Decoding a Song: Indian Ocean’s ‘Bharam Bhaap Ke’ derails the Trend of Violence

A still from Black Friday

In the song ‘Bharam Bhaap Ke,’ the Indian Ocean highlights the state of mind of a character who has come to a point of realization and the delusion of violence and hatred has unfolded in front of him.

A time where violence is in the trend, the song ‘Bharam Bhaap Ke’ from Black Friday explains the delusion of wars and violence. How religious hatred flamed discrimination, riots, and a series of terrorist bombings in the city of Bombay. This song written by Piyush Mishra and composed by the Indian Ocean revolves around characters like Badshah Khan in this particular film who eventually become a part of angry humanism, ready to take revenge against the community and ending up destroying humanity. 

A still from Black Friday

Badshah Khan realizes that he has been fooled by the so-called saviors of religion and this song successfully portrays his state of mind as he comes to a point of realization. “Jung ka rang sunehra samjha…Jung ka rang tha kaala re,” these lines from the song seem to converse through Badshah as he is wandering all across the nation hiding from the law and the hope which had arisen earlier seems to be extinguishing now.

The film Black Friday was based on the 1993 Bombay Blasts and is one of the best movies based on true incidents. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the film stars Kay Kay Menon, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pawan Malhotra, and Gajraj Rao.

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