chaiyya-chaiyya

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यार मिसाल-ए-ओस चले
पाँव के तले फ़िरदौस चले

This is a couplet from the Bollywood song Chaiyya Chaiyya (Dil Se, 1998? i think); one of my absolute favourites. I’m no authority on translation (yet; working towards it) but it’s in Hindustaani and reads as:

yaar misaal-ae-oas chalé
pao’n ke talé firdaus chalé

and roughly translated, means:

(my love/consort/companion) who walks like dew
under whose feet walks paradise

It’s hard to translate the beauty of the idea/image from a language like Urdu (which, with dominant Hindi, makes Hindustaani), but the phrase misaal-ae-oas means beyond “like dew.” the idea is that of an exemplary excellence (?). like, this person walks as dew with such awesomeness that they set an example for dew itself/are the best example of the phenomenon. fdkshjdf cannot say what’s in my head but HNNG IT’S SO POETIC HOW TO TRANSLATE POETRY

(and while i’m at it) the stanza it’s from is:

यार मिसाल-ए-ओस चले
पाँव के तले फ़िरदौस चले
कभी डाल-डाल, कभी पात-पात
मैं हवा पे ढूँढूँ उसके निशाँ

yaar misaal-ae-oas chalé
pao’n ke talé firdaus chalé
kabhi daal-daal, kabhi paat-paat
mai’n hava pe dhoo’ndoo’n uské nishaa’n

my companion who walks like dew
under whose feet walks paradise
sometimes in the branches, sometimes in the leaves
i look for their marks on the air

((juST to fangirl over the lyrics hehe))

The lyricist is the legendary Gulzar. GO LISTEN TO GULZAR.

of course, please correct me in case of a mistranslation :)

also thanks for reminding me of the song, anon, tis playin’ now :’)

P.S. JUST REALISED THAT THE LINK TO THE SONG HAS SUBTITLES that translate it (with some poetry intact) as [square brackets mine]:

She walks like the morning dew
[and] underneath her feet, [the] heaven[s] move;
Sometimes through the branches, sometimes amidst leaves,
I search for her traces in the air!

which imo is more accurate than my attempt above :’)

Foreign language songs on my phone: Masterpost

A list of songs in languages other than English that I have on my phone.

Languages included in this list: Sami, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Polish, Italian, Armenian, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Albanian, Spanish, Korean, Hindi, Greek, Turkish and Norwegian.

SAMI

Sofia Jannok

• Irene 

ROMANIAN

Elena Gheorghe 

• Ecou 

• Antidot 

• Autograf

• De Neînlocuit 

• În Bucăți (featuring Glance & Naguale) 

• O Simplă Melodie 

• Până Dimineață (feat. JJ) 

• Lăcrămioară

• Mama (feat. F.Charm) 

• De Crăciun 

• Polul Nord (Brrrrr…) 

• Acasă La Noi 

Ruby

• Tu (Inima şi sufletul) 

• Condimente (feat. Nosfe)

Speak

• Lasă-Mă-Mi Place (feat. Raluka & DOC)

Raluka

• Ieri Erai 

Matteo

• Ceva nou (feat. Corina) 

Delia

• A lu’ mamaia 

• Da, Mamă 

Corina

• Autobronzant 

Nicole Cherry

• Vara Mea 

• Fată Naivă 

CROATIAN

Severina

• Uno Momento (feat. Ministarke)

• Uzbuna 

• Tarapana

• Italiana

• Generale (feat. Učiteljice) 

• Slaba Na Slabiča

• Tango

Jelena Rozga

• Bižuterija 

• Dalmatinka (feat. Connect) (there’s another version on iTunes which I prefer)

Nina Badrić

• Nebo

• Ne Mogu Ti Reći Što Je Tuga

• Takvi Kao Ti

Nina Kraljić

• Dej Mi Bože Joči Sokolove

• Zajdi Zajdi

SERBIAN

Milan Stanković

• Ovo je Balkan

• Face (Feis)

• Nepopravljivo

• Od Mene Se Odvikavaj

Željko Joksimović

• Nije Ljubav Stvar

Knez

• Adio

Nina

• Čaroban

RUSSIAN

Sergey Lazarev

• 7 Цифр

• Пусть весь мир подождёт

• Даже если ты уйдёшь

• Идеальный мир

• Это всё она

• Лаки Стрэнджер

Ani Lorak

• Зажигай сердце

• Зеркала

• Медленно

• Оранжевые сны

• Разве ты любил

• Удержи моё сердце

• Уходи по-английски

Egor Kreed

• Будильник

Monatik

• Кружит

Aleksey Vorobëv

• #Сумасшедшая

• Самая красивая

• Больше чем любовь (feat. Egor Kreed)

Max Barskih

• Dance (RUS)

• Не Любить

Alena Lanskaya

• Solayoh (Russian Version)

Filipp Kirkorov

• Сиртаки

• Химера

Leonid Agutin

• Пора домой

UKRAINIAN

Ruslana

• Дикі танці

• Коломийка

• Знаю я

• Shalala (Ukrainian version)

• Рахманінов

• Мій брат

• Я люблю

• Скажи мені

BELARUSIAN

Naviband

• Гісторыя майго жыцця

Alexander Rybak

• Небасхiл Еўропы 

BULGARIAN

Krum

• Прецака ме

• Както желаете, Мис

• В едно огледало (It’s basically Salma Ya Salama in Bulgarian)

MACEDONIAN

Kaliopi

• Црно и Бело

POLISH

Donatan & Cleo

• My Słowianie

• Brać

• Sztorm

Remo

• Zaryzykuj (feat. Mr X)

