Sunday, April 22, 2012

ಮತ್ತದೇ ಬೇಸರ, ಅದೇ ಸಂಜೆ, ಅದೇ ಏಕಾಂತ

A lover sings in despair, unsure of whether the [other] lover will return. The emotional feeling to be noted here is the singer's belief that, upon the return, the existing lethargy of the mind, and the gripping silence because of the lover's absence, would both be driven away by the lover's arrival.

Monday, April 16, 2012

भँवरे की गुंजन है मेरा दिल

Bollywood chooses to project high standards of expressing love. Male lover declares:
"My love for you is taller than the sky ..."
But, when the same is delivered in the form of a song, poetically, it does seem very relevant.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

तेरी मेरी मेरी तेरी प्रेम कहानी है मुश्किल

"When we are made for each other, we got separated from each other" — each lover sings to the other in sadness and desperation. And, then each goes on to elaborate on that one theme.

You can see intense collusion between Bollywood's storywriters and lyricists. It almost seems that each feeds the other inexorably in creating the final product, the movie.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ऐसी दीवानगी, देखी नहीं कही

Nice melody, nice drums or tabla. After listening to this song, I became aware this was Shah Rukh Khan's debut film in Bollywood, and Divya Bharti died soon thereafter.

Notice how the male declares his love:
तेरी चाहत की चांदनी मेरी आँखों में बस गयी
Translation: The wish for you — as the moon — is fixated in my eye ...

Sunday, April 08, 2012

आहिस्ता, आहिस्ता

This song has excellent rhythm, and you cannot help but tap your feet to it. In addition, it also has a rare description how one can feel when experiencing romance. The male lover sings:
... Either the Moon has come down or it is your — i.e., his lover's — brightness,
And, it just feels like the Earth is flying, [ever so] slowly ...
And, the female lover sings:
... Let us get lost in our dreams ... in a bed of flowers ...

Monday, April 02, 2012

तू ही हकीकत, ख्वाब तू

The poet compiles nice dualities to describe that sublime feeling, love. The male lover sings [in background]:
You are reality, [as well as] you are dream
You are the river, [as well as] you are the thirst
You are the [reason of] restlessness of my heart, [as well as] you are peace

Sunday, April 01, 2012

ये जो देश है तेरा, स्वदेश है तेरा, तुझे है पुकारा

Patriotism, when accepted voluntarily, can be an overwhelming emotion. As you reflect more on life, you feel the power of where you were born, raised, etc., in other words, a certain sense of belonging to where you were born.

(Although posted on April 1, this post is not an April Fool's joke).