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Poochhe Jo Koi… Meri Nishaani… Rang Henna Likhna

Posted on: July 18, 2018


This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3652 Post No. : 14502

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 10
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I have just finished noting down lyrics of the song I have chosen – it has taken me one hour at least. I have listened to the song close to 4-5 times. I had to listen to some parts again and again trying to figure out what the singer was saying, revise my lyrics and note down which portions were sung by the male or female singer and which was sung by them both. I do this only once in a while, not being the owner of the blog but an occasional participant. It made me appreciate more and more the amount of dedication the usual writers put in. To combine all this with a write up to explain the song, add anecdotes related to the song and sometimes, stories that led to the song is all hard work, believe me. In this age and time of quick fixes, short cuts, bullet points and shortened attention spans it is difficult to even understand this kind of dedication.

Hats off to the owners of the blog (Atul ji and Sudhir ji) and a team of dedicated Atulties who fuel this blog with their enthusiasm. There are many Atulites who are intensely interested in the goings on related to the blog. I find they are all lovely people who share a deep love of music. Their camaraderie is commendable, not only do they discuss the events on the blog, but also try their best to meet up often. I have attended one such meeting and have been awed by the depth of knowledge they have of music and the various ways in which they share their knowledge.

I have chosen a song from a relatively new movie, ‘Yahan’ from 2005. It is the directorial debut of Shoojit Sircar who garnered fame for the movie that came after this, ‘Vicky Donor’ (2012) and ‘Piku’ (2015). This movie, as far as I remember, did not make any waves. I happened to see the movie in a cinema hall and was struck by it. Minissha Lamba impressed me and Jimmy Shergill is always a pleasure to watch. The story is about a Kashmiri girl, Ada, who falls in love with an army captain, Aman (Jimmy Shergill). They face many difficulties after they fall in love. Ada risks being ostracized, even killed, for loving an army officer, and that too, not of the same religion. Similarly, Aman is also labelled as a traitor for dealing with Ada’s brother who is a terrorist. The denouement is over simplistic. It is hard to imagine something as complex as Kashmir problem being solved (even in part) by a few acts of an army captain. The charm of the movie lay in the sweet character of the two protagonists. Aman is an upright man who takes full responsibility for the woman he loves. Ada hopes to find peace and love in Aman after dealing with the constant strife in her life.

Listening closely to this song while noting the lyrics, I was struck by the beautiful words penned by Gulzar, clothed most wonderfully by the lovely music composed by Shantanu Moitra. Shreya Ghoshal sings it beautifully, there are times when her voice drops to a whisper and rises again. There are times when the music fades and lets the singer’s voice do its magic. When Shreya sings “Jhelum Mein Beh Lenge”, it feesl like I am floating in Jhelum. The song drips with love and longing. It is hard for a song to be so beautiful unless all three key elements of it, music, lyrics and singing is at its best. In this song you can hear them at their best.

Enjoy the lovely song and send up thanks to our great Atulji for allowing us a platform to enjoy and share music like this and congratulations to all the creators of the blog and the readers.

 

 


Song – Poochhe Jo Koi… Meri Nishaani… Rang Henna Likhna (Yahaan) (2005) Singers – Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan, Unidentified Male Voice, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Shantanu Moitra
Shreya + Shaan

Lyrics

rakh saaiyan di

rakh saaiyan di

rakh saaiyan di jeeve
jeeve
jeeve
rab rakhwaala jeeve
rakh saaiyan di jeeve
jeeve
jeeve
rab rakhwaala jeeve

pooche jo koi
meri nishaani
rang henna likhna
gore badan pe
ungli se mera
naam ada likhna
kabhi kabhi aaspaas chaand rehta hai
kabhi kabhi aaspaas shaam rehti hai

aao na..aa..aa
aao na
jhelum me beh lenge
vaadi ke mausam bhi
ik din to badlenge
kabhi kabhi aaspaas chaand rehta hai
kabhi kabhi aaspaas shaam rehti hai

