Ekla Chalo Re



I heard this song yesterday in the movie Kahaani. This song is sung by Amitabh Bachchan. Since the time, I have heard this song, I have fallen in love with it. The original song is written by Rabindranath Tagore during the Indian Independence struggle. I found the original translated lyrics from Wikipedia and have pasted them below.

If they answer not to thy call walk alone,
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,
O thou unlucky one,
open thy mind and speak out alone.
If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness,
O thou unlucky one,
trample the thorns under thy tread,
and along the blood-lined track travel alone.
If they do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm,
O thou unlucky one,
with the thunder flame of pain ignite thy own heart
and let it burn alone.