Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Gulzar is ahead of Sahir and Shailendra in polls.

In the lyricist category poet Gulzar is ahead and leading the pols. The polls are conducted to understand the greatest popularity of these famous personalities over the last 100 years. Gulzar is at number one position. Javed Akhtar is after him. Sahir Ludhiyanvi is at number three position and Shailendra is at number four position. Gulzar and Javed Akhtar are writing poetry in present period. They have written songs in films like Jab Tak Hai Jaan which are released one year. Although Gulzar had written excellent shayari for last 40 years, he is younger than poets like Sahir Ludhiyanvi or Shailendra. His words “is mor se jate hai, kuch sushth kadam raste” are really touchy. He wrote the words in the film Aandhi which was directed by him and released in 1975. Shailendra shaped the world of poetry and made Indian songs modern. His words in Raj Kapoor’s film Awaara titled “awaara hoon ya gardish me hoon aasman ka taara hoon” really appealed before the people of India and also Russia. Whenever Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi composed the tunes, the lyrics were written by Shailender. Whenever Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal composed the music the lyrics were written by Hasrat Jaipuri. All the films of Raj Kapoor like Barsaat, Awaara, Shee 420, Anari, Jis Desh Me Ganga Behti Hai, Sangam, have brilliant lyrics of Shailendra. Sahir Ludhiyanvi had been an artist. His urdu poetry made the world of bollywood films very romantic. Madhubala’s beauty was described in the song “zindagi bhar nahi bhulegi wo barsaat ki raat” in the film Barsaat Ki Raat. Roshanlal Nagrath composed the tunes for the song and Rafisahab sang the song. Sahir is alive in his numerous romantic words “mai pal do pal ka shayar hoon”, “kabhi kabhi mere dil me khayal aata hai”, etc. It is a bit unfair on the part of Shailendra or Sahir Ludhiyanvi to compete against Guzar or Javed Akhtar as they died long time back and the present generation may not know the great works to that extent.

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