On lyricist Gulzar’s 88th birthday, we look at some of his coolest songs that you won’t believe he’s written.
Gulzar, the lyricist’s name is as beautiful as the lyrics he writes. Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar is one of the most accomplished lyricists in Bollywood. He dons many hats. He is not only a lyricist but also a poet, director, screenwriter, and author. He’s a jack of all trades and master of all. However, when one thinks of the name ‘Gulzar’, one thinks of songs like ‘Saathiya’ from the film, Saathiya or ‘Bol Na Halke Halke’ from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. A song like ‘Beedi Jalayi Le’ from Omkara is the least likely to cross their mind. This is because Gulzar is well-known for giving us some of the most beautiful romantic gems. His Urdu and Hindi lyrics are remembered word to word by his fans. However, what very few people notice is that he has also given Bollywood some of the funkiest pop hits. His expertise is not limited to just serene and melodious musicals, he also gave us some of the coolest and hit songs in Bollywood. On his 88th birthday, we’re listening to some of his fun songs.
Don’t believe us? Check them out!
Ticket to Hollywood – Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
O Humdum Soniyo Re – Saathiya
Kajra Re – Bunty Aur Babli
Beedi Jalai Le – Omkara
Dhan Te Nan – Kaminey
Darling – 7 Khoon Maaf
Happy Budday – Kill Dill
The Humma Song – OK Jaanu
Sapne Mein -Satya
Which song is your favorite? Add to this list by mentioning your favorite Gulzar song in the comments.
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