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Bollywood lyricists reveal their favourite poems, film songs

On the occasion of World Poetry Day, we corner five Bollywood lyricists to give us a few poems and film songs that warm their hearts and stir their souls...

No romance in Mumbai is complete until you take a drive around the Queen’s Necklace in the monsoon with the song Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho playing in the car, says lyricist Mayur Puri of Be Intehaan fame.

Stills of Main pal do pal ka shayar hoon (Kabhie Kabhie)
Stills of Main pal do pal ka shayar hoon (Kabhie Kabhie)

From igniting romance to making one wistful, the power of poetry is quite indefinite. Bollywood has a strong musical legacy with lyricists and poets like Sahir Ludhianvi, Shailendra, Kaifi Azmi, Anand Bakshi and others having left an indelible impression on the audience. Lyricist Kumaar opines, “I feel a day like this should be used to remember the legacy of great poetry that has been bestowed upon us.”

Jinhein naaz hai Hind par woh kahaan hai (Pyaasa)
Jinhein naaz hai Hind par woh kahaan hai (Pyaasa)

On the occasion of World Poetry Day, hitlist asks some industry lyricists to share filmi and non-filmi tunes that will forever stay with them...

Tum jo mil gaye ho (Hanste Zakhm)
Tum jo mil gaye ho (Hanste Zakhm)

Irshad Kamil
Irshad Kamil
Non filmi tunes
>> Dil na-umeed to nahin, Na-kaam hi to hai, Lambi hai gham ki shaam Magar shaam hi to hai
(by Faiz Ahmed Faiz)
>> Abhi iss taraf na nigaah kar main ghazal ki palken sanvar loon
(by Bashir Badr)

Filmi tunes
>> Chalo ek baar phir se ajnabi bann jaayein hum dono
Film: Gumrah (1963); Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
>> Seene mein jalan aankhon mein toofan sa kyun hai
Film: Gaman (1978);
Lyricist: Shahryar
>> Hum hain mata e kucha o bazaar ki tarah
Film: Dastak (1970);
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Kumaar
Kumaar
Non filmi tunes
>> Yeh ishq nahin aasan Masoom mohabbat ka bas itna fasana hai
Kagaz ki kashti hai baarish ka zamaana Hai
Kya rasme mohabbat hai kya sharte zamaana hai
Aawaz bhi zakhmi hai aur geet bhi gaana hai…
(by Mirza Ghalib)
>> Aaj din chadeya tere rang varga
(by Shiv Kumar Batalvi)

Filmi tunes
>> Zindagi ke safar mein gujar jaate hain jo makam
Film: Aap Ki Kasam (1974);
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
>> Main pal do pal ka shayar hoon
Film: Kabhie Kabhie (1976);
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi


Mayur Puri
Mayur Puri
Non filmi tunes  
>> Dil-e-nadan tujhe hua kya hai
Akhir is dard ki dava kya hai
Ham hain mushtaq aur vo bezar
Ya ilahee, ye majara kya hai
Main bhi muh mein zuban rakhata hoon
(by Mirza Ghalib)
>> Apni dhun mein rehta hoon
(by Nasir Kazmi)

Filmi tunes
>> Lag ja gale ke phir yeh haseen raat ho naa ho
Film: Woh Kaun Thi (1964);
Lyricist: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
>> Main shayar badnaam
Film: Namak Haraam (1973);
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
>> Tum jo mil gaye ho
Film: Hanste Zakhm (1970);
Lyricist: Kaifi Azmi

Swanand Kirkire
Swanand Kirkire
Non filmi tunes
>> Ud jaayega huns akela,
Jug darshan ka mela
Jaise paat gire taruvar se,
Milna bahut duhela
(A Kabir bhajan)
>> Aaj paani gir raha hai bahut
(by Bhavani Prasad Mishr)

Filmi tunes
>> Patthar ki haveli ko shishe ke gharaundo mein
Film: Aandhi (1975);
Lyricist: Gulzar
>> Mann re tu kahe na dheer dhare
Film: Chitralekha (1964);
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
>> Jaisi bachi hai, waisi ki waisi bachalo yeh duniya
Film: Gulaal (2009);
Lyricist: Piyush Mishra

Varun Grover
Varun Grover
Non filmi tunes
>> Ik kuddi jida naa muhabbat, goum hai.
Saad muraadi, soni phabbat, goum hai.
Soorat ousdi pariyaan vargi
Seerat di o mariam lagdi
(by Shiv Kumar Batalvi)
>> Padhiye Geeta
(by Raghuvir Sahay)

Filmi tunes
>> Jinhein naaz hai Hind par woh kahaan hai
Film: Pyaasa (1957);
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
>> Tujhse naraaz nahin zindagi hairan hoon main
Film: Masoom (1983);
Lyricist: Gulzar
>> Baawra mann dekhne chala ek sapna
Film: Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi (2005);
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire

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