I was reading an article on Patriotic songs in Telugu, by Budaraju Radhakrishna and stopped at his mention of “Kadam Kadam Badaye Ja”. Now, it was a real surprise. I thought it was written for the movie! (If you read my blog occasionally, you must have understood by now that I am talking about “Bose:The Forgotten Hero” by Shyam Benegal, Nth time!). It seems “Kadam kadam…” was one of the INA anthems, along with “Hum Dilli Dilli Jayenge”. While I still don’t know who wrote this song, Raaga.com decided that it was Javed Akhtar. Imagine Akhtar sab working with Netaji! 😉 I love that song. So, irrespective of the history and its mis-representation by raaga, I will continue listening to it 🙂
I found a somewhat informative article on rediff.com pages, on Bose’s songs and their origins.
(More gyaan from the link: “Ghoomparani…” is also an old Bengali lullaby :)..although the song in the film might not exactly be.)
Here, I also found this nice review on “this neglected gem”, as the reviewer calls the movie. Indeed!!
(Enough of Bose-ing for today!) Jai Hind! 😉