Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oh, Your Eyes

As I was listening to this NPR segment, where they interviewed Shah Rukh Khan for his upcoming movie, I heard the following song.

I must say that Kajol, and especially her eyes, looks very pretty in this clip. And why not? After all, the song is about "Tere Naina - your eyes" :)

Here is the full song. Alas, the video is not there yet, since the movie released only yesterday.

For those who are interested in knowing what the song means, here are the first few lines:
Tere naina tere naina tere naina re -- 4
(Oh,) Your eyes [this is the main 'hook' or chorus]

nainon ki chaal hai, makhmali haal hai
by some trick of your eyes, I feel like velvet
neechi palkon se badle samaa
and when you lower your eyelids, the ambience changes

naina sharmayein jo, ya ke bhar aayein jo
When your eyes are shy, or when they well up
tham ke ruk jaaye dono jahaan
the two worlds (heaven and earth) come to a standstill

rab ki nemat hain teri nigaahein
Your eyes are a blessing from God
jismein basti hain uski duayein
and his good wishes are contained in them

aise nainon ki baaton mein... koi kyun na aaye?
Why wouldn't someone be convinced by these eyes?
I love it!

And for those interested in a translation of this beautiful song, a (nearly accurate) version can be read at this page.

And those of you in Europe who want to hear more of this, check out the spotify links for the song, and the album.

I am definitely thinking of making this my first online music purchase.

How do _you_ like the song?


  1. I actually just kinda wanna watch the movie! Am I wrong or is it about a chick who falls in love with an autistic dude?? (Also? I love Bollywood.)

  2. It is indeed that one. But the story is also about how he is mistaken for a terrorist in the post 9/11 craziness, and loses her in the process, and then tries to get her back.

    Did you listen to the NPR segment? It is pretty good.