Monday, February 07, 2011

Come again?

So I was flipping through the channels when Viv asked me to stop at one. The song 'Bahara' from 'I Hate Luv Storys' was playing. The song makes me cringe (not as much as the way the word 'stories' has been spelt in the title, or the movie itself, or Sonam Kapoor, but it still makes me cringe for some reason).

"Eeeee. This one? I hate this song!" I said.

"WHAT?! I love it!" He said, shocked.

"I don't understand it. What is "Bahara bahara... hua dil pehli baar ve"?? Is something missing? What does she mean "Dil bahara hua?" What does bahara mean anyway??"

"You don't know what bahara means?????" He looked really shocked this time.

"Erm, no... I know 'bahaar' is spring. What is bahara???" I said, a little embarrassed, because I am always making fun of his knowledge of Hindi lyrics and their meaning.

"Bahara," he said slowly and solemnly, as if he was explaining something to a small child, "means 'come out'."



28 comments:

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

yaaaaaaaaaay!!! GOLD!! after a long time!

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

heheheh Viv you rock!!!! :D

prathi said...

SILVER!!!!
and ur right! its weird lyrics..

ratika said...

Hey Sayesha- think this is the first time I am commenting on yer blog but been reading for more than 2 years now...i love your way of looking at things and finding happiness in small tiny moments. Over the years I have kind of lost that touch and have become cynical..when I feel down n out, I come to yer blog and read a random post..i don't know how to put it except that i wish i was able to enjoy my life and ppl the way you do..Cheers- Ratika

~ PragyaN ~ said...

LOL... have been laughing like anything after reading this post! Thanks for making my day :)

mythalez said...

rofl!!

maybe Viv should consider becoming a hindi lyricist ... who knows what songs we will all end up with?? :D

Bhavya said...

Hi Sayesha,
You have a simple writing style with no use of heavy vocabulary, but still there is something magnetic in the pieces as I read.
I have started digging your archives and must say I totally loved the convo with your dad about the phone unlock/lock post. :)

Cheers,
BA

Yamini said...

This isn't funny.. It's CLEVER!!
Bow down to thee, O' Viv!!
Super like! :) :)

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ said...

Sayesha , You truely is one awesome lady . I love your posts. Of late I have been reading all of them from your archives and am enjoying every bit of it. Am a huge fan of Viv and Aish :)

Srishti said...

hahahaha! :) This one is amazing yaa =)

t said...

lol he is funny!

Btw I truly madly deeply hate, loathe that song! Yucks!

Vipul said...

LOL:D.. sometimes people like songs because they like it even without considering lyrics much :P

Dil se said...

He is just genius !!
I still wonder why you make fun of his knowledge about hindi lyrics :-)))
Okay, I have to ask my husband also the meaning of this one
I am pretty sure he'll score just as close :-)

Raam Pyari said...

lols! this has to be most hilarious thing ever!

Stone said...

I wonder his views on Ravaan's "Behaney dey mujhe behaney dey" ;-)

peekay said...

Nice one Sayesha.
@Stone...isn't it obvious? the guy is a single child and he wants sisters :)

Arun said...

S.V.Funny! (So Very Funny is one expansion :) )

Arun said...

BTW, my Hindi dictionary gives

बाहरा : one who works at pouring well water from the bucket into an irrigation channel.

Another meaning for the same word is "the far or off side, left side".

बहार as expected, is spring, but also flourishing state, youth, prime.

बहार पर आना is "to bloom, to be in full glory".

बहारी is having to do with the spring.

I do not find a बहारा.
:)

Arun said...

I do think Viv is onto something :)
बहार आ might be what the song is saying.

Geomon said...

if i ever had a lmao moment, this was it :)))
Viv, really dude, where do u come up with such brilliant originals!

sagar said...

pathetic pj viv
btw even i like the song :D

Achu said...

ROFL!!

Sayesha said...

#Porkodi,
:D

#prathi,
:)

#ratika,
Welcome to the bar (you've been around for 2 years but this is formal wala welcome)! Thanks for your kind words. :)

#~PragyaN~,
You're welcome. :D

#mythalez,
Hahaha! That will be the day! :D

#Bhavya,
Thank you! My view is that I write simple stuff and simple stuff can be conveyed in simple words. :)

#Yamini,
:D

#ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ,
Thanks! :D

//Am a huge fan of Viv and Aish :)

Same pinch! :P :P :P

#Srishti,
:D

#t,
Same pinch! :D

#Vipul,
Hahaha! True! I like the 'Kaindi ponn' song! :P

#Dil se,
Ask him ask him!!! :D

#Raam Pyari,
:D

#Stone,
LOL! I don't think he's heard that one yet. :)

#peekay,
:D

#Arun,
Whoa! That's a long bahara list! :)

#Geomon,
Beats me! :D

#sagar,
:D

#Achu,
:D

Arun said...

Didn't want to turn a joke into a dissertation, but the increasingly meaningless lyrics in songs is very very annoying.

Alice said...

Hahah.. Viv's take is awesome.

I love that song actually, coz of Rahat $$ Khan's voice. After getting wholly addicted to the song, I went and looked up the lyrics. So as per http://www.bollymeaning.com/2010/07/bahara-ihls-complete-song-meaning.html, it means 'blossoming'. Dunno how correct that is, but I love it anyway. :)

Shivanand PB said...

Oh ! man ! this one was awesome ! :D

diyadear said...

oh my god.. that was hilarious!!! ROTFL

Sayesha said...

#Arun,
I agree! :'(

#Alice,
Yeah it has to be something to do with spring... :)

#Shivanand,
:)

#diyadear,
:D