The poet Gulzar is a great creative mind. His genius, once again gets reflected in two songs for the movie Slumdog Millionaire, ‘Ringa Ringa Ringa’ and ‘Jai Ho’. The latter has picked up an Oscar nomination and is likely to get the award too. Some lines from ‘Jai Ho’ are enough to reflect his genius.
The song appears at the end of the movie and fades into the credits. Mr Boyle’s idea was to give a Bollywood style, song and dance finish. The song is about a lover asking his beautiful love interest to meet up in this beautiful night.
Aaja Aaja Jinde Shaamiyaane Ke Tale
Zariwaale Neele Aasmaan Ke Tale
Come beneath life’s canopy
Come beneath the embroidered blue sky
Make note of how he describes a starry night…Zariwaale Neele Aasmaan Ke Tale. One can start seeing a star studded night even if one is listening to the song at mid-day .
Or, notice the metaphor in this one...
Chakh Le, Chakh Le
Ye Raat Shahad Hai
Taste it, Taste it
This night is like honeyThe man never ceases to make me happy. Ive tried to capture his genius in one of my earlier posts also. You can read it here.
ps: thats a nice sketch of a young Gulzar which i found on Google images. the artist's name wasnt mentioned.