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Zindagi Zindagi….

Since I heared this song from Yuvvraaj, Can’t stop listening to it… Its been goin on a repeat mode on my ipod and the mesmerizing voice of Srinivaas flowing through the Copper Wires of my headphones and reaching my year… Starts off like a Hariharan Ghazal, but continued with lot of synth and guitars usage taking it away from a ghazal and dropping it off before reaching a slow melody number… I termed it “Ghazal on Synth!”.

Loved the way one of the fellow bloggers reviewed this one… “Zindagi is one song that reminds you of everything in your life that you have carefully tried to forget . It is not easy to forget things and songs like Zindagi strongly reminds of  the pathos in your life. With every passing note the song drills into your veins and you shudder softly as memories flow out tremendously . The magic of A.R.Rahman is clearly felt in this song.” You can read the complete review of the album here.

And It would have been difficult for me to understand the complete song if Waism from arrahmanfans.com would not have translated it so beautifully…. Here goes the translation.

Zindagi Zindagi, kya kami reh gayi?
-[Life O’ Life, what is missing?]
Aankh ki kor mein…
-[Corner of the eye…]
Aankh ki kor mein, kyon nami reh gayi?
-[Why is the corner of the eye moist?]

Zindagi Zindagi, kya kami reh gayi?
-[Life O’ Life, what is missing?]
Aankh ki kor mein, kyon nami reh gayi?
-[Why is the corner of the eye moist?]
Tu kahan kho gayi?
-[Where did you get lost?]
Tu kahan kho gayi?
-[Where did you get lost?]
Koi aaya nahin
-[Nobody came!]
Do-peher ho gayi
-[Half of the day(life) has passed]
Koi aaya nahin
-[And nobody came!]
Zindagi Zindagi
-[Life O’ Life]

Din aaye, din jaaye
-[Days come, days go]
Sadiyaan bhi gin aaye
-[Eons have goneby counting]
Sadiyaan re…
-[Eons…]
Tanhayee lipti hai…
-[Engulfed in loneliness…]
Lipti hai saansoun ki 
-[Engulfed in the loneliness of breathing]
Rasiya re…
-[O dear one (lover)…]
Tere bina badi pyasi hai
-[Without you, they’re very thirsty]
Tere bina hai pyasi re
-[Without you, they’re thirsty]
Nainoun ki do saakhiyan re
-[The two; pair of eyes]
Tanha re…
-[Lonely…]
Main tanha re
-[I am lonely]

Zindagi Zindagi, kya kami reh gayi?
-[Life O’ Life, what is missing?]
Aankh ki kor mein, kyon nami reh gayi?
-[Why is the corner of the eye moist?]
Zindagi Zindagi
-[Life O’ Life]

Subah ka kohra hai
-[There is the fog of morning]
Sham ki dhool hai
-[There is the dust of evening]
Tanhayee hai
-[There is the loneliness]
Raat bhi sard hai
-[The night is also cold]
Dard hi dard hai
-[There is the continuous pain]
Ruswayee hai
-[There is the separation/humiliation]
Kaise katein? 
-[How will this pass?]
Saansein uljhi hain
-[Breathing is complicated]
Raatein badi jhulsi jhulsi hain
-[The nights are very slow]
Naina, kori sadiyaan re
-[Eyes- empty for eons]
Tanha re
-[Lonely…]
Main tanha re
-[I am lonely]

Zindagi Zindagi, kya kami reh gayi?
-[Life O’ Life, what is missing?]
Aankh ki kor mein, kyon nami reh gayi?
-[Why is the corner of the eye moist?]

Zindagi Zindagi, kya kami reh gayi?
-[Life O’ Life, what is missing?]
Aankh ki kor mein, kyon nami reh gayi?
-[Why is the corner of the eye moist?]
Tu kahan kho gayi?
-[Where did you get lost?]
Koi aaya nahin
-[Nobody came!]
Do-peher ho gayi
-[Half of the day(life) has passed)]
Koi aaya nahin
-[And nobody came!]

Zindagi Zindagi, kya kami reh gayi?
-[Life O’ Life, what is missing?]
Aankh ki kor mein, kyon nami reh gayi?
-[Why is the corner of the eye moist?]

 

And for my best friend who asked for the translation of Tu Hi Mera Dost Hai…. Here it goes

You might have to use the zoom options on your browser to readthis without stressing your eyes!

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music rescues again…

not in a good phase of life…. always irritated… hating myself… 

and now i am not… thanks to rahman and his yuvvraaj… since the time I got the CD, m on to it.. feel so relieved and fresh… m drowned in music.. the real musical that it is. 

too early to review the songs and not in a mood too… will come back and do it… 

my recomendations of tracks… tu meri dost, man mohini, zindagi, tu muskura, dil ka rishta … i am also liking mastam mastam.. i guess if u like the buddha bar stuff you should like it….

