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Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Gulzar saJhoom Barabar Jhoomab's next album as a lyricist is Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. After Saathiya and Bunti aur Babli, this is the third time Gulzar saab is writing lyrics for a Shaad Ali film. The audio is expected in the second week of may. Here is the track listing..

1.  Jhoom : Shankar
2.  Ticket To Hollywood : Alisha Chinai, Neeraj Shridhar
3.  JBJ : Zubeen, Shankar, Sunidhi Chauhan
4.  Bol Na Halke Halke :Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mahalaxmi Iyer
5.  Kiss Of Love : Vishal,  Vasundhara Das
6.  Jhoom
Barabar Jhoom : KK, Sukhvinder Singh, Mahalaxmi Iyer,
Shankar Mahadevan
7.  Jhoom Jam : Instrumental

Just Married Music Arrived

The music of Just Married, Meghan Gulzar's second film as director was recently released. GuruThe album on T-Series features mostly funny, peppy and enjoyable numbers composed by Pritam and Lyrics by Papa gulzar ofc.. Since the theme of the film is marriage, most of the songs highlight various phases of marriage... and the pen of gulzar saab captures the aspects of marriages with lots of witty and interesting usages.. Each of the 5 songs (total 9 songs including remixes) has something of its own to provide to the listeners.. Gudgudee is fantastic in all aspect be it singing of Sunidhi or Pritam's composition or gulzar saab's writing ofc. Jagte raho is another song that stands out for its unique treatment in lyrics. Ram milaye jodi and Baat Pakki numbers are foot tapping and also captures the essence of Marriages in humor packed gulzar style, while 'Doha' provide emotional colors in the album. Meghna has once again proved that she does not compromise on music and the music of her films carries a strong bond with the script and characters. The album marks a perfact marriage of gulzar saab with 'music 2007 style' and a perfact marriage of the music album with the film..

The Track details are as below

*Ram Milaye Jodi - Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan & Shaan
*Gudgudee - Sunidhi Chauhan
*Baat Pakki - Shaan & Neeraj Shridhar
*Rooth ke munh na modiyo - Daler Mehndi
*Jagte Raho - Sonu Nigam

GURU

GuruGURU has arrived finally.. and with a lot of weight of expectations on its shoulders.. Gulzar-Rahman once again together after the magical 'Dil Se' and enchanting 'Saathiya'..  and the duo delivers again. Though the album features from average to brilliant compositions, yet the brilliants ones (specially 'tere bin' and 'jaage hain') are good enough to force the user for repeated listenings.

The tracklist is as below
1. Tere bin kya jeena - AR Rahman, Chinmayi
2. Barso re megha - Shreya Ghoshal, Uday Mazumdar
3. Aye Hairate-Ashiqui - Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, ARR
4. Jaage hain der tak - Chitra, AR Rahman
5. Baaji lagaa - Udit Narayan, Madhushree, Sweta, Bhargavi
6. Ek lo Ek Muft - Bappi Lahiri, ARR
7. Mayya - Maryem Toller, Chinmayee, Keerthi

 

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Koi Baat Chale

Gulzar saab's Koi baat chalelatest albums with Jagjit Singh ji titled 'Koi Baat Chale' is out and available... The album was released on Sony-BMG last week.. The album features Ghazal, Poems (and for the first time Triveni's) composed by Jagjit Singh in the voice of Jagjit ji and recitation by Gulzar saab.   A beautiful pack contains an audio CD, a lyric book (hindi and urdu script) and a special DVD  (price 399) featuring the thoughts of gulzar saab and music video certainly adds value to the album.  
Jaan-e-munThe Track listing is as below :

1. Zindagi kya Hai - (Triveni's)
2. Aap agar indino yahaan hote
3. Sahma sahma daraa
4. Phoolo.n ki tarah
5. Kaaynaat chale
6. Kya bataayein ki jaa.n gayee kaise
7. Hai lau zindagi
8. Teri soorat jo bhari (Triveni's)

Jaan-e-Mann

The audio of gulzar saab's latest film (as lyricist) is out and available. The album features from  good to average numbers in terms of compositions.. The orchestra is grand while it works for a couple of songs but in a couple of songJaan-e-muns the grand orchestra works against the melody and the effect of a good song and composition gets reduced to an average one..

The poetry is surprisingly simpler than usual gulzar saab's songs... The best song of the album is "ajanabi shahar hai, ajanabi shaam hai... zindagi ajanabi.... kya tera naam hai..".. Sau dard and Hamko maaloom hai (While Sadhana Sargam sounds quite melodious in the song, the (too much of) orchestra at places reduces the listening effect to some extent.. )) are another two decent numbers (in Sau dard Anu's experimentation with Sonu's voice (to rhyme in the theme music) could sound interesting but to my ears it falls flat ) while Jaane ke Jaane na is another enjoyable number. Check out the word play of gulzar saab and ofc sonu-sukhwinder combo in the song.. The track listing is as below:

 

1. Humko Maloom Hai - Sonu Nigam & Sadhna Sargam
2. Jaane Ke Jaane Na - Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh & Krishna
3. Ajnabi Shehar - Sonu Nigam
4. Sau Dard - Sonu Nigam & Suzanne
5. Udh Jaana ..BRO - Kunal Ganjawala, Adnan Sami, Sunidhi Chauhan & Earl
6. Kubool Kar Le - Udit Narayan, Rahul Vaidya, Amit Sana, Prajakta Shukre, Monali Thakur & Suzanne
7. Jaane Ke Jaane Na (Club Mix Dj Shane) - Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh & Krishna
8. Sau Dard (Groove Mix Dj Shane) - Sonu Nigam & Suzanne
9. Udh Jaana ..BRO (Club Mix Dj Shane) - Kunal Ganjawala, Adnan Sami,Sunidhi Chauhan & Earl
10. Humko Maloom Hai (II) - Sonu Nigam & Sadhna Sargam

Baat Pashmine Ki

Baat Pashmine KiBaat Pashmine Ki an audio visual show by Pune based Niche Entertainment, is based on the life and works of the Gulzar saab. The show is an audiovisual experience with excerpts from his various films, like Aandhi, Ijaazat, Kinara, Mausam, Angoor to name a few. The show also includes poetry and prose excerpts from his works like ‘Pukhraj’ and ‘Raavi paar’. The show has been written by Pravin Joshi and conceptualized / directed by Milind Oak.

Baat Pashmine KiThe team of onstage presenters include Sachin Khedekar, Kishore Kadam, Anand Ingle, Manjari Joshi, Vibhawari Apte, Prajakta Joshi, Swapnaja Wangikar, Hrishikesh Ranade, Ajit Parab, Girish Charwad and Jitendra Abhyankar and presents the life of works of gulzar saab thru narration, poetry recitation, story reading, singing and painting on the canvas during the show. Till September 06, the group has performed around 30 live shows and next onth they are scheduled to perform in UK in a series of shows. The detailed schedules are as below

- Monday October 2nd: London Business School Pratham Club
Venue: Nuffield Hall, Royal College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (RCOG), Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London – NW1 4SA (next to London Business School on the Outer Circle of Regent’s Park)
Time: Opens 7:00 p.m., Start 7:30 p.m.
More information: e-mail varun.antil@db.com, igujral.mba2007@london.edu OR Call 07929953638

- Friday October 6th: Pratham Harrow Chapter
(Currently Gulzarsaab is attending this show to receive the Pratham Lifetime Achievement Award. We are discussing his attending other shows and also inviting his daughter, Meghna Gulzar, of Filhaal fame, to attend all the shows)
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 4a Castletown Road, South Kensington, London – W14 9HE
Time: Start 7:30 p.m.
More information: e-mail sanjivshah22@hotmail.com

- Saturday October 7th: PrathamUK and Maharashtra Mandal London
(Narration in Marathi, Audio-visuals in Hindi)
Venue: Maharashtra Mandal London, 306 Dollis Hill Lane, London NW2 6HH, 020 8450 5009, www.mmlondon.co.uk
Time: 7:00 p.m.
More information: e-mail manjiree@gmail.com

- Sunday October 8th: Pratham Leeds Chapter
Venue: Priestley Theater, Bradford (http://www.mypriestley.org.uk/index.php)
Time: Start 6:00 p.m.

