While I cannot vouch for the quality of the translations (I am hardly an expert, and shall always be a student of both languages), I can vouch for the sincerity of the approach and the quality of the lyrics by Abbas Tyrewala.
Discussions on each song are contained in dedicated posts at these links:
- Kabhi Kabhi Aditi: Lyrics and translation | Trailer
- Pappu Can't Dance: Lyrics and translation | Trailer
- Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai: Lyrics and translation
- Nazrein Milaana: Lyrics and translation | Trailer
- Tu Bole Main Boloon: Lyrics and translation | Trailer
- Kahin To Hogi: Lyrics and translation | Trailer
- Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai: Lyrics and translation
- Pappu Can't Dance - Remix: See #2 above
My favorite song from the album is Kahin To Hogi (#6 above). What are your favorites? And your thoughts on the soundtrack?
If the purpose of the soundtrack in a Hindi film supply chain is to get people to watch the film, the soundtrack to Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na fulfills the purpose with flying colors. This is undoubtedly the soundtrack to beat in 2008. I think it is a more complete product than the soundtrack that carried that tag prior to it, that to Jodhaa Akbar. Four stars and then some for an excellent effort by A. R. Rahman, Abbas Tyrewala, Aamir Khan, the entire music crew and the vocalists. Cannot wait to the film!
My rating: 4.25/5 (excellent!)
Buy this album and make a backup of the original just in case ;)