Friday, December 02, 2005

The wrong song

Some things happen by accident. And they trigger us to think.

I had heard the title song of the movie 'Dus' on TV and had been craving to get the full song. I managed to get my hands on a file titled Dus_title_song.mp3.

Ten seconds of playing time and I realised that it wasn't the song I'd been looking for.

Something went beep in my head.

*Alert. Wrong file downloaded. Sayesha, run for your life!*

I wasn't over-reacting. The last time something like this had happened was in my first year at university when, craving for a dose of F.R.I.E.N.D.S to accompany a solitary lunch, I downloaded a file called Friends_new.avi. Well, it turned so that the file did have friends, but… errr… let's just say that the friends in that file were getting a bit more than 'friendly'. Needless to say, I immediately proceeded to lose both my appetite and my song-downloading software.

Ever since, I have been paranoid of the 'wrong-file-name' syndrome.

So when Dus_title_song.mp3 started playing, and did not sound like what I had bargained for, I had to stop it immediately.

I SO did not want the audio version of Friends_new.avi!!!!

By the time I made a dash to stop the song, it was already about ten seconds into the song. And the lyrics went thus:

Who's daaat gurlll… the one that's got it goin' on
Who's daaat gurlll… I really gotta know I really need to know
Who's daaat gurlll… who dat girl who dat girl, where's she from
Who's daaat gurlll… na na na seen her, I gotta meet her!

Yikes.

I was almost about to dismiss it as another nonsensical remix of an oldie with some English words thrown in as garnish, and extended my hand to pause the song, when Sonu Nigam's voice rang through…

Dil kuchh kehta hai, lab kuchh kehte hain…
Behke behke se hum hote hain…
Jo kehna chahe woh keh bhi jaaye...
Aise lamhe toh kam hote hain...

So I paused my pausing action, and listened on.

Pyaar mein koi nayi baat nahin yeh, aisa jo ho jaaye...
Dhoonde nigaahein jab har pal usko, apna dil kho jaaye...

Aankhon mein jo chehra uska thoda sa dhundhlaaye re...
Chham se woh aa jaaye, chham se aa jaaye...
Chham se woh aa jaaye, man pe chhaa jaaye...

(The gist of the song being "Every time the image of her face in my eyes starts to fade, she suddenly turns up at my doorstep!")

"Hmmm… not too bad", I thought.

After having listened to it a few times, the song started growing on me. The fact that my Shaan sang the later part just made it even easier on the ears.


I played it at least thirteen times on loop that night.

'Cos the wrongly downloaded song had forced me to think.

It often happens to me -- if I really really like someone, I often find myself unable to remember how they look like! I have difficulty describing their faces to others, and worse, to myself! And I would wish they could suddenly appear before me, so I could remember how they look like.


So here was a very interesting thought. What if what they said in the song could really happen? What if when we missed someone, they really did turn up suddenly?

Don't we all crave for those moments? When all we want is that person we miss, to be right next to us, even if it is for a very brief moment? It's okay if they have to go away afterwards, we just want to live those special moments with them.

And in the same way, perhaps someone somewhere is craving for our company, craving for us to travel across the miles at the speed of light, and be there with them in a flash. Because they are thinking of us.

What if we really could get there "chham se" when they miss us and we miss them?

Aankhon mein chehra uska thoda sa dhundhlaaye re...
Chham se woh aa jaaye, chham se aa jaaye...

(Of course, guys may wanna refrain from using the sound effect when they turn up. The very thought of a guy turning up "chham se" is extremely disturbing.)

I couldn't stop thinking about it, and how I would react if every time I missed a friend, they just turned up! Or if I turned up at their doorstep when they thought of me.

Sometimes, we just can't suddenly be there, even if the person misses us badly and we miss the person badly. The timing is all wrong, or the distances are just too great, or there are other reasons holding us back.

We just can't, can we?

But what if we could?



39 comments:

Abhishek said...

--"What if when we missed someone, they really did turn up suddenly?"

if thats the case...my happiness wont have any limits.