Raavi Paar now translated in Gujarati

The Gujarati version of Raavi Paar was released in Mumbai by Gulzar saab. Raavi Paar is translated in Gujarati by Ms. Preeti D. Kothi. A grand musical night of Gulzar's songs was held on the occasion.

The book is also available in hindi, english, urdu, punjabi, marathi and bangla languages.

The Magic of OMKARA

OmkaraThe music of Omkara, one of the most anticipated movie of the year is out and available. Unfortunately the release function scheduled for July 4th, 2006, had to be cancelled due to heavy rains in Mumbai. Omkara is yet another shakespeare adaptation by Vishal. This time he has chosen Othello and has chosen Easten UP's political background for the canvas of the story to paint the colors of Love, Jealousy, Passion and Crime. Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapur, Vivek Oberoi and Saif Ali Khan features in the prominent roles. The music of Omkara takes you to a world of unusual sounds, hard hitting lines, item numbers with true rustic colors and presents a fantastic gradient of imaginative lyrics that has usual, unusual, philosophical, experimental, romantic, comic, angry and naughty colors... with his unusual, imaginative, experimental and naughty lyrics. The soudtrack features six songs and one instrumental theme. The details are given below:

1. Dham dham dhadam ddhadaiyya re, sabse bade ladaiyya re - Sukhwinder Singh & Chorus
2. O Saathi re din doobe na - Vishal Bhardwaj and Shreya Ghoshal
3. Naina Thug Lenge - Raahat Fateh Ali Khan
4. Namak Issak Ka - Rekha Bhardwaj and Chorus
5. Jag jaa re - Suresh Wadkar
6. Laakad Jal - Rekha Bhardwaj, Rakesh Pandit and Chorus
7. Beedi jalaay le jigaar se piyaa - Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan and chorus
8. Instrumental - The Tragedie of Omkara

Read complete review. Keep Watching for more on this interesting film.

Related Links : Omkara Music Review || Omkara Official Website || Omkara at wikipedia || Omkara Preview

First Trailer of Blue Umbrella

Blue Umbrella is travelling to various film festivals these days and recently it was premiered in the Pusan International Film Festival. Here is a short trailer clip of the film. Downlaod it from http://www.gulzaronline.com/vdo/blueumbrella_1.wmv

Gulzar saab in US

Major Events :

April 21, 2006

Gulzar Presents Jagjit Singh

April 23, 2006

Kavi Sammelan and Mushaira

April 24, 2006

Lifetime Achievemnet Award Function with Silver Gala dinner

Gulzar-Jagjeet Singh together once again

Jagjit Singh and Gulzar saab recently teamed up again after 'Marasim' for yet another non film album of gulzar saab's poems sung by Jagjit Singh. The album is tentitively titled "Koi Baat Chale". Apart from gulzar saab's poems and ghazals, this album will feature jagjit singh's rendition of 'Trivenis' (3 liner peoms, a form unique to gulzar saab) for the first time.

Yahaan : Music released by gulzar

Yahaan is the latest album with gulzar saab's lyrics. Although the sound track features 8 songs, there are only two songs penned by gulzar saab for the film. The music is composed by Parinita fame Shantanu Moitra who has worked ealier with gulzar saab in Leela. The album starts with a typical romantic gulzarish number 'poochhe jo koi meri nishani, rang hina likhana'. Although the opening lines sounds similar to the stanza's of "Chupke se" of Saathiya, the song moves on in great style. "Kabhi kabhi aas paas chaand rahta hai
Kabhi kabhi aas paas shaam rahti hai" paints two color of Kashmir of today. While chaand represents the romanticism, shaam means to be the udaas part of Kashmir.. The remix version of this song is no match to the original and should not have been included in the album. Shreya Ghoshal presents a lively number "Urzu Urzu Durkut". After listening these two numbers one desires for more gulzar songs, which unfortunately are not present in the album.

More Links : Yahaan Music Release

PAHELI : A Class Apart

Amol Palekar's latest film 'Paheli' presents the poetry of gulzar saab and the soulful compositions of MM Kreem together for the first time. 'Paheli' is based on a Rajasthani folk tale of Sh. Vijay daan detha and features Shahrukh Khan and Raani Mukherjee in the lead.

The listenings of Paheli music brings a refreshing change.. It is not one of the Kaal Dhamaals, or Dhoom Booms or the suger coated sweetners like Kal ho na ho, K3G or Main Hoon Naa's that have dominated the music space in the recent years still its one of the most honest (and authentic to an extent) attempts to create Rajasthani folk music that suits to a hindi film. Gulzar saab's lyrics are one of the high points of the album and the lines are tightly bound to the script. The instrumental pieces, interludes in almost all the songs is are the highlights of the album. The musical pieces, the lyrics and the rendition all three departments stands out in their own regime and none of them outscores the other aspect.

Check out the complete music review

BUNTI AUR BUBLI : Music Rocks the nation

The sound track features six peppy numbers penned by Gulzar saab and composed by the trio of Shankar-Ehsan-Loy. The film features Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan together for the first time on the screen with Rani Mukherjee in the female lead. The highlight of the album is a peppy qawwali featuring Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya together on screen. The soundtrack listing is as below

1. DHADAK DHADAK - Udit Narayan, Sunidhi Chauhan & Nihira Joshi
2. CHUP CHUP KE - Sonu Nigam & Mahalaxmi Iyer
3. NACH BALIYE - Shankar Mahadevan, Sowmya Raoh & Loy Mendonsa
4. BUNTY AUR BABLI - Sukhwinder Singh, Jaspinder Narula, Shankar Mahadevan & Siddharth Mahadevan
5. B n B Rap - Blaaze, Shankar Mahadevan & Loy Mendonsa Lyrics: Blaaze
6. KAJRA RE - Alisha Chinai, Shankar Mahadevan & Javed Ali

Check out the complete music review

More Links :Bunti aur Bubli @ Yashraj Films

THE BLUE UMBRELLA TO UNFOLD SOON : CHHATARI CHOR IS COMING SOON

Vishal Bhardwaj is 'chup-ke se' ready with his next film titled 'The Blue Umbrella' (aka Chhatari Chor). Pankaj Kapoor is playing the lead with Shreya a new comer child artist. Gulzar saab has once again written some lovely numbers for the film...

The Blue umbrella is an adaptation of Ruskin Bond's story Binya's Blue Umbrella. Its a story of 11 year old girl who possesses The Blue Umbrella... Pankaj Kapoor is playing an old school teacher wants to own that "Blue Umbrella" at any cost. The film is expected to be released in May 2005.

Watch out for the Chhatari Chor

 

Shafaq

Lyrics for Shafaq - After AKS, Gulzar saheb is working for another psychopathic-thriller Shafaq, with the trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for Mamooty- Raveena starrer. The film is being directed by debutant Bapaditya Rao.

Raincoat

Rituparno Ghosh's new Film Raincoat features one poem of gulzar saab rendered in his own voice. RaincoatThe poem is beautifully used as interludes in the song "Piya tora kaisa abhiman" sung by Shubha Mudgal. gulzar saab kahte hain.....

kisi mausam ka jhaunka tha
jo is deewar par latki hui tasveer tirchhi kar gaya hai
gaye sawaan mein ye deewarein yoon seeli nahin thi
na jaane is dafa kyun inmein seelan aa gayi hai
darare pad gaye hai aur seelan is tarha baithti hai
jaise khushk rukhsaroon pe geele aansu chalte hain

Interestingly the setup of Raincoat looks pretty similar to Gulzar saab's Ijaazat. here's what Rituparno Ghosh said on gulzar saab's involvement in Raincoat.

