The first time I listened to the songs from Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, I wasn’t hugely impressed, except for Pappu can’t dance which was catchy. Then again, ARR tunes are meant to be listened to a few times before they grow on you and pretty much don’t leave you after that. It mustve been my mood for upbeat at that point and no patience for melancholy. So when I caught this song – Kahin tho Hogi – last evening driving back home, it brought a smile to my face. Not only the lyrics hit home in certain subtle ways, but it also took me back to my high school days. I must have been in 9-10th grade when a similar sounding album was released.
Does anyone else also feel that this song
has shades of these songs in it?
Remember Young Tarang? Nazia and Zoheb Hassan’s album. 1984? I remember buying the casette from the Hallmark store in the complex at the intersection of Haddows Road and Nungambakkam High Road. I forget the name of the store, or maybe it was just called Hallmark, but it was a tiny place catering to all kinds of cards, books and gifts, much before Landmark became popular. I know I spent a fortune there buying cards, cassettes. I even remember buying the book “Jurassic Park” after the husband, then fiance, who saw it here and told me what a fine movie it was!
I digress (so what’s new!) but what I found amazing was that after I remembered the bro-sister duo, I went through all the songs that were available on youtube and I remembered every one of the lyrics. Every single one. I was always told that I had a memory for songs, but this absolutely blew me away, as the last time I heard them was really back in 91 or 92 or even earlier, while I was still in Madras. I must have listened to them that many times on repeat! :)
It’s hard to choose, but Dum Dum Dee Dee is a favorite. Nazia looked stunning and her voice! The video has her becoming Alice, a sweet hat tip :). Ankhain Milaney Wale particularly appeals for reasons beyond me. Maybe it’s the lyrics, minimal instruments used, or just her fresh face or the sentiments. Am sure most know her for her Disco Deewane or even Aap Jaisa Koi, though I still would stick with the album. Next step would be to go searching for the mp3s.
Such fun to go back! Someone really needs to get cracking on that Time machine!