Monday, December 7, 2009

Dekh Idhar Ae Haseena

For some reason, I have been humming this song today. From the movie "12 O'Clock". It's a Rafi-Geeta Dutt duet. Very nicely sung by Rafi, for Johny Walker. A typical OP Nayyar composition that combines multiple rhythms and tunes into a song. It's a very nice tune, but it's not as famous as other OPN compositions.

But what I like most about this song is the "mukhada". It uses a common theme of traditional Urdu poetry "zulfoN kaa saaya" in a very humorous way.
dekh idhar ae haseenaa, June kaa hai maheenaa,
Daal zulfoN kaa saayaa, aa rahaa hai paseenaa
- Majrooh Sultanpuri

देख इधर ऐ हसीना, जून का है महीना,
डाल ज़ुल्फ़ों का साया, आ रहा है पसीना !
- मजरूह सुल्तानपुरी

The rest of the song is quite normal. Just the "mukhada" is imaginative.

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