Bollywood Songs Translated – in my way


Katrina Kaif

Tu Jaane Naa – Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani

A song about the kind of love that probably inspires most poetry in the world, i.e. the unrequited kind. Regret, pathos and an almost relentless questioning make this song’s words very compelling. All the songs of this film were actually quite the chart-busters, though the film itself wasn’t that impressive.

Song Credits
Singers: Atif Aslam, Kailash Kher
Music: Pritam
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil

Movie Credits
Directed by: Rajkumar Santoshi
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Produced by: Ramesh S Taurani
Release: 6 November 2009

Original lyrics-Tu Jaane Naa

Kaise btaayein kyun tujhko chahe yaara bata na paaye
Baatein dilo ki dekho jo baaki aankhein tujhe samjhaye
Tu jaane na… tu jaane na… tu jaane na… tu jaane na

Milke bhi hum na mile tum se na jaane kyun
Meelon ke hai faasle Tum se na jaane kyun
Anjaane yeh silsale Tum se na jaane kyun
Sapne hai Palkon tale tum se na jaane kyun…

Nigahon mein dekho meri jo hai bas gaya
Woh hai milta tumse hubahu
Ooo jaane teri aankhein thi ya baatein thi wajah
Huye tum jo dil ki aarzoo
Tum paas ho ke bhi tum aas ho ke bhi
Ehsaas ho ke bhi apne nahi aise hain
Humko gile tumse na jaane kyun

Meelon ke hain faasle tum se na jaane kyun
Tu jaane na… tu jaane na…

Khayalon mein lakhon baatein yun tu keh gaya
Bola kuch na tere samne
Ooo huea na be-gaane bhi tum hoke haar ke
Dekho tum na mere hi bane
Afsos hota hai dil bhi yeh rota hai
Sapne sanjota hai pagla hua soche yeh
Hum the mile tumse na jaane kyun

Tu jaane na… tu jaane na…
Tu jaane na… tu jaane na…

Translation of Tu Jaane Naa by bollywoodtarjuma

How do I tell you why I adore you,
How the words stuck in my heart,
long to see your face,
you don’t know,
you really don’t..

Don’t know why,
we didn’t halt, though we met
why countless miles separate us,
why my lashes hold your dreams,
why my stories chase your awareness.

you don’t know,
you really don’t

The one that found a home in my eyes,
is an reflection of your face.
Wonder was it your eyes or your words,
that colored my desires?
I can almost feel your embrace,
in my hopes and pains.
Yet why do I whine,
that you are not mine?

You don’t know,
you really don’t.

Deep in my thoughts,
are embedded many imagined conversations,
that fell silent when they saw you.
You were with another,
yet you never forsake me,
Then why didn’t you
just belong to me?
My heart cries in regret,
and so unreasonably,
so insanely wonders,
Why did I ever meet you?

You don’t know,
you really don’t.


Khwabon Ke Parindey – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

A song that works like a light at the end of a tunnel with its uplifting and soothing words. Live fully and be fulfilled, the theme of the film, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (You live only once) is encapsulated in this very song. Here is my attempt at translating Bollywood’s que sera sera.

Song Credits
Singer: Mohit chauhan, Alyssa Mendonsa
Music: Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Shankar Mahadevan
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Movie Credits
Starring:  Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin
Directed by: Zoya Akhtar
Produced by: Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani
Release Date: 15 July 2011

Original Lyrics-Khwabon Ke Parindey

Udein, khule aasaman mein khwabon ke parindey
Udein, dil ke jahaan main khaabon ke parinday
Oho, kya pata, jaayenge kahaan
Khule hain jo par, kahe yeh nazar
Lagta hai ab hain jaage hum
Fikrein jo thi, peechhe reh gayi
Nikle unse aage hum
Hawaon mein beh rahi hai zindagi
Yeh hum se keh rahi hai zindagi
Oho.. ab to, jo bhi ho so ho..

Ude, khule aasaman mein khwabon ke parindey
Ude, dil ke jahaan mein khwabon ke parindey
Oho, kya pata, jayenge kahaan
Kisi ne chhua toh yeh hua
Phirte hain mehke mehke hum
Khoye hain kahin baatein nayi
Jab hain aise behke hum
Hua hai yoon ke dil pighal gaye
Bas ek pal mein hum badal gaye
Oho.. ab to, jo bhi ho so ho..

Roshni mili
Ab raah mein hai ek dilkashi si barsi
Har khushi mili
Ab zindagi pe hai zindagi si barsi
Ab jeena hum ne seekha hai
Yaad hai kal, aaya tha wo pal
Jisme jaadoo aisa tha
Hum ho gaye jaise naye
Woh kal jaane kaisa tha
Kahe yeh dil ki jaa udhar hi tu
Jahan bhi leke jaaye aarzoo
Oho, ab toh…
Jo bhi ho so ho..

Translation of Khwabon Ke Parindey by bollywoodtarjuma

Dream birds soar
in the open skies
in the world living in my eyes
Don’t know,
where they will go

Fresh-winged and finally awake,
flying past all worries and cares,
breathing in the life,
that whispers through the breeze,
whatever will be,
will be..

Someone’s perfumed touch,
envelops me,
as I walk fragrance-drenched
all senses impaled,
lost for words and worlds,
melting and evolving,
a new life
a new heart
that tells me now,
whatever will be,
will be..

I found the light,
on the road paved with grace,
in the life breathing happiness.
Now I know how to live.
As I remember the moment of magic,
that went past
birthing me again,
as my heart fluttered its moth-wings,
ready to chase the flaming desire,
knowing well,
whatever will be,
will be..

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