Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na lyrics and translation: Kabhi Kabhi Aditi

Song four of seven from the Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na soundtrack is Kabhi Kabhi Aditi, with vocals by Rashid Ali. This newcomer has really done well with his opportunity in this film. Some are even comparing the Imran Khan-Rashid Ali duo debut to the Aamir Khan-Udit Narayan duo debut in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). I think that comparison is quite a stretch (will be unless these two can duplicate the contributions of Aamir and Udit for the next 15 plus years). Nevertheless...

...Kabhi Kabhi Aditi is undoubtedly one of the most popular songs from this soundtrack (although I like Kabhi To Hogi also by Rashid Ali more -- see lyrics and translation in this post). The second trailer of the film featured the song (watch it in this post or download from the official film website at www.jaanetu.com). Watch Aamir Khan hum the tune in this video from the music launch.

Here are the lyrics I transcribed, and alongside it my attempted translation. Here are posts related to the film, including trailers, interviews, and translations of the rest of the songs, etc.


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good! This is an excellent number. Which is your favorite song from JTYJYN?

theBollywoodFan said...

Thank you Anonymous. Still undecided on my favorite track, there are several good ones! Although I'm leaning toward 'Kahin To Hogi' by Rashid Ali and Vasundhara Das (lyrics and translation here.

Aditi said...

Thanks for a) letting me know and b) sharing this. I'll bask in the glory while I can ;) hehe...

theBollywoodFan said...

Enjoy it Aditi! Too bad most jukeboxes around this part of the world won't have this as an option =)

Aditi 2 said...

Awesome work!! Love your translations!!

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Aditi [2]: Thanks for visiting and for your kind words.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dude,

Your Blog Just Rocks...Oh boy! u made my day by giving the translations..I loved the songs of JTYJN but now after reading the meaning of the lyrics I just can't say anything more than this..I am just crazy abt them and just all over it...Thanks for your amzing work..keep rocking :)

bragadeesh said...

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Thanks a million for this cooool post!!!!!
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Avani said...

The lyrics of this songs are really sweet..
Wish I could have a friend like the one the actor potrays himself as..in this song..

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Bragadeesh: Glad you liked the posts! Thank you very much for your kind words. I see we share a lot of favorite former video game interests!

Hi Avani: Yes, the lyrics are really sweet. It's always good to have friends with whom we share much mutual respect and trust. We probably all have them, but need to look harder to realize who they are.

Thank you both for visiting!

Arpit said...

thanks a lottt....
i was searching for it since many days...
again thanx......

theBollywoodFan said...

You're very welcome Arpit! Hope you enjoy them.

Joss said...

Hey! Your site is such a great discovery. I am learning Hindi at the moment (even though where I live in Britain there is no-one to practise it on!) I love the songs from the films and there are other sites that offer translations - but none that do so FAST like this. I am listening to the music from JTYJN everyday and now I will be able to sing along too, with meaning.

I am an English teacher, and I think your translations are really good, and could stand alone. The footnotes are brilliant too. Thanks again. I shall be back.

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Joss: Thank you for visiting, and glad to know you are enjoying the JTYJN soundtrack! It is wonderful that you are learning Hindi, and I salute your efforts! I am most humbled by your kind words, which mean a lot coming from a teacher of the language. Thank you, and good luck!

bollywoodfoodclub said...

Adab!
I used your translation in this post:

http://bollywoodfoodclub.wordpress.com/2008/09/04/ditto-mere-mehboob-rip-my-bollywood-lovin-billi/

Thanks dost!
Sita-ji

theBollywoodFan said...

Adab Sita-ji: So sorry to learn :'(

Sincerely...

Ernesto said...

Tankyou, it s very good.

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Ernesto: Thank you for your comment. Glad you enjoyed the song. It's probably the song of the year so far. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Very nice song.