Dil Se

Dil Se

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1998
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar, Girish Puthencheri, Tejpal Kaur
Label: Venus
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Album Credits: PERCUSSION: Sivamani. DILRUBA: Saroja. SANTOOR: Seenu. HARMONY: Ganga, Kanchana, Febi, Seji, Anto, Chandran, Shrinivas, Noell, James. SOUND ENGINEERS: S. Sivakumar, More...
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Mani Ratnam. STORY: Mani Ratnam. SCREENPLAY: Mani Ratnam. DIALOGUE: Tigmanshu Dhulia, More...
 



Song Listing


 
Chhaiya Chhaiya
Singer: Sukhwinder Singh, Sapna Awasthi
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Filmi, Punjabi Folk, Hindi Folk
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Jiya Jale Jaan Jale
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, M.G. Sreekumar
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar, Girish Puthencheri
Genre: Sugam, Carnatic, Kerala Folk
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Dil Se Re
Singer: A.R. Rahman
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Filmi, Pop
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Ae Ajnabi
Singer: Udit Narayan, Mahalakshmi Iyer
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Sugam, Filmi
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Thayya Thayya
Singer: Sukhwinder Singh
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar, Tejpal Kaur
Genre: Filmi
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Satrangi Re
Singer: Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthy
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Filmi, Spanish
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • This was director Mani Ratnam's first Hindi film after a very successful run in Tamil films.
  • Before doing this film with Shah Rukh Khan, Mani Ratnam had talked to him about a film titled "Mast". Mani Ratnam had gotten Kajol on board for the film as well but abandoned it because he wasn't satisfied with the film's structure. He then proceeded to make this film with Shah Rukh. It was only later that the non-linear structure of the script of "Mast" fell in place and Mani Ratnam decided to make it in Tamil as "Alaipayuthey" (2000) instead. Shah Rukh ended up doing a cameo in the film "Saathiya" (2002), the Hindi remake of "Alaipayuthey".[1][MR17]
  • This was actress Preity Zinta's debut film. She was chosen for the film after Simran had turned down the role. However, the first film she had signed was "Kya Kehna!" (2000).[2]
  • This film was dubbed and released in Tamil as "Uyire" and in Telugu as "Premato".
  • Kajol was offered this film for the role that was eventually played by Manisha Koirala. She couldn't do the film since she didn't have the dates to fit it in.
  • This was A.R. Rahman and Gulzar's first film together and the beginning of a very successful partnership. However, they had worked together twice before. They had met for the first time during the recording of the music of the film "Sadma" (1983). Rahman was an assistant to music director Ilaiyaraaja at the time and played the keyboard for him. They had worked together again for the film "Waqia" by which time A.R. Rahman had become an independent music director. Directed by Shivendra Dungarpur and featuring actors Sanjay Kapoor and Karishma Kapoor, "Waqia" was later shelved.

    Song

  • Chhaiya Chhaiya - A.R. Rahman composed this song based on the verse "O Tere Ishq Nachaya Kar Ke Thhaiyan Thhaiyan" by the Sufi poet Bulleh Shah. Gulzar wrote in his lyrics later. Rahman has talked about using this technique of composing to Tamil poet, Subramanya Bharathi's, or Sufi poets' lyrics when he gets stuck while composing and needs an inspiration.
  • Chhaiya Chhaiya - This song was used in the opening credits of the Hollywood film "Inside Man" (2006). The rights for the song were bought for Rs. 1 crore. The story behind this transaction started with the making of Mani Ratnam's "Alaipaayuthey" (2000). Mani Ratnam had wanted to use a Backstreet Boy song in the film but the music label had quoted a steep price of Rs. 1 crore. A miffed Mani Ratnam had backed out and had a new piece composed for the scene instead. Many years later, when he was approached for the rights of "Chaiyya Chaiyya" for "Inside Man", Mani Ratnam quoted the same price of Rs. 1 crore and got it.[MR17]
  • Chhaiya Chhaiya - It was during the shooting of this song that cinematographer Santosh Sivan approached Shah Rukh Khan about working in his upcoming film "Asoka" (2001).[3][4]
  • Jiya Jale Jaan Jale - Shah Rukh Khan did not appear in some of the shots in this song featuring him and Preity Zinta. Years later, the song's choreographer, Farah Khan, revealed that they had to film some portions of the song without Shah Rukh because he had not shown up for the shoot. According to her, he developed cold feet because she had told him that he would have to emerge out of the water wearing just a dhoti. Shah Rukh's explanation for not making it to the shoot was that he had lost his way.[5]
  • Jiya Jale Jaan Jale - When Lata Mangeshkar visited Chennai to record this song, lyricist Gulzar was the only person she knew at A.R. Rahman's studio. Lata could not see Rahman in the mixing room from the singer's cabin. She was used to being able to visually communicate with music directors during recording and was very uncomfortable with this setup. Seeing her discomfort, Gulzar sat outside the glass door of the singer's cabin. Since he could see Rahman from this position, he proceeded to act as the sounding board between the singer and the music director.[MR29]
  • Jiya Jale Jaan Jale - A.R. Rahman had shared a preliminary recording of this song with Gulzar and asked him to translate the Malayalam language chorus in the interlude to Hindi. Gulzar liked the chorus so much that he suggested that the Malayalam chorus be retained as is and Rahman accepted his suggestion.[MR29]
  • Ae Ajnabi - This was singer Mahalakshmi Iyer's first major Hindi film song. She had debuted the previous year for the unreleased film "Dus" (1997).[6]
  • Ae Ajnabi - After recording Udit Narayan's lines in the song, Rahman had asked Gulzar for chorus lines to be sung by a female singer. He specifically asked Gulzar for words with the sound "pa". It was based on this brief that Gulzar came up with the line "paakhi paakhi pardesi".[MR29]
  • Satrangi Re - The team of Mani Ratnam, A.R. Rahman and Gulzar first explored the concept of seven shades of love in this film and particularly in this song. Mani Ratnam explored this concept further a couple of years later in the Tamil film song "Pachchai Nirame" ("Alaiypayuthe", 2000). The Hindi version of this song was the title song of "Saathiya" (2002), the remake of "Alaiypayuthe".[7]
  • Satrangi Re - This song included the recitation of a couplet by Ghalib - "Ishq Par Zor Nahin Hai Yeh Woh Aatish Ghalib Jo Lagaye Na Lage Aur Bujhaye Na Bane".



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