I remember when I was younger, in my Primary school days (90s). This is the one of the rare Indian pop song that is quite popular. I feel that the beat is pretty interesting. So I decided to try and understand what she is trying to sing.

This particular song was delicate by me to Ron when he was sitting opposite me when I was at the workplace. The story goes that one day, our colleague mistaken manager as a Indian when she was on her way to office. So upon hearing it, i open up You-tube and started to play this. I think it got a few colleagues laughing away 😉

For the sake of the wide non Hindi speaking friends, I found the english transalation of this, and i think after reading it , then you can understand what the MTV is trying to do 🙂

Lyrics of “Made In India”

Dekhi hai saari duniya, Japan se leke Russia       I’ve seen the whole world, from Japan to Russia,
Australia se leke America                                       from Australia to America
Dekha hai pyaar ka sapna,                                     I’ve beheld the dream of love,
dil chaahe koi apna                                                  the heart yearns for someone of its own,
Mil jaaye gar ek saathiya, ek desiya                     It wants to find a companion, a compatriot

Made in India, made in India                                Made in India, made in India
Ek dil chaahiye that’ s made in India                    I want a heart, made in India
O ho ho ho made in India,                                      Oh ho ho ho made in India,
ek pyaara soniya                                                      a beautiful love Made in India
Ek dil chaahiye that’ s made in India                    A heart made only in India

Tan gora ho ya kaala, par ho sachcha dilwaala    Fair-skinned or dark, he must be true of heart
Chaandi nahin, sona nahin, koi heera                    Not silver, not gold, but some diamond
Dil jiska hindustani, nahin koi englistani               whose heart is Indian, not some Englishman
Raat aur din mujhe pyaar koi karne waala           Someone who will love me day and night

Made in India, made in India                                 Made in India, made in India
Ek dil chaahiye that’ s made in India                    I want a heart, made in India
O ho ho ho made in India,                                       Oh ho ho ho made in India,
ek pyaara soniya                                                      a beautiful love Made in India

Kaisi hai yaar ameeri, kaisi dildaar gareebi         What’s a rich lover like? What’s a poor lover like?
Achchha hai kya, kya hai bura, mujhko pata       What’s good, What’s bad? I know
Dekhi hai saari duniya, Japan se leke Russia       I’ve seen the whole world, from Japan to Russia,
Australia se leke America                                       From Australia to America

Made in India, made in India                                Made in India, made in India
Ek dil chaahiye that’ s made in India                    I want a heart, made in India
O ho ho ho made in India,                                      Oh ho ho ho made in India,
ek pyaara soniya                                                      a beautiful love Made in India
Ek dil chaahiye that’ s made in India                    A heart made only in India

Made in India, made in India                                Made in India, made in India
Ek dil chaahiye that’ s made in India                    I want a heart, made in India
O ho ho ho made in India,                                      Oh ho ho ho made in India,
ek pyaara soniya                                                      a beautiful love Made in India
Ek dil chaahiye that’ s made in India                    A heart made only in India

Interestingly according to one of my comments, countertroll told us that there is another version that was sung on the 1996 Miss World Competition in Bangalore. I think I managed to stumble on the video clip. What I notice is that the singer inserted more English lyrics along side the Hindi original.

But just for interest sake, I have added the lyrics for reference

From the land of the rising sun
i must search for my true love one
From Africa Australia America
Dekha hai pyaar ka sapna,   ( I’ve beheld the dream of love,)
dil chaahe koi apna         ( the heart yearns for someone of its own,)
Mil jaaye gar ek saathiya,  ( It wants to find a companion,)
ek desiya            ( a compatriot)

Made in India, made in India
All I want is a heart
that’s made in India
O ho ho ho made in India,
ek pyaara soniya               ( a beautiful love Made in India)
Ek dil chaahiye that’ s made in India   ( A heart made only in India)

Could it be a dumb obsession?
That my dreams should take my passion
Like a mystery in 1000 nights of Arabia
Dil jiska hindustani, nahin koi englistani    (whose heart is Indian, not some Englishman)
Raat aur din mujhe pyaar koi karne waala  (Someone who will love me day and night)

Made in India, made in India
All I want is a heart
that’s made in India
O ho ho ho made in India,
k pyaara soniya                ( a beautiful love Made in India)
Ek dil chaahiye that’s made in India ( A heart made only in India)

Come alive my sweet delusion
Fill me up with the real emotion
make my dream come true
With the mystic land of India

Made in India, made in India
All I want is a heart
that’s made in India
O ho ho ho made in India,
ek pyaara soniya                     (beautiful love Made in India)
Ek dil chaahiye that’s made in India (A heart made only in India)

 

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