--"Sometimes we just can't be there, even if the person misses you badly and you miss the person badly."

its happens....thats life.

try using ARES for music downloads
anyways, good blog.

Raj said...

wow, second comment. Great achievement for me. Anyways, a world like that would be scary. Sometimes people seem better when they are far away.

MeAwinner said...

Hey Me Third.. :)
Not a bad ranking on Sayesha's.. I have generally been 20+ :D

Good Blog.....Real life is just like this... We can miss people but we/they can't be there..

Its a fantasy.. you think & they are there...
Another...one..Its like your "thumb memory" Sometimes..people are there.. their memories are there in my mind..... something just make us recall all those moments.. we feel..like we lived those moments again....which gives a good feeling..

!xobile said...

There's nothing to fear about an audio file... after no1 wud wanna hear 2 overfriendly friends doin somtn... seein is another thing.. hehe

anyways
If that was possible to koi kuch kaam hee na kar paata... idhar udhar jaate jaate haalat kharab ho jaati!

imagine...
if 1 american friend wants 2 talk 2 you and 2 mins later a japanese friend does!

hahaha

sorry.. stupid comment... but its a part of the game ;)

Sayesha said...

#Abhishek,
Welcome to Sayeshaz! Thanks for dropping by. :)

#Raj,
Yeah, I guess on some levels it would be scary... :)

#Mani,
Hahaha! So you've gone up in ranking, eh? ;)

//Sometimes..people are there.. their memories are there in my mind

True... sometimes I also feel that people I miss are really here with me, and I can SO feel their presence you know... I guess connection strong hai, toh across distances bhi mulaqaat ho jati hai :)

#Randomraj,

// There's nothing to fear about an audio file...

Well, the audio in the video file was too much... I don't ever wanna hear it again! :O

//idhar udhar jaate jaate haalat kharab ho jaati!

Arre the "chham se" thing would only work if BOTH parties wanna meet each other! It's not like kisi ne yaad kiya hai toh jana hi hai! :P

//if 1 american friend wants 2 talk 2 you and 2 mins later a japanese friend does!
The question is -- whom do I wanna talk to? Pick one and pop by! ;)

!xobile said...

hey bhagwaan!
you're to saying as if you've made a law or sumtn.. ehehe

pata nahi..
i still feel kaafi chaotic hota..
don't u think ke jo hota hai.. Is the best!

agar magar... are not good words..
"agar yeh hota.."

just opining.

Sayesha said...

#Ze,
Hahahaha! Law toh nahin bana ab tak, just trying to operationalise the variables in the hypothesis yaar :)

I agree though... bahut chaotic ho jata! :P

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

Then it wouldn't be reality...

Thanu said...

Then we would realize it was not as nice as we imagined it in our mind. Fantasies shud never come true, b/c when it play out in real life, it will be nothing close to our fantasy

Abhi said...

Oho , i want to meet my nani in Ludhiana.
*chamm chamm* .Me lands in Ludhiana.
Oho , i want to meet my uncle in Caifornia.
*chamm ..huff..chamm* .Me lands in California.
Oho ,i want to meet my professor in Calcutta.
*chamm..huff..puff..chamm* I stumble back to calcutta.

Sayesha , air tickets lene mein hee mangalsutra tak bechne ki stage aa jayegi.

But seriously , its a beautiful feeling.Dreamy but beautiful:)

Tinku said...

For guys the sound effect can be "Dhamm se vo aa jaye dhamm se aa jaye"!

What if you are thinking of your sworn enemy aur dhamm se vo aajaye aur dhamm dhamm ho jaye?! :))

Tinku

spamtaneous said...

haha.... the wrong file thing.. happens to me always... i once downloaded 27 hours of silence :) named as 'Constantine' the muvi...

//try using ARES for music downloads

ARES is cool..but too many wrongly named file esp for muvis...check the comments for the file b4 downloading...

Tar said...

I thought of him...
"*Chamm*"
i was there!!

He thought of me...
"*Dhamm*"
He was here!!

We found each other missing and decided Chum ko Dham se Bhool jaao...

