Saturday, August 23, 2008

Aur jigar mein hai daring!

"Ek jigar hai, do jigar hai, teen jigar hain, hum aur tum!"

Huh? What the heck was that??

Ladies and gentlemen, it was Viv earnestly singing his own lyrics to the tune of "Ek colour ke terah patte" from Singh is Kinng. Did I mention he does that a lot? For instance, there was this time, I used to play the 'Azeemo-shaan-shehenshah, farma rawa" song from Jodhaa-Akbar a lot. One day, I heard him crooning, "Ajeeb-o-shaan shehenshah, vande mataram!" Sheesh.

And the strangest thing is, his lyrics blended in so effortlessly, I often found myself singing the vande mataram version!

I was not gonna let it happen this time. So I confronted him.

"What is this ek jigar hai, do jigar hai nonsense?"

"It's that song you keep playing from Singh is Kinng."

"No, it's not."

"Yeah, I used my own lyrics." He grinned.

"Achha? And what does it mean?" I asked.

"Oh, it means, I have one heart, you have one heart, and together we have one heart."

"Huh? Heart? Dude, do you even know what jigar means?"

"Duh! Heart!"

"No!"

"Then?"

"It means liver!"

"WHAT? Hahahaha! Good one!" He laughed.

"No, I'm serious. Jigar means liver."

"You're not just saying that because jigar rhymes with liver?" He looked at me suspiciously.

"No!"

"But then that song... Dard-e-dil, dard-e-jigar, dil ko churaya aapne..."

"Precisely. If jigar was heart, why would they say the same thing again? Dard-e-dil and dard-e-jigar? And by the way, it's dil mein jagaya aapne."

"Dil mein jagaya aapne? Huh? What does the whole thing mean then?"

"Yeah. Dard-e-dil means pain of the heart. Dard-e-jigar means pain of the liver."

"So she's causing him pain of the heart... in his heart?" He looked confused.

"Erm, yeah. Looks like it."

"Then what's causing pain of the liver??"

Now it was my turn to look confused.

"Erm... I don't know... Maybe dard-e-daaru?"



37 comments:

Kanan said...

LOL!
I remember my parents told me that as a kid I used to sing "tere bin main kya mere bin tu kya akbar ki aankhen lagaye..." that's that dafli waale geet. :P

Btw, I might come back with more songs. ;)

Gold's mine!

l_0oio0_l said...

hahaha aare Kyu.....Kyu....Maene kya beeegada aap ka .....to mere naam ka ek dam Liver kar diya aap ne!!!

meri galti bas ek .....k maene aap ko Roshesh se introduce karvaya!!!!!!!!!!

Nahiiiiiiiii mere naam ka matlab Liver nahi hai ....ye galt hai galt hai!!!!!!

Thisisme said...

hahahahhaa....and after a very long time..I get a bronze too..
the feeling of commenting in the very beginning :D:D:D:D

and yeah me too m v good at subsituting lyrics...will come when i remember them :D:D:D

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Thisisme said...

hahahahhaa....and after a very long time..I get a bronze too..
the feeling of commenting in the very beginning :D:D:D:D

and yeah me too m v good at subsituting lyrics...will come when i remember them :D:D:D

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Thisisme said...

aila soo many comments from me :O ..i had deleted few but still there r more then one :P !

Archana said...

I had no idea that jigar meant liver. I thought you were pulling a fast one on Viv and was waiting for the ending punch line :-(!

l_0oio0_l said...

Matlab ye....ki...Omkara mae ....jab ....Bipasha gati hai ...k bhai ....Jigaaaaar ba badi aag hai ....that means her Liver is on FIRE!!!!??????????????? infact BIG FIRE??!!!!!

Urv said...

Aaila.. Jigar means liver.. U sure? coz then why do people keep their children's names as Jigar.. :D

Prats said...

ROTFL!!!!

But actually I think that not many lyricist from bollywood know the meaning of Jigar and they have been using it interchangeably with heart
"Jigar ka Tukda" and all types....

l_0oio0_l said...

based on context it can be Heart or Courage...

