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|Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Gulzar saab'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
|Just Married Music Arrived
The music of Just Married, Meghan Gulzar's second film as director was recently released. The 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..
*Ram Milaye Jodi - Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan & Shaan
GURU 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.
|Koi Baat Chale
Gulzar saab's latest 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.
1. Zindagi kya Hai - (Triveni's)
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 songs the grand orchestra works against the
melody and the effect of a good song and composition gets reduced to
an average one..
1. Humko Maloom Hai - Sonu Nigam & Sadhna Sargam
Baat Pashmine Ki
Baat 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.
The 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
- Friday October 6th: Pratham Harrow Chapter
- Saturday October 7th: PrathamUK and Maharashtra Mandal London
- Sunday October 8th: Pratham Leeds Chapter
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 Magic of OMKARA
The 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
Read complete review. Keep Watching for more on this interesting film.
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 :
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
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 More Links :Bunti aur Bubli @ Yashraj Films
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...
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.
Rituparno Ghosh's new Film Raincoat features one poem of gulzar saab rendered in his own voice. The 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
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?
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
The 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
Lau se lau jalti hai.....
Lifetime Achievement Award for Gulzar
Sarod Maestro Amjad
Ali Khan presented a life-time achievement award to Gulzar saabin New York.
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 said no one deserved
the award more than him.
[Photographs courtesy :Ragini Chaturvedi]
Panchabeats 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
Latest Interview : Gulzar in conversation with Salim Arif
Gulzar talks to Salim Arif about Padmabhushan, Kharaashein, Political films, social consciousness and lots more.. Read complete interview.
Gulzar presents Heer by Abida
A 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 experiments 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.
Gulzar saab has penned lyrics for Vishal Bharadwaj's next 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
Kabir by Abida - gulzar presents
What best one can expect when the Indo-Pak realtions are 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
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
Times Music has released Gulzar's new audio album "Ishqa
Ishqa" - sing with sufi's...
At 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..
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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 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
two famous poems of Amrita Pritam and a song by Pakistani poet Zehra Nigah.
An album with pure indian music with classical and folk based compositions... worth a listening....
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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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
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
|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.....
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 - 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.
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].
|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.|
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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...|
- 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.
Chaand Ki Tarah Tapki / Kabhi Raah mein padi Paaye Thak Gayee Ho
To Suno / Mein Utha loon Jo Kaho /Is Udaan Pe Dekho to Aasmaan
/ Taaron se bhar gaya
Thak Gayee Ho
To Suno / Mein Utha loon Jo Kaho /Is Udaan Pe
Dekho to Aasmaan
/ Taaron se bhar gaya
|Forth Coming Movies||
* Suneel Shetty, Aishwarya Roy . Dir:K. Shashi Lal Nair
|Latest Music Release||
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.
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.
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.