I know mera (comments)kaafi pakaao hai, par tera blog kaafi achcha hai.

Rohit Talwar said...

"What if what they said in the song could really happen? What if when we missed someone, they really did turn up suddenly?"

i wish!

Vikram said...

//craving for us to travel across the miles at the speed of light.

Wow, can you imagine travelling at that speed? Whooooooooooooooossssshhhhh. You wouldn't need to blink. The "missing" person will be there within 0.00000000000001 seconds. :)

MeAwinner said...

I read it once again... today...with all the comments..

Sayesha tu sachme bewdi hai..You really think weired things...

Imagine.. I think of Shahrukh.. and he is here.. it will all mess up.. :D

Now i m thinking of Bill Gates.. he is also here.. Uff... I dont want them to be there..
:D.... Chham se .. Dhaam se.. sab Gadbad ho jaayega re..

Few People are simply good in memories..we like to remember them.. and we wish also if they could be with us.. but in reality if they come up.. it will mess up.

isn't it ?

Sayesha said...

#Kroopa,
Yeah, it wouldn't be, because reality has already been defined by us. But what this was part of the reality we're so familiar with?

#Thanu,
Yeah, you may be right... sometimes the feeling of missing someone but not being able to meet them is also quite an experience, hai na? :)

#Jughead!
Hey bhagwan, I clicked on jughead and went to your blog without looking at the URL, and I was like "Oh God this guy writes exactly like Abhi!" (In case you didn't know, you have a very distinct style of punctuation that can be identified from a mile away without reading your posts.) Then I saw IIM Cal, and I was horrified that one of your classmates was writing exactly like you man... IIM mein ek module hai kya 'blog writing'? :P

Finally I saw the URL and went, "Arre yeh toh apna Munnu hai!" Haha! :D

Oye tu itna chham se idhar udhar land mat kar, bahut disturbing thought hai! :P

Aur apna mangalsutra na bech Munnu, the chham se transport company has no ticketing. Bas mann kiya aur pahunch gaye! No kharcha! Howzzat? :)

#Tinku,
Hahahahah! I having really funny visions of a world map, and all the people hopping around from one continent to another, girls chham se, and guys dhamm se! Haha! :D

#Spammy,
Arre where were you man?? Anyway, I think 27 hours of silence is much better than hearing the sounds those 'friends' were making! :O

ps: No more donwloading of any downloading software for Sayesha, man!

#Tar,
Thanks yaar! Waise, mera blog bhi kaafi pakau ho jata hai at times! :P

#Rohit,
Sometimes I wish too! :)

#Viks,
Hahahaha! :D

#MeAwinner,
Achha yeh tu hai?? Tabhi I was thinking yeh winner insaan kaun hai who seems to be very familiar with me? Bina intro ke bewdi bol diya?? :P

Arre yaar, tere sochne se kuchh nahin hoga, SRK tabhi aayega jab woh bhi sochega aur aana chahega! Not chham se I hope. I'll never be able to watch another movie of his if he does! :D

//but in reality if they come up.. it will mess up. isn't it ?

Hmm... shaayad...

Bhole said...

Judai ke baad milne mein hi maza hai ;)

spamtaneous said...

//Arre where were you man?? Anyway

here only...sneaking around now and then... :- ..but i see u going gr8 with ur blogging...

// I think 27 hours of silence is much better than hearing the sounds those 'friends' were making! :O

hehe...u sure? think again :p

// ps: No more donwloading of any downloading software for Sayesha, man!

this was actually for abhishek ...first poster here :)

Abhishek said...

@ spamtaneous: why r u saing dis to me?

Harshi said...

Hey Sashy, I like that song "Chham Se" :-). It grew on me too.

Actually you are right....I just tried remembering someone's face, and I couldn't very well!! :-)

I have often wondered too...how lovely it would be if we could reduce distances, and just be beamed in a second, to whereever we want to go.

Wow.

Chints said...

i was just about to leave without any comment then i noticed a comment of yours 'Waise, mera blog bhi kaafi pakau ho jata hai at times!'

i wanted to say this only... ;)

spamtaneous said...

