Sunday, March 25, 2012

Give me some sunshine, give me some rain

This song captures the sentiments that we — my classmates and I — used to talk about when we were engineering undergraduates. (Although the story involves engineering undergraduates, it was reportedly shot in a business school campus, namely Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore).

The narrations, interspersed with musical stanzas, makes the song memorable. The fact that lyricist स्वानंद has carefully used technical terms routinely used in engineering, makes engineering students — former and present — appreciate the nicely disguised humor. Of course, in order to appreciate the Hindi language humor, it helps if you know Hindi.

Friday, March 09, 2012

दिल के अरमाँ आँसुओं में बह गए

When you listen to this song, even without knowing its context1, you can sense the feeling of sadness that the singer exudes. But, when you understand the meaning of the lines, it is even more touching. In particular, the feeling of loneliness — हम वफ़ा करके भी तनहा रह गए — is not something that anyone relishes.

You wish always that no one goes through the kind of feeling that the song describes.

(After I published this post, I learnt that Ravi, the music director for this song, passed away just two days earlier).

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

कसमे वादे प्यार वफ़ा

Why the singer shows despair in this song is not clear in my memory, although there seems to be a parallel between the singer's despair, and the main character's. Nice music only makes it memorable.