Movie: Vishwaroop/ Vishwaroopam
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singer: Shankar Mahadevan and Kamal Haasan
vyakul vyakul radhika man hai
radhike man me wo mohan hai
jis mohan ka shyamal tan hai
madira sagar nayan nayan hai
girdhari ban kunj bihaiya
kishan kanahaiya bansi bajaiya
gokul ke wo hain murlidhar
radha jhoome jinki lay par
kahti ghoome girdhar girdhar
radha ke girdhar aaye
dekho radha aaye ha girdhar aaye
radha dekho murlidhar girdhar aaye
The heart of Radhika is restless,
Mohan is there in Radha's heart,
The Mohan who's body is dark complexioned,
and whose eyes are both like seas of liqueur
The holder of rock, becoming the excursioner of forests,
the dark complexioned Krishna, plays his flute..
He's the flautist of Gokul,
on whose rhythm Radha dances
keeping on saying Giridhar, Giridhar..
Radha's Girdhar has come..
See, oh, the Girdhar of Radha has come,
See Radha, flute playing Girdhar has come..
Nami Daanam (Persian:نمی دانم) is a Persian (Farsi) language phrase which means 'I don't know.' In Persian, nami (نمی, not spoken as naami) is 'I', and daanam (دانم) is 'not'. And hence the meaning of the whole phrase comes out to be more than the sum of its parts - 'I don't know.'
The phrase is common and is used not only in Urdu but once in a while heard in Urdu-Punjabi filled Bollywood songs as well. It could be heard in Dhoom 3 song Kamli [meaning] as well.
The translation of entire Kamli song can be found HERE.
Ni main kamli kamli is a song of Dhoom 3, and the phrase means nothing but 'I've gone crazy, crazy.'
This seems to be the item number which could be compared to earlier crazy kiya re from Dhoom series. Getting crazy is part of Dhoom it seems, and this time they're doing it all in Punjabi, be it Malang [meaning] or kamli.
Full Translation of the song's Promo Version can be found HERE.
Hamri Atariya [meaning] pe aaja re Sanwariya. Vishal Bhardwaj composes, Gulzar writes the lyrics, Rekha Bharadwaj sings, and Madhuri Dixit dances to it. To top it, the song is based on an old thumri on raaga Sindhu Bhairavi. Now how could you not expect high from the song. But for me, despite the high expectations from it, the song still passes, and with quite flying colors. See if you like it too. The first song of Dedh Ishqiya [meaning].
I have tried my best to translate the song, but as may always be the case with Gulzar Saab's songs, there are so many nuances in the song that one might miss, so if there is anything that you think is missing, please let me know, and if I find something to add, I sure will. Thanks.
Saj ke sajaayein baithi
Saans mein bulaaye baithi..
Kahaan gum hua anjaanaa..
are are diye re jalaye re jalaye*
naa atariya pe aaya parwana..
I sit adorned, as if in a punishment
[because the beloved is not coming]
I sit, having called him to my breaths,
where has the unknown gone?
I have kindled many lamps,
but the moth hasn't come to the balcony..
[a moth is expected to be attracted to lamps, and hence she kindles lamp.]
Ataari or Atari is used for an upper room or building on the roof of a house, that is, a penthouse. Also, the word can be used for an attic or a balcony.
In poetry, the word is mostly used for something which is open and can be reached in some way or the other without going inside the house, and also provides a view of the outside, and hence, the penthouse and balcony both meanings fit okay in the context.
Atariya is a more localized form of the word and is used to show a more rustic, local or old styled setting.
I was reading a review of R.. Rajkumar's music from one of my favorite websites, milliblog, and suddenly I realized that the review talked about music, and music alone. It didn't care how bad or good (the latter is hardly the case here) the lyrics were, and so I thought we probably needed somewhere to talk lyrics specifically, and hence, a Lyrics Review. I don't know if this is going to be a regular feature here, haven't thought about it, but felt like writing on this one and so here it goes.
The album has five songs, Gandi Baat, Saree ke fall sa, Mat Maari, Dhokha Dhadi, and Kaddu Katega to sab mein Bantega. If you don't yet know, just in case, it's full of cheap and vulgar lyrics, but the two need not necessarily and completely be bad, and that's what I am going to compare and contrast.
Q: For which song have YashRaj spent Rupees 5 Crore making it the most expensive song in Bollywood?
Q: Which song of Dhoom 3 is ONLY available in theaters?
Q: Which Bollywood song has a 48 year old actor doing aerial stunts in the dance sequence?
Yes. Dum Malang Malang, or simply 'Malang' [meaning], is one of the best songs of Dhoom 3, for which Yash Raj Films have reportedly spent 5 crore rupees. Most of it on the shooting of the song of course. Also, YashRaj plans to release this song in full version ONLY in theaters, to increase the number of moviegoers. From the first look, the song is not only superb in Audio, the video of the song is really well, and that's the reason YRF thinks they'll be able to attract people to cinema halls in the name of this song, if nothing else. The stunts performed by Aamir and Katrina in the song are quite something. If not by the standards of dance reality shows, at least by the standards of Bollywood movies they're still big.
The song is sung by Siddharth Mahadevan along with Shilpa Rao, this being Siddharth's first song outside Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and his second film as a singer. The lyrics are written by Sameer.
Ishq labon pe, ishq duaa mein..
Jism mein, rooh mein, ishq rava rava ravaa ravaan..
Ishq nazar mein, ishq bashar mein..
Aks mein raks mein, ishq ke nishan nishan nishaan nishaan..
There is love on the lips, love in the prayer,
in body, soul, love flows..
Love is in sight, love in (every) human,
In the image and in mad dance, there are signs of love..
Iftikhaar or Iftikhar [sometimes spelled as Iftekhaar/ Iftekhar] is an Urdu word and a quite common name among Muslims. Iftikhar simply translates to Pride in English, and 'Garv', or 'Gaurav' in Hindi.
Iftekhar was also the name of famous Hindi film character artist, known for his roles as police officer, in films like Zanjeer and Don, to name two.
Iftikhar is also the name of Naseeruddin Shah's character in the films Ishqiya and Dedh Ishqiya. He's called Khalujan by Arshad Warsi which means Uncle [Husband of Mother's Sister], Mausa in Hindi.