Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Make May Musical #1 - Do Pal

I had to think long and hard about what song I wanted to put as my first song here. Did I want to put a classic song that everyone knows? A love song? A jumpy fun musical number splashing with colour that Bollywood is known for?

Do Pal from the film Veer Zaara <<< Click the link

This is a sad song, and it's one of my favourites. Veer (from India) and Zaara (from Pakistan) met while Zaara was on her way to conduct the last rights of someone who had died and was very important to her. There she met Veer, from the Indian Air Force, who rescued her when the bus she travelling to India on crashed. They spent two moments (Do Pal) with each other, he helped her with the last rights she had gone to India for, and she spent time in his village with his family and community. He began to fall in love with her. When he took her to the train station, she was met by her fiance. She introduced her husband to be to the man who saved her life. Veer was devastated, and when he was asked by this man what he should do to thank him for saving her life, he said to just make sure that Zaara was happy for the rest of her life. The song takes place at the train station (and again later on in the film), after they have said goodbye and they both realise that they are in love with each other.

The chorus of the song (roughly) says that 'our love story lasted for only two moments, and then we both parted, where did you go and where did I go?'


Deniz Bevan said...

What a great idea for a series of posts! I'm looking forward to hearing the songs. And thank you for translating the lyrics, they sound so wistful.

Naina Gupta said...

Thanks Deniz. What did you think of the first one?
Just click the link and have a listen.

Deniz Bevan said...

Oh, you're right, it is sad! You can tell right away that it's a haunting piece, even though I don't understand any of the lyrics :-)

Naina Gupta said...

It's one of my favourite songs. That's why I translate the lyrics, so you can enjoy it too.
And this isn't even the end of the film. That's just the first third.