Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Justaju Jis Ki Thi

Every time I listen to Umrao Jaan songs, they have taken me to a new dimension each time.

This is probably one song that I have heard the least in the collection. But today I have been listening to it on repeat mode not because I wanted to but it was only UJ song I had access to and I so wanted to listen to all the songs but then listening to this one I realized that I had never actually *listened* to this one before today.

Technically speaking, Khayyam sahab's music in this one is very simple (and still beautiful) compared to other numbers. This one just as tabla playing in background mostly along with very little of other instruments and you get to listen to sweet voice of Asha ji. It's amazing. And the third stanza starts very beautifully differently than the first two.

Shahryar doesn't have many songs to his credit in HFM but all the ones that he has penned are so beautiful, including this one. And I just realized that Shahryar is the same lyricist who has also penned some of the wonderful songs of Yahudi. I think Umrao Jaan is his best work!


aa aa aa... aa aa aa...

justaju jiski thi usko to na paya humne (2)
is bahaane se magar dekh li duniya humne
justaju jiski thi

tujh ko ruswa na kiya aa aa aa
tujh ko ruswa na kiya khud bhi pashemaan na hue
ishq ki rasm ko (2)
is tarah nibhaaya humne
ishq ki rasm ko is tarah nibhaaya humne
justaju jiski thi

kab mili thi kahaan bichhadi thi aa aa
kab mili thi kahaan bichhadi thi hume yaad nahin
zindagi tujko to (2)
bas khwaab mein dekha humne
zindagi tujko to bas khwaab mein dekha humne
justaju jiski thi

aye adaa
aye adaa aur sunaaye bhi to kya haal apna
umra ka lamba safar (2)
tay kiya tanha humne
umra ka lamba safar tay kiya tanha humne

justaju jiski thi usko to na paya humne
is bahaane se magar dekh li duniya humne
justaju jiski thi...


Film Name: Umrao Jaan (1981)
Singer(s): Asha Bhosle
Lyrics: Shahryar
Musician(s): Khayyam

3 comments:

maydawn said...

good effort
thank u

Kanan said...

maydawn, thank you!

sharoz said...

please mention the first two "shair" lyrics in this post which is in the film before the beginning of this song scene