Music Today: 12/08/2015

Dil Chahta Hai: Dil Chahta Hai

Releasing Year: 2001

Dil Chahta Hai marked the directorial debut of the acclaimed artist Farhan Akhtar. Apart from being classified as a cult movie that marked the change in the B’wood’s been-there-done-that movies, it was breath of fresh air that changed the concept of youth which was more independent, career oriented, “selfish”. It defined friendships, love and life in a whole new dimension. This particular song is perfect for a road trip as is featured in the video. It’s funky, it’s catchy, it’s enjoyable. It is cool. Sort of makes you wanna take a road trip with your closest buddies.

P.S. Seems like I wanna do a Movie Mania about this film.

3 Day 3 Quote Challenge.

For day 3, my quote is more of an Urdu poem from the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, but the poem is so inspiring that I would love it to be my last day challenge. This is a poem titled “Toh Zinda Ho Tum” and has been written by renowned poet Javed Akhtar whose poetry is absolutely stunning, probably one of the most prolific poets of Urdu and Hindi.

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Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho.
Toh zinda ho tum!
Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!
Hawa ke jhonkon ke jaise aazad rehna seekho
Tum ek dariya ke jaise, leharon mein behna seekho
Har ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahein
Har ek pal ek naya samaa dekhiye
Jo apni aankhon mein hairaniyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!
Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!

Translating to:

If you carry impatience in your heart then you are alive
If you carry dreams in your eyes then you are alive
Learn to live like the free waves of wind
Learn to flow like the sea does as waves
Receive every moment in life with open arms
Every moment is a new beginning seeing with your eyes
If you carry surprise in your eyes then you are alive
If you carry impatience in your heart then you are alive.

Translation credits go to: https://urduwallahs.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/dilon-mein-tum-apni-betaabiyan-leke-chal-rahe-ho-toh-zinda-ho-tum/

Have you ever heard something so marvellous and fascinating and inspiring and peaceful and hopeful and relaxing and just flawless? And with its perfect synchronization with the movie scenes, it was an out of the world experience. In fact, all throughout the movie, Farhan’s character Imraan recites such beautiful poetry that you are spellbound. Certainly Javed Akhtar at his best.

This concludes my 3 Day 3 Quote Challenge. I would like to nominate Cynic because I know she loves things like these, Anoop because he’s funny and Yusra, who is a poet herself, and I know that she’d enjoy it.

I hope you had equally as much fun as I had looking for quotes and poetry like this. Have a happy weekend!