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SONGS VS SOCIETY: Will ‘Desi Daru’ obsession wane after a excessive in Punjabi songs? – chandigarh


Whereas songs in any tradition rejoice a drink or extra, Punjabi songs prior to now few many years have overdone this glorification.

Music-makers of the area have endorsed alcohol, which is a part of a Punjabi way of life, and extolled the custom all the way in which from a swig of ‘Patiala Peg’ to a gulp of ‘Desi Daru’.

Such was the zeal of ‘Desi Daru’ songs prior to now many years that even the in any other case sober and nostalgic Gurdas Maan couldn’t resist the enjoyment of home-brewed liquor in ‘Apna Punjab hove, ghar di sharab hove’. Within the video of this 2011 tune, the singer may be seen consuming from an enamelled mug and driving excessive as ‘Jatt Nawab’ on a string cot.

In fact, this consuming obsession was exploited to the optimum by the controversial singer Yo Yo Honey Singh who sang out with pleasure ‘One bottle down’, ‘Char botal vodka’, and “Social gathering all evening’. When questioned, he mentioned: “Everytime you social gathering, alcohol is the largest cause to take action. You can not keep away from it.”

Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh, earlier than he turned to a singing literary poet like Shiv Kumar Batalvi, took thrill in singing ‘Oh desi daru vargi te, mera temper bigad’da jaave’.

Well-known Punjabi music director Atul Sharma says: “The development is of eulogising ‘daru’ all the way in which. Younger, educated and socially conscious singers usually are not indulging on this tradition. We’ve got singers like Rabbi Shergill and Satinder Sartaj, who’re profitable younger Punjabi hearts with out enjoying the liquor card.”

However, singer Sharry Maan’s ‘three Bottle’ tune continues to be the preferred with hundreds of thousands of viewers.

Track author and former alcoholic, Baljinder Singh, says: “Liquor is part of the Punjabi lifestyle. Even in covid instances, the state authorities has allowed its house supply. Desi Daru is all {that a} poor particular person can afford. I really feel that alcoholism is a private difficulty and songs can not encourage or discourage it.”

Together with Punjabi beats, glorification of alcohol has additionally entered Bollywood. As an illustration, in Cocktail, a delicate Malerkotla poet like Irshad Kamil wrote: ‘Chadhi mujhe yaari teri aisi jaise daru desi’. Well-liked tune ‘Social gathering abhi baaki hai’ additionally refers to ‘Desi Daru’; this was additionally the title of a tune sung by Jasbir Jassi for the movie Predominant Aur Mr Riight.

The problem, nevertheless, is that if country-brew is authorized or illicit and ‘Desi Daru’ is a poor Punjabi’s drink. So, the talk of whether or not songs affect society or it’s the different method round continues.

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