Monday, March 25, 2013

मोहब्बत से ऊंचा

ख़याल ए मजबूर है हम और आप भी मजबूर
मोहब्बत इसे नाम देते है लोग, पर हम करते है न मंज़ूर
नाम इसका है नही और शायद होगा भी नही
मोहब्बत से बहुत ऊंचा जो है यह जान ए हुज़ूर

बेवजह शरमाहट


पैघाम मेरा पढ़कर आप मुस्कुराती होगी
लब जो बया नही कर सकते, वो खुशी दिल में समाती होगी
बिना वजह के आप युन्ही शरमाती होगी
पैघाम मेरा पढ़कर आप मुसकुराती होगी

क्यूँ?

ऐसी बेकसी मैं गूँज रहे है क्यूँ?
ऎसी बेबसी दिल पे छाई है क्यूँ?
जवाबों की तलाश में निकले है क्यूँ?
ज़ाहिर है जब उनके सारे इशारे
ऐसे बेमतलब सवाल हमे आये है क्यूँ?

इन्तेज़ार यु

उठेंगे आप यु, जैसे उठा कोई सुनेहरा सवेरा
शरमायेंगे आइने के सामने यु, जैसे खिला फूलों का ढेरा
सजेंगे आप यु, जैसे सजेगा तारों का बसेरा
करेंगे इन्तेज़ार हर रोज़ आप हमारे, जैसे सवेरा का करता होगा अंधेरा

पूनम की चांद

पूनम की चांद से मिलके आया हूँ
महके खुशबू में खिलके आया हूँ
पूनम न समझ पायी हमे, अफ़सोस
नदी के संग खूब बेहके आया हूँ
सितारों के घर में रेहके आया हूँ
पूनम की चांद बनके आया हूँ

खुदा गवाह

खुदा गवाह है दुनिया में सभी नज़ारों का
है वो खुदा यहाँ के जनाब ए हज़ारों का
करते है सब सलाम उसे और लेता है वो सलाम भी
उन्ही के इशारे पे खिलते है गुल गुल्ज़ारों का
उन्ही के कहने पे आता है मौसम बहारों का
इतना कुछ जो करता है खुदा, दुआ है मेरी भी
ख़त्म करे दुनिया में जंग ए औज़ारों का

बहुत मिले

खुशियों के खज़ाने मैं तेरे मुस्कान बहुत मिले
शराबों के मैकाने मैं तेरे दीवाने बहुत मिले
सराबों का महफिल खूब सजाया आपने
हर सराब मैं आपके निशान बहुत मिले

बातें कई , रातें कई

जागा मैंने रातें कई सजाई मैंने बातें कई
थामी मैंने जस्बातें कई समाई मैंने सौगातें कई
ए हसीन दिलरुबा तोड़ने को हूँ तय्यार मेरे नातें कई
अब और भी कहना है बातें कई, बिताना है तेरे संग रातें कई

पूनम का इनाम

पूनम का चांदनी हो तुम और पूनम है नाम तेरा
प्यार करो या नही कबूल तो करो उसे यही है इनाम मेरा

हुस्न की शराब

आदाब आपको ए हुस्न की शराब
आप तो है जैसे खिला हुआ गुलाब
नशा आपका यूँही छडगया
इतनी खूब जो है आपकी हुस्न की शबाब
धड़कन रुक जाती है तेरी आहट से
मदहोशी छा जाती है तेरी मुस्कराहट से
क्या तुम्हे छूते ही मरजऊँगा
जी रहा हूँ ऐसी घबराहट से
कितना भी कहू कम ही होगा
इतनी खूब आप जो है जनाब

महसूस न हो दूरी की एहसास

इज़हार का आसरा एक शायरी ही है हमारे पास
लफ्ज़ इतने भी नही की बया करू आपसे मुलाकात की आस
बिना कहने से आप समझेंगी येह, यही तो है विशवास
न समझे तो भी सही पर महसूस न होने देना आपसे दूरी की एहसास

कलियों का चमन

संग मरमर से तरसा हुआ बदन
गगन जैसा विशाल नयन जिन्हें देखकर झुके ख़ुद गगन
ऐसे कोमल होंठ जिससे शर्माती है भुवन
ऐसा साजन मिले तोह यह जीवन है कलियों का चमन

इज़हार

निगाहों से बया करने की अदा को लोग प्यार कहते है
खैर सब समझ गये लेकिन वो नही जिसे हम ये इज़हार करते है

