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The song of Hope

And here I am again attempting to write about music. This time it’s about the song that has literally taken my imagination to new level and every time its different enlightening experience. I dont know exactly how but music has been always enlightening experience for me and every single time I get lost in the rhythm and melody and beats and it just takes me to the state of trance.

There are some songs which just occupies your mind and makes its presence felt in your daily routine life again and again. In my case it is like the song that makes its guest appearance several times through out the day. This cameo kind of appearance is like a continuum like as in all the different mood of that song and those particular moments will flash for me in split second that leaves me wondering for more and….sigh, rest i cant describe in words !!!

Aazaadiyan from the movie Udaan composed by effervescent Amit Trivedi is my latest obsession. In hindsight if I look, I have wriiten only about With or without you previously and no other song in particular and here I am writing about this *adjective I cant think of* song.

To start with the lyrics I must confess that I am completely blown away with the lyrics of this songs and not just this song but the entire album of Udaan, it is breath of fresh air amid chaos of some filth of disgraced musical lyrics specially in hindi movies. I wish Amit Trivedi who composed the music for this movie and Amitabh Bhattacharya who wrote the lyrics and Neuman Pinto who contributed with vocals make a Rock Band. Personally I rate this song at par with any other U2 or Pink Floyd track in terms of quality, composition etc and that I think is a very big thing for me. I dont know much about the technicality of the music but the way traditional sitar is interwoven in this whole piece is just amazing, specially when the it comes into play for the second time in the song, I literally get the goosebumps in my stomach.

The song ends on a very interesting note. I really like these lyrics which gives hint of confusion and a hope both at the same time. Beautiful fusion of emotions.

कहानी ख़त्म है या शुरुआत होने को है
सुबह नयी है ये या फिर रात होने को है
आने वाला वक़्त देगा पनाहे
या फिर से मिलेंगे दो रहे
खबर क्या, क्या पता

This song is a celebration of youth. This song is celebration of life and dreams. This song is celebration of hope, THAT IS.

(3rd March 2011)