A HUNDRED GHAZALS IN HINDI MOVIES – PART II

As I brought out in the introduction of ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part I’, the ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain. The form is ancient, originating in ancient Arabic poem in Arabia long before the birth of Islam. The term Ghazal is of North African and Middle Eastern origin. Its root term in Arabic is “gh-zl” and is derived from the Arabian panegyric qasida.

The ghazal spread into South Asia in the 12th century due to the influence of Sufi mystics and the courts of the new Islamic Sultanate. Although the ghazal is most prominently a form of Dari poetry and Urdu poetry, today it is found in the poetry of many languages of the Indian sub-continent.

I gave you 18 Ghazals so far in Part I starting with Shakeel Badayuni‘s Na milata gham to barbaadi ke afsaane kahan jaate, to Rajinder Krishan‘s Jahan Ara ghazal sung by Talat Mahmood: Phir wohi shaam wohi gham wohi tanhaayi hai. In between I packed ghazals by Kaifi Azmi, Sahir Ludhianvi, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Muztar Khairabadi, Hasrat Mohani, Hasrat Jaipuri, Jaan Nisar Akhtar, Majrooh Sultanpuri, and Farooq Qaiser.

Lets proceed further in our Ghazal journey.

Ghazal #19

Mohammad Rafi on Sahir Ludhianvi

This is one of the several favourites that I have of Mohammad Rafi. Lyricist is Sahir Ludhianvi and music is Roshan‘s.

Mohammad Rafi with Roshan and his family (Pic courtesy: www.mohdrafi.com)
Mohammad Rafi with Roshan and his family (Pic courtesy: www.mohdrafi.com)

It is from the 1960 movie Babur. Babur or Babar, the founder of the Mughal empire in India writes an epistle to his beloved. He was an excellent writer and could have written similar words; except that in this case Sahir Ludhianvi wrote for him.

Babur_of_India
Babur – The first mughal emperor in India, the subject of 1960 movie Babur

I am in love with the lyrics as well its gentle slow music by Roshan.

Please enjoy: Tum ek baar mohabbat kaa imtihaan to lo….

tum ek baar muhabbat kaa imtahaan to lo
mere junuu.N merii vahashat kaa imtahaan to lo
tum ek baar …

salaam-e-shauq pe ra.njish bharaa payaam na do
mere Koluus ko firaas-o-havas kaa naam na do
merii vafaa kii haqiikat kaa imtahaan to lo
tum ek baar …

na taKt-o-taaj na laal-o-guhar kii hasarat hai
tumhaare pyaar tumhaarii nazar kii hasarat hai
tum apane husn kii azamat kaa imtihaan to lo
tum ek baar …

mai.n apanii jaan bhii de duu.N to aitabaar nahii.n
ke tum se ba.Dhake mujhe zi.ndagii se pyaar nahii.n
yuu.N hii sahii merii chaahat kaa imtihaan to lo
tum ek baar …

Ghazal #20

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

Elsewhere today I wrote about the role of Lyricist in a song, geet, gaana or ghazal. He or she is the starting point of a song. He or she places himself/herself in the shoes of the protagonist and feels for him or her. These feelings are then given words to stand on. The music composer and singer come in later to add to these feelings or emotions through their own brilliance.

I have given you ghazals of a number of poets and lyricists and one by him too. Today I bring to you another one of Jaan Nisar Akhtar.

JaanNisarAkhtarwithSahirLudhianvi
Jaan Nisar Akhar with Sahir Ludhianvi

Jaan Nisar Akhtar was born on 18th Feb 1914 in Gwalior Madhya Pradesh. He had the occasion to work with leading music directors such as Madan Mohan, C Ramchandra, Khayyam and N Dutta.

He wrote very few songs/ghazals; 151 in all but each one is a gem.

I am giving you his best gem, from the 1966 movie Sushila. Music composer was C Arjun and Mubarak Begum was the singer.

Mubarak Begum (born in Sujangarh, Churu, Rajasthan) is an Indian Ghazal, Naat and a popular playback singer in Hindi films in the 1950s and 1960s. A major hit in her career was the song “Kabhi Tanhaiyon Mein Yun” for composer Snehal Bhatkar in Kidar Sharma’s film Hamari Yaad Aayegi which is, till this day, regarded as a classic rendition.

