Sung by Monali Thakur, this song is a reinterpretation of the classic from Umrao Jaan. Karsh chose to include this because of his memories from childhood where he would sit and watch old Hindi films with his mother on holidays. The reworking here has Monali singing English parts as well.
Composed by: Khayyam
Produced by: Karsh Kale
Language: Hindi, English
Lyrics: Original lyrics by Shahryar and additional English lyrics by Monali Thakur
Vocals: Monali Thakur
Sitar: Ravi Chary
Sarangi: Sabir Khan
Tabla: Karsh Kale
Drums: Jai Row Kavi
Guitar: Warren Mendonsa
Guitar Gaurav Gupta
Bass: Johan Pais
Keys: Nigel Rajaratnam
Flute: Ajay Prassanna
Recorded by: Steve Fitzmaurice, Ashish Manchanda (Flying Carpet Productions, Mumbai), assisted by Thorsten Muller
Mixed by Steve Fitzmaurice at the Pierce Rooms, London and Warren Mendonsa
Mastered by Bunt Stafford Clark at the Pierce Rooms, London
Bas Ek baar mera kaha
Dil Cheez kya hain aap meri jaan lijiye
Is Anjuman mein aaaaa
Is Anjuman mein aaapko
Deewaron Dar ko ghaur se
In this world of loneliness..
I don't know how the sound of you in my heart...
makes me cry...I don't know how it became a lie...I don't know why...yeaa
kahiye toh aasmaan ko.
Kahiye toh aasmaan ko zameen par utaar laaye.
Mushkil nahin hain kuchh bhi
Agar thaan lijiye.
Dil cheez kya hain aap meri jaan lijiye.
Bas ek baar mera kahaa maan lijiye
Bas ek baar
Haan Bas ek baar
A courtesan explaining to a Nawab (nobleman) what it would take to win her love and to
sustain it given the social stigma of such a relationship.
"If you hear me just once and understand my feelings, I will happily give my entire life to
you... and not just my heart! Because, if you hear it beating, you will know the passion and
love it holds, and you would keep coming back to the road that leads to me.
"So my love...before you take your first steps into this relationship, be warned and prepare
yourself for the consequences of falling in love with someone like me (a courtesan)!!"
With determination, even heaven can be brought down to earth (a blissful life can be lead
overcoming the social barriers). As nothing is impossible if one decides. I will go all the way to
bridge the gap between you and me. All you need to do is to just love me for who I am.