Friday, January 16, 2009

Rehna Tu (Delhi 6)

Strange how one can see certain patterns in the songs A R Rehman sings himself. The soft, philosophical ones (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na-Tu bole, Ada - Meherbaan), his typical high pitched ones, mostly patriotic (Swades - Ye jo des hai tera, Bose - Jaage hain, Vande Mataram - Vande Mataram), his multi-singer ones (Yuva - Dhakka laga Buka, Yuvvraaj - Dil ka Rishta, RDB - Khalbali), and his praising-the-lord ones (Fiza - Piya Haji Ali, Jodhaa Akbar - Khwaja mere khwaja) cover most of the songs sung by him as he doesn't sing 'normal' songs.

This time Rehman doesn't sing the 'praising Him' song himself but instead goes for the philosophical one. The song is a slow number and will take its time before you like it. If you don't have the patience, you lose it. The song feels quite like the Title track sung by Rehman in Jaane tu ya jaane na as both have a certain amount of philosophy attached to them along with romanticism.

Rehna tu is a song in which the guy asks his lover to remain the same and to not change, praising his lover in the course. The lyrics of the song are good and Rehman sings the song ever so softly. Quite typical of him. Towards the end of the song Rehman also uses some wind instrument which runs for almost a minute.

Overall, the song is good. The only thing that I felt is a bit out of place are the few lines that say it cannot be both right hands when you walk holding hands. In those lines Prasoon Joshi suddenly seems to be going philosophical from romantic. The lines remind me of 'Tu bole glass adha khali, main bolun adha bhara', but in that case it was all part of the song.

Still, Rehman's music and singing fill all the gaps and the song goes smoothly. In fact, high chances are that a listener won't even notice the lyrics I feel out of place. So listen to the song when you are free. Once, twice, see the movie, and you'll be humming it someday.

Lyrics:

Rehna tu
Hai Jaisa tu
Thoda sa dard tu
Thoda Sukoon

Rehna Tu
Hai Jaisa TU
Dheema Dheema jhonka
Ya phir junoon
Thoda sa resham
Tu humdam
Thoda sa khurdura
Kabhi tu ad jaye
Ya lad jaye
Ya khushboo se bhara

Tujhe badalna na chahoon
Ratti bhar bhi sanam
Bina sajawat milawat
Na zyaada na hi kaam

Tuhje chaahoon, jaisa hai tu
Mujhe teri barish mein bheegna hai ghul jana hai
Tujhe chaahoon jaisa hai tu
Mujhe tere lapat mein jalna rakh ho jana hai

Tu zakhm de gar
Marham bhi aake tu lagaaye

Zakhm pe bhi mujhko pyaar aaye

Dariya
o... dariya
Doobne de mujhe dariya
Doobne de mujhe dariya

Rehna tu
Hai Jaisa tu
Thoda sa dard tu
Thoda Sukun

Rehna tu
Hai Jaisa tu
Dheema Dheema jhonka
Ya phir junoon

Haath tham chalna ho
To dono ke daayen haath sang kaise
Haath tham chalna ho
To dono ke daayen haath sang kaise

Ek daayan hoga ek baayan hoga
Tham le haath yeh thaam le
Chalna hai sang thaam le

Rehna tu
Hai Jaisa tu
Thoda sa dard tu
Thoda Sukun

Rehna tu.......
Hai Jaisa tu
Dheema Dheema jhonka
Ya phir junoon

Thoda sa resham
Tu humdam
Thoda sa khurdura
Kabhi tu ad jaye
Ya lad jaye
Ya khushboo se bhara

Tujhe badalna na chahoon
Ratti bhar bhi sanam
Bina sajawat milawat
Na zyaada na hi kaam

Tuhje chaahoon jaisa hai tu
Mujhe teri barish mein bheegna hai ghul jana hai
Tujhe chaahoon jaisa hai tu
Mujhe teri lapat mein jalna rakh ho jana hai..



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3 comments:

  • Viv said...
     

    It's not a wind instrument. It's an instrument called Continuum- the only keyboard player wherein it is possible to play Carnatic music

    http://www.ece.illinois.edu/news/headlines/hl-fingerboard.html

  • Ydntn said...
     

    Juptaji, infact, the best part of the song according to me was the Right-hand wala part.. i liked those lines a lot.. :)

  • Anonymous said...
     

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