Kuchh Na Kaho song and details from movie 1942: A Love Story


Kuch Na Kaho song from movie 1942: A Love Story   

Movie: 1942: A Love Story (1994)

Lead Actors: Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala

Music: R. D. Burman

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Kumar Sanu, Lata Mangeshkar

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

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Translation of first few lines:

Do not say anything; Do not say anything at all. 
What is there to say; What is there to hear.
I know it; You know it too.
This moment of time seems to have come to a standstill.
In this moment there is nobody else
There is only me and there is only you. 

Related interesting information  

  • R.D. Burman the Composer:  The song was composed by musician Rahul Dev Burman (commonly known as R.D. Burman). Songs of this movie were one of his last gifts to the world before he passed away at the age of only 54.  

  • Javed Akhtar: wrote simple but meaningful and deep lyrics for the song. He also wrote the lyrics of several other wonderful songs in this movie and many other movies. 

  • More like S. D. Brman : When director Vidhu Vinod Chopra heard R. D. Burman's initial music composition of this song, he did not like it. The director told Burman to be more like his father (S.D. Burman) for this movie.  R.D. Burman, who was a versatile and talented musician, delivered wonderful musical compositions for this song and several other songs of this  movie, which delighted the director and millions of people also. 

  • A Magical combination: The music composer, lyricist, singer Kumar Sanu, film director, set designers and various other people pooled together their talents to create this piece of art, which is simply magnificent.  

  • One of many beautiful Songs: This movie was highly acclaimed for its music,  picturization and lyrics. For Example, another popular and romantic song is called "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha" from the same movie. The movie has many wonderful songs.  

  • Setting of the song: Before the song, the lead character Naren (played by Anil Kapoor) ia waiting for his girlfriend to arrive when his friend informs him that he  saw Naren's sweetheart at the bus stop ready to leave town. Naren rushes to the bus stop, but the bus is already gone. He comes back dejected to the set where he was rehearsing for a play. He becomes emotionally overwhelmed to see his sweetheart a few minutes later. He is relieved to find out that she had gone to the bus stop to drop somebody else.   

  • Sad version of song: The song plays in the background as the lead male actor, played by Anil Kapoor, is taken up the steps to be hanged because he joins a group of freedom fighters working against the British rule. His sweetheart looks on along with a large crowd. The song was recorded after R.D. Burman passed away. Singer Lata Mangeshkar was in tears while recording the song because she could not record it while R. D. Burman was still alive. Watch the contrast in the two versions of the song. Click here for the sad version of the song.


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