(Pic courtesy: www.allmusic.com)
(Pic courtesy: www.allmusic.com)

Please enjoy: Bemuravat bewafa begaana-e-dil aap hain….

dard-e-dil dard-e-vafaa dard-e-tamannaa kyaa hai
aap kyaa jaane.n mohabbat kaa takaazaa kyaa hai

bemuravvat bevafaa begaanaa-e-dil aap hai.n -2
aap maane yaa na maane mere qaatil aap hai.n
bemuravvat bevafaa

aap se shikavaa hai mujh ko Gair se shikavaa nahii.n -2
jaanatii huu.N dil me.n rakh lene ke qaabil aap hai.n
bemuravvat bevafaa

saa.Ns letii huu.N to yuu.N mahasuus hotaa hai mujhe -2
jaise mere dil kii har dha.Dakan me.n shaamil aap hai.n
bemuravvat bevafaa

Gam nahii.n jo laakh tuufaano.n se Takaraanaa pa.De -2
mai.n vo kashtii huu.N ki jis kashtii kaa saahil aap hai.n

bemuravvat bevafaa begaanaa-e-dil aap hai.n
aap maane yaa na maane mere qaatil aap hai.n
bemuravvat bevafaa

Ghazal #21

Mirza Ghalib – The Movie

The 1954 movie Mirza Ghalib was produced and directed by Sohrab Modi. It starred Bharat Bhushan as the 19th century (27th Dec 1797 to 15 Feb 1869) noble and wealthy poet Mirza Ghalib who fell in love with a courtesan Chaudhvin played by Suraiyya. This very sensitive poet then went through pangs of ill-fated relationship and ultimate descent into pecuniary. The movie also brought out the conflict between his loyalty and love and he ultimately failed to make a good impression in the mushaira of emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar but managed to win the heart of the courtesan Chaudhvin.

Mirza Ghalib poster

Mirza Ghalib is regarded as the best Urdu poet the world has ever seen. The movie had his ghazals composed by Ghulam Mohammad who also composed music for Pakeezah as you already know.

Ghulam Mohammad

Lets start with his ghazal that I like the best since it greatly describes his later life and it has the kind of despondency that is the hallmark of good Urdu ghazals. It has been sung by Suraiyya.

Please enjoy: Ye naa thi hamaari kismet ke visaal-e-yaar hota
Agar aur jeete rehate younhi intezzaar hota….

ye naa thii hamaarii qismat ke visaal-e-yaar hotaa
agar aur jiite rahate, yahii i.ntazaar hotaa

tere vaade par jiye ham, to ye jaan jhuuTh jaanaa
ke khushii se mar na jaate, agar aitabaar hotaa

terii naazukii se jaanaa ke ba.ndhaa thaa ahad buudaa
kabhii tuu na to.D sakataa, agar usatavaar hotaa

koii mere dil se puuchhe, tere tiir-e-niim kash ko
ye khalish kahaa.N se hotii, jo jigar ke paar hotaa

ye kahaa.N kii dostii hai ke bane hai.n dost naaseH
koii chaaraa saaz hotaa, koii gam gusaar hotaa

rag-e-sa.ng se Tapakataa, vo lahuu ke phir na thamataa
jise Gam samajh rahe ho, ye agar sharaar hotaa

Gam agar-che jaa.N gusal hai, par kahaa.N bachai.n ke dil hai
Gam-e-ishq gar na hotaa, gam-e-rozagaar hotaa

kahuu.N kis se mai.n ke kiyaa hai, shab-e-gam burii balaa hai
mujhe kiyaa buraa thaa maraN agar aik baar hotaa

hue mar ke ham jo rusavaa, hue kyuu.N na gharq-e-darayaa
na kabhii janaazaa uThataa, na kahii.n mazaar hotaa

use kaun dekh sakataa ke, yagaanaa he vo yakataa
jo duii kii buu bhii hotii, to kahii.n do chaar hotaa

ye masaa-el-e-tasavvuf, ye teraa bean, Gaalib
tujhe ham vaalii samajhate, jo na baadah khaar hotaa

Ghazal #22

Mirza Ghalib – The Movie

I have just introduced you to the 1954 movie Mirza Ghalib starring Bharat Bhushan and Suraiyya, on the life and travails of the 19th century poet Mirza Ghalib regarded as the best Urdu poet ever.

This ghazal has been sung by Talat Mahmood and Suraiyya and also has Ghulam Mohammad‘s music.

Talat Mahmood, Suraiyya and Nadira (Pic courtesy guyana.hoop.la)
Talat Mahmood, Suraiyya and Nadira (Pic courtesy guyana.hoop.la)

Please enjoy: Dil-e-nadaan tujhe hua kyaa hai?
Aakhir is marz ki dawa kyaa hai?

dil-e-naadaa.n tujhe huaa kyaa hai
aakhir is dard kii davaa kyaa hai

ham hai.n mushtaaq aur vo bezaar
yaa ilaahii, ye maajaraa kyaa hai

mai.n bhii muh me.n zubaan rakhataa huu.N
kaash puuchho kii mudda kyaa hai

jabaki tujh bin nahii.n koI maujuud
phir ye ha.ngaamaa ai khudaa kyaa hai

ye parii-cheharaa log kaise hai.n
Gamazaa-o-ush{}vaa-o-adaa kyaa hai

shikane-zulafe-amabarii kyaa hai
nigaahe-chashme-surama saa kyaa hai

sabz-o-gul kahaa.N se aaye hai.n
abr kyaa chiiz hai, havaa kyaa hai

hamako unase vafaa ki hai ummiid
jo nahii.n jaanate vafaa kyaa hai

haa.N bhalaa kar, teraa bhalaa hogaa
aur daravesh kii sadaa kyaa hai

jaan tum par nisaar karataa huu.N
mai.n nahii.n jaanataa duaa kyaa hai

maine maanaa ki kuchh nahii.n Gaalib
muft haath aaye, to buraa kyaa hai

Glossary:
dil-e-naadaan: naive heart
mushtaaq: enthusiastic
bezaar: unsatisfied, angry
maajra: issue
hangaama: noise created by a lot of activity/talk
pari-chehra: beautiful (face of a fairy)
gamz-o-aish-o-adaa: vanity(?)
shikne-zulfe-ambari: locks of hair like the sky(?)
nigaahe-chashme-surma: the look of surma filled eyes
sabz-o-gul: greenery and flowers
abr: cloud
darvesh: beggar
ghamza = amorous glance
ushwa = coquetry, work done surreptitiously
ghamza-o-‘ushwa-o-adaa: grace of the coquettish glances or
grace of the concealed glances

Ghazal #23

Mirza Ghalib – The Movie

The 1954 movie on the life of Mirza Ghalib the poet won the National Award For The Best Feature Film. Its script was written by Rajinder Singh Bedi and Saadat Hasan Manto.

Rajinder Singh Bedi and Saadat Manto

Surprisingly, the politics in Hindi movies kept Ghulam Mohammed from getting the Best Music Director award just as it did for his Pakeezah; because of the latter Pran declined to receive his Best Supporting Actor award that year!

Lets listen to the third of the ghazals of the King of Poets Mirza Ghalib. This too has been sung by Suraiyya on the music of Ghulam Mohammad.

Please enjoy: Nuktacheen hai gham-e-dil usako sunaaye naa bane…

nuktaachii.n hai, Gam-e-dil usako sunaaye na bane
usako sunaaye na bane
kyaa bane baat jahaa.N baat banaaye na bane
nuktaachii.n hai, Gam-e-dil

Gair phirataa hai liye yuu.N tere Kat ko ke agar
ko_ii puuchhe ke ye kyaa hai to chhupaaye na bane
nuktaachii.n hai, Gam-e-dil

mai.n bulaataa to huu.N usako magar ai jazbaa-e-dil
us pe ban jaaye kuchh aisii ki bin aaye na bane -2
nuktaachii.n hai, Gam-e-dil

ishq par zor nahii.n hai ye vo aatish Gaalib -2
ki lagaaye na lage aur bujhaaye na bane
nuktaachii.n hai, Gam-e-dil usako sunaaye na bane

Ghazal #24

Mirza Ghalib – The TV Serial

In 1988, Gulzar took it upon himself to make TV Series on Mirza Ghalib. He had Naseeruddin Shah in the role of the great poet. He had the ghazals of Mirza Ghalib composed by Jagjit and Chitra Singh and these are regarded as the best compositions ever by the duo.

