Friday, February 16, 2007
Gullu bhai ke Gugule Geet
Film maker, script writer & now only lyricist guljar is more refreshing. He has left the glamour to write magical words like nasheman, sili, sust kadam, bheege-bheege din, simti si rat, katra katra jine do, sapno pe paon pad gaya tha etc. Those words may sound good but unable to understand easily. Evan RD had asked him - Yaar nasheman kis shahar ka naam hai. If Rd is alive today he will happiest person to see that guljar is now lighting Bidi & writing about kajrare naina and namak ishk ka. As I think this has started from RGV's SATYA when he has written goli maro & sapno main. Though he has also written badlon se kaat kaat ke kagjon pe naam jodna in this film but that was needed for some traditional fans of guljar who expect such classical chutiyapa from him. Even I like his Roz roz ankhon tale, badlon se kaat kaat, main ek sadi se & many more for his sweet & soft poetry with interesting UPMA & RUPAK. But filmy song is something different from Urdu najm & poetry like ek hi khweb kayee baar dekha hain maine. This had proved by noted lyricist Shailendra in the beginning when sahir ludhiyanwi, Raja mehandi ali khan & other poets were busy in writing wafa, jigar, najar, khata, sajda, kalma, khwahish, dariya, kabil, manjil, guftagu, justaju, gustakhee type ghajals and najm, shailendra had written sajanwa bairi ho gaye hamar & chanda re more bhaiya se kahana which is more near to understand by common viewer. That is the reason javed akhter is more populer then guljar today. number of his hit songs are larger then gullu da. You can't reject it by cheep popularity. Ek ladaki ko dekha and kuch na kaho and o palanhare & radha kaise na jale is not less poetic and sweet then khali haath sham aayi hai or thodi si jami thoda asman. Even in Omkara guljar hasn't left the greed to write main chand nigal gayi daiya re, bhitar bhitar aag jale, baat karoon to sek lage. But is it interesting to listen aankhen bhi kamal karti hai, personal se sawal karti hai from kajrare.