Amit Trivedi, happy birthday!

The Ishaqzaade music composer turns 33 today

Amit Trivedi was born on July 11, 1979. He debuted as a film composer with Aamir (2008). The Rajeev Khandelwal-starrer won critical acclaim and Trivedi got noticed for his unusual compositions. In 2009, he shot to fame with his work for Anurag Kashyap’s Dev.D. The Abhay Deol-Kalki Koechlin film bagged Trivedi loads of acclaim and several awards, including 2010’s National Film Award for Best Music Direction.

Amit started composing music when he was 19. In his college days he joined the music band Om. Trivedi also performed at local gigs, small shows and live concerts, composing music for television shows, various events and commercials. Eventually, film music came his way when his friend playback singer Shilpa Rao suggested his name to Anurag Kashyap, who wanted Amit to compose hatke music for Dev D. Amit delivered exactly what Kashyap wanted and the rest, as they say, is history. So far Trivedi has composed music for over 25 films including Wake Up Sid, Udaan, Aisha, Chillar Party, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and Ishaqzaade.

Today, the rising music star celebrates his 33rd birthday and we decided to translate some of his fun numbers into English to celebrate. Amit, we are sure, will be surprised to see his popular tracks getting lost in translation!

 Song :Ik tara Film: Wake Up Sid

Orey manva tu to bavra hai

Tu hi jaane tu kya sochta hai

Tu hi jaane tu kya sochta hai bavre

Kyun dikhaye sapne tu sote jaagte


Hey mind you are stupid

You only know what you think

You only know what you think you stupid

Why do you show us dreams while we are awake and asleep?


Jo barse sapne boond boond

Nainon ko moond moond

Kaise main chaloon, dekh na sakoon

Anjaane raastein


When dreams pour drop by drop

Eyes go blink-blink

How do I walk? I can’t see the unknown roads


Gunjasa hai koi iktara iktara, gunjasa hai koi iktara

Dheeme bole koi iktara iktara, dheeme bole koi iktara

Gunjasa hai koi iktara iktara, gunjasa hai koi iktara


Echoing one star, echoing one star

Slowly speaks one star, slowly speaks one star

Echoing is one star


Song: Aunty Ji Film: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

Abhi bhi hai jawani

Zara si hai purani

Hai fir bhi jawani honeyji

Sharam bhulake, haan thumka lagake

Karo na thoda man mani ji,


Now also is youth

A little it is old

And yet it is going to happen

Forget shyness, yes swing your hips

Why don’t you do what your mind feels like?


Abhi bhi tere gaal, gore gore

Lakho dilon pe dale dore dore

Dekho deewane huye ja rahe hai

Aadhe umar ke bhi chore chore

Haan baalon ki safedi se fikha kab hua hai


Aunty Ji aunty Ji.. Get up and dance..

Aunty Ji aunty Ji.. Get up and dance..


Now also your cheeks white-white

They cast spell on millions of hearts

See even now going crazy even the boys half your age

Yes, and since when the greys in your hair have started fading romance?

Oh Aunty, get up and dance!


Song: Chokra Jawaan Film: Ishaqzaade

Hua chokra jawaan re

Hua chokra jawaan re


The boy has become young

The boy has become young


Arrey chooza choo-choo karta hai, galiyon aur chubaro mein

Pheeka phaanki karta phire tu toh apne yaaro mein


Oye, the young bird does choo-choo, in the lanes and in the squares

You keep bluffing among your friends


Phenka bhaagi kuch nahin sach baat jo bayan ki

Dhahaad hai jawaan ki mardangi mastan ki

Oye, ab tu bhi maan le, naino ke jaam de

Oh aaja re aaja ja re aaja re aaja

Hua chokra jawaan re jawaan re jawaan re

Hua chokra jawaan re, hua chokra jawaan re


Bluffing is nothing when stated the truth

It’s the roar of the youth of manliness

Oye, even you should accept, the wine of the eyes

Oh you come, you come, you come

The boy has become young