Beautiful. After a so-techno and confusing Robot, A R Rahman does something so simple and almost magical with the ever-so-sweet and innocent tune of cry cry itna cry in Jhootha hi Sahi. The song and the music are no big bang, and all he has done is make something that sounds ‘cute’, arranged some pretty light music and added two sweet voice singers. And the result is a tune that just goes and sits in the ‘to be hummed’ section of one’s mind. I love it.
Though, what I don’t love in the song is the try-too-hard lyrics of the song. In order to keep the rhyming, Abbas Tyrewalla, who is lyricist for the movie too, has added almost any word, way too unnecessarily at times. For example, the lines with chaanta and kaanta have no absolutely nothing to do with each other and the kaanta line almost breaks the entire flow of the talk, but he’s put it there to rhyme. Again, raatein and baatein are made to rhyme with an non-existent word haalaatein. Frankly, Haalaat is a plural for haal and there’s no meaning of Haalatein. Rest of the song, it’s all good. Rashid Ali sounds real, while Shreya sounds sooo-sweet.
Here are the lyrics and their meaning.