Monday, January 26, 2009

Poet Gulzar


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 honey

The 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.



8 comments:

Rahul Jauhari said...

The simplicity in your writing always makes me smile meraj. Pleasure to read as always :-)

Smiling Dolphin said...

sure hope jai ho wins an oscar. jai ho.....

svety said...

and rehman and sukhi performing live is something I'm waiting with bated breat for...

meraj said...

thanks for the appreciation, Rahul...always helps :)

Jai Ho should get it, Dolphin

so true, Svety...Sukhi & Rahman is such a powerful combo.

Smiling Dolphin said...

try out 'pooja needs'. the results are hysterical:-)

Smiling Dolphin said...

hasan needs gullible young men to mould into warriors!!!!!!!

meraj said...

"Pooja needs some Pooja samagri to do the pooja"

heh!

meraj said...

Congratulations to Gulzar!