I wanted to do this blog since a long time now. Recently, I got in touch with the 1988 television series produced by Gulzar. I suddenly recollected watching the series and remembered how my father used to wait for this serial to be aired. Week after week.
I also happened to see the movie, Mirza Ghalib, starring Bharat Bushan. Its a different narration altogether. There are a few songs that got featured in both the versions. And the same songs have been sung in different styles. And the songs sound good in both the styles. As you listen and read by, try to see what is the similarity in the songs of 1954 Mirza Ghalib songs, and the similarity between 1988 Mirza Ghalib songs and of course, the major difference between the style of the songs in the movie and the TV series.
- Dil E Nadaan Tujhe Hua Kya Hai
2. Yeh Na Thi Hamari Kismat
3. Aah Ko Chahiye Ek Umar
4. Ishq Mujhko Na Sahi, Vehshat Hi Sahi
But to tell you the truth, the song where this newfound favourite was found is this song.
Btw, did u notice the major difference between the songs in the movie and the songs in the TV series. Yes, you got that right. Most of the songs in the movie are sung in “Geet” style, where later they have been sung in “Ghazal” style. Probably, because of music by Jagjit Singh. And both the versions make us say, “Hazaaron Khwahishen Aise, ke har khwaish pe dum nikle!!”
And as Ghalib says in his own words:
“Rekhte ke tum hi nahin ustad Ghalib
Kehte hain agle zamane main ek Mir bhi tha”
(You alone are not the master of language, Ghalib
In the age gone by there was Mir, they say)
I am sure to this Mir would have replied “But sir, there shall only be one Ghalib.“
This is my dedication to all the Masters of Language.