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Jiya jiya re jiya re

Posted on: February 1, 2023


This article is written by nahm, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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5311 Post No. : 17410 Movie Count :

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AR Rehman – The Musician of 21st Century – 4

Agar firdaus bar-rū-e-zamīñ ast
Hamīñ ast o hamīñ ast o hamīñ ast

Dekh tera kya rang kar diya hai
Khushboo ka jhonka tere sang kar diya hai

If I say that the above lines perfectly describe the colourful sights and smells of Kashmir, then it is much less than what I want to say. The first time I travelled outside Maharashtra, north of Mumbai, was the trip to Kashmir combined with Delhi-Agra visit back in 2012. So, after 10 years I just thought, let’s do a package tour this time. There we were, 6 of us in the group, a couple from Bangalore, two senior ladies from Gujarat and my husband with his better half 😊. We two reached a day earlier then the group tour was to start, in the 3rd week of August. This was right after the engagement ceremony in Belgaum. So, we got to stay in two different houseboats and we covered Yusmarg, another beautiful part of the valley, a little off the beaten track. Apart from Srinagar, this was the only place I got to see a crowd of local people. There were some school groups, who were visiting that day. Lots of girls and boys in school uniforms with teachers.

About houseboat stay: Exquisitely carved wooden boat, living in them is a different and unique experience. They are stationary, and all of them have the same type of facilities and services are very basic. Meals are provided in house, by the household of the owners living behind the houseboats, in the houses on the island in the Dal lake. There are many ghats for travelling to and fro from house boats. And you cannot travel from one house boats covered by one ghat, to another houseboat coming under the jurisdiction of another ghat. The shikaras cannot trespass into each other’s territories, in other words. They will drop you to their own ghat, then you can make your own way to which ever ghat your other houseboat comes under and take a fresh shikara from there. In order to find a Kashmir song, I saw a few songs of ‘Mission Kashmir”. In them, the interiors of the houseboat shown are very authentic and close to the real thing. But most of the scenes in that song showing area surrounding the houseboat is shot in studio, and not realistic at all.

Yeh jhonka tere ghar ka rastaa banegaa
Akele mein tujh se mila to kahegaa

Next place to travel was Pahalgham, where we stayed to 2 nights. The hightlight is travelling to Pahalgham by road. The whole area and travel, is a scenic beauty. I was clicking away on my mobile and it was never enough. Another turn of the road, and there is more to see, the same mountains and trees but different to click. This time I can say, I really looked at Kashmir through the camera on my mobile. It also makes me wonder how this type of natural beautiful views must be affecting the professional photographers. I am sure the film industry photographers have shot reels and reels of the views here, and most of it could not be included in the final edited film. Pahalgham has not changed much from 2012. It is a town high up in the mountainous valley, surrounded by huge mountains. They have developed the Betaab valley as a big picnic spot, and entry fee. It has artificially created pebble beach, with patches of forests, pathways and open gardens. The ‘Lidder’ river is really magnificent to travel along, with deep gorges and water dancing along huge boulders. River rafting could be delighting for those who can.

Tu aa jaa main tere sang chaloon
Satrangi ke le ke rang chaloon

Next stop was at Gulmarg, which has changed, more commercial, more horses and horsemen then tourist. The situation is the same at Yusmarg, as there were very few tourists there. But at Gulmarg, tourists were there, but the whole area seems to be swarming with horses and guides. On our last visit, we could not get the tickets for Gondola ride. This time the tour operator has arranged tickets, so I was excited to go so high up in the mountains. But the tour company messed up our booking, and they had booked it for the next day. Next day, we were to leave for Srinagar. All the group members called up the tour operators contacts, but it was a Sunday, the office was closed. Eventually, the issue was resolved, and the tickets were arranged. So, we went up level 1 on the gondola, and 4 of us went to the next level i. e. Level 2 also, and we climbed down a side of the mountain to get to the last remaining patch of ice. That patch had not melted as direct sun light is not falling on that side of the mountain. In August, there is no snow/ice anywhere in Kashmir, except the glaciers, which are obviously too far to reach.

Tere paas yaadon ka melaa rahegaa
Tu logon mein reh kar akelaa rahegaa

We returned to Srinagar, and next day was for sight seeing at Srinagar and shopping. Shankar Acharya temple visit, and Gardens were scheduled, but Nishat Baug was closed that day, so we could only visit Shalimar Garden and click the photos there.

