By Kamlesh Tripathi
KUTTE RD PE SOYAGA KUTTE KI MAUT MAREGA, ROAD GARIB KE BAAP KI NAHI HAI- I WAS HOMLESS YEAR NVR SLEPT ON ROAD
MILESTONE-MILLENNIUM DIALOGUE WRITTEN AND TWEETED BY- ABHIJEET BHATTACHARYA
On the big screen Bollywood vehemently fought for people who slept on pavements and roads of Mumbai, until Abhijeet Bhattacharya-playback singer spilled the beans. In fact some twenty to thirty years back when India was awakening Javed Akhtar and his likes would have written just converse to this dialogue and would have slanted it much in favour of the iconic Garib of India. And, many big Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra and Vinod Khanna to name a few owe a lot to the pavement dwellers of Mumbai and India for their iconic status and fan following in having acted as the revolutionary young garib naujawan of India. Bollywood too has revved up; thanks to the countless Garibs and slum dwellers, who even with their shoe string budgets never missed an opportunity to see Bollywood movies where they could identify themselves with these heroes. But, did Abhijeet Bhattacharya turn around the real face of today’s Bollywood? And so the lines are for him,
Bollywood, owes it to them,
But you showed it to them,
Yes, so now more sign ups and songs for I have backed Salman,
By calling garibs kutta?
For in this wood of woods—Bollywood it doesn’t matter,
For I need to thrive, not just survive,
And I have company in Farah
But won’t Amitabh of Coolie and Amitabh of Dewar weep?
Go ask him,
As I need heaps, as I wait for some more occasions to tweet.
And where are you going?
Back to the pavement,
Without, seeing the movie?
Yes because dogs not see movies.