Jul 11, 2009

Manga Jo Mera Hai, Jaata Kya Tera Hai, Maine Kaun Si, Tujhse Jannat Manga Li.

My introduction to the Love Aaj Kal songs was through the Chor Bazaari song promo. Loved the promo and the song. So when the album came out, the first song I listened to was Chor Bazaari. Then tried Twist..wasnt too bad. So far so good.
I knew the album had two songs by my two most favourite singers – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Mohit Chauhan.


So I listened to all the songs except Ajj Din Chadeya, saving Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for the last. Chor Bazaari, Twist and Yeh Dooriyan stayed with me. The rest were ok. Didnt really warm up to Thoda Thoda Pyar.

And then I listened to Ajj Din Chadeya..

Its as if Pritam and Irshad Kamil sat down and decided to compose a song for Faraaz Rahman. So they had to get his favourite singer.

Ajj Din Chadheya, Tere Rang Warga.
Ajj Din Chadheya, Tere Rang Warga.
Phool Sa Hai Khila Aaj Din, Rabba Mere Din Yeh Na Dhale.
Woh Jo Mujhe Khawab Mein Mile, Use Tu Lagede Abb Gale.
Tennu Dil Daa Vaasta
Rabba Aaya Dar Pe Yaar Ke, Saara Jahan Chod Chad Ke.

Mere Sapne Sawar de, Tennu Dil Daa Vaasta.
Ajj Din Chadheya, Tere Rang Warga.
Bakhsha Gunaahon Ko, Sun Ke Duwao Ko.
Rabba Pyaar Hai, Tune Saab Ko Hi De Diya
Meri Bhi Aahon Ko, Sun Le Duwao Ko
Mujhko Woh Dila Maine Jisko Hai Dil Diya.
Hoooo

Bakhsha Gunaahon Ko, Sun Ke Duwao Ko.
Rabba Pyaar Hai, Tune Saab Ko Hi De Diya
Meri Bhi Aahon Ko, Sun Le Duwao Ko
Mujhko Woh Dila Maine Jisko Hai Dil Diya.
Aasmaan Pe Aasmaan Usko De Itna Pata
Woh Jo Mujhko Dekh Ke Hase, Pana Chahun Raat Din Jise
Rabba Mere Naam Kar Usse, Tennu Dil Da Vaasta.
Ajj Din Chadheya, Tere Rang Warga.

Manga Jo Mera Hai, Jaata Kya Tera Hai.
Maine Kaun Si, Tujhse Jannat Manga Li.
Kaisa Khuda Hai Tu, Bas Naam Ka Hai Tu,
Rabba Jo Teri Itni Si Bhi Naa Chali
Haaanaaa
Manga Jo Mera Hai, Jaata Kya Tera Hai.
Maine Kaun Si, Tujhse Jannat Manga Li.
Kaisa Khuda Hai Tu, Bas Naam Ka Hai Tu,
Rabba Jo Teri Itni Si Bhi Naa Chali

Chahiye Jo Mujhe, Kar De Tu Mujhko Aata.
Jeeti Rahi Sultanat Teri, Jeeti Rahe aashiqui Meri.
Dede Mujhe Zindagi Meri, Tennu Dil Da Vaasta.
Rabba Mere Din Yeh Na Dhale, Woh Jo Mujhe Khawab Mein Mile.
Use Tu Lagede Abb Gale, Tennu Dil Da Vaasta.
Rabba Aaya Dar Pe Yaar Ke, Saara Jahan Chod Chad Ke.
Mere Sapne Sawar de, Tennu Dil Daa Vaasta.

Ajj Din Chadheya, Tere Rang Warga.
Ajj Din Chadheya, Tere Rang Warga.
Ajj Din Chadheya, Tere Rang Warga.
Din Chadheya,
Tere Rang Warga.
Ajj Din Chadheya.

I have liked quite a few albums this year, – Luck by Chance, Raaz, Gulaal, DevD, Delhi 6 were my favourites. 8 By 10 Tasveer wasnt too bad. Even last year I had many favourite songs. But it has been a while that a song has personally connected with me at this level. Each and every line speaks my heart in Rahat’s divine voice.

I share an organic relationship with God and Irshad Kamil’s soulful and poignant lyrics encapsulate my present equation with God.

The protagonist does not shy away from expressing his anguish and disappointment with God at times as these lines so beautifully capture

Manga Jo Mera Hai, Jaata Kya Tera Hai.
Maine Kaun Si, Tujhse Jannat Manga Li.
Kaisa Khuda Hai Tu, Bas Naam Ka Hai Tu,
Rabba Jo Teri Itni Si Bhi Naa Chali

I don’t know how this song will be picturised in the film. Usually, when I connect with a song at this level, I end up a tad disappointed with the picturisation. This has more to do with my own interpretation and visualisation of the song. There is a possibility that Ajj Din Chadeya will be no different. But it does not matter.

I have been listening to the song all evening. Then I went to sleep but couldn’t sleep. There was a voice in my mind telling me that I need to listen to the song a couple of times more. So here I am, listening to Rahat’s divine voice carry my thoughts and plea to God.

PS: I am not always in such a romantic, sappy and sympathy seeking mood. This is an exception :)

3 comments:

Angela M said...

Thank you for telling me abt this song. It's so fitting to the story I'm writing -- INSPIRATION!!

As for being disappointed by the picturization, well... that's something I'm kinda used to in BW these days. Subhash Ghai, the Bhatts, anyone?

Raj said...

I am doing the same repeat listening to the same lyrics!!!! I am now relieved that we have Irshad to step up after the god of lyrics (in our times) retires - Javed Akhtar!

Anonymous said...

Watch the movie, you will be pleasantly satisfied with the picturization. One of the very few times, though.

And oh, great blog!