Jagjit and Chitra Singh (Pic courtesy: archive.indianexpress.com)
Jagjit and Chitra Singh (Pic courtesy: archive.indianexpress.com)

Lets listen to Jagjit Singh sing a very popular ghazal of Mirza Ghalib: Aah ko chahiye ik umr hone taq
Kaun jeeta hai teri zulf ke sar hone taq?

aah ko chaahie ek umr asar hone tak
kaun jiitaa hai tere zulf ke sar hone tak

aashiqii sabr talab aur tamannaa betaab
dil kaa kyaa ra.Ng karuu.N khuun-e-jigar hone tak

ham ne maanaa ke taGakul na karoge lekin
khaak ho jaae.nge ham tum ko khabar hone tak

Gam-e-hastii kaa ‘asad’ kisase ho kuz-marg-e-ilaaj
shamaa har ra.Ng me.n jalatii hai sahar hone tak

Ghazal #25

Mirza Ghalib – The Movie

Lets get back to the 1954 movie produced and directed by the great Sohrab Modi for this last ghazal of the evening, which is amongst my all time favourites.

This too has been sung by Suraiyya on Ghulam Mohammad‘s music.

Please enjoy: Rahiye ab aisi jagah chal kar jahan koi naa ho
Hamsukan koi na ho aur hamzubaan koi na ho…

rahiye ab aisii jagah chal kar jahaa.N ko_ii na ho
hamasuKan ko_ii na ho aur hamazabaa.N ko_ii na ho
rahiye ab aisii jagah

be-dar-o-diiwaar kaa ik ghar banaayaa chaahiye -2
ko_ii hamasaayaa na ho aur paasabaa.N ko_ii na ho
rahiye ab aisii jagah

pa.Diye gar biimaar to ko_ii na ho tiimaaradaar -2
aur agar mar jaa_iye to nauhaKwaa.N ko_ii na ho
rahiye ab aisii jagah

Ghazal #26

Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

I have done a full blog on him. Here is from my blog:

Having been born in 1928 in Jehlum in undivided India, when the partition of India took place, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan and wife Tahira refused to go to Pakistan despite communal riots. His patriotism came to fore in 1948 itself when he wrote the famous number: Watan ki raah mein watan ke naujwaan shahid hon for the movie Shaheed starring Dilip Kumar.

Raja-Mehdi-Ali-Khan

Raja Mehdi Ali Khan paired with the Music Director Madan Mohan to produce some of Lata Mangeshkar’s best numbers. She has acknowledged so.

Lets turn to the 1962 movie Anpadh. Here are five songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar with lyrics penned by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan and music composed by Madan Mohan. Four out of these are amongst the best songs of Lata:

1. Aapakii nazaro.n ne samajhaa.
2. Hai isii me.n pyaar kii aabaru.
3. Jiyaa le gayo jii moraa saa.nvariyaa.
4. Ra.ng\-bira.ngii raakhii leke aa_ii bahana.
5. Vo dekho jalaa ghar kisii kaa.

Lets turn to the ghazal Hai isi mein pyaar ki aabru:

hai isii me.n pyaar kii aabaruu
vo zafaa kare.n mai.n vafaa karuu.N
jo vafaa bhii kaam na aa sake
to vohii kahe.n ke mai.n kyaa karuu.N
hai isii …

(mujhe Gam bhii unakaa aziiz hai
ke unhii.n kii dii huii chiiz hai ) – (2)
ke unhii.n kii dii huii chiiz hai
yahii Gam hai ab merii zi.ndagii
ise kaise dil se judaa karuu.N
hai isii …

(jo na ban sake mai.n vo baat huu.N
jo na khatm ho mai.n vo raat huu.N ) – (2)
jo na khatm ho mai.n vo raat huu.N
ye likhaa hai mere nasiib me.n
yuu.Nhii shammaa banake jalaa karuu.N
hai isii …

(na kisii ke dil kii huu.N aarazuu
na kisii kii nazar kii huu.N justajuu ) – (2)
na kisii kii nazar kii huu.N justajuu
mai.n vo phuul huu.N jo udaas ho
na bahaar aae to kyaa karuu.N
hai isii …

Ghazal #28

Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Hats off to Laxmikant Pyarelal for having composed it so well and hats off to Raj Khosla for the direction of this scene starring his favourite actress of many movies: Sadhana in the 1967 movie Anita, one of the three movies that Raj Khosla made on mystery women.

Lata Mangeshkar with Laxmikant Pyarelal (Pic courtesy: www.hindilyrics.net)
Lata Mangeshkar with Laxmikant Pyarelal (Pic courtesy: www.hindilyrics.net)

Of course, Lata Mangeshkar has sung this so well.