@abhishek

bcuz u said this

// try using ARES for music downloads

Sayesha said...

#Bhole,
Sahi baat hai, lekin agar milna hai hi nahin? Bas judaai hi judaai hai? Phir?

#Spammy,
Still sneaking around now and then? Arre where is that blog you promised me? ;)

#Harshi,
:)

#Chints,
Hehehehe... toh mat padh na! :)

amit said...

'The very thought of a guy turning up "chham se" is extremely disturbing'...tht was funny....;)

yes, sumtimes tht feeling of missing ur friends grows on.... ifeel here when i miss my family n engg friends, but life moves on. u develop new friends, ur circle widens n i think tht is the purpose of life.... meet more people n of course make more friends

meanwhile u hv been blogrolled..... hope to see my blog's link here too....;)

Gangadhar said...

Hiee Sayesha,
first time on your blog..Gud going here...
Me too fond of Hindi film music...
Btw gud to see you on my blog..
keep visiting..

HoliDevil said...

Traveling with the speed of thoughts. A good hypothesis.

BTW da songs in DUS r worth listening for the tempo. Hope u found the Title song Dus Bahane or u want me to mail it.

TC

Sayesha said...

#Amit,
Welcome to Sayeshaz! Have blogrolled you. :)

#Gangadhar,
Hey, welcome to you too! And thanks! :)

#HoliDevil,
Long time! Got the song, thanks! If I want something real bad, I get it by hook or crook! ;)

Jackal said...

nice post Sayesha.....you got me thinking ....it wud be gr8 to close ur eyes and think of someone ....and cham se she is there......the closes i have experinced something like this is...when i have been missing my frnd some 10000 miles away...and said ok me waiting for ur call..and i wud begin to count till 100 and so many times she wud call b4 i reached 100....and this wasnt planned or anything like tht.......

PuNeEt said...

ooye tussi great ho
13 times...
that too a song downloaded by mistake

What if when we missed someone, they really did turn up suddenly?
in that case I'll get an opportunity to meet all my blog pals... ;-)

that song is good yaar...
i too liked it

great one
Cheers

Nandya said...

hey i want to see friends.avi...:))

amit said...

Yahooooooo....... i can see my name there..... !!!!!!!!

eh! said...

:)):)) @ ur over friendly avi file :))
cool ..I never tried googling that ..lemme do :D
btw ..if u need any of those songs/friends episodes ..u can tell me ..we have like ..everything here with us :)

Parth Anand said...

#HoliDevil,
Got the song, thanks! If I want something real bad, I get it by hook or crook! ;)


if ever david dhawan would make gundi number 1...we all know who the female lead is gonna be....

chham se...i am disappearing from your blog now...

Sayesha said...

#Jackal,
I totally get what you mean! I do that too, if I am thinking of someone very intensely, I know they will call/sms! And they do! :)

#Puneet,
//in that case I'll get an opportunity to meet all my blog pals... ;-)

Wow, that's an idea! We should have a 'chham se' party for all blog buddies, what say? :P

#Nandya,
You wanna see friend.avi or friends_new.avi? Huge difference, you know! ;)

#Amit,
Hehehehe! :P

#Last czar,
If only you could send me all episodes of Scrubs... :P

#Parth,
Hahahaha! I like that -- gundi number 1! Hahaha! :D
Oooh, how about bewdi number 1? :D

//chham se...i am disappearing from your blog now...
HAHAHAHAHAHA! ROTFL! :D

A Jane said...

Just speed read thru this post, randomly choosing some on this page...(have a lot to catch up on your blog, but too sleepy at the mo'!) and anyway...the guy turning up "cham se" conjured up the funniest visions in my head....bwahahahha! Read your 'to pee or not to pee' before this one. Imagine if someone were thinking about while you were groaning in queue outside Auntie's signboard and you had to turn up "cham se" at your friends'!!!!!!! Now THAT would be disturbing :-D

So my sense of humor is going down the (toilet) drain, but hey, its nearly midnight and had a long day at work...guess i oughta hit the sack...lol...

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