R. Madhavan and Dia Mirza starrer Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein may not have aged well with time, but its soundtrack still leaves us smiling. Because of their simple lyrics and beautiful compositions, most of the songs--especially the romantic 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. 

Dia Mirza in the song Zara Zara
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Undoubtedly one of the most popular love songs ever, its lyrics were penned by Sameer, Harris Jayaraj composed the music, and "Bombay" Jayashri Ramnath sang this soulful number. 

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). 

R Madhavan in the song Zara Zara
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Yes, most of the video is like most romantics songs of the 90s - with the couple jumping in each other arms in exotic locations. But, there were parts of the video where it wasn't our heart, but our hormones, jumping in joy. 

Madhavan and Dia Mirza from RHTDM
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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 carnal 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. 

Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein Lead pair
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Years later, for our adult selves, the song may not translate to that instant rush 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. 

Screenshot from the song Zara Zara
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