Churalo Na Dil Mera

This is one of the cutest songs EVER. I shamelessly love it for its simplicity and its playfulness. 😀

It also reminds me of the then post-Soldier dashing Bobby Deol who tried every bit to get this girl in Kareeb. 

I remember Kareeb for Chori chori jab nazrein mili. And.
Chori chori jab neendein udi. 😀
*can’t stop*
Chori chori ye dil ne kaha
Chori mein hi hai maza, haye!

(OF COURSE!) 😀

As for this one, Churalo Na Dil Mera, I can’t get over these lines where the girl’s trying *so* hard to ignore the guy (so much coolness) and the guy’s bewildered:

Girl:
Masala baant lun

Main pyaaz kaat lun
Chhuri kidhar gayi?
Uff! Hai nal khula hua!

Boy:
Main keh raha hun kya 

Tu sun rahi hai kya
Tu sun rahi hai kya
Main keh raha hun kya :/

*giggles*

Come on. We’ve all been on both sides.

Written by Rahat Indori, sung by (such a hero) Kumar Sanu and Sanjeevani. From the good old times of 1998. 😀

*goes back to replaying the song* BYE.

 

Boy:
Dil mera chura lo
Aankhon mein chhupa lo
Apna bana lo sanam

Steal my heart, come
Hide it away in your eyes
Make it all yours, lover

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Girl:
Na na na..

Na na na.. Na na

Nope. Na. Nope. Nope. Nooope.

Boy: 
Haan haan haan

Yep. Ya. Yeep. Yeeep. Yep.

Girl:
Na na na na

No. No no no. Nope.

*whistles* (Can’t stop grinning)

Boy: 
Chura lo na dil mera.. sanam
Bana lo na apna sanam
Ki tere bin
Na jee sakenge
Ki tere bin
Na mar sakenge
Kuchh bhi na kar sakenge

Come, steal my heart, lover
Make it yours, lover
Because without you
I cannot live

Because without you
I cannot die
I won’t be able to do.. anything

Chura lo na dil mera.. sanam?
Come, steal my hear, lover?
Girl:
Chura lein kyun dil tera.. sanam?
Why should I steal your heart.. lover?

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Girl: Na na na..
Boy: Haan haan haan
Girl: Na na na na

Girl:
Masala baant loon

Main pyaaz kaat loon
Chhuri kidhar gayi?
Uff! Hai nal khula hua!

Can I just pound the spices
Let me just cut the onions
Where’d I keep the knife?

Uff! The tap is open!

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Boy:
Main keh raha hun kya

Tu sun rahi hai kya!
Tu sun rahi hai kya
Main keh raha hun kya!

I’m trying to tell you something
And look what you’re listening to!
Look what you’re listening to

While I’m telling you something!

 

Girl:
Tera deewanapan hai ye

O bekhabar kitchen hai ye!
Ye kyun vahan utha dhuaan
Kya jaane kya jal gaya!

This is your craziness talking
Foolish, this is a kitchen!
Hey! Why is there smoke on that end
Who knows what burnt down!

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Boy:
Tere bin

Na jee sakenge
Ki tere bin
Na mar sakenge
Kuchh bhi na kar sakenge
Chura lo na dil mera.. sanam?

Because without you
I cannot live

Because without you
I cannot die
I won’t be able to do.. anything
Come, steal my hear, lover?

Girl:
Chura lein kyun dil tera.. sanam? 😀
Why should I steal your heart.. lover?

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Girl:
Na jaane kya kaha
Kaho na phir zara?
Sunoon mein gaur se
Kaho na zor se

I don’t know what you just said
Repeat it for me?

I’ll listen to it carefully this time
Come on. Say it out loud.

 

Boy:
Kaha jo zor se

To chaaron or se
Hasenge hum pe sab
Humaare shor se

If I actually say it out loud
Then from all the corners around us
Everyone will laugh at us
Because of all the noises we’ll make

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Girl:
Karenge baat phir kabhi
Let’s talk later then

Boy:
Jawaab chahiye abhi
But I want to know your answer now

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Girl:
Nahi nahi

Abhi nahin
Itni bhi jaldi hai kya?

No no
Not so soon
What’s the rush?

