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Expressing Love!!!

Though Valentine’s Day is over, it is still the Valentine’s week and love is still in the air. So, I thought of writing something about it. Hope you all did express your feelings towards your loved ones; I did! Lets keep the debate – Why do we need a special day to celebrate love and express our feelings? for some other day. Today, lets talk about ‘expressing love’.

The feeling of love has remained more or less the same forever. What has changed is the way it is expressed. Take a glance at the transition of Bollywood love songs and you would know what I am talking about. And here I’m talking only about the lyrics, forget the visuals! I’m not going to cite examples of good and bad love songs (according to me). I’m going to talk about one of my favorite love song though.

The song is Door rehkar na karo baat karib aa jao from the movie Amaanat (1977). Thoughtfully written by Sahir Ludhianvi, beautifully composed by Ravi, and romantically sung by none other than my favorite singer, Mohd. Rafi.

The feelings in this song are so pure and sensuous at the same time, h0wever, miles away from being called vulgar!

Here are the lyrics in Hindi:

दूर रहकर ना करो बात करीब आ जाओ,
याद रह जाएगी य़ेह रात करीब आ जाओ।

एक मुद्दत से तमन्ना थी तुम्हे छूने की,
आज बस में नहीं जज़्बात करीब आ जाओ।

सर्द झोंको से भड़कते हैं बदन में शोले,
जान लेलेगी य़ेह बरसात करीब आ जाओ।

इस कदर हम से झिझकने की ज़रुरत क्या है?
ज़िन्दगी भर का है अब साथ करीब आ जाओ।

प्यार में नज़रें ही दिल की ज़ुबान होती हैं,
तुम समझकर मेरे जज़्बात करीब आ जाओ। 

This is a written only for the male singer. However, I couldn’t resist from writing a couple of lines for the female counterpart. The last stanza is not a part of the original song; its written by me. Sorry about that Sahir Saahab! Hope I didn’t mess it up. Which is your favorite love song?


Agneepath – All Smoke, No Fire!

Movie: Agneepath

Director: Karan Malhotra

Story: Based on Agneepath (1990)

Screenplay: Ila Dutta Bedi and Karan Malhotra

Music: Ajay-Atul

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, and Rishi Kapoor

If you are going to watch the movie keeping in mind the original Agneepath, then you are in for a big time disappointment! Agneepath failed to match my average expectations even though I had decided not to watch as a remake of the original classic.

There isn’t much to talk about the story so let’s talk about the actors. Hrithik has done a decent job, however, he completely fails to do justice to the classic Harivansh Rai Bachchan poem. So much so that sometimes, it is not even audible. Sanjay Dutt’s character had so much scope that was left unexplored. The verses from the Mahabharata make him look funny and his laughter seems unreal.  Priyanka Chopra comes in as a fresh breeze in the otherwise violent storm, if I may call it so. However, the only one person who makes an impression is Rishi Kapoor, in his maiden appearance as a villain.

Too many and out of context songs are only a speed breaker for the movie. You could be humming a few lines from the songs Shree Ganesha and Chikni Chameli but nothing more. The otherwise so impressive Ajay-Atul duo failed to leave their  mark in this one.

Though the original Agneepath was a box office disaster, it is still considered to be a classic movie. Whereas, the new Agneepath, even after being a below average movie in all aspects, is already making record breaking collections at the box office.







भूला हुआ फ़साना

फिर कोई भूला हुआ फ़साना याद आया,

जो कभी ना बन सका, वोह अफसाना याद आया,

कहने को तो भूल चुके है उनको,

फिर भी उन्हें याद करने का बहाना याद आया|


उनके लिए लिखी हर ग़ज़ल याद आई,

उनके लिए गाया हर तराना याद आया,

कहने को तो भूल चुके है उनको,

फिर भी उन्हें याद करने का बहाना याद आया|


उनकी आँखों का वोह शर्माना याद आया,

उनके लबों का वोह मुस्कुराना याद आया,

कहने को तो भूल चुके है उनको,

फिर भी उन्हें याद करने का बहाना याद आया|


इस शायर को दफ्न कर चुके थे, उनकी यादों के साथ,

आज मुझे मैं ही दीवाना याद आया,

आज मुझे मैं ही दीवाना याद आया,

उन्हें याद करने का बहाना याद आया|