I’ve been listening to this song in a loop every night as I go to bed. Put on a repeat mode – no other song plays on the iPod. Every single time I listen to it , I fall in love with it. It may have a melancholic feel but it is still endearing.
It makes me miss the folks I’ve loved and lost even more, it makes me miss my best friends whom I don’t get to meet in ages (Thanks to us living in different subcontinents and time zones), it makes me miss mumma cause she is in Mumbai and I’m in Dubai and she isn’t around to share my daily happenings in person and the phone is hardly a substitute, it makes me miss my family – my fun , crazy, one big family – uncles, aunts, in-laws, nieces, nephews, sisters, brothers – folks who sometimes drive me mad and I want to run away from, and it makes me miss my little brats all the more.
This song and its rendition and the lyrics get me all teary-eyed and emotional (things I’m not known for and often hate to admit to this side of mine) especially these two lines
Sab kuch wahi hai, par kuch kami hai
Teri aahatein nahin hai, nahin hai hai
(Everything is the same, but something is missing
Your presence isn’t there)
Shilpa Rao is haunting ( Like she was in Ek Lau and Nain Parindey) and Karthik’s voice makes my heart melt but the real genius is Amit Trivedi (Refer Ek Lau, Iktara, Dilli , Shaam, and this new movie Trishna)