A HUNDRED GHAZALS IN HINDI MOVIES – PART IV

As I brought out in the introduction of ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part I’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part II’, and ‘A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part III’, 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 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.

I followed it up with another 18 Ghazals in Part II starting with Mohammad Rafi singing Sahir Ludhianvi‘s ghazal Tum ek baar mohabbat ka imtehaan to do for the 1960 movie Babur, to Lata Mangeshkar singing Jaan Nisar Akhtar‘s Aap youn faaslon se guzarte rahe for the 1977 movie Shankar Hussain. In between I gave you ghazals sung by Mubarak Begum, and ghazals of Mirza Ghalib, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Rajinder Krishan, Gulzar, Bashar Nawaz and Mir Taqi Mir.

I followed the second part with another 16 Ghazals in Part III, starting with Talat Mehmood singing Sardar Jafri’s Shaam-e-gham ki kasam, aaj gamgeen hain ham, Aa bhi jaa, aa bhi jaa, aaj mere sanam…. modified by Majrooh Sultanpuri for the 1953 movie Footpath and ending with Lata Mangeshkar singing Sahir Ludhianvi’s Jurm-e-ulfat pe hamen log saza dete hain, Kaise nadaan hain sholon ko hawa dete hain… for the 1963 movie Taj Mahal. In between I gave you three more ghazals by Talat Mehmood, one sung together by Mohammad Rafi and Mahendra Kapoor, a ghazal of Hassan Kamal, a few of Majrooh sultanpuri, one of Anand Bakshi and a few for which the great music director Roshan composed music.

Lets resume our journey into the fascinating world of Ghazals.

Ghazal #53

Mahendra Kapoor

He was born on 9th January 1934 in Amritsar, not too far from the birth place of his guru, guide and mentor Mohammad Rafi.

He made a distinct identity of his own with his smooth silky voice.

He excelled in ghazal singing too.

Mahendra Kapoor
Mahendra Kapoor

I particularly like his rendition of Qamar Jalalabadi’s most famous ghazal: Rafta rafta woh hamare dil ke armaan ho gaye that he sang with Asha Bhosle. The 1966 movie Ham Kahan Jaa Rahe Hain starred Neena and Prakash and had Basant Prakash’s music.

Please enjoy: Rafta rafta woh hamare dil ke armaan ho gaye…

raftaa raftaa vo hamaare dil ke armaa.N ho gae
pahale jaa.N, phir jaan-e-jaa.N
phir jaan-e-jaanaa.N ho gae
raftaa raftaa…

raftaa raftaa vo merii taskii.n kaa saamaa.N ho gae
pahale dil phir dil_rubaa phir dil ke mehamaa.N ho gae
raftaa raftaa…

raftaa raftaa un kii aa.Nkho.n kaa nashaa ba.Dhane lagaa
pahale may phir maikadaa phir may kaa tuufaa.N ho gae
raftaa raftaa …

raftaa raftaa husn nikharaa aur nikharataa hii gayaa
pahale gul phir gul_badan phir gul ba_daamaa.N ho gae
raftaa raftaa …

Ghazal #54

Mahendra Kapoor

I have given you a few ghazals of Mahendra Kapoor and today I gave you his rendition of Qamar Jalalabadi’s most popular Rafta rafta woh hamaare dil ke armaan ho gaye.

SH Bihari as a lyricist was certainly most under valued lyricist. One composer who brought out the best in him was OP Nayyar. The two of them made 1960 movie Kashmir Ki Kali songs immortal.

SH Bihari - the most under-rated Lyricist
SH Bihari – the most under-rated Lyricist

Here is one of SH Bihari’s ghazals on the music of OP Nayyar for the 1968 movie Kahin Din Kahin Raat. Once again, it has been sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Asha Bhosle.

When the ghazal finally starts in the video, you won’t believe such a lovely ghazal is hidden in the initial fast music.

Please enjoy: Ham pe ilzaam ye kyun hai ki mohabbat ki hai……

( ham pe ilzaam ye kyuu.N hai
ki mohabbat kii hai ) -2
hamane to aapako puujaa hai
ibaadat kii hai
ham pe ilzaam ye kyuu.N hai
ki mohabbat kii hai

( hamane kab aapase maa.Ngaa hai
wafaa_o.n kaa silaa ) -2
( kab sunaa aapane hamase ko_ii
shiqawaa yaa gilaa ) -2
( hamane kab dil ke ta.Dapane kii
shiqaayat kii hai ) -2

hamane to aapako puujaa hai
ibaadat kii hai

( Gam nahii.n isakaa agar aap
hamaare naa huye ) -2
( Gam to ye hai ke tumhaare bhii
tumhaare na huye ) -2
( aapane jinake liye aaj ye
haalat kii hai ) -2

hamane to aapako puujaa hai
ibaadat kii hai
ham pe ilzaam ye kyuu.N hai
ki mohabbat kii hai

Ghazal #55

Shakeel Badayuni

I can never have enough of Shakeel. He wrote exactly how I would like to write, except that I cannot have his mastery over words.

