Luka Chhupi: Lyrics, Translation (Rang De Basanti)

Movie: Rang De Basanti
Music: A R Rahman
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, A R Rahman

Luka Chuppi bahut huyi saamne aa ja naa
Enough of hide and seek, come before me.
Kahan kahan dhoondha tujhe
I searched for you everywhere.
Thak gayi hai ab teri maa
Your mother is now tired.
Aaja saanjh hui mujhe teri fikar
Its evening and I'm worried about you
Dhundhla gayi dekh meri nazar aa ja na
Hazy is what my sight is, come to me

Kya bataoon maa kahan hoon main.
What do I tell you about the place where I am, mother?
Yahan udney ko mere khula aasmaan hai
There is freedom and independence like the vast sky here.
Tere kisson jaisa bhola salona
Like your stories, innocent and beautiful-
Jahan hain yahan sapno vala
-is a dreamland here.
Meri patang ho befikar udd rahi hai maa
My kite (I am) is flying without any worries maa.
Dor koi loote nahin beech se kaate na
Nobody to steal or cut my kite's string.

Teri raah takein aankhiyaan
My eyes are waiting for you
Jaane kaisa kaisa hoye jiyaa
My heart is going through various emotions.
Dhire dhire aangan uthre andhera, mera deep kahan
Slowly darkness in creeping in the courtyard, where is my lamp(son)
Dhalke suraj kare ishara chanda tu hai kahan
The sun is setting and gesturing to the moon, where are you?
Mere chanda tu hai kahan
Where are you my moon (son)?

Kaise tujhko dikhaun yahaan hai kya
How do I show you what is here?
Maine jharne se paani maa, tod ke piya hai
I've drunk water from the fountain maa
Guchcha guchcha kayee khwabon ka uchal ke chhua hai
I've touched several clusters of my dreams
Chhaaya liye bhali dhoop yahaan hai
The sunlight along with the shade is here
Naya naya sa hai roop yahan
The atmosphere is so different and new
Yahaan sab kuch hai maa phir bhi
All that I want is here maa.. but still..
Lage bin tere mujhko akela
Loneliness is what I feel here without you..

(Source:, with very few changes)


rajendra said...


Anonymous said...

Its a really really good song i just luv the voice of the song and the true meaning of it. I always listen to it and i never get tired from listening to it. I luv it!!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

When someone fall in same condition in life..nd realize its true meaning..its just way too touching nd soulful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for letting us know the real beauty of the song and the true meaning of it. :)

Anonymous said...

I have heard this song for almost 7 years now. And every time my eyes get a little moist. The lyrics are awesome !! We somehow never give importance to our mom !! Salute to all the moms in the world..just for being there for us :)

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful soulful song.whenever I listen to it I can't but cry.Thank you A R Rahaman and Prasoon Joshi for this mervelous song.Voice of Lata Mangeshkar ji is so touching.

Anonymous said...

The magic never seems to fade! Three legends behind the song...the song had to be something very special, and it rightly fulfills all expectations!

atul nath said...

Beautiful song.Even Beautiful lyrics.Specially in the context of the movie, where a mother lost her beloved son,each and every word makes our heart heavy with meaning and emotions.With AR Rahman's composition and Latha Mageshkar's voice as the mother..this song is a catharsis...Thanks the people behind this song!

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