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A haunting song in Subha Mudgal’s powerful voice that tears me up every single time I listen.It is from a brilliant movie “Raincoat” by Rituparno Ghosh.It is impossible to not fall in love with this song when the movie opens. Besides the powerful voice and a simple arrangement, it succinctly weaves the whole story into simple lyrics.
Here is a summary:
It talks about Krishna leaving Mathura, where he is the King, to go back to Gokul, in order to meet his beloved, Radha. It describes the pangs of love that so suddenly encompass Krishna that he renounces his regalia and kingly duties and feels the need to head to Gokul in the middle of the night, while his people watch in dismay. Radha on the other hand is a house-wife now, engrossed in her daily chores. She has long wiped off the tears of separation.
Poet asks Krishna repeatedly : Oh lord of Mathura!Why do u wish to go to Gokul now?Why do you want to bring back those painful memories once again?……….
And here is my version of it(This song sees the light of the day after many software crashes, having an extremely bad quality mic didn’t help either. Please bear with the very-far-from-perfect recording quality :-))
Music: Debajyoti Mishra
Lyrics: Rituparno Ghosh
Original Singer: Subha Mudgal
Unplugged version : Kavitha Nagarajan
Disclaimer: I am not a native hindi-speaker. Please provide feedback on any diction issues.Thanks.
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