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Bijoya song 'Ekul Bhange Okul Gawre' invokes nostalgia, conveys rich philosophy about life


Originally written by legendary poet, composer and singer Kazi Nazrul Islam, the lyrics of the song are laden with the rich philosophy about the illusions of life at the hands of the creator.

Roushni Sarkar

The song 'Ekul Bhange Okul Gawre' from Kaushik Ganguly’s upcoming film Bijoya brings alive nostalgia with its haunting music arrangement by Indraadip Dasgupta and folk band Dohar. Arko Mukherjee’s rustic voice suits well with the languid tune of the song that is inspired by Bhatiali folk songs of Bangladesh.

Originally written by legendary poet, composer and singer Kazi Nazrul Islam, the lyrics of the song are laden with the rich philosophy about the illusions of life at the hands of the creator.

In  the visuals, the three protagonists — Padma (Jaya Ahsan), Nasir (Abir Chatterjee) and Ganesh Mondal (Ganguly) — can be seen stuck in the trials and tribulations of destiny. On the one hand, Padma rediscovers her bond with Nasir, steals some moments of joy; on other hand, she continuously battles with the fate that has been bestowed on her husband Ganesh.

However, the song and the accompanying visual snippets clearly suggest that the equations between the three have many layers.

While Padma oscillates between her feelings and emotions for Ganesh and Nasir, the men also go through complex emotional exchange.

The beginning lyrics of the song that mean while one side of the river crumbles and the other side of the river builds up reflects the contrasting situations in the lives of the three characters.  

Also, the next lines that imply that one can be rich in the morning and then can turn into a pauper in the evening indicate the uncertainty in their lives.

The flute interlude helps the melody of the song sink in and invoke layers of thoughts in the mind of the listener.

Bijoya is slated to be released on 4 January 2019.

Watch the song below: