Episode 1 – Mehbooba: Nescafe Basement Season 5

Disclaimer

This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂

The Song

Experience refreshing nostalgia of the hit pop song as Ali Tariq, Hamza Tanveer and Ali Asghar resurrect Haroon’s iconic “Mehbooba”, accompanied by the trance inducing beats and riffs of drums, saxophone, violin, guitars, bass, percussion and rubab! #NESCAFÉBasement5 #JaagnaTohParega

Performers

Vocalists: Hamza Tanveer, Ali Asghar, Ali Tariq
Guitarists: Sherry, Hassan, Muzammil
Rubab: Haroon
Violin section: Sharoon, Amal, Fahad, David, Haider Ali
Horn Section: Adesh, Joshua
Percussionists: Amoos, Veeru
Bassist: Waleed
Drummer: Sinan Salman
Producer: Xulfi

NESCAFÉ Basement Season 5 | Episode 1 | 2019

Lyrics

“Hai Ya Hai Ya Ya Hai
O Mainay Dekhin Meri Mehbooba Teri Maghroorian
Ab Baatain Hongi Meri Mehbooba Kya Poorian

Kesi Hain Yeh Meri Mehbooba Teri Majboorian

(mehbooba)

Kyun Hai Jaanay Meri Mehbooba Yeh Duurian

Intal Habibi
Wahdak Naseebi
Tib\’ah Habibi
Mehbooba

Lay Lay Dil O Mehbooba
Lay Lay Jaan O Mehbooba
Aa Yahan O Mehbooba

Mehbooba
Mehbooba

Lay Lay Dil O Mehbooba
Lay Lay Jaan O Mehbooba
Aa Yahan O Mehbooba

Mehbooba
Mehbooba

O Main Yeh Chahoon Meri Mehbooba
O Tujhpay Dil Waar Doon

(mehbooba)

O Jeeti Baazi Meri Mehbooba Main Haar Doon

Main Yeh Chahoon Meri Mehbooba
Tujhko
Main Pyar Doon

(mehbooba)

Main Yeh Chahoon Meri Mehbooba
Dil Waar Doon

Intal Habibi
Wahdak Naseebi
Tib\’ah Habibi
Mehbooba

Lay Lay Dil
O Mehbooba
Lay Lay Jaan
O Mehbooba
Aa Yahan
O Mehbooba

Mehbooba
Mehbooba

Lay Lay Dil
O Mehbooba
Lay Lay Jaan
O Mehbooba
Aa Yahan
O Mehbooba

Mehbooba
Mehbooba

Lay Lay Dil
O Mehbooba
Lay Lay Jaan
O Mehbooba
Aa Yahan
O Mehbooba

Mehbooba
Mehbooba

Ya…
Habibi…
Haroon…
Naseebi…

O Mainay Dekhin Meri Mehbooba
Teri
Maghroorian
Ab Baatain Hongi Meri Mehbooba
Kya
Poorian

Kesi Hain Yeh Meri Mehbooba
Teri
Majboorian

(mehbooba)

Kyun Hai Jaanay Meri Mehbooba
Yeh Duurian

Intal Habibi
Wahdak Naseebi
Tib\’ah Habibi
Mehbooba

Lay Lay Dil
O Mehbooba
Lay Lay Jaan
O Mehbooba
Aa Yahan
O Mehbooba

Mehbooba
Mehbooba

Lay Lay Dil
O Mehbooba
Lay Lay Jaan
O Mehbooba
Aa Yahan
O Mehbooba

Mehbooba
Mehbooba

Lay Lay Dil
O Mehbooba
Lay Lay Jaan
O Mehbooba
Aa Yahan
O Mehbooba

Mehbooba
Mehbooba

Lay Lay Dil
O Mehbooba
Lay Lay Jaan
O Mehbooba
Aa Yahan
O Mehbooba

Mehbooba
Mehbooba

(lay Lay Dil)
(lay Lay Dil)

Shukran Habibti

(lay Lay Dil)
(lay Lay Dil)

Shukran Habibi

(lay Lay Dil)
(lay Lay Dil)”

Review

Oh my goodness, the way the song starts is so unique. It sounds like an old Arabic song. The song has both Urdu and Arabic lyrics. Who is that guy who sang the Arabic part? He is amazing when he opens the song.

It is a peppy song. The music arrangement was okay, but not great.

And that boy on drums is so young, isn’t he?

Verdict

The Arabic part was great, Urdu part was so so. Still, I listened to something new.

What did you guys think of this song and the first episode?  Please do leave comments.

Happy work week to all!

Shabana Mukhtar

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