Golden Oldies - Ek Anek

January 19, 2009

For those that didn’t live in the times of Doordarshan, or don’t know the power of unity, here’s something you should check out.

For those who can recall those heady times, this might just bring tears of nostalgia that flood your home/office, so be forewarned.

This relic from the good old days.

Ek Chidiya, Anek Chidiya
Dana chugne aayi chidiya…

Himmat se agar jute rahen to
Bada kaam bhi howe bhaiya

(If we stick together bravely, we can do anything)

How relevant is that in today’s times?

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14 Responses to “ Golden Oldies - Ek Anek ”

  1. Reema on January 19, 2009 at 10:15 am

    I have this on my orkut profile. love it!

  2. amreekandesi on January 19, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    @Reema - yes, this is such a beautifully done piece!

  3. Mysoul on January 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Funnily I have to repeat Reema’s comment. As for the Theme’s relevance- It is always relevant, its one of those eternal truths. I feel because we refuse to practice it, we see what we do today.

    I show this to my kids and they love it along with old songs from Indian movies as part of our “day of lazing in front of the screen” episodes we have sometimes. Its fun.

  4. amreekandesi on January 21, 2009 at 5:07 am

    @Mysoul - Good to know that your kids love these videos. For me, this video brought back memories of those Doordarshan days when every good show/ad/video brought such welcome respite from the kind of programming they used to have.

    The good shows from those days were truly golden.

  5. Dev on January 21, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Oh man, that was so nostalgic. I still remember the first time I saw this short film on was sooooooo long ago. Thanks for sharing it..

  6. The Quirky Indian on January 22, 2009 at 1:25 am

    The good old days of DD and the Films Division! I had forgotten about this. Thanks for bringing back some memories!

    Quirky Indian

  7. amreekandesi on January 22, 2009 at 3:20 am

    @Dev and @QI - Thanks. Glad you enjoyed this video.

  8. Shivya on January 22, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Oh my, this was so so long ago!!!

  9. amit on January 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I still have this on my laptop! :)

  10. amit on January 23, 2009 at 2:05 pm
  11. Rolling on January 24, 2009 at 1:06 am

    hi, landed here via Sunny’s blog. ref to these made me smile and remember Kathasagar, Ek Kahani (you know they used to air these serials where they featured one lovely short story from desh-videsh in each episode, and you got brilliant acting from the likes of Anuradha, Pankaj Kapoor and co. these people were never quite on the big screen, yet, they were intense, hugely effective in these amazing, tiny 20 minute productions…leaving a lifelong impression on young teenage minds. wonder why they don’t re telecast those truly golden productions, again, now that I don’t have to finish HW and take permission to watch TV :) or bother abt exams anymore)

  12. Rolling on January 24, 2009 at 1:11 am

    o I played the VDO for my class and they loved it. also we all loved the design of ur tag cloud

  13. amreekandesi on January 26, 2009 at 1:56 am

    @Shivya - Long time ago indeed. A hidden treasure.

    @Amit - Thanks for the link. Thats a comprehensive collection you compiled!

    @Rolling - Welcome to Amreekandesi, and thanks for the appreciation.

    I too feel nostalgic about those days when each movie that Doordarshan used to telecast was such a delight. And all those (rare) great shows, and amazing little shorts such as this one, and mile sur mera tumhara…
    They dont produce such stuff anymore!

  14. Dinesh on February 10, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I used to love this song as a Kid. Animation pulled me in.

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