#30DaysofMusic: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

I sketch and paint frequently most of which I update on my Instagram account. But I’ve been a little lax at updating the project I started in the summer. Painting or sketching with music brings this weird finality with itself. It feels like the song just ends for me once I sketch it out. Nevertheless, I’ve obsessed with Ranbir Kapoor and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil for the last couple of months…

The movie was okay. I almost felt Anushka was acting out in many scenes and Aishwarya surprised me with her poise. Many dialogues and writing sounded pretentious but I liked their little dinner scene in Vienna. I wish someone would control Karan Johar and edit off the entire sickness issue towards the end.

Preparing myself for the movie away from India was easy. I started hearing the songs as they were released and was hooked. Amitabh Bhattacharya and Pritam did well together. Channa Mereya and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil were fun songs to keep on loop…I love the lyrics. They also made me want to dance which I still can’t handle, but sometimes you drown yourself in music right?

#30DaysofMusic Finding the One Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Channa Mereya- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil | Translation

Accha chalta hoon
Duaon mein yaad rakhna
Mere zikr ka zuban pe swad rakhna 
So, I’m off now…
Remember me in your prayers
Preserve the taste of my mention on your tongue

Dil ke sandukon mein
Mere acche kaam rakhna
Chitthi taron mein bhi
Mera tu salam rakhna
Keep my niceness in the boxes of your heart…
Retain my greetings in your letters and telegrams

Andhera tera maine le liya
Mera ujla sitara tere naam kiya
Channa mereya mereya
Channa mereya mereya beliya
O piya
I’ve taken up your darkness and left my own bright star for you…
My dear moon (you’re the light of my soul)
O, love…

Mmm… mehfil mein teri
Hum na rahe jo
Gham toh nahi hai
Kisse humare nazdikiyon ke
Kam toh nahi hai
Kam toh nahi hai
Kitni dafa, subah ko meri
Tere aangan mein baithe
Maine shaam kiya
Now that I’m not in your gathering, you’re not sad, are you?
The stories of our closeness aren’t few…
There have been so many times, in your courtyard, when I let my morning slip into the night…

Channa mereya mereya
Channa mereya mereya beliya
O piya…

O, light of my soul…
O, love…

Tere rukh se apna raasta
Mod ke chala
Chandan hoon main
Apni khushboo chhod ke chala
Mann ki maya rakh ke
Tere takiye talle
Bairagi, bairagi ka sooti chaula
Odh ke chalaa
I’ve turned away, choosing a different path, away from your side…
Like sandalwood, I’m leaving behind my fragrance
I’ve left behind the illusion of my heart under your pillow…
Draping myself in austere, detached cotton, I’m going away…

Channa mereya mereya
Channa mereya mereya beliya
O piya…
O, light of my soul…
O, love…

Sachi mohabbat shayad wohi hai
Jisme junoon hai
Jisme junoon hai
Par do dilon ki yaari mein bhi to
Kitna sukoon hai
Kitna sukoon hai
Deke mujhe teri judaai
Mere Rab ne mujhe paigham diya
True love is perhaps the one which has passion
But isn’t there so much comfort in friendship too?
By giving me your distance, my God has given me a message…

Channa mereya mereya
Channa mereya mereya beliya

O, light of my soul…
O, love…

Unrequited love makes for great art and music.