Baawara Mann (बावरा मन)


Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

Song : Baawara Mann (बावरा मन)
Singer : Swanand Kirkire (Also by Shubha Mudghul)
Lyricist : Swanand Kirkire
Music Director : Shantanu Moitra
Album : Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi – Original Sound Track (OST)
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This is one song that has haunted ever since I heard it the first time while watching that movie. Though I didn’t like the movie much – it was great idea/story but I think it was handled rather superficially/immaturely. Though it was brilliantly performed by all the actors – KK and Chitrangada were just too good. Anyway! This Song is outstanding though – just out of this world. Shubha Mudgal also has sung this song in her powerful vocals; but I like Swanand Kirkire’s version a lot more. It has certain transcendental haunting tonal quality to his voice that can only be experienced, cannot be explained!

I almost made its cassette play 20-22 times at a stretch before it finally gave up in my cassette deck. I vividly remember how desperately I was looking for ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ CD in all music stores and after days of search finally I got the CD in Music World. Remember how excited I was after finally getting that CD.

This one song itself made me big fan of this man called “Swanand Kirkire”; and I had never heard about him before. When I learnt that he himself wrote the lyrics as well, I was more than impressed. In fact, he’s better known as a lyricist these days, but the man is really versatile and an amazing singer with his own distinct, unique & haunting voice.

The lyrics are about crazy mind and crazy dreams…theme that is so close to my heart and love the way that deep voice comes from within… A song that I can completely relate to, a song that simply takes over me…a song that is in class of its own! This song flows in simple words…yet so effective & touching….and Swanand’s soulful voice does full justice to his own words, not to forget awesome tune by Shantanu! The song talks about dreams, aspirations of a crazy mind; and yearns for a crazy companion in the sane crowd. I just love these lines –

बावरे से इस जहाँ में बावरा एक साथ हो,
इस सयानी भीड़ में बस हाथोमें तेरा हाथ हो,
बावरी सी धुन हो कोई, बावरा एक राग हो …

Don’t you want to find that special someone to find sanity in your craziness? Just to hold your hand and be there….just to believe in your dreams; no matter how crazy they may seem to the sane world… This song is an anthem for all those crazy dreamers…

The lyrics –


बावरा मन देखने चला एक सपना
बावरा मन देखने चला एक सपना…

बावरे से मन की देखो बावरी है बातें,
बावरे से मन की देखो बावरी है बातें,
बावरी सी धड़कने है बावरी है सांसे,
बावरी सी करवटों से निंदिया क्यों भागे
बावरे से नैन चाहे, बावरे झरोकों से
बावरे नज़ारोको तकना …..

बावरा मन देखने चला एक सपना
बावरा मन देखने चला एक सपना…

बावरे से इस जहाँ में बावरा एक साथ हो,
इस सयानी भीड़ में बस हाथोमें तेरा हाथ हो,
बावरी सी धुन हो कोई, बावरा एक राग हो ,
बावरे से पैर चाहे बावरे तरानोके
बावरे से बोल पे थिरकना…

बावरा मन देखने चला एक सपना
बावरा मन देखने चला एक सपना…

बावरा सा हो अंधेरा बावरी खामोशीया,
बावरा सा हो अंधेरा बावरी खामोशीया,
थरथराती लौं हो मध्ध्म, बावरी मदहोशिया ..
बावरा एक घुंघटा चाहे, हौले हौले बिन बताये,
बावरे से मुखडे से सरकाना …..

बावरा मन देखने चला एक सपना
बावरा मन देखने चला एक सपना…

You can listen to this song here –

I can listen to that one song endlessly and just keep dreaming! 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Baawara Mann (बावरा मन)

  1. suparna says:

    i second (third?) that

    Swanand seems to have sm fascination for the ‘haathon mein haath’ image na – repeats that in the title track of Khoya… “ke aaj haath thaam lo, ek haath ki kami khali”..

  2. Susheel says:

    Yes this haunting song moves me in a way that can’t be explained. It resonates through my mind as if it is some long forgotten memory of something that never happened or echoes some innate desire which can’t be put in words.
    Very nice posts on your blog 🙂

  3. Abhijeet says:

    Hey..this is unusual for me…but i’d be forever thankful if u cud just forward me the song baawara mann…have looked all over the internet,but cant find em…came across it on youtube for the first time..and its driving me insane….dont wanna leave it be…and i NEED TO have the song!!both male and female versions…my id is maverick_23@rediffmail.com..please oblige….thanks…

  4. jui says:

    बावरे से इस जहाँ में बावरा एक साथ हो,
    इस सयानी भीड़ में बस हाथोमें तेरा हाथ हो,

    these lines is just……….. fantastic…
    very true…
    अजून काय हव असत माणसाला आयुष्यात…………………………….

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