You will love the picturisation of this ghazal. It is unlike any other ghazal.

Please enjoy: Qariib aa ye nazar phir mile naa mile….

qariib aa ye nazar phir mile mile naa mile
ye aarazuu kaa chaman phir khile khile na khile
qariib aa ye nazar …

bhaTak rahii huu.N sadiyo.n se terii raaho.n me.n
panaah de kisii ghaayal ko apanii baa.Nho.n me.n
ye dil kaa zaKm kabhii phir phir khile khile naa khile
qariib aa ye nazar …

taras rahaa hai ye dil terii ik nazar ke li_e
bas ek nazar terii kaafii hai umr bhar ke li_e
nazar se pyaar jataa lab hile hile naa hile
qariib aa ye nazar …

nazar uThaa ke tere saamane bahaar kha.Dii
ko_ii hasiinaa nigaaho.n me.n le ke pyaar kha.Dii
phir is adaa kii kalii khile khile naa khile
qariib aa ye nazar …

Ghazal #27

Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

The movie Aankhen was released in 1950. So, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan was only 21 when he wrote the following ghazal. Once agin the composer is Madan Mohan. However, this time the singer is Shamshad Begum.

Having been born on 14th April 1919, we lost Shamshad Begum, the legend, on 23rd April 2013. She was one of the first playback singers in Indian films and sang over 6000 songs. Some of her famous songs are: Milate hi aankhen dil hua, Kabhi aar kabhi paar laaga teer-e-nazar, Kajra mohabbat wala, Teri mehfil mein kismat aajma kar, and Ek do teen aaja mausam hai rangeen.

Shamshad Begum (Pic courtesy: guyana.hoop.la)
Shamshad Begum (Pic courtesy: guyana.hoop.la)

Please enjoy: Mohabbat karne waalon ka yahi anjaam hota hai….

kisii kii yaad me.n ro-ro ke apane
din guzarate hai.n
ye kaisii zindagii hai
ham na jiite hai.n na marate hai.n

mohabbat karane waalo.n kaa -2
yahii a.njaam hotaa hai
ta.Dapanaa unakii qisamat me.n -2
to subah-o-shaam hotaa hai

mohabbat karane waalo.n kaa
yahii a.njaam hotaa hai

( hameshaa ke liye duniyaa me.n
do dil mil nahii.n sakate ) -2
do dil mil nahii.n sakate
nazar milanaa judaa_ii kaa -2
hii ik paiGaam hotaa hai

mohabbat karane waalo.n kaa
yahii a.njaam hotaa hai

( na dil me.n chain hai hamako
na raato.n ko qaraar aaye ) -2
na raato.n ko qaraar aaye
bataa de ko_ii duniyaa me.n -2
kahaa.N aaraam hotaa hai

mohabbat karane waalo.n kaa
yahii a.njaam hotaa hai

( merii barabaadiyaa.N bhii dekh lii.n
tumane jahaa.N waalo.n ) -2
tumane jahaa.N waalo.n
jo karataa hai mohabbat wo -2
yuu.N hii naakaam hotaa hai

mohabbat karane waalo.n kaa
yahii a.njaam hotaa hai

Ghazal #29

Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

I end tonight with this ghazal penned by him for the 1955 movie Inaam, sung by Suraiyya. The composer was SN Tripathi.

SN Tripathi (pic courtesy: www.hindilyrics.com)
SN Tripathi (pic courtesy: www.hindilyrics.com)

Please enjoy: Zara theharo main haal-e-dil suna loon phir chale jaana….

zaraa Thaharo mai.n haal-e-dil sunaa luu.N phir chale jaanaa
tamannaa_o.n ko ashqo.n me.n bahaa luu.N phir chale jaanaa
zaraa Thaharo

are o jaanewaale ek hii pal ke liye ruk jaa -2
mai.n shammaa-e-zi.ndagii apanii bujhaa luu.N phir chale jaanaa

zaraa Thaharo mai.n haal-e-dil sunaa luu.N phir chale jaanaa
zaraa Thaharo

qayaamat kii gha.Dii hai aaj to jii bhar ke rone do -2
mai.n tumako haar ashqo.n ke pinhaa luu.N phir chale jaanaa

zaraa Thaharo mai.n haal-e-dil sunaa luu.N phir chale jaanaa
zaraa Thaharo

tere jaate hii saaj-e-zi.ndagaanii TuuT jaayegaa -2
mai.n apanaa aaKarii nagamaa sunaa luu.N phir chale jaanaa

zaraa Thaharo mai.n haal-e-dil sunaa luu.N phir chale jaanaa
tamannaa_o.n ko ashqo.n me.n bahaa luu.N phir chale jaanaa
zaraa Thaharo

Ghazal #30

Madan Mohan

He lived for a little more than 51 years only (25th June 1924 to 14th July 1975) and yet he left an indelible mark on the Hindi films industry as a composer and music director.

