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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-

My Name Is Khan: Music Review

Music: Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy

Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar

So, finally Kjo is back with his latest flick after the lovely KANK (yes I was among the few who loved that movie). As usual the movie has lots of expectations; a) Kjo comes behind the camera after 4 years b)This is Shahrukh’s first major release since RNBDJ & c)This first time SRK & Kajol are coming together since K3G which was nine years back. Like the movie its music is also much anticipated as is the case with Kjo movie.

Many of us would have noticed a pattern which the soundtrack follows in Kjo movie. There would be 2 dance tracks one would be a disco number and the other would most probably be a shaadi type number full of Punjabi influence, then there would be one full romantic track and one sad song. But the thing with MNK is that surprisingly it doesn’t follow this pattern and comes out to be a very pleasant soundtrack. The whole soundtrack has a Sufi feel to it, be it the lyrics or the music. SEL have done another brilliant job after their successful last year. So, without wasting further time let’s go and have a look at the songs.

The album starts with Sajda. Sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan who is supported by Richa Sharma. A romantic track to the core, Sajda doesn’t have anything different to offer in terms of music, but some nice lyrics by Niranjan and superb singing by both the singers makes you love this song instantly.

When you hear Shankar’s own voice reciting the words Noor-E-Khuda, you know a melodious track awaits you. The surprising element of the song is the choice of Adnan Sami and Shreya’s entrance in the song takes the song to another level. The song boasts some inspiring lyrics and amazing music. This one is surely going to move many people’s heart.

Okay, frankly speaking I didn’t like this track when I heard it the first few times, but then it really grew on me. Tere Naina is a beautiful track and all because of Shafqat’s vocals and Niranjan’s honey dipped words. This is one track you would love to dedicate to someone very special. Scintillating!!!!!

This is my personal favourite track from the soundtrack. The song starts with chants of Allah-hi-Rahem in Rashid Khan’s husky voice. A great Sufi track which brings peace to your mind.

There are some songs which are meant to celebrate joy and spirit of life, Rang De belongs to that category. Full of life, the songs has all the reasons to rise anyone’s hopes. Suraj and Shankar do a great job behind the mike and provide some zestful vocals.

The album ends with an instrumental piece by my favourite band Strings. Khan theme is a dramatic musical piece which sets the mood of the movie. The track has a feel of sadness as well as hope attached to it. The first time I heard this track I had chill bumps all over me. A brilliant way to end the album

So, SEL don’t come up with something which is very innovative but still it has that feeling of warmth which makes this an instantly likable album. With some nice words by Niranjan this album is surely going to make a mark with every one

Rating:  ***1/2

Repeat Value: Of course!!!

Personal picks: Noor-e-khuda, Allah-hi-rahem, Khan Theme