100 Lyrics

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Penguin UK, Sep 17, 2009 - Poetry - 288 pages
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From ‘Mora gora ang lai le’, his first film lyric written for Bimal Roy’s Bandini in 1963, to the Oscar-winning ‘Jai ho’ from Slumdog Millionaire, Gulzar has brought a rare poetic sensibility to popular Hindi film music over a five-decade-long career. His sophisticated insights into psychological complexities, his ability to capture the essence of nature’s sounds and spoken dialects in written words, and above all his inimitable—and often surprising—imagery have entertained his legions of fans over successive generations. It represents Gulzar’s most memorable compositions of all time, and feature anecdotes about the composition of the lyrics as well as sketches by Gulzar.

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I am so pleased to have found and gotten this book. 100 songs from different Hindi movies, written by one of the foremost lyricists of the Hindi film world. They've been translated by Sunjoy Shekhar ... Read full review


Humne dekhi hai un ankhon ki mehekti khushboo
Aa chal doobke dekhen
Beete na bitai raina
Bahut se aadhey bujhey huye din pade hain
Naam gum jayega Jihaale miski makun baranjish Mera kuchh samaan

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