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

kaise kahoon -3
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

Slumdog Millionaire – Review

Watched Slumdog Millionaire last night. In a sentence: I LOVED IT!

Yes I strongly detest piracy, but then just couldn’t wait till the movie’s release in India and didn’t think twice before getting hold of a pirated DVD. I guess confessing here will bring down my guilt level.

So getting to the movie, Slumdog Millionaire follows the story of a young man Jamal(Dev Patel) from the slums of Mumbai who goes on to win 20,000,000 Rupees on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?“. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy, the movie is based on the novel Q and A by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup. Jamal’s story is told in flashbacks of the distant past, recent past and present flowing in and out seamlessly. The movie opens with Jamal being accused of cheating on the TV show. During the course of interrogation by the chief inspector, his story unfolds in a pretty remarkable manner. Through the flashbacks, it is revealed how Jamal answers each of the questions on the TV show not from book knowledge — he has none — but his own life experiences. Jamal’s life experiences are humorous, surprising and, on a few occasions, absolutely devastating.  Jamal is searching for two people from his childhood: his wild older brother Salim (Madhur Mittal), now a thief and killer, and his childhood sweetheart Latika, now stepping up from child prostitute to plaything of a gangster.  What I loved most is the love story aspect of the movie – how Jamal feels true love and would do anything to get his true love. His belief in destiny, about it all being written, about overcoming all the odds to get the one you love kinda echoes my beliefs(know I am a die-hard romantic). The love interest is played by the lovely Freida Pinto.

Critics in India has been bashing the movie for portrayal of India with slums, poverty, crime, child-prostitution but then one must accept these are realities in India and just hiding it or acting it’s not there, doesnt solve these issues are much worse than what a movie can depict. 

With Slumdog Millionaire sweeping the coveted awards of Best Director, Best Film, Best Screenplay and Musical Score at the Golden Globes,  all eyes are now on Academy Awards. A R Rahman, becoming the first Indian to win a Golden Globe for scoring the music of the film. So the movie maybe about a slumdog, but the movie is a top dog.

I’m really looking forward to seeing this one again when it releases in India. 

Till then, watch a teaser:

My suggestion: Go watch it!

Kahin toh Hogi

Yes I wonder, where is this world where all your dreams and wishes come true…!!! Why doesn’t real life has a happy ending like reel life..why does real life ends with pain and heartbreak more than often!! :(

Really love this song.  Cos it reflects my  feelings. 

Here are the lyrics:

Kahin to.. kahin to..
Hogi woh duniya
Jahaan tu mere saath hai..

 
Jahaan mein, jahaan tu,
Aur jahaan, bas tere mere jazbaat hain,
Hogi jahaan subah teri palko ki kiranon mein,
Lori jahan chand ki sune teri baahon mein.. 

(Jaane naa kahaan wo duniya hai?
Jaane naa wo hai bhi ya nahi?
Jahaan meri zindagi mujhse,
Itni khafa nahi..) – 2

Saansein kho gayin hain kiski aahon mein,
Main kho gayi hoon jaane kiski baahon mein,
Manzilon se raahein dhoondhti chali,
Kho gayi hai manzil kahin rahon mein.. 

Kahin to, kahin to hai nasha..
Teri meri har mulaqaat mein.
Honton se, honton ko choomti, 
o rehte hai hum har baat pe.

Kehti hai fiza jahan,
Teri zameen aasmaan.
Jahan hai tu, meri hassi,
Meri khushi, meri jaan……

(Jaane naa kahan woh duniya hai,
Jaane naa wo hai bhi ya nahi,
Jahaan meri zindagi mujhse,
Itni khafa nahi..) – 3

Movie :Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Singer :Rashid Ali, Vasundhara Das
Music Director :A R Rahman 
Lyrics : Abbas Tyrewala
Year : 2008
Actors : Genelia Dsouza, Imraan Khan
Director :Abbas Tyrewala

Say it with a Song

I simply love tagging games. Came across this one and was quick to play and put up the results.

The Golden Rules:
1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense.
4. With the answers, give your own comments on how they relate to the questions.
5. Tag at least 5 people.

1. How are you feeling today?
Raindrops keep falling on my head – B J Thomas
Yessss I am all pepped up to take anything on my stride today! Apt!

2. If someone says, “Is this okay?” You say?
Bolo na tum zara – Fight Club
Nah I do give an opinion, rather than asking the question back to them.

3. What do you like in a guy/girl?
Love me for a Reason – Boy Zone
Oh yeah they do need to have some solid reason for me to like them!

