A Song that Says A Lot!

I must begin this post by giving a heartfelt thanks to my dear ol’ friend Manu. If it weren’t for him, maybe I would have completely driven this song into oblivion.
Madhur Bhandarkar’s movie – Page 3, was a very candid and lucid depiction of the life of the personalities featured usually in the so called “page 3”. It held a gleaming mirror to their lives raft with hypocrism, personal miseries, crimes, jealousy, moments of glory and deploration – much akin to any common man’s life! Except that they are revered and people find it an awe to know of their daily rigmaroles! It blatantly exposed the inner secrets of the movie stardoms, and dealt with several sensitive issues, everyone knows exist, but no one dares to touch viz., Child Abuse, Homosexuality, and exploitation. Well, those things apart, coming to the issue at hand, one particular song rendered by Lata Mangeshkar, and Suresh Wadkar (each separately) was what caught my attention (again thanks to Manu). What was surprising is that, though I watched the movie, somehow this song doesn’t seem to have registered in my mind. I cannot but be surprised over that! The song is “kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe“. The song startled me with its simple and yet hard-hitting lyrics! In the many songs of the recent movies, I have rarely come across a song that is as profound as this one! I’d say the entire summary of the movie is well established in the few words of this song.
The lyrics are included:

kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe

do pal milte hain saath saath chalte hain
jab mod aaye toh bach ke nikalte hain

yahaan sab apne hi dhun mein deewaane hain

kare wohi jo apna dil theek maane hain
kaun kisko pooche kaun kisko bole
sabke labon par apne taraane hain

le jaaye naseeb kisko kahaan pe

kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe

khwabon ki yeh duniya hai khwabon mein hi rehna hai

raahen le jaayen jahaan sang sang chalna hai
waqt ne hamesha yahaan naye khel khelen
kuch bhi ho jaaye yahaan bas khush rehna hai

manzil lage kareeb sabko yahaan pe

kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe

The music has been rendered by Shamir Tandon. I personally liked the version of Suresh Wadkar compared to that of Lata Mangeshkar. Sadly enough her aging voice is more prominent in this particular song. The other really note worthy songs of this movie include “Mere wajood mein tu kaash” – by Adnan Sami and Sadhana Sargam (rendered separately), “Kuan Ma Doob Jaaungi” is another hot-spicy dance number by Sapna Awasthi, and Blaaze fit for a hip party! “yahaan zindagi ek alag zindagi hai” by Shaan, Saagarika, and Shabab Sabri turns out rather bland and fails to impress. The song reminded me a lot of “yeh mumbai shehar haatazon ka shehar hai” from Disco Dancer!!!!!! “Huzoor-E-Ala” by Asha Bhonsle and Abhijeet, though well sung, remains as just yeddanoder song! The sole winner of this album seems to be “kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe”, but then no surprises there!!


    • anukta on July 3, 2006 at 11:12 AM
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    I don’t remember these songs any more. Probably my last hearing was when I had watched the film. Good,you have put up the lyrics part. Thanks for that.

    • V N on August 5, 2006 at 6:40 AM
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    hello, an update maybe??

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