Javed Akhtar turns 78 on January 17. On his birthday today we look back at some of the evergreen lyrics written by the poet:
Javed Akhtar is a well-known India poet, lyricist and screenwriter. He rose to fame in the duo Salim-Javed and got his breakthrough as a screenwriter with the 1973 film 'Zanjeer' starring Amitabh Bachchan. Later, he went on to gain recognition as a lyricist and even won 5 National Awards for Best Lyricist.
Songs form the core of the Indian cinema and is the one distinguishing factor of Indian movies. Over the years, Javed Akhtar has penned some of the most memorable lyrics which we cannot forget in the near future. On his birthday today we look back at some of the evergreen lyrics written by the poet:
'Har Ghadi' from 'Kal Ho Na Ho'
'Chaahe jo tumhe poore dil se
Milta hai woh mushkil se
Aisa jo koi kahi hai
Bas wohi sabse haseen hai'
'Tanhayee' from 'Dil Chahta Hai'
'Dil Ke raaste mein kaisi
Thokar maine khaayi hai
Toote khwaab saare,
Ek maaayushi hai chhayi
Har khushi so gayi ,
Zindagi kho gayi
Tumke jo pyaar kiya maine to
Saza main paayi'
'Tum Ho Toh' from 'Rock On'
'Tum ho toh gaata hai dil
Tum nahi to geet kahan
tum tho toh hai sab haasil
tum nahi n toh kya hai yahan'
'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' from '1942: A Love Story'
'Ek Ladki ko dekha to aisa laga
Jaise khilta gulaab
Jaise shaayar ka khwaab
Jaise ujli kiran
Jaise van mein hiran
Jaise chaandni raat
Jaise naghme ki baat
Jaise mandir mein ho ek jalta diya'
'Ghar Se Niklate' from 'Papa Kehte Hain'
'Ghar se nikalte hi,
kuch door chalte hi
Raaste main hai uska ghar
Kal subha dekha toh, baal banati vo
Khidki main aayi nazar'
'Main koi aisa geet gaun' from 'Yes Boss'
'Main koi aisa geet gaun ki
Ye palkhe bichaun
Kadam tum jahan jahan rakho
Zameen ko aasman banaun
Sitaro se sajaun agar tum kaho'
'Sandese Aate Hai' from 'Border'
'Sandese aate hain, hamein tadpaate hain
Jo chitthi aati hai woh poochhe jaati hai
Ke ghar kab aaoge, ke ghar kab aaoge
Likho kab aaoge
Ke tum bin yeh ghar soona soona hai'
'Tumko paaya' from 'Om Shanti Om'
'Tumko paya hai to jaise khoya hoon
Kehna chaahun bhi to tumse kya kahun
Kisi zabaan mein bhi woh lafz hi nahin
Ke jinmein tum ho kya tumhein bata sakoon'
'Lakshya Toh' from 'Lakshya'
'Roke Tujhko Aandhiyaan
Ya Zameen Aur Aasmaan
Paayega Jo Lakshya Hai Tera
Har Haal Mein Paana Hai'