Tarun said...

I wonder what the root of "Jigari Dost/Jigari Yaar."

sunshine said...

I have an explanation for Jigar. The liver in the olden days was considered the seat of all emotions. You will find this reference many times in Shakespeare plays.

Reema said...

:D :D LOL I too have done this many times. Actually Liver is 3rd vital organ after brain and heart thats why the lyrics denote the importance of the person.

P.S. U got an award. check it out.
http://opinionsandexpressions.wordpress.com/2008/08/20/celebrations/

P.P.S I use this id to comment on blogspot but i blog at wordpress.

shub said...

yes, I recall having the same argument with someone, bout jigar meaning liver and not heart. 'mann' is another common source of confusion.

'azeem o shaan shahenshah...vande maataram!" tell me about it! :D

shub said...

oh wait it's isn't azeem-o ..it's ajeeb-o ?!! it is ajeeb-o-gareeb only!!

shub said...

Re-read post. Okay. Proceeding to extricate big foot out of big mouth. Very cautiously. Bye!

Satish said...

hehe

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Nidhi said...

I have always wondered, what does songs like "JIGAR maa badi aag hai","Nazar Ke Saamne, JIGAR ke paas", and things like Jigari Yaar , Jigar Ka Tukda, convey ?? when JIGAR means Liver :D

Anyways , Viv's lyrics malfunction ;) reminded me of my childhood days when for the line "Tujhe Zameen Pe Bulaya Gaya Hai Mere Liye" in the Song "Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein" I used to sing "Tujhe Zameen Se Uthaya Gaya Hai Mere Liye" :D

and for "Aap jaisa koi meri zindagi mein aaye to baat ban jaaye" I used to Singh " Aap jaisa koi meri zindagi mein aaye to BAAP ban jaaye"

Till date I get teased for all that :((

Raj said...

I find it rather surprising that so many people do not know that jigar means liver. And sunshine has the right explanation! :)

>>Jass<< said...

LOL!
My roomie does a similar thing, only he doesnt know hindi, so ends up singing gibberish to the tune of the song!

Tejal said...

AJEEB-O-SHAAN shahenshah???!!! ROFL!!!
*I Heart Viv*
seriously..this reminds of one of ur earlier posts wher u had described Viv's similar achievements :D :D :D Way to go!
btw, omg does Jigar actually mean liver?? i recently had an argument with a frend on this very topic and proved that it cud not mean liver.. sheesh u mean i hav to rectify this? No way.. This is totally ruinin the meanin of tons of gud songs..!! eeuuwww! i prefer to think of 'Jigar' in a very non-liverish way, thank u very much :P

Sayesha said...

#Kanan,
Hahaha! I was worried you'd come back with a Mahabharat! Well done! :P

#0oio0,
Hehehehehe! I knew you'd have something to say on this post! :P

#Thisisme,
Welcome back! >:D<

#Archana,
:P

#0oio0,
Bhot daaru peeti hogi yeh Bipasha... liver ki waat laga di!

#Urv,
Pata nahin re... maybe they also think it means 'heart'? :)

#Prats,
Well, I think they know the difference, but they just like to use it anyway, sometimes just as a filler word! Like Dil, jigar, nazar kya hai, etc.

#0oio0,
Yeah, that's true. Jigar hona maangta, kya? :D

#Tarun,
I think jigar is used in the same sense as heart, just that the literal meaning is liver. :)

#Sunshine,
Wow, that's interesting. :)

#Reema,
3rd hai na, then why do they never use brain in songs? Can you imagine...
Dil dimaag jigar kya hai
Main toh tere liye jaan bhi de doon!

Or...

Dimaag ke saamne, jigar pe paas
Koi rehta hai, woh ho tum!

:D :D :D

ps: Thanks for the award! :D

#Shub,
Ahhh... 'mann' truly is another one. I like to believe it's a concept which refers to a combination of the heart and the mind.

//'azeem o shaan shahenshah...vande maataram!" tell me about it! :D

Hehehe! Yet another Victim of Viv's lyrics! :P

//Proceeding to extricate big foot out of big mouth.

