Majrooh, the evergreen lyricist – The Hindu

A gaggle of writers pay tribute to the poet who wrote about love and challenges with equal conviction

A gaggle of writers pay tribute to the poet who wrote about love and challenges with equal conviction

Majrooh Sultanpuri was a legend and the ebook’s title describes him finest: `Majrooh Sultanpuri. The Poet For All Seasons.’ His longevity within the movie trade is laudable.

The ebook, conceptualised by Manek Premchand and revealed by Blue Pencil, is a tribute to the well-known songwriter by a bunch of writers. Based on Deepa Buty, a critic and one of many contributors, “The key of Majrooh Sultanpuri’s success lies in the truth that he modified the fashion of lyrics in keeping with time. Think about a poet and his profession as a lyricist from 1946 to 2001; from Ok.L. Saigal to Shah Rukh Khan… He represented a poet’s coronary heart with ‘Gham Diye Mustaqil’, he began the conversational sample of songs like ‘Haal Kaisa Hai Janab Ka’ and ‘Aankhon Mein Kya Ji’, to call a number of.”

Songwriters Shailendra, Kaifi Azmi, Sahir Ludhianvi and Shakeel Badayuni have been a few of his contemporaries who had an equally big selection. . Majrooh was revered for his assist of ladies. “He introduced out the woes of a girl’s situation in society with ‘Hum Hain Mataa-e-koocha’. He additionally introduced a contemporary wave with lyrics like ‘Aapke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hai’ and he made the brand new technology sing songs like ‘Yahan Ke Hum Sikander! ,” says Deepa.

Majrooh Sultanpuri
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Majrooh Sultanpuri
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Majrooh was a grasp of penning songs which grew to become the love story of a typical man, and on the opposite, he informed the story of society. Majrooh additionally created magic on the display screen along with his romantic songs. His ‘O Haseena Zulfon Wali’ from Teesri Manzil is an evergreen traditional. ‘Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya Ji’ from Mr & Mrs 55 reveals Johnny Walker at his finest.

Searching and fishing have been amongst his many hobbies. His son Andalib says that he had his favourites too however by no means wrote for Raj Kapoor. “Abba had a automobile; that was very uncommon for a music author.” He stood up for songwriters, demanding the identical standing as a composer.

he was essentially the most wanted for movies famous for his or her music. Examples: Aar Paar, Nau Do Gyarah, Kaala Pani, Jhumroo, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Dosti, Jewel Thief, Mere Jeevan Saathi, Pakeezah, Caravan, Dastak, Abhimaan. He’s additionally credited with probably the most motivating songs – ‘Ruk Jana Nahee’ from Imtihaan.

“They don’t make lyricists like him anymore,” says Deepa, including “Not as a result of there’s no expertise however there’s no endurance and attentiveness.”

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