Re Kabira Maan Ja Lyrics Translation (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)

Movie: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Music: Pritam
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Rekha Bharadwaj, Tochi Raina

Kabeera is one of the best songs of YJHD. The song is not just good with music, but the lyrics of the song are superb as well. Amitabh Bhattacharya has tried to do away with cliches like 'mitti ki sondhi khushboo' for a village and talks about the broken cot and milk cream, which are even more down to earth and true to village culture. He uses 'Nirmohee' [meaning given below] once again, after Coke Studio's Nirmohiya. So overall, a beautiful number to listen to.

Kaisee teri khudgarzee
Na dhoop chune na chhaanv
Kaisee teri khudgarzee
Kisi thaur tike na paanv

How's this selfishness of yours,
that you don't take the sun, nor take the shade..
How's this selfishness of yours,
that your feet don't stay anywhere..

Ban liyaa apnaa paighambar
Tar liyaa tu saat samandar
Phir bhee sookhaa mann ke andar
Kyoon reh gaya

You've tried being your own god,
and crossed all seven seas,
Still, there is a draught within your heart,
Why is it so..

Re Kabeera maan jaa
Re Fakeera maan jaa
Aa jaa tujh ko pukaaray teri parchhaaiyaan
Re Kabira maan jaa
Re Fakeera maan jaa
Kaisa tu hai nirmohee kaisaa harjaaiyaa

O Kabira, listen to me..
O saint, believe me..
Come, your shadows call you [back]..
O Kabira, listen to me..
O saintly one, believe me..
What a loveless and ruthless person you are..

[Nirmohee is someone who doesn't have any love nor hatred, for anyone or anything. Someone who is neutral to the world and its happenings.]

Tooti chaarpaai wo hi
Thandi purvaai rastaa dekhe
Doodhon ki malaayi wohi
Mitti ki suraahee rastaa dekhe..

That broken cot,
that cool breeze from the east, awaits you..
That milk cream
and the earthen pot of cold water await you..

[Suraahee is an earthen pot with a long neck and keeps water cool.]

Kaisi teri khudgarzi
Lab namak rame naa misree
Kaisi teri khudgarzi
Tujhe preet purani bisri..
Mast Maula, mast Kalandar
Tu hawa kaa ek bavandar
Bujh ke yoon andar hi andar
Kyun reh gaya..

How's this selfishness of yours,
Neither salt nor sugar fit on your tongue..
How's this selfishness of yours,
that you have forgot old love..
O free man, free spirit,
you're a storm of wind..
then why have you ended
within yourself only..

Re Kabira maan jaa
Re Faqeera maan jaa
Aa jaa tujh ko pukaaray teri parchhaaiyaan
Re Kabeera maan jaa
Re Fakeera maan jaa
Kaisa tu hai nirmohi kaisa harjaiyaa...

52 comments:

R said...

Fantastic translation. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the translation.. but what does kabira actually mean?

Bhavesh Parmar said...
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Bhavesh Parmar said...

Thanks a lot for the translation & beautiful explanation...

Anonymous said...

what is the meaning of kabira?

Anonymous said...

Firstly I want to say that I'm not a robot !!!
And...
As far as I know In Persian/Dari/Farsi Languages Kabir/Kabeer means Great and important.

Anonymous said...

Kabira refers to Saint Kabir , a great Indian poet famous for his Dohas(Couplets) - which in turn were characterised by raw wisdom and promotion of pragmatism (apart from the regular love of God, -of course). ;)

Anonymous said...

Great song love it

Anonymous said...

Awesome

Anonymous said...

Very apt translation... But i think Lab will be lips.

Rahul said...

awesome work.

Anonymous said...

Kabira is a Saint who has a very big name in indian poetic literature! From the early 17th or 18th century!Mainly known for his 'DOHA'! Doha is a type of poem who has two lines only... but it says 2000 words when u learnd the deep meaning of it! Kabira wrote many poems (Doha) showing his love to God but when u read them it sounds like a beautiful love lines to a lover n not God! In this song has one paragraph where the poet shows his anger n ruthlessness of his/lover n in other paragraph (the one which starts with d word re kabira) yhe poet calls back his lover! Maan ja means plz believe me.... ! So all in all.... the moral of the song is 'choose me love me come back to me oh.my dear!'

Anonymous said...

touched with lyrics n music....superb voice selection for the song just loved it

Anonymous said...

thanks alot.....

as df said...

excellent....thanq u alot.. loved ur work..!!1

Tanya D said...

Wow. Brilliant work :)

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this translation!

Anonymous said...

Kabira,, can simply refer to the name of the character in the file, His name is Kabir..

Anonymous said...

