మతమేల గతమేల మనసున్న వాడు – Bombay Theme Song in Telugu

వేటూరి గారు రాసిన కవిత్వాలకు తిరుగు అన్నది వుండదు. ఆయన రచించిన యెన్నో కవిత్వాలలో ఒకటి బొంబాయి చిత్రం లోని “మతమేల గతమేల” అన్న పాత. రహమాన్ సంగీతం తో, ఈ పాత చిత్రం అంతం లో దేశం లో సమయిక్యత వుండాలి అన్న విషయం పై రచించారు వేటూరి గారు. ఆ కవిత్వం:

మతమేల గతమేల మనసున్న వాడు,
హితమేదొ తెలియాలి మనిషైన వాడు,
నీ దేశమే పూవనం. పూవై వికశించనీ జీవితం.


కన్నీట
కడగాలి కులమన్న పాపం,
మత రక్త సింధూరం కడగాలి అరుణం,
గాయాల నీ తల్లికీ, కన్నా!! జో లాలి పాడాలిరా!!

సరిహద్దులే దాటు గాలిలా, ప్రవహించనీ ప్రేమనే హాయిగా,
నదులన్ని కలిసేటి కడలింటిలో, తారల్లు విరిసేటి నింగిలో,
కలలోకి జారేను రాత్రులే, వెలిగించె నవ్యోదయం. ( మతమేల గతమేల )

 

తల ఎత్తి నిలవాలి నీ దెశమూ! ఇల మీదనే స్వర్గమై!!
భయమన్నదే లేని భవితవ్యమూ!! సాధించరా సంభ్రమై!!
ఒక మాట ఒక బాట ఒక ప్రాణమై!! సాగాలిరా ఏకమై!!!


Tu Hindu Banega, Na Musalmaan Banega – Music & Lyrics

On the day of the Ayodhya verdict, I was listening to a song composed by Sahir Ludhianvi and sung by Rafi. Though I was aware that Sahirji has composed some of the best songs of Hindi cinema, I was surprised to find out that he was one of the first lyricists to claim recognition for his efforts towards composing a song which otherwise went to the singer or music director. Anyway, here is that song!

Tu hindu banega, na musalmaan banega,
Insaan ki aulaad hai, insaan banega;

Qudrat ne to banaai thi ek hi duniyaa,
Hamne use hindu aur musalmaan banaayaa,
Tuu sabke liye aman ka pai Ghaam banega,
Insaan ki aulaad hai, insaan banega;

Ye deen ye eemaan dharam bechane vaale,
Dhan-daulat  ke bhookhe vatan bechane vaale,
Tu inake liye maut ka ailaan banega,
Insaan ki aulaad hai insaan banega;

One more song of Sahirji which happens to be a personal favorite – Yeh Duniya Agar Mi Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai

Playlist of the Month – Aug 2010

As much as I wished to spend my new found freedom in solitude with some solid soul searching songs, I could not find many songs in Indian music which actually go with this mood. Sipping a cup of hot ginger tea, I browsed my humble 7GB music collection to fish out about 50 songs which can give me company while I go off Supertramping for the day. It began as a simple exercise. 7GB translates to an average 1400 songs and picking 50 from it shouldn’t be very difficult. Very honestly, it took me about half an hour to get my 50 and over an hour to fish out the final 10. So, here we go with the final 10 –

10. Sayonee  by Junnon http://tinysong.com/npsc

9. Iktara ( Unplugged) by Amit Trivedi http://tinysong.com/npsc ( Lyrics -> http://tinyurl.com/Iktara123456 )

8. Allah Ke Bande by Kailash Kher http://tinysong.com/npsc

7. Kaisi Hai Yeh Ruth by Shakar Ehsaan Loy http://tinysong.com/ko9s

6. Bombay Theme by A R Rahman http://tinysong.com/evkY

5. New York Nagaram by A R Rahman http://youtu.be/v4MyjW3I85k

4. Aaj Kal Zindagi by Shankar Mahadevan http://tinysong.com/f2iw

3. Kaminey by Vishal Bharadwaj http://tinysong.com/xJAv

2. Yeh Honsla by Salim Merchant http://tinysong.com/eF1i

1. Bavra Mann by Sudhir Mishra http://tinyurl.com/Bavra12345

Honorable Mention – Society by Eddie Vedder http://tinyurl.com/SocietyOST

Bavra Mann – Music & Lyrics

Barely did Joe start his usual Monday morning blues crib session with a fellow Joe, that he randomly came across this masterpiece which puts to shame all the Hindi songs which came out this year. Wonder why Indians still like Eminem and others when we have such amazing music. Well, will leave that discussion to a later post. So, this is what you have to do. Play the MP3 and sing out loud!

Bavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna
Bavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapn
a

Bavre Se Mann, Ki Dekho Bavri Hain
Bavre Se Mann, Ki Dekho Bavri Hain Baatein
Bavri Se Dhadkaane Hain, Bavri Hain Saansen
Bavri Si Karwaton Se, Nindiya Door Bhaage
Bavre Se Nain Chaahe, Bavre Jharokhon Se, Bavre Nazaron Ko Takna.
Bavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

Bavre Se Is Jahan Main Bavra Ek Saath Ho
Is Sayani Bheed Main Bas Haathon Mein Tera Haath Ho
Bavri Si Dhun Ho Koi, Bavra Ek Raag Ho
Bavri Si Dhun Ho Koi, Bavra Ek Raag Ho
Bavre Se Pair Chahen, Baavron Tarano Ke, Bavre Se Bol Pe Thirakna.
Bavra Mann, Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

Bavra Sa Ho Andhera, Bavri Khamoshiyan
Bavra Sa Ho Andhera, Bavri Khamoshiyan
Thartharati Low Ho Maddham, Bavri Madhoshiyan
Bavra Ek Ghooghta Chahe, Haule Haule Bin Bataye, Bavre Se Mukhde Se Sarakana,
Bavra Mann, Dekhne Chala Ek Sapn
a

You can find the MP3 here at: http://www.box.net/shared/tr7jduht5z

Movie: Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
P.S. I felt this song is extremely beautiful and has to be on everyone’s playlist and is an ideal way to begin one’s day. Not really sure who’s the author etc. So, if owner/fan has any piracy related objection, I will be glad to take down the Audio & Video of it from here…

Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye to Kya Hain?

Take a deep breath in and repeat the sentence again.

Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye Toh Kya Hain?
(What is this world to me, even if I can have it).

Contrary to the reader’s belief, I am not feeling like Devdas. Three things happened that made me think of this line:

  1. 12Hrs back, I saw a movie called A Walk in the Clouds. I have no idea what made me watch that movie, don’t remember anyone recommending it either and felt sick after having brutally murdered 120 minutes of my life and this post is partially an attempt to save you from doing so. Do NOT Watch it. One feels lame and silly after committing such blunders.
  2. 1 hr after that making that mistake, I was aimlessly reading the magazine section of an outdated copy of Deccan Chronicle. It’s a newspaper format of India TV owned by a local politico. I am not its brand ambassador but must say that it is the largest selling english daily in Andhra Pradesh (T or No T). So, without checking the date, I came across an interesting heading – Quarter Life Crisis. Article by itself was some time-pass stuff but the heading captured my imagination and “how true it is!” I felt – Am just a few years from facing a crisis! And my brain took off from there and started wondering …
  3. About an hour later, I started watching a movie called Gulaal, a political drama about college politics – a brilliant film, and am so glad to have seen it. Great movie and greater music – more importantly the lyrics. The modernization of “Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna” is too good. One of those flicks where we simply can’t fast forward the movie when a song is being pictured. Chuck that now. Go watch it, you will love it.

Coming back to the Duniya! So, ladies & gentlemen, it so happened that this line is a part of the last song of the movie and has stuck in my head for the last 2-3 hrs and after doing some R & D on it, came to know that it’s a popular old song from Pyaasa. Congrats if you already knew it. So, upholding my tradition of posting lyrics & hopefully their translations too, I present – Duniya! (With all due respect, the following song is the original one, since that is the source of inspiration. The modified, inspired version in Gulaal is also awesome)

Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hain?

