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Monday, May 5, 2014

राबता


जुबां पे लागे सेक सी
तेरे तीखे बोलों की तलवार
पर तेरी एक हँसी के आते ही
मानों बजता है राग मल्हार

रुबाब नीम सा कड़वा है
रंग-ओ-उल्फ़त से बेज़ार
जब झटका हाथ मेरे छूने पे
बज उठे लाखों सितार

जिस्म जलता है, पिघलता है
तेरे आने पर कई बार
कई बार कहा मैंने
कि इस तक़रार में भी है प्यार

सुलग़ने दो थोड़ी देर
थोड़े शिकवे हो जाये लापता
और फ़ुर्सत से हम लिखें
एक नया राबता
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There was a time when lyrics of most of the Bollywood songs were soulful and stayed with us. Sadly, these days such songs are few and far between. Raabta from the movie 'Agent Vinod' is one song from recent times whose lyrics are poetic and music soothing. This poem is my expression on the word - Raabta, which means relation. Here’s the song ~ Enjoy!

And cheers to the era of soulful lyrics.


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76 comments:

  1. I really like this song! Loved your poem!:)

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  2. Lovely poetry and what better way to start a day, Saru:)

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  3. You know what... i saw the movie liked the song too but then such is life that it just vanished from my memory but Saru it was your Raabta that did it. Actually ur Raabta i identify with more and thanx to ur words i linger to know the meaning of the word...and now can tell my husband lyrically what my takraar means...but sure will tell him also about you.
    And thanx for stopping by at my post and being so kind in understanding and acknowledging. Hope to see more of you there. :)

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    1. Oh, I hope he likes the new words. And it's always a pleasure reading you. You are so honest in your posts. :)

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  4. And i love that song Rasmay ulfat ko nibhayein toh nibhayein kaisay...it was then i had learnt the meaning of ulfat but thanx to you today i know Bezar also. Thanx for that too :)

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    1. Urdu words are warm, dipped in honey. Happy you like them.

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  5. रुबाब नीम सा कड़वा है
    रंग-ओ-उल्फ़त से बेज़ार

    वाह ! क्या खूब सरू जी.

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  6. एक सच ... मन को छूती अभिव्‍यक्ति

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  7. Those times are long goneeeee :)

    but this one has good lyrics

    Bikram

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  8. urdu alwazon se iss tarah aapne shayad pehli baar khela hai, bahut umda

    Lamhat(Moments)

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    1. Shukriya. Nahin pehle baar toh nahin, par haan bahut kam.

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  9. Such beauty, oh, wonderful, beautiful poem Saru!

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  10. Beautiful.... सुलग़ने दो थोड़ी देर
    थोड़े शिकवे हो जाये लापता
    और मसरूफ़ियत से हम लिखें
    एक नया राबता

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  11. Seriously Saru,Raabta is one of the finest songs of Bollywood. When the music of Agent Vinod was released, I and my friends went fanatic for this song.
    Btw, the lines you wrote are equally awesome. :) Loved these lines of yours too.

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    1. Even I was hooked to it. Thank you for reading and loving the poem.

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  12. What lines Saru ! Am charmed
    These r the best - सुलग़ने दो थोड़ी देर
    थोड़े शिकवे हो जाये लापता
    और मसरूफ़ियत से हम लिखें
    एक नया राबता

    And I love that song too but never concentrated much on the meaning of lyrics . Thanks for letting me know that raabta is a relation

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    1. It's one of the best songs in recent times. Both male and female version are awesome. Glad you liked it and thank you for reading, Afshan.

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  13. Soulful & touching words, Saru. Nice song from Agent Vinod.

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  14. My fav song Saru. I was searching for a different version on google n found your take on it...for once I thought u wrote it for them :)

    BTW Mashroofiyat is leisure or busy? I am little confused given that my urdu is little corroded with low usage.

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    1. As I said on your original comment, you are right. 'Not' was missing in the meaning, was a typo.