Q. How did you get Gulzar Saab to come into the project?
A. I needed a poem for the narrative. I had a Bangla poem which I wanted him to translate. He quietly translated it and then asked me about the film. I told him the story and he offered to write a fresh poem… completely free of money! When I mentioned money he scolded me, ‘Tumi maar khabe?'

Then I wanted him to record it in his beautiful baritone. He did the scratch recording. Ajay was supposed to follow his voice. But Gulzar Bhai's version was too good to be discarded.

Athens : Lau se lau jalti hai

AthensThe theme song penned by Gulzar saab for the olympic torch relay event, "Lau se lau jalti hai" is now officially released by Music Today in an Album titled "Athens". "Athens" has nine songs sung by Kavita Subramanium and Seetha Subramanium (daughter of Kavita) and composed by L. Subramanium. The album also features Hum ko man ki shakti dena (gulzar saab;s song from guddi) in the voices of Kavita and Seeta Subramaniam... The theme song 'Lau se lau jalti hai' promotes the true spirit of the Olympic Games and was featured during the olympic toch relay even in New Delhi.. Gulzar saab likhte hain

Saat samundar tair ke jaana , tej hawaa se haath milaanaa
ghoomti machhli, aankh nishana, ek ungli par globe ghumaana
khelon ki masti hai, yahan khelon ki masti hai

Lau se lau jalti hai.....

Lifetime Achievement Award for Gulzar

Life Time Acheivement AwardSarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan presented a life-time achievement award to Gulzar saabin New York.

The award was given away at a function on Sunday night organized by one of the oldest American Indian body, Association of Indians in America.

The citation listed his achievements including as poet, film-maker and director. He spoke about Gulzar's achievements and involvement in almost all facets of movie-making and Awardsaid no one deserved the award more than him.

The night itself was devoted to Gulzar and several of his poems were sung by various artistes. Particularly appreciated was Uma Dogra's dance set to the tune of Gulzar's poem 'Aankhon me saawan'. Gulzar saab recited some of his popular poems like 'Sarhad paar se' and 'Kitaabein'

[Photographs courtesy :Ragini Chaturvedi]

Panchambeats

PanchambeatsPanchabeats is OUT and AVAILABLE.... Panchambeats features Gulzar's tribute to Panchamda on his tenth death anniversary. A double cassette/CD pack release by saregama HMV presents 20 of the finest creations of Pancham-Gulzar together.

The songlist might not attract hardcore fans as the songs included are all popular ones, but for any Gulzar/Pancham fan, Panchambeats is a worth buy for its content in the form of Pancham, Asha and Gulzar conversation from Meri Sangeet Yatra (a fifteen episode radio program on 80s) before the songs (have checked just a couple of initial songs, might have some other recordings too)... HMV and Gulzar has given All Pancham fans a fantastic gift in the form of Excerpts of Meri Sangeet Yatra...

 

Gulzar kahte hain

Pancham tumhare ek dil ki dhadkan band huee, aur tum laakho dilo me dhadkane lage
bahut achha lagta hai jab log tumhare marfat mujhe yaad karte hain
aur main tumhari marfat unse baat karta hoon
wo mujhe tumhara saga dost samajhte hain, kyonki mera dil ab bhi tumhari taal pe dhadakta hai

Latest Interview : Gulzar in conversation with Salim Arif

InterviewGulzar talks to Salim Arif about Padmabhushan, Kharaashein, Political films, social consciousness and lots more.. Read complete interview.

Gulzar presents Heer by Abida

HeerA new album of Abida Parveen singing "Heer" was recently released. Gulzar saab has once again presented his commentary in the album. He narrates the story of heer, woven beautifully within the songs.

Times Music released the album.

Raat Chaand aur Main

After much acclaimed musical experimentRaat Chaand Aur Mains with Gulzar saab's poetry in Udaas Paani, young music director, Abhishek Ray once again comes up with another experimental album Raat Chaand Aur Main. Unfortunately this time he disappoints. Raat Chaand aur Main features Abhishek Ray and co singer's unimpressive singing and presentation of Gulzar saab's poetry. Not an easy task especially for the people at his age.  but RCaM has its share of pluses too... the poems and  rendering by gulzar saab is top class... The album is avaialble on Times Music.

Maqbool

Gulzar saab has penned lyrics for Vishal Bharadwaj's nextMaqbool directional venture Maqbool (earlier Miyan Maqbool), the hindi adaptation of Williams Shakespeare's classic play 'MacBeth'. The film is scheduled for release in January 2004.. The film has already been shown and received acclaims in various international festivals like Toronto and Marakkash Film Festivals.

The music of maqbool was released recently on Music Today. The soundtrack features 7 songs and 4 instrumental pieces. unusual songs for an unusual drama of Kings and Warriors, ambitions and betrayals, blood and gore..

Check out a detailed audio review here

Related Links :Maqbool Audio Review || Maqbool Audio on Music Today || Toronto Film Festival Scedule and Summary for Miyan Maqbool || Rediff News

Kabir by Abida - gulzar presents

What best one can expect when the Indo-Pak realtions Kabeer by Abidaare observing a swinging ups and downs on a regular basis. An album by Sufi queen Abida Parveen, presented by Gulzar saab and the songs of Kabir. Times music recently released this album when Abida Parveen visited India. The album features poetry of Kabir, backed up with powerful rendition of Abida and commentary by Gulzar. Abida is in full form with her soulful rendition of the compositions (arrangements by Bhawdeep Jaipurwale) and Gulzar's explaination of Kabir's poetry before each song is definately a value addition. The album features following tracks :

Man lago yaar fakiri mein
Souun to sapne milun
Saahib mera ek hai
Bhala hua meri matki

Sahitya Akademy Award

One more jewel in the crown of Gulzar saab as he has been awarded this year's Sahitya Akademy Award for his short story Dhuaan. Heartiest congratulations to Gulzar saab on this achievement from all Gulzarfans.

Gulzar's online Interview...

Gulzar saab's one recent interview was broadcasted on one of the FM Channels in Austrailia. The interview is available online.. Check it at
www.sbs.com.au/radio [Choose Hindi language from the middle of the main page and Interview would appear under date 31st march'03 (the date when it was loaded) If it does not come up on main page of Hindi language, then go to Achieves].. The interview is also available at the following sites...

http://www.ee.ualberta.ca/~sanket/gulzar.ram (Courtesy : Sanket)
http://www.ee.ualberta.ca/~sanket/gulzar.mp3 (Courtesy : Sanket)

Ishqa Ishqa

Times Music has released Gulzar's new audio album "Ishqa Ishqa" - sing with sufi's...
Vishal has given the music to the sufiana poetry sung by Rekha.... Vishal has also directed the Video...

Ishqa IshqaAt the first listening "Ishqa Ishqa" looks promising... Quite different from the usual releases flooding the market... Although Vishal has given a lot of oppotunities to Rekha in Films like Chachi 420 (Ek wo din bhi they), Jahan Tum le chalo (Ye kaisi chaap -excellent) still she is not able to make a name despite being a good singer.. This album showcase her talent and she has done justice with the songs... the two songs that stand out is "Tere ishq mein" and "rang de".. Will have a detailed review in coming time..

Related Links : News

Maine Tere Liye - Gulzar and Salil Chowdhary

A new album is released on Saregama-HMV featuring the work of Gulzar and Salil da togehter.. "Maine Tere Liye". The album features some of the best songs of duo...

The album starts with one of the best of Gulzar "Ganga aaye kahan se ganga jaaye kahan re" from Kabuliwala, the song which laid the foundation of a great team of Gulzar and Salilda [though their films together is only a single digit number].... Hemant da is as Godly as always...

Then follows a great tandem love song... "Saawan ki raaton mein aisa bhi hota hai" from PremPatra sung by Talat and Lata.. A superb composition with great lyrics...

