Songs
Ram Chahe Leela

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rām cāhē līlā
Ram Wants Leela
00 :35
rām cāhē līlā cāhē
līlā cāhē rām
in dōnōṁ  lav mēṁ,
duniyā  kyā kām?
[all stanza x2]
Ram wants Leela,
Leela wants Ram.
In the love of these two,
what business does the world have?
[all stanza x2]
00 :52
in   phaṁḍā hai [simple]  yār:
gōlī mārō  paṁgā,
ām̐kh mārō  pyār
They have just a simple-ish principle, friend:
shoot/ignore, then (there is) fight
wink, then (there is) love
00 :58
rām cāhē līlā cāhē,
līlā cāhē rām
in dōnōṁ  lav mēṁ,
duniyā  kyā kām
Ram wants Leela,
Leela wants Ram.
In the love of these two,
what business does the world have?
01 :08
rakh [pocket] mēṁ ghōṛā,
 ghōṛē  lagām
[both lines x2]
rām cāhē līlā cāhē, līlā cāhē rām
Keep the gun in your pocket,
rein in your horse
[both lines x2]
Ram wants Leela, Leela wants Ram
01 :22
rām cāhē līlā cāhē,
līlā cāhē rām
in dōnōṁ  lav mēṁ,
duniyā  kyā kām
Ram wants Leela,
Leela wants Ram.
In the love of these two,
what business does the world have?
01 :29
[in rapid beat]
[mixing Gujarati terms]
ghan ghan ghan ghan, ,
mēgh  barsē
līlā na śrr̥ggār na tarsē
[cuṛlōṁ nathunī patlē kaṁdōrō]
śōbhnē rānī raṁg cakōrō
prēm paṁkhiṛā [chē ah] rām līlā
[vāntōṛē caṛhyā  ā] rām līlā rām līlā
[in rapid beat]
[mixing Gujarati terms]
Dhan, dhan, dhan, dhan, ho!
the raincloud/megh that showers,
craves Leela's adornments/passion, does it not?
Bracelet, nose-ring, a fine belly chain,
Beautiful woman, with the color of the chukar!
Ram and Leela are like lovebirds
Ram and Leela are in full fervor
01 :43
lagēṁ sārē duśman,
dikhē sab mēṁ cōr  cōr
[both verses x2]
tērī [balcony] mēṁ baiṭhā ēk mōr
mōrōṁ ki hai [mistake],
rām līlā badnām
ē mhārā rām!
ē līlā rām!
All seem enemies
I see a thief inside everyone
[both verses x2]
In your balcony there is a peacock sitting
It is the peacock's fault
(that) Ram and Leela (are) infamous
Oh, my Ram!
Oh, Leela-Ram!
02 :10
rām cāhē līlā cāhē,
līlā cāhē rām
in dōnōṁ  lav mēṁ,
duniyā  kyā kām?
Ram wants Leela,
Leela wants Ram.
In the love of these two,
what business does the world have?
02 :31
bulēṭ bhī ēk
aur ēk  hai jān  jān
[both lines x2]
har bulēṭ  likhā marnē vālē  nām
gōlī  gōlī  dēṁ,   karē aisā kām
rām līlā, rām līlā [x8]
There is one bullet,
and there is only one life
[both lines x2]
On each bullet, the name of the person it kills is written
Bullets make bullets run, they have such an effect
Ram-Leela, Ram-leela [x8]
02 :55
rām cāhē līlā cāhē,
līlā cāhē rām
in dōnōṁ  lav mēṁ,
duniyā  kyā kām?
Ram wants Leela,
Leela wants Ram.
In the love of these two,
what business does the world have?
03 :08
[in Gujarati]
[ jōgī jōg mukī magan māyā ]
[ghēlō thaī gayō ā śvēt kāy ]
līlā[manan karē  ēkj nām]
raghupti rāghav rājā rām
rām līlā rām līlā rām līlā rām
rāmlīlā rāmlīlā
rām līlā, rām līlā [x12]
[in Gujarati]
[Aye, letting down my guard, I concentrate on you]
[I got lost in your beautiful appearance]
[Leela is just chanting one name, which is:]
[Oh, Lord Ram, King the House of Raghu!]
Ram-Leela, Ram-Leela, Ram-Leela, Ram
Ram-Leela, Ram-Leela,
Ram Leela, Ram Leela [x12]

Ram Chahe Leela (Hindi:राम चाहे लीला, Urdu: رام چاہے لیلا) "Ram Wants Leela" is a song from the 2013 Hindi-language Bollywood tragic romance film "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela".

The song was written by the lyricist duo Siddharth-Garima, and the music was composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

The background singer is Bhoomi Trivedi

The movie is essentially a replay of the Shakespearean drama "Romeo And Juliet", with a modern Gujarati flavor.

The video clip shows scenes of the movie where the main male character, Ram (played by Ranveer Singh) drunkenly cheers the performance of a Mujra dancer.
The dancer is the actress Priyanka Chopra doing an "item number" in the movie.

The song contains many words and whole verses in Gujarati language. Also a voice-off announcer makes comments in Gujarati after and before the dance.

The lyrics constantly make puns with "Ram", the name of the male protagonist, and also the name of the epic Hindu deity Ram or Rama.
Even the names of Ram and Leela are joined together the same way the names of Ram and Sita (Rama's wife and central female character in the Ramayana epic) are combined in Hinduism.

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