4. Will you get far in life?
Chahe Zubaan Se – Dil Hai Tumhara
I would rather not say, I take my life as it comes!

5. What do you think about very often?
Kahin to Hogi – Jaane tu.. Ya Jaane Na
Well yes..I do reflect upon my life… and this one is very appropriate..cos I really thing of such a good life! Just hope that it exists!

6. What is 2 + 2?
Desi Girl – Dostana
Eeew..what is that supposed to mean!! No idea!!

7. What’s your best friend’s theme song?
Tum ko Dekha – Jagjit Singh
Hah..n am sure that comes to mind on seeing me!! :P

8. What is the story of your life?
Kabhi Alvida na Kehna – Kabhi Alvida na Kehna
I do hate Goodbyes – n speciallly when SOMEONE is leaving!!

9. What is/was your high school like?
The Closest Thing to Crazy – Katie Melua
WOW!! That sure was… if not school ..then our headmistress definitley was!! Imagine … she used to hit girls!!

10. What is your motto?
Junoon – Abhijeet Sawant
Oh yeah I am passionate ..very much..about my work, about my things.. and….

11. What’s the best thing about your friends?
When you Say Nothing at All – Ronan Keating
No guys..please speak up..!

12. What do you think of the person you like?
All I want for Christmas
Not just for Christmas..I want the person forever!!

13. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Paint my Love – Michael Learns to Rock
Paint?? Paint what?? Wall?? nah..not at all interested in painting, well yes at one stage had taken up painting..but totally lost interest. Yes if it’s with love definitley would paint my home with love.. oooh… how cheesy!! :P

14. What do you think of when you see the person you like?
Take me to your Heart – Michael Learns to Rock
Yeah.. please do…!!

15. Describe your grandparents.
Har Pal Yahaan Jee Bhar Jiyo – Kal Ho Na Ho
Well, they are no more. But I guess.. they would have definitely loved to live their lives to the fullest.

16. How’s your life going?
It’s the Time to Disco
Need to say more?

17. What is your biggest fear?
Ek Shaqs – Abhijeet Sawant
My fear is losing people close to me..not just one person.

18. What will be played at your funeral?
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Am I pretty?? Didn’t know.. ok..let’s play that!

19. What is your hobby/interest?
Baahon ke Darmiyan – Khaamoshi
Hush Hush!!

20. Will you have a happy life?
Aur Kya? – Yes Boss
Yes sure!!

21. What do your friends really think of you?
I Miss You – Darren Hayes(Savage Garden)
Really people?..You all miss me so much??!!

22. Do people secretly lust after you?
Doorie – Atif Aslam
Aah.. cant stay away from me!! That says it all!

23. How can you make yourself happy?
O Re Piya – Atif Aslam
Well yes my sweetheart.. with you am always happy!

24. Will you ever have children?
Ek Din Raahon – Naqaab
Oh My God!! No, not on the way..

25. What song would you strip to?
Ek Din Aap – Yes Boss
Eeks.. never in my life.. whatever be the song.

26. What does your mom think of you?
Have I told you Lately – Rod Stewart
yeah I know..what you have been telling me lately!!

27. What do you think of your parents?
Koi Tumsa Nahin – Krissh
Very true!! No one is like them!!

28. What is your deep, dark secret?
Yeh Kya Hua – Shreya Ghosal
Oh no.. my secrets revealed!!

29. What is your enemy’s theme song?
Tumse Yun Milenge – Kunal Ganjawala
So how were they expecting to meet me.. !!!

30. What will you dance to at your wedding?
I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
Ooh…yes ..perfect!!!

Hey, this was fun. To add more fun, I am tagging my friends:
Moid at Circardian Rythms
Naved at Words of love.. words for love…
Vikram at Just Like That

Let us see what do they come up with!

Jal – Love Sparks Chaltay Chaltay Video

Jal just released the video of their song “Chaltay Chaltay” featuring Amrita Rao. The song is not included in their latest album Boondh. Good song..and the video is very cute..all about remembering your carefree college days and old flame. View the video right here or if you want download the video.

Song: Chaltay Chaltay

Artist/Band: Jal the Band

Download the mp3 of the song Chaltay Chaltay.

