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About some wedding songs

May 29, 2009

Life could be pretty miserable if you live close to a wedding hall – in fact a gathering facility based on lawns. The loud music is bound to disturb the neighbors. Besides, the aroma of wedding feast can only increase the appetite. (Not mine though – yeah I am a little different) 🙂

The concept of hall with sound proof walls is acceptable but arranging a function in the lawns under the colorful tents irks. We never had any wedding halls when we had moved here a couple of decades ago. The present ones opened just a few years ago – a sheer nuisance –  right in the pure residential area.

So when you live close to such facility you are bound to hear sounds sans sights. The sound of clanking of cauldrons, laughter, clapping, cheering and of course music.  My observation tells that there are certain songs that are played religiously on each wedding or an engagement party.

The first one is the evergreen (I never thought it so but now I’ve changed my view) is Ghar Aya Mera Pardesi sung by Lata for the 1951 flick called Awaara starring Nargis and Raj Kapoor. The movie is undoubtedly one of the best of Indian cinema (indeed a classic) and looking at the craze of this song here, I wonder do they play this song on Kapoor weddings, like was it played when Karishma Kapoor got married or will they play it when Kareena will marry? It’s one of the hottest (wedding) songs here that never outdates or fizzles out… I have grown up listening to it on weddings.

Here is the video:

The other song that is played incessantly is a Pushto track sung by Tahir Shubab. He’s basically an Afghan singer. The video seems to feature a bunch of gay-looking men 😛 The song is really catchy though in terms of lyrics and music.

The video:

The last one is not played anymore but that used to sell like a hot cake at one time (actually back in 90s). It is called Wadi Ishq Se Aya Hai Mera Shehzada. Man… once someone commented that it sounds like a truckwalas song and I can’t tell how it cracked me up 🙂 This song was sung by Alka Yagnik for her own album. It most prolly had no official video.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. bmk permalink
    June 1, 2009 7:12 am

    I thought, BiBi Shereenay & the kind of ftom AVT Khyber would be common on weddings, over there…

  2. Ayesha permalink
    June 7, 2009 1:51 pm

    Bibi Shereenay is an outdated song. People used to play it a lot in 2005/2006/2007 😛

    • September 20, 2011 10:18 pm

      ayesha my salaam to you i’m not too understood with the songs due to understaning different languages.

  3. January 17, 2011 11:07 am

    Lol ; Life is really miserable if u live near a wedding hall 🙂

  4. captureuniverse permalink
    February 13, 2011 7:34 am

    one more song hitting my ears badly in wedding functions…

    • February 13, 2011 12:02 pm

      I don’t think this song is appropriate for weddings as such 😀

      I can understand your plight though – overdose of anything is unbearable.

  5. Sameer Yusaf permalink
    March 3, 2011 3:47 am

    Gosh! so true. I can totally relate to this one! Have been living in a neighbourhood since more than 2 decades and now a wedding area and restaurant have sprung up nearby. And that brings with it blaring music and shadi songs that go on endlessly in the night. The DJ and tracks remain the same… night after night…uggh! Sometimes long after the wedding is over the tune continues to ring in the ears and even refuses to get out of the head! ughh ughhh!
    Thank God we don’t get the cooking odours at home but I have restricted my exercise hours in the nearby park to day time only to avoid the smoke and cooking odours emanating from the shaadi tents…. ughh!!! I used to love a quiet peaceful lone jog at night in the park.. but tis a shame sadly not anymore 😦

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  7. April 18, 2011 1:18 pm

    I got onto your blog don’t know from where, been reading from zia till wedding, 5 rupee note introduced and state bank mistake, various topics and specially poetry, at certain i did not wanted to leave any comments because currently my state of mind is pretty disturbed, being a former blogger, I would say, your blog has lot of different topics and your views about things , world, people will change with time, basically over the years i was noticing your writing skill and method improved but you have became more complicated with in yourself, which is not letting the words aright, well i wish you best of luck, wishing you well.

    Faree Imaan

    • April 18, 2011 7:52 pm

      Confusion strikes when one begin self restraint in the realm of writing.

  8. March 28, 2012 9:50 am

    hmmmmmm nice…


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