"Maine tere liye hi saat rang ke sapne" is the third song of Side A... what makes this song special in this album is that HMV has included all three stanza's of the song including "roothi huee raaton ko manaya kabhi".. Another Interesting song included in Side A is a rare song from Pinjare ka Panchhi "Kubda chade ghodi" [singer Manna Dey and Meena Kapoor]

The inlcusion of "Madbhari ye hawaayein [Lata-Anokha daan]" [Side B] makes this album great.. What a fantastic number is this..

But the ending of the album disappoints as HMV has put three songs of Swami Vivekanand one by one... O sanyasi could have ben replaced by other deserving numbers like "Ganga ki bhari god mein" from Mere Apne or Shaam se aankh mein from Mitti ka Dev or Gul khile ya na khile from Raat ki Uljhan?

The album lacks on one more aspect which you feel is missing is gulzar saab's commentary.. His commentary would have turned this good album into a great tribute album cosidering his relationship with Salilda....

Still a worth buy....

Dhaage

Dhaage a book based on discussions between Gulzar and Anant Dixit was recently released. Daily SAKAL, a well known newpaper in maharashtra, used to feature a regular column featuring the discussions between Gulzar and Editor Anant Dixit on various contemporary issues.Anant Dixit has now published the articles in the form of book "Dhaage". The book contains commentry of Gulzar Saheb on various issues which happened in that period e.g.Earthquake of BHUJ. The book is published by Mehta Publications in Marathi script only.

[Information courtesy :Prashant and Shweta, Pune]

Pinjar Audio released on Wagah Border

The album is out and available in market now.. The album features 9 songs 5 of them penned by Gulzar. The album also features two famous poems of Amrita Pritam and a song by Pakistani poet Zehra Nigah.

On first listening I found it refreshing.A mix of  great, good and average compositions... The pick of the album is Amrita Pritam's "Waaris Shah Nu", sung by Wadali brothers.. Gulzar saab's Haath chhoote bhi to (not the same as Marasim) and Maar Udari  also provides great listening..  Watch out for a detailed review shortly...

Album Details:
PINJAR  (tag line : beyond boundaries... ) - 2003
Presented by : Lucky Star's
Directed by : Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Cast : Urmila, Manoj Bajpayee, Isha Koppikar,  Priyanshu, Sanjay Suri
Music Director : Uttam Singh
Lyricist : Gulzar (5), Amrita Pritam (2), Zehra Nigah (1) and one traditional


Track Listing

1. Shaba ni shaba - Kavita Krishnamurty, Saadhna Sargam, Udit & Chorus
2. Maar udari - Jaspinder Narula, Preeti Uttam, Amar Date, Nihar S & Chorus
3. Haath chhoote bhi to rishte nahin - Jagjeet Singh, Preeti Uttam & Chorus
4. Vatna ve - Roop Kumar Rathod and Uttam Singh
5. Darda maarya - Wadali Bandhu, Jaspinder Narula and Chorus
6. Charkha chalaati Maa - Preeti Uttam and Chorus  Poetry - Amrita Pritam
7. Sita ko dekhe - Suresh Wadkar and Saadhna Sargam Poetry - Zehra Nigah
8. Shabad (Hymns) - Preeti Uttam and Chorus (Traditional)
9. Waarish Shah Nu - Wadali Brothers & Preeti Uttam Poetry : Amrita Pritam

An album with pure indian music with classical and folk based compositions... worth a listening....

The Film

Pinjar, a film based on a story of Amrita Pritam, is on the verge of completion. Gulzar saheb penned the lyrics for the film. The music is by Uttam Singh. The film directed by Chandra Prakash Dwiwedi ("Chanakya" fame) features Urmila Mattondkar and Manoj Bajpai in the leading roles.

Related Links : Official Website || Pinjar Audio Release on Wagah Border || Preview on Indiafm || Urmila-Manoj relive the partition

Tumse Milke

Gulzar saab has once again teamed up with young talent Abhishek Ray (Udaas Pani fame) for a film titled "Tumse Milke" (earlier titled Rimjhim). He has penned seven songs for the film. Watch out this space for more details...

Chupke Se

The music of Gulzar's new film (as lyricist) 'Chupke Se' arrived last week in the market. Chupke se is directed by debutant director Sona Urvashi, while sister Mausami makes her debute in Hindi Films as the central character of a restless, mischievous and extremely ambitious girl. Sona Urvashi is grand daugher of PL Anand and Niece of Producer Gul Anand (Khatta Meetha, Chashme Baddue and Jalwa). The film is expected in August..

Vishal is the music director of the film. The Album features 6 songs (5 by Gulzar-Vishal and one by Ranjit Barot-Abbas Tyrewala)..

Song listing is as follows :

1. Kahte kahte - Asha Bhosle & Lucky Ali
2. Kafi nahin jo bhi hai - Alka Yagnik
3. Jeele Jeele - Ranjit Barot, KK, Alka Yagnik
4. Dildara (by Ranjit Barot-Abbas) - Gayatri Ayyer and Zubin
5. Koi to ho - Udit and Alka Yagnik
6. Kajrare Nainawali - Daler Mehandi

Related Links : Official Website || Review || In Bollwood Chupke Se || Deccan Herald News

Dhaage

Dhaage a book based on discussions between Gulzar and Anant Dixit was recently released. Daily SAKAL, a well known newpaper in maharashtra, used to feature a regular column featuring the discussions between Gulzar and Editor Anat Dixit on various contemporary issues.Anant Dixit has now published the articles in the form of book "Dhaage". The book contains commentry of Gulzar Saheb on various issues which happened in that period e.g.Earthquake of BHUJ. The book is published by Mehta Publications in Marathi script only.

[Information courtesy :Prashant and Shweta, Pune]

Gulzar's Next Film ?

[thru unconfirmed sources ] Gulzar saab is going to start his next film very soon... but this film wont be a Hindi film but Bangla film... The film is based on a Rabindranath Tagore's creation Shesher Kobita (Last Poem). It is expected that Rituparno Sengupta will play the leading lady... will post more details after confirmation... Presently Gulzar saab is busy in shooting for Munshi Premchand's Stories for Doordarshan.
Related Links : Bangalonthenet News

DOGS

S.M. Ausaja, who has been associated with Plus Channel, Channel Nine and Reliance in the past, will produce DOGS. This is his first project as a producer.

DOGS will have music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar and lyrics by Gulzar. "The film will have four songs and two poems," the producer adds.

DOGS will be directed by Mukul Abhyankar, who has worked with Ismail Merchant in the past, besides directing a couple of programmes for leading television networks in India. The film marks his directorial debut.

Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, the film will co-star Miss World Diana Hayden in a full-fledged, challenging role.

Related Links : News on Indiafm || Mid Day News

Saathiya

Gulzar-Rahman's new film Saathiya's music is out and available...

Saathiya is the debute directional venture of Shaad Ali (Son of Mujaffar Ali) presented by yashraj films. Saathiya, a Vivek Oberoi-Rani Mukherjee, Shahrukh Khan starrer, is a remake of tamil superhit "Alai payuthe"[[a maniratnam film]- Sakhi in Teleugu]. The TV Promos are airing the Title song "saathiya"... [Pachai nirme of Alai payuthe]. Alai payuthe was a good mix of melody and rythm and sounds youthful.... ARR won filmfare award for the film..

At the first listening, the album sounds great specially for those who haven't introduced to its its Tamil original Alaiyapayuthe ... Rahaman's compositions, gulzar's words and Singers rendering have blended together well... There are few surprises, one Punjabi song sung by Rahman [I bet if you dont take a look at credits, you wont know its Rahman], and one by Adnan Sami... Asha Bhosle's Chori pe chori is the one which doesn't feel as good as its Tamil original "September Madham" of Alaiyapuyuthu otherwise all songs are as good as Tamil album... Two new songs are added in the Hindi version one, the Rahman number and other one is another good number by Sadhan Sargam and Madhushree...

