Lyrical Love – Part III

Poetry, Music and Love...

I cannot help but come back to the lyrical love posts. Each time a beautiful song about love plays on my ipod, I am tempted to write down its lyrics and capture my emotions in its lovely words… written out on my blog.

This time however, I have songs in four languages to the kitty… Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and English 🙂 :

1) Saathiya, Tune Kya Kiya (Love – Hindi)

This is an older song from the Bollywood 80’s (when Salman Khan was still thin and had lots of hair on his head ;-)). Some of us mallus were amazed at the (wierd?) combination of a popular Malayalee actress Revathi with Salman in a movie called “Love” (See the song in YouTube). But anyways, I bring up this movie now not to dron about its unusual pairing but for this timeless song…

The music (by Anand Milind) captures that era and leaves you feeling like you’re walking in the Bombay of the 80’s… on an evening as the sun is setting; your heart is filled with the joy of being alive, and love. The song is sung by two South Indian singers – the maestro SP Balasubramaniam and the woman with the voice of gold – KS Chitra. SPB is flawless as usual and Chitra’s accent for once doesn’t distract you from her beautiful voice. The lilts in their voices as they sing the “la-la-la” sweeps you off your feet, a rush of emotions capture you as you echo those words with the song that makes you want to run (Bollywood style) straight into the arms of a lover, who’s telling you “jaana kahaan? aa dil mein aa”…….*Sigh*.
Not surprising, since it is penned by the genius Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Saathiya, tune kya kiya
Beliya, tune kya kiya…

Maine kiya, tera intezaar…

Itna karo na mujhe pyaar… (2)

Saathiya, tune kya kaha
Beliya, tune kya kaha…

Yoon na kabhi, karna intezaar…

Maine kiya he tumse pyaar… (2)

Itni mohabbat, seh na sakoonga
Sach maano zinda, reh na sakoonga…

Tujhko sambhaaloon, yeh mera zimma
Main hoon tho kya hum, jaane tamanna…

Ab jeena marna mera, jaanam tere haath he…

Maine kaha na sanam, ab tu mere saath he…

Tho phir sambhaal, ke main chala

Jaana kahaan, aa dil mein aa (la-la-la…)


Dil ke chaman ka, hasna tho dekho
Jaage nazar ka, sapna tho dekho

Aise hue hum, ek jaan ek dil
Tu he ke main hoon, kehna he mushkil

Jhonka basanti he tu,
Than he gulaabi mera…

Do rang milne ke baad,
hothe nahi he juda

Tho phir sambhaal, ke main chala

Jaana kahaan, aa dil mein aa (la-la-la…)


2) Munbe Vaa (S(J)illinu oru kaadhal – Tamil)

It would be sacrilege if I don’t mention Munbe Vaa in a blog devoted to love and beautiful songs. (And yes, I know I have written about this before in my album review but I can still speak volumes about this song ;)) This has kept me company for many of my travel journeys, times when I would listen ardently to the lyrics, and wonder if there would be the perfect love in my life. And then, when I would listen to them again, and sing along… living my idea of the perfect love. Munbe Vaa is one of AR’s best melodies. The prelude piece brings visions of droplets of water falling, dancing rather, as they fall softly onto the earth – only to blend with other droplets and flow into an ocean as the main song emerges.

Munbe vaa en anbe vaa
OoNe vaa uyire vaa

Munbe vaa en anbe vaa
Poo poovai poopom vaa

Naan, naana kEtEn ennai naane
Naan…. neeya, nenjam sonnathey

Munbe vaa…

Rango rangoli
KOlangal nee pOttaal
KOlam pOttava kaigal vazhi…
Vallayal sattham

Jal jal….

Rango rangoli
KOlangal nee pOttaal
KOlam pOttava kaigal vaazhi
Sundara malligai sandhana malligai
Sinthiya punnagai vannam enna…

Poovaithai poovaithai
Nee poovaikkor poovaithai
MaNa poovaithu poovaitha
Poovaikkul thee vaithai, oh…

Theyney nee mazhayil aada
Naan maan naan nanainthen vaada
En naalathil un rattham naadikuL unn sattham

ThOzhi oru sila naazhi
Thaniyena aanaal tharayinil neendhum mmm.

