Sunday, May 30, 2010

'My Life Musical'

Some people say, am crazy, but yes I can listen to a song in loop uncountable times, just to admire its beauty, and go through a joy ride of emotions. Music is a way of life, expression of life, appearance of life; it is something beyond evaluation, something celestial. Music means something different for everybody.

When I find myself captivated by the first line of a song, I continue on, enjoying the rhythm or structure the author created, and most if the time by the end I am usually completely lost. It’s amazing, the way people throws out random beautiful thoughts and somehow makes it seem like it's all connected together. Music juggles our emotions, takes them to a different level; gives us something to refresh, to push, to hope, and to restart. Music makes us smile, makes us laugh, makes us sing, inspire, enlighten, makes us weep, makes us cry, makes us realize and makes us feel, makes us dance, it makes us relax, and it makes us dream…

Wish life could be one musical. A musical movie may be, furnished with some amazing songs with heart warming music. Wow!! But yes, can’t expect it to be happy and peppy, some sadness and pain are also important. We may call it irony of life, but without all these emotions, we actually can’t signify the value of the opposite emotion. Even then, I would love to select a few songs for my life….’my life musical’! For me, I’ve been traveling through years, in the canvas of these tunes...


Meri Maa (OST Tare Zameen Par, Shankar Mahadevan, Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi)

So innocent and so delicate. This song has the ability to ripple my innocence. I still remember weeping in theatre, the first time I heard it and once while performing it.

Hope/ Dream:

Dil Hi Chota Sa (OST Roja, Minmini, Lyrics: Jagdish Khebudkar)

Have grown up listening to this song. For me it’s one ultimate hope song. Every time I listen, it makes hope, make my dreams takes its flight and comes back to us. Inspires to hope…to dream.


Ashsaayen (OST Iqbaal, K.K, Lyrics: Irfan Siddique)

A song full of inspiration! Do I need to say more?


Summer of ‘69 (OST Reckless, Bryan Adams, Lyrics: Bryan Adams)

It actually denotes some other meaning and we all know it. But this song has some feel good factor in it, at least for me. The energy makes me happy, a distinct song for happy fun filled moments.


Yeh Dosti (OST Sholay, Kishore Kumar/Manna De, Lyrics: Anand Bakshi)

Do we need not explain a song on friendship?


Please Forgive Me (OST, Bryan Adams, Lyrics: Bryan Adams)

What pain, what acceptance and what lyrics. Subtle, soothing and yet painful. I think that what love is all about.

Mar Jawaan (OST Fashion, Shruti Pathak, Lyrics: Irfan Siddique, Sandeep Nath)

Maudlin, mushy, raw…yes may be. Heard many people complain about this song for being over emotional. Probably they overlooked the passion, the pain. And what lyrics! Aah! For me this song is an escape to love. I feel soaked in love every time I listen to it.

Pain/ Sadness:

Tere Bina Zindagi Se (OST Andhi, Kishore Kumar/ Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics: Gulzar)

An amazing composition. The lyrics, the song says it all.

Tu Jaane Na (OST Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani, Sohum, Lyrics: Irshad Kamil)

A fresh just out of the oven song, with touching lyrics. Tale of unrequited or unexpressed love isn’t it?


Kal Ho Naa Ho (OST KHNH, Sonu Nigam, Lyrics: Javed Akhtar)

Life indeed is a mixture of sunshine & rain, laughter & pleasure, teardrops & pain. The clouds and the sun play hide and seek in the sky, and the emotions play the same part in our life.

Mon Mur (OST Junaki Rati, Angaraag Mahanta, Lyrics: Keshab Mahanta)

Just three words. Mesmerizing, enchanting and refreshing.


Sandhya Jetiya Name (OST Junaki Rati, Angaraag Mahanta, Lyrics: Sorot Borkotoky)

Bideshot Apun Manuh (OST Bideshot Apun Manuh, Saju, Lyrics: Jimoni Choudhury)

Nostalgia! Just pure of it, and nothing else. Actually this feeling is something out of the world, no happiness no pain, just pure remembrance.


V Rakesh said...

Glad to note that music inspires you! You've mentioned some really wonderful tracks here!

I cannot imagine what life will be like without music - even now, while writing this comment, I'm listening to Hans Zimmer's composition for the movie, The Last Samurai!

kabandi---a rebel in my own terms said...

tere bina zindagi se koi shikwa to nahi.. cn bring tears to the eyes the moment u hear it...mesmerizing to say the least...thats the power of music.. u cn add more to ur list.. keep updating this one for sure! nice read buddy..carry on

Ritu said...

You have not given me courtsey for doing research work.... so im annoyed with u?

by the way, u have not mentioned the song which makes u crazy...

the second part of comment will come later... when u wll give courtsey to me... :)

lights_n_waves said...

Very nice thoughts on music... but then it is one thing that makes one's soul complete anyway :)
If you write a sequel to this blog, you can bring in more emotions - anger, first love?
Anyhow, great stuff. Keep it up!

Arpan said...

@ Rakesh: music is a inseparable part of our life n it is one of those things that doesn't change with time.

Arpan said...

@ Liza: will try adding more to the list... in fact I have many

Arpan said...

@ Ritu: Thank U, for all ur inputs :) will add some crazy stuff soon

Arpan said...

@ Priyankee: sequel ! great idea actually... thanx! will try adding soon

samudra said...

Love the list!

nimisha said...

Mom says i aint a grt singer not evn a grt bathroom singer.....lolzzzz..but yes wen i do kip humming around she says i cud connect wel 2 d rhythm......datz d magic of music...u alwaz match upto it no matter ur singin abilities....Arpan u have so beautifully depicted our tis connection wd music....dat i m spellbound......truly its our constant companion all throughout.....grtttt piece of writin.....lukin 4rward 4 some more of dese......