Saturday, January 30, 2010

अप्सरा आली - Apsara Aali...

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There are two versions of this song. Posting them both here.

Zee talkies awards performance (personal favourite and recommended) -


OST from the film-


कोमल काया की मोहमाया पुनव चांदणं न्हाले
सोन्यात सजले, रुप्यात भिजले रत्नप्रभा तनु ल्याले
ही नटली थटली जशी उमटली चांदणी रंगमहाली
मी यौवन बिजली पाहून थिजली इन्द्रसभा भवताली - 1

अप्सरा आली इन्द्रपुरी तुन खाली
पसरली लाली रत्नप्रभा तनु ल्याली
ती हसली गाली चांदणी रंगमहाली
अप्सरा आली पुनव चांदणं न्हाली- 2

छबीदार सुरत देखणी जणू हिरकणी नार गुलझार
सांगते उमर कंचुकी बापुडी मुकी सोसती भार
शेलटी खुणावी कटी तशी हनुवटी नयन तलवार - 3

ही रती मदभरली नारी ठिणगी शिणगाराची
कस्तुरी दरवळली दारी झुळूक ही वाऱ्याची
ही नटली थटली जशी उमटली चांदणी रंगमहाली
मी यौवन बिजली पाहून थिजली इन्द्रसभा भवताली - 4

अप्सरा आली इन्द्रपुरी तुन खाली
पसरली लाली रत्नप्रभा तनु ल्याली
ती हसली गाली चांदणी रंगमहाली
अप्सरा आली पुनव चांदणं न्हाली - 5

**Translation

(she has) soft and smooth body, is it an illusion OR is it silken starry night of full-moon's day,
endowed with skin glowing with radiance as if drenched in gold, silver and jewels,
she dressed up and appeared in front of us as if the star of venus,
(She says) I am the electrifying lightening of youth, who stunned the court of Indra Himself... - 1

Apsara (celestial nymph) has descended from heavens,
Thus ushered in the bright red colours of dawn due to her body studded with jewels,
she smiled, and the star of venus just got brighter,
Apsara has come, drenched in the calm moonlight... - 2

With her body is well sculpted, with beautiful face which is radiant like a precious diamond, She's a refreshing lady..
Her large and firm breasts in blouse speechlessly hint at her youth,
The delicate and dimpled chin resembles her curvaceously inviting backside and eyes are sharp as sword... - 3

she is Rati, a spark of erotica, overflowing with oomph..
she is fragrant like kastoori (musk) dispersed everywhere by cool breeze,
she dressed up and appeared in front of us as if the star of venus,
(She says)I am the electrifying lightening of youth, who stunned the court of Indra Himself... - 4

Apsara (celestial nymph) has descended from heavens,
(her coming) ushered in the bright red colours of dawn as if that of body studded with jewels,
she smiled, and the star of venus just got brighter,
Apsara has come, drenched in the calm moonlight...- 5

Poet - Guru Thakur
Singer - Bela Shende and Chorus
Music - Ajay-Atul
Choreographer - Phulva Khamkar
Film - Natarang (2010)

One of the very good songs from recent movie, Natarang... The laavni is written by Guru Thakur in style of legendary performer, Patthe Bapurao. The lyrics are extremely erotic, yet very subtle and suggestive, especially the description of the celestial nymph in third stanza... The metaphors used by Guru are so beautiful that once the meaning of the lines dawn, a wide smile of appreciation comes on the face of the listener..

This song is a treat for those who love music. The percussion of this song is especially worth applauding. The rhythm used is Keherva (8 beats per cycle) and organized in four levels of complexity (4, 8, 16, 24 beats in same cycle). Amazing organization of percussion by Ajay-Atul.

Bela Shende is exemplary with her voice. And Of course, Sonali Kulkarni.. man, she looks gorgeous.. From this song onwards, when I hear the word "Apsara" I associate Sonali Kulkarni from this song with that word.. Beautiful Album and fantastic movie...

**Edited later on 08/02/2010 to add a crude translation

4 comments:

Ace said...

Great song. good review !

scadza said...

Very good movie
Apsara Aali is fabulous.....
I request others to please put some crude translation of it.
Just providing some relevant cues and metaphors will help.

Very good review...thanks

thekoreaguide.com said...

You know ever since I have seen Natrang, m having sleepless nights.. specially this song..

And thanks a lot for providing the english translation.. That is what exactly I was looking for... Man Sonali Kulkarni is so gorgeous and so hot.. she is the first ever sensuous marathi actress I have ever seen...

kuthe hoti ga tu Sonali.... is this her first movie????

अवनीश एस तिवारी said...

Its really a good song - well written, music is combination of both - old and new, well picturised. Thanks for translation.