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awara rahi gumshuda…

 

I first heard this song when I was watching the movie. It lingered for a long time in my mind. I loved the movie and loved this song even more. I never remembered the exact lyrics or the tune because I never heard this song on radio or TV promos and my laptop those days was suffering from a serious stroke of old age which ensured a deficit of recently launched music. But the song stayed somewhere at the back of my mind as something interesting.

I remembered it was kind of soft and subtle music with very simple and straight lyrics. I didn’t remember the singer clearly. I remembered that the song sounded pretty well with the visuals used in the movie. I recalled it was a hummable song, unlike a lot of Hindi movie songs those days. I knew I liked that song and I wanted it on my playlist asap. But I got busy with work soon after. And it went somewhere at the bottom of the priority list and subsequently out of my mind. Once in a while I would remember it vaguely, but was never able to recall the song properly.

Day before yesterday, I was surfing the net and as usual itunes was playing songs on shuffle. Another song from this movie started playing and the long pending wish came back to me. I was craving to hear that song again. I didn’t remember the lyrics to search on net; but I knew the movie. I found the song and waited impatiently while it downloaded. As soon as it played, I had this feeling of utter relief running down my system. I finally heard it and now I have it in my playlist to hear whenever I want to. It’s an extremely simple and subtle song and has a kind of an old world charm to it. It is on top of my recently played songs since the past two days and there are no signs of it going away in the coming days, at least for another week.

Following are the details of this lovely song:

Song: Awara rahi gumshuda; Movie: Dasvidaniya; Music Director: Kailash; Lyrics: Kailash; Singer: Sonu Nigam

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yehi woh jagah hai…

 

I was just doing some time pass on internet and set the itunes on shuffle. Since I am using my brother’s laptop, the song list here is not exactly same as in my itunes. And therefore, when today I heard one of my old favourites, I was in for a pleasant surprise.

At one point of time, this song used to be amongst my preferred old hindi film songs. But gradually the fatigue set in and this song kept moving down in the list of recently played songs. So today when it played out of its turn, an immediate smile spread across my face. I am listening to this song after ages. This song always remind me of this trip I once took with my friends; somewhere on the way we were singing old songs and I couldn’t get over this, annoying everyone else. 🙂

It’s a beautiful song that needs to be there in the collection of every old hindi film songs lover. I absolutely love the voice of Asha Bhonsle in this song.

Below are the song details.

Song: Yehi woh jagah hai; Movie: Yeh raat phir na aayegi; Music Director: O P Nayyar; Lyrics: S H Bihari; Singer: Asha Bhonsle

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Koi dost hai na raqeeb hai…

 

Today I heard the old Jagjit Singh song “Koi dost” after a long time. And needless to say, I can’t get over it. What beautiful lyrics! Some random sources on internet tell me that it’s written by Sudarshan Fakir. Assuming that they are right, I have just found a new topic to research and read on net… Sudarshan Fakir and his ghazals. Apparently, he has also written “Woh kagaaz ki kashti“. I am already his fan now. I can’t believe I didn’t know this earlier.

Here are the complete lyrics:

koi dost hai na raqeeb hai… tera shehar kitna ajeeb hai

woh jo ishq tha woh junoon tha… yeh jo hijr hai yeh naseeb hai

yahan kiska chehra padha karoon… yahan kaun itna kareeb hai

main kise kahoon mere saath chal… yahan sab ke sar pe saleeb hai

Translation of some selected difficult words:

Raqeeb: enemy/foe; Hijr: Separation; Saleeb: cross (as in burden)

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Kabhi Kisi ko…

“Kabhi kisi ko muqamal jahan nahi milta

Kahin jamin toh kahin asman nahi milta”

Sometimes I wonder if it is this quest of the complete perfect world that drives all of us to go on.

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Pal do pal ka saath humara…

 

“Umr ka rishta jodne wale apni nazar mein deewane hai

Pal do pal ka saath humara… pal do pal ke yarane hai

Is manzil par milne wale us manzil pe kho jaane hai”

I heard this recently and can’t get rid of the thought. The above lines define the eternal truth of our lives. At every turn we meet new people; sometimes create strong bonds and move on to leave them behind somewhere.

P.S.: The song is from the movie “The Burning Train”; Music: R D Burman; Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi; Singers: Rafi / Asha