Poet, Lyricist, Writer, Director - Gulzar is a writing legend whose every piece of writing is adorned with the lyrical but psychologically adept analysis of human sensibilities and emotions. He has been penning beautiful poetry embedded with meaning and feelings alike for the past many decades. His poetry, which he considers as food for the soul, lends an additional dimension to music and to this music he delineates a very significant position. He asserts, “Music has a natural place in our lives. Right from the shloka you recite in your morning puja and the milkman who comes whistling on his cycle, to the fakir singing as he begs for alms and your mother humming around the kitchen…Music fills our spaces naturally. It will always be dear to us.” He has also scripted and directed many widely acclaimed films, each of which are stamped with his trademark lyrics, evolved concepts and a sensitive story line.
Gulzar’s poetic offerings have always been received with tremendous appreciation. He has published many collections of Hindi and Urdu poems and their English translations have also attracted a he readership. He has time and again proven that his poetry comes from the depths of his heart. Amidst the world of commercial films, he has carved a golden niche for himself which is adorned by recognition and accolades of all kinds. The metaphors that he etches on the mind of the listeners and readers are truly matchless and conjure a vivid combination of imagery and emotions. His poetry is replete with images that utter words, that sketch stories, that inexplicably do not seem to convey and meaning yet splash colours of sensibility onto the convas of imagination. In that sense, a lot of his poetry could be called surreal that communicates before it is understood. And when woven in music, these words create a surreal magic, the one capable of captivating every mind and heart.
Breathe in his vast garden of poetry, fragrant with thought provoking and heart rendering lyrics.
|Raat Chand Aur Main - Music by Abhishek Ray||2|
|Aasmani Rag “-Singers: Bhupendra Singh and Chitra, music, arranged by Vishal Bhardwaj||3|
|Mausam Ka Jhonka # - from the OST of film “Raincoat”,||4|
|Aaj Phir Chand Ki Peshani - Music by Abhishek Ray||5|
|Kab Aate Ho - Music by Abhishek Ray||6|
|Rozgaar Ke Silsile Mein #||7|
|Tere Jaane Se - Singer: Bhupendra Singh, music arranged by Vishal Bhardwaj||8|
|Shaam Se - Singer & Composer. Jagjit Singh||10|
|Haath Chhute Bhi - Singer & Composer: Jagjit Singh||12|
|Dard Kuch Der Hi||13|