Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Luka Chuppi

Luka Chuppi bahut huyi, saamne aa ja naa
Kahan kahan dhoondha tujhe, thak gayi hai ab teri maa
Aaja saanjh hui, mujhe teri fikar
Dhundhla gayi dekh meri nazar, aa ja na

Kya bataoon maa, kahan hoon main
Yahan udney ko mere khula aasmaan hai
Tere kisson jaisa bhola salona jahan hain yahan, sapno vala
Meri patang ho befikar udd rahi hai maa
Dor koi loote nahin, beech se kaate na

Aaja saanjh hui, mujhe teri fikar
Dhundhla gayi dekh meri nazar, aa ja na

Teri raah takey aankhiyaan,
jaane kaisa kaisa hoye jiyaa
Dheere dheere aangan utre andhera,
mera deep kahan

Dhalke suraj kare ishara chanda tu hai kahan
Mere chanda tu hai kahan?
Luka Chuppi bahut huyi, saamne aa ja naa
Kahan kahan dhoondha tujhe, thak gayi hai ab teri maa

Aaja saanjh hui, mujhe teri fikar
Dhundhla gayi dekh meri nazar, aa ja na

Kaise tujhko dikhaun yahaan hai kya?
Maine jharne se paani maa, tod ke piya hai
Guchcha guchcha kaee khwabon ka uchal ke chuwa hai
Chaaya liya bhali dhoop yahaan hai
Naya naya sa hai roop yahan
Yahaan sab kuch hai maa phir bhi
Lage bin tere mujhko akela

Aaja saanjh hui, mujhe teri fikar
Dhundhla gayi dekh meri nazar, aa ja na

I had been listening to this song from "Rang de Basanti" for some time now, and found it really touching. The good lyrics are coupled with a very good music and beautifull voice from both Lata and Rahman.

Some of the lines are particulary tender, like the one in which "ma" (Mother) cares about her son as its dark now. Indian society (or rather Eastern world) is rather different from the western world, where family bonds are valued more than most other things. Its customary for all the members of family to be at home after the sun sets and have the dinner together. Mother is concerned about her son and waits for him to return.

Similarly the lines "jaane kaisa kaisa hoye jiyaa" shows how concerned the mother is about his son and various ill-thoughts trouble her. Moreover, in Indian culture the child is often compared with the "deep" (candle) lighting home. The son is also troubled living away from his mother for qutie some time now, and even though he has so many conformts, he really misses his mother.

Though I havent seen the movie, I believe it is to motivate NRIs to return.

5 Comments:

Blogger Sumit said...

Abhas,
Very well said...I cannot agree more!
-Sumit

January 30, 2006 11:40 PM  
Anonymous anckit said...

hey dude..
thanks for the lyrics.. wasnt able to understand a few words..

and i am sure... u have seen the movie by now.. if not.. do it!!! amazing movie...

and no its not abt NRI's to return rather about us Indians (and people in general) to wake up and do what it takes to make the world as we want it :) ...

lets hope we can wake up and realize the dream we have been dreaming for sometime now !!

February 01, 2006 12:19 PM  
Blogger Abhas Kumar said...

@anckit

Thanks.

Sure, I have seen this movie, first day first show and it was mind-blowing.

Try this http://abhask.blogspot.com/2006/01/be-rebel.html

February 01, 2006 6:43 PM  
Blogger Abhas Kumar said...

@anckit again

Which were the words that you did not understand? I am thinking to start writing in Hindi fonts now, these Hindi words are difficult to spell in English.

February 02, 2006 3:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Abhas,
This is indeed a touching n beautiful song in every terms whether lyrics,composition n indeed the singers.....n truly conveys the feelings that anybody(whether indians or western pple) shares with their mother,especially pple like us who r staying far off their homes.....
.....Binny :-)

March 20, 2006 10:17 PM  

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