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)


You are missed


Switched Off…


  1. Swapna

    Minal, i heard this song properly only after u recommended, though had heard it in the movie, but was more bowled over the talli song..
    yes agree its awesome and it makes me teary too.. 🙂 so thanks for the reco.
    Have come to ur blog after a long time.. missed reading u.. as always a pleasure have told u this umpteen times 🙂


    • It doesn’t leave that effect in the movie honestly – I listened to it and loved how haunting & painful it was

  2. That is a beautiful song! 🙂

    I know what you mean about missing people who aren’t in the same country or city as you… it’s as if pieces of your heart are located half way across the world. You can never forget people you love dearly! 🙂


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