तन्हाई

तन्हाई को साथ मान लिया रुसवाई जो हर बार मिला
तन्हाई भी अपनाती नही, साथ मेरे जो है आपकी यादों का काफिला

दुनिया

इन्सान को मार देती है इन्साफ को मिटा देती है
कैसी है ये दुनिया इन्सानियत को भुला देती है

मेहफिल-ए-तन्हाई

आप भी क्या दिलवाले है  मेहफिल-ए-तन्हाई को क्या सजाया है
किस्मत हैं इस ज़मीन का और वो दोस्त का जिसने आपको पाया 

वफ़ा का पैमाना

आशिकाना मौसम है,सुहाना समा है
ऐसे लिखते है शायर, दिल जो उनका लफ्जों का मैकाना है
न ज़ुबान है, न लफ्ज़ है इतने
साथ है तोह सिर्फ़ आपका वफ़ा का पैमाना है

आदत शबाब का

न ज़रदे की आदत है, न पान बीडी और शराब का
फिर भी नशे में हूँ, आदत जो होगई आपकी हुस्न की शबाब का

प्यार की रेखा

प्यार करना जानते है हम, पर प्यार को पाना सीखा नही
प्यासा नही हूँ मैं या फिर चाहत का भूखा नही
फिर भी जी रहा हूँ उन के लिए जिन्हें आज तक मैंने देखा नही
नही मिले तो भी गुज़ार देंगे जिंदगी, मानकर की हमे प्यार की रेखा नही

फरयादें

दूर हो सिर्फ नज़रों से दिल से कभी दूर होते नहीं तुम्हारी यादें
दिल में हैं तुमसे रूठने का दर्द और तुम्हारी सलामती की फरयादें

हर पल है जिंदगी

इन्तेज़ार कर रहा हूँ कल के लिये भूलना चाहता हूँ कल को
कल और कल के बीच में आज है जीना चाहता हूँ आज की हर पल को

यादें


यादें रह जाती अगर हम गुज़र गए तो
बातें रह जाती अगर हम बिछड़ गए तो
ए दोस्त मुलाकाते गुज़र जाती है फिर मिलने के लिए
क्यू की गुज़रना है सबको यहाँ कभी न कभी

पहले तो बनो इन्सान

एहसान नही कर सकते तो मत करो पर किसी का न करो नुक्सान
भगवान बनने की चाहत है तो ठीक है पर पहले तो बनो इन्सान

मोहब्बत-ए-नामा

देखा है मैंने जहा को करीब से तो कुछ अलग ही पाया
जिस तरह के लोग थे यहाँ वैसा नही था उनका साया
हैरान था जानकर की बहुत कम है जिन्होंने मोहब्बत को निभाया
और जब कुछ गौर से देखा तो पहला नाम आपका पाया

तेरे वास्ते


मदहोश गलियाँ प्यार भरी कलियाँ सजायी हैं मैने तेरे वास्ते
हुस्न भरे गीत प्यार के कई रीत गयी हैं मैने तेरे वास्ते
सारे रंग बिखरे मौसम निखर गया, तन देहका मन बेह्का तेरे वास्ते
देखा नहीं मैने आज तक ज़िन्दगी में ऐसे रास्ते
अब तो बिता नही सकता एक पल भी बिना तुम्हारे सहारे
ज़हर पिलाना मुझे या तेज़ाब का शीशा करने से पहले मुझे बेसहारे
ए मेरे जानेमन ए मेरे दिलरुबा जी रहा हूँ सिर्फ तेरे वास्ते
कसम ये है मेरी की तोड़ दूँगा सभी रिश्ते
वादा ये है भुला दूँगा सब नाते तेरे वास्ते
तुम भी ये सनम अब तो कह दो न की तुम भी इश्क करते हो हमसे
वरना मरजायेंगे हम पर वो भी तेरे वास्ते

कत्ल

इन्तेज़ार को औजार बनाकर कत्ल किया
ज़िन्दा दिल को रेत का वस्ल किया
फिर भी तुम्हे कोई कातिल कहता नही
बिना खंजर के जो दिल पे वार किया
इन्तेज़ार को औज़ार बनाकर कत्ल किया

तारीफ

तारीफ तो हर किसी की सुनी पर सिर्फ आपकी तारीफ ने इस दिल को छुआ
कोशिश यही है मेरी की कायम रहे मेरी इस सिलसिले की धुआ