Superb song..really loved this one..thanks to the writer of this song.for using good words and to Arijit also for his voice!

Anonymous said...

Yea right.. Kabir was ancient poet but here it simply refers to kabir-ranbir kapoor..anyways very nice translation

Anonymous said...

Yes agreed it refers to ranbir kapoor whose name in movie is kabir.where kabir has dreams to travel whole world and live life to fullest.he gets chance to live his dream he chooses his dream over love.and during this journey his dad dies and he will b unable to attend even his funeral .in this craze of travelling world he keeps loosing his friends and family .this song is to that kabir to come back to his love (naina)

Anonymous said...

Thats ranbir's name in the movie!

Anonymous said...

This translation makes me fall in love wid this song even more!...........:) :')

Anonymous said...

Thanks SO much for the translation! It's excellent :) Love this song <3

Shahriar Fahim said...

Kabir means(All-Aware) one name in 99 Names of Allah

Anonymous said...

Brilliant translation. Kudos!

Anonymous said...

Kabir thakur is his name. But kabira is diff nd many have xplaind already

Anonymous said...

I think depika making fun of ranbir by telling him kabira.That look you (ranbir) knows everything like famous saint kabira.You indifferent about love,woman but at the end you are alone.You(ranbir) feel it but don't admit because you are kabira

Anonymous said...

Awesome translation ! Really love the couple , song and movie ! Thanks !

Dinesh Ranjan said...

Brilliant!!

Anonymous said...

Heart touching song. Perfect translation

Anonymous said...

thank u very much

Anonymous said...

Nice one. Really love it.!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the translation . Is this hindi or someother language .. ??

Harshit Gupta said...

It's Hindi only. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you , what a lovely translation , made my day :)

Anonymous said...

Very very thanks for beautiful translation. Just keep it.

Anonymous said...

hey! fakeera means a fakir. in simple words ither a beggar or 1 who lives on what others give (bhikshu living on bhiksha)

love birds said...

Superb song with heart touching lyrics.
It felt like flying with song wben i first heard it.
Now after knowing thw
e meaning .. Hats off to the lyric writer and composer. Its a life time number.good luck

Anonymous said...

Is this a patriotic song ? Ir can one dedicate this to their lover?

Harshit Gupta said...

Certainly not a patriotic song. One can dedicate it to a lover, but it's more of a situational track, fits relatively lesser situations.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful translation. Increases the appreciation for this beautiful sing even more. Thank you and have a lovely new year :)

aayush said...

This is a Sufi song. In fact, all songs nowadays are Sufi songs.There is a story in the song.The story goes like this:
O my lover, you are so selfish, you don't choose anything, either heat or cold, you don't stay anywhere...
Means the lover does not interfere with his love's matters.Neither does he ever meet his love.Neither is he ever sad nor happy.
Then, a description of the hero.
He became his own prophet.Means a prophet tells what the Lord wishes him to say but here she says that you are saying what you yourself want to say or indirectly she is saying that you are just like God.
Then she says you have crossed(swam across) the seven seas.Means he has gone to many places.Then she says still their is dryness in his heart(His heart is barren). Means he could not enjoy anything.Neither the happiness or the sorrow.
Then she sadly remarks why like this my lover?
Then, starts the main song.
Kabira actually here refers refers not to the hero of the film Kabir but the hero of the song.
He is also refered to s "fakir" meaning saint.
Here shadows calling you refers to the lovers.Well, lovers because he is compared to God in the starting of the song,so the shadows are us ,the souls lovers of God.
Then, she says you are simply uninterested in everything(Nir mohi) and are ready to choose any path(Har Jai).
Means the hero is busy with himself only.He prefers to be alone.

Anonymous said...

@aayush. Very deep translation of the song. Seems like you know the true meaning of Love.

Fiorella De la cruz said...

The lyrics are just too beautiful. I saw the movie with spanish subtitles so it was a bit difficult but now I know the real meaning. Thanks for the translation!

Anonymous said...

Nothing much to say bt this song means my life....My best pal ChamCham

sidharth said...

Thank u boss..

NAMRATA KADAM said...

Nice Translation. Now came to knew song with menaing.... and Meaning of song is excellent. also music, video is great.

Anonymous said...

kabira was just the name of a person who played the lead role in the movie, where from this song is taken. no saint n all.

Anonymous said...

heart warming song with the lyrics written beautifully, mr amitabh, luv it

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the translation. I hope they make more songs like this which touches our ears and tickle our souls. Most songs now a days lacks beautiful meanings and soulful music...

Anonymous said...

why cant kabira mean grave.. as in lonely like..
and fakira mean poor and lonely

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