Sunday, January 21, 2007

Songs I Luvvv

Have you heard the songs of GANGSTER ..a very late reaction , but seriously... I had liked the songs alright but had never paid much attention to the meaning of the songs. Each and every line has got so much depth!!! I realized it just yesterday when I was day dreaming and listening to the songs on radio. I have heard the " Ya Ali " song more than thousand times, but it was yesterday I understood what it actually means. My favorite santaza :

'Bina tere na ek pal ho,
Na bin tere kabhi kal ho,
Yeh dil ban jaaye patthar ka,
na isme koi hulchul ho
Sanam Pe Haan, Ishq pe haan,
luta doon, mita doon,
main apni khudi'

Loosely translated:
" Let there not be a single moment without you, nor should tomorrow ever arrive without you. Let this heart turn into a stone, and hence not have any emotions/feelings any more. I want to lose my identity for my lover and my love!"

Beautiful !!!

The same is the case with Jagjit Singh Ghazal's. One favourite ghazal of mine is:

" Pyaar ka pehla khat likhne mei waqt toh lagta hai
Naye parinde ko udne mei waqt toh lagta hai
Pyaar ka pehla khat likhne mei waqt toh lagta hai..

Jism ki baat nahi thi unke dil tak jaana tha
Lambi doori tey karne mei waqt toh lagta hai.."

Waah kya baat hai...Jagjitji tusi toh chaa gaye ho

and not forgetting Elvis bhai

"Wise men say only fools rush in
But I cant help falling in love with you
Shall I say or
Would it be a sin
If I cant help falling in love with you"

There are so many songs which have had an impact on me..who can forget the songs of
  • Maine pyaar kiya..."Aate jaate " and " Aaja shaam hone aayi"
  • Sadma.. "surmayi akhiyon se " and " ay zindagi gale laga le"
  • and yes DDLJ .." Na jaane mere dil ko kya ho gaya" (one friend toh nearly killed me .."You dont like DDLJ songs !!! can u not have that in your list.." ..chill !!!! I included it now..;) )
  • Dil to pagal hai " chand ne kuch kaha" ,"bholi si soorat " ,"dil toh pagal hai "
  • Dil se " aye ajnabi "
  • RDB " tu bin bataye "
  • Taal " humko chodke jis raste wo jaate hain "
  • Euphoria " Tum " , " maayari " , " yaar meri dhadkan "
  • Gambler " Chudi nahi ye mera dil hai " (I luv it ...when Devanand shakes his head and says " nanana aise nahi dheere dheere chupke chupke daalo in mei haath" ...hoowww cute...;))
  • RHTDM : All songs.." Dil ko tum se pyaar hua" , " hehehe bolo bolo " this song favourite line is .."never do this to me don't ever do this to me babbyyyyyyy..."..;)
  • Dhadkan "tum dil ki dhadkan mei"
  • Fuzon " Mora sayyia mose bole na" and "aankhon ke saagar"
  • Gori teri aankhein kahe
  • Hazaron khwahishe aaisi " Baawra mann dekhne chala ek sapna"
  • Yaadon ki baraat .."Chand Mera dil" ," Ye ladka haii alla ".."mil gaya "
  • Sun saiba sun ( dont know the name of that movie ..but I luvv the song)
  • Karz (the coolest part about this movie and its song's are that every time Rishi kapoor comes on stage with his guitar in his silver suite and silver cap ..and says "kabhi kisi se pyaar kiya " just fall off the chair and scream "kiya " favorite song is "meri umar ke nojawaanon " and that guitar waala hit music )
and last but not the least " pal pal dil ke paas" is such a romantic song ..I just go into another world ...waah kisne socha itna pyaara gaana..hum toh bas aapke fan hain jee..:))))

There are many more songs which at the moment I just cant remember...You tell me if I am missing any song which is your favourite..may be it is mine toooo..:))

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Chandrakanta : The Swashbuckling Fare

Breakfast in one hand and remote in the other, I was trying to find a good channel on a warm Sunday morning. Naah!! Not another Saas Bahu sports channel for me...and then I came across a very flickering and unclear channel..Well no points for guessing..yes it was Doordarshan . They were broadcasting a short interview of Nirja Guleri .
"Nirja Guleri...Guleri ..I have heard about him . Does he come in my bank...well no ..ohhh Nirja Guleri !!!!!!"