जन्नत है यहाँ

लेट कर देख रहा हूँ सागर और अंबर की मिलन को जो कभी मिलते नही
महसूस कर रहा हूँ लहरों की आहट को जो कभी दिखती नही
सोच रहा हूँ उन फूलों के बारे में जो कभी खिलते नही
जन्नत है यही पर, लेकिन यहाँ कई चीज़ समझ में आती नही

खिलने का इन्तेज़ार

गुलज़ार में खिले फूलों को क्यूँ बेचते है बाज़ार में
और उन्हें खरीदने को क्यूँ आते है लोग बाज़ार में
हमे येह समझ आयी जब आए थे आपके दीदार में
हम भी आज़माना चाहते है खरीदने की औज़ार को
अब तो जी रहे है तुम्हारी खिलने की इन्तेज़ार में

याद आ रहे है

जो फुर्सत तेरी यादों में पाया
जो जन्नत तेरी साया में पाया
याद आ रहे है बहुत मुझे
वो रातें जब हमने तुमको सुलाया
वो बातें जिन्हें कहते तुमको हसाया
याद आ रहे है बहुत मुझे
वो मौत जिसने तुमको बुलाया
वो रात जिसने हमको रुलाया
याद आ रहे है बहुत मुझे

मेरी आदत


कोई किसी का शिकार न करे तो राहत है
सभी यहाँ पर प्यार करे यही मेरी चाहत है
अनजानों से भी प्यार करना मेरी तो आदत है
येह आदत सबको है नही यही तो मुसीबत है

तनहा सहने की आदत


घायल ऐसा हुआ यह दिल जिसका इलाज अभी तक मिला नही
उम्मीद ढलता जा रहा, गुल जो अभी तक खिला नही
फिर भी महफूज़ हूँ अपनी सोच में, कोई शिक्वा या गिला नही
तनहा सहने की आदत जो है, जब कोई साथी या काफिला नही

कमबख्त दिल


तुम्हारे आने का इन्तेज़ार है
तुझसे बातें करने को बेकरार है
कैसा कमबख्त है येह दिल
तुम्हारे सपने ही देखता है, तुझको ही याद करता है
जान कर भी, की तुम हमेशा के लिए सोगयी हो

मेरी मुसीबत


तेरी हुस्न की अंदाज़ न हो किसी को यही चाहत है
तेरी आहट की खबर न हो किसी को इसी में राहत है
मैं तुम्हे चाहता हूँ या तुम्हे पाना यह तो जानता
शायद बितादूंगा ज़िन्दगी यह फ़ैसला करने मैं, यही तो मुसीबत है

Saturday, March 23, 2013

JOLLY LLB (2013) - HINDI


The plight of the poor and also of the Indian Judicial System is well encapsulated in a courtroom drama. Wish, it was less of uncalled embellishments and more of worthy content.

Sure, this film has a heart in the right place, yet it misses the right beats. The urge for the subject was more than what was shown. Songs and dances, were just placed to provide disgust instead of respite. Who would like a breather in a tense drama, as an aficionado, one would love to delve more into the pulsating drama that raises the pitch. But, instead it comes with pusillanimous acts of the romance between our protagonist Jolly and his so-shown lover Sandhya (played by Amrita Rao). 

After looking at Amrita Rao for a few scenes, I realised, why is she still struggling to be mainstream actress, coz she cannot act fluently. She is not as fluid in front of the camera as her counterparts or even as fluid as youngsters, who are more assiduous than her, sure her acting did show up how lethargic she was in her preparation. Having said that, Jolly (Arshad Warsi) and Rajpal (Boman Irani) have fought well a case to outsmart each other not just for the case, but for their acting prowess which we have been acquainted well with in the recent times. But, amidst all these was a gem called Saurabh Shukla who brought to life, every scene, Even a mundane lunch scene of the judge having his lunch was delicious by the burps of this good actor. He made his presence of screen so very infectious that it was very hard for me not to fall for the laughs he generated even being extremely serious.

There is one good rule for making a good drama and that is stick to the point, stick to subject and the protagonist and that will surely come a winner. Look at a movie called "A Wednesday" or even "Udaan" which were devoid of a heroine per-say and all those song dance sequences which for a good amount of time, have ruined the subjects, just by coming on screen when absolutely unnecessary. The director Subhash Kapoor does repeat this grave mistake and that's one of the prime reason for me not liking it much. 

This is not a film that has extremely great production values where in each scene or frame is superb. This is a very mediocre budget film that has its own trappings and was given a limited release considering the worries of the distributors, who have their own apprehensions. In this case, I am upset even about the editor who should have reprimanded the director about the unnecessary flings but the editor did not do so. 

