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Dil Se

1 Jan 1998 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan 1998
  • Label: Venus
  • Copyright: (c) 1998 Venus Records & Tapes PVT. LTD.
  • Total Length: 36:35
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  • ASIN: B001GT7L88
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,614 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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By Peter on 21 Dec 2012
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beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, What more do you want me to say its a record for goodness sake.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
My favourite song of all time is on here - Chayya Chayya 16 May 2006
By Rukhsaar Jabeen - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This original song made by Pakistanis was called "Thayya Thayya" and sung in Punjabi. If you listen to it you might recognize the first word Eid, an Islamic celebration. The singer is saying that his love did not come on Eid and is asking her to come back and basically singing about their love.

Allah Rakha Rahman, an Indian convert to Islam, remade the song into "Chaiyya Chaiyya" which means shadow, and is sung in Urdu, a more Islamic form of Hindi, since it is more usually spoken by Muslims in India and Pakistan. In fact, Bollywood prefers to use Urdu, as it is the language that is more recognized and respected throught South Asia, but proper Urdu and Hindi are very different. A bit off topic, but although Urdu is the official language of Pakistan, it is only 8% of the populations language at home, almost half the population speaks Punjabi, as do many Sikh and other groups in India. Hindi, though it sounds like the word Hindu as in the foollwers of the religion, is just a language, and Muslims in India speak it as well as Hindus.

Dil Se roughly translates to "from the heart". Allah Rakha Rahman also comppsed all the other songs of the movie and has many other great songs to his credit as well, so buying the soundtrack is definitey worth it. Who knows, it may lead you to buy other soundtracks of Bollywood movies he has directed. He even helped with The Lord of The Rings musical and Broadway hit Bollywood dreams.

The music video to the song was a big hit, as well as the song, and features the main actor Shah Rukh Khan, ultimate top superstar of Bollywod, dancing with Indian model, Malaika Arora. The video has them dancing on top of a train (which the song is supposed to sound like) amid a beautiful backdrop of sensational scenery in the hill station Ooty, located in the sate of Tmail Nadu, India.

Neither of the actors actually sings the song which is the case for almost all Bollywood films. Instead they have professional playback singers who sing the songs and the actors just lip synch and dance to them. The actual singers are Sukhwinder Singh (male) and Sapna Aswathi (female vocals).

You could find a translation by searching for it (try the link: [...]). Since I've gone on long enough about one song, I'll just translate a little and explain the gist of the song according to the movie. The man has met a woman (not the woman singing with him on the train) and he sings about her and her attributes. For example, he says "she is like fragrance" (khushboo)and her language is like Urdu, since it considered a beautiful and poetic language in South Asia. Chayya means shadow. The song is about those whose heads are under the shadow of love and he's telling people to come to the shadows (of love). If you have a good ear you can make out the Arabic term for paradise JUNNAT since loving is like being in heaven.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
An absolute masterpiece! 17 Aug 2009
By Jahanzeb Farooq - Published on
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This is undoubtedly A.R.Rahman's BEST EVER album, a genius work from a genius composer. When this album, by the now Oscar winner A.R.Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), came out in 1998, it rocked the subcontinent with its sheer brilliance, the beats, the rhythm and the style. And believe me even though Slumdog Millionaire won two Oscars for its music, it is NOTHING in comparison to Dil Se, I repeat, NOTHING. Dil Se is a landmark album which is experienced once in decades. Every single of the five songs is a gem. Chaiyya Chaiyya (sung by Sukhwinder Singh, same singer who rocked Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire) became a over night blockbuster everywhere. It was later included in Spike Lee's "The Inside Man" (2006). This is the same song which impressed Andrew Lloyd Webber so much that he decided to get A.R.Rahman for his "Bombay Dreams". The title song has maestro himself at his best, arguably A.R.Rahman's biggest vocal hit. And check out the bass guitar in this song, mindblowingly awesome! E Ajnabi is a haunting song, soulful and mesmerizing. Satrangi Re is intriguing, stylish and boasts of some out of the world arrangements. Jiya Jale by the Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar is magical. I sincerely believes that if Dil Se..'s music qualified for Oscars, A.R.Rahman wouldn't have to waited 11 years to get it.

Summary: It is a MASTERPIECE. Do yourself a favor, go get this album right now and let it rock your world.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I'm autistic with this 25 May 2009
By Duchess of Dreams - Published on
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This is my new fave music. Every track is great. Chaiyya Chaiyya is the most well known because of the train dance number from the movie (classic) but my particular favourite is Dil Se Re. It's great driving music but you want to be careful not to get into any spontaneous Bollywood dance moves; makes for erratic driving, but so much fun! E Ajnabi makes me want to go out and buy a frame drum so I can sing and drum and moan. Haunting. I don't think you can go wrong with any music by AR Rahman. AND the customer service from Amazon with MP3 downloads is excellent.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
refreshing and mood enhancing 28 Aug 2009
By Nitin Kallikat - Published on
Format: Audio CD
All those non Indian audience swept away by the Slumdog Rahman experience HAS to listen to this album to realize the potential of Mr. Rahman. Slumdog really seems like a fairly ordinary creation compared to this. No wonder we were so pleasantly surprised when it was slumdog that made Rahman known! It was hardly his best.

Dil Se has 5 rocking songs - each one of them varied, amazing and timeless. Chaiyya Chaiyya is already known as part of Inside Man soundtrack too. My personal favorite is the song Dil Se sung by Rahman himself.

Also once you savor the beauty of the audio, do try to get mesmerized by the visuals of the song and the movie itself (although the movie itself was not a box office hit, but a wonderful film according to me)

Also check out the soundtrack of Rahman's first feature film- Roja (in Hindi or Tamil). It really is his sweetest offering till date for me :)
Great music 4 Mar 2013
By Elizabeth A. Lambert - Published on
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I enjoy this genre and have never been disappointed with AR Rahman. I also love the convenience of saving my purchases to the cloud.
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