the media . It is a record and shows his relevance and importance .

I will always cherish the memory of meeting HIM .I am sharing few facts , which I never said before :

I wanted to touch HIS feet and sought his permission . HE said looking direct into my eyes , ” There is no need . You want to give me respect by touching my feet but I can see that respect in your eyes .”

I gave him brochure of the institute and the booklet , which I have written about diction . HE browsed through and said , ” You are doing great work sir . Keep on doing it . God bless ! ”

When I sought his blessings for my project , he said , ” Keep on working and remember , your dreams should be longer than your memories . Never let your memories be longer than your dreams .”

I will never ever forget his parting words , ” If ever I meet God , I will ask him why didn’t you make man an immortal being ? Were you afraid that immortal human beings can take your place ?  I long for immortality . ”

I left his office with Mr. Ali Peter John , who took me there , hoping that I might meet him soon . But my film project got delayed and I couldn’t meet HIM .

And now I won’t be able to meet him ever .

Evergreen Romantic Star , indefatigable , indomitable , inimitable , Padma Bhushan DEV ANAND SAHAB passed away in his sleep at the young age of 88 in London .

It is customary to say REST IN PEACE . But ……..

DEV ANAND and rest are antonyms .

So I end up saying – keep on making motion pictures in another world SIR . I will definitely meet you there .

With DEV ANAND SAHAB in HIS Office

In my formative years ,  my family was my epicentre . Apart from family , world of motion pictures was my second universe . That world was adorned by a beautiful canopy . For me that canopy is Ashok Kumar . That beautiful , magnificent canopy was supported by four enormously magnificent and gigantic pillars . Name of those pillars are ; tragedy king Dilip Kumar , evergreen romantic DEV ANAND , show – man Raj Kapoor and rebel star Shammi Kapoor . Once upon a time , not very long ago this canopy stood graciously with the support of these gigantic pillars . Sitting under the canopy , in the vicinity of four gigantic pillars , I was serenaded by the soothing voice of a nightingale , known as Lata Mangeshkar .

Apart from my family , this was my another world . The canopy is long gone . Two pillars ; Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor have also crumbled . With the death of DEV ANAND SAHAB , one more pillar succumbed to the vagaries of nature . Now the solitary pillar remains in the form of Dilip Kumar . And yes , the soothing voice of Lata Mangeshkar still serenades me .

But alas , like my family , my other world has also shrunk beyond recognition . I am shattered . I am numb . I am disheartened .

But if you are a fan of DEV ANAND , you have to move on .

Without you there is no light in my life DEV SAHAB .

But I promise to carry on , just like you .

Thanks a lot DEV SAHAB , thanks for teaching me life .

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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I had written two blogs about DEV ANAND SAHAB earlier . Re – posting them here from my archives :

1 – My First blog about DEV SAHAB :

60 Years Of Navketan & Some More Years Of Mr. Dev Anand wp.me/ptyXI-6v via@wordpressdotcom
2 – My second blog about DEV SAHAB :
Meeting Mr. Dev Anandwp.me/ptyXI-AS via @wordpressdotcom

My Column ” Kal Aur Aaj ” in Bhojpuri City – [ 6 ]


 

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA            SEPTEMBER 10, 2011                 11 . 55 P. M.

This is the 6th article of my Hindi column ” Kal Aur Aaj ” . It comes in Bhojpuri City , a fortnightly Bhojpuri film trade magazine published from Mumbai .

Though I intend to write one article for my column every fortnight but this time there was a gap of almost two and half months. My last , 5th article was published in the May 1st issue of Bhojpuri City and now this 6th article comes in the September 1st issue. This , regretfully , happened because of my incessant travels and recent illness of my wife.

This article is about the pitiable and woefully pathetic condition of the various famous and legendary film studios of Mumbai.

I am reproducing here the cover page of the current issue of Bhojpuri City and 3 pages of the article. This is my longest article till date .

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