Voice of hope : Jab roti sasti hogi aur mehngi hogi jaan
Jab roti sasti hogi aur mehngi hogi jaan (A time will come when the bread will be low-priced whereas human life will be precious) simple yet evocative lyrics.
The song Mein tu dekhon ga tum bhi dekho ge (I will see and you will also see) by Strings came at the right time. Nevertheless it had the satirical approach towards the negativity that has grappled the country. The song is directed by Jami and penned down by Bilal Maqsood.
The song depicted the essence of Pakistan whereas visually it has focused the young generation who belong from rural areas. The concept of the video is very beautiful. In the beginning one girl entered in the scene that comes over there with her slate and then the songs starts. Gradually many children follow towards the place and they all gather around to listen. Since prime focus is for masses therefore the lyrics are kept very easy so that a layman could read between the lines.
However the particular song covers four aspects and due to the negligence in these areas, it has weakened the foundation of our country.
First is Education: Unfortunately in our country, our leaders do not give importance to culture of education. Even our Government grants less money in this sector because for them it is more important to fill their own bags rather focusing on learning development of our children.
Secondly on feudalism as the line aptly explain it very simply:” Jab gaddi pe bethe bheer mei mil jaye gein (When the person in power will not separate himself from the masses).” Politics has become the game of musical chairs within few families and you are unable to see any new face.
Moreover the third focus on brain drains which is being seen so frequently why? Because there are no job opportunities and young talented minds run away from here in fear of bleak future of the country. They find their talent is appreciated over there so it is for those that one day you will come back.
Whereas last but most important when leaving beside ethnic riots or parties conflicts, all people get united and all stand under one flag rather having flags of different parties .
In the times of crisis when everywhere there is edginess in the form of target killings that has taken lives of many people or the protests of Young Doctors, students, KESC workers etc where only lives of common persons are lost. Every other day strikes are being called though the issues are different but the prime motive is to bring the country to halt.
A common man is burdened with the problem of price hike that has broken their back. There is one earner and many mouths to feed and it become hard to live up to their expectations.
But in all this there is a hope that the song depicts through the beautiful words ‘Woh Din Phr Aiga Jab Aisa Hoga Pakistan, Mein tu dekho ga tum bhi dekho ge’ Sure I will also see it is high time that we take the responsibility and play our part in any field we are in. Hope is the only element that keeps us alive and makes us believe that it all will get fine but need of an hour is to own it.
source : TNT