Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na lyrics and translation: Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai

Getting late as I start writing this. Just finished drinking some good mango lassi! Anything with mango works for me, so I figured I could leverage the energy to complete my translations of the songs from the Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na soundtrack. Shall follow up tomorrow with a compilation of links to all translations.

Song seven of seven from the soundtrack is Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai, the male version of the title song. With vocals by Sukhwinder Singh, it is the song that most gives away part of the plot, which is interesting. Will the end to the film be similar to that of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)?

The focus in this song and its equivalent by a female vocalist is to portray dard (i.e. pain), and the realization of friends' love for each other coming too late. In that, both Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai and Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai succeed (more so the latter in my opinion). Still, the lyrics to the former are masterful as well.

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

7 comments:

memsaab said...

Love the lyrics transliteration side by side with the translation. Hope you don't mind if I download your images---I'd like to hang on to them :-)

Thanks! Great job!

theBollywoodFan said...

Thank you Memsaab! Sure, please go right ahead! In fact, I was planning to put together a little booklet with the compilation. I'll share it soon.

memsaab said...

excellent :-) Keep doing this...I'd love to see what you would do with some older films too, given your study of Urdu.

Joss said...

Thanks for all these, bollywoodfan. I now have the whole set and can sing along to most of them. Only now with added samajhe! I've got your blog subbed with blogline so you'll be hearing from me again.

Keep writing. Thanks again.

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Joss: Great going with the songs! Thank you so much for your comment, it means a lot. Hope you find the other posts enjoyable.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

hey the male verssion by sukwhinder is diff from the female version can someone translate it plz

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Anonymous, the translation to the the female version of the song (Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai) is available in this post. Links to all my translations are available in this index. Enjoy!