Lines by Karan Singh (Aamir Khan) to Priya Varma (Manisha Koirala) in Mann (1999):
Husn ko chaand, jawaani ko kamal kehte hain,
Dekh kar hum tukhe ek zu-e-ghazal kehte hain.
Uff yeh sang-e-marmar sa tarasha hua shaffaaf badan,
Dekhne waale tujhe Taj Mahal kehte hain.
And my informal translation:
Beauty is called the moon, youth a lotus,
Upon seeing you, I call you the essence of a poem.
This beautifully sculpted figure, pure as (white) marble,
Those who see you, call you the Taj Mahal.
Loved the context in which Taj Mahal was used. About a decade earlier, in Love Love Love (1989), Vicky (Gulshan Grover) ridiculed Amit (Aamir Khan) at a party celebrating Reema's (Juhi Chawla) birthday (the replica was a gift by Amit):
Here is a replica of the Taj Mahal at Legoland California in Carlsbad (click to enlarge):
I still drink this brand of tea. Ustad Zakir Hussain (the tabla/fusion genius) introduced it to us back in the day in one of these commercials.
Perhaps it is fittingly endorsed today by a Nawaab?
And if you have read my review of Jodhaa Akbar (2008), you know I am rather fascinated with the Mughal (or Mogul) Empire and its cultural influences that are prevalent across the Indian subcontinent today. How else would one explain a post on Chhota Akbar? (Akbar was always my favorite, because of all those Akbar-Birbal stories I heard from my late grandfather as a child.)
So what's the point?
Well, I just recently framed my last drawing (click to enlarge, it's from 2003 -- been a while), and am hoping to display it at the entrance to my home. But I don't have any titles for it yet, and was hoping you could help me give it some :)
No requirements, and the titles can be in any language. Hoping to list each one I get next to it. Of course, criticism is always welcome (this one's hardly flawless, if you look carefully, you'll see), and I hope you think it is worth naming.
And to stay consistent with the theme of this post and Bollywood, the question posed in this series: What Bollywood song(s) does this picture (of the drawing) remind you of?
Notes on the drawing:
Dimensions: 18 in x 24 in
Tools used: Pencils only (B - 8B)
Interesting notes: It has several poems by the Shakespeare equivalent of Urdu, Mirza Ghaalib. The real Taj Mahal contains verses of the Quran (or Koran).
Finally, a beautiful song in Ek Mohabbat by A. R. Rahman (not from a movie, so it wasn't going to be an answer). Couldn't find a version with subtitles, so do forgive. The visuals and music alone are worth sharing: