Monday, February 23, 2009


Nothing gets bigger or better than this. As a Gulzar Saab fan , this has to be the greatest moment for me and million other fans of his. As long as I can remember, I have been this huge fan of his. A folder with a complete list of his lyrics, the movies he has directed, films for which he has penned dialogues and written screenplays for, the awards he has won hold a coveted place in laptop and in my heart. He has songs for every season and every reason. From his first song as a lyricist in Bandini "Mora gora ang laile, mohe shyam rang daiyde" to his last in Yuvvraaj "Tu muskura, jahan bhi hai tu muskura" , Gulzar Saab has always churned out gems and enthralled his listeners and critics alike, across generations. I know of a 60 year old woman, a 29 year old girl and a 16 year old boy, Gulzar saab being the common thread that unites them. Thats how powerful his lyrics are. The emotions which are envoked through his mesmerizing words are very difficult to pen down. He is a true magician, who juggles words and creates a symphony, the like of which is unparalled.

Like a true artist, Gulzar Saab is a humility and modesty personified. This is what he had to say when asked how he felt on recieving the Oscar : This is a hallmark of a true artist and nobody deserves this more than Gulzar saab.

For me, nothing can beat the elation I felt when his name was announced along with Rehman sir by the award presenter Alicia Keys. My only regret is that he could not be present at the ceremony since he is nursing a shoulder injury. It would have been an out of this world moment for me to see him at the stage in the Kodak Theatre. But nevertheless, JAI HO to Gulzar Saab. You are the best, simply the best. No praise is too high for you sir. You deserve every inch of this glory coming your way today.
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Unknown!!! said...

abouve that all he is a modest person. I saw his interview, he was giving the whole credit to Rahman.
My Max respects to the legend :)

Monika said...

oh i agree with u... he is a gem a star

Vikas Gupta said...


You really adore Gulzar saab! An exhaustive folder on Gulzar saab: a hard copy, a soft copy (on laptop) and a priceless copy (in the heart)! Impressive!

I read the NDTV story and also gave it the full ratings. Humble man indeed!

If these Oscars had gone to people like Anu Malik or even Amitabh, they would have left no stone unturned in speaking volumes about their own efforts and their close family (and of course Amar Singh!).

Congrats once again.

BTW, it will be wonderful if you put up all your collection on the net and make a blog on Gulzar saab (think of it)! :)

Balvinder Singh said...

Hi, this is to say thanks for visiting my blog. And wow!! we are staying in the same city. Will be coming here more often. Keep in touch.

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@unknown: thank you

@monika: truly he is the best

@vikas: thanks yaar. i really adore him. and you know i've been thinking about a blog on gulzar saab but somehow it has not materialized. will give it a shot for sure.

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@balwinder singh: thank you so much sir. lokking forward to more of your comments.

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Chirag said...

Me am a big, Gulzar Saab fan. Sometime I even think, who's after him. Will all the creativity stop in the Bollywood Music after him.

i am what i am said...

@chirag: you bet chirag, it will stop. I seriously dont think anyone can replace him, though prasoon joshi shows a lot of promise. But i doubt if he can come up with a "tere bina zindagi se koi shikwa to nahi, tera bina zindagi thi lekin zindagi to nahi, zindagi nahi". i hope you agree with me.

Parikshith Kumar said...

I agree, Gulzar is a maestro

Gulzar, Javed Akhtar and Prasoon Joshi form the triumvirate of poets in Indian cinema, who write truly soulful, sensitive and meaningful lyrics that are free from the usual cliches which Bollywood lyrics are often ridden with.

That's just three people in a country of over a billion. Sad.

अविनाश said...

its difficult to describe the Maestro of words in word stil if i say something about Gulzar saab its "GEM"

i am what i am said...

@parikshith: i second dat completely. Thanks for visiting my blog.

@avinash: truly, a "GEM" a priceless one.

Chirag said...

Prasoon Joshi has some talent but, its still raw and more urban one time songs, none of the classics. and Yes, I agree. :)

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