Aaj Ki Raat Hai Baaki {Bollywood Mashup}


Aaj Ki Raat always reminds me a bit of “I Feel Love”, but this version really takes the 70s-80s thing and runs. Parveen Babi was a really hot Bollywood star in the 70s. She was the first Indian actress to have featured on TIME magazine’s cover, in 1975. All my Indian housemates at School were hot for her.

Priyanka Chopra is a more recent Bollywood star and former Miss World (2000). So, this combines two Bollywood sex goddesses. Priyanka made her Hindi film debut with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. I’ve seen the previews of this, but this give you a good idea of what a Bollywood film is like. Expect loads of Song and Dance as our hero defuses the nuclear Weapon.

Come on, serious suspension of disbelief is required for any bollywood flick!

This is a Remix of Aaj Ki Raat (featured in the film “Slumdog Millionaire”) by DJ Shai Guy.

I like the song anyway.

Bhangra for us Farangis (not Ferengi, they are the aliens on Star Trek) is traditional a Punjabi festival music. It’s been updated in the west with synthesisers and such. It became popular in England since the Bhangra clubs didn’t serve alcohol meaning they could have people who were underage and the clubs could stay open longer before liberalised opening hours.

Hindi Lyrics Translation
Aaj Ki Raat
Here is the song ‘Aaj Ki Raat’ from movie ‘slumdog millionaire’.
Shaam hai, jaam hai, aur hai nasha
The evening is redolent with wine and seduction

Tan bhi hai man bhi hai pighla hua
Body and heart are molten

Chhayi hai rangeeliyan
The atmosphere is colorful and addictive

Phir bhi hain betabiyaan
Yet there is a restlessness

Kyun dhadakta hai dil, kyun yeh kehta hai dil
Why does the heart beat so, why does it say

Deewana ko ab tak nahin hai yeh pata
The crazy lover has no idea as yet

Aaj ki raat hona hai kya
What’s to happen tonight?

Paana hai kya, khona hai kya
What will be gained, what will be lost?

Aaj ki raat
Tonight

Do ghadi mein hi yahan jaane kya hoga
Anything can happen here in a matter of minutes

Jo hamesha tha mera bhi mera hoga?
The one who was always mine, will he still be mine?

Kaun kiske dil mein hai faisla hoga
Who is in whose heart will be decided tonight

Faisla hai yahi jeet hogi meri
It’s decided, I will be the winner

Oh Deewana ko ab tak nahin hai yeh pata
The crazy lover has no idea as yet

Aaj ki raat hona hai kya
What’s to happen tonight?

Paana hai kya, khona hai kya
What will be gained, what will be lost?

Aaj ki raat
Tonight

Aao main tumse kahoon baat chupke se
Come, let me tell you something in secret

Rang badlegi pal mein raat chupke se
The night will change colors secretly

Tumko le jaaonga phir saath chupke se
I will take you away secretly

Jaaoge tum kahan, dekho main hoon yahan
Where will you go? Look, I am here!

Deewana ko ab tak nahin hai yeh pata
The crazy lover has no idea as yet

Aaj ki raat hona hai kya
What’s to happen tonight?

Paana hai kya, khona hai kya
What will be gained, what will be lost?

To hear the actual track that inspired this post: go here.

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