2 states – the story of my marriage

Chetan Bhagat‘s last book 3 mistakes of my life had left me totally disappointed. I couldn’t even go through 2 chapters of “3 mistakes”. The book still lies in my book rack, half-read begging to be completed. But I don’t think I am in any mood to do so in the near future. One Night @ the Call Centre also was not so great compared to five point someone, the best we have had from the author till date.  It was the built up of Five point that kept me going and complete the second one.  However, thanks God, he is back in form after these two disasters.

2 states: the story of my marriage

Next to five point someone, it is absolutely hilarious and fun going through the book – fast paced, no time to blink here. ‘2 states: the story of my marriage’ picks up where ‘five point someone’ left off. It’s an against-all-odds love story about commitment and resolve. The story is told through protagonist Krish, a Punjabi boy after he falls for a Tamil girl, Ananya. The colloquial humor of Chetan’s writing is the highlight of the book.  The wit and sarcasm stand out and are worth quite a few LOL moments. 2 states is an easy read. Every Indian who watches Bollywood knows the twist in this story. Yet you must read this book once, if only to know what lovers from different communities go through at the hands of their families. How love is at mercy of societal, familial norms. How love can drive you crazy. I could totally identify with Krish’s condition when he uses another person’s cellphone to call up Ananya as she ignores all his calls  or when he can’t take Ananya’s silence any more and flies to her for a day! When the person you love rejects you it makes you do things insane! Though many have  issue  that the endings are predictable, and that the premise seems similar every time. But c’mon guys don’t you want your life to be happy…I like stories which end with happily ever after.
In short, a nice and entertaining book. Not all books are meant to be literary works with complicated plots with twisted sentences. Perfect when you want to read something light and get amused.

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Lyrics of Tum Mile

I don’t know how many people have noticed this, music of movies featuring Emran Hashmi are bound to be chartbusters. The same goes for the latest from the Bhatt camp – Tum Mile. One listening to the tracks and you will want to listen to the songs over and over again. The title track – Tum Mile is my favorite. The song has three versions by – Neeraj Sridhar, Javed Ali and Shafqat Amanat Ali.

The rendition by Neeraj resonates of the feeling of innocent and pure love that takes centre-stage as Neeraj gets into the shoes of a lovelorn youngster who is plain and simple glad to have found the love of his life. A rhythmic tune that has a much better ‘antra’ when compared with ‘mukhda’, ‘Tum Mile’ has an elaborate setting to it in it’s opening version.

However, to one’s pleasant surprise, even better versions follow after a while with Javed Ali and Shafqat Amanat Ali getting their own solo versions of the same song. Frankly, the two singers do well in stealing the show this time around. Javed Ali takes huge strides with his soft rendition in this melodious outing which stays away from excessive musical instruments. On the other hand Shafqat Amanat Ali, who hails from Pakistan, gets another fabulous song under his belt after ‘Mitwa’ [Kabhi Alvidaa Naa Kehna] with this soft rockversion of the title song. All in all, this is a song that grows on you and once the tune is set in mind, there is no stopping.

Song: Tum Mile – Love Reprise
Singer: Javed Ali
Lyrics:Kumar
Music: Pritam

The lyrics are also very beautiful. Check them out.

Tu hi meri hai saari zameen
Chahe kahin se chaloon
Tujhpe hi aake rukoon
Tere siwa main jaaon kahan
Koi bhi raah chunoon
Tujhpe hi aake rukoon

Tum mile toh lamhe thum gaye
Tum mile toh saare ghum gaye
Tum mile toh muskurana aaa gaya

Tum mile toh jaadu chha gaya
Tum mile toh jeena aa gaya
Tum mile toh maine paaya hai khuda

Tujh mein kinara dikhe
Dil ko sahara dikhe
Aa meri dhadkan thaam le
Teri taraf hi mude
Yeh saans tujhse jude
Har pal yeh tera naam le

Tum mile toh ab kya hai kami
Tum mile toh toh duniya mil gayi
Tum mile toh mil gaya aasra

Tum mile toh jaadu chha gaya
Tum mile toh jeena aa gaya
Tum mile toh maine paaya hai khuda

Din mere tujhse chalein
Raatein bhi tujhse dhalein
Hai waqt tere haath mein
Tu hi shehar hai mera
Tujhe me hi ghar hai mera
Rehta hai tere saaath mein

Tum mile toh mil gaya humsafar
Tum mile toh khud ki hai khabar
Tum mile toh rishta sa ban gaya

Tum mile toh jaadu chha gaya
Tum mile toh jeena aa gaya
Tum mile toh maine paaya hai khuda

Lyrics of Neeraj Sridhar’s Version

Khaabon bina nigahein meri jee rahi thhi
koi nahin thha yeh akeli thhi meri zindagi
khamosh thha honton pe baatein nahin thhi
koi nahin thha yeh akeli thhi meri zindagi

Tum mile toh jahan
Tum mile toh har pal hain naya
Tum mile toh sabse hai faasla

Tum mile toh jaadu chha gaya
Tum mile toh jeena aa gaya
Tum mile toh maine paaya hai khuda

Palkein moonde chahat meri so rahi thhi
Khushboo hawaaon mein thhi maine nahin mehsoos ki
Jaane kahaan baharein khil rahi thhi
khooshboo hawaaon mein thhi maine nahin mehsoos ki

Tum mile toh mehki baarishein
Tum mile toh jaagi khaahishein
Tum mile toh rangon ka hai silsila

Tum mile toh jaadu chha gaya
Tum mile toh jeena aa gaya
Tum mile toh maine paaya hai khuda

Tune duaen suni
Dil ki sadaayein suni
Tujhse main maangoon aur kya
Tujh bin adhoora hoon main
Tujh sang poora hoon main
Karta hoon tera shukriya

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Kaise kahoon lamhein mujhe chhoo rahein hai
Aisa laga in mein tera hi toh aehsaas hai
kaise kahoon dil mein nayi aahatein hain
Aisa laga in mein tera hi toh aehsaas hai

Tum mile toh mera dil gaya
Tum mile toh sab kuchh mil gaya
Tum mile toh logon se kya waasta

Tum mile toh jaadu chha gaya
Tum mile toh jeena aa gaya
Tum mile toh maine paaya hai khuda