Shakeel Badayuni - the King of Irony
Shakeel Badayuni – the King of Irony

This ghazal from the 1962 movie Son OF India has everything that you look for in a ghazal: superb music by Naushad and excellent singing by Mohammad Rafi and tons of irony since Shakeel was the King of Irony.

Please enjoy: Zindagi aaj mere naam se sharmaati hai…

zindagii aaj mere naam se sharamaatii hai
apane haalaat pe mujhe khud hii ha.Nsii aatii hai
zindagii aaj mere …

ek Gam chain se jiine nahii.n detaa mujhako -2
ek ulajhan hai jo aksar mujhe ta.Dapaatii hai
zindagii aaj mere …

is tarah chho.D ke nikalaa huu.N mai.n apanii ma.nzil
jaise hasarat ko_ii siine se nikal jaatii hai
zindagii aaj mere …

raah chalate hu_e kuchh soch ke ruk jaataa huu.N -2
har qadam par ko_ii bhuulii hu_ii yaad aatii hai
zindagii aaj mere …

Ghazals #56

Shakeel Badayuni

As I said, I can never have enough of Shakeel. He wrote the best songs and the finest ghazals in Hindi movies.

This one is a favourite of mine from the 1962 movie Mulzim and is pictured on Pradeep Kumar and doe eyed Shakeela. Music was composed by Ravi. Mohammad Rafi was the singer.

Please enjoy: Deevana keh me aaj mujhe phir pukaariye…

diivaanaa kah ke aaj mujhe phir pukaari_e
haazir huu.N ko_ii tiir-e-nazar dil pe maari_e
diiwaanaa kah ke …

lag jaa_e aapako naa kisii kii nazar kahii.n -2
ghar jaa ke apane husn kaa sadakaa utaari_e
haazir huu.N ko_ii …

zulfe.n sa.Nvaarane se banegii na ko_ii baat -2
uThi_e kisii gariib kii qismat sa.Nvaari_e
haazir huu.N ko_ii …

ik baar kar hii diiji_e is dil kaa faisalaa -2
rah-rah ke yuu.N nigaah kaa Ka.nzar naa maari_e
haazir huu.N ko_ii …

Ghazal #57

Shakeel Badayuni

The 1967 movie Palki starred Rajendra Kumar and Waheeda Rehman and had two beautiful ghazals sung by Mohammad Rafi. One of these I have decided to share with you. It is on Naushad’s music.

Please enjoy: Kal raat zindagi se mulakaat ho gayi….

kal raat zindagii se mulaaqaat ho ga_ii
lab tharatharaa rahe the magar baat ho ga_ii
kal raat zindagii …

ek husn saamane thaa qayaamat ke ruup me.n
ek Kvaab jalvaagar thaa haqiiqat ke ruup me.n
cheharaa vahii gulaab kii ra.ngat li_e hu_e
nazare.n vahii payaam-e-muhabbat li_e hu_e
zulfe.n vahii ki jaise dhu.Ndhalakaa ho shaam kaa
aa.Nkhe.n vahii jin aa.Nkho.n pe dhokhaa ho jaam kaa
kuchh der ko tasallii-e-jazbaat ho ga_ii
lab tharatharaa rahe …

dekhaa use to daaman-e-ruKsaar nam bhii thaa
vallaah usake dil ko kuchh ehasaas-e-Gam bhii thaa
the usakii hasarato.n ke Kazaane luTe hu_e
lab par ta.Dap rahe the fasaane ghuTe hu_e
kaa.NTe chubhe hu_e the sisakatii uma.ng me.n
Duubii hu_ii thii phir bhii vo vafaa_o ke ra.ng me.n
dam bhar ko Katm gardish-e-haalaat ho ga_ii
lab tharatharaa rahe …

e merii ruuh-e-ishq merii jaan-e-shaayarii
dil maanataa nahii.n ki tuu mujhase bichha.D ga_ii
maayuusiyaa.N hai.n phir bhii mere dil ko aas hai
mahasuus ho rahaa hai ke tuu mere paas hai
samajhaa_uu.N kis tarah se dil-e-beqaraar ko
vaapas kahaa.N se laa_uu.N mai.n guzarii bahaar ko
majabuur dil ke saath ba.Dii ghaat ho ga_ii
lab tharatharaa rahe …

