Genelia D'Souza and Imran Khan have exciting entries in this latest post at Aamir Khan's blog.
The Jaane Tu soundtrack sounds and feels even better after the movie, and my favorite song remains Kahin To Hogi (lyrics and my translation in this post). The music is excellent, the lyrics are beautiful, the vocals by Rashid Ali and Vasundhara Das are captivating, and equally importantly, the placement of the song in the film is outstanding. Now that new regulation in California mandates hands-free cell phone use while driving (as noted in this post), at least I won't look as ridiculous speaking to myself (singing, really) in the car without a phone to my ear :)
Wanted to share an interesting and fun experience from during lunch today. Listening to Kahin To Hogi while reading the Journal, and came up with a response to the song in the form of a poem I titled Woh Duniya Hai. Wrote it from the perspective of the audience, urging Jai and/or Aditi to realize their friendship was indeed a product of love. This sheet of paper was my word palette. Changed very little while transcribing.
Wrote specifically for the moment in the film in which the song appears, and I hope that quality is intelligible. Strongly encourage you to revisit the original, for bits are answers to questions posed in it.
The translation is written as if this were being said to Jai, as I can relate to the character in some ways (convinced it has to do with the way my mom brought me up, for better or for worse).
Playing around with words was fun! See if you can find the following in the poem/song:
- Refererences to each song from the Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na soundtrack (some more explicit than others).
- A reference to a Mirza Ghalib poem. (Hint: Abbas Tyrewala had one in Nazrein Milana. Mine is adjacent to a reference to the song.)
- References to two Aamir Khan movies, one very obvious. Did you really think I was not going to include them? ;)
Here are the results. For the record, I never finished lunch, but that's okay. Every once in a while, nourishment from Bollywood food must do! Eat and be merry, folks...cheers!