aaun to subhaa
jaaun to mera
naam sabaa likhna
barf pade to
barf pe mera
naam dua likhna

zara zara aag waag paas rehti hai
zara zara kaangde ki aanch rehti hai
kabhi kabhi aaspaas chaand rehta hai
shamme bujhane….
kabhi kabhi aaspaas shaam rehti hai
aati hain raaten….
raaten bujhaane
tum aa gaye ho..oo

jab tum hanste ho..oo
din ho jata hai
tum galey lago to..oo..oo
din so jaata hai
doli uthaaye
aayega din to
paas bitha lena
kal jo miley to
maathe pe mere
suraj uga dena
zara zara aaspaas dhoop rahegi
zara zara aaspaas rang rahenge
zara zara aaspaas dhoop rahegi
zara zara aaspaas rang rahenge

pooche jo koi meri nishani
rang henna likhna
gore badan pe ungli se mera
naam ada likhna
aa..aa..aa
kabhi kabhi aaspaas chaand rehta hai

kabhi kabhi aaspaas shaam rehti hai
kabhi kabhi aaspaas chaand rehta hai
kabhi kabhi aaspaas shaam rehti hai

rakh saaiyan di jeeve
jeeve
jeeve
rab rakhwala jeeve
rakh saaiyan di jeeve
jeeve
jeeve
rab rakhwaala jeeve

kabhi kabhi aaspaas chand rehta hai
nanna nanna na na na nanna rehti hai
. . . aaspaas sham rehti hai

lalla lalla laal laal laal la la la laa

lalla lalla aaspaas shaam rehti hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रख साइयाँ दी

रख साइयाँ दी

रख साइयाँ दी जीवे
जीवे
जीवे
रब रखवाला जीवे
रख साइयाँ दी जीवे
जीवे
जीवे
रब रखवाला जीवे

पूछे जो कोई
मेरी निशानी
रंग हीन्ना लिखना
गोरे बदन पे
उंगली से मेरा
नाम अदा लिखना
कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
कभी कभी आस पास शाम रहती है

आओ ना॰॰आ॰॰आ
आओ ना
झेलम में बह लेंगे
वादी के मौसम भी
इक दिन तो बदलेंगे
कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
कभी कभी आस पास शाम रहती है

आऊँ तो सुबह
जाऊँ तो मेरा
नाम सबा लिखना
बर्फ पड़े तो
बर्फ पे मेरा
नाम दुआ लिखना

ज़रा ज़रा आग वाग पास रहती है
ज़रा ज़रा कांगड़े की आंच रहती है
कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
शम्में बुझाने॰ ॰ ॰
कभी कभी आस पास शाम रहती है
आती हैं रातें॰ ॰ ॰
रातें बुझाने
तुम आ गए हो

जब तुम हँसते हो॰॰ओ
दिन हो जाता है
तुम गले लगा तो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
दिन सो जाता है

डोली उठाए
आएगा दिन तो
पास बैठा लेना
कल जो मिले तो
माथे पे मेरे
सूरज उगा देना
ज़रा ज़रा आस पास धूप रहेगी
ज़रा ज़रा आस पास रंग रहेंगे
ज़रा ज़रा आस पास धूप रहेगी
ज़रा ज़रा आस पास रंग रहेंगे

पूछे जो कोई
मेरी निशानी
रंग हीन्ना लिखना
गोरे बदन पे
उंगली से मेरा
नाम अदा लिखना
आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
कभी कभी आस पास शाम रहती है
कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
कभी कभी आस पास शाम रहती है

रख साइयाँ दी जीवे
जीवे
जीवे
रब रखवाला जीवे
रख साइयाँ दी जीवे
जीवे
जीवे
रब रखवाला जीवे

कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
नन्ना नन्ना ना ना ना नन्ना रहती है
॰ ॰ ॰ शाम रहती है
लल्ल लल्ल लाल लाल लाल ला ला ला
लल्ल लल्ल आस पास शाम रहती है

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14 Responses to "Poochhe Jo Koi… Meri Nishaani… Rang Henna Likhna"

अगर नहीं सुनता, तो believe ही नहीं करता के इतना lovely love song अब भी बनता है।

Dripping with the pleasant emotions of such tender passions and ardor. Post करने के बाद, बस यही गाना बार बार सुन रहा हूँ।

Thanks Ava ji, really a peerless, priceless number.