Next day was the day trip to Sonmarg, which is on the road to Laddakh. This is again an enchanting journey through the valleys. With the huge mountains, (we don’t have such mountains in our region) make us wonder at the creator. The Himalayas are the highest mountain range in the world, with top two peaks in this range, the Mount Everest and K-II. I was just writing this on guess work, but thought to research the top ten peaks in the world. This is the result:

List of 10 highest mountains of the world

Rank Mountain Range Country Height (ft.)
1. Everest Himalayas Nepal, China 29,031.7
2. K2 (Mount Godwin Austen) Karakoram Pakistan, China 28,251
3. Kangchenjunga Himalayas India, Nepal 28,169
4. Lhotse Himalayas Nepal, China 27,940
5. Makalu Himalayas Nepal, China 27,838
6. Cho Oyu Himalayas Nepal, China 26,864
7. Dhaulagiri Himalayas Nepal 26,795
8. Manaslu Himalayas Nepal 26,781
9. Nanga Parbat Himalayas Pakistan 26,660
10. Annapurna Himalayas Nepal 26,545

The Himalayas account for all ten of them. I should have looked for top 20, then maybe I will get some variety. No such luck as the top 20 also all in the Himalayas. (Highest mountains), only the last few out of the 8 thousanders’(in meters) list.

On my last trip, we were unable to tolerate the cold, and returned to Srinagar halfway from Sonamarg. This time since the weather was tolerably cold, we did reach the area where the Glacier is visible. People go near the streams and nearer to the Glacier, on horseback. We travelled a little distance up the mountain on horse but came back early. The couple from Bangalore went the whole hog and made the most of the trip, as they did the horse-riding expedition in Pahalgham too.

Sonmarg in Winter
Sonmarg in Summer

The 55,000 glaciers in the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Hindu Kush (HKHK) mountain ranges store more freshwater than any region outside of the North and South Poles. Their ice reserves feed into three major river basins in South Asia—the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra—that are home to 750 million people.
Ten thousand of these are India, this page has some of the glacier ranges pictures.

I have found another Bollywood song, part of which is shot near to the Thajiwas glacier. I will post that outdoorsy song and then we can see how huge it was then and compare it to the present status in the you tube links given above. There is the chance to write more about the glaciers and rivers and mountains of Kashmir.

Dekh tera kya rang kar diya hai
Khushboo ka jhonka tere sang kar diya hai

(Muhammed Nasir)

My search of songs filmed in Kashmir took me to the movie “Jab tak hai Jaan”(2012), songs of which were composed by A. R. Rehman. There are other songs in the movie that are very rich and appealing. Punjabi folk and sufiana are accounting for 80% of creativity in hindi film music even in the 21st century. But this song won out on location shoots.

So this catchy songs, filmed part in Gulmarg, Part in Pehalgham, part in Yusmarg and the fabulous reflective Dal lake, sung by Neeti Mohan and written by Gulzar is post no. 4 of A. R. Rehman series. River rafting in Lidder river and the road towards Pehelgham are the locations, no one could avoid if you got a film unit to shoot in Kashmir. Anushka Sharma is singing, and Shah Rukh Khan is also seen in the song. The audio recording of the song focuses on Neeti Mohan’s powerful vocals. There are as many different singers as songs in this score.

Video:

Audio:

Song-Jiya jiya re jiya re (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)(2012) Singer-Neeti Mohan, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics(as per full audio):

Chali re ae
Chali re ae
Junoon oon
ko liye ae
qatraa aa
qatraa aa
lamhon on
ko piye ae
pinjre se udaa
dil ka shikraa
khudi se main ne
ishq kiyaa re ae

Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya o o o o o
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya o o ooo
Chali re ae
Chali ee ee re ae
Junoon oon
ko liye ea
pinjre se udaa
dil ka shikraa
khudi se main ne
ishq kiyaa aa aa re ae
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya oo ooo ooooo
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya o o o o o

(rap by Akira)

Chhote chhote
Lamhon ko
Titlee ke jaise pakdo to oo
Haathhon mein rang
Reh jaata hai ae
Pankhon se jab
chhodo to
Waqt chalta hai
Waqt ka magar
rang Utartaa hai
Akiraa
Udte udte phir
Ek lamhaa main ne
Pakad liyaa re ae ae
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya o o o o o
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya o o o o o

Halke halke
dardon mein
muskuraana
achha lagta hai ae
Raushni jo
Detaa ho to oo
dil jalaana
achha lagta hai ae
ek pal sahi
umr bhar ise
saathh rakhna
akiraa
zindagi se phir
ek waada
maine kar liya re ae ae
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya o o o o o
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya oo ooo ooooo

Chali re ae
Chali re ae
Junoon oon
ko liye ae
pinjre se udaa
dil ka shikraa
khudi se main ne ae ea
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya o o o o o
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya jiya re jiya re
Jiya o o o o o

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2 Responses to "Jiya jiya re jiya re"

Very well written blog nahm the song u chose is very beautiful afterall shahrukh khan all time favourite 😍 and the place u have mentioned Kashmir is without any doubt a very beautiful and scenic place to visit

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Thanks you for your comment and appreciation Zainab.

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