Ghazal #58

Hasrat Jaipuri

Hasrat Jaipur was born as Iqbal Hussain on 15th April 1922. At the age of 18 he came to Bombay and started his career as a bus conductor at a monthly salary of eleven rupees. At a mushaira in Bombay, he was heard by Prithvi Raj Kapoor who recommended him to his son Raj Kapoor and Raj saab took him for Barsaat recording his first song: Jiya beqraar hai and his second song Chhor gaye baalam.

Hasrat_Jaipuri__Indian_Movie_Lyricist_1

From there started an unbreakable association between Hasrat Jaipuri, Shankar Jaikishen and Raj Kapoor and his singing voice Mukesh. One of their most famous songs Aansu bhari hain yeh jeevan ki raahen is considered the standard bearer of songs in Hindi movies of old.

His title song for the 1968 movie Mere Huzoor was so popular a ghazal that many people would spontaneously sing it everywhere. Mohammad Rafi is the singer.

Please enjoy: Rukh se zara naqaab utha do mere huzoor….

apane rukh pe nigaah karane do
khuubasuurat gunaah karane do
rukh se pardaa haTaao jaan-e-hayaa
aaj dil ko tabaah karane do

rukh se zaraa naqaab uThaa do, mere huzuur
jalvaa phir ek baar dikhaa do, mere huzuur

tum hamasafar mile ho mujhe is hayaat me.n -2
mil jaae chaa.Nd jaise koii suunii raat me.n
jaage tum kahaa.N ye bataa do, mere huzuur
rukh se…

husn-o-jamaal aapakaa shiishe me.n dekh kar -2
madahoshh ho chukaa huu.N mai.n jalavo.n kii raah par
Gar ho sake to hosh me.n laa do, mere huzuur
rukh se…

vo marmarii se haath vo mahakaa huaa badan -2
Takaraayaa mere dil se, muhabbat kaa ek chaman
mere bhii dil kaa phuul khilaa do, mere huzuur
rukh se…
apane rukh pe nigaah karane do
khuubasuurat gunaah karane do
rukh se pardaa haTaao jaan-e-hayaa
aaj dil ko tabaah karane do

rukh se zaraa naqaab uThaa do, mere huzuur
jalvaa phir ek baar dikhaa do, mere huzuur

tum hamasafar mile ho mujhe is hayaat me.n -2
mil jaae chaa.Nd jaise koii suunii raat me.n
jaage tum kahaa.N ye bataa do, mere huzuur
rukh se…

husn-o-jamaal aapakaa shiishe me.n dekh kar -2
madahoshh ho chukaa huu.N mai.n jalavo.n kii raah par
Gar ho sake to hosh me.n laa do, mere huzuur
rukh se…

vo marmarii se haath vo mahakaa huaa badan -2
Takaraayaa mere dil se, muhabbat kaa ek chaman
mere bhii dil kaa phuul khilaa do, mere huzuur
rukh se…

Ghazal #59

Hasrat Jaipuri

He was awarded the Filmfare Best Lyricist award twice: once for his song that became super hit in Andaz: Zindagi ek safar hai suhaana; and the other for Baharon phool barsaayo in Rajendra Kumar movie Suraj. This means that his efforts for Raj Kapoor were never recognised by the Hindi film industry. Even for 1968 movie Mere Huzoor he missed out on getting Best Lyricist award (he wasn’t even nominated!) and the award went to Gulshan Bawra for his Upkaar song: Mere desh ki dharti. Even Anand Bakshi didn’t get that year for his Milan songs and Sahir too didn’t get for Neele gagan ke tale.

Anyway, such is luck.

This ghazal of his is close to my heart. It is from another Raaj Kumar movie (like Mere Huzoor): the 1971 movie Laal Patthar in which Raaj Kumar starred opposite Hema Malini.

Predictably, the ghazal has Shankar Jaikishen’s music and Mohammad Rafi’s voice.