Kabhi Kabhi Aditi!!

Hunted down the lyrics of this song which i am currently addicted to …

Kabhi kabhi Aditi zindagi mein yunhi koi apna lagta hai
Sometimes in life, Aditi, just like that someone seems like your own
Kabhi kabhi woh bichhad jaaye to ek sapna lagta hai
Sometimes Aditi, when they are separated, it seems like a dream
Aise mein koi kaise apne aansuon ko behne se roke?
In such, how can anyone stop their tears from flowing
Aur kaise koi soch le everything’s gonna be okay?
And how can someone think everything’s going to be okay

Kabhi kabhi to lage zindagi mein rahi na khushi aur na mazaa
Sometimes it seems there is no happiness nor fun left in life
Kabhi kabhi to lage har din mushkil aur har pal ek sazaa
Sometimes it seems every day is difficult, every moment is a punishment
Aise mein koi kaise muskuraaye kaise hans de khush hoke?
In such, how can someone smile, or be happy and laugh
Aur kaise koi soch le everything’s gonna be okay?
And how can they think everything’s going to be okay

Soch zara jaan-e-jaan tujhko humein kitna chahte hain
Think dear, how much I/we care for you (He could mean I or We)
Rote hain hum bhi agar teri aankhon mein aansoo aate hain
If there are tears in your eyes, I/we cry too
Gaana to aata nahin hai magar phir bhi hum gaate hain
I/We don’t know how to sing, but yet I/we sing
Hey, Aditi.. Maan kabhi kabhi saare jahaan mein andhera hota hai
Hey Aditi, believe for a minute that there is darkness in the entire world
Lekin raat ke baad hi to savera hota hai
But it’s only after night that day comes

Kabhi kabhi Aditi zindagi mein yunhi koi apna lagta hai
Kabhi kabhi woh bichhad jaaye to ek sapna lagta hai

Hey, Aditi.. hans de, hans de, hans de, hans de, hans de.. Hans de tu zara
Hey Aditi, laugh, laugh, laugh, laugh, laugh a little
Nahin to bas thoda, thoda, thoda, thoda, thoda.. Thoda muskura
Or else just give a little, little, little, little smile

Tu khush hai to lage ke jahan mein chhayee hai khushi
If you are happy, it seems the world is filled with happiness
Sooraj nikle baadalon se aur baante zindagi
The sun emerges from the clouds and spreads life
Sun to zara madhosh hawa tujhse kehne lagi
Listen, what the intoxicating wind is telling you
Ke Aditi woh jo bichhadte hain ek na ek din phir mil jaate hain
That Aditi, those who are separated, one day do meet again
Aditi jaane tu ya jaane naa phool phir khil jaate hain
Aditi, whether you know it or not, flowers do bloom again

Kabhi kabhi Aditi zindagi mein yunhi koi apna lagta hai
Kabhi kabhi woh bichhad jaaye to ek sapna lagta hai

Hey, Aditi.. hans de, hans de, hans de, hans de, hans de.. Hans de tu zara..
Nahin to bas thoda, thoda, thoda, thoda, thoda.. Thoda muskura..

And my take on the movie… A cute n simple movie!

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

3.5 Stars out of 5 …

One Star Each for Imran And Genelia, One star for A R Rahman for Songs and Awesome Background Score ( Specially during Sequences ) , another .5 for Ratna Pathak, Paresh Rawal, Arbaaz n Sohail Khan, All friends of the lead pair and of course for pappu n friends 🙂

Khwaja mere khwaja – will reside in my heart forever!

This brilliant song from Jodha Akbar is one of my lifetime favorites, A great composition by Rahman. Brilliance of the song not only lie in its lyrics, but also on the recording front. I don’t remember listening to a song which is layered as much as this one is. Layered? .. Remember Rahman is the only singer who has sung this and no chorus, just try to find out how many number of layers the vocal has, overlapping or being together in the qawali chorus. its just one single voice which has been multiplied to form a chorus! technical brilliance!! Probably only Rahman knows how to use Logic Pro so well! 🙂 Also hear the bass guitar in beginning, OMG bass guitar (1:20 to 1:27) in a qawali ? Who else can do this other than Rahman!

This song was actually not composed for the movie, it was one of the templates which Rahman recorded for himself to listen to. Gowariker liked this so much that he wanted this to be in the movie, and he created a sequence for the song.

About this song… Sung for Moinuddin Chishti also known as Gharib Nawaz (Urdu: غریب نواز ), is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of South Asia. He was born in 536 A.H./1141 CE, in Sajistan, Khorasan (other accounts say Isfahan) in Persia. He is also known as “Sultan-e-Hind”. He claimed his progeny to Muhammad through the sixth Shia Imam, Jaʿfar ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq.

He was one of the most outstanding figures in the annals of Islamic mysticism and founder of the Chistiyya order in India.

