Ajab si & Main agar kahoon – Om Shanti Om

OSOAfter Life in a Metro, no Hindi music album appealed to me much. Listening to my old playlist excessively while commuting daily, I was looking for a new addition to bring some variation. One recent numbers I like is Aankhon mein teri Ajab si from Om Shanti Om among the hoards of new songs. Though yet to be subjected to repeated listening to test how long it appeals to me 😛 , I kinda like Aankhon mein teri from Om Shanti Om which has music by my favorite mentor in SRGMP Vishal Sekhar. More so because the background music is minimal like the music director duo’s Tinka Tinka number and tune is melodious and pleasing to ears. Didn’t expect Vishal Dadlani of Vishal Sekhar duo to pen down a soft romantic lyrics considering his stern image in SRGMP. KK proves his versatility yet again and is no doubt my favorite singer of recent time. The music is different from the recent VS style of music. I feel it is more like Vishal Sekhar of Jhankar beats style.

From the promo, it looks like the song is about a fan totally enchanted by his dream women who is Superstar. But in a 70’s set up (?). Well I heard the movie is about reincarnation, so it explains this. And yes the tagline too – ‘For some dreams, one lifetime is not enough.’ Shreyas Talpade is looking funny with the 70 style wig/long hair. 😀 Is it me only or does anyone feel Deepika Padukone looks bit like Gracy Singh? Wonder why the name is Om Shanti Om of the loud-looking movie – Well Shahrukh is Om and Deepika is Shanti in the movie. Anyway, before getting drifting too much from the song to the movie and the stars, here’s the lyrics.

Aankhon mein teri
Ajab si ajab si adaayein hai
Dil ko banade jo patang saanse teri woh hawayein hai
Aayi aisi raat hai jo

Bahot khusnaseeb hai
Chahe jissey duur se duniya
Woh mere kareeb hai
Kitna kuch kehna hai phir bhi dil mein sawal kahin
Sapno mein jo roz kahaan hai woh phir se kahoon ya nahin

Tere saath saath aisa
Koi noor aaya hai
Chand teri roshni ka
Halka sa ek saaya hai
Teri nazron ne dil ka kiya jo hasarr asar yeh huwa
Ab in mein hi duub ke hi ho jaon paar yahin hai duwa

Aankhon mein teri
Ajab si ajab si adaayein hai
Dil ko banade jo patang saanse teri woh hawayein hai


Update: 3rd October, 2007

Aneek Dhar’s beautiful rendition of “Main agar kahoon” in Saregamapa Challenge 2007 made me change my earlier opinion that Ajab si is the best song of Om Shanti Om. I re-listened Main agar kahoon again and am absolutely loving this soft melodious romantic number. No wonder Sonu Nigam is roped in to sing this number as he’s the one among the current lot of singers, who is the perfect for such a song which reminds you of the era gone by. Shreya joins in for a short part in between. Again I’m surprised that this is Vishal Shekhar composition. I think this song also does justice to the re-incarnation theme of the movie. The lovely theme music of Om Shanti Om marks the beginning of the song and interspersed throughout. Here’s a sneak peek to the song from Youtube.

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4 thoughts on “Ajab si & Main agar kahoon – Om Shanti Om

  1. om shanti om the best movie ever…much better than sholay or taare zameem…deepika padukone…oh my god…talk about black diamonds & pearls….

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