Please enjoy: Unake khayaal aaye to aate chale gaye….

un ke Kayaal aae to aate chale gae
diivaanaa zi.ndagii ko banaate chale gae

jo saa.ns aa rahii hai usii kaa payaam hai
betaabiyo.n ko aur ba.Dhaate chale gae

is dil se aa rahii hai kisii yaar kii sadaa
viiraan meraa dil thaa basaate chale gae

hosh-o-havaas pe mere bijalii sii gir pa.Dii
mastii bharii nazar se pilaa ke chale gae

Ghazal #60

Hasrat Jaipuri

This ghazal penned by Hasrat Jaipuri is amongst the best of Mohammad Rafi in Hindi movies. It is from the 1956 movie Raajhath starring Pradeep Kumar and Madhubala. No surprise, again, about the music director. It is Shankar Jaikishen again.

Please enjoy a ghazal very close to my heart: Aaye bahar ban ke lubha kar chale gaye…

aa_e bahaar ban ke lubhaa kar chale ga_e
kyaa raaz thaa jo dil me.n chhupaa kar chale ga_e
aa_e bahaar ban ke …

kahane ko vo hasiin the aa.Nkhe.n thii.n bevafaa
haay aa.Nkhe.n thii.n bevafaa
kahane ko vo hasiin the aa.Nkhe.n thii.n bevafaa
haay
daaman merii nazar se bachaa kar chale ga_e
aa_e bahaar ban ke …

itanaa mujhe bataa_o mere dil kii dha.Dakano.n
haay dil kii dha.Dakano.n
itanaa mujhe bataa_o mere dil kii dha.Dakano.n
haay
vo kaun the jo Kvaab dikhaakar chale ga_e
aa_e bahaar ban ke …

Ghazal#61

Naqsh Lyallpuri

He was born Jaswant Rai Sharma in Lyallpur (Punjab). His interest in literature, specially Urdu literature, started as a young boy. He became aware of his talent when his school teacher borrowed his notebooks at the end of the year because of the poems he wrote on them.

After Partition, he moved to Lucknow with his family. He moved to Bombay to find a job and ended up working at the Department of Post and Telegraph. He quit soon after thanks to the monotony of job and his keen interest in making a career in Hindi films. His film career began in 1952, when an introduction to film maker Jagdish Sethi led to his first song – “Agar Teri Ankhon Se Ankhen Mila Doon” (“Jaggu”, 1952). However, success eluded him for many years and he sustained himself through B and C grade Hindi films as well as Punjabi films. His first big hit came with “Main To Har Mod Par Tujhko Doonga Sada” (“Chetana”, 1970), almost two decades after his debut in Hindi films.

Naqsh Lyallpuri with Lata Mangeshkar (Pic courtesy: www.hindu.com)
Naqsh Lyallpuri with Lata Mangeshkar (Pic courtesy: www.hindu.com)

Lets start with his most famous ghazal for the 1973 movie Dil Ki Raahen starring Rehana Sultan and Rakesh Pande. Who could have given better music for it than the maestro himself: Madan Mohan. Lata Mangeshkar sang it beautifully.

Please enjoy: Rasmen ulfat ko nibhaayen to nibhaayen kaise….

rasm-e-ulfat ko nibhaae.n to nibhaae.n kaise
har taraf aag hai daaman ko bachaae.n kaise
rasm-e-ulfat ko nibhaae.n…

dil kii raaho.n me.n uThate hai.n jo duniyaa vaale -2
koii kah de ke voh diivaar giraae.n kaise -2
rasm-e-ulfat ko nibhaae.n…

dard me.n Duube hue naGame hazaaro.n hai.n magar -2
saaz-e-dil TuuT gayaa ho to sunaae kaise -2
rasm-e-ulfat ko nibhaae.n…

bojh hotaa jo Gamo.n kaa to uThaa bhii lete -2
zi.ndagii bojh banii ho to uThaae.n kaise -2
rasm-e-ulfat ko nibhaae.n…

Ghazal #62

Naqsh Lyallpuri

For someone who took more than a decade to establish himself in Hindi movies, Naqsh Lyallpuri wrote some excellent songs and ghazals.

This one is gentle since it has Khaiyyam’s music. As a rare interesting point, it has Sulakshna Pandit’s voice.

Sulakshana Pandit
Sulakshna Pandit

This is from the 1981 movie Ahista Ahista and pictured on Padmini Kolhapur and is very very good.