The Track listing is as follows:

1. Saathiya - Sonu Nigam
2. Chhalka Chhalka re - Richa Sharma, Mahalaxmi, Vaishali, Shoma
3. Aye udi udi udi - Adnan Sami
4. Chupke Se - sadhan sargam, Murtza, Qadir
5. O humdun suniyo re - KK, Shaan, Kunal, Pravin Mani
6. Mera Yaar mila de - ARR
7. Naina Milake - Sadhan Sargam and Madhushree
8. Mangalyam - KK, Shaan, Kunal, Srinivas
9. Chori pe Chori - Asha Bhosle, Karthik

Related Links : Official Website

Gulzar remembers Kishore Kumar

A tribute album titled "Gulzar remembers Kishore Kumar" was released last week at a function in Mumbai. The album features Gulzar's tribute to the legendary singer and contains Gulzar's commentary and 13 Kishore songs penned by Gulzar. The album is released by Saregama-HMV. The Track listing is as follows:

1.Introduction by Gulzar 2.Jane kya soch kar nahi gujra-Kinara 3.Woh shaam kuchh azeeb thi-Khamoshi
4. Koi hota jisko apna-Mere Apne 5.Musafir hoon yaaron-Parichay 6. O maanzi re-Khushboo
7. Tum aa gaye ho- Aandhi 8. Dakiya dak laya-Palkkon Ki Chhaon Mein 9. Hawaon pe likh do-Do Duni Chaar
10. Tere bina zindagi se- Aandhi 11.Aane wala pal-Golmaal 12. Gulmohor gar tumhara naam hota-Devta
13. Raah pe rahte hain-Namkeen 14. Hazaar raahein mud ke dekhi-Thodi Si Bewafaai.

Makadi

Makadi, a new film directed by Vishal Bharadwaj [Music Director] will be released soon. Gulzar saheb has written lyrics for the film featuring Shabana Azmi in the title role. It will be first release of Vishal as Director, although he started another film called "Birf" almost a year back but that film was shelved du to financial problems. Prior to that Vishal had tried his hands in Direction for a couple of episodes of a TV Serial "Gubbare".

The soundtrack of Makdee - the much-talked children's movie from producer and music director Vishal Bharadwaj, was released this week on Times music.

Presented by Percept Picture Company, Makdee features Shabana Azmi, Makrand Deshpande and a double role by Shweta Prasad. It is written and directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, who bagged the Filmfare award for his music in "Maachis'' and the National Award for "Godmother.''

Gulzar has written the lyrics in Makdee and the cinematography is by Hemant Chaturvedi, who also shot for Company. Even before its commercial release, "Makdee'' has been nominated at several international film festivals.

Makdee is scheduled for a Mid November release

Related Links : Screen News

Udaas Paani

Gulzar saheb's new poetry album is out and available.. its titled "Udaas Paani" on Times Music.. The album provides a rich fusion of Indian Ragas and world music woven with Gulzar saheb's soul stirring poetry.. All 8 nazms are rendered by gulzar saheb and the supporting act of music is provided by a ney kid on the Block Abhishek Ray. A unique experiment of blending gulzar's poetry and Indian ragaa based compositions..

The album features 8 nazms of Gulzar

Side A
1. Chand ki peshani 2. Kab aate ho 3. Taskeen 4. Teri aankhein

Side B
1. Shikaar 2. Ek Nazm 3. Udaas Paani 4. Alaav

The album and audio clips are available at http://www.timesmusic.com/

Checkout what Gulzar and Abhishek Ray has to say about Udaas Paani at
http://www.rediff.com/entertai/2002/oct/19gul.htm

Gulzar to direct healthcare campaign Pharmaceutical major Ranbaxy Laboratories has roped in filmmaker Gulzar to direct and write the lyrics of its consumer healthcare division's ad film.

Vishal Bhardwaj, musician of film Maachis, will compose music for the ad, which is being produced by Bobby Bedi, producer of Shekar Kapur's Bandit Queen, Atul Malhotra, head, Ranbaxy Global Consumer Healthcare business said here.

Vinod Pradhan, cinematographer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas would play the same role while Kavita Krishnamurthy would lend her voice, he said.

Poetry on a canvas The brush of Artist Ajay kumar Samir explores the new of of expression of Poetry, where the canvas is used to convey the Poems and Nazms of Gulzar saheb... 16 Paintings of Ajay kumar Samir was recently on display at Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi, each one represents a poem/nazm of Gulzar saheb [primarily from Pukhraj]... Ajay has been working on Poetic themes for long still its an amazing task, specially with the poetry and expressions of Gulzar... Not an easy task..... for sure...

LIFE TIME
ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD

Gulzar saheb has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at the annual Filmfare Award function in Mumbai on 16/02/2002. On the ocassion Gulzar saheb said "Jab Pahla Filmfare award liya tha tab laga tha ki Baalig ho gaya hoon... Aaj Lifetime Achievement Award le raha hoon to lag raha hai ki Bujurg ho gaya hoon"...

Many Congratulations to Gulzar saheb from all Gulzar fans....

Filhaal - A Film by Meghna Gulzar

Filhaal - Filhaal, a film by debutant director Meghna Gulzar aka Bosky got released on 1st February, 2002 all across the globe. The music of Filhaal released recently in Mumbai on Saregama HMV. After assisting father Gulzar saheb in Hututu and Saeed Mirza, Filhaal marks the entry of another promising director of genetion next. Gulzar saheb has penned the tunes provided by Anu Malik (once again!) for the film starring Tabu, Sushmita Sen, Sanjay Suri and Palash Sen (Euphoria fame). Story, Screenplay and Dialouges by Meghna Gulzar herself. The film is produced by Jhamu Saugand.

The album features 7 songs and one instrumental version of the title number. The title number "Ye lamha filhaal jee lene de" is rendered by Asha Bhosle, while other numbers features the voices of Chitra, Roop Kumar Rathod, Sonu Nigam, Jaspinder Narula, KK and Palash Sen. Ranjit Barot is the music arranger. Check out for a detailed review in coming days.

Lyrics for Laal Salaam

Laal Salaam - The team which provided us haunting melodies in Lekin and Maya Memsaab is together again. Gulzar saheb is working with Lata Mangeshkar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar for Laal Salaam, a low budget film produced by Sanjeev Karambelkar and directed by Gaganvihari Borate. Nandita Das, Sharad Kapoor and Makarand Deshpande are the main stars in this high tension naxal drama.

The audio was recently released on Universal. The album features 6 songs. Although the album stands below par of the expectations from the names of Lata, Hridyanath Mangeshkar and Gulzar saheb, Still it manages to get the attention of listener thru some of the good ones including "Zara sa thehro watan ki baat karein". "Mitwa" and "Hunkara" carries the label of Hridynath Mangeshkar not easily hummable [like always with HNM].

New Ghazal Album With Ghulam Ali Visaal - Coming together of Gulzar and Ghulam Ali - Saregama HMV has recently launched a new Ghazal album featuring the team of Gulzar and Ghulam Ali. The first meeting of two renowned artists is titled as Visaal - Coming together of... The album is coming together of the poetry of Gulzar saheb and rendition by Ghulam Ali. The album features 8 ghazals of different flavours but woven around the theme of visaal(meeting). As for the poetry is concerned "Khushbu Gunche Talaash Karti hai" stands out from remaining numbers. Ghulam Ali's aggretion is missing in his rendition but provides one of the better listenings from him in the recent times. For more on Visaal, visit the website http://www.visaal.com.

