Bas ek chupsi lagi hai

Rmim Thread

Here comes a solo after some duets. From the movie SANNATA, this song is composed and sung by him and written by Gulzar. The lyrics are excellent and so is his singing. I think this song is a tandem with Lata doing the female version. I have heard it, but have no recollection of it, so cannot comment on it. The mukhada and the title of the movie together promised me some moments of complete silence in the song and Hemantda didnt disappoint me. Pauses as such make one more eager to hear what follows. This song is one of the few that I will remember for its harmonium. I generally notice that there is a lot of harmonium in mujra songs, and not in too many other songs is it so distinct. This song has minimal orchestration with only the tabla and harmonium handling the percussion.

bas ek chup(faint harmonium starts) si lagi hai...
(tabla starts too)
nahi udaas nahi..
kahin pe saans ruki hai...
nahi...udaaas nahi...
bas ek chup si lagi hai....

(harmonium providing the interlude)

koi anokhi nahi..
aisi zindagi lekin...
khoob na ho...
koi anokhi nahi..
aise zindagi lekin..
khoob na ho..
mili jo..(distinct pause) khoob mili hai...
nahi udaas nahi..
bas ek chup si lagi hai....

harmonium/tabla..

sehar bhi ye raat bhi...
dopaher bhi mili lekin...
sehar bhi ye raat bhi..
dopaher bhi mili lekin...
hami ne..shaam chuni..
hami ne(another distinct pause) shaam chuni hai...
nahi udaas nahi...
bas ek chup si lagi hai...

wo daastaan jo...
hamne kahi bhi..
hamne likhi....
wo daastan jo..
hamne kahi bhi...
hamne likhi...
aaj wo...(a third pause)
khud se suni hai..
nahi udaas nahi...
bas ek chup si lagi hai...

I could listen to this song over and over again only for the way he goes "nahi udaas nahi..." everytime...


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