Sochta Hoon

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"Sochta Hoon"
Song by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
"سوچتا ہوں"
Recorded28 February 1985
LabelOriental Star Agencies
Songwriter(s)Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

"Sochta Hoon" (Urdu: سوچتا ہوں transl.I think / I wonder)[1] is a ghazal-qawwali written and performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, originally in UK 1985 Tour on 28 February at Allah Ditta Centre Birmingham. It had been popularized by him and his nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan several times in different concerts.

2016 remix[edit]

"Sochta Hoon"
Remix by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
from the album Reformed
Released5 July 2016
LabelOriental Star Agencies, Hi-Tech Music
Songwriter(s)Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
A1melodymaster (remix)

It was recreated and released as a single on 5 July 2016 by A1melodymaster for the album Reformed; which released on 16 March 2017 with different renewed songs of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.[2]

2018 film version[edit]

"Dekhte Dekhte"
Song by Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
from the album Batti Gul Meter Chalu
Rochak Kohli
Manoj Muntashir
Producer(s)Bhushan Kumar

It was recreated by lyricist Manoj Muntashir and composer Rochak Kohli for Shree Narayan Singh's 2018 Hindi film Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Under the title "Dekhte Dekhte" (Urdu: "دیکھتے دیکھتے"; Hindi: "देखते देखते"; transl.In a glance / In no time),[3] it was released in two versions, first by Atif Aslam and second by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The song has been picturised on the star cast Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. It was produced by Bhushan Kumar under his label T-Series, whose sister Tulsi Kumar also covered the song.[4]

After the release of Aslam's version, it became the most viewed Hindi song on YouTube with more than 20 million views within 24 hours,[5] and rose up to trending #2 on YouTube India.[6] It also topped the iTunes India Chart[7] and BBC Asian Music Chart[8][9] with #1 position.


Due to its popularity,[10] the song has been covered by some artists in Pakistan and India; including Junaid Asghar,[11] Sonu Kakkar[12] and Manan Bhardwaj.[13] Other cover versions were released by Qazi Touqeer,[14] Shreya Karmakar,[15] Satyajeet Jena[16] and Arshman Naeem.[17]

The titular lyrics from the 2018 film version went viral as a social media meme.[18][19][20][21]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lyrics with English Translation of song Sochta hun wo kitny Masum Thay".
  2. ^ Reformed – Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & A1Melodymaster. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Sochta Hoon ki Wo / Dekhte Dekhte Lyrics Translation – Batti Gul Meter Chalu".
  4. ^ "Tulsi Kumar: Dekhte Dekhte Female Version – T-Series Acoustics – Batti Gul Meter Chalu". 30 October 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "'Dekhte Dekhte' becomes most viewed Hindi song on YouTube". The Times of India. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Dekhte Dekhte, sung by Atif Aslam, trends at #2 on YouTube". 22 August 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  7. ^ Batti Gul Meter Chalu [@bgmcfilm] (31 August 2018). "#DekhteDekhte is topping the charts on iTunes! #weekendvibes #loop #itunes #BattiGulMeterChalu" (Tweet). Retrieved 8 September 2018 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "Dekhte Dekhte (Batti Gul Meter Chalu) Atif Aslam". BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  9. ^ BBC Asian Network [@bbcasiannetwork] (14 September 2018). "Congrats to @itsaadee! 'Dekhte Dekhte' from the film 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' goes straight to the TOP" (Tweet). Retrieved 20 September 2018 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Badar Chaudhary (25 January 2015). "Did qawwali die with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and the Sabri brothers?". The Express Tribune (Blogs). Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  11. ^ Moviebox Record Label (9 September 2017). "Sochgta Hoon – Official Video – Junaid Asghar (2017)". Retrieved 8 September 2018 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ Sonu Kakkar (12 September 2017). "Sochta Hoon – A Tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Sahab". Retrieved 8 September 2018 – via YouTube.
  13. ^ Manan Bhardwaj (19 October 2017). "Sochta Hoon by Manan – The Project Manan Bhardwaj - (Nusrate Fateh Ali Khan) {Namyoho Studios 2017}". Retrieved 14 November 2018 – via YouTube.
  14. ^ Qazi Touqeer (29 August 2018). "Dekhte Dekhte – Batti Gul Meter Chalu – Atif Aslam – Fan Farmaish". Retrieved 8 September 2018 – via YouTube.
  15. ^ Shreya Karmakar (15 September 2018). "Dekhte Dekhte ( Cover ) – Female Version – Batti Gul Meter Chalu – Shreya Karmakar – Atif Aslam". Retrieved 14 November 2018 – via YouTube.
  16. ^ Satyajeet Jena Official (19 September 2018). "Soch Ta Hoon – Satyajeet Jena – Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Studio Version". Retrieved 14 November 2018 – via YouTube.
  17. ^ "Dekhte Dekhte Cover Song by Arshman Naeem". 4 November 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018 – via YouTube.
  18. ^ Garima Satija (2 September 2018). "If these hilarious transformation Memes of Shahid Kapoor's Dekhte Dekhte song don't make you go LOL, then what will?". India TV News. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  19. ^ "'Sochta Hu Ke Woh Kitne Masoom The…': The new meme that has netizens in splits". The Indian Express. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  20. ^ "From Daya Bhabhi to Nawaz Sharif, this new meme has taken over internet for good". India Today. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  21. ^ Garima Satija (5 September 2018). "These 29 'Sochta Hun Ke Woh Kitne Masoom The' Memes Will Make Your Mid-Week Blues Go Away!". India Times. Retrieved 8 September 2018.

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