Ye mehlo, ye takhto, ye taajo ki duniya,
This world of palaces, thrones, and crowns
Ye insaan ke dushman samaajo ki duniya,
This world of societies that resent humanity
Ye daulat ke bhookhe riwaajo ki duniya,
This world of those hungry for material wealth
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hain?
What is this world to me, even if I can have it

Har ek jism ghayal, har ek rooh pyaasi,
Each body is afflicted, each soul thirsty
Nigaaho mein uljhan, dilo mein udaasi,
With confused eyes and hearts full of sorrow
Ye duniya hai ya aalam-e-badhawasi,
Is this the world or the realm of the senseless
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hain?
What is this world to me, even if I can have it?

Yahaan ek khilauna hai insaa ki hasti,
In this world where a person’s being is only a toy
Ye basti hai murdaa-parasto ki basti,
It is an establishment that worships death
Yahaa to jeevan se hai maut sasti,
Where it costs less to die than to breathe
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hain?
What is this world to me, even if I can have it?

Jawaani bhatakti hai badkaar ban kar,
Here youth wanders in apathy
Jawaa jism sajte hein baazaar ban kar,
Young bodies are decorated and sold in the market
Yahaa pyaar hota hai vyapaar ban kar,
Where love is treated as a product to trade
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hain?
What is this world to me, even if I can have it?

Ye duniya jahaan aadmi kuch nahi hai,
This world where human life is nothing
Wafa kuch nahi, dosti kuch nahi hai,
Where Loyalty is nothing, where friendship is nothing
Yahaan pyaar ki qadr hi kuch nahi hai,
Where love has no meaning at all
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hain?
What is this world to me, even if I can have it?

Jala do ise, phoonk daalo ye duniya,
Burn this world, set it on fire
Mere saamne se hata lo ye duniya,
Remove this world from my sight
Tumhaari hai tum hi sambhaalo ye duniya,
This world is yours, you take care of it.
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hain?
What is this world to me, even if I can have it?




On a totally unrelated note, I found an article which was written by an ex-Rajya Sabha MP. It was his last day in office and had written a farewell speech or something of that sort. At the end, he had used a song from Kabhi Kabhi which I heard for the first time and want to include that too in this self ranting post :D. (side effects of free web space)

Mujhse pehele kitne shayar aaye aur aa kar chale gaye
Kuchh aahein bhar kar chale gaye,
kuchh naghme gaa kar chale gaye,

Woh bhi ek pal ka kissa thay,
Main bhi ek pal ka kissa hoon,

Kal tumse juda ho jaoonga,
Jo aaj tumhara hissa hoon…

Kal aur aayenge naghmon ki khilti kaliyan chun-ne wale
Mujhse behtar kahne wale,
Tumse behtar sun-ne wale…

Main pal do pal ka shayar hoon,
Pal do pal meri kahani hai.

How true again! – Reminded me of Dead Poet’s Society

And the great play will go on and you may contribute a verse. The great play will go on and YOU may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

“The core of mans’ spirit comes from new experiences.” – Alexander Supertramp
– Adios folks

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Guaranteed – Into the Wild OST

Yes. This happens to be my 3rd post & 4th mention about this movie and that goes on to show how much I loved it!. The current song am obsessed with is:

Guaranteed:

On bended knee is no way to be free
Lifting up an empty cup I ask silently
That all my destinations will accept the one that’s me
So I can breath…


Circles they grow and they swallow people whole
Half their lives they say goodnight to wives’ they’ll never know
Got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul
So it goes…


Don’t come closer or I’ll have to go
Holding me like gravity are places that pull
If ever there was someone to keep me at home
It would be you…


Everyone I come across in cages they bought
They think of me and my wandering
But I’m never what they thought
Got my indignation but I’m pure in all my thoughts
I’m alive…


Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere
Underneath my being is a road that disappeared
Late at night I hear the trees
They’re singing with the dead
Overhead…

Leave it to me as I find a way to be
Consider me a satellite for ever orbiting
I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me
Guaranteed…

Watch it on YouTube:


I have never written a proper movie review for this and came across this summary:

Into the Wild is based on a true story and the bestselling book by Jon Krakauer. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Courtesy: Apple

Also, a Music Review by a Pearl Jam fan:

For all those Pearl Jam fans out there, the release of what is essentially a solo acoustic Eddie Vedder album is manna from heaven. Of course, most PJ fans out there these days are in their 4th or 5th decade of life, and there are many young folks who view PJ as outmoded and other naysayers who have grown tired of Ed’s gruff, mumbly baritone. But I belong to the first group, so I think this little album is pretty great.

