Kemon Boka Monta Re | Monta Re Song (Lootera) Lyrics, Meaning, Translation | Enchanting and Emotional

‘Monta Re’ (Kemon Boka Monta Re) is a soulful song that has captured the hearts of many with its melodious melody and heart-touching lyrics. Composed by Amit Trivedi and sung by Swanand Kirkire and Amitabh Bhattacharya, the song has become an important part of contemporary Bengali music. This blog post provides an in-depth summary of the song, analysing its theme, musical composition, and cultural impact.

The song ‘Monta Rey’ reflects the complexities of human emotions, particularly focusing on the themes of love and longing. The lyrics beautifully depict the inner confusion and emotional journey of a person in love. The use of metaphorical language enriches the content of the song, making it relatable and impactful to listeners.

‘Monta Re’ means mind. We can consider it as the inner consciousness. The poet has mentioned ‘Kemon Boka Monta Re’ which means ‘How stupid is this mind, Boka?’. When we look at the meaning and analysis of Monta Re, we will look into the details of the song.

Monta Re has been resung by Ananya Chaturvedi and has become very popular.

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यह भी पढ़ें:

Kemon Boka Monta Re

Monta Re Song Lyrics

Monta Re Song Lyrics in English

O! Praan Paakhir Mor Uira Jaaye……
Khacha Theke
Preet Baro Jaala Re
Baro Jaala … Haaye!


Kaagaz ke do pankh leke uda chala jaaye re
Jahan nahi jaana tha ye wahin chala haye re

Umar ka yeh taana-baana samajh na paaye re
Zubaan pe jo moh-maaya, namak lagaye re

Ke dekhe na, bhaale na, jaane na daaye re
Disha haara kemon boka monta re! (x2)


Fateh kare qile saare, bhed jaaye deewarein
Prem koi sendh laage.. (sendh lage re lage)

Agar magar bari bari jiya ko yun uchhale
Jiya nahin gend laage.. (gend lage re lage)

Maati ko ye chandan sa maathe pe sajaye re
Zubaan pe jo moh maaya namak lagaye re

Ke dekhe na bhale na jaane na daaye
Disha haara kemon boka monta re

~ Amit Trivedi (Lootera Movie)

Monta Re Song Lyrics in Hindi

ओ! प्राण पाखीर मोर उइरा जाए…….
खचा थेके
प्रीत बारो जाला रे
बोरो जाला हाय!…


काग़ज़ के दो पंख लेके उड़ा चला जाए रे
जहाँ नहीं जाना था, ये वहीं चला, हाय रे
उमर का ये ताना-बाना समझ ना पाए रे
ज़ुबाँ पे जो मोह-माया, नमक लगाए रे
के देखे ना, भाले ना, जाने ना, दाए रे


दिशाहारा केमोन बोका मोंटा रे

फ़तह करे किलें सारे, भेद जाए दीवारें
प्रेम कोई सेंध लागे
अगर-मगर, बारी-बारी, जिया को यूँ उछाले
जिया नहीं गेंद लागे
माटी को ये चंदन सा माथे पे सजाए रे
ज़ुबाँ पे जो मोह-माया, नमक लगाए रे
के देखे ना, भाले ना, जाने ना, दाए रे


दिशाहारा केमोन बोका मोंटा रे

~ Amit Trivedi (Lootera Movie)

Monta Re Song Meaning

O! Praan Paakhir Mor Uira Jaaye……
Khacha Theke
Preet Baro Jaala Re
Baro Jaala … Haaye!

My life is leaving. And this bird of life is flying away leaving the cage of this body. Here, life is called a bird, and the body is called a cage. And this love is very (Jaaja), meaning it is very painful. Alas! It is very painful.

The time to die has come. The soul is about to leave the body. But love is still giving pain. This love still has hope. And this love is still giving pain. And this mind is a fool, which is running after love without thinking.

Kemon Boka Monta Re – How stupid the mind is?

काग़ज़ के दो पंख लेके उड़ा चला जाए रे
जहाँ नहीं जाना था, ये वहीं चला, हाय रे
उमर का ये ताना-बाना समझ ना पाए रे
ज़ुबाँ पे जो मोह-माया, नमक लगाए रे
के देखे ना, भाले ना, जाने ना, दाए रे


दिशाहारा केमोन बोका मोंटा रे

This mind flies with the help of paper wings. These wings are made of paper, they are weak, they can break, yet it is flying with the help of these weak wings.

And with the help of these weak paper wings, it goes where it should not go. And this mind does not even understand the confusion of this age. It does not understand that life is coming to an end. Still it is dreaming. It is flying.

Firstly, he does not understand the complexities of age and secondly, he is still entangled in illusions. The words of illusion rub salt on his tongue and he goes astray. Caught in this illusion, he runs away without seeing, without knowing, without investigating.

This mind is directionless. What a fool this mind is.

फ़तह करे किलें सारे, भेद जाए दीवारें
प्रेम कोई सेंध लागे
अगर-मगर, बारी-बारी, जिया को यूँ उछाले
जिया नहीं गेंद लागे
माटी को ये चंदन सा माथे पे सजाए रे
ज़ुबाँ पे जो मोह-माया, नमक लगाए रे
के देखे ना, भाले ना, जाने ना, दाए रे


दिशाहारा केमोन बोका मोंटा रे

This is love, which breaks all fortresses. No matter how many bonds you tie this love in, no matter how many guards you put for it. It conquers all fortresses. It breaks into all walls, crosses the walls and reaches the heart. It seems as if this love is a thief.

It makes the heart jump again and again without any reason, that is, it creates frenzy in the heart without any reason. It seems as if the heart is a ball for this love. This love plays with the heart like a ball.

In this love, the heart gets so crazy that it considers the soil to be sandalwood and puts it on the forehead. Meaning, the heart becomes beyond any feelings of high and low when it is filled with love. It cannot even understand the difference between sandalwood and soil.

The illusion of love rubs salt on his tongue and he goes astray. Trapped in this illusion, he runs away without seeing, without knowing, without investigating.

This mind is directionless. What a fool this mind is.

Kemon Boka Monta Re Song Summary

In this love, the heart gets so crazy that it considers the soil to be sandalwood and puts it on the forehead. Meaning, the heart becomes beyond any feelings of high and low when it is filled with love. It cannot even understand the difference between sandalwood and soil.

According to me, “Kemon Boka Monta Re” depicts the fickleness of the mind and its attachment to love. This song is shown in the movie Lootera, its heroine has a disease, and its hero is a robber. Both of them do not know their future, yet they are unable to stop themselves from falling in love with each other.

Perhaps this is the fickleness of the mind. It does not accept any bondage. Not age, life, death, any kind of bondage. This is the reason why this love gives so much pain. And hence, it is said in this song “Kemon Boka Monta Re” – how stupid is this mind.

It always falls in love. And love breaks all the bonds and plays with the heart. A person in love does not understand any difference. Whether it is soil or sandalwood, it all looks the same.



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