:D

#Satish,
:)

#Mahaveer,
?

#Nidhi,
Read this. :P
http://sayesha.blogspot.com/2005/12/what-was-that-again.html

#Raj,
:)

#>>Jass<<
Hahaha! :D
ps: Your nick looks like I just sent you a string of abuses! :O

#Tejal,
Hahaha! :D Followed by Vande Mataram that too! :P

//sheesh u mean i hav to rectify this?

or you could just wait for your friend to find out on his/her own! Faaltu ki samaj seva kaiku karne ka? ;)

Prats said...

Bhai, if you havn't watched Phoonk then you must watch it for sure it is the best comedy of the season....
RGV has tried real hard to meet aag but failed miserably as it is an awesome comedy!!!!

Nidhi said...

I had the same discussion too...and song in question was "beedi jalaaye le, jigar ma badi aag hai" (this song's already mentioned by one commentator)
"Dil, jigar, nazar kya hai....main toh tere liye jaan bhi de doon" (looks like the lover is on an organ-donation spree here) :D :D

Swathy said...

the best goof up er..innovative "killing" og lyrics I ve heard so far..
from murder(i know its a favourite song for many of us pata hai bhai..!!"
"bheege hot tere..pyasa dil mera........blah blah blah.. phir subah tak meeeeeee karoo kya[?!!!!]
god bless one of my classmates who actually thought herself to have got the lyrics right and was left wondering for the rest of the movie!!
of course..
now ..ajeebo shan shehansha..s just joined the hit list..LOL!!

okay out of topic question bhai...
I wanted to know how to attach vedios into blog the way you do with the small screen shown in the blog..It would be wonnerful if you give me this gyan..

Swathy said...

aap chahe to mere blog pe comment likhake mujhe educate kardo, please!

SM said...

my humble contribution: tere mere beech mein kaisa hai yeh BANDAR anjaaaaaaana,kaisa hai yeh BANDAR anjaaaaaaana

:-( my parents don't let me forget it till this day!

SM said...

my humble contribution: tere mere beech mein kaisa hai yeh BANDAR anjaaaaaaana,kaisa hai yeh BANDAR anjaaaaaaana

:-( my parents don't let me forget it till this day!

chirpy-paaro said...

Wheres the Party Tonite...
On the "Ground" Floor...

One more was there... It was from some Imraan Hashmi's movie.. Dont remember now..

And of Course my biggest one:
DDLJ: I could never catch the words "Ban ke Hawa"..Instead while playing Antakshri, used to sing it under my breath since didnt knew those words... Got to know the correct lyrics some 3 years before only!!!

Sayesha said...

#Prats,
Hehehe! I was planning to a showbiz kitten post on it! :P

#Nidhi,
//looks like the lover is on an organ-donation spree here

Hahahaha! :D

#Swathy,
//phir subah tak meeeeeee karoo kya[?!!!!]

HAHAHAHAHA! :D :D :D

//I wanted to know how to attach vedios into blog the way you do with the small screen shown in the blog..It would be wonnerful if you give me this gyan..

Arre it's very simple. Just copy-paste the html under Embed (it's on the right on any youtube page). :)

#SM,
Hahahahahahahaha! Bandar anjaanaaaa! :D :D :D

#Paaro,
//Wheres the Party Tonite...
On the "Ground" Floor...

Hahahahaha! :D My sister used to sing it as "Let's go party tonight" which is not that bad, but ground floor? Hahahahha! :D

l_0oio0_l said...

on the other note....i remember messing up lyrics for this one advt......."Boroline" ka add aata tha....something like..."Khusbudaaaar Antiseptic Cream.......Boroliiiiiin...." and i always used to sing....."Baaadbuuudaaar Antiiiseptic Creaaaam......Borolin......" hahahah....

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rt said...

hey thats lovely:
lyrics i meant ;)
ajeebo shan shehenshah!!
ha ha ha ha
ROFL....
vande matram!!
awesome!
bet Viv can be as creative as anyone else can ever be...

Serendipity said...

:D I go chashmuddin shehenshah ..:D