Monday, January 06, 2014

Piya Tora Kesa Abhimaan



Every time I listen to this song, the lyrics, the rhythm, the voice and the music mesmerize me. This song has made me cry end number of times. The pain is so blatant..that it gets into you and stays there. I experience sadness..a deep longing for what I know not.
I love both versions of the song. The male version has been sung by Hariharan while the female one by Shubha Mudgal. As usual, Gulzar's poetry in between the female version is awesome. His lyrics explore a different emotional space...
Writing the lyrics of the song for those who may be interested.

 Piya tora kaisa abhimaan

Saghan sawan laayi kadam bahaar
Mathura se doli laaye chaaron kahaar
Nahi aaaye, Nahi aaaye
Kesariyaa balma hamaar
Angana badaa sun saan

Piya tora kaisa abhimaan...

Apne nayan se neer bahaaye
Apni jamuna khud aap hi banaave
Laakh baar usme hi nahaye
Poora na hoyi asnaan
Sukhe kesh rukhe besh
Manavaa bejaan

Piya tora kaisa abhimaan...

Bol Sakhi kahe kari saajo singhar
Na pahni ab kaanch na haar
Khali chandan lagao angmaa hamaar
Chandan garala samaan 

Gulzar's poetry:

Kisi mausam ka jhonka tha
Jo is deewar par latki hui tasveer tirchhi kar gaya hai
Gaye sawan mein yeh deeware yun sili nahi thi
Na jane is dafa kyun in mein silan aa gayi hai
Darare pad gayi hai
Aur silan is tarah behti hai 
Jaise khush gufsaro pe gile aansu chalte hain

Yeh barish gungunati thi isi chhat ke mundero par
Ye baris gungunati thi isi chhat ke mundero par
Yeh ghar ki khidkiyo ke kanch par
Ungali se likh jati thi sandeshe
Woh likhti rehati hai baithi hui aab
Bandh roshandano ke pichhe

Dopaharein aisi lagti hai
Bina moharo ke khali khane rakhe hai
Na koi khelne wala hai bazi
Aur na koi chal chalta hai

Na din hota hai aab, na raat hoti hai
Sabhi kuch ruk gaya hai
Woh kya mausam ka jhonka tha jo is deewar par
Latki hui tasveer tirchhi kar gaya hai