Dekhte Dekhte

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dēkhtē-dēkhtē
Right Before my Eyes
00 :18
raj  rulāyā, raj  ham̐sāyā
maiṁ  dil khō , iśq kamāyā
mām̐gā  us , ēk sitārā
ham  zamīn , cām̐d bulāyā
(She/he/they) made me cry, and laugh, until I had my fill
I earned love by losing my heart
When (she/he/they) just asked me for a star
I made the moon appear on earth
00 :36
 ām̐khōṁ  / hāy
  ām̐khōṁ  ik pal na ōjhal huē [x2]
lāpatā  gaē, dēkhtē-dēkhtē
(She/he/they) who, from my eyes / … ah!
(She/he/they) who who weren't hidden from my eyes for even a moment
sudddenly dissappeared, before my own eyes
00 :54
sōctā hūm̐ 
sōctā hūm̐ ki  kitnē māsūm thē [x2]
kyā  kyā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
sōctā hūm̐ ki  kitnē māsūm thē
kyā  kyā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
sōctā hūm̐ ki  kitnē māsūm thē [x2]
kyā  kyā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
I think …
I keep on thinking how naïve/innocent (she/he/they) were [x2]
What have (she/he/they) become right in front of me?
I think on how innocent (she/he/they) were
What have (she/he/they) become right in front of me?
I think on how innocent (she/he/they) were [x2]
What have (she/he/they) become right in front of me?
01 :33
  kahtē thē bichṛēṁgē na ham kabhī [x2]
kyā  kyā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
alvidā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
sōctā hūm̐ 
(She/he/those) who were saying that I would never be estranged
What have (she/he/they) become right in front of me?
The goodbye happened right in front of me?
I think …
02 :10
ēk maiṁ ēk , aur śāmēṁ kaī
cām̐d rauśan thē tab āsmān mēṁ kaī
[both lines x2]
yāriyōṁ   dariyā utar bhī gayā
aur hāthōṁ mēṁ bas rēt  rah gaī
(She/he/they) and I were one, and the evenings were many
There were many shining moons then in the sky
[both lines x2]
Those waters of intimacy waned too
and only sand has remained in my hands
02 :37
kōī pūchē ki  / hāy
kōī pūchē ki ham  xatā kyā huī
kyūm̐ xafā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
May someone ask … / ah!
May some one ask if it was my fault
Why did (she/he/they) get upset with me right before my eyes?
02 :51
ātē-jātē thē  sām̐s ban  kabhī [x2]
 havā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
 havā  gaē  / hāy
(She/he/those) who, made breath, were once coming and going
turned into air right before my eyes
(She/he/they) became air … / ah!
03 :18
 havā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
alvidā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
lāpatā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
kyā  kyā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
(She/he/they) became air right before my eyes
the goodbye happened right before my eyes
She disappeared right before my eyes
What have (she/he/they) become right before my eyes?
03 :36
jīnē marnē  ham thē vajah aur hamīṁ [x2]
bē-vajah  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē
I was, myself, the reason for life and death,
(but) become groundless right before my eyes
03 :50
sōctā hūm̐ 
sōctā hūm̐ ki  kitnē māsūm thē
kyā  kyā  gaē dēkhtē-dēkhtē [x3]
kyā  kyā  gaē 
I think …
I keep on thinking how naïve/innocent (she/he/they) were
What have (she/he/they) become right in front of me? [x3]
What have (she/he/they) become …

Dekhte Dekhte (Hindi: देखते-देखते, Urdu: دیکھتے~دیکھتے) "Before my Eyes / In Front ot Me / Suddenly" is a song used in the 2018 Bollywood film "Batti Gul Meter Chalu".

The song is basically a modern arrangement of a very famous qawwali created and performed by the Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

In turn, Nusrat took some parts, including the opening line, from a "nazm" by the Pakistani poet Shakeeb Jalali.

All along the song, the pronoun used for addressing is , which can be interpreted as "they", "she" or "he".

The music was arranged by Rochak Kohli and the lyrics, by Manoj Muntashir.

The singer in this video clip is Atif Aslam.

The video clip shows the romantic involvement of the movie's two main protagonists: Nauti, a fashion designer (played by Shraddha Kapoor), and "SK", a lawyer (Shahid Kapoor).

The video was published by T-Series.