Lyrics: Faiz Anwar
Singer: Jagjit Singh
Music Label: T-Series
'Koi Fariyaad' is one of the most beautiful ghazals to feature in a movie in the 2000s, composed by Nikhil-Vinay, written by Faiz Anwar, and sung by none other than Jagjit Singh.
koi fariyaad tere dil mein dabi ho jaise
tune aankhon se koi baat kahi ho jaise
It feels as if there is some request hidden in your heart,
as if you have said something with your eyes.
jaagte jaagte ek umr kaTi ho jaise
jaan baaki hai magar saans ruki ho jaise
It feels like a lifetime has passed, awake,
like there is life remaining, while breath isn't there.
har mulaakat pe mehsoos yehi hota hai
mujhse kuchh teri nazar poochh rahi ho jaise
everytime we meet, I get a feeling
as if your eyes are asking me something.
raah chalte hue aksar yeh Gumaan hota hai
wo nazar chhup ke mujhe dekh rahi ho jaise
while walking down a path, I often feel
like your eyes are watching me from hiding.
ek lamhe mein simaT aaya hai sadiyon ka safar
zindagi tez, bahut tez, chali ho jaise
a journey of ages has wound up in just one moment,
as if life has moved fast, very fast.
is tarah pehron tujhe sochta rehta hoon main
meri har saans tere naam likhi ho jaise
I keep thinking about you for hours in such a way,
as if every breath of mine was just yours.
[peher is a part of day as per the Indian division of days where there are four 'pehers' in the day and four in the night, making it a total of eight pehers divided across 24 hours.]