So little time… so little to do

October 9, 2006

Anmol Malik

Filed under: arbit — Priyam @ 3:26 pm

She is all of 16 years of age, but she really has a very mature voice. Being Anu Malik’s daughter would probably have made her landing a song in a movie easy, but she has really proved her mettle by lending voice to young Aishwarya’s character in the remake of Umraon Jaan with such an expertise that you can really feel the pain in the song “Bitiya Na Kijo”. The more mature and richer raaga version is sung by Richa Sharma. And kudos to Anu Malik for such a brilliant composition of ghazals written by none other than the maestro Javed Akhtar. A definite must go album for all those who are interested in classical based music. Then there is the sweet melodious voice of Alka and one out of the duet rendition with Sonu Nigam. A combination that has blended so perfectly that I do not find it hard to compare with some of the best in Indian music yet, classical or otherwise. Of course in the limited scope of what I have heard till now.

Without fail I will give it a 4.5 stars out of 5. Chipping out of bit of a star to leave room for something better that may fall on my ears in future. Way to go.

Umrao Jaan - JP Dutta
More reviews here.

The most touching song for me in this was the rendition of “Bitiya Na Kijo” …. the song about the trapped life of a girl in the male dominated society where women were treated as mere things. The song draws parallel to the girl being treated like a toy by a young boy. It is his to play with and then loose intrest in some time. The wordings are in bhojpuri (UP) I think and goes like this

(jo ab kiye ho daataa aisaa naa ki jo - 2
agale janam mohe bitiyaa naa ki jo ) - 2
jo ab kiye ho daataa aisaa naa ki jo

kaisaa naseebaa jagmein har bitiyaa paaye
apanaa jinhe samajhat hai par woh paraaye
baabul kaa anaganaa chhute, maiyaa kaa acharaa
bholi chirayaa paaye bas ek pinjaraa
phir bhi ye sab samajaave tadapaa naa ki jo
agale janam mohe bitiyaa naa ki jo
jo ab kiye ho daataa aisaa naa ki jobitiyaa naa ki jo
humare sajanavaa humaraa dil aisaa todan
woh ghar basaayan humakaa rasataamaa chhodan
jaise ki lallaa koi khilaunaa jo paave
do chaar din to khelan phir bhul jaave
ro bhi naa paave aisi gudiyaa naa ki jo
agale janam mohe bitiyaa naa ki jo - 2
jo ab kiye ho daataa aisaa naa ki jo
agale janam mohe bitiyaa naa ki jo

aisi widaai bolo dekhi kahi hai
maiyaa naa baabul bhaiyaa kono nahi hai
aasu ke gehane hai aur dukh ki hai doli
band kiwariyaa more ghar ki ye boli
is aur sapano bhi aayaa naa ki jo - 2
agale janam mohe bitiyaa naa ki jo - 2
jo ab kiye ho daataa aisaa naa ki jo
agale janam mohe bitiyaa naa ki jo - 2
Truly touching
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