Munbe vaa en anbe vaa
OoNe vaa uyire vaa…

Naan, naana kEtEn ennai naane
Naan… neeya, nenjam sonnathey…

Munbe vaa…

Nilavidam vaadagai vaangi
Vizhi veettinil kudi vaikkalaama
Naan vazhum veettukul
Veraarum vanthaley

Thenmalai thEykakku nee thaan
Unthan thoLgaLil idam tharalamaa
Naan saayum thOlmel verorum saaynthaley

Neerum sengula cherum
Kalanthathu poley kalanthavar yaar…

Munbe vaa…

The song is written by Vaali, and sung by Naresh and Shreya. See the video here. And I have seen lots of people requesting it, and have been prey to it myself – the translation of this song. Couple of versions are available on the net, but the best one I liked is this.

3) Moovanthiyaay Pagalil (Pakshe – Malayalam)
This is not a song most people refer to often. But it is a phenomenal one, if ever there can be one. Music by Johnson, written by K Jayakumar, sung by the “gaana gandharvan” Dr. KJ Yesudas. The song embodies a more mature love and its inherent sadness, pain, angst. The music and words burn into your heart, its warm embers glowing through your eyes causing you to hold yourself close, lest those feelings burst out of your heart and lose you in their midst.

Moovanthiyaay pakalil raavin viral sparshanam
TheerangaLil baashpa deepangaLil
POrithal naaLamaay nombaram…


RavEReyaay piriyaanaruthathoru nOvin rapadikaL (2)
Choodathora poompeelikaLaal koodonnu koottiyallo,
Janmangalee veenayil meettum eenam
Moolunnu raakkattukal


YaamangaLil kozhiyan madiyaayoru tharam thEngunnuvo (2)
InnOrmayil kilivaathilukal thaane thurannuvallo,
DoorangaLil enthino kannu chimmi
Veendum nishagandhikaL


4) Is This Love (Whitesnake – English)
This is my most special song and it will remain so forever. I heard it for the first time (sent to me by my very special person ;)) at a time when I was just waltzing into love and to this day each time I hear it, it brings in those wave of emotions. The thrill, the magic and the feeling of floating in air :). It beats everything else in this world. (Btw, you can see the video here)

Should have known better
Than to let you go alone
(It’s) Times like these
Can’t make it on my own
Wasted days, and sleepless nights
An’ I can’t wait to see you again…

Find I spend my time
Waiting on your call
How can I tell you, babe
Back’s against the wall…

Need you by my side
To tell me it’s alright
Cos’ I don’t think I can take anymore…

Is this love, that I’m feeling
Is this the love, that I’ve been searching for
Is this love, or am I dreaming
This must be love
Cos’ it’s really got a hold on me…
Hold on me…

Can’t stop the feeling
Been this way before
But, with you I’ve found the key
To open any door

Can feel my love for you
Growin’ stronger day by day
An’ I can’t wait too see you again…

So I can hold you in my arms

Is this love that I’m feeling
Is this the love that I’ve been searching for
Is this love or am I dreaming
This must be love
Cos’ it’s really got a hold on me…

Hold on me…

Is this love…

Hmmm. Yes, it is! 😉


7 thoughts on “Lyrical Love – Part III

  1. Funny things emotion does when partner is not around.

    Savs is out of town and today morning I found myself singing “Tere bina zindagi se koi shikwa to nahi” from Aandhii :-). I found this song very boring a couple of weeks ago when she was around. Today I found it very profound.

    What do you think?

    Do you get same emotions anytime you hear a song or is it situational?

  2. Reading this post, m tuning into “Is this love” rite now:) gettin’ nostalgic about good ol’ days. Ha! Love the hindi song (Saathiya…) too.

  3. Raman Sir: I just had a flash of imagination – of you walking with a lost expression on your face reminiscing of Savs and singing “Tere bina…” … *chuckle* :D. Look who’s getting romantic these days!!!

    That happens for me too – though not often. Usually, songs I like have the reverse effect – i.e. change my emotions when I hear them and I get carried away by the mood of the song itself.

    Sometimes however, my prevalent mood dictates what sort of songs I would prefer to hear. If I’m in a depressed state of mind, chirpy/dance numbers are better kept far away from me ;). And there have been times when I was hooked to a soulful or sad number, only to have found it ‘not right somehow’ when I was in happier/excited frame of mind.

    Songs for me sometimes not just define my mood, but also get “locked in a time and place”. And I think that happens to many people. I hear certain songs at a particular time or place or situation, and then everytime I hear that song, I’m taken back to reliving exactly that – remembering how I felt at that time, and where I was, and how vivid the feelings were. All the entries in my Lyrical Love posts are of that nature 🙂 – significant enough to be just not songs anymore for me.

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