Krazzy 4 – Break Free Gonna Get Some Chutti features Shah Rukh Khan

So Sharukh Khan is giving the hot babes of Bollywood a run for their money. He has become the favorite item boy…so does that mean end of road for the sizzling item girls. All “item songs” done by Shah Rukh Khan have been very popular and given a boost to the opening of the related movies. Well anything featuring Shah Rukh Khan creates buzz..so everyone cashes on that. It all started with “Kaal” song, followed by the hot “Dard-e-Disco” number and now the Krazzy 4 song. The launch of Hrithik Roshan by his dad in Kaho Na Pyaar Hai saw the exit of Shah Rukh Khan from the Roshan camp..but this item song..marks a comeback to Rakesh Roshan’s movies. Shah Rukh Khan had starred in Roshan’s King Uncle, Karan Arjun and Koyla. The movie “Krazzy 4″ boasts of another item song by Hithik Roshan. So its a double treat for the audience.

Here is the promotional video of the song “Break Free Gonna Get Some Chutti”:

Movie: Krazzy 4
Director: Jaideep Sen
Cast: Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Suresh Menon, Juhi Chawla and Rajpal Yadav.
Music: Rajesh Roshan.

“Pehli Nazar Mein” from Race

The song “Pehli Nazar” from the movie “Race” has been climbing charts since its release. When I heard it, me too liked the melodious song greatly and can say yet again Atif has done a good job of it. Atif’s voice echoes in and you are sure not to forget this track for a long time to come. No sooner had I marveled at the number, I found out that it’s a copy of a Korean song..!!! Aaah Indian musicians and plagiarism…they seem to be synonymous. So another straight lift of “Sarang Hae Yo” from the movie “A Millionaire’s First Love”. These music directors should thank the other artists for making their job easier. These shameless copying of the songs just makes me wonder..do these people have talent.. yeah they do have good ear for music to copy from!

Pehli Nazar

Song: Pehli Nazar Mein
OST: Race
Artist:Atif Aslam
Music Director: Pritam

A Millionaire’s First Love – Sarang Hae Yo MV

Song: Sarang Hae Yo
OST: A Millionaire’s First Love
Artist: Dong Bang Shin Ki

But on a final note I still find Atif’s rendition better than the Korean guy.. cos at least I understand what he is singing!!! :)

Boondh – A Drop of Jal

After the grand success of their album “Aadat”, Jal have released their new album “Boondh – a drop of jal”. Speculations and comparisons are indispensable. It’s always tough to live up to people’s expectations. And I think Jal have come up with a good compilation.Boondh - A Drop of Jal - Album Cover

The album contains numbers which are soft, romantic and tinged with desperation for a beloved – very signature of Jal. As a band they have grown..particularly Farhaan who as a vocalist shows great improvement – listen to him in the starting few lines of Payal- “Payal ka shor macha ke/Nindiya se tun jaga ke/Tu kaheen jaaye na“. This is the songs which I was really looking forward to. I had heard the teaser of this song and was eager to listen the full version of it. And they have not at all disappointed me. A very good composition. I loved Goher’s rendition of the song “Hamein Itna Pyaar” but at times the lyrics are way too cliched..nevertheless it makes for a good listening..particularly the slower version.I know I am sucker for soft romantic mushy songs. It has got a slow version too. Of the trio of the band Jal – Goher, Farhan and Shazi..Goher deserves an applause for he is a bundle of talent – lyricist, songwriter and a vocalist – he can do it all.

Maybe at first listening you wont love the songs as much ..but the music gradually grows on you.

My verdict – Impressive and lingering.

I know I am punching two together, but with Atif also releasing his new album “Meri Kahani” I couldn’t stop myself from putting in my comments. As many would remember, that Atif Aslam and Goher Mumtaz together had started the band Jal but gradually separated ways. Atif showed great promise as a vocalist. With his album Doorie last year he wooed the crowds all over again. Now he has come up with another album, claiming it to be the actual sequel to Aadat, titled “Meri Kahani”. I don’t have much to say about this album cos it has disappointed me, except for two songs, “Meri Kahani” and “Chor Gaye”, the other songs are too noisy. It’s not that I am against Atif or for Jal, but somehow this album fails. I loved the album “Doorie”, which was panned by critics. Will have to wait and watch who goes up or who goes down or is it that there is equal takers for their music.

The only released video of the album “Boondh” is “Sajni”. The video is conceptually different and not to mention shot beautifully. Here is the video:

Video: Sajni
Album: Boondh – a drop of jal
Artist/Band: Jal the band
List of songs in the album “Boondh – a drop of jal”:

  • Chup Chup
  • Humain Itna Pyaar
  • Humain Itna Pyaar (Slow)
  • Kia Sei Kia
  • Mahia
  • Main Mast Hoon
  • Moray Piya
  • Payal (Lyrics)
  • Raatien
  • Sajni
  • Sajni (Slow)