Favorite lyrics 2010

With new talent replacing the old everywhere, it is refreshingly new to hear new songs, with new lyrics. They are no longer concentrated around “phulon ki khushboon” or “chand aur taare”. Here are my some lines which are very un-orthodox, embedded into wonderful tunes.

Nayan Tarse - Dev.D - Amitabh Bhattacharya

Saawan barse, saawan barse,
Chuban de hazaar,
Saawan barse.
Gaali si laage malhaar
Nayan tarse, tarse, TARSE RE!!!!

I became a fan of Amitabh Bhattacharya as soon as I listened to “Chakkar Ghumyo” from Aamir. He is AWESOME and my current favorite.

Geet (Kuch Naya toh Zaroor hai) - Udaan - Amitabh Bhattacharya

Jaibon mein ham raatain liye ghooma karai
fursat ke yeh moqe sabhi jhooma karain.

Haan yeh umangon se dhula huwa seena hai
lamha yeh maanga nahi, isse humne cheena hai.

Once again Amitabh Bhattacharya :) , well don’t blame me - he deserves even more.

Arziyan - Delhi 6 - Prasoon Joshi

Sar utha ke maine to kitni khwahishein ki thi,
Kitne khwab dekhe the, kitni koshishein ki thi,
 Jab tu rubaroo aaya, nazre naa mila paaya,
 Sar jhuka ke ek pal mein, maine kya nahi paaya.

People like A.R.Rahman and Prasoon Joshi give an identity to brands. Like people recognize Airtel by Rahman’s tune, similarly Prasoon Joshi gave “Thanda Matlab Coca-Cola”.

Kaise Mujhe - Ghajini - Prasoon Joshi

Main To Yeh Sochta Tha, Ke Aaj Kal
Upar Waale Ko Fursat Nahi,
Lekin Tumhe Banaake Woh,
Meri Nazar Main Chadh Gaya,
Rutbe Main Woh, Aur Badh Gaya

Aaj Din Chadheya - Love Aaj Kal - Irshad Kamil

Maanga jo mera hai
Jaata kya tera hai
Maine kaun si, tujhse jannat maang li
Kaisa khuda hai tu
Bas naam ka hai tu
Rabba jo teri itni si bhi na chali

Pratyush Mittal @pratyush