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Boy:
Ki tere bin

Na jee sakenge
Ki tere bin
Na mar sakenge

Because without you
I cannot live

Because without you
I cannot die
I won’t be able to do.. anything

Girl:
Hum sochkar kahenge
I’ll think about it and let you know

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Boy:
Achha hua jo pyaar ki pehchaan ho gayi
Dete the jispe jaan wo anjaan ho gayi
Mausam to main nahin hun
Jo aaunga jaunga
Rootha jo ek baar to vaapis na aaunga

Well, I guess it’s good that I know what this love was all about
The one I loved from all my heart, well, she’s became a stranger after all

I’m not like the weather, am I
That I’ll keep coming and going
If I get upset and leave, I’ll never come back again

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Girl:
Na na na..

Na na na..
No.. No no no
Nope. No no.

Boy: Haan haan haan
Yes. Yeah. Yea yea yea.

Girl:
Na na na na
No.. No no no

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Girl:
Chura lo na dil mera.. sanam?

Bana lo na apna..sanam
Ki tere bin
Na ji sakenge
Ki tere bin
Na mar sakenge

Come, steal my heart, lover?
Make it yours, lover
Because without you
I cannot live

Because without you
I cannot die

Boy:
Hum soch kar kahenge
(Now) I’ll think about it and let you know

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Girl:
Dil mera churalo?

Aankhon mein chhupalo
Apna banalo.. sanam

Steal my heart no?
Hide it away in your eyes

Make me yours.. lover.

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Devnagiri:

दिल मेरा चुरा लो
आँखों में छुपा लो
अपना बना लो सनम

ना ना ना ना ना
ना ना ना ना ना ना ना ना
हाँ हाँ हाँ
ना ना ना ना ना ना

चुरा लो ना दिल मेरा सनम
बना लो ना अपना सनम
कि तेरे बिन ना जी सकेंगे
कि तेरे बिन ना मर सकेंगे
कुछ भी ना कर सकेंगे

चुरालो ना दिल मेरा सनम
चुरालें क्यों दिल तेरा सनम

ना ना ना ना ना
ना ना ना ना ना ना ना ना
हाँ हाँ हाँ
ना ना ना ना ना ना

मसाला बांट
मैं प्याज़ काट लूँ
छुरी किधर गयी
उफ़! है नल खुला हुआ

मैं कह रहा हूँ क्या
तू सुन रही है क्या..
तू सुन रही है क्या
मैं कह रहा हूँ क्या!

तेरा दीवानापन है ये
ओ बेखबर किचन है ये
ये क्यों वहां उठा धुंआ
क्या जाने क्या जल गया

तेरे बिन ना जी सकेंगे
कि तेरे बिन ना मर सकेंगे
कुछ भी ना कर सकेंगे
चुरालो ना दिल मेरा सनम
चुरालें क्यों दिल तेरा सनम

ना जाने क्या कहा
कहो ना फिर ज़रा
सुनू मैं गौर से
कहो ना ज़ोर से

कहा जो ज़ोर से
तो चारों ओर से
हसेंगे हम पे सब
हमारे शोर से

करेंगे बात फिर कभी
जवाब चाहिए अभी
नही नही अभी नही
इतनी भी जल्दी है क्या?

कि तेरे बिन ना जी सकेंगे
कि तेरे बिन ना मर सकेंगे
हम सोच कर कहेंगे

अच्छा हुआ जो प्यार की पहचान हो गयी
देते थे जिस पे जान वोह अनजान हो गयी
मौसम तोमैं नही हूँ
जो आऊंगा जाऊंगा
रूठा जो एक बार तो वापस ना आऊंगा

ना ना ना ना ना
ना ना ना ना ना ना ना ना
हाँ हाँ हाँ
ना ना ना ना ना ना

चुरा लो ना दिल मेरा सनम
बना लो ना अपना सनम
कि तेरे बिन न जी सकेंगे
कि तेरे बिन ना मर सकेंगे
हम सोच कर कहेंगे

दिल मेरा चुरालो
आँखों में छुपालो
अपना बनालो सनम..

Neeyat-e-Shauq Bhar Na Jaaye Kahin

I heard the first two lines of this poem in a version of Aaj Jaane Ki Zidd Na Karo on Coke Studio some time ago and they just struck me as an honest feeling no one discusses out loud.

Neeyat-e-shauq bhar na jaaye kahin
Tu bhi dil se utar na jaaye kahin.

A fear of being consumed by someone wholly and then having nothing more left.
It’s genuine- the fear of being fulfilled. 

We’d kill for something like that, wouldn’t we?
But if you are fortunate enough to get your hands on it, you can be destroyed if it actually fulfils you. No?

Think about it. If you’re unfortunately fortunate.

Here’s a version of Asha Bhosle‘s of the song:

 

Another beautiful *beautiful* version is of Noor Jahan‘s:

 

Pick your favourite!