Please enjoy: Maana teri nazar mein tera pyaar ham nahin….

maanaa terii nazar me.n teraa pyaar ham nahii.n
kaise kahe.n ke tere talabaGaar ham nahii.n

tan ko jaalaake raaKh banaayaa, bichhaa diyaa
lo ab tumhaarii raah me.n diivaar ham nahii.n

sii.nchaa thaa jisako hamane tamanna ke khoon se
chaman me.n us bahaar ke haqadaar ham nahii.n

dhokha diyaa hai khud ko mohabbat ke naam par
ye kis tarah kahe.n ke gunehagaar ham nahi.n

Ghazal#63

Naqsh Lyallpuri

Here is one of his earliest popular ghazals sung by Asha Bhosle. It is from the 1968 movie Teri Talaash Mein starring Kumkum. Sapan-Jagmohan composed the music for it.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find the original video for it.

Nevertheless, please enjoy: Raaz-e-dil hamase kaho ham to koi gair nahin….

raaz-e-dil ham se kaho ham to ko_ii Gair nahii.n
yuu.N pareshaan na ho ham to ko_ii Gair nahii.n
raaz-e-dil ham se …

mahakii mahakii sii ye tanahaa_ii gilaa karatii hai
Gair tum bhii na raho ham to ko_ii Gair nahii.n
raaz-e-dil ham se …

kisii hamadard ko kuchh dard ba.nTaa lene do
dard tanahaa na saho ham to ko_ii Gair nahii.n
raaz-e-dil ham se …

Ghazal #64

Naqsh Lyallpuri

As I mentioned earlier, for someone who took his time establishing himself, he finally ended up penning some really fine ghazals. This one from 1979 movie Khandaan is a favourite. The movie starred Jumping Jack Jeetu, Bindiya Goswami and Sulakshana Pandit. Music was composed by Khaiyyam and Lata ji sang it.

Please enjoy: Ye mulaqaat ik bahaana hai….

ye mulaaqaat ik bahaanaa hai
pyaar kaa silasilaa puraanaa hai

dha.Dakane dha.Dakano.n me.n kho jaaye.n
dil ko dil ke qariib laanaa hai

Kvaab to kaa.Nch se bhii naazuk hai
TuuTane se inhe.n bachaanaa hai

man meraa pyaar kaa shivaalaa hai
aap ko devataa banaanaa hai

mai.n huu.N apane sanam ke baaho.n me.n
mere qadamo.n tale zamaanaa hai

Ghazal #65

Shahryar

Akhlaq Mohammad Khan ‘Shahryar’ (16 June 1936 – 13 February 2012), was an Indian academician, and a doyen of Urdu poetry in India. As a Hindi film lyricist, he is best known for his lyrics in Gaman (1978) and Umrao Jaan (1981) directed by Muzaffar Ali. He retired as the head of Urdu Department at the Aligarh Muslim University, and thereafter he remained sought after name in mushairas or poetic gatherings, and also co-edited the literary magazine Sher-o-Hikmat.

He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu for Khwab Ka Dar Band Hai (1987), and in 2008 he won the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award and only the fourth Urdu poet to win the award. He has been widely acknowledged as the finest exponent of modern Urdu poetry.

I start with his ghazals tonight and will continue tomorrow.

This of course is from 1981 movie Umraao Jaan based on the novel by the same name by Mirza Hadi Ruswa (1905). The movie won six Filmfare Award including Best Actress Rekha, Best Music Director Khaiyyam and Best Direction and Best Singer Lata.

However, Shahryar didn’t win any award.

Shahryar (Pic courtesy: www.thewire.in)
Shahryar (Pic courtesy: www.thewire.in)

Nevertheless, the ghazals of this movie are amongst the best in Hindi movies.

Lets start with this one sung by Talat Aziz for Farooq Sheikh.

Please enjoy: Zindagi jab bhi teri bazm mein laati hai hamen…

zi.ndagii jab bhii terii bazm me.n laatii hai hame.n
ye zamii.n chaa.Nd se behatar nazar aatii hai hame.n

surkh phUlo.n se mahak uThatI hai.n dil kI rAhe.n
din Dhale yU.N terI AvAz bulAtI hai hame.n
zi.ndagii …

yAd terI kabhii dastak kabhii saragoshI se
raat ke pichhale pahar roz jagaatI hai hame.n
zi.ndagii …

har mulAqAt kA a.njaam judAI kyU.N hai
ab to har vaqt yahI baat satAtI hai hame.n
zi.ndagii …

Ghazal#66

Shahryar

I have enjoyed putting up these Ghazals for you for almost three weeks now.

