A train journey alone. 11pm. Lights switched off. All asleep.
The cool breeze and moonlit sky keep me company. Listening to some stirring music and gazing at the darkness outside, the romantic in me awakens.
A million thoughts fill my mind...
I pick up my pen and for the lack of plain paper, I begin scribbling on my ticket.
Instead of switching on lights, I choose to use the light from my phone. I am crazy, aren't I?
We went for a family dinner at a restaurant with Ghazal nite a fortnight back. I wrote out a few favourites of the family that they sang beautifully for us. Once the main course was over, he got up from his seat next to mine and went up to the singer and said something. Just as I began wondering, puzzled, the singer smiled at me and began singing 'Abhi na jaao chodkar.. ' my most favourite song from the old Dev Anand starrer 'Hum Dono'. I couldn't but stop blushing. He kept his eyes fixed on mine, took his seat and whispered in my ears.
And.. I fell in love all over again.
There probably were a hundred million other things he could have done for me but at times it is the simplest of things that mean more to us.
This act touched me like none other. I was transported to a different world.... of this song..
"Abhi na jaao chhodh kar ke dil abhi bhara nahi
abhi abhi to aayi ho bahaar ban ke chaayi ho
Hawa zara mahek to le nazar zara bahek to le
Yeh shaam dhal to le zara, yeh dil sambhal to le zara
main thodi der jee to loon, nashe ke ghoont pi to loon
abhi to kuch kaha nahi, abhi to kuch suna nahi
abhi na jaayo chhodh kar ke dil abhi bhara nahi
Sitaare jhilmila uthe chirag jagmaga uthe
bas ab na mujhko tokna, na badhke raah rokna
Agar main ruk gayi abhi toh jaa naa paoongi kabhi
yahi kahoge tum sada ke dil abhi nahi bhara
jo khatam ho kisi jageh yeh aisa silsila nahi
abhi nahi abhi nahi
nahi nahi nahi nahi
abhi na jaao chhodh kar ke dil abhi bhara nahi
Adhuri aas chhodh ke, adhuri pyaas chodh ke
jo roz yuhi jaaogi toh kis tarah nibhaaogi
ke zindagi ki raaha mein, jawaan dilon ki chaha mein
kayi makaam aayenge jo humko aazmaayenge
bura na maano baat ka yeh pyar hai gila nahi
Abhi na jaao chodkar ke dil abhi bhara nahi.... "
With the passage of time, circumstances will change and so will we.
But don't let just one thing change. Your love for me.
Don't love me any less, I need it.
Don't love me any more, I can't handle it.
PS: I couldn't help not posting the whole song. Its just so beautiful. It was sung amazingly by Mohd. Rafi and Asha Bhosle. Love overflows in his voice. Saahir Ludhyaanvi's lyrics are so simple yet touching and the music by Jaidev truly complements it. In all, I find the song just perfect.