An Amazing Song ‘Jhoom’ by Ali Zafar

I think this is the most romantic song I have ever heard, and I just feel like listening to it over an over again!  The lyrics of the song are as follows:

Ho ho maine tujhe dekha
Hasste hue gaalon mein
Bezar khayalon mein
Husn ke havaalon mein
Soni ke baalon mein
Morni ki chaalon mein
Matti ke pyaalon mein
Peetal ke thaalon mein
Jitni tu milti jaaye, utni lagey thodi thodi
Jab bhi tu le angdaayi, aake mil ori
Toh dil jhoom jhoom chale jhoom jhoom chale soneya soneya
Dil jhoom jhoom chale jhoom jhoom chale soneya soneya

Bachpan ke saavan beetay, ladakpan ki beeti dhaara
Jab mud ke dekha peechay, toh chhoota jeevan saara
Phir bhi teri aas pakad ke, har ik din guzaara hai
Teri ik nazar pe meri, saans ka sahara hai
Tumse binti karat hoon dil todo na hamara
Ke dil jhoom jhoom chale jhoom jhoom chale soneya soneya
Dil jhoom jhoom chale jhoom jhoom chale soneya soneya

Do matwale nainon humaare, teri hi raah takat hain pyaare
Mann ki mere preet bujhaaye, tann ki mere sej saja re
Sochat kya re, hum toh haare
Baar baar har daal daal, har dagar karun tera intezaar
Ke dil jhoom jhoom chale jhoom jhoom chale soneya soneya
Dil jhoom jhoom chale jhoom jhoom chale soneya soneya

Ho ho maine tujhe dekha
Subah ke ujaalon mein
Nadiya mein naalo mein
Lamho mein saalon mein
Pyaar karne walo mein
Junoon mein jiyaalo mein
Ishq ke malaalo mein
Zinda misaalo mein
Jitni tu milti jaaye, utni lagey thodi thodi
Zindagi ki dori maine, piya sang jodi
Ke dil jhoom jhoom chale jhoom jhoom chale soneya soneya
Dil jhoom jhoom chale jhoom jhoom chale soneya soneya
Dil jhoom jhoom chale jhoom jhoom chale .. soneya soneya ..

Jhoom is a soothing sufi song.  The comparisons in the first verse are just so beautiful.  He sees her in laughing face expressions, in his free thoughts, the references of great looks, her beautiful hair, walk of a peacock, cups of clay, plates of brass.  Here cups of clay has a deeper meaning,  it is perfection and skill that makes them look perfectly beautiful. The same perfection and skill is shown in her looks.

The third verse is more like a bridge between two main verses.  It talks about his pain when she is away from him, his two intoxicated eyes looking for her.  He has lost all hopes searching for her every time and now he just waits for her at every station in his life.

In the fourth verse he again compares her to some of the most beautiful things of nature.  The rising sun, the rivers and streams, in moments and years, in every lover, and in feelings of love. When he says “lamhon me saalon me” it means that he misses her in every second of his life for years and years.  Talking of “zinda misaalon me” – these are examples of love, but many have ended.  Therefore, he compares his love with those that are alive, this shows his hope, hope for his love.

The lines “jitni tu milti jaaye, utni lage thodi thodi” are the most beautiful lines of the song and shows his insatiable love, that every glimpse of her in all the nature around him is less for him.  He just wants more of her; he wants her with him forever.

“Dil jhoom jhoom chale jhoom jhoom chale soneya” means that his intoxicated heart just sways and swings to its tune, and misses her and thinks of her in every beat.

I hope you guys enjoy the song as much as I do.  I have attached the link to the video of the song.  Enjoy!


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  1. #1 by Shahid on July 29, 2011 - 7:45 am

    i couldn’t agree more. its an excellent song with regards to lyrics and musical composition. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. #2 by ZAINAB BATOOL on September 3, 2011 - 4:58 am

    amazing song.i really enjpy it it soothes the heart.keep on doining work nice as you done before.BEST OF LUCK TO U FOR UR WORK. LUV THIS SONG.

  3. #3 by নীল on September 22, 2011 - 10:04 pm

    Awesme explanation of the song 🙂 i loved it . thank you

  4. #4 by Bilal salim on May 1, 2012 - 5:58 pm

    Actually it has much deeper meaning. He misses her whenever he sees someone smiling ( it can take two meaning here;either he misses her smile , or he misses how she used to put smile on his face) He misses her so much that he can literally see her whenever he is lost in his thoughts.Another interpretation can be that he misses her whether he is among happy people or he is alone. He misses her whenever someone refers to beauty. Whenever , he sees someone beautiful , he misses her . He misses the way she walked. He misses when he drinks something ( matti ka pyala is used for drinking water) , or whenever he eats something( peetal ka thal )
    Or maybe he wanted to allude to the perfection of clay cup & shine/beauty of “petal ka thal” )

  5. #5 by Anusha Kulkarni on May 15, 2012 - 11:56 am

    i wonder how ali zafar managed to make this song so soulful !! i can literally feel this song !! every word in this song is soo meaningful that i can feel every emotion !!! this is absolutely wonderful !!!!

  6. #6 by maryam on April 24, 2015 - 7:08 am

    I disagree…he clearly is looking/searching for something in everything he sees, feels, hears, senses and so forth…
    yes its true..the song’s deep but not because hez reminded of the loved one but instead of the *love…

    Mohabbat that is to say…in urdu…
    read the lyrics again…
    even the starting would do =)

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