These beautiful thoughts were penned down by Nasir Kazmi.

Neeyat-e-shauq
Bhar na jaaye kahin

Tu bhi dil se
Utar na jaaye kahin.

Aaj dekha hai
Tujhko der ke baad
Aaj ka din
Guzar na jaaye kahin.

Na mila kar
Udaas logon se
Husn tera
Bikhar na jaaye kahin.

Aarzoo hai ki
Tu yahaan aaye
Aur phir umr bhar
Na jaaye kahin.

Jee jalaata hun
Aur ye sochta hun
Raaygan ye hunar
Na jaaye kahin.

Aao kuch der
Ro hi lein ‘Nasir’
Phir ye dariya
Utar na jaaye kahin..

Well.

नीयत-ए-शौक़
भर न जाए कहीं
तू भी दिल से
उतर ना जाये कहीं..
My intention to love
I hope it doesn’t fulfil itself
I hope
I hope that I don’t get over you too soon.

 

आज देखा है तुझको
देर के बाद
आज का दिन
गुज़र ना जाए कहीं..
Today
I saw you after so long
I hope
I hope that this day doesn’t get over too soon.

 

ना मिला कर
उदास लोगों से
हुस्न तेरा
बिखर ना जाए कहीं..
Stop meeting those people
People who dwell in sadness
I hope
I hope they don’t scatter your beauty to bits.

 

आरज़ू है
की तू यहां आये
और फिर उम्र भर
ना जाए कहीं..
I wish
That you come here
I hope
I hope that you never have to leave.. ever.

 

जी जलाता हूँ
और सोचता हूँ
राएगाँ ये हुनर
ना जाए कहीं..
I set my heart on fire
And I wonder, and
I hope
I hope that this talent of yours isn’t all spent in vain.

 

आओ कुछ देर
रो ही लें ‘नासिर’
फिर ये दरिया
उतर ना जाए कहीं..
Come
Let us cry for some time ‘Nasir’
Then this river..
This river might come falling down on us.

 

Teri Yaad by Ankur Tewari

 

 

It begins with Ankur Tiwari announcing on stage:

“This song is about whisky, cigarettes and lovers.”

You kinda like it already, don’t you? The vibessss.

But.

That’s not where I heard it for the first time.
A lot of people find this song.. plain? Boring? Every-guitar-guy’s type?

But I like it for very simple reasons:

  1. This was the second song that I dreamt of shooting a music video of way before I thought I was capable of picking up a camera and shooting anything. (I’ll soon reveal my first. It’s a national favourite so not so surprising.)
  2. I first heard him perform a part in a wedding video by the The Wedding Filmer and it blended beautifully with the surroundings and the couple. His music sounded apt. That’s where I first thought it was beautiful.
  3. Wait. There is more than meets the eye with me always. And so the real reason I really like this song is this:

It’s simple. It’s raw. And it’s true. 

Raat ek kisse mein hue tha zikr tera, baaton hi baaton mein phir ho gaya savera.

Chai ki phir pi garam garam payali, cigaretton ke dhue mein guzri thi raat saari, udaasi wo..

Teri yaad mein.. Ek aur shaam guzre.. Teri yaad mein.. Ek aur jaam guzre.

It’s no Urdu shayari of the highest order, but it’s true and that’s what makes it beautiful for me. And every time this guy plucks the guitar strings, he plucks some of my heart’s too.

 

Lyrics:

Raat ek kisse mein hua tha zikr tera
Baaton hi baaton mein
Phir ho gaya savera
Ik udaasi si..
Ho rahi kahin.

Shor-gul dhue mein
Guzar gaya din saara
Raat ko jo lauta ghar
Thaka thaka sa haara
Udaasi wo..
Wo na gayi.

*whistles*

Chai ki phir pi
Garam garam payali
Cigaretton ke dhue mein
Guzri thi raat saari
Udaasi wo..
Wo na gayi.

Teri yaad
Mein
Ek aur shaam guzre
Teri yaad
Mein
Ek aur raat guzre

*whistles*

Ek aur shaam
Ek aur raat bani savera
Ek aur kisse mein
Hua tha zikr tera
Udaasi wo..
Wo na gayi.

Teri yaad
Mein
Ek aur shaam guzre
Teri yaad
Mein
Ek aur jaam guzre

Teri yaad
Mein
Ek aur shaam guzre
Teri yaad
Mein
Ek aur jaam guzre

*whistles away*