My recent exposure to Punjabi filmi music has left me asking, rather gasping, for more. First I saw this song on one of the numerous tv channels from a Punjabi film called ‘Sooha Jora’, where an actress was gyrating over a rotating bed (manji in Punjabi) with an actor who had an AK47 (Kalashnikov) in his hands and was looking at the gun with a lot more love and affection than the heroine. Poor woman was writhing, twisting, gyrating, spinning and rotating in every possible direction but it was not having much effect on our ‘man of steel’.
The lyric of the song goes something like this (I apologize if I end up massacring Punjabi language, but this is what I could have gathered in just one listening)
tainon pani naheen puchiya tay toon dudh lay le maine
meri long teri manji vich gawach gayee tay
main teri manji vich teen teen ratan labh dee phiran
These lines loosely translate to “I am sorry I did not ask you for water but you can try milk if you want to, my nose pin got lost in your bed and here I am in your bed for the past three days looking for that nose pin.”
The booty that the heroine shook while she was looking for that nose pin in that suggestively ruffled bed in yellow silk lacha can actually shake the universe. If you happen to see such an amazing display of dancing skills, where every part of the body was moving in a different direction, I am sure it will put you off dancing, sex and meat for the rest of your life.
As if this was not enough, I was sent a 35 second audio clip by Summaiyya which goes …
Naya Kalashnikov, nishana daz daz vaj da
Jidon main nachniya yar, tay mujra taan sajda
(New Kalashnikov makes crackling sound
and the mujra will only sparkle if I dance)
I have looked online for the full song but could not find it as I neither know the name of the film or the singer, if anyone happen to have this song or any such gem please share them with me, I was not aware of such poetic treasures that are being produced in Pakistan…
PS: This post does not intend to insult any language or culture, I only want to listen to more such songs, i know, i have a fabulous taste in music.