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“Baatein Kuchh Ankahi Si” from Life in a…. Metro

Adnan Sami

There are two different versions of this song in Metro, but by all means I think Adnan Sami’s voice suits the song very much. And Adnan’s song is in C, the other version is in A. It sounds better in this scale, that’s my opinion. A nice harmonica adds to the bluesy feel of Adnan Sami’s singing. (of course there is harmonica on other version too). The harmony in the song is a must, it lends so well to do harmony on part ‘wo ho ho … shayad ye hi hai pyar’!

Once again, I am not sure about the *origin* of the song, but its yet another superb song from one of the best movie album in recent years.

The song has enough opportunity for vocals improvisation. Vocals harmony adds a lot to the song. I am transcrbing the chords for the grittier version of the song by Adnan Sami, however, if you must play the version which they filmed on, then just transpose everything to A.

[C]baatein kuchh ank[Am]ahee si, kuchh [F]ansuni si hone[G] lagi
kaa
[C]bu dil pe raha[Am] na, hasti ham[F]aari khone la[G]gi
wo
[C] wo o[F] o o[C] o o[G]……..
sha
[C]ayad yahi[G] hai pyaar

baatein kuchh ankahee si, kuchh ansuni si hone lagi
kaabu dil pe raha na, hasti hamaari khone lagi
wo wo o o o o o……..
shaayad yahi hai pyaar – 2

keh [C]de mujhse dil mein kya hai, aisa[Eb] bhi kya guroor
tujhko
[C] bhi toh ho raha hai [Eb]thoda asar jaroor
yeh khaa
[Am]moshi ji[G]ne na de, ko[F]i toh ba[G]at ho
wo
[C] wo o[F] o o[C] o o[G]……..
sha
[C]ayad yahi[G] hai pyaar[C] – 2

tu hi meri roshani hai, tu hi chiraag hai
dheere dheere mit jaayega, halka sa daag hai
yeh zeher bhi yuun piya hai, jaise sharaab ho
wo wo o o o o o……..
shaayad yahi hai pyaar – 2
baatein kuchh ankahee si, kuchh ansuni si hone lagi
kaabu dil pe raha na, hasti hamaari khone lagi
wo wo o o o o o……..
shaayad yahi hai pyaar – 3

The concept of Band Metro was very unique and done with a cinematic style, never tried before in Hindi movies. It suits the movie very well.

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“In dino” from (Life in a….) Metro

One of the finest melodies from movie Life in a …. Metro. However, I flinch before giving complete credit to its music director Pritam, because of instances of countless plagiarism! But one cannot take away the singing credits from Soham Chakraborty (are Pritam and Soham related? Chakroborty brothers? Name sounds similiar too).

This song is all about its melody, the instrumentation is rich (just as every other song of Metro), fuller sound with lots of keyboards, distortion guitar, harmonica, etc. One thing for sure, whether the song’s been lifted or not, he (Pritam) surely is a great arranger (unless of course, he engages someone else for arrangement).

You can play the song with just one guitar or a piano or combination of both. But the heart of the song is in its melody, you got to get that right, at least most of it (not an easy feat).

Prelude Guitar:  Fmaj7 Gm Fmaj7 (x2)C Am

C

in dino, dil mera, mujhse hai keh raha

  Dm7  F   C    Dm7  F   C

tu khaab saja, tu ji le jara

  Am             G         G                 C

hai tujhe bhi izaazat, karle tu bhi muhabbat

[ interlude 1: C     C7     Am      C

                   G          Dm    x 2 ]

C                                           G           C

berang si hai badi zindagi kuchh rang to bharoon

 C                                            G                   C

main apani tanahaayi ke waaste abbb kuchh toh karoon

     Am       Fm

   (aa aaaaaa ....)

  C                Fm                      G               C

berang si hai badi zindagi kuchh rang to bharoon

 C                             Fm               G                   C

main apani tanahaayi ke waaste abbb kuchh toh karoon

  G                                       C

jab mile thodi fursat - 2, mujhse karle muhabbat

  C                G                        C

hai tujhe bhi izaazat, karle tu bhi muhabbat

[Interlude 2:  C    C7   Am    G#   Bb     C  (x2)]

(second verse chords are identical to the first one)

(usako chhupaakar main sabse kabhi le chaloon kahin door...

aankhon ke pyaalon kse pita rahoon usake chehre ka noor) - 2

iss jamaane se chhupakar - 2, puri karloon main hasrat

hai tujhe bhi izaazat, karle tu bhi muhabbat - 2

in dino, dil mera, mujhse hai keh raha

tu khaab saja, tu ji le jara

hai tujhe bhi izaazat, karle tu bhi muhabbat - 2

The songs of Metro are a set of landmark compositions in Bollywood music industry. Rooted in best of both eastern and western worlds, the compositions are going to remain as classics forever. Wish only Pritam had truly composed all of them!