He was the master of ghazals and some of his most popular ghazals have been sung by Mohammad Rafi, Talat Mahmood and Mohammad Rafi. I have already given you quite a few. But, now, it is time to pay him tribute as the best composer of ghazals in Hindi films.

They are all so good that I find it very difficult to select just a few.

Anyway, here is an attempt to find one each of the three singers that I love.

The first one is of Mohammad Rafi from the 1958 movie Aakhri Dao starring Nutan and Shekhar. Majrooh Sultanpuri was the lyricist.

Majrooh Sultanpuri was born on 01 October 1919 in Sultanpur, UP. He was one of the dominating musical forces in Indian Cinema in the 1950s and early 1960s and was an important figure in the Progressive Writers’ Movement and is consideredone of the finest avant-garde Urdu poets of 20th century literature. He won the Filmfare Best Lyricist Award in 1965 for “Chahunga Main Tujhe” in film Dosti, and the highest award in Indian cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement in 1993.

Majrooh Sultanpuri (pic courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com)
Majrooh Sultanpuri (pic courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com)

Please enjoy: Tujhe kyaa sunaayun main dilruba tere saamane mera haal hai….

tujhe kyaa sunaaU.N mai.n dilarubaa
tere saamane meraa haal hai
terii ik nigaah kii baat hai
merii zi.ndagii kaa savaal hai

merii har Kushii tere dam se hai
merii zi.ndagii tere Gam se hai
tere dard se rahe beKabar
mere dil kii kab ye mazaal hai

tere husn par hai merii nazar
mujhe subah shaam kii kyaa Kabar
merii shaam hai terii justajuu
merii subaha teraa Kayaal hai

mere dil jigar me.n samaa bhii jaa
rahe kyo.n nazar kaa bhii faasalaa
ke tere baGair o jaan-e-jaa.n
mujhe zi.ndagii bhii muhaal hai

Ghazal #31

Madan Mohan

Undoubtedly the best composer of ghazals in Hindi movies ever was Madan Mohan and the best singer Talat Mahmood.

The 1957 movie Dekh Kabira Roya was supposed to be a comedy but look at the songs and this ghazal. Rajinder Krishan was the lyricist and Talat the singer.

Lagan Tose Lagi Balma Lata Mangeshkar Rajendra Krishan Madan Mohan
Meri Veena Tum Bin Roye Lata Mangeshkar Rajendra Krishan Madan Mohan
Hum Panchhi Mastaane Lata Mangeshkar Geeta Dutt & Seeta Rajendra Krishan Madan Mohan
Humse Aaya Na Gaya Talat Mahmood Rajendra Krishan Madan Mohan
Tum Meri Raakho Laaj Hari Sudha Malhotra Rajendra Krishan Madan Mohan
Tu Pyar Kare Ya Thukraye Lata Mangeshkar Rajendra Krishan Madan Mohan
Ashqon Se Teri Humne Asha Bhosle Rajendra Krishan Madan Mohan
Hum Bulate Hi Rahe Asha Bhosle & Mohammad Rafi Rajendra Krishan Madan Mohan
Bairan Ho Gayi Rain Manna Dey Rajendra Krishan Madan Mohan
Kaun Aaya, Mere Man Ke Dwaare Manna Dey Rajendra Krishan Madan Mohan

Please enjoy: Hamase aaya naa gaya tumase bulaaya na gaya….

