Friday, August 21, 2009

Iktara... Wake Up Sid !!!



Movie Name : Wake Up Sid
Director : Ayaan Mukherjee
Director : Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa. Amit Trivedi for Iktara
Lyrics : Javed Akhtar
Singer: Kavita Seth and Amitabh Bhattach

Orey manva tu to bavra hai...
tu hi jaane tu kya sochta hai....
tu hi jaane tu kya sochta hai bavre....
kyun dikhaye sapne tu sote jaagte....


jo barse sapne boond boond...
nainon ko moond moond...
jo barse sapne boond boond...
nainon ko moond moond....
kaise main chaloon, dekh na sakoon...
anjaane raastein....

gunjasa hai koi iktara iktara, gunjasa hai koi iktara...
gunjasa hai koi iktara iktara, gunjasa hai koi iktara...

dheeme bol koi iktara iktara, dheeme bol koi iktara...
gunjasa hai koi iktara iktara, gunjasa hai koi iktara....

sun rahi hoon sudh budh khoke koi main kahani...
poori kahani hai kya kise hai pata....
main to kisi ki hoke yeh bhi naa jaani....
ruth hai ye do pal ki ya rehgi sada...

kise hai pata....

jo barse sapne boond boond...
nainon ko moond moond...
jo barse sapne boond boond...
nainon ko moond moond...
kaise main chaloon, dekh na sakoon....
anjaane raastein....

gunjasa hai koi iktara iktara, gunjasa hai koi iktara.....(4)

This song could do what burning issues like SRK detention, Jaswant Singh episode, H1N1 scare couldn't... Make me post something on this blog.... There is a 'Draft' lying with me for each of the other issues but could never complete it.
One sleepy relatively free afternoon in the office, I was digging for good music. Wake up Sid's music was an unexplored terrain... And that is how I came across 'Iktara', this song is not yet on the TV promos and stuff... From the very first note, the song just struck a connection and kept making more n more sense...
Beautifully written by Javed Akhtar, this man is an adroit at expessing what might occur to others as the most un-expressible feelings. You have all these feelings from like forever but are never able to put it in words and suddenly listen to this song n "Bingo"... This-is-exactly-what- I wanted-to-say moment occurs... And the joy of it is unparalleled. Mr. Akhtar has given so many such moments to like billions of ppl.
SEL (Shankar Ehsaan Loy) haven't failed to impress (like almost always). But, this particular song is composed by Amit Trivedi, a guest composer, remember him from the mind blowing music of Dev D. The music is subtle to let the words dominate but still making its mark. This guy make use of every instrument in his musical arsenal. After Dev D, I was looking forward for this composer and he came up with "Iktara" fulfilling all the expectations. An awesome fusion of rustic and western influences, this song totally takes you to a different world.
Lyrics and music plays its part BUT what makes the song what it truly is, is the mesmerizing voice of Kavita Seth. Amitabh Bhattach has kept the mood going even with his very few lines. Kavita Seth is the next voice to look for in the Sufi zone. Perfect execution is all I have to say to the way this song is sung. The rustic voice creates magic. Tranquility, is what this song can give you.
Please dont miss this number. My count for the day is 23 times so far :D

15 comments:

mindflirting said...

Hi, I found my way here through a comment you left on the similar post..My play count is 40 as per iTune..apart from that I keep listening to it...all the time..its so calm..seriously none of the songs have touched my heart ever since mann ki lagan came out!
Nice blog you have here :)

Srikanth Perinkulam said...

Eagerly looking forward to the release of the movie here too.
B/w have you come across this - http://www.teachforindia.org/ ?

Ranjan said...

Just found your blog while searching for this song....Absolutely stunning song and your description is appropriate. Just that in my case, it was an evening when I found the song....

penandpaper said...

Hey Anagha, thanks for dropping by and you have a beautiful blog. The first thing I oticed was books :-) So, I will keep coming back. The song is just so hummable. It is my ringtone right now.

gaurav said...

hey....nw when i have been hearing this very track for almost couple of days..(except when i was in class.. ;))...it seems to have hit me big time...yes the female lead....has created magic with those rusty style of hers...nd also the imp thing which even u pointed out...is that the music composition for this very track is by Amit Dwivedi(the Dev D guy..)...not Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy...so he deserves his share of praise...nice little info out there by you....keep gng..!!!...

Amit kumar pradhan ::: Da-TiGeRrr said...

hey every bodY

how can you all forget Amit trivedi's AMIR

no 1 has spoken abt that i guess...

his music has a new earthy genre to it ,, a lil feel of Indian western folk and sufi in all of his composition ,,, i feel like bumping in to a different world

pj said...

Hey, I was searching for Iktara on google to see if there are others who are as crazy as I'm, about this song! I don't speak Hindi but I can appreciate good music. And for this song, I read the translation and I enjoy it even more now! Great blog you have here, btw.

Vaudeville of exhilaration said...

Cool!!!

Just me again! said...

I just had my BINGO moment thanks to your blog...
I have Iktara on repeat right this minute (early in the morning, getting ready for a challenging day at work and boy, does this set the right mood!)
and I was looking for the name of the singers. Aren't they just fantastic?? Especially that dropped note in 'barse sapnay boond-boond'...

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