mera rang de basanti
whats do they mean by
why he is asking so?
Basant is Spring.
Basanti is the Spring colour. Yellow to Saffron.
Saffron is also the colour the priests wear.
But we cannot just interpret mere words. We should get the “feel” of the song.
This is one of the important Patriotic songs. He is talking to Mother India. Pleading and imploring her to colour India with her colours. Free the country from foreign rule.
Mera Rang De Basanti Chola, meaning “O Mother! Dye My Robe the colour of spring. This song gave birth to one of the greatest and glorious freedom myths. It became Bhagat Singh’s song of the gallows. He was said to have marched to the hangman’s chamber with this song on his lips. For him death in the cause of freedom was like a celebration.
Sahid Bhagat Singh was one among the greatest freedom fighter of India. He with his other two friends Raj Guru and Sukhdev. They were going to be assassinated. This created anger among the people. Fearing that people will create some obstacle in between Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhadev were hanged a day before a fixed date. At that time they sand this song together….Mera Rang De Basanti Chola…Maye rand de..
This means mother(India) you fill my body with flowers…I am dying for you so take me inside you and make something precious out of me…
The patriotic Urdu and Hindi songs, Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna (translated as “the desire to sacrifice”) and Mera Rang De Basanti Chola (colour my cloak saffron) are largely associated to Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom and have been used in a number of Bhagat Singh-related films.
Rang De Basanti:
The title literally means “Color It Saffron.” Saffron (yellow-orange) signifies sacrifice in India. The film title, if translated into English, is usually rendered as “Paint It Yellow.” It is also an old anti-British revolutionary slogan used by the freedom fighters. The movie uses the slogan to awaken the generation of today and make them realise the sacrifices that were made by our freedom fighters.The colour that symbolises these sacrifices is “Saffron”, which in hindi, translates to “Basanti”.
Basanti chola means in our ancient time our great saints and its a symbol of great courage of our kings.so Bhagat singh our great freedom fighter asked to colour them give them those powerful courage from them.basanti colour is generally orange colour of our national flag.
To color him saffron since red has passion.
mera = Beating
rang = grief, sorrow, anxiety, trouble
basanti = fire
Mickey has written all right you fools……..
they are asking for courage..