My idea was to give you the hundred best ghazals in Hindi movies. From last night, some sadness is coming to me now that in another week or ten days it would be over.

Last night I had embarked on the great Urdu poet Shahryar. I had given you his ghazal sung by Talat Aziz for the 1981 movie Umrao Jaan starring Rekha, Farooq Sheikh and Naseeruddin Shah.

Here is another ghazal from the same movie sung by Asha Bhosle on Khaiyam‘s music.

Please enjoy: Justaju jisaki thi us ko to na paaya hamane……

justajuu jisakii thii us ko to na paayaa hamane
is bahaane se magar dekh lii duniyaa hamane

tujhako rusavaa na kiyaa Khud bhii pashemaa.N na huye
ishq kii rasm ko is tarah nibhaayaa hamane

kab milii thii kahaa.N bichha.Dii thii hame.n yaad nahii.n
zi.ndagii tujhako to bas Khvaab me.n dekhaa hamane

ai ‘Ada’ aur sunaaye bhii to kyaa haal apanaa
umr kaa lambaa safar tay kiyaa tanahaa hamane

‘adaa” was taKallus of umraao jaan ‘adaa’ in the film.

Ghazal #67

Shahryar

The 1981 movie Umrao Jaan was full of excellent ghazals.

Here is another one put together by the same combine of Shahryar, Khaiyyam and Asha Bhosle.

Please enjoy: In aankhon ki masti ke mastaane hazaaron hain…

in aa.Nkho.n kii mastii ke mastaane hazaaro.n hai.n
in aa.Nkho.n se vaabastaa afasaane hazaaro.n hai.n
in aa.nkho.n…

ik tum hii nahii.n tanhaa, ulafat me.n merii rusavaa
is shahar me.n tum jaise diivaane hazaaro.n hai.n
in aa.Nkho.n…

ik sirf ham hii may ko aa.Nkho.n se pilaate hai.n
kahane ko to duniyaa me.n mayakhaane hazaaro.n hai.n
in aa.Nkho.n…

is shamm-e-farozaa.N ko aa.ndhii se Daraate ho
is shamm-e-farozaa.N ke paravaane hazaaro.n hai.n
in aa.Nkho.n…

Ghazal # 68

Shahryar

The 1981 movie Umrao Jaan’s ghazals not only were very popular but also left you gaping with their excellence of lyrics by Shahryar and music by Khaiyyam.

This was the most popular, sung by Asha Bhosle.

Please enjoy: Dil cheez kyaa hai aap meri jaan leejiye…

dil chiiz kyaa hai, aap merii jaan liijiye
bas ek baar meraa kahaa, maan liijiye

is a.njuman me.n aapako aanaa hai baar baar
diivaar-o-dar ko gaur se pahachaan liijiye

% is the last word naaz?
maanaa ke dosto.n ko nahii.n dostii kaa naaz
lekin ye kyaa ke gair kaa ahasaan liijiye

kahiye to aasamaan ko zamiin par utaar laae.n
mushkil nahii.n hai kuchh bhii agar Thaan liijiye

Ghazal # 69

Shahryar

The 1981 movie Umrao Jaan’s ghazals not only were very popular but also left you gaping with their excellence of lyrics by Shahryar and music by Khaiyyam.

Here is another one sung by Asha Bhosle and pictured on Rekha who in the title role won the Best Actress Award.

Please enjoy: Ye kyaa jagah hai dosto, ye kaun sa dyaar hai….

ye kyaa jagah hai dosto.n, ye kaun saa dayaar hai
had-e-nigAh tak jahA.n gubAr hI gubAr hai
ye kyA jagah hai dosto.n

ye kis mukaam par hayaat, mujhako leke aa gaI
na bas khushI pe kahA.n, na Gam pe ikhtiyaar hai
ye…

tamAm umr kA hisAb mA.ngatI hai zindagI
mA.ngatI hai zindagI
ye merA dil kahe to kyA, ye khud se sharmasAr hai
ye khud se sharmasAr hai
ye…

bulA rahA kyA koI chilamano.n ke us taraf
chilamano.n ke us taraf
mere liye bhI kyA koI udAs beqarAr hai
udaas beqarAr hai
ye…

(A nazm not in the song, but is there in the movie)
na jisakI shakal hai koI, na jisakA naam hai koI
ik aisI shai kA kyo.n hame.n azal se intazaar hai
ye…

That brings us to the end of Part IV of A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies. We have had a total of 69 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 two more parts to go with a total of 31 ghazals. 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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