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जिन्दगी का Suffer

Remember the famous song "Zindagi Ka Safar" from the movie "Safar" sung by the legendary Kishore Kumar.


Replacing the word Safar (meaning journey) with Suffer (Look at the different meanings and connotations of the word) here is my take on the individual lines of the song in the current times.

Had attempted similar post with a dialogue from Sholay - titled "RGV ki Aag Ceedy Ka Pani" a while back and had got rave reviews and feedback - so am reposting this one (had posted it in pre bloggie friends era)

Structure of the post:
Original song in Hindi - English Translation (found here online)
Usual banter
The Hindi script is provided by Blogger (not a perfect tool ) and there are many spellings errors - overlook them (this is not an Hindi Exam!!!)

जिन्दगी का Suffer हे ये कैसा Suffer - (Channel of life, what sort of ride it is)
Replacing the word सफर with Suffer makes the song appropriate for most of us.

कोई समझा नहीं कोई जाना नहीं - (No one understands no one knows)
(Life is a complex program - more close knit than probably the code for Microsoft and yes GOD did not design it to be Open Source)

है ये कैसी डगर चलते हैं सब मगर - (What sort of road is it everyone walks on it but)
(People are not patient enough to walk - speed is the in thing and time is a expensive commodity thus everyone is on the move and now we are worried about the planet being warm instead of the warmth to sharee with fellow beings)

कोई समझा नहीं कोई जान नहीं - (No one understands it, no one knows)
(Complexity and contradiction - thats what life is - difficult to comprehend but fun nontheless)
जिन्दगी को बहुत प्यार हमने किया - (I have loved life a lot)
(Honestly I would like to meet someone who just loves life as meted out to him/her. Not trying to escape or change through the medium of philosophy, religion, bias etc etc.)

मौत से भी मोहब्बत निभाएंगे हम - (I will even welcome death with love)
(This is not in our hands but if you do live everyday of the life as it is the last day on earth and if you wake up next day feel its a bonus and time to parteee again for a day then you are in love with Death - come when you have to dear I am ready)

रोते रोते ज़माने में आये मगर - (I came into the word crying)
(Now this always amuses me - that a baby has to cry when it is given birth or else there is an issue - now what baby will not cry - imagine sqeezing yourself out of a narrow tube - and try not to whimper - ever wonder how the toothpaste feels every morning )

हंसते हंसते ज़माने से जायेंगे मगर - (Will leave this world cheerfully)
(This is not in our hands - its the embalmers and funeral directors job to make us DEAD look cheerful - also am not sure but many others around will be really cheerful once I am gone)

जाएंगे पर किधर है किसे ये खबर - (But where will I go, who knows this)
(This is solely dependent on your bank balance and visa approvals in case of personal travels and placement manager or clients mood in case of work)

कोई समझा नहीं कोई जान नहीं - (No one understands, no one knows)
(How can we seem to understand HIS masterplan when we are paying for bottled water or pure Oxygen (there are Ozone bars in some cities) - something that was given to us free - it is matter of time - along with our miniral water bottle - we will be saying"Oh I like breating Bisleri")

ऐसे जीवन भी हैं जो जिए ही नहीं - (There are souls who have have not lived life )
(Most bloogies will agree -Live life on ones on terms - try doing it and you are squashed by peer pressure or personal conquests of balancing the daily rut - every person in the world goes thru this - we are killing our native souls)

जिनको जीने से पहले ही मौत आ गयी - (They died before living a life)
(Definately once the soul is dead how does the physical body matter - these are just zombies awake on the assembly line called LIFE)

फूल ऐसे भी हैं जो खिले ही नहीं - (There are flowers that never blossomed)
(Flowers blossoming - have you seen the pollution in the cities)

जिनको खिलने से पहले फिजा खा गई - (Those who have been killed by Fizaa (climate) before blooming)
(Now Who the fcuk is Fizaa - shoot the M*&^%$ F&^%$#)

है परेशान नज़र थक गए चारागर - (The eyes are worried, the world is tired)
(No wonder sitting in front of the computer and seeking technical support from Smell or Yech Pee - or solving American Local or Vpatel credit card issue - help from the call centers - what else do you expect)

कोई समझा नहीं कोई जान नहीं - (No one understands no one knows)
(My little advice fellow reader - Dont even try it - just live life or else you will end up writing posts like this)

39 comments:

backpakker said...

Its a beautiful song ...:)

gunj said...

ache khaase gaane ki laga di :P

vEENs said...

suffering...hmm! yah! every journey has its ups and downs! and u know what..life is not all about suffering :)

Solitaire said...

hahah! seems like you tried hard to understand it.

Ravi said...

Excellent stuff, bro :)

This song is one of my all time favs u know..

I always visualize myself listening to it, on my terrace, holding a chillllled beer and looking into the star-filled sky...

Take care, bud!

rOhit said...

