Monday, June 19, 2006

Gulzar saab ke saath bada hona...

I remember once when i was 13-14 and my mother and elder sister were watching Ijazat and oooohing and aaahing about something.
and then that song came ...'Katra katra milta hai...katra katra jeene do"
i had thought how dumb who would want to live drop by drop...Not me for sure...i want it ALL and AT ONCE...
when i told my mother this she gave me that smile that means...one day you will grow up...
and worse was my sister (who i secretly thought was a silli oaf most times) also claimed to understand the song and next day she and her friends were discussing the song when i expressed my opinion and they got all patronising...
Did i get mad or what??? i took a vow to understand that and more one day...
i always liked the peppier ' chhoti si kahani si barishon ke paani se'
till recently when i was reading his book and it struck me for the millionth time that this man KNOWS exactly how i am feeling...how how and how does he know?
and i do understand the above mentioned song better but it hurts to grow up and understand it...

Similiar sentiments have been shared in another sher of his which is even more beautiful and more painful...

" Tumhaare gham ki dali utha kar zaabaan par rakh li hai maine...woh katra katra pighal rahi hai main katra katra hi jee raha hoon"

aaahhh the sweet pain...don't ever go away...

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your post reminds me of Silsilay. Amitabh telling susma:
Khushi to anar ki tarah hoti hai, jara si roshni de ke
chali jaati hai
Ghum agarbatee ki tarah sulagtaa rahta hai
badi der take

-Sandeep

5:28 AM

 
Blogger silbil said...

hai....meri dil ki baat keh di...
have you read the amrita pritam poem about her love for sahir....jo 14 saal cigarette ki tarah sulagta raha tha...

9:54 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

loved the way u titled ur post as "Gulzar saab ke saath bada hona... "

9:42 PM

 
Blogger silbil said...

sandeep if you are still anonymous...please re start your blog...blogsphere needs you...
and if the second anonymous is another friend...hello...
Gulzaar saab ke saath to hamesha se badi ho rahi hoon...lakdi ki kaathi se le kar chaddhi pehn ke phool khila hai to 'tohe raahu laage bairi' to 'main aarzoo ki tapish mein pighal rahi thi'...
basically abhi to bahut kucch padhna hai...aur zindagi ko jeena hai...

10:13 PM

 
Blogger Rambler said...

hum ab kya kahein , hum bhi unke shaidaai hi hain ... baought his collection called "Pukhraj" while browsing thru a bookstore ...

1:45 AM

 
Blogger aargee said...

Hi
Just wished to thank you for recommending "Kasap" on my blog a few months back. It was a great read.

2:36 AM

 
Blogger 4WD said...

very poetic you all are !

hello, i'm new here...

11:01 PM

 
Anonymous Kabir said...

Read Ghalib and u wud be more astonished...as to how could something written centuries ago...could still be so relevant and true...specially about pain!

11:26 AM

 
Blogger purple said...

oh...i totally LOVE dis aspect of ur personality....all the hindi literature...lovely senti hindi songs...i use to like mahadevi verma as a kid bt not exposed to hindi lit much wich i miss...wanta read premchand...bt hvnt gotten arnd to it yet...someday in d future!!

12:59 AM

 
Blogger purple said...

o i rally like old hindi movie songs...dat one's a fave of mine 2....
gulzar's lyrics r to die for....they hv dis old world charm...whch is appealing n well SO rare now!!
i like gulzar!

10:56 PM

 
Blogger nIrVaNa said...

came by looking for english translation of "Tumharey ghum ki dali utha kar...zabaan pe rakh li hai dekho mainey....."

Nice one! Zauq, Ghalib, Faiz, Iqbal and Gulzar! there is something "blasphemous-ically divine" about there poetry. Love em.

3:07 AM

 

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