Virah – Love through separation – Song

I’ve been watching this TV Series on Amazon Prime – Bandish Bandits – which follows the journey of a young man who, through his hard work, struggles, failures, and overcoming his insecurities, reaches the pinnacle of success.  

While the series was an entertaining watch, the music itself was astounding and never thought I’d be mesmerized by Hindustani classical music! In the final episode, and at a critical juncture in the story, this song comes up. I was spellbound; the song, the lyrics, had so much depth and pain. The most exciting part is the name of the composition, the Hindi word – Virah. As I have learned, it is a unique word to the Hindi language, and it is hard to find an exact translation. It is one of those words where the meaning is in the state of the mind of the listener. For me, it stood for the loneliness and love that arises out of separation. In my 5th day of room isolation, away from family, this emotion resonated with me.

So as I have done in the past, I share the song, lyrics, and translation of the lyrics.

Virah – Bandish Bandits

Lyrics and Translation

Rang Rang Rang!
Rang Rang Rang!
Rang Rang!
Rang!

Colour, Colour, Colour!
Colour, Colour, Colour!
Colour, Colour!
Colour!

Ae Ri Sakhi Mein Ang Ang
Aaj Rang Dar Du
Hey! Ae Ri Sakhi Mein Ang Aang
Aaj Rang Dar Du

Oh my beloved, in my every part
Let me pour this Colour
Oh my beloved, in my every part
Let me pour this Colour

Apne Jee Se Prem Rang
Kase Main Utar Du
Oh Ae Ri Sakhi

From my being the Colour of Love
How do I let it go?
Oh my beloved!

Tere Bina Kahi Bhi Na
Vyakul Mann Lage
Birhan Sur Taal Saaj
Aaj Tere Aage

Without you no where does
This restless mind settle
Separated are my
Melody, rhythm and instrument
Are today in front of you

Naina Ko Chain Nahi
Ren Ren Jage
Ik Paal Mein Tut Jaye
Sass Ke Ye Dhage

Eyes calm find not
Stay awake always
In a moment may break
Threads of my breath

Tu Jo Muh Fere Sakhi
Dheh Pran Tyage
Pal Pal Tu Dekhe Mujhe
Zindagi Gujar Du

If you leave me O Beloved!
This body being I’ll leave
With every moment of your glance
Lifetime spend will I

Hey! Ae Ri Sakhi Mein Aang Aang
Aaj Rang Dar Du
Apne Jee Se Prem Rang
Kase Main Utar Du
Oh Ae Ri Sakhi

Oh my beloved, in my every part
Let me pour this Colour
From my being the Colour of Love
How do I let it go?
Oh my beloved!

Ae Ri Sakhi!
Ae Ri Sakhi!
Ae Ri Sakhi!
Oh Ae Ri Sakhi..

O my Beloved!
O my Beloved!
O my Beloved!
O my Beloved!

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