Yesterday I shared one of my all time favorite, “Jinhe naaz hain hind par, wo kahan hain ?“.

Sharing another one, “Jaane wo kaise log the jinke pyaar ko pyaar mila” from the same movie, “Pyaasa”.

The beauty is not limited to the song but how before the mukhda begins, a sort of prologue to the song. Like it was a story in itself.

Humko apna saaya tak.. aksar begaar mila..

Hamne to jab kaliyan maangi.. kaanton ka haar mila.. 

I clearly remember the first time I watched Pyaasa, I took my Dada’s shawl and draped it like Guru Dutt and tried my best to sing this. Walking in front of the mirror, holding out my arms on the corners of the door, and being at my gloomy best.

The lyrics of the song, written by Sahir Ludhiyanvi, pierce through you. Especially, since the nature of the song-format is such that every word has a clarity, giving meaning to the scene. And of course, Guru Dutt, the legend at his very best.

I’d request you to take some time and watch this gem of a movie, Pyaasa, If you haven’t. It not only is Guru Dutt’s best but also has some of the best songs of that era. Thanks to Sahir Ludhiyanvi.