CHALLA KI LABDA PHIRE.....a PUNJABI SONG.....

Lyrics & Chords

Movie: Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
Singer: Rabbi Shergill
Music: A R Rahman
Lyrics: Gulzar
Song: Challa Ki Labda Phire (Punjabi)

This is my first attempt to cover a PUNJABI song. The cover may have many flaws, especially diction. Please bear with me.

A rough translation of the lyrics obtained from the net:

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

Friends I keep asking people  where is my home 

He roams around laughing smiling 

He roams around crying 

He keeps wandering roaming on different streets or lanes

You are here for every one 

But here no one is yours 

He keeps wandering roaming on different streets or lanes

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

Friends I keep asking people  where my home is 

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

Seven colors 

Like twittering of the nightingales

Even though I carry shadow my feet burns in Sun

Seven colors 

Like twittering of the nightingales

Even though I carry shadow my feet burns in Sun

Now in black clouds he sees moon

And listens to the voice of mute winds

Friends my lover lives somewhere here close by 

I cannot see her, but I smell her fragrance

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

Friends I keep asking people  where my home is 

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

Neither union nor separation happened 

prisoners of love never get freedom 

she promised me to meet me in dreams

but I could not sleep the whole night

my breath has become heavy hard

my pulse has slowed bit 

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

Friends I keep asking people  where my home is 

He roams around laughing smiling 

He roams around crying 

He keeps wandering roaming on different streets or lanes

You are here for every one 

But here no one is yours 

He keeps wandering roaming on different streets or lanes

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

What am I looking for like a mad lover 

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Krishnadas P said

Well sung, Menon sir… No knowledge to comment on diction.
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Anand Sawkar said

Is it your Your first song in PUNJABI ? it’s brilliant. well attempt.

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Rajesh Pandya ( kuchh naya har bar ) said

Menonji,
Very brave try…….Ye to south mein baithe baithe north ko yaad kar diya……Yaaaaaa jod diya aur bandh diya samaaaaaaaa……Thanks brother for giving something new……Tried really hard for same ….Thanks for sharing.
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Madhukar Mehta said

Menon ji; Wah bhai, new language and on top of the modern style of arrangement…. felt like you were performing on the stage live…… while the band playing behind!! Nice, enjoyable performance….

Keep on rocking….

Madhukar
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Saroj Nair said

congrats on your new punjabi upload Srikumaran…
very good attempt and wouldnt know about the diction… eventhough can understand a little… :)

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Muzaffar Naqvi Pro user said

Sir Ji one new song after another. Way to go. Glad at your high spirited singing expedition these days. Very folk song but made with modern instrumentation and arrangement. Enjoyed it in your voice.

The only hitch: Sir Ji the original has clear cut Phire all throughout the song….why Firrey?

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Seema & lk - ♫ fuzzy...!!!.......♥ said

Hi Srikumaran ji
Your maiden ‘Panjabi’ cover is superb
very pleasing to ears……
you have sung with great feel……
cheers!!
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Muhammed.nana. Muftah.el.khair. said

Dear Menon Bhaiji…i still have problem to understand hindi urdu and you come with Punjabi lol…it’s clear that you don’t want me to understand nothing :-) just joke…very nice singing and love your expression here…keep up n pls keep sharing…hugss
SALAM.DEAREST ALL,MY NAME IS MUFTAH EL KHAIR.
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Chandrasekharan Nair(always with music) Pro user said

Menonsir. Well sung by you this Punjabi song. I think Punjabi songs are normally fast numbers. You have rendered it with real feel and punch. Enjoyed a lot. It is very interesting to say about our India with such a number of languages.All are in different style.
Be always with a music mind to be a good person

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Anirban said

Menon ji, wonderful surprise from you. Liked your style and cover overall. Good on energy and diction. Not that I am an expert in punjabi diction but to me you sounded natural for the most part.

Thanks
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Shaniruh said

Menonji…Nice to see you attempting new songs….very well performed ….enjoyed this Punjabi song in your voice and style :)

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Srikumaran Menon Pro user said

Anand: Yes, it is my first cover in Punjabi. Thank you very much.

Rajesh: South or North….India is the best and we are all Indians……nice to see your comments. Thanks for the same.

Madhukar: I am glad you felt like live singing with orchestra behind. Thanks for the appreciation, Madhukar.

Saroj: Thanks Saroj….

Muzzafar Saheb: Glad that there is only one flaw in the diction and thanks for pointing out. Thanks for your comments, Muzzafar saheb…

lk: Thank you very much, lk….

Tahy: Nice…you enjoyed my singing. Thanks for the same…Tahy….

Chandran: Thanks Chandran. Yes we Indians are all united in diversity. That is the charm of our country. Thanks for your comments.

Anirban: Thanks for your comments, Anirban….

Shaniruh: Thanks Shaniruh for your comments.

Thanks everyone for the L&F….

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Vimala chandrasekharan (busy) said

Menon Ji,

Nice peppy number….
You’ve sung with the apt feel.
Enjoyed:)
vimala
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Harish Bhasin Pro user said

What a song pick! Hats off to you Menon Ji for attempting this song. you have sung with good expressions, it’s not easy to cover Rabbi’s songs. Good attempt! CHEERS!!
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Khawer Khilji Pro user said

Menon bhai- That was lovely rendition Menon bhai. Nice lyrics and very hot song these days. Liked it very much.

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Neil swanson.. Still not doing well but keeping the faith .surgery looking re october thanks for the prayers and well wishes ! Pro user said

MR Menon u rocked on this. never heard this
peice but a great song and vibe comes through.
agree with comment.s ur singing always a pleasure sir…2 thumbs up . and thanks for
the linkeden hook up god bless NEIL
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♪♪♪ praveen Pandit ♪♪♪ said

Menon ji, you are totally different than others!!!at this age you showing so much enthusiasm to sing all the generation songs….We should be ashamed for not daring to sing such songs….you are an IDOL for all of us in this forum…great going Menon ji…Hats OFF to you!!!!
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Gopu. k said

dear srikumaranji
A real semi classical rocking type of song. First time listening to a punjabi song and by ARR. Hats of to ur multilingual singing. Enjoyed listening to ur rendition.
regards
gopu

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Thanks harishji for your appreciative comments……
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Thanks Khilji. I am glad that you liked it……
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Thanks Neil for your comments….
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Srikumaran Menon Pro user said

Praveen….thanks for the comments and the words of praise.

Music is Godly, which has no boundaries, age or generations; that is what I always think. Music is the bond between God and the universe, God is love and Music is love, therefore.

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Anjusarageorge said

One Punjabi song am familiar with:)"Thanks to SRK and the movie.Great attempt.

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Hema Shamal Pro user said

Nice Punjabi song,well sung,Menon Sir,liked it a lot!

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Chandrakant Page (on & off) said

SRIKUMARAN ji….
Kya baat hai….! Nice rendition.
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Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. (temporarily away) Pro user said

Great attempt of a Punjabi song Srikumaran ji. Congrats.
Very nice, vibrant and effortless singing by you.
Liked it.

Kind regards,
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Hemanth Kumar Pro user said

Nice attempt at a Punjabi ARR song, Srikumaran sir :-)…. Keep rocking :-)!!

Thanks and warm regards,

Hemanth

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Aparna Shibu (busy for a while...) said

Srikumaran ji,
Great attempt…. nicely sung…. enjoyed it in ur voice….

Regards
Aparna
Regards
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Asok kumar Bhaskaran said

looks like a mad lover roaming on different streets or lanes You are here for every one And here everyone is yours

I liked the song very much

asok

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