I find myself reminiscing moments in a Bollywood movie by listening to its soundtrack, while in the shower, driving or just chilling. Each song/music has a very close connection to a moment in the movie. I realize how powerful this connection is, depending on how closely you connected to the moments in the movie obviously. This is something beyond just watching a movie, it has power to contribute to an energy within you.
I recently re-watched Zindagi Na Milengi Dobara, meaning “You won’t get your life back”. The basic premise of “live life”, big fan of Farhan Akthar. The poetry by Javed Akthar is master class. The combination of the poetry, the sound/music, the moment in the movie, magical!
Here’s one of the poems, translated in Hindi and English, and a youtube link to the poems with movie scenes..
“Dilon me tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Nazar me khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Hwa ke jhokon ke jaise aazad rehno sekho
Tum ek dariya ke jaise lehron mein behna sekho
Hr ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahein
Hr ek pal ek nya sama dekhe nigahein
Jo apni ankhon mein hairanian leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Dilon mein tum apni betabian leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
If you have eagerness in your heart, it means you are alive,
If your eyes are filled with dreams, it means you are alive
Learn to be free like the wind, (copyright Indicine.com)
Learn to flow freely like the river,
Embrace every moment with open arms,
See a new horizon every time with your eyes,
If you carry surprise in your eyes, it means you are alive,
If you have eagerness in your heart, it means you are alive…”
links to other poems translated.. http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/zindagi-na-milegi-dobara-poetry-english-translation/