The things that are not in favour, have been told, now what works for this film is a realistic setup that is believable and the three principal performances. The dialogues for good part are memorable, referenced to the plight of our system and the poverty stricken, under-privileged people. 

I would give a 3/5 for a movie that is watchable but having said that, my crib is it could have been so better had it struck to the point instead of digressing to make this a popcorn flick. 

DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012) - ENGLISH


I am missing the Tarantino in this, I loved in earlier films.

Except for a the gun-fire that opens up to eliminate all possible misdeeds, and people who did a thing with a purpose, there was no much fun in this. It is a Sphagetti western film based in 1850's but it seemed so flawed that I was not so sure, if there were such cool goggles, guns and was the ride so easy to Mississippi. 

Yes Tarantino took liberties in showing everything from style to substance is what mislead the whole film. Maybe my problem is I expected too much out this, just trusting the ability and the genius of Tarantino. But he has disappointed me this time. And worse is it is overlong and is nearly 3 hours. Hey, Quentin what got into you man, you made a satire of a Sphagetti and not a tribute.

Yes, I sincerely think this is more of a satire than a tribute. Look at the way the whole plan is chalked out, the way the music plays in background. King Schultz played by Christoph Waltz is the one to whom this whole film belongs to. Once he is dead, it was just an extension to make Django the hero in the latter half hour and that was not what I wanted. For me, Django is one in many, he would better be that. He is never shown to have a brain of his own, coz he is lead and dictated by Schultz for most time. Once Schultz is no more, he takes the mantel onto himself and destroys the whole of it. Wow, what does that mean now, for me it meant nothing much. Is such bloodshed, such a journey all for a wife, who could have been given may be by the wisdom of Schultz who was shown to have a wisdom of a very high altitude. 

The look, the style, the cinematography were well in place, but the heart was clearly missing. It's neither soulful nor so dead that there is no life in it. It's very much alive just that it's not so interesting as other movies from the same creator and that'w what my whole crib is about. 

Mundane is rather be a harsh word to say for such a western film, but its surely simplified story with eccentric characters and dialogues. Django by Jamie Foxx, is one of the weakest characters in the film and yet surprisingly the whole film is about him. Samuel Jackson as Stephen is a complete surprise package from looks to dialogues. Leanardo Dicaprio as Calvin Candie, the villain of the film is cunning just as needed to the script. Yet, Leanardo was not yet unleashed to the full potential as he should have been. Now, Chirstoph Waltz as Shultz makes the film his own, by displaying an array of cold bloodedness and makes the film his own. Despite, the presence of the other actors, Waltz shines and wow, I just loved him in this. 

Editing could have been taken care very well. Seriously, at least one hour could have been curtailed down. Tarantino, you mislead me this time and for next time, please make a much better one place. 

A 2/5 for an good film made as an average flick by one of the master directors alive.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2010) - ENGLISH


A movie that is good fun and yet has some cliched stuff that makes it more predictable.

One would easily fall into the movie because it has every slot of a very entreating and moreover an animated movie. It has action, drama adventure romance and even humour. It's a story of a dragon and a boy understanding their language and vice-versa that is the dragon understanding the boy's language. But how come the dragons understand whatever each one speaks in yet to be deciphered by me coz I did not get that point. 

Also, this film has some breath taking visuals that are tailor made for the 3D effects and to ensure that what 3D is about is known to the viewer. Look at those dragon rides in the sky. These were taken from Avatar if I have to believe so. The visual affects are for sure great and some scenes are written well too. But overall there is something that this movie lacks and that is a heart. It did not make me go for that boy called "Hiccup" to do what he wants to do. Neither did it make me feel for the dragon who has got one wing only and flies with the help of an artificial wing made by Hiccup.

It is a movie that is good and surely and assuringly entertaining it brings laughs and makes us woo to sometime but such laughs are few and far in between. The kids have liked it as I saw in theatre way back in 2010 and even yesterday, my sister loved it and I did not like it enough, maybe I need more of a fluidity than the commercial rigidity. 

I would go a 3/5 for a surely entertaining and good animated feature but it missed the point of flowing and thus stuck with what the kids would like more than what the story is about. 

MONSTERS INC (2001) - ENGLISH


One of my favorite movies ever and even today I love it more.

It's about something that is cute more than something that is required. We have most of things in our movies but here is a story who loves a kid, who indeed misses his the kids little things. 