ham se aayaa na gayaa tum se bulaayaa naa gayaa
faasalaa pyaar me.n dono.n se miTaayaa naa gayaa

vo gha.Dii yaad hai jab tum se mulaaqaat huI
ek ishaaraa huaa do haath ba.Dhe baat huI
dekhate dekhate din Dhal gayaa aur raat huI
vo samaa.n aaj talak dil se bhulaayaa naa gayaa
ham se AyA na gayA

kyaa Kabar thii ke mile hai.n to bichha.Dane ke liye
qismate.n apanii banaaI.n hai.n biga.Dane ke liye
pyaar kaa baag basaayaa thaa uja.Dane ke liye
is tarah uja.Daa ke phir ham se basaayaa naa gayaa
ham se AyA na gayA

yAd rag jAtI hai aur vaqt guzar jAtA hai
phUl khilatA hai magar khil ke bikhar jAtA hai
sab chale jAte hai.n phir darde jigar jAtA hai
dAG jo tUne diyA dil ne miTAyA nA gayA
ham se AyA na gayA …

Ghazal #32

Madan Mohan

What happens when you combine the best ghazal composer in Madan Mohan with the best ghazal writer: Gulzar? Well, the result, as expected is magic. It happened in 1975 movie Mausam starring Sanjeev Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore.

Gulzar
Gulzar

Lata is the singer.

Please enjoy one of her best ghazals: Ruke ruke se kadam ruk ke baar baar chale….

ruke ruke se kadam ruk ke baar baar chale (2)
qarAr leke tere dar se beqarAr chale
ruke ruke se kadam ruk ke baar baar chale
ruke ruke se kadam

subah nA AyI kaI baar nI.nd se jaage (2)
ki ek raat kI ye zi.ndagI guzaar chale (2)
ruke ruke se kadam

uThAye phir de ke ehasAn dil kA sIne par (2)
le tere kadamo.n pe ye kaz.r bhI utaar chale (2)
qarAr leke tere dar se beqarAr chale
ruke ruke se kadam ruk ke baar baar chale
ruke ruke se kadam

Ghazal #33

Madan Mohan

I was about to call it a late night when I remembered that I haven’t given you a fourth singer for whom Madan Mohan composed ghazals. Yes, I am talking about Asha Bhosle.

Asha Bhosle (Pic courtesy: indianexpress.com)
Asha Bhosle (Pic courtesy: indianexpress.com)

The 1966 movie Neend Hamari Khwaab Tumhaare had one of her best ghazals on the lyrics of Rajinder Krishan. It is picturised on Nanda singing for Shashi Kapoor.

Please enjoy: Koi shiqwa bhi nahin, koi shiqayat bhi nahin
Aur tumahen hamase who pehli si mohabbat bhi nahin….

ko_ii shiqavaa bhii nahii.n ko_ii shiqaayat bhii nahii.n -2
aur tumhe.n hamase vo pahale sii mohabbat bhii nahii.n
ko_ii shiqavaa bhii …

pyaar ke vaade vafaa hone ke din aa_e hai.n -2
ye na samajho Kafaa hone ke din aa_e hai.n
ruuTh jaa_oge to kuchh duur qayaamat bhii nahii.n
aur tumhe.n hamase …

ham vahii apanii vafaa apanii mohabbat bhii vahii -2
tum jahaa.N baiTh ga_e apanii jo jannat hai vahii
aur duniyaa me.n kisii chiiz kii chaahat bhii nahii.n
aur tumhe.n hamase …

Ghazal #34

Khaiyyam

Last night I gave you adequate glimpses of Madan Mohan’s mastery over composing music for ghazals in the Hindi movies. Another composer who loved composing ghazals is Mohammed Zahur Khaiyyam or simply Khaiyyam.

Khaiyyam with wife Jagjit Kaur (pic courtesy: www.hindilyrics.com)
Khaiyyam with wife Jagjit Kaur (pic courtesy: www.hindilyrics.com)

He was born very close to where I was born: the village of Rahon near Nawanshahr on 18th Feb 1927. His music is on the gentler side and he refused to make music for frivolous lyricists.

To the best of my knowledge, Bashar Nawaz has penned just one ghazal in Hindi movies. It is in the 1982 movie Bazaar starring Naseeruddin Shah and the one who was destined to be the modern day Meena Kumari until fate played its last card for her and we lost her prematurely: Smita Patil.

Bashar Nawaz (Pic courtesy: www.newsroompost.com)
Bashar Nawaz (Pic courtesy: www.newsroompost.com)

The ghazal has been sung by Bhupinder whose one ghazal I have given you earlier, for the movie Aitbaar: Kisi nazar ko tera intezzar aaj bhi hai.

