Thursday, April 26, 2007


Rabbi captures my ‘Dilli’ so beautifully in this song!

I think the bottom line of this song is the poet’s desire to figure the philosophy of ‘Dilli’. To quote him “Par kahan hai is shahar ka falsafa”. A cities philosophy is the defined by its people but Dilli’s people are as varied as its different & extreme seasons, it’s almost impossible to figure out one common denominator. Here at one extreme you find people who dream exorbitant dreams and where as others live their lives in indolence. Arrogance of people is apparent “Aur sarhkein theen sab mere baap ki”. He captures the laziness of dilli waala’s with humor talking about the party whose name is “Avaara: Bhatakana jiska vidhan hai, Fursat hai kaam ,Kuchh dhundhla sa jiska nishan hai” Got a smile on my face! How true for so many dilli waala’s.
A very moving line: “Dekhe jazbey kai yahan patthar bante huey” examples flashed in front of me: from “Mandal commission” to “Jessica Lal's murder” case.

Guess what - I could never figure out why I love Dilli either!
“Aur main hun, Tu hai aur hai Dilli bas”


Sameer said...

That's well put. Great start, I say! :)

Manasi said...

thanks :)

nikhil said...

so rabbi has finally given rabbi what it really desrved, its own anthem! and its great

Anonymous said...

Good lyrics the song has, but the guitar notes have been lifted from Pink Floyd's Fearless.

Not that I mind, the song is still good.

akshaya said...

absoultely..! rabbi has indeed done justice to humari dilli...!

Anonymous said...

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