Taare Zameen Par -- song of the year?

Very close to the song of the year! Actually, I think that title will be shared by this and the song Kholo Kholo also from the film. I shall save my formal review of the soundtrack to Aamir Khan's Taare Zameen Par for a later post. Lyrical genius is in abundance courtesy Prasoon Joshi. Vocal genius too by Shankar Mahadevan, Dominique Cerejo, and Vivinenne Pocha. Here is one example. The title track is, I believe, the most well-written song of the year. Here are lyrics I transcribed. Check out Aamir's own translation of the song at this link.

Film: Taare Zameen Par
Song: Taare Zameen Par (title track)

Dekho inhein yeh hain, os ki boondein,
Patton ki god mein, aasmaan se koodein,
Angdaayeen leke karwat badal kar,
Nazuk se moti hans de phisal kar,

Kho na jaayein yeh, taare zameen par.

Yeh to sardi mein dhoop ki kirnein,
Utre jo aangan ko sunehra sa karne,
Man ke andheron ko raushan sa kar dein,
Thitulti hatheli ki rangat badal dein,

Kho na jaayein yeh, taare zameen par.

(begin chorus)
Jaise aankhon ki dibiya mein nindiyaa,
Aur nindiyaa mein meetha sa sapna,
Aur sapne mein mil jaaye farishta sa koi.

Jaise rangon bhari pitchkaari,
Jaise titliyaan phoolon ki pyaari,
Jaise bina matlab ka pyaara rishta ho koi.
(end chorus)

Yeh to aasha ki lehr hai,
Yeh to ummeed ki seher hai,
Khushiyon ki leher hai,

Kho na jaayein yeh, taare zameen par.

(begin chorus)
Dekho raaton ke seene pe yeh to,
Jhil mil ki si lau se uge hain,
Yeh to anbiyaa ki khushboo hain, baaghon se beh chale.

Jaise kaanch mein choodi ke tukde,
Jaise khile khile phoolon ke mukhde,
Jaise bansi koi bajaaye pedon ke taley.
(end chorus)

Yeh to jhaunken hain pawan ke,
Hain yeh ghungroo jeewan ke,
Yeh to sur hain chaman ke,

Kho na jaayein yeh, taare zameen par.

Mohalley ki raunaq galiyan hain jaise,
khilne ki zid par kaliyan hain jaise,
mutthi mein mausam ki jaise hawaaein,
yeh hain buzurgon ke dil ki duaaein,
Kho na jaayein yeh...

...taare zameen par

(begin chorus)
Taare Zameen Par

Kabhi baatein jaise daadi naani,
Kabhi jaage jaise mum mum paani,
Kabhi ban jaayein bhole sawaalon ki chadi,

Kho na jaayein yeh...

Sannatey mein hansin ke jaise,
Sooney honton pe khushi ke jaise,
Yeh to noor hain barse 'gar teri kismat ho badi!

Kho na jaayein yeh...

Jaise jheel mein lehraaye chanda,
Jaise bheed mein apne ka kandha,
Jaise manmauji nadiya jhaag udaye kuch kahe,
Jaise baithe baithe meethi si jhapki,
Jaise pyar ki dheemi si thapki,
Jaise kaanon mein sargam hardam bajti hi rahe,
Jaise barkha udaati hai...
(end chorus)

Kho Na jaayein x6

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