Don't remember perfectly but I think I was in the third or fifth std and I remember our only lifeline was Doordarshan and DD Metro.I would wait desperately for sundays to come.
At sharp 9 am the sweet music would float in my Hall.

Chandrakanta ki kahani
ye mana hai purani..
ye purani hokar bhi
badi lagti hain suhani
naugaaaaaaaad vijaaaygaaaad ka raaaj kumaaaar..chandrakanta se karta thaaa pyaaaar..(2)

Wow!!! I loved Sundays soooo much. Every sunday would be like a picnic. We had a TV serial time table .
9 am : Chandrakanta
10 am : Duck Tales
11 am : Talespin
12 pm : Fun Time...etc etc

All my friends and I would assemble at one place to watch yet another romanchak episode of
" Chandrakanta". The world that was depicted in that serial was just so fascinating .I was greatful to Nirja Guleri for making this serial ( Director or Producer of that serial ..I mean I am not sure..but who cares ) .
For those who have no idea what I am talking about...well I speaka Englis and' if ya still don understan lemme tell ya :

This serial was about Princess Chandrakanta of Vijaygad and Prince VirendraSingh
of Naugad . Both are in luuvvv. But there is our dushman zamaana. Both these kingdoms are big rivals of each other ( Due to some unknown reason you don't expect me to remember these details do you ?? ). Now Chandrakanta has a very cruel minded minister ..Mr Krur singh . He wishes to marry her but then his wish remains merely a wish ..Why??...'coz Chandrakanta loves VirendraSingh ..stupid..(I see not' attentive in class..!!!)...So our Krur singh decides to go to the neighboring kingdom and join hands with another rival Mr Shivdutt. Shivdutt is another very interesting character in this serial . He, my good friends is not a normal human being or should I say he is not a homosapien...but an aiyyar..( A person who can convert into other animals..hmmm very dangerous ) and he has poison in his blood !!!!! Can you believe that ?? But childhood is such a sweet stage in one's life. You just don't have the brains as to what is good for you and what is ..well stupid...!!
We would all go numb each time Shivdutt would throw his new wife out of the castle window and make a snake bite him ( He has poison in his body toh due to some unknown reason he has to do that every day and is helped by his Ex -Flame Vishkanya in that ).Everytime this would happen it would arouse innocent questions in innocent minds..(who had nothing to do ...I don't understand why I would waste my energy in understanding these logics instead of breaking my head in understanding logics of maths or science..)

First Bacha :Hey why does he do that ??
Second Bacha: Tha bitch asked him to do that !!!
Darpok Bacha :Ohh !!! this Vishkanya ..God is watching everything..she will never have peace in her life.

Hmm innocent minds...but not all were innocent ..
Any romantic scene would eco giggles in the room..tee hee ..I didnt watch that.. what happened..??
Hey I have my eyes do you expect me to watch ??..but nothing much happened. He was about to tee heee.. kiss her...but ... but then he only hugged her.

Even Krur singh had become quite famous..he had become a role model for all small rowdy boys ..a beautiful girl in the street and suddenly you would hear " Yakoooooooo "..or " YAkooooo Pitaaajiiiii "...This dialogue of Yakoo Singh had become more popular than our great shakti kapoors " Maaammaa AAAAOOOOOO"
And now for those who have started to complain that this post seems to be a mini episode of Chandrakanta.."EXCUSE ME..BUT HAVE YOU READ THE TOPIC...IT SAYS.."Chandrakanta : The Swashbuckling Fare "...that means won't have anything related to your favourite serial "Shaktimaan " or may be " Raja and Rancho"..(but must confess the monkey is quite brilliant in that...though I don't remember whether he was Raja or Rancho ..:p)

Ok back to the don't get scared I am ending my post in Chandrakanta Eeeestyle...

tatatatamnnnnn...." NIRJA GULERI PRODUCTION "
Again the music :Chandrakanta ki kahani...mana hai purani..lalallalalallaal..