Pal bhar mein ye kya ho gaya, by Deepa Buty

As monsoon sets in every nook around, and nature wears that fresh, silky green look. Here’s the song just right for the day 

Heralding Love!!

Falling in love!! How many of us have really experienced this feeling? Just nurturing the idea of being in love. To know how it feels like being in love. That madness which erupts like a volcano. Those promises of eternal passion and happiness. Your heart, which all these days was wrapped away in a secluded safe-keep, suddenly begins to feel the joy of being free. Yes, love is all about setting one free. It is not about those promises to keep, human nature and promises don’t go together. That freedom makes you yearn for your beloved. It sure is like taking a huge plunge from a high mountain with your head saying, “Don’t! You will die”, and your heart says, “Don’t worry you can fly”. And you soar up high in the sky with your new-found wings.

Don’t you want to tell it to the world? Or announce it from a top of the mountain or stand in the midst of an auditorium or the Colosseum and shout about it!! Yes certainly! Poets and lyricists have given us so many different ways to announce it to the world. And what better thing if it’s during monsoon? The usual clear blue canopy is full with the rain bearing clouds, heavy, potent as your feelings. Heralding love. You are cherishing those feelings of being in love and you hear the tinkle of a distant vibraphone with a santoor and a melancholy flute, while Lata Mangeshkar’s voice adds up –

Aa aa aa
Pal bhar mein yeh kya ho gaya
Woh main gayi, woh mann gaya
Chunri kahe sun ri pawan
Sawan laya ab ke sajan
Din bhar mujhe yun sataye
Unn bin ab toh raha nahi jaaye

The first interlude has the taar shehnai making a foray like the love just did into your heart, redefined by the swarmandal, while the sitar, violins and the maadal ebb and flow as your heart rate, till the vibraphone tries to soothe it in its place with hope.

Asha ki chhoti si naiyya
Leke chali purvaiyya
Dole dole, jhumka bole
Chupke se bhed ye khole
Aa jaayega aa jaayega
Pyar se tum bulana

As the monsoon and love blossoms further, it leaves you light hearted and light headed. The interplay of the vibraphone, violins, sitar and flute gives you that light in weight feeling.

Aayi baharein simat ke
Kehne lagi wo lipat ke
Chori chori chal o gori
Thaame hue baiyyan mori
Mil jaayega mil jaayega
Tumko wahi deewana

The song highlights the creativity of Rajesh Roshan in the true sense. Rather, the whole album–Kaa karun sajni aaye na baalam, and Yaadon mein wo sapnon mein hai, being the other popular numbers. Amit Khanna’s soulful lyrics sum up the situation aptly.

The monsoon marquee is set against the backdrop of love. The relentless, persistent heavy rains are bringing the message, heralding love, for love is here to stay.

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(Written on 28 July 2017)

Deepa Buty lives in Nagpur, and writes beautifully. This is what her Facebook page says about her: “(She) Loves Dev Anand and music. Not sure in which order!” She is also a founder and admin of the music site SongPedia. 

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