words

Simplest of words that we use daily sound most lyrical when Gulzar pens them. Most magical, most lyrical, yet so conventional. Some of my all time favorites:

  • Ek Sau Saolan Chand Ki Raten, Ek Tumhare Kandhe Ka Til
  • Taaviz Bana Ke Pehnu Use, Aayat Ki Tarhen Mil Jayee Kahin
  • Aankhen Bhi Kamal Karti Hain, Personal Se Sawaal Karti Hain
  • Jeene Ke Liye Socha Hi Nahi, Dard Sambhalne Honge, Muskuraye Toh Mukarane Ke Karz Utarne Honge
  • Aye Zindagi, Gale Laga Le
  • Taaza Gire Patte Ki Tarahn, Sabz Lawn Per Lete Hue
  • Jab Tare Zameen Per Jalte Hain, Aakash Zameen Ho Jata Hai, Us Raat Nahi Phir Ghar Jata, Woh Chand Yahi So Jata Hai
  • Aaja Jariwale Neele Aasman Ke Tale
  • Jitna Bhi Jhooth Bole Thoda Hai, Keedon Ki Basti Ka Makoda Hai
  • Aanewala Pal, Jaanewala Hai
  • Yeh Ishaq Nahi Aasan, Aji AIDS Ka Khatra Hai
  • Aapki Aankhon Main Kuch Mehke Hue Se Raaz Hain
  • Badee Wafaa Se Nibhaayee Tum Ne, Humaaree Thodee See Bewafaee
  • Phir Se Aaiyo Badra Bidesee, Tere Pankhon Per Moti Jadoongi
  • Yaad Hai, Peepal Ke Jiske Ghane Chaye The, Humne Gilehri Ke Jhoothe Matar Khaye The
  • Chhed Doon Mein Kabhee Pyaar Se To Tang Hotee Hai
    Chhod Doon Rooth Ke To Bhee To Jang Hotee Hai
  • Jiska Bhi Chehra Cheela, Andar Se Aur Nikla, Massom Sa Kabootar, Nacha Toh Mor Nikla

I think what I love the most is the ease with which he mixes three languages.

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9 Responses to “words”

  1. 🙂 nice list. he even makes ‘kaminey’ sound lyrical!

  2. Aradhana Says:

    Love you for this amazing compilation….

  3. I also loved songs from Maachis. Simple, yet soulful.

    • sunshin3girl Says:

      Totally! This is not an exhaustive list, I do not think I can come up with one. The words that come to my mind right now are Jahan Teri Edi Se Dhopp Ura Karti Thi, Suna Hai Us Chowkhat Per Ab Shaam Raha Karti Hai and also from Hu Tu Tu .

  4. Ek Sau Saolan Chand Ki Raten, Ek Tumhare Kandhe Ka Til or kaandhe katil?

  5. I didn’t understand the meaning of ‘Yaad Hai, Peepal Ke Jiske Ghane Chaye The, Humne Gilehri Ke Jhoothe Matar Khaye The’… sounds good…there must be a deep meaning…but i don’t know…do u know?

    • sunshin3girl Says:

      No, it does not have a deep meaning. However, it is extremely mystically lyrical. He talks about old and carefree times, reminding the girl of the tree they sat beneath and played with the squirrels. You know, if you sit under a tree and eat the fallen fruit, there is a high chance that squirrels have already bitten into it? Something like that.

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