Songs
Dholna

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ḍhōlnā
Beloved
00 :34
kab tak cup baiṭhēṁ ab  kuch hai bōlnā
kuch tum bōlō kuch ham bōlēṁ ō ḍhōlnā
[both lines x3]
mar jānā thā yah bhēd nahīṁ thā khōlnā
ō ḍhōlnā  ō ḍhōlnā 
kab tak cup baiṭhēṁ ab  kuch hai bōlnā
kuch tum bōlō kuch ham bōlēṁ ō ḍhōlnā
Sitting silent since so long, now something must be said
You say something, I say something, beloved
[both lines x3]
I rather die than reveal this secret
Ah, the swinging … oh, beloved …
Sitting silent since so long, now I must say something
You say something, I say something, beloved
02 :08
 cār qadam  tum thē,
 cār qadam  ham thē
[both lines x2]
 cār qadam  lēkin,
sau mīlōṁ  kyā kam thē
phir us  qadam qadam  dil  ḍōlnā
hāy ḍōlnā  ō ḍhōlnā 
kab tak cup baiṭhēṁ ab  kuch hai bōlnā
kuch tum bōlō kuch ham bōlēṁ ō ḍhōlnā
[both lines x2]
I was a couple of steps away from you
You were a couple of steps away from me
[both lines x2]
But (compared to) these few steps,
how short a hundred miles are!
And on top of that stepping, this constant swinging of the heart
Ah, the swinging … oh, beloved …
Sitting silent since so long, now something must be said
You say something, I say something, beloved
[both lines x2]
03 :37
 jīt gaē tum ham ,
ham hār gaē is dil 
[both lines x2]
āyā hai āj labōṁ  yah pyār baṛī muśkil 
is pyār mēṁ hamkō pāgal na kar chōṛnā
na chōṛnā, ō ḍhōlnā
kab tak cup baiṭhēṁ ab  kuch hai bōlnā
kuch tum bōlō kuch ham bōlēṁ ō ḍhōlnā
[both lines x2]
mar jānā thā  bhēd nahīṁ thā khōlnā
ō ḍhōlnā  ō ḍhōlnā 
kab tak cup baiṭhēṁ ab  kuch hai bōlnā
kuch tum bōlō kuch ham bōlēṁ ō ḍhōlnā
Look, I prevailed over you
and lost against this heart
[both lines x2]
This love came to my lips today, through great difficulty
Don't leave, crazily in love
Don't leave, oh beloved
Sitting silent since so long, now something must be said
You say something, I say something, beloved
[both lines x2]
I rather die than reveal this secret
Ah, the swinging … oh, beloved …
Sitting silent since so long, now something must be said
You say something, I say something, beloved

Dholna (Hindi:ढोलना, Urdu: ڈھولنا) is a song from the 1997 Indian romantic film Dil To Pagal Hai.

The song's lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi, and the music was composed by Uttam Singh.

The background singers are Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan.

The word ḍhōlnā means a small pendant or jewelled amulet, in the form or a drum or a miniature copy of the Quran. Figuratively, it is also used to refer to someone beloved.

The video clip shows the two main movie protagonists, Rahul and Pooja, (interpreted by Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit respectively), who are members of a dance troupe that are becoming intimate.

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