Here goes the lyrics of the song with the translation…

Khwajaji, khwaja
(O saint khwaja)
Khwajaji, khwaja, khwaja ji
(O saint khwaja) ; (O saint khwaja)
Ya gharib nawaz
(The one who cherishes/soothes the poor)
Ya moinuddin, ya khwaja ji
(O Moinuddin Chisti), (O khwaja saint)
Khwaja mere khwaja
(O saint khwaja)
Dil mein sama ja
(Reside in my heart)
Shaho ka shah tu
(You are the king of kings)
Ali ka dulara
(Ali’s beloved)
Khwaja mere khwaja dil mein sama ja
(O saint khwaja); (Reside in my heart)
Beqaso ki taqdeer, tune hai sawari
(The destiny of the ones in despair, you have changed for the better)
Khwaja mere khwaja
(O saint khwaja)
Tere darbar mein khwaja
(At your door, o khwaja)
Door toh hai dekha
(I’ve seen it from afar)
Sar jhuka te hai auliya
(Your confidents/protectors/confessors bow down to you)
Tu hai Hindalwali khwaja
(You are the hindalwali Khwaja)
Rutba hai pyara
(Your status is glorious/great)
Chahne se tujhko khwaja ji mustafa ko paya
(By wishing/worshipping you Khwaja, I have found Muhammad [the chosen one])
Khwaja mere khwaja
(O saint khwaja)
Dil mein sama ja
(Reside in my heart)
Shaho ka shah tu
(You are the king of kings)
Ali ka dulara
(Ali’s beloved)
Mere peer ka sadka
(The alms of my old age)
Hai mere peer ka sadka
(It is the charity of my old age)
Tera daaman hai thama
(That I have come in your refuge)
Khawajaji
Tali har bala humari

(All my problems/crisis have been averted)
Chaya hai khumar tera
(Your trance is all over me)
Jitna bhi rashk kare beshak
(No matter how much one may envy (rashk) be jealous)
Toh kam hai ae mere khwaja
(Its just too less, o khwaja)
Tere kadmo ko mere rehnuma nahi chodna gawara

(Its not acceptable(gawara) , o my guide(rehnuma), to leave your feet(kadmo)now.)
Khwaja mere khwaja
(O saint khwaja)
Dil mein sama ja
(Reside in my heart)
Shaho ka shah tu
(You are the king of kings)
Ali ka dulara
(Ali’s beloved)
Khwaja mere khwaja dil mein sama ja
(O saint khwaja); (Reside in my heart)
Beqaso ki taqdeer, tune hai sawari
(The destiny of the ones in despair, you have changed for the better)

Bow to thee!!

here goes the video as well….

Maangalyam…

Though I had mentioned about this in my previous blog…  was listening to this track by Rahman from Alaipayuthe / Saathiya… Just thought of writing down the meaning of this.

mAngalyam tantunAnena mama jIvanA hethunA
kaNThe: badhnami subhage! sanjIva Sarada: Satam

meaning …

This is a sacred thread. This is essential for my long life.

I tie this around your neck, O maiden having many auspicious attributes!

May you live happily for a hundred years

A great thought in which even I agree and I would follow.. but still confused about marriage :)!

Ada – A great music journey 1 – Meherbaan

Grabbed the copy of the maestro’s latest offering in the evening…  and its 2:30 am here..  its being played continuously  and i guess i might not sleep today as i can’t enough of it.  My way of listening to a Rahman Album is, start with one song ( which is most likely to be the one sung by himself), and I did the same with Ada..  Meherbaan is the one on my mind rite now. Its the one which is playing for last 3 hours continuously.  So probably I will post my opinions on this song and then will cover the other tracks in the coming posts.

Meherbaan Sung and Composed by A R Rahman,  Lyrics by Raqueeb Alam

The song starts off with a piano ( close your eyes and you will see rahman on the piano while listening ) … piano some what sounds similar to the one heared in “Shauk Hai”, but a bit faster. Rahman has sung it so well,  I get goose bumps when he sings “Tere bina mein hun be zameen, Tere bina mein be aaasman… Meherbaan” … and then starts humming ( oh breathtaking!)… with meherbaan in the background..

Rahman sings in his trademark high pitch…  then his voice becomes ultra smooth when he sings “Tu hai nazar, main hun nazara” …… a pause … “meharbaan”

What a song! …. I am going for a repeat.

It was drizzling in bangalore 2 hours back and was driving through the koramangala inner ring road at a speed of 15 kms… ( on the way to the airport to pick up a friend ) and Meherbaan in the background. Try it guys… you will fall in love all over again..

I Have always wondered, why in a Rahman album, the song sung by him goes around in my head for a longer time ( i get addicted ! ) , than any other song! … probably because I feel only he can justify his composition than any other singer.

A for meherbaan…. 6 out of 5 stars…
A bonus star for making me realise how beautiful love is….  thanks Rahman!


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