New Publication - Triveni

Triveni - Gulzar saheb's latest poetry collection Triveni is out and available in Hindi and Urdu scripts. "Triveni" published by Rupa&co. features the collection of trivenis by Gulzar saheb. Triveni is an innovative form of peotry which is a bit different from the usual forms like sher and ghazal. Unlike shers, the trivenis are written with three misra's (three lines of poetry) where first two lines forms a complete sher and the introduction of third misra(line) gives the sher a new dimension or meaning.

gkFk feyk dj ns[kk vkSj dqN lksp ds esjk uke fy;k
tSls ;s ljodZ fdlh ukWoy is igys ns[kk gS

fj'rs dqN cl can fdrkcksa esa gh vPNs yxrs gSa

Check out a review on Triveni

Lyrics for Leela Leela - Lemon Tree Production a Hollywood company, launched their maiden venture Leela, with Dimple Kapadia and Vinod Khanna in the lead cast. Gulzar saheb is providing lyrics for this international venture for the compositions tuned by Jagjeet singh and Shantnu Moitra(Abke saawan fame). The film, story of an Indian-Americal immigrant boy, will be shot at US in the coming months. The film is directed by Somnath Seth and produced by two indian americans Kavita Munjal and Anjlika Mathur.
Lyrics for BIRF Birf - Gulzar saheb writes lyrics for Birf(snow), for the debutant director Vishal Bhardwaj (yes, you got it right, the music director Vishal ventures into film direction). Recently a number of songs recorded for the film. The music director is Vishal ofcourse!. watch out for more details in coming days.
Raavi Paar in more languages After the succesful publication of Gulzar saheb's short story collection Ravipaar in english and hindi languages, the publishers Rupa&Co are coming out with two more versions RaviPaar in Bengali,Marathi and Punjabi languages. The bengali version was released recently during the annual book fair at Kolkata.

 

  • HMV has released music of some of Gulzar's old movies(and rarely available) in last couple of months. Following are available on HMV's two film series.
    1. Us Raat Ke Baad (MD : Hemant Kumar) (With another film Priya)
    2. Biwi Aur Makaan (MD : Hemant Kumar) (With another film Gaban)
    3. Do Doni Chaar (MD : Hemant Kumar) (With another film Shreemanji/Hai Mera Dil)
    4. Ek Pal (MD : Bhupen Hazarika) (With another film Chameli Memsaab)
    5. Grihapravesh (MD : Kanu Roy) (With another film Shaandaar)
    6. Golden Collection : Gulzar - 2 CD's
    Thanks HMV from all the Gulzar fans for the sensible move. Hope to recieve more unavailable music from them.
  • A real life story from Gulzar from his collection "Ravi Par and Short Stories". Check out for story "Batwara" in the Chhoti Si Kahani Se Section.
Lyrics for Ashoka The Great Ashoka The Great's - Gulzar saheb penned songs for the high profile historical drama produced by Shahrukh-Juhi's dreamz unlimited and directed by ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan. Based on the historic war of Kalinga, the film has Shahrukh in the title role and Kareena Kapoor playing Kalinga Princess Karubaki. Anu Malik is the music director. The promos have already started on the small box with a song rendered by Chitra. The film is scheduled to be featured in a couple of film festivals (Venice, Toronto) prior to its realease in India on 26th october.
Aks - Aks is the latest offering of Gulzar saheb as a lyricist. The music of Amitabh bachchan and Manoj Vajpayee starrer film was recently released by Saregama HMV. After the musical success of Fiza, Gulzar saheb is working again with Anu Malik. The unsual compositions for this unsual film took a while to find place on the charts. Now a couple of songs have stabelized their positions on the music charts including "Banda ye bindaas hai", "Ye raat" and "Rabba rabba". The title of the film "Aks" is also given by Gulzar. Click here to check out for a music review.

 

Suron pe chalta afsana - Sunset Point - A new non-film album by Gulzar saheb on Sony Music is the latest creation of Gulzar saheb. Featuring narration and 8 songs of Gulzar saheb composed by Vishal. The lead singers are Bhupinder Singh and Chitra. The promotional video has once again been directed by Meghna Gulzar after Marasim. check out a preview
listen Kachche rang - Chitra
  A Serial on Premchand Stories - Gulzar saheb is expected to direct a new tele serial for Doordarshan on the stories of Munshi Premchand.
 

Latest Interview from Screen - "Lately, my poetry had become very serious. Sab keh rahen they bahut udas-udas likhte ho. I specially like the number about the Kainat ka safar with all its black holes and references to the galaxy. To me, that is the millennium song. We have never used cosmic images scientifically in our songs. Words like Saiyyara and Ulka which mean planets and meteors have never been used before." Read the full interview.


Fiza with Gulzar lyrics - The audio of Fiza has hit the music charts... The film is debute directorial venture for ace film critic Khalid Mohammad featuring Jaya Bachchan, Karishma Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan in the lead roles. The film has music by Anu Malik and lyrics by Gulzar saheb. Gulzar saheb has penned 3 songs for the film, the title track "Tu fiza hai" by sonu nigam, the chartbuster "Aaja Mahiya" by Udit and Alka and a pretty good rendering by Jaspinder Narula in "Abhi to garm hai mitti, jism taaja hai". Anu Malik disappoints with the music in whole as some of the good tunes are wasted by some unwanted chorus insertions specially in the song "Aaj mahiya". AR Rahman has composed a guest song (Qawwali) for the film. The album is on Tips. watch out for more details in coming days.
Vaada - Gulzar and Amzad Ali Khan Together - The new album of Gulzar saheb VAADA was released in Mumbai on 17th July. The Album on HMV features Gulzar saheb songs tuned by Sarod Maestro Amzad Ali Khan. The lead singers are Roop Kumar Rathore and Sadhna Sargam. The compositions are the various "bandish"es developed by Ustad Amzad Ali Khan. The album features 8 geets and ghazals. The highlight is a Sarod medley of all compositions. Check out the FLASH PROMO. More on the album in next update...
  Kaayda - Gulzar and Kids, a bond forever - Kaayda is the outcome in the form of a book of a very special project by an organization of Bhopal called "Aarushi". Kaaydaa is abook with concept by gulzar, and paintings by handicapped children. The book includes the paintings and drawing by 63 handicapped children on the character set of Hindi language. Each character is represented by a drawing. For example "Cha" is represented by a drawing of "Chidiya" created by one of the children. The punch line of the book is "Bachchon ka banaya, Bachchon ke liye". Gulzar saheb likhte hain
"Phir se bachpan mein jaane ka shauq hua
Phir se seekhne ka shauq hua aur is baar kisi adhyapak ke paas jaane ki bajaay mein bachchon ke paas chala gaya aur unse ye kaaydaa seekha. Is kaayde ki saari tasveerien bachchon ne banayi hain. au khud hi soch kar, apne dhang se aksharon ke chitra banakar unki dhwani samjhaayee hai"
  Sony releases Unforgettable Gulzar - A new compilation "Unforgettable Gulzar" is recently launched on Sony Music. The album comprises some of the Gulzar numbers on PAN and CBS, including Rudaali, Sadma, Jeeva, Marasim and some of the live performances by Lata Mangeshkar, SPB, Chitra in shows organised by sony music. A good collection in all.
  Found Chatran and Tom and Jerry(Hindi)(Works of Gulzar saheb) recently . More about it in next update...
Bandar Bindaas Bandar - A new album of Gulzar saheb on Times Music featuring song-stories for Kids. As the title suggests, the Album features stories from jungle told in a very interesting style. Pucca Gulzar Style Stories for the kids, and for the kid in everyone of us. A sequel to Kardi Katha series, the album provides a fun filled hearing. The album features 10 songs (& tales) with the commentaries by Gulzar. The singer selection is another feature of the album. The list include seniors Manna De, Bhupinder and SPB with singers from the present Udit Narayan along with new voices like Anuradha Sriram and Sanjeevani. The music by "3 Brothers and a Voilin" is according to the mood of the album and tunes are pleasent. more on the album in coming days
14th May Gulzar Chat. The day became one of the memorable days of the life for many Gulzar-Pancham Fans, as they interacted with Gulzar saheb live on the net for almost 100 minutes. Check out the draft transcript More details (The audio recording and photographs in coming days).
 

