Jait Re Jait

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Jait Re Jait
Jait Re Jait.jpg
Directed by Jabbar Patel
Produced by Usha Mangeshkar
Written by Satish Alekar
Anil Joglekar
Based on Jait re Jait
by G. N. Dandekar
Starring Mohan Agashe
Smita Patil
Music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Cinematography Binod Pradhan
Distributed by Mahalakshmi Chitra
Release date
  • 1977 (1977)
Country India
Language Marathi

Jait Re Jait (English: Win, Win) is 1977 Indian Marathi language film directed by Dr. Jabbar Patel and produced by Usha Mangeshkar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar, under the banner Mahalakshmi Chitra. The film stars Mohan Agashe and Smita Patil in lead roles. The film won President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Marathi at National Film Awards.

It is considered to be one of the greatest musical hits of all time in Marathi cinema.[citation needed] It is based on a book by G. N. Dandekar. Though the music achieved all-time hit status, the film was a box-office disaster.


The story revolves around a tribal caste called the Thakar. Nagya (Mohan Agashe) is a drummer who has a passion for being a "pure one" (punyavant). He meets Chindhi (Smita Patil), who has abandoned her husband as she considers him useless. They both fall in love and strive hard to be united. Once when Nagya goes to jungle for wood-cutting, a queen honey bee attacks him and one of his eyes is injured. He decides to take revenge. The beehives are located high on a nearby difficult to climb peak {Lingoba}. He decides to cut all the beehives so that the queen-bee runs away. Meanwhile, Chindhi becomes pregnant with Nagya, but she still supports his dangerous attempt to climb the peak. Nagya then climbs the peak and cuts the hives. Chindhi is waiting at the base of the peak, but the disturbed honey-bees attack her and she dies in the incident. Nagya, in search of Queen honey-bee, loses his own queen[wife] in the end. This is a classic paradox, where he succeeds (Jait re jait, means WIN-WIN) in his revenge, but loses wife.

The film highlights all the traditions of the Thakar tribe.



The popular songs of the film are composed by Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar with most of the lyrics by N. D. Mahanor and performed by Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Ravindra Sathe and Chandrakant Kale. Poet Arati Prabhu contributed to the lyrics of the song 'Me Raat Takli.'

All lyrics written by N. D. Mahanor; all music composed by Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Gorya Dehavarti" Usha Mangeshkar, Ravindra Sathe 03:58
2. "Nabh Utaru Aala, Chimba Tharthar Valla" Asha Bhosale 05:32
3. "Jambhul Piklya Zaadakhali" Asha Bhosale, Ravindra Sathe 04:03
4. "Lingobacha Dongur" Ravindra Sathe, Chandrakant Kale 01:23
5. "Wadi Varlya Waata"   01:37
6. "Ha Doliya"   02:45
7. "Mee Raat Taakli, Me Kaat Taakli" Lata Mangeshkar, Ravindra Sathe, Chandrakant Kale 04:30
8. "Dongar Kathadi Thakarwadi" Ravindra Sathe, Chandrakant Kale 01:48
9. "Kunya Raajan Raajan" Smita Patil, Asha Bhosale 02:32
10. "Aamhi Thakar Thakar" Ravindra Sathe, Chandrakant Kale 04:19
11. "Pik Karpal" Ravindra Sathe 04:01
12. "Hee Dusryachi Baael"   02:40


The songs from this film are popular in Maharashtra. The film earned actress Smita Patil and Jabbar Patel Filmfare Awards. Maharashtra State Film Awards for Best Direction was also presented to Patel. The 25th National Film Awards held in April 1978 honoured the film with President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Marathi for;

"Consistently transferring to the film medium a successful fictional work (Jait re Jait by G. N. Dandekar); for high lightening the mutual inconsistencies of love, of the fear of God and of superstition in a simple, innocent community of tribal, for the memorable use of the drum in evoking presence of the God and expressing the inexorable demands of love for a cinematic form which captures the lyricism, the cadence and the lilt of folk culture."[1][2]


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