14 November 2007

Su Tungpo

The year is drawing to an end
The leaves are turning golden
I want to go home
I want to go home
I have loitered around this mud flat for too long.

13 November 2007

Gulzar's Magic - 1

How to show the utmost intimacy between the hero and the heroin without resorting to explicit lyrics and without crossing the limits of decency? Gulzar knows the trick.
एक सौ सोलह चान्द की रातें
एक तुम्हारे कांधे का तिल
(Ek sau sOlah chAnd ki rAtEn
Ek tumhAre kAndhe kA til)
He won't say a word more and the listener's mind careens to the most dramatic picturization of the lyrics. The same Gulzar will admonish you for imagining a less-than-dignified intimate scene by directing the shot with utmost dignity combined with delicate sensitivity. If you don't believe me, watch this song from Ijaazat (mera kuch saamaan). Sublime !!!!!