Please enjoy: Karoge yaad to har baat yaad aayegi…..

karoge yaad to, har baat yaad aayegii – 2
guzarate vaqt kii, har mauj Thahar jaayegii – 2
karoge yaad to …

ye chaa.Nd biite zamaano.n kaa aaiinaa hogaa – 2
bhaTakate abra me.n, chaharaa koI banaa hogaa
udaas raah koI daastaa.n sunaaegii – 2
karoge yaad to …

barasataa-bhiigataa mausam dhuaa.N-dhuaa.N hogaa – 2
pighalatii shamo.n pe dil kaa mere Gumaa.n hogaa
hatheliyo.n kii hinaa, yaad kuchh dilaayegii – 2
karoge yaad to …

galii ke mo.D pe, suunaa saa koI daravaazaa – 2
tarasatii aa.Nkho.n se rastaa kisii kaa dekhegaa
nigaah duur talak jaa ke lauT aaegii – 2
karoge yaad to …

Ghazal #35

Khaiyyam

Talking about Khaiyyam, another beautiful ghazal of the 1982 movie Bazaar has been sung by his wife Jagjit Kaur. This is picturised on Supriya Pathak and the gentlest of all heroes: Farooq Sheikh.

And, it is a Mir Taqi Mir ghazal!

Please enjoy: Dikhayi diye youn ki bekhud kiya….

dikhaa_ii di_e yuu.N ki bekhud kiyaa -2
hame.n aap se bhii judaa kar chale
dikhaa_ii di_e yuu.N

jabii.n sajadaa karate hii karate ga_ii -2
haq-e-ba.ndagii yuu.N adaa kar chale
dikhaa_ii di_e yuu.N

parastish kii yaa.N tak ki ai but tujhe -2
nazar me.n sabho.n kii Kudaa kar chale
dikhaa_ii di_e yuu.N

bahut aarzuu tii galii kii terii -2
so yaas-e-lahuu me.n nahaa kar chale

Ghazal #36

Khaiyyam

And, ladies and gentlemen, talking about Khaiyyam, one can never forget the ghazal of Jaan Nisar Akhtar composed by him and sung so beautifully by Lata Mangeshkar.

I have already given you two excellent ghazals by Jaan Nisar Akhtar: Beqasi had se jab guzr jaaye; and Bemurravat bewafa begaana-e-dil aap hain.

This is from the 1977 movie Shankar Hussain and is counted amongst the finest ghazals in Hindi movies.

Please enjoy: Aap youn faaslon se guzarate rahe
Dil se kadamon ki avaaz aati rahi…..

aap yuu.N faasalo.n se guzarate rahe
dil se kadamo.n kii aavaaz aatii rahii
aahaTo.n se a.ndhere chamakate rahe
raat aatii rahii raat jaatii rahii

ho, gunagunaatii rahii.n merii tanahaa_iyaa.N
duur bajatii rahii.n kitanii shahanaa_iyaa.N
zi.ndagii zi.ndagii ko bulaatii rahii
aap yuu.N faasalo.n se guzarate rahe
dil se kadamo.n kii aavaaz aatii rahii
aap yuu.N…

kataraa kataraa pighalataa rahaa aasmaa.N -2
ruuh kii vaadiyo.n me.n na jaane kahaa.N
ik nadii… ik nadii dilarubaa giit gaatii rahii
aap yuu.N faasalo.n se guzarate rahe
dil se kadamo.n kii aavaaz aatii rahii
aap yuu.N…

aap kii garm baaho.n me.n kho jaae.nge
aap kii narm zaano.n pe so jaae.nge, so jaae.nge
muddato.n raat nii.nde.n churaatii rahii
aap yuu.N faasalo.n se guzarate rahe
dil se kadamo.n kii aavaaz aatii rahii
aap yuu.N…

That brings us to the end of Part II of A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies. We have had a total of 36 ghazals so far.

Please let me know in the comments below if some ghazal of yours should appear in the Top 100. I shall try to accommodate. Only, please remember two things: One, there are still four more parts to go of roughly 16 ghazals per part. And, secondly, these are not the best ghazals in all fora; these are only considered the best that appeared in Hindi movies.

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  1. My favorite in this collection – Humse Aya Na Gaya, by Talat i “Dekh Kabira Roya”. I saw the movie when it was screened in my school, Mayo College, back in the 50s.