Hahaha! Good Job! :)

vitruvian said...

i love this song!

damn! maar di jaane ki!! :P
but yea...most of it is correct...

cheers!

Reeta Skeeter said...

LOL!
Perspectives they call it!

Mez said...

U royally screwed da song.haha..an award for u?

romila said...

Hee, Hee...the toothpaste thing is so amusing.

m.flowerr said...

Wonderful song!!

KP! said...

wow....first time I saw the analysis of h8indi song....:). you did gr8 job....bechara kishore kumar...itna accha gana gaya tha....:). he didnt even thought about all this....lolz.

hehehe...If i was ur hindi teacher....you would pass the exam . cuase I cant read and Write hindi for sure....:).

--xh-- said...

:) quite apt for todayz life and really hilarious :-D

shooting star said...

now isint read the hindi lines...only your english observations of them...quite entertaining...true also!!

Jaggu said...

suffer suffer suffer... what the h?. You have some good life to live. So just live it. Dont complain. :)). If there is no pain, then it wont be called as life. So dont analyze too much..:)
by the way i am back here...

c e e d y said...

@backpakkker - thanks

@gunj - guess you did not get the sarcasm in the post

@veens - well you too veens, you did not get the sarcasm of the post

@solitaire - yeah - and gaveup too - but empty mind is a devils workshop

c e e d y said...

@ravi - yes bro cheers to you - wish they made songs like this today

@rohit - I expected you to like it ;)

@vitruvian - remember your little boxes - one of my box is to always analyse the old and see new in it...nostalgia is good but past bhi hamari kabhi kabhi marta hai :)

c e e d y said...

@reeta skeeter - glad you could sense the humor in it - I am even good at drawing real perspectives

@romila - glad you could sense the humor in it - it was meant to bea sarcastic post

@mez - no I dont compete and accept awards :P warna Aamir bhai kya kahega...hope you got the sarcasm in the post

c e e d y said...

@m. flowerr - Thanks

@kp - thanks dude, you win the longest comment award this time :) seems this post is not up to the mark - and dont worry even if you dont know hindi - i will still fail :)

@-xh- Glad you could sense the humor in it

c e e d y said...

@shooting star - welcome to the blog and am glad you liked it

@jaggu - you need to read it again - dont put the book down looking at its cover and title - there is a different way of looking at suffering - guess you missed my point :(

Impressionist said...

LOL!
u always surprise me bro! hehe
that was a nice post! :P

-I

Ankur said...

oh man... yaar ceedy, this was fabulous, and to write a comment on this, i have to be really good...

i just can say... Superb Bidu!!!

i would like you to the same for, Jiya Dhadak dhadak jaaye(Kalyug)

If u say u cant, then i tag u for this, still if u say u cant, then i say.. its a request!!! :P

and m gonna write abt the post when m gonna absorb wat u want to say, really!!!

carolinagal said...

For some reason, I can't see the titles of the songs..they appear as ?????.. Are they in Hindi or something?

c e e d y said...

@impressionist - ahaaa thanks for liking it and reading beyond or between or around the words...

@ankur - thank you for the generous comment - if you liked this please go and read the one on Sholay - that was much more hilarious.....I have the link up here in the post

c e e d y said...

@carolinagal - yes it is lines from this one song in hindi and there is english translation and then my rants....if you really want to have a good laugh I suggest read the earlier post on sholay that I mention - that was funnier.....

Keshi said...

**(But where will I go, who knows this)
(This is solely dependent on your bank balance and visa approvals in case of personal travels and placement manager or clients mood in case of work)


LOL Ceedy ur funny!


Keshi.

Jaggu said...

:P

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Just passing by to say hello my friend. Hope you are fine and in the best of health. God bless.

Sunil said...

That was very creative.

Nice blog. :)

KP! said...

thats me standing out from the crowd!! thanks bro...:).

vEENs said...

i see.. i dint .. :(

c e e d y said...

@keshi - thanks I really dunno where I am at :)

@jaggu - does not matter what you do with the face - you still did not read the post properly :)

@mel - I am fine - thank you

c e e d y said...

@sunil - thanks for the visit

@kp - no man crown forms around where you stand :)

@veens - i know am asking for a lot - just read the english translation and then my rants below for few of them - I can vouch you will laugh...and then realize its not at all about Suffering - for instance look at keshi's comment above

KP! said...

did u filled out tourney Bracket?

Ashu said...

Waat laga di but in a good way :)) but i like it....

Ashu said...

also i like the context with the real world!!!

Am In Trance said...

Hey..!! Nice Extractions...
But It is a song close to me..
Infact all Kishore Songs are...
So.. Wtever...

c e e d y said...

@ashu

thanks - i think the point is to scrape away the old to see new right !!!


@am in trance
wake up to the new world :)

Rajesh said...

Good thinking but again time!
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