“Into the Wild” is a 30-minutish album that has Eddie playing a variety of acoustic instruments over 11 short tracks. It’s classic Vedder, but stripped-down and bare, kind of in the balladic “No Code” or “Binaural” vein with more acoustic strumming and minimal accompaniment. The tunes were written as a movie soundtrack, and having seen the film, it’s hard not to picture Emile Hirsch traipsing over hill and dale during the songs. On the other hand, most of the numbers do have lyrics, which is a bit unusual for a soundtrack, and was sometimes distracting for me in the theater. But this review is about the music…

Many of the tunes are upbeat, rocky-mountain-high, kind of anthems, as on “Setting Forth,” “Far Behind,” and the all-instrumental “Tuolumne.” The other half are more introspective, balladic numbers (in keeping with the kind of celebration of freedom/wasteful tragedy duality of Chris McCandless’ tale), as on the banjo-inflected “No Ceiling,” “Rise” (the ukulele invokes Ed’s “Soon Forget” from Binaural or “Goodbye” from A Broke Down Melody — I’m thinking an all uke-vocal album by Ed would be pretty great), “Long Nights,” “Society,” and “The End of the Road.” “Hard Sun” is a stand-out in a number of ways — clearly the one number that might either get radio-play or be released as B-side single. Also, it’s written by Robert Peterson (aka Indio) and features some backing chorus vocals by Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Corin Tucker (it would be awesome if Ed made a proper single out of “Modern Girl” and released it with “Hard Sun”). It’s definitely the big anthem of the album and the only tune over 4 minutes long. “Society” is the other track not written by Ed — in this case, the author is Jerry Hannan who also sings back-up underneath. “The Wolf” features Ed doing his Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan inspired vocal howling (reminiscent of “Arc” without the overdubs) over an organ drone. And then there’s “Guaranteed,” a great tune that really has two versions embedded in the same song — first the vocal version that has Ed singing over acoustic guitar (this was played during the end credits of the movie) and later, in a “hidden track,” the “Humming Version” that starts around 4:40 after a minute or two of silence (who invented hidden tracks anyway? why would I want to endure two minutes of silence or have to press fast forward to get to more music?). The humming version is what opens the film, and features Ed humming the sweet soulful melody over the same guitar rhthym. So for me, the standout tracks are “Hard Sun,” “Guaranteed,” “Setting Forth,” “Far Behind”, “Rise,” and “The Wolf.” That’s half the album, so you can see I think it’s all pretty great and will leave fans itching for a real solo album someday.

This review wouldn’t be complete without some discussion about iTunes. iTunes has available, for $2 more, the “deluxe version” of this album (NOT sold here at Amazon), which augments the original soundtrack with 4 more numbers — “No More” (a cover) and “Photographs” (a short instrumental) lifted from the soundtrack to the documentary ‘Body of War,’ a live version of “No More,” and a live version of “Here’s to the State,” one of Ed’s concert staples that has him railing against various operatives in the Bush administration. iTunes also sells “Guaranteed (Humming Version)” as a separate track, but it’s just the “hidden track” from the 7-minute “Guaranteed” that isn’t available as a single downloadable track. Since the original soundtrack is only about a half-hour long, most fans will welcome the extra 12 minutes of music, but the truth is the tunes don’t completely fit with the rest of the album and some will no doubt find the strong political messages of “No More” (War) and “Here’s to the State,” typical of Ed, tiring.

And so, “Into the Wild” is a short little album written as a movie soundtrack that is loaded with little gems by Eddie Vedder on vocals and acoustic strings. If you like Ed and can put up with the brevity of the songs themselves and the album as a whole, it’s sure to please, and leave you wishing there were more. And there is a little more, only if you’re interested you’ll have to get it from iTunes… or somewhere else ;).

Courtesy: Amazon

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