Czarny Hi-Fi

• Niedopowiedzenia (feat. Pezet)

ITALIAN

Baby K

• Roma - Bangkok (feat. Giusy Ferreri)

Giusy Ferreri

• Volevo te

Nina Zilli

• L’amore è femmina

• 50 mila

• L’amore verrà

Marco Mengoni

• Io ti aspetto

Lodovica Comello

• Il cielo non mi basta

Fedez

• Piccole cose (feat. Alessandra Amoroso and J-AX)

Jovanotti

• Tutto l’amore che ho

Emma

• Cercavo Amore

• La mia città 

Neffa

• Cambierà

Ricchi & Poveri

• Mamma Maria

Tiziano Ferro

• Perdono

Raffaello

• La nostra storia

Giorgia

• Un’ora Sola Ti Vorrei

Il Volo

• Grande Amore

• Questo Amore

ARMENIAN

Lilit Hovhannisyan

• Inchu Em Qez Sirum

• De El Mi

• Eli Lilit

• Gnchu

• Te Axchik Lineir

• Tu Tu Tu

• Ser Im

Sirusho

• Ser e Sa

• PreGomesh

ARABIC

Alabina

• Alabina

• Salma Ya Salama (Olé y Ola)

Dalida

• Salma Ya Salama (Sueño Flamenco)

• Flamenco “oriental”

Hisham Abbas

• Habibi Dah (features parts in Hindi)

• Wana Wana

Khaliji

• Husain Al Jassmi Ba Wadaak 

FRENCH

Alma

• Requiem

Anggun

• Echo (You And I)

Sexion d’Assaut

• Désolé

Stromae

• Papaoutai

• Alors on danse

Jessy Matador

• Allez ola olé

Kendji Girac

• Andalouse

Louane

• Jour 1

• Avenir (Radio Edit)

Zoe

• Loin d’ici

Maître Gims

• Laissez passer (Pilule Bleue)

ZAZ

• Les passants

• Je veux

• Le long de la route

• Prends garde à ta langue

• Dans ma rue

• Inséparables (feat. Pablo Alborán) (Has parts in Spanish)

• On ira

Black M

• Comme moi (feat. Shakira)

PORTUGUESE

Michel Teló

• Ai Se Eu Te Pego (Nossa Nossa)

• Curtindo Solidão

• Fala Coração

• Baquinho / Eu Quero Você

Luan Santana

• Te Vivo

Suzy

• Quero Ser Tua

Kaoma

• Espanha

• Lambada

Nelly Furtado

• Força

Albanian

Era Istrefi

• Bonbon

SPANISH

Shakira

• Addicted to You

• Chantaje (feat. Maluma)

• Ciega, Sordomuda

• Moscas en la Casa

• Inevítable

• Ojos Así

• Estoy Aquí

• Gitana

• La Tortura (feat. Alejandro Sanz)

• Te Dejo Madrid

• Suerte

• Te Aviso, Te Anuncio

• Me Enamoré

• Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte

• Pies Descalzos

• Rabiosa (feat. El Cata)

• Sale el Sol

• Gordita (feat. Residente Calle 13)

• La La La (Spanish Version)

• Lo Hecho Está Hecho

• Años Luz

• Loba

• Waka Waka (Spanish Version)

David Bisbal

• Oye El Boom

• Buleria

• Lloraré las Penas

• Como Olvidar

• Ave María

• Silencio

• Al Andalus

• Almería, Tierra Noble

Pablo Alborán

• Toda la Noche

• Me Iré

Daddy Yankee

• Lovumba

• Limbo

• La Despedida

• Que Tengo Que Hacer

Wisin

• Adrenalina (feat. Jennifer Lopez & Ricky Martin)

• Que Viva la Vida

Álvaro Soler

• Sofía

• El Mismo Sol

Morat

• Cómo Te Atreves 

(About 50% of my songs on my phone are in Spanish but I’m too lazy to put all of them down.)

KOREAN

Miss A

• Good-bye Baby

• Play That Music, DJ

• Breathe

 • Bad Girl Good Girl

• Only You

• Hush 

• I don’t need a man

HINDI

• Bole Chudiyan (from the movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham)

• Radha (from the movie Student of the Year)

• Where’s the Party Tonight (from the movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna)

• Señorita (from the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)

• Selfie Le Le Re (from the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan)

• Chaiyya Chaiyya (from the movie Dil Se)

GREEK

Konstantinos Argiros

• Ερωτευμένος και Τρελός

• Μια νύχτα Κόλαση

• Είσαι οτι να ‘ναι

• Σ'Αγαπώ Μη Μιλάς

Loukas Giorkas & Stereo Mike

•  Watch My Dance

Antique

• Opa Opa

• (I would) Die For You (Greek Version)

  Sirusho

• Erotas

Giorgios Alkaios

• Opa

TURKISH

Emir

 Makina

NORWEGIAN

Gabrielle

• 5 Fine Frøkner

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“No Hollywood actor could do this!”

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Model/actress Malaika Arora dances on top of a moving train with actor Shahrukh Khan in Chaiyya, Chaiyya from the 1998 Bollywood film Dil Se [x]


Malaika Arora, one of the performers, recalls: “Would you believe it? Well, the “Chaiya Chaiya” song was shot exactly as you see it on the screen: No camera tricks, no back projection, no post-production special effects!“

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Chaiyya Chaiyya - with English lyrics -
Movie: Dil Se.. (1998) - wikipedia
Music: A. R. Rahman
Singers: Sukhwinder Singh & Sapna Awasthi

Chaiyya Chaiyya (English Subtitles) - Dil Se… HD