तुम्हें दिल्लगी
Tumhe Dillagi

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तुम्हें दिल्लगी
Your Amusement
00 :28
तुम्हें दिल्लगी भूल जानी पड़ेगी [x2]
कभी दिल किसी से लगा कर तो देखो
तुम्हें दिल्लगी भूल जानी पड़ेगी
कभी दिल किसी से लगा कर तो देखो
तुम्हें दिल्लगी भूल जानी पड़ेगी [x2]
कभी दिल किसी से लगा कर तो देखो
तुम्हारे ख़यालों की दुनिया यही है
ज़रा मेरी बाँहों में  कर तो देखो
You will have forgotten about amusement [x2]
Sometime, start getting in love with someone and see
You will have forgotten about amusement
Sometime, start getting in love with someone and see
You will have forgotten about amusement [x2]
Sometime, start getting in love with someone and see
The world of your imagination is right here
Just come a little into my arms and see
02 :06
देख के मुझे क्यूँ तुम देखते नहीं
यारा ऐसी बे-रुख़ी, हाँ, सही तो नहीं
रात दिन जिसे माँगा था दुआओं में
देखो ग़ौर से कहीं मैं वही तो नहीं
Having seen me, why aren't you seeing me?
Friend, would such ruthlessness not exist, yeah!
He whom you asked for in (your) prayers, day and night
Look carefully, perchance I might be him
02 :34
मैं वह रंग हूँ जो चढ़ के
कभी छूटे 
[both lines x2]
I'm that dye/color which, once set,
shall never fade
[both lines x2]
02 :48
तुम्हें प्यार से प्यार होने लगेगा [x2]
मेरे साथ शामें बिता कर तो देखो
तुम्हें दिल्लगी भूल जानी पड़ेगी
मोहब्बत की राहों में  कर तो देखो
You will start falling in love with being in love [x2]
Spend evenings with me, then see
You will have forgotten about amusement
Come into the roads of love and see
03 :33
तुम्हें दिल्लगी भूल जानी पड़ेगी [x2]
कभी दिल किसी से लगा कर तो देखो
तुम्हारे ख़यालों की दुनिया यही है
ज़रा मेरी बाँहों में  कर तो देखो
You will have forgotten about amusement [x2]
Sometime, start getting in love with someone and see
The world of your dreams is right here
Just walk a little into my arms and see
03 :57
तुम्हें दिल्लगी भूल जानी पड़ेगी
मोहब्बत की राहों में  कर तो देखो [x2]
You should forget the amusement
Just come into the roads of love and see [x2]
04 :17
तेरे लिए मैं जिऊँ
तुझपे ही मैं जान दूँ
दिल की कहूँ
दिल की सुनूँ
इश्क़ है दिल्लगी नहीं [x2]
I live for you
I give my life for you
That I tell the heart,
that I hear the heart:
it is love, not amusement [x2]
04 :31
तुम्हें दिल्लगी भूल जानी पड़ेगी
मोहब्बत की राहों में  कर तो देखो [x2]
You will have forgotten about amusement
Just come into the roads of love and see [x2]

Tumhe Dillagi (Hindi: तुम्हें दिल्लगी, Urdu: تُمھیں دِل لگی) is the title of several related artistic works:
  • the original ghazal written by the Indo-Pakistani Urdu poet Purnam Allahabadi
  • a qawwali sung by the famous Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, which adds several stanzas to the original
  • a simplified version, re-written by the Indian lyricist Manoj Muntashir, and made into its own video clip

The lyrics and video clip shown in this page belong to the 3rd version.

The video clip's music was arranged by the singer/composer duo Salim-Sulaiman, and the singer is Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

The Hindustani word dillagī used all across the song deserves some analysis.
It has the following translations: amusement, jest, joke, non-seriousness, and in the field of human relations: casual friendship, infatuation, lower inclination.
In general, it means an activity that is taken light-heartedly and without real commitment or sacrifice.
All those meanings of dillagī are more or less present in the song, but I traduce it as "amusement" for simplicity.

Similarly, the song's title tumhēṁ dillagī (literally: "you/to you - amusement"), would be an incomplete concept in Hindustani language. I just translate it as "Your Amusement" for simplicity.

The song speaks about a lover who claims that, once his beloved commits to a relationship with him, she will forget all lesser forms of love/amusement/infatuation/jest that she might have experienced before.

The phrase used for committing or falling in love with someone is another expression: dil kisī sē lagā or dil lagānā, which literally means "engaging one's heart with someone else".

The video clip is acted by the Indian actors Huma Qureshi and Vidyut Jamwal.
In the video, they represent a couple who has a quarrel because of one of them having to move to another city due to a job opportunity.
During the time they are estranged because of this disagreement, both of them remember the playful times when they met and then got together.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan makes a cameo appearance as himself, or as a qawwali singer, performing the song before them at some social event.