A move over the recent reference of Toilet and Taimur in The Honorable Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s 2018 budget speech, the Finance Minister has used poetry and Bollywood in his memorable speech. In a light hearted manner we summarize the budget speech given by Mr. Arun Jaitley in these iconic Bollywood songs.
Is Mod Se Jate Hain song from Aandhi
Is Mod Se Jate Hain (taking a route/path from here, we begin)
We begin with this gem from Gulzar’s AANDHI starring Sanjeev Kumar and Suchitra Sen. Interestingly, the song from this movie which was inspired from some true incidents in the life of former PM of India Indira Gandhi matches the crux of the budget with theme of the song which means - we take paths, sometimes tough, sometimes easy, sometimes different, only to find the one that leads to our destination. Is Mod Se Jate Hain (From this point, we take paths), Kuch sust kadam raste (Some slow/lazy), kuch tez kadam raahein (Some fast – paced). Kuch sust kadam raste is in the context of the alleged disappointment on job opportunities and no significant change in tax reform for middle class. kuch tez kadam raahein draws a simile to the big wings promised to improve airports and air transport. Going further in understanding the budget through this memorable duet sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar with the lines Patthar ki haveli ko, Sheeshe ke gharaundon mein, Tinko Ke nash-e-man tak (Some paths leading to stately mansions, others to glass Houses, Some to nests of weeds). Here Patthar ki haveli ko, Sheeshe ke gharaundon mein is the cutting of medical and travel allowance from salary, increase of ‘cess’ on income tax while nests of weeds is the cheer for senior citizens and famers in the reforms announced for them.
Zindagi Aa Raha hu Mein song from Mashaal
Zindagi Aa Raha hu Mein ( Read ‘black money, I have come)
The budget speech by the Mr Arun Jaitley was laced with poetic references every now and then, while addressing the parliament on the Modi Governmnet’s war on black money, The finance minister said, "Nayi duniya hai, naya daur hai, nayi hai umang, Kuch the pahle se tariqe to kuch hain aaj ke rang-dhangh, Raushni aake jo andheron se takdai hai, Kaale dhan ko bhi badalna pada aaj apna rang." Which means, “The new hope, light of this new world has started casting its spell and the dark clouds of black money is now vanishing, bringing new ray of hope and freshness in the air”. A couplet from the song Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Mein from MASHAAL that starred Dilip Kumar and Anil Kapoor goes like Mere Haathon Ki Garami Se, Pighal Jaayengi Zanjiren, Mere Kadamon Ki Aahat Se… shares the same sentiments with the Finance Minister in a way.
Tum Saath Ho Jab Apne song from Kaalia
Tum Saath Ho Jab Apne
This song from KAALIA starring Amitabh Bachchan in lead jells with Arun Jaitely’s opening speech, the Finance Minister opened his budget speech by reciting a Urdu couplet which goes like “Kashti chalane walon ne jab haar kar di patwar hamein, Lehar-lehar toofan mile aur mauj-mauj majhdhaar hamein, Phir bhi dikhaya hai hamanein aur phir yeh dikha denge, Sabko, in halaat mein aata hai daria karna paar hamein" . In a nutshell it means amidst storms and rough weather we demonstrated that we know how to get ashore in any situation and will continue to do. Hum Maut ko Jeene Ke, Andaz sikha deinge, Tum saath ho jab apne.. , does it need any translation/explanation
Tu Hi Mera Shab Hai
This is the best song from Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut starrer GANGSTER to summarize Mr Jaitley’s tongue in cheek comment expressing the undying love for the Modi Government ‘Soch Badlo, Desh Badlega’ movement a part of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ when he said ‘Toilet will remain a prem katha’.
Mujhe Tumse Kuchh Bhi Na Chahiye song from Kanhaiya
Mujhe Tumse Kuchh Bhi Na Chahiye
Finally, we end with this emotional number sung by Mukesh in KANHAIYA starring Raj Kapoor. By Killing two birds with one stone, we not only summarize the step motherly treatment by our politicians since ages and ignoring the valid demands of Bollywood, we use this number by expressing the sad feelings of our cute little social media sensation Taimur, Kareena and Saif’s bundle of joy was unnecessarily trolled for no reason. The song is a befitting reply to the politicians who have ignored Bollywood in their budgets said through the innocence of our dear Taimur. Mujhe Tumse Kuchh Bhi Na Chahiye, Mujhe Mere Haal Pe Chhod Do ( I don,t need anything from you, leave me alone)