Rgds
Sudhir

Hai na, Sudhirji. Even when I was noting the lyrics I forgot myself and spent time listening instead of noting the lyrics. Thanks for adding the chorus sounds which I did not. It makes even looking at the lyrics come alive. Thank you for providing the lyrics in Hindi.

Ava ji,
Nice to see your post after a long gap.
It is so interesting to see different styles of presentations.
Thanks for your interesting post.
-AD

Like u ve said avaji shàt shat धन्यवाद Atulji और सुधिरजी को।
And I am glad that you found a great song in the 2000s to prove that all is not lost as far as faith of Hindi film songs are concerned

Lots of ‘new’ songs that I like. Absolutely, if not for Atulji and Sudhirji ham kahan par ikatha hote?

Ava Ji,
Thanks for the post, joining the celebrations. A nice song selected. I immensely liked the movie too. Other song of the movie I thoroughly enjoyed is ‘ Melle Chellean’

Regards.

Waah, kya gaana hai!
It lingers on and on….
I happen to know very few songs of the last 20 years – and it’s entirely my loss. This is an absolute gem of a song! I don’t think I’ve ever heard Shreya Ghoshal’s voice before – what a beautiful voice she has. Shaan I am familiar with from a show he used to host long ago on Zee.

Excellent post as well to celebrate the occasion. As you say, just can’t imagine how Atul and Sudhirji manage to keep this blog buzzing every single day, despite their busy schedules. “In this age and time of quick fixes, short cuts, bullet points and shortened attention spans it is difficult to even understand this kind of dedication.” Totally! Hats off to them. Mujh se to ek din blog na chale, ye dus saal se roz post kar rahe hain. 🙂 God bless them!

Yes. That is what amazes me, Even one post tires me out. Even if it is a guest post, they have to check the lyrics. Mind blowing.

Thank you for the kind comment, Raja.

Ava ji,

Very nice song and intense. I thought I must know the song, so waited to hear it at home.

I posted a comment a while ago, but guess it got lost somewhere.
Anyways thanks for the wonderful reminder.

Regards.

Avaji,
Thanks a lot for an excellent post and for the lovely song.
I have not seen the movie but had heard the song a couple of times and liked it.
But I must say, after reading your post I listened to the song with a new perspective and really enjoyed it. Gulzar’s magic and typical Shantanu Moitra’s treatment have made it memorable.
Best regards,
Avadh Lal

I have always loved this song. It is so dreamy! Gulzar weaves magic with words. And you are so right, it is a beautiful instance of the three key elements being top notch. I am off to listen to it for the umpteenth time.
Honestly, I don’t think I had ever got the lyrics right before, at least not all of it. Thank you for this! ❤

Many thanks for this post Ava ji and the song you presented with it.
When I read the post and saw the video of this song, I remembered that this movie had got some good reviews when it was released then. I think that I had listened this song too but forgotten.
Gulzar Saab ki poetry ka to kehna hi kya !! Is geet mein aise lagta hai jaise vaadi aur vaadi ke mausam bhi saath saath gaa rahen ho aur unki bhawnaayen bhi gaanewaalon ki bhaawnaaon ke saath jud gayi hon jaise. (aap to jaante hi hain ki Gulzaar Saab ke geet aur unke vyaktitva se mujhe kitna lagaav hain 🙂 )
Thank you very much !!!
Atul ji aur Sudhir ji ka dhayawaad to ham shabdon mein likhkar ya zubaan se bolkar kar nahin sakte. The happiness that we all get here is everlasting and forever …

likhte rahiyega aur bhi …

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