Are you looking for someone who has promised to be with you forever? If so, then singer/songwriter Sajjan Raj Vaidya’s new music video for “Parkhaai” is for you.
The song’s lyrics and video make it clear that the protagonist is in a bind, possibly after his beloved has abandoned him. He is looking after someone he promised to live with, but wherever he goes—train station, streets, and seashore—he only finds mannequins. Mannequins are used to represent people who do not speak or listen to anyone.
The song might be particularly striking to those whose promises with their beloved ones were either broken or unfulfilled.
Until the end of the video, our protagonist does not find the person he is looking for, and then he moves forward to the sea, as if he, too, is attempting to vanish like the person he is looking for.
Parkhaai’s lyrics are simple but powerful enough to transport the listener back to tragic memories of love and relationships.
“Parkhana herana / Malai timi farkera / Parkhana herana / Parkhana herana / Parkhana herana / Parkhana Ma ta yetai basirahechu ni ni ni ni ni ni ni ni ni ni ni ek arka lai kasam khwaera / kura ta garekai ho “Yai baschu bhani / juni vari lai,” Vaidya sings quietly. [Wait, see / please look back at me / I am still here / we made a promise together / to stay here / forever].
The song may be especially poignant for those whose promises to their loved ones were either broken or left unfulfilled.
“He is looking for a soul in whom he can put his trust, make promises, and be a reason to live a beautiful life. “I think this is the video’s concept, and I love it,” Pragati Dhungel writes in the YouTube comments.
Perhaps it is the music video’s universally relatable concept that has led to its early success. Within four days of its release, it had risen to the top of the trending list and received over 400 thousand views on YouTube.
Other comments include, “This song brings back an entire ocean of melancholy memories” and “Everyone who fell in love can understand this song deeply and closely relate to their life.” And so forth.
The nostalgic feel of the song is enhanced by melodious flute notes and some EDM elements.
Parkhaai, like Vaidya’s previous songs such as Hataridai Batasidai, Chitthi Bhitra, and Ultaa Paailaa, is very easy on the ears. All of these songs have won thousands of hearts and lifted tens of thousands of people. Parkhaai is no different.
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