Month: November 2007

mehfil mein baar baar…

Another gem of Ghulam Ali and my favourite. Its written by Aaga Bismil. The audio you can listen here and I am embedding the video also. The ones in blue are there in live version only.

teri baat hi sunaane aaye
dost bhi dil hi dukhaane aaye
phool khilte hain
to hum sochte hain
tere aane k zamane aaye

chand kaliyan nishaat ki chun kar
muddaton mehv-e-yaas rehta hoon
tera milna khushi ki baat sahi
tujse mil kar udas rehta hon

(nishaat – joy, mehv – khwaab, yaas – disappointment)

nazar nazar se milao
bahar ke din hain
gamon bhai bhool jao
bahar ke din hain

shayad mujhe nikaal ke pachta rahe ho aap
mehfil mein is khiyal se fir a gaya hoon main

mehfil mein baar baar kisi par nazar gai
humne bachai laakh
magar phir udhar gai
mehfil mein baar baar kisi par nazar gai…

unki nazar to koi to jaadu jaroor hai
jis par padi
usi ke jigar tak utar gai…

us bewafa ki aankh se aansu jhalak pade
hasrat bhari nigah
bada kaam kar gai…

(hasrat – desire)

unke jamaal-e-rukh pe unhi ka jamaal tha
woh chal diye
to raunak-e-shaamo sahar gai…

(jamaal-e-rukh – glowing face, roshan chehra)

unko khabar karo ke hai “Bismil” kareeb-e-marg
woh aayange jaroor
jo un tak khabar gai…

(kareeb-e-marg – near death)

lazzat-e-gam bada deejiye…

This one is sung by Munni Begum. I couldn’t find the name of the writer. You can listen to it here on pz10.

lazzat-e-gam bada deejiye
aap yun muskara deejiye…

keemat-e-dil bata deejiye
khaaq le kar uda deejiye…

aap andhere mein kab tak rahein
fer koi ghar jala deejiye…

chand kab tak gehan mein rahe
aap zulfein hata deejiye…

mera daaman bahut saaf hai
koi tohmat laga deejiye…

ik samundar ne avaaz di
mujhko paani pila deejiye

oh bada be-lihaaz…

A beautiful song by Surinder Kaur. I don’t know the writer’s name. You can listen to it here.

oh bada be-lihaaz ki kariye
bewafa da ilaaz ki kariye…

tere gam da b ki bharosa e
shai begani mizaz ki kariye…

daadhe vikhre ne pyar de painde
dil je na aave na baaz ki kariye…

kache ghadian ne paar ki launae
lagge ishqe nu laaz ki kariye…

tainu bhulna tan kujh nahi mushkil
jhalle dil da ilaaz ki kariye…

chupke chupke raat din…

One of my favourite ghazals of Ghulam Ali. The sweetness of love translated into beauty of lyrics. Its written by Hasrat Mohni then sung by Ghulam Ali. Asha Bhosle also sung it in one of her albums [That album was probably a tribute to popular ghazals of the old time] The live version by Ghulam Ali can be listened to, here.

chupke chupke raat din aansu bahana yaad hai
humko ab tak aashiqi ka woh zamana yaad hai

khench lena woh mera parde ka kona daffatan
aur dupatte se tera moonh chupana yaad hai
humko ab tak aashiqi ka woh zamana yaad hai

(daffatan-suddenly)

berukhi ke saath sun-na dard-e-dil ki dastaan
woh kalai mein tera kangan ghumana yaad hai
humko ab tak aashiqi ka woh zamana yaad hai

waqt-e-rukhsat alwida ka lavz kehne ke liye
woh tere sookhe labon ka thar-tharana yaad hai
humko ab tak aashiqi ka woh zamana yaad hai

a gaya gar vasl ki shab bhi kahin zikar-e-firaaq
woh tera ro ro ke bhi mujh ko rulana yaad hai
humko ab tak aashiqi ka woh zamana yaad hai

dopeher ki dhoop mein mere bulaane ke liye
woh tera kothe pe nange paaon aana yaad hai
humko ab tak aashiqi ka woh zamana yaad hai

tujhse milte hi woh kuch bebaak ho jana mera
aur tera daaton mein woh ungali dabana yaad hai
humko ab tak aashiqi ka woh zamana yaad hai

chori chori hum se tum aakar mile the jis jagah
muddatein guzri par ab tak woh thikana yaad hai
humko ab tak aashiqi ka woh zamana yaad hai

tujhko jab tanha kabhi pana to az raah-e-lihaaz
haal-e-dil baaton hi baaton mein batana yaad hai
humko ab tak aashiqi ka woh zamana yaad hai

ba-hazaaran iztiraabo sad-hazaaran ishitiaaq
tujhe woh pehle pehal dil ka lagana yaad hai
humko ab tak aashiqi ka woh zamana yaad hai

(iztiraab – restlessness,perturbation, ishitiaaq – craving, ba – ? , sad – hundered)

Amin Malik

I have been a big fan of Amin Malik and his writings since the days when I started reading Punjabi newspapers which generally use to carry his writings. I always felt that he translates emotions into words and his writings can make you cry. From whatever little I know about him I also seem to carry a dim expression in my mind that some people also have some issues with him because he writes, says and speaks nothing but “truth” which seems to be creating trouble.

From all of his writings, and same for his wife Rani Malik also, I am reminded of those old days of Punjab and Punjbiat which seem to be lost somewhere or taken some other form, under the shadow of changing times, modernization and globalisation.

I searched a lot for his books (& I don’t even know, he has written any books or not ? because nowhere I could find any information about him or his work) but hit no success. Also with the passage of time, the schedule of life, a separation got created between me and all those newspapers. These days because of online editions of newspapers, I hit upon an article written by Amin Malik, in Rozana Spokesman. As always its beautiful and I felt so nice after reading him after so long. Then I did some Googling and also found 2 videos oh him and his wife Rani Malik. Just sharing with you. Hope you love it. If anybody reading this blog knows anything more about Amin Malik, his email address, please do let me know 🙂

Amin Malik – Mehfil E Shayari

Rani Malik – Mehfil E Shayari

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