Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Tu Jo Nahin Hai

There aren't too many new songs that appeal me but I started listening to some of them after Pooja recommended I should listen to some new stuff as well. Since some song of Woh Lamhe was one of the top 10s on MIO, I decided to listen to the tracks of Woh Lamhe. Quite good album I'd say but one song was better than the rest. It's the first song that I've heard that I liked of this trio - Glenn John, Pritam Chakraborty, Neelesh Misra. The song reminds me of other oldies based mainly on raaga Darbari Kanada and raaga Jaunpuri. There are significant similarities between this track and some of the famous old songs in the tunes and the singing as well.

[The flute plays so beautifully in the beginning, and the piano tunes take me back to tum paas aaye era]

(Tu jo nahin hai to kuch bhi nahin hai
Yeh maana ki mehfil jawaan hai haseen hai) (2)
Tu jo nahin hai to kuch bhi nahin hai

(Mujhe phir tabaah kar mujhe phir rulaa jaa
Sitam karne waale kahin se tu aajaa) (2)
Kahin se tu aaja

[Takes me back to "koi dil ke khel dekhe" stanza of ""raha gardishon mein har dum" from Do Badan]

Aankhon mein teri soorat basi hai
Teri hi tarah tera gham bhi haseen hai
Tu jo nahin hai to kuch bhi nahin hai (2)

(Jidhar bhi yeh dekhe jahaan bhi yeh jaaye
Tujhe dhoondhti hai yeh paagal nigaahen) (2)
Yeh paagal nigaahen

Main zinda hoon lekin kahaan zindagi hai
Meri Zindagi tu kahaan kho gayi hai
Tu jo nahin hai to kuch bhi nahin hai
Yeh maana ki mehfil jawaan hai haseen hai

Movie: Woh Lamhe (2006)
Singer: Glenn John
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist: Neelesh Misra
Picturized on: Shiney Ahuja, Kangna Ranaut
MIO link: http://www.musicindiaonline.com/p/x/bybmkc1JuS.As1NMvHdW/


Nova said...

Woh Lamhe has nice songs. This ones tops the chart!

Java said...

I sidestepped Woh Lamhe a bit.. mostly coz I seem to stay away from Mahesh Bhatt movies. I don't dread them like I dread Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies, but still.

Anyway, may I recommend "Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai"? (the slow version)

Kanan said...

Neha, you're absolutely correct. This one's the best of the whole album. Wish they made more songs like these.

Java, really? I too am not a big fan of his but now I'm getting into his movies as my SO is a huge huge huge Mahesh Bhatt fan. :) I'll surely check out "kya mujhe pyaar hai". Thank you!