Bharat Mata ki Jai (Shanghai): Lyrics, Meaning, Translation

Movie: Shanghai
Music: Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics: Dibakar Banerjee
Singers: Keerthi Sagathia, Arun Ingle, Vishal Dadlani, RN Iyer, Chintamani Sohoni, Mandar Apte, Dibakar, Bhupesh

Bharat Maata ki Jai from Shanghai is a song with a satirical flavor. The song, which in the mukhda (title) hails Mother India, talks about the dogmatism and open corruption of those in power. A translation is here.

Hey tak dhina dhin*
Maar lapad phaad chhapad, chhaat pyaare
Na sune baat koi, haath hai aur laat pyaare

Hey dance,
Give a slap, break the roof, O dear,
If someone doesn't listen (and agree to you), you've got hands n kicks..

Apun ko bhi naa, ab habit lagela
Arrey naach magan, kaat mutton roj hai khana
Bharat mata ki, Bharat mata ki
Tum jai bolo jai Bharat mata ki jai
Sone ki chidiya, dengue Malaria
Gud bhi hai gobar bhi Bharat mata ki jai

Now I too, have got into the habit,
dance absorbed, cut mutton that we've to eat everyday..
for Mother India, for Mother India,
cheer loudly, hail Mother India..
The golden bird, (as well as) Dengue and malaria,
We have the good as well as the shitty, hail Mother India..

Tak dina din hum hoon sarkari hathiyaar pyaare
Koi kare awaaz aitraaz gaya bhaad pyaare
Arrey phir na kehna
Arrey peechhe hi rehna
Kasam yeh khaayi hai
Shehar Shanghai hai
Jo humne kahi rule wahi
Dhin tana na na

Music! I am the government weapon, O dear,
If someone makes a noise or has an objection, who cares,
Don't say a thing again,
Stay behind only,
The oath is taken,
This city is Shanghai (will be as developed as Shanghai)
Whatever we said would be the rule,

Bharat mata..

Arrey mangta hai hume chanda abhi, hume sooraj abhi
Bolo kya doge
Dhandha yeh, agar chanda nahin
Donation sahi bolo kya do ge
Naach magan kaat mutton roj hume khaana
Kar ke down shutter hume jannat banana
Aana jaana denga jaana

I want donation (chanda, also means moon) now itself, sun now itself,
say what you'll give..
Even if it's a business and not a donation for good work,
tell me what you'll donate..
dance merrily, cut mutton, we've to eat everyday,
We've to bring the shutter down and make a heaven..
will let the coming and going go on then..

Hey Bharat ma, Bharat ma..

hey Mother India.. Mother India..

Sone ki chidiya, dengue Malaria
Gurr bhi hai gobar bhi Bharat mata ki jai

Bharat mata..

Tak dhina dhin and dhin tana na are ways to express music, on which one can dance..

All song Translations from Shanghai

1 comment:

ahmad said...

nice one. . . . .it did sound btr . . . Hats off yaar. .

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