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  15. रुबाब नीम सा कड़वा है
    रंग-ओ-उल्फ़त से बेज़ार
    जब झटका हाथ मेरे छूने पे
    बज उठे लाखों सितार

    आपके कहने का अभिप्राय अगर इस वाद्य यंत्र को देखने से उपजी नीरसता से है तो नीम के कड़वे स्वाद के बजाए कोई और रूपक बेहतर होता । जैसा आपने ख़ुद ही लिखा है कि इसकी झंकार का स्वाद चखते ही तन मन के तार झंकृत हो जाते हैं।

    आपने सही कहा कि आजकल अच्छे गाने कम होते हैं पर आज टीरपी के पीछे भागमभाग वाले दौर में टीवी पर वहीं गाने ज्यादा दिखाए जाते हैं जो अच्छे दिखते हैं। ऐसे में अगर सार्थक गाने बनते भी हैं तो कई बार श्रोताओं तक नहीं पहुँच पाते। अपनी वार्षिक संगीतमालाओं में मेरी यही कोशिश रहती है कि ऐसे गीतों को लोगों के सम्मुख लाया जा सके।

    वैसे राब्ता मेरे भी पसंदीदा गीतों की श्रेणी में एक रहा है। :)

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    1. No, it has nothing to do with the character of the music instrument. I used it to make consistency with first para, where I mentioned 'raag malhar'

      Yes, songs are without soul these days. Glad we share same taste in music. Thanks for reading, Manish.

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  16. Lovely! And the song is my favorite!

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  17. That's one of my favourite songs too..simply beautiful music and such lovely lyrics.

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  18. The last four lines of your poem are very beautiful :) Well done, Saru.

    Surprising I hadn't heard this song before! But I generally avoid too much of new film music, my bad I guess :)

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

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    1. Listen to it, it's beautiful beyond words. Glad you liked those lines.

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  19. You got me a good song anyway...!

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  20. Soulful. Loved it.

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  21. Truly said. Even i crave for for such soulful lyrics in the hindi songs. Raabta is one such beautiful song! And your poetry is equally soulful.

    'Aur ho' from rockstar and 'Saiyann' from new agneepath movie also have lovely lyrics..

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    1. Those are lovely song. Thanks for reading, Sonia.

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  22. Beautifully done! Loved the last line a lot :)
    And it is one of my favorite songs as well! Lovely lyrics :)

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  23. yes, now a days there are few songs which are pleasant to hear. beats have dominated the new era songs of bollywood...
    the lyrics of most of the todays songs are meaningless and with the beats, these songs are quite enough to have you a headache... :)

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    1. Right, we all crave for soulful lyrics.

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  24. It's really a beautiful song. Liked the lyrics penned by Saru. ;) :)

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    1. Thanks Gayatri and where have you been?

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  25. Well written post..
    This is a soulful song.. really close to my heart!!

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  26. wonderful...did not know that you were a poet :)

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    1. Trying to be one. Welcome here Ruchira. :)

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  27. all the versions of this song are amazing! Especially the "night in the motel" one...listen to mein rang sharbaton ka from phata poster...also a beautiful song...
    Follow @bollymeaning...gives elaborate meanings of all hindi, and even regional, songs...
    http://www.bollymeaning.com/

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    1. It's a beautiful song too. I will follow it. Thanks :)

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  28. I love your poem. And the song is indeed heavenly. I wish there were more songs like that.

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  29. This post has been selected for the Spicy Saturday Picks this week. Thank You for an amazing post! Cheers! Keep Blogging :)

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    1. Indeed. I loved that song, too. And besides, Raabta is such a beautiful word.
      Nice poem, Saru.

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    2. @Vaishali - It is, indeed. Thanks for reading and welcome back.

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  31. Saru me too like this song Raabta..and really enjoyed your version of this

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  32. रुबाब नीम सा कड़वा है
    रंग-ओ-उल्फ़त से बेज़ार
    जब झटका हाथ मेरे छूने पे
    बज उठे लाखों सितार

    जिस्म जलता है, पिघलता है
    तेरे आने पर कई बार
    कई बार कहा मैंने
    कि इस तक़रार में भी है प्यार
    बहुत सुन्दर अलफ़ाज़

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  33. wow.. u r full of creativity, Saru. Btw that song is my fav too. Thats the beauty of music. Good one is appreciated universally :)

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    1. I agree, a good song is appreciated universally. Thanks for a generous comment, Roohi.

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