Saturday, January 16, 2010

Iktara by Tochi Raina From 'Wake up Sid'

This should be the first song you listen to in the week (if it’s your kind).

 

Last night I watched ‘wake up sid’ and I liked the movie. It wasn’t earth shattering, but a simple, pleasant movie. Friends at my office might be growing mad with my obsession with the ‘Iktara’ song. Its when I watched the movie that I understood that there is a version sung by a male singer by the name Tochi Raina. This man got his first break after 20 odd years of learning music, in the movie ‘A Wednesday’. Apparently this singer was in treatment for depression because some website made a grave mistake of giving credit to upcoming singer Toshi Sabri for song sung by Tochi. This goof up cost the man his peace of mind and a couple of opportunities.

 

Well enjoy this version of the song

 

http://www.4shared.com/file/156455222/53bd6599/Iktara_-_Male_Version_-_by_Toc.html?cau2=403tNull

 

Here is lyrics+translation to the song, courtesy Amitabh Iyer http://spinningawheel.blogspot.com/2009/12/969-iktara-male-version-from-wake-up.html :

Rooh ka banjara re parinda
Chhad gaya dil ka re gharonda
Chhad gaya dil ka re gharonda todke
Re gharonda todke, gaya chhodke

(rooh = spirit, self or seat of intellect, banjara= nomad, parinda = pigeon, free rebel bird

Its the free spirit (in me) that is soaring, flying out like a bird, escaping from my heart, which (once) used to be its abode…..breaking the shackles that held it within….(as we talk), the spirit is away on a wing and a prayer, having bolted from its own (constraining) home.)


Je naina karun band band
Beh jaye boond boond (2)
Tadpaye re, kyun sunaye geet malhar de

(Every time  I close my eyes, the river (of tears) begins to drizzle (down)…..Anguish and misery are my (constant) company, even as the song (and sounds) of rain(s) have started their slow dance.)


Bemalang tera iktara (8)

(As I have said in my previous post Iktara is a single stringed instrument capable of a deep bass and a sharp treble…..and hence is metaphorical of music and the seven notes and life’s up and down in general. This line says….

My iktara continues to harp without any chord, melody or joy….)

Itra tun basi basi, padi hai sirhane
Band darwaja dekhe lauti hai subah
Thandi hai angeethi seeli, seeli hain deewarein
Goonje takrake inme dil ki sada
Goonje hai re (2) dil ki sada (2)

(itra = colloquial word for perfume or an aromatic body paste

My embellishments (like my scents and fragrances) are lying wasting around, breathing their (useless) aromas out and (in the process) dying….My (new) morning (and fresh beginnings) are about to return back after knocking endlessly on my closed doors….My oven and my walls are all damp and cold (due to neglect and disregard)…..In all of these atrophy(surrounding me), all I can hear is the wail of a dirge from my soul, this slow constant echoing lament of my heart.)

)

Jo naina karun band band
Beh jaye boond boond (2)
Tadpaye re, kyun sunaye geet malhar de

(Every time  I close my eyes, the river (of tears) begins to drizzle (down)…..Anguish and misery are my (constant) company, even as the song (and sounds) of rain(s) have started their slow dance.)

Bemalang tera iktara (8)

(My iktara continues to harp without any chord, melody or joy….)


15 comments:

Nitin said...

i posted this on my blog too sis :D..

Jayu said...

Hey Neets..... Thanks a lot... I've been searching this song since long time......

Neets said...

Most welcome guys!

CM said...

Thanku do much for this..i searched everywhere for this song..and finally stumbled on this blog..
thhanks also for posting lovely lyrics..
this song and voice is god's send

vj said...

a very beautiful song..heard it for the first time now when i was watchin wake up sid..n loved ittttt :D thanks for postin the song neets :D

El Furibundo said...

Thanks! This song is stuck in my head for the last three days!

anni said...

Itra tun basi basi(beeti raat basi basi), padi hai sirhane
Band darwaja dekhe lauti hai subah .....

I feel you have put tht line wrong...

vinay said...

Thanks a lot u computer literate people :-) a lot lot lot :-)

Atul said...

Thanks a lot for this beautiful song....and more admiration for the beautiful explanation of each word....

varun said...

hiii neets....thnx for the male version ....as iam a composer i know wht quality it has ,,,,girls with such music sense is rare...but u have ....

Partha said...

main yea songs down load kar nahi paraha hu pls some one give me a exact site for down load this song Rooh ka banjara re parinda from wake up sid my email id is parthajana28@gmail.com pls is id me kohi is gane ka asli site vajo plszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..................

sonu anand said...

really nice song... thanks for the lyrics. :) this man deserves the success heard his interview recently on DD.. he was impressive

Amit said...

Awesome song, just met T. RAINA in a concert, it was rocking here in Lucknow...

rangam chiru said...

You write good. Thank you for this,

SR said...

Beautiful.