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Sunday, May 23, 2010

578. Rafi's Philosophical Song: Ajab hai dastaan teri ay zindagi...



Movie: SHARARAT (1959).

Music:  Shankar-Jaikishen
Lyrics:  Shailendra.
Main Movie-Hall where first released in Bombay: Lamington Cinema.


When the heartless world views innocent relationships with suspicion the result can only be torturous for the innocents. Rafi Sahaab conveying the emotions in his spell-binding voice that would render the heart in twain: Ajab Hai Daastaa.n Teri Aye Zindagi....Here, Rafi Sahaab’s playback for the renowned actor-singer, Kishore Kumar, looks and sounds so natural and becoming.


Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Hindi-Urdu lyrics:


ajab hai daastaa.n teree aye zindagee,
STRANGE IS THY TALE O LIFE,


ajab hai daastaa.n teree aye zindagee,
STRANGE IS THY TALE O LIFE,


kabhee ha.nsaa diyaa rulaa diyaa kabhee,
YOU MAKES US LAUGH SOMETIMES; AND AT TIMES, WEEP,


ajab hai daastaa.n teree aye zindagee,
STRANGE IS THY TALE O LIFE,


kabhee ha.nsaa diyaa rulaa diyaa kabhee,
YOU MAKES US LAUGH SOMETIMES; AND AT TIMES, WEEP,


ajab hai daastaa.n teree aye zindagee....
STRANGE IS THY TALE O LIFE.....


kalee khilne naa paayee theeh ke shaaKh hee uja.D gayee
HARDLY THE BUD HAD BLOSSOMED WHEN THE BOUGH WAS LAID WASTE,


abhee zaraa se theh ke hamse pyaaree maa bichha.D gayee,
EVEN AS WE WERE LITTLE WE LOST OUR DEAR MOTHER


o aasmaa.n bataa,
O HEAVEN TELL US,


o aasmaa.n bataa kiyaa hamne thaah kyaa,
O HEAVEN TELL US WHAT WE’D DONE


jo milee yeh sazaa,
THAT WE GOT THIS PUNISHMENT,


jo milee yeh sazaa,
THAT WE GOT THIS PUNISHMENT,


la.Dakpan me.n hee yeh duniyaa luTee,
IN CHILDHOOD ITSELF THIS WORLD GOT LOOTED.


ajab hai daastaa.n teree aye zindagee
STRANGE IS THY TALE O LIFE,


kabhee ha.nsaa diyaa rulaa diyaa kabhee,
YOU MAKES US LAUGH SOMETIMES; AND AT TIMES, WEEP,


ajab hai daastaa.n teree aye zindagee..
STRANGE IS THY TALE O LIFE....


tum aayee.n maa kee maamtaa liye toh muskuraaye hamm,
AS YOU CAME WITH MOTHERLY LOVE, WE SMILED,


ke jaise phirse apne bachpan me.n lauT aaye hamm,
AS IF BACK TO OUR CHILDHOOD WE’D RETURNED,


tumhaare pyaar ke,
YOUR LOVE’S .....,


tumhaare pyaar ke isee aa.nchal talay,
UNDER THIS SHELTER OF YOUR LOVE


phir se deepak jale,
THE LAMPS LIGHTED AGAIN!


phir se deepak jale,
THE LAMPS LIGHTED AGAIN!


Dhala andheraa jagee raushanee,
THE DARKNESS DECLINED; THE BRIGHTNESS DAWNED!


ajab hai daastaa.n teree aye zindagee
STRANGE IS THY TALE O LIFE,


kabhee ha.nsaa diyaa rulaa diyaa kabhee,
YOU MAKES US LAUGH SOMETIMES; AND AT TIMES, WEEP,


ajab hai daastaa.n teree aye zindagee..
STRANGE IS THY TALE O LIFE....


magar ba. Daa hee sangdil hai yeh maalik teraa jahaa.n,
BUT VERY STONE-HEARTED IS THIS WORLD OF YOURS O LORD,


yahaa.n maa-beTo.n pe bhee log uThaate hai.n ungliyaa.n,
HERE PEOPLE VIEW EVEN MOTHERS AND SONS WITH SUSPICION,


kalee yeh pyaar kee....,
THIS LOVE BUD...


kalee yeh pyaar kee, jhulas ke reh gayee,
THIS LOVE BUD GOT SCORCHED,


har taraf aag theeh,
ALL AROUND WAS THE FIRE,


har taraf aag theeh,
ALL AROUND WAS THE FIRE,


ha.nsaane aayee theeh rulaakar chalee,
SHE’D COME TO CHEER US UP; SHE WENT AWAY MAKING US WEEP,


ajab hai daastaa.n teree aye zindagee,
STRANGE IS THY TALE O LIFE,


kabhee ha.nsaa diyaa rulaa diyaa kabhee
YOU MAKES US LAUGH SOMETIMES; AND AT TIMES, WEEP,


ajab hai daastaa.n teree aye zindagee.
STRANGE IS THY TALE O LIFE.


NASIR.


When you're a mother and you have a son, you hide your feminine side. It's the fear of incest, Oedipus. Jeanne Moreau




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