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Soulful Urdu Words Used In Bollywood That You May Be Unaware Of

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Urdu tugs at hearts!

Urdu has been so fascinating for non-Urdu speakers since centuries. The language is extensively used in Bollywood movies and songs, and inevitably brings out the hidden 'shaayar' in all of us. Dig the meaning of these words, you will definitely fall in love with Urdu:


'Aafreen Aafreen', the beautiful song in appreciation of a lady originally sung by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The song was repackaged again by Coke Studio making it the most treasured song ever.


Bollywood song 'Deewana kar raha hai' in Emraan Hashmi starrer Raaz 3 introduced many to the word 'Musalsal' which means constantly.


Aishwarya Rai starrer Umrao Jaan's song 'Pehle pehel' in itself is the most beautiful track sung by melodious Alka Yagnik. The lyrics 'Vasl ki raat mein, haath hai haath mein' made many wonder what 'Vasl' means.


Barfi's song 'Phir le aya dil' has always been a cult classic for many. It's lyrics 'Dil keh raha, usey mayassar kar bhi aao, wo jo dabi si aas baaki hai' plugged at hearts of many.


The title track of Pakistani daily soap 'Shareek-e-Hayat' is one of the most meaningful love song. Do listen.


'Mere Rashk-e-Qamar' is a ghazal-qawwali written by lyricist Fana Buland Shehri which has been composed and performed by many singers in Bollywood. Recently, the song was picked up for Ajay Devgan starrer 'Badshaaho' voiced by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.


Arijit Singh weaved love in the song 'Phir le Aaya' penned by Sayeed Quadri. It's lyrics 'kismat ko hai yeh manzoor kya keeje, milte rahe hum ba-dastoor kya keeje' is pure magic.


The word instantly reminds us of SRK's most desirable dialogue, 'Itni shiddat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai, ki har zarre ne mujhe tumse milane ki saazish ki hai'.


Who else remembers the 'Khanabadosh' song from Salman Khan starrer 'London Dreams'? Now you know they were talking about gypsies.


Kishore Kumar's song 'Mere Mehboob' is a treasure of meaningful urdu words. My favourite line in the entire song has to be 'Ki na tujhpe bhi inayat hogi, Aaj ruswa teri galiyon mein muhabbat hogi'.


'Yeh fitoor mera' sung by Arijit Singh was enough to awaken the 'fitoor' in everyone.


While coming back after attending a mushaira, Shakeel Badayuni wrote the famous title song of 'Chaudhvin ka chand ho, ya aaftab ho'. The idea is to compare the beauty of the lover with the ever glowing sun.


The golden Era song 'Kabhi kisi ko mukammal jahan nhi milta' justifies the work of destiny so beautifully.


Roop Kumar Rathod's song 'Teri Justajoo' for the movie 'Shor in the city' is a lyrical masterpiece.

So, It's time to add a little richness and 'nazakat' in your speaking style and impress your peers!

first published:August 04, 2017, 12:08 IST