Saawariya: Revisiting the song and Gayatri Joshi

I love Swades. In fact I love the movie even more than Lagaan (and it’s not because of SRK). Everything about the movie is beautiful, be it the story, the  performances, the  cinematography, but the best thing about the movie is its music. For me it is one of Rahman’s best work up till this date and the song, Ye Jo Des Hai Tera is the best patriotic song in my opinion. But this post is not about that song, it is about another beautiful track from the movie which made me fall in love with the beauty named Gayatri Joshi. Now there are a number of reasons why I like this song, so scroll down to revisit this melodious song

1)      Oh that melodious music –

I somehow find this song a bit different from the other usual love songs and maybe its because of the fast rhythm it catches in the beginning. Rahman’s orchestrisation is brilliant throughout the song be it the sweet sound of Manjeera used in bits throughout the song or the introduction of the Tablas in the second interlude. Add to it Alka Ji’s superb vocals and you have one of the best romantic songs of the previous decade.

2)      The lovely Gayatri Joshi-

I’ve been in love with Gayatri Joshi since her advertising days. She is what I will call natural beauty. I bet if you look at her in the song, you will fall in love with her too. Throughout the movie she is shown so simple, with simple clothes and minimal makeup but still she manages to look so gorgeous. God! How I wish she comes back to acting again!!!!!

3)      The beautiful lyrics-

Javed Saab has written some beautiful lines for this song and the best part is that he has stayed away from those cliché’ words. The Hindi used in this song is what I will call shuddh Hindi. Here are some of the lines from the song with my hand at translating them-

Tu jo, mila, mujhe, toh ye saara, sama, badal gaya

Khilne lage hain phool se meri raah mein

Phir yun, laga, mujhe ke ye dharti, nayi huwi

Naya ambar huwa, teri aur meri chaah mein

Chanchal, hawa, taraana koyi gaaye

Nadiya bhi koyi kahaani kehti jaaye

Jabse mili sajna, tujhse najariya

Ho gayi hai sudh-budh ki mujhse gathhariya

 

When I found you, everything changed

Flowers started grooming in my way

Then I felt even the land is new

Sky has become new in the affection of you and me

Air is playing like symphony

River is flowing like telling us a story

When my eyes met yours my love

I have lost all my senses


4) The awesome picturisation-

I swear Ashutosh Gowariker can easily teach the likes of Yash Chopra on how to shoot a romantic song beautifully without the use of Swiss alps. Just look at the rustic beauty, humility of this place Wai, where the movie has been shot, so beautiful and calm.

Just look at these shots and you will know what I mean

So finally leave with the video of this song to feast upon and enjoy. Do let me know if you also like this song as much as I do

 

 

I love Swades. In fact I love the movie even more than Lagaan (and it’s not because of SRK). Everything about the movie is beautiful, be it the story, the  performances, the  cinematography, but the best thing about the movie is its music. For me it is one of Rahman’s best work up till this date and the song, Ye Jo Des Hai Tera is the best patriotic song in my opinion. But this post is not about that song, it is about another beautiful track from the movie which made me fall in love with the beauty named Gayatri Joshi. Now there are a number of reasons why I like this song, so scroll down to revisit this melodious song

1) Oh that melodious music –

I somehow find this song a bit different from the other usual love songs and maybe its because of the fast rhythm it catches in the beginning. Rahman’s orchestrisation is brilliant throughout the song be it the sweet sound of Manjeera used in bits throughout the song or the introduction of the Tablas in the second interlude. Add to it Alka Ji’s superb vocals and you have one of the best romantic songs of the previous decade.

 

2) The lovely Gayatri Joshi-

I’ve been in love with Gayatri Joshi since her advertising days. She is what I will call natural beauty. I bet if you look at her in the song, you will fall in love with her too. Throughout the movie she is shown so simple, with simple clothes and minimal makeup but still she manages to look so gorgeous. God! How I wish she comes back to acting again!!!!!

 

3) The beautiful lyrics-

Text Box: When I found you, everything changed Flowers started grooming in my way Then I felt even the land is new Sky has become new in the affection of you and me Air is playing some symphony River is flowing like telling us a story When my eyes met with yours my love I have lost all my sensesJaved Saab has written some beautiful lines for this song and the best part is that he has stayed away from those cliché’ words. The Hindi used in this song is what I will call shuddh Hindi. Here are some of the lines from the song with my hand at translating them-

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11 responses to “Saawariya: Revisiting the song and Gayatri Joshi

  1. Agreed Gayatri is naturally flawless and completely unassuming, which is why she was perfect to cast as the school teacher in this film. Everything about Swades reads intimate and natural, and the music is no exception. I think that Ye Jo Des Hai Tera is incredibly beautiful. Definitely one of Rahman’s best.

    When did you start blogging again? I’ll have to add this link to my blogroll and take the other one out.

    • Aah am really lazy to write but when something really strikes i can’t control writing and since many days I was having an itch to write but didnt have anything to write and then couple of days back while studying in library this song came in my ipod and then I was like wat a beauty this track is, I should write a post on it

  2. I loved this post. Why? Because this song is my all time favorite. I love the lyrics, the music and yes the movie itself too. Shahrukh Khan and Gayatri Joshi were phenomenal.

  3. Its one of my favourite movie.you are not the only one waiting for gayatri Joshi to come back.I didn’t know her name before bt seems she is every guy’s dream girl.she is one of those females that people dream about getting married to 😉 Loved SRK’s acting as well.

  4. Love this song. Great post man.
    Only Rahman can get Alka Yagnik to sing such tough song.
    I too like everything about Swades, the minimalistic charm.

  5. Bidisha Chakraborty

    This post really touched my heart.Not because of the fact that I love this movie too and definitely not because I like Gayatri Joshi.The way the post has been written,the right expressions used at the right places,the open adulation for the beauty of the lady and the song….are surreal. Most importantly,I adored the maturity and depth with which it has been drafted. Keep on blogging,I’m sure you will turn out to be even more awesome with your words as you grow older. All the best!

  6. All I know is that Gayatri Joshi’s character in Swades is easily among my top 5 favorites of all time. At the surface, it might appear Swades is more about SRK, but her character is so well-written and there are such incredible and obvious correlations between her and the motherland, they’re impossible to not appreciate.

    Of course, this is a beautiful song, too, as is every song in the soundtrack. Cool post, and extra points for the shout-out to Ashutosh Gowariker. What a talent!

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