Sunday, March 06, 2005

A silent tale

Khamosh sa afsana...
Pani se likha hota...
Na tumne kaha hota...
Na humne suna hota...

Loosely translated:

If only this silent tale...
had been written with water...
If only you hadn't said it...
If only I hadn't heard it...

Old Hindi songs are timelessly beautiful.



6 comments:

patiala pataka said...

In particular RD Burman's songs.

Sayesha said...

Complemented by Gulzar's heavenly lyrics

divya said...

what about sahir ludhyanvi. He is my fav all time star lyricist. (Kabhie Kabhie, Pyaasa, etc)

Sayesha said...

Oh yeah, I like that song of his:

"Tum mujhe bhool bhi jao
Toh yeh haq hai tumko
Meri baat aur hai
Maine toh muhabbat ki hai"

Also, chalo ek baar phir se ajnabi ban jaayein hum dono...

Gosh, they really used to pour their heart into the lyrics those days...

divya said...

i like those politically passionate stuff :P like those "jaalado ise....yeh diniya, yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaye tho kya hai" and the "cheen arab hamara,, hindustana hamara, rehne ko ghar nahin hai, sare jahan se achcha.." or smhow it goes... almost forgot the lyrics... ought to listen to oldies more!Loved the passion with which it was written and even more passion with which it was sung!

I even loved the "Jaane Woh Kaise" from Pyaasa. Ah, perhaps I love only morbid songs("zindagi ka safar" types).

preetiprasad said...

Too late to comment, but couldnt help myself after reading these lyrics..i think it was one of the finest works by R.D.Burman + Gulzaar + Lataji trio..too bad that movie never saw the light of the day..one more song from the same movie is equally brillient - sili hawaa choo gayi, sila badan chil gaya...