Mile Sur Mera Tumhara
|"Ek Sur, or Mile Sur Mera Tumhara"|
|Single by Various|
|Released||15 August 1988|
|Producer||Aarti Gupta & Kailash Surendranath with Lok Seva Sanchar Parishad, India|
The concept for Mile Sur was developed in 1988 by Lok Seva Sanchar Parishad and promoted by Doordarshan (then India's sole TV broadcaster) and India's Ministry of Information. The song was composed by Ashok Patki, co-composed & arranged by Louis Banks, with lyrics by Piyush Pandey (then an Account Manager and presently the Executive Chairman and Creative Head of Ogilvy and Mather, India). The project was conceived and directed by Suresh Mullick (then all India Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather) and recorded by people from all walks of life, including a supergroup of Indian celebrities—musicians, sports persons, movie stars, etc.
The national integration video was intended to instill a sense of pride and promote unity amongst Indians, highlighting India's different linguistic communities and societies—India's unity in diversity, so to speak. Mile Sur was telecast for the first time on Independence Day 1988, after the telecast of the Prime Minister’s speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
It quickly captivated India, gaining and maintaining near-anthem status ever since.
Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Assamese, Oriya and Marathi. (Among the languages present, then in 1988, in the Eighth Schedule of the [Constitution of India]).
This list is partial list and not in order of appearance. Kamal Hassan, Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Tanvir Ashai, K. R. Vijaya, Revathi, Jeetendra, Waheeda Rehman, Hema Malini, Tanuja, Sharmila Tagore, Shabana Azmi, Deepa Sahi, Om Puri, Dina Pathak, Meenakshi Seshadri (Actors: Film and T.V.) Mallika Sarabhai (Dancer) Mario Miranda (Cartoonist) Mrinal Sen (Filmmaker) Sunil Gangopadhyay, Annadashankar Ray (Authors) Bhimsen Joshi, M Balamuralikrishna, Lata Mangeshkar, Suchitra Mitra (Singers) Narendra Hirwani, S Venkataraghavan, Prakash Padukone, Ramanathan Krishnan, Arun Lal, P. K. Banerjee, Chuni Goswami, Syed Kirmani, Leslie Claudius, Gurbux Singh (Sportsmen), Pratap Pothan, and AV Ramanan.
Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara
Twenty years after the tune's debut, it was re-recorded with an updated cast for telecast on January 26, 2010 by Zoom TV. This version, entitled Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, features Indian musicians, singers, sportspersons and film personalities from the current generation. The current version's 16 min 17 sec length exceeds the older 6 min 9 sec version and was directed by Kailash Surendranath who had produced the original version as well. The new version retains music composer/arranger Louis Banks. It attracted criticism in a large part of the population among them were the Sindhi community which were upset over the deletion of the Sindhi lines "Mohnja sur tohi desa pyara mile jadein Geet ashaanjo madhur tarano bane tadein" present in the original. Further criticism arose over the omission of notable personalities such as, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Sachin Tendulkar and Vishwanathan Anand.
Mile sur mera tumharaa (मिले सुर मेरा तुम्हारा...)
To sur bane hamaraa
Sur ki nadhiyaan har disha se behkee saagar mein milee
Baadalon ka roop lekar
bharse halke halke
Mile sur mera tumharaa to sur bane hamaara
Mile sur mera tumhara...
Kashmiri: Chaain taraj tahin nyay taraj ek but baniye saayen taraj
Punjabi: Tera sur mile mere sur de naal milke bane ek nava surtaal Mile sur mera tumharaa....to sur bane hamaara..
Sindhi: Mohnja sur tohi desa pyara mile jadein geet asaanjo madhur tarano bane tadein
Urdu: Sur ka dariya bahte saagar me mile badlaan da roop leike barasan haule haule
Tamil: Isaindhal namm iruvarin suramum namadhagum.. Dhisai veru aanalum aazi ser aarugal Mugilai mazaiyai pozivadu pol isai ...Namm issaiii.... ( இசைந்தால் நம் இருவரின் சுரமும் நமதாகும், திசை வேரு ஆனாலும் ஆழி சீர் ஆறுகள் முகிலாய் மழையை பொழிவது போல் இசை ... நம் இசை.....)
Thik thakida thathikakida....thaka thimi thaka junu
Kannada: Nanna dhwanige ninna dhwani-ya, seridante namma dhwaniya.. (ನಮ್ಮ ಧ್ವನಿ ....)
Telugu: Naa swaramu nee swaramu sangammamai, mana swaram ga avatarinchey
Malayalam: Ninde swaramum ningalude swaramum otthucheiyum Namudeya swaramai....
Bengali: Tomaar shoor moder shoor srishti korook koi "oikko shoor"... Sriishti hok "oikko taan"
Oriya: Toma mora swarer milan srishti kare chalbochatano
Gujarati: male sur jo taro maro, bane aapno sur niralo (પુરૂષ સુર જો તારો મારો...)
Marathi: majhya tumchya julta tara madhur suranchya barasti dhara
Sur ki nadiya har disha se behke saagar mein mile...
Baadlo ka roop leke barse halke halke..
Oh...Mile sur mera tumhara tho....sur bane hamara... Mile Sur mera tumhara tho sur bane hamara tho sur bane hamara tho sur bane hamara
- New version
- "Phir Mile Sur a big disappointment". Assam Times. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
- "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara new version as Phir Mile Sur". Fyoq.com. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
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