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Gulaal, Holi

Given that it is Holi, it seems appropriate to mention that the soundtrack of Gulaal is available now (including, needless to say, Ranaji, which is clearly the chartbuster) and is on a loop for me on Musicindiaonline

The happy thought is that the whole movie is apparently a tribute to Sahir and his classic from Pyaasa. Incidentally, while raving about the music, should have mentioned a bit more about Piyush Mishra, who apparently was at National School of Drama (NSD) with Anurag Kashyap. He's the lyricist and music composer, and has even sung two songs (Ye Duniya and Shahar with the other writer-singer-songwriter genius, Swanand Kirkire, who wrote and sang Baawra Man in Hazaaron...).

A bit of googling tells me that he made his debut in films as an actor with Mani Ratnam's Dil Se in 1998 but continued theatre in Delhi. He did the dialogues for The Legend of Bhagat Singh, for which he won some awards. He acted as Kaka in Vishal Bhardwaj's Maqbool and has acted in films like Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Mathubhoomi, Deewar and 1971. He is also the lyricist for Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday and has written the songs of Aaj Nachale, Tashan and Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar. Clearly, someone to watch out for.

No matter where you choose to hear it, I'd suggest not relying on this this site for lyrics. A friend wrote in excitedly to say that there were full lyrics along with the audio-tracks. A brief look tells me that there are major problems. For example, take just this bit from here:

Ghalib ke momann ke khwaboo ki duniya,
Majazo ke unnan kalabo ki duniya ] - 2
Faiz phirako sahil O Makdhoon
Mir ki zauko ki dhago ki duniya
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaye tho kya hia - 3

Clearly, it should be:

Ghalib ke, Momin ke, khwabooN kii duniyaa
MajazoN ke un inquilaaboN kii duniya
Faiz, FiraaqoN, Sahir-o-Makhdoom 
Mir Kii, Zauq kii, DaagoN kii duniyaa...

This is not the only howler. But, never mind. Enjoy the music. Dab some Gulaal. Happy Holi.

Gulaal, Holi
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1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530

Given that it is Holi, it seems appropriate to mention that the soundtrack of Gulaal is available now (including, needless to say, Ranaji, which is clearly the chartbuster) and is on a loop for me on Musicindiaonline

The happy thought is that the whole movie is apparently a tribute to Sahir and his classic from Pyaasa. Incidentally, while raving about the music, should have mentioned a bit more about Piyush Mishra, who apparently was at National School of Drama (NSD) with Anurag Kashyap. He's the lyricist and music composer, and has even sung two songs (Ye Duniya and Shahar with the other writer-singer-songwriter genius, Swanand Kirkire, who wrote and sang Baawra Man in Hazaaron...).

A bit of googling tells me that he made his debut in films as an actor with Mani Ratnam's Dil Se in 1998 but continued theatre in Delhi. He did the dialogues for The Legend of Bhagat Singh, for which he won some awards. He acted as Kaka in Vishal Bhardwaj's Maqbool and has acted in films like Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Mathubhoomi, Deewar and 1971. He is also the lyricist for Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday and has written the songs of Aaj Nachale, Tashan and Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar. Clearly, someone to watch out for.

No matter where you choose to hear it, I'd suggest not relying on this this site for lyrics. A friend wrote in excitedly to say that there were full lyrics along with the audio-tracks. A brief look tells me that there are major problems. For example, take just this bit from here:

Ghalib ke momann ke khwaboo ki duniya,
Majazo ke unnan kalabo ki duniya ] - 2
Faiz phirako sahil O Makdhoon
Mir ki zauko ki dhago ki duniya
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaye tho kya hia - 3

Clearly, it should be:

Ghalib ke, Momin ke, khwabooN kii duniyaa
MajazoN ke un inquilaaboN kii duniya
Faiz, FiraaqoN, Sahir-o-Makhdoom 
Mir Kii, Zauq kii, DaagoN kii duniyaa...

This is not the only howler. But, never mind. Enjoy the music. Dab some Gulaal. Happy Holi.

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