Jalsa, Mumbai July 18/19, 2013 Thu/Fri 1 : 57 AM
There is no greater joy for me than to witness the talent and the kind of work that this new generation is putting up each and every week almost ! You get hit by the sheer effort and the awe inspiring output that these makers are putting in. I lament the fact that all this tremendous work was not there during our time, and yes there is an envy that creeps in along with the praise and absolute pleasure, of not being one of them .. them that are redefining the nature of our films these days …
A little while ago I watched “D-Day" a film made by Nikhil Advani, and have been simply overwhelmed by it. The story, screenplay, performance and execution has been outstanding. There is a sense of great pride to not just see what we are seeing almost every week, but to just be in the company of this new generation, to live what they produce, to know how much of a difference they are making to our appreciative eyes and mind. May God bless them, and may they continue to bring joy and happiness to not just the connoisseur, but to all that witness the efforts of such a dedicated and determined set of youngsters. I am in awe of them, and envy them and lament the fact that I am not living in their times, to have opportunity to be a part of their creativity and their brilliance …
Two of the ghazals that I recently liked - one from Bhaag Milkha Bhag and the other from D-Day have been put up with the words in devnaagri .. I do hope you shall enjoy them. You need to put on your head phones to get the right sound and effect of the two.
It is wonderful to see the re emergence of the ghazal and the quawali in our music. There was a time when all our films had to have this particular element as a part of the music. In recent times many popular songs have erupted on the screen, but none can match the poetry and the depth of expression in a soulful rendition of the ghazal … good poetry has soul … and so does good music !!
My love for all ..