Raat Pashmine Ki A new poetry collection of Gulzar saheb is expected to be released in August 2000. The collection will be published by Mansoora Ahmed, daughter of Baba Ahmed Nasim Qasim in Pakistan. Check out for more details in coming time.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • A new collection "Autumn moon", poetry translations of Gulzar translated by J.P. Das was released on 4th December,1999 in Jaipur. The poetry collections is published by Rupa & Co. Check out for details in a couple of days.
  • Gulzar at SAARC conference, New Delhi.details
  • Bosky Ka Panchtantra : A new collection of Panchtantra Stories published by Radhakrishna Prakashan is out and available. The set comprises 5 different books of Panchatantra Stories in Gulzar style. These are the stories Gulzar used to tell his daughter Bosky when she was a kid. As Gulzar says
    "Bosky meri beti ka naam hai bachhon!
    Jab paida huee to mujhe bahut saara home work dediya
    Khaas khaas do kaam they, Lorie gaao aur Kahani Sunaao
    Lorie Maa sunaati thi kyonki surili thi Aur kahani mujhe sunanai padti thi
    Meine kuchh nayi kahani gadh li, aur Kuchh purani kahaniya nayi karke sunayi
    Unmein ye Panchtantra ki kahaniya bhi thi"
    The collection is published on Radhakrishna Prakashan. The editor is Yashwant Vyas, an old associate of Gulzar saheb. Check out a preview
  • Join Gulzar Fanclub

  • http://www.gulzar.net - Gulzar site now moved to a permanent home on June 1st, 2000

  • Tabu won Filmfare award (Best Performance - Critics) for Hututu. Suhasini Muley won National Award for the same film.

  • Gulzar working with Amjad Ali Khan for a new Ghazal album to be produced by HMV. The husband-Wife team of Roop Kumar Rathore and Sonali Rathore will be the lead vocal pair for the ghazals of Gulzar to be tuned by Amjad Ali Khan, the renowned Sarod player.
  • A new collection "Autumn moon", poetry translations of Gulzar translated by J.P. Das was released on 4th December,1999 in Jaipur. The poetry collections is published by Rupa & Co. Check out for details in a couple of days.

  • The website completed Two years on 1st December, 1999. Thanks a lot for your support. Keep visiting.....

  • Gulzar's latest lyrical offering Khoobsurat is out. Gulzar has worked with Jatin-Lalit duo for the first time. Khoosurat is released on T-Series and the album contains 8 songs, four of the following are penned by Gulzar and remaing by the director Sanjay Chhel.
    1. Bahut Khoobsurat Ho : Abhijeet/Neerja Pandit
    2. Aana Zara Paas To Aa : Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal
    3. Azmale Ye Formule : Abhijeet / Shraddha Pandit
    4. Main Adhuri Si : Anuradha Paudwal
    Check out music review here in couple of days. More at Khoobsurat.com

  • A real life story from Gulzar from his collection "Ravi Par and Short Stories". Check out for story "Batwara" in the Chhoti Si Kahani Se Section.

  • Gulzar has written one song 'Aasmaan ke aage shayad, aur koi aasmaan hoga' for "RockFord", the next venture of Nagesh Kukunoor ('Hyderabaad Blues' fame). The music is by Shankar-Loy-Ehsaan Trio(read Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendoza, Ehsaan Nooraani - ealier worked for Mukul anand's DUS). The Album is released on 'Sony Music'.

  • Music Director Vishal fails to impress behind the camera as the episode directed by him for a tele serial Gubbare was a big disappointment. It was a musical comedy (?) with a couple of songs by Gulzar.

  • Gulzar came, Gulzar talked and Gulzar made 17th July,1999 a very special day for his fans as they interacted live with him on the rediff web site. If you missed the moment, Check out the draft transcript on this site and the final chat transcript on rediff.

  • A new album 'Kardi Katha'(Audio book for kids) was recently released by Skymusic. The tales are scripted and narrated by Gulzar saheb. Songs are also included with the storyline and the one by SPB ('Shaakhon pe jo' with Gulzar) is just great. Narayan Parshuram is the music director of the album. Kids are not a new kind of audience for Gulzar saheb. He has earlier done a lot of quality work for the Kids. Some times you can call it Pure Kiddish, like 'Chaddi pahan ke phool khila hai' (Jungle book) or 'A-aa-e-ee Masterji ki aagayee chitthi' (Kitab) or even the 'Lakdi ki kathi kathi pe ghoda'. Infact Kitab was a full fledged feature film made by Gulzar saheb on chldren psychology. Even Parichay's stars were the kids and the film had major inputs from the kids. For Kamal Hasan-Sridevi starrer 'Sadma' Gulzar saheb wrote a super tale song 'Ek dafa ek jungle tha' which was sung by Kamal Hasan. Gulzar saheb has worked for many other projects for Children produced by National Children Film Trust. Not to forget, after super success of jungle book's 'Chaddi pahan ke phool khila hai' , he did lot of other serials like Guchhe, Alice in wonderland. He wrote screenplay and dialouges and title song for 'Potli baba ki' and narrated for the sutradhaar in the serial. We hope that He will continue to provide quality content for the children. Check out for a review of Kardi Katha in coming days. Check out the Kardi tales site at http://www.karaditales.com

  • 'Marasim'(relationship) is the name of new Gulzar album. 8 ghazals by Jagjeet Singh and 3 poetry recitals by Gulzar, are woven around the theme of relationships. Gulzar-Jagjeet team has provided music lovers some of the memorable non-filmi albums. Mirza Ghalib, Ghazal Ka Safar(10 cassette pack) to name a few.Sony Music has released the album which comprises of 8 ghazals of Gulzar saheb rendered by Jagjeet Singh. Meghna Gulzar aka Bosky has directed a video for the album in which Gulzar saheb is on the different side of camera, facing the camera along with Jagjeet Singh . Jimmy Shergil (Machis and Jahan Tum Le Chalo) is also casted for the video. The first ghazal 'Haath chhootey bhi to' is now chosen as the title song of new serial on Sony TV 'Sparsh'. Gulzar and Jagjeet Singh has worked together many times for TV Serials. Mirza Ghalib is a milestone. 'Hello Zindagi', 'Dard' , 'Kirdar' are few more. Two New Ghazals(not in the album)by Gulzar-Jagjeet Singh can be heard these days in the Tele serials of Neena Gupta- Saans and Palchhin (On Star Plus). Check out for Marasim special in couple of days.
  • Buy Marasim online at rediff
  • Khoobsurat, the next film of Gulzar (as a lyricist) is almost complete. It seems that the release is delayed due to the cricket world cup. Sanjay Dutt and Urmila Matondkar are in the main cast. Gulzar is working for the first time with Jatin Lalit duo. The film is directed by Sanjay Chhel (Dialouge writer of Rangeela, Kachhe Dhaage and much acclaimed serial Filmi Chakkar). The film seems to be a rehash of Amol Palekar's 'Thoda Sa Rumani Ho Jaayein' (Do you remember this poetic film of Nana Patekar, Anita Kanwar?). Sanjay Dutt has also sung a song 'E Shivani'. The audio is expected to be launched soon. Incidently Gulzar had written the lyrics for old Khoobsurat(Rekha) too!.
  • After 'Wo Jo Shayar Tha', its turn of 'Paakhi Re'. Polygram has re-released 'Paakhi Re' as it has taken over PAN Music company which has the music rights of Gulzar Films 'Rudali', 'Machis', 'Boodhey Pahadon Par', 'Sadma', 'Jeeva' (Last two on CBS and PAN together). Paakhi Re comprises of songs from Sadma, Rudali, Jeeva.
  • Nazm of the month May 99 - Iladagi (on the request of Udayraj Dhulekar)
  • Check out a New Section on Gulzar songs including rare gems.
  • Filmography updated with the addition of tele serials. Check out qatra qatra

 

