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R. Madhavan and Dia Mirza starrer Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein may not have aged well with meter, but its soundtrack placid leaves us smiling. Because of their simpleton lyrics and beautiful compositions, most of the songs — particularly the quixotic tracks — struck a chord with us . But there was one song that left us with more than just heartfelt pangs. One song, where we felt the rush of love, literally. And that was, Zara Zara.  undoubtedly one of the most popular love songs always, its lyrics were penned by Sameer, Harris Jayaraj composed the music, and “ Bombay ” Jayashri Ramnath sang this soulful count. And while all of them are talented artists in their own right, this was definitely more than just another love song – or so it felt to our young, teenager hearts (and bodies). 

Yes, most of the video is like most romantics songs of the 90s – with the pair leap in each other arms in exotic locations. But, there were parts of the video where it was n’t our heart, but our hormones, jumping in joy. Also, the whole song is a euphemism–albeit a finely crafted one–about lovers coming together for sexual gratification. Don’t believe us? Here are the lyrics:  There was nothing overtly animal about either the music, the lyrics or the video. In fact, the music and Jayashree ‘s voice made up a melodious tune we wanted to listen on repeat. But it was perhaps its lack of obvious phrases that convinced us to make up scenarios in our head. Scenarios that were an equal mixture of emotions and desires – especially when as teenagers, most of us were in love with the films’ leads. 

Years subsequently, for our pornographic selves, the birdcall may not translate to that clamant haste we felt the first time we heard it. But, it still leaves us with a not-so-secret smile, reminiscing about all the thoughts that first crossed our minds when we heard the lines, zara zara mehekta hai, behekta hai, aaj toh mera tan badan. 

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