The story is set in a Monster city where Monsters have to make kids cry or scare them rather. The scared kids screams produce energy that shall be used in the city. The premise of any PIXAR film, till I think UP was just so beautiful and nice till something went wrong. 

OK, so this movie has something that is cut and that is the little kid called "BOO" I love her so much and each time I see this, I love her more. The animation is wonderful here especially for her. And for me BOO is the cutest kid ever seen on a film.

The animation quality of PIXAR is outstanding, from the hairs of James P Sullivan to the setup of the doors to the whole Monsters world, it is too very detailed and amazing. I wish I could see this in theatre but alas I couldn't. The characters are superb and if Mike Wozawski is comical then, Randall, the dragon is cunning and a dastardly villain. 

At the bottom of this movie, like in most other PIXAR movies is an underline text and that is a father-daughter relationship. Sullivan becomes the father who starts taking care of BOO. This very care and what he actually misses when BOO is not around or what he loves about BOO makes the crux to an extent. 

Thanks to the PIXAR team for giving such a wonderful film that can be shown for generations of Kids and most kids love it I hope. A 5/5 for this.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

THE MATRIX (1999) - ENGLISH


A great looking film that has less substance than the expectation.

It's a movie that looks great and even the premise is outstanding but is made comical i action ruining the point to an extent. Surely, when I saw it in theaters when I was very young  I loved it and went gaga and saw the whole trilogy in theaters and liked t to an extent But now, when I revisited it after several years, the 'wow' factor has gone and now it seems like any other action film.

Surely, in terms of action and the whole production design, this was the first of it's kind that had the greenish tinge to frames and setting up infinite space in a room, in that complete white background scene where "Neo" and Morpheus talk.

Keanu Reeves as Neo/Thomas Anderson was good ad so was Carrie Ann Moss as Trinity but I loved Morpheus played y Laurence Fishburne the most as his character was the epitome of setting men free from bondage and in his own way.

The writer-directors Wachowskis must be appreciated and credited a lot for having taken the Hollywood action sequences to a new level. Be it the "Bullet'movement" or the "walking on the walls" they were stunningly and with an ease.

We know, that none of it is possible, this is a science fantasy film that takes the premise from the myths of "being free from world". It takes from the Buddhism concept of "Nirvana" I think that means liberation of the soul. Yet, we are engaged in a way much better than many sci-fi films that this makes us believe in the theory atleast.

I might not like this whole picture being seen again, but I am going with a 3/5 that means the film is surely good. I might not watch this again just that I am not much into action. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

TAXI DRIVER (1976) - ENGLISH



A great psychological film from a master director called Martin Scorsese.

It's difficult to say who is greater , if it is Robert De Niro as Travis or Martin Scorsese who made the Travis. I'd give in to the argument and come to terms with diplomacy and say both are great but personally, I love Martin more than Robert. Robert sure is a great actor but the way the whole film is handled by Martin is one thing that made a fine beginning for a man, who gave us very very significant films in his career.

Lot goes on in creating an atmosphere that makes us delve into the film as audience and lot more goes into such writing and detailing. Right, from making the room like that of a reckless taxi driver to the setting up of a brothel room the environment is such dream like that it seems like to be a place we see at times in reality and at time in our dreams. Salutations to the Art Director, Cinematographer and the Director who have envisioned such ambience and resented the same. 

The writing.. the screenplay is one that on the face is simple is simple, like Travis (Robert De Niro) preparing for a shoot meticulously and a few shots of holding gun and looking himself in mirror and all will make that. But the execution and enacting the writing is what makes this film special. It's not an easy thing to direct psychological films and that's the very reason I respect guys like Welles, Polanski, Hitchcock and Scorsese above many. 

The music score also helps a great deal and thanks to Bernard Hermann to have given such a score that is jazzy, psychedelic and at times creepy too.  

Ok, now to Robert De Niro, he would have got all the best actor awards, had there not been a "Network" coz he carried the character Travis Bickle with such ease on his shoulders that I had felt the same pain as he did, when he is rejected by a girl. Thus, all through he made me empathise with him and took me into his mood, his reason of doing a certain thing. I just gave into Niro's character I must say. 

When the last time I saw in 2006 post my engineering days, I could not see any Indian actor but now I see Ranbir Kapoor can replicate a Taxi Driver as he has got in him everything. But I hope, this film is not remade ever and even if it does, it has to be someone like Anurag Kashyap directing Ranbir Kapoor. 

A 4/5 for a great film and very important film that has defined psychological films, and indeed was the arrival of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. 

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