  • Polygram released a new version of Gulzar-Bhupinder classic 'Wo Jo Shayar Tha' with a different name 'Aaj Bichhade Hain'. The cassette contains all the nazms and ghazals of 'Wo Jo Shayar Tha' along with three film numbers of Gulzar-Bhupinder (not from OST but live recording) and a new ghazal 'Aadtan tumne kar diye waade'. A must for those who are not having 'Wo Jo Shayar Tha'. More details in the review.
  • Nazm of the month for March 99 Shafaq.
  • Another jewel in the crown for Gulzar saheb as he won his 14th FilmFare award. He won the award this year for best lyrics for the song Chal Chhaiyya Chhaiyya from the film Dil Se. This is his 7th Film Fare award as Lyricist. Heartiest Congratulations from all his fans.Check out more about his awards here.
  • "Pakistan Mera Watan(motherland) Hai Aur Hindustan Mera Mulk (country). These small steps are actually very big strides. " - Gulzar saheb on the historical bus journey of PM Atal Bihari Vapayee.
  • Mixed bag for Hu Tu Tu at the box office. The film is doing well in Bombay and other parts of Maharashtra but the scene is not so good at other terretories. The film is produced by Dhirubhai Shah(Time) and the music is released by Time Audio. Vishal is the music director of the film. The film got released on 22nd January, 1999. Hu Tu Tu is a brilliant film but a weak statement. Tabu and Suhasini Muley's performances are the highlights of the movie so as Gulzar saheb's Direction and dialouges. Visit the Official Website of Hu Tu Tu for more details. Check out Gulzar's Latest Interview on Rediff on Hu tu tu
  • The audio of Gulzar's latest film Hu Tu Tu is now available. The film is produced by Dhirubhai Shah(Time) and the music is released by Time Audio. Vishal is the music director of the film. The film is releasing on 22nd January, 1999. The film has a political theme and the story is woven around three main characters Bhaau(Nana Patekar),Panna(Tabu) and Aditya(Suneel Shetty). The film also marks comeback of Suhasini Muley (Remember that innocent girl of 'BHUVAN SHOME' with Utpal Dutt?). She is playing Tabu's mother and playing the role of Chief minister of Maharashtra. 'Aati huee lehron pe jaati huee ladki' song is already on the music charts. Check out for a music review in next update.
  • Gulzar saheb's Latest Interview - Gulzar on Dil Se and Jahan Tum Le Chalo
  • The latest release of Nana Patekar and Madhuri 'WAZOOD' (directed by N Chandra) is having a short screen appearence of Gulzar. He was earlier seen in one of the movies of his friend Basu Bhattacharya. Which one?. Check it out in the Vividha Quiz.
  • The audio of Gulzar-Vishal combo's another offering Jahan Tum Le Chalo was released recently. The music is available on Milestone cassettes and CD's. The film is ready for release. Its an offbeat film with three young stars, Nirmal Pandey, Sonali Kulkarni(Daayra fame) and Jimmy Shergil (Maachis fame) and Debutant director 'Desh Deepak'. The film is releasing on 15th January,1999. For the first time Gulzar saheb has written an english song for the film 'Your Face is the face of love' sung by Gary Lawyer. Also watch out for 'Atthanni Si Ye Zindagi' by Hariharan and 'Thak Gayee ho to suno'' by Suresh Wadekar both are pure gulzarish stuff. here are the Jhalaks.
  • Kabhi Chaand Ki Tarah Tapki / Kabhi Raah mein padi Paaye
    Athanni See Zindagi /Ye Zindagi

    Thak Gayee Ho To Suno / Mein Utha loon Jo Kaho /Is Udaan Pe
    Mil Hi Jaayenge Sire /Is Dhalaan ke Pare / Aasmaan ke

    Dekho to Aasmaan / Taaron se bhar gaya
    Dil ye kya kar gaya / Dil ye kya kar gayaa

  • The audio of Gulzar's much awaited film Swami Vivekanand was released by HMV in the first week of August. The film was made in 1994 but still awaiting for its release in the theators. The film was shown on Doordarshan on 15th August as a part of 50th Year of Indian Independence Celebrations. It is the last movie of Salil Chowdhary. Check out the music review in next update.
  • The audio of Gulzar-Rehman's DIL SE is out and available. For the first time Gulzar has worked with Rehman (in films). The audio is released by Venus and has 6 songs. Lata has also sung for ARR for the first time in this film.Check out the music review of Dil Se. According to latest available market trends, the audio sales of the album is all set to break all previous sales records.
  • After director K.Shashilal Nair decided to walk out from Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke project , Writer and Lyricist of the movie, Gulzar is expected to shoot the remaining part. Its a Rahul Gupta Production (Last production-Kartvya). The film has Suneel Shetty and Aishvarya Rai in the main lead with lots of children.
  • July 27 is RDB's Birth Date.Check out Gulzar's Tribute to Pancham on this site with Real Audio and Hindi text.Download hindi font
  • Another Gulzar-Vishal offering Satya is now available and a couple of songs from the film are now listed in top charts. A Ram Gopal Verma Film with Urmila (Just imagine urmila dancing on gulzar songs.) and Chakrawarthy, a hero from south in the lead. The film has Underworld Theme. The Highlight of the music is a song by Bhupendra. After a long time Gulzar and Bhupendra are working together. Check out for 'Yeh Mujhe Kya Hogaya' from Bhupendra and 'Tu mere paas bhi hai, Tu mere saath bhi Hai, Phir bhi tera intezaar hai' from Hariharan and Lata. Check out the Official Website of Satya for more details. 
  • TIME Audio-Video took over the production of Gulzar's latest venture 'HU-TU-TU'. Ealier Ajay Rastogi was the producer.
  • Gulzar started the shooting of 'Hu-Tu-Tu' (a word from Kabbaddi Game). The highlight of the movie is the Star-Cast. Ealier Suneel Shetty's selection had suprised many. Now another surprise is in the form of Nana Patekar, who will be working with Gulzar for the first time. Tabbu is the Heroine in the movie. The film is about a about couple facing crisis.How Nana, playing a villager saves them is the theme. Vishal is the music director of the film. The film is expected to be released in January this year.Nana has also recorded a song in his own voice , 'Aate mein Ghapla, Chare mein Ghapla'.
Forth Coming Movies
  • Writer & Lyricist : Hum Panchchi Ek Daal Ke

  • * Suneel Shetty, Aishwarya Roy . Dir:K. Shashi Lal Nair 
  • Lyricist : Aks (or Ajnabi ) the name is yet not finalized
    * Amitabh Bachhan, Manoj Vajpayee . Dir: Rakesh Mehra. MD : Anu Malik
Latest Music Release
  • Filmi :
  • Khoobsurat - Gulzar's latest released lyrical offering. Gulzar has worked with Jatin-Lalit duo for the first time. Khoosurat is released on T-Series and the album contains 8 songs, four of the songs are penned by Gulzar and remaing by the director

    Hu Tu Tu - Gulzar saheb's latest directed film. Vishal Bhardwaj is the music director. Lata,Hariharan,Roop Kr. Rathod are the major singers.The music is on time audio.

  • Non Filmi :

  • Marasim :
    'Marasim' is the name of new Gulzar album. 8 ghazals by Jagjeet Singh and 3 poetry recitals by Gulzar, are woven around the theme of relationships. Gulzar-Jagjeet team has provided music lovers some of the memorable non-filmi albums. Mirza Ghalib, Ghazal Ka Safar(10 cassette pack) to name a few.Sony Music has released the album.
Latest Writings

Mera Kuchh Saaman : The third edition of Mera Kuchh Saaman - A collection of Hindi Film Songs by Gulzar is now available. It is published by Radhakrishna Prikashan of New Delhi. A great colloection with lyrics of more than 150 songs by Gulzar - right from Bandini to Chachi 420. More about it in forthcoming updates.

Ravi Paar & Other Short Stories : A Collection of short stories of Gular has recently been published by Rupa & Co. This book is dedicated to Raakhi Gulzar - whom gulzar has described as "the logest short story of my life ". Wait and Watch for few excerpts in coming days. The book is now available in English and Hindi.

GulzarNama || Aane Wala Pal || Aao Phir Nazm Kahen || Chhoti Si Kahani Se ||Katra Katra
Ek Akela Shehar Mein || Is Mod Se Jaate Hain || Do Deewane Shehar mein || Dil Dhoondhta Hai
Hawaaon Pe Likh Do Hawaaon Ke Naam


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