When it comes to capturing the wide canvas of human relationships and emotions for the silver screen, Gulzar saheb surpasses all others who wield the megaphone.
Here is an ode which would be relished by all those who are familiar with his work.
Note: My poetic tribute to the haunting, melancholic, yet the beautifully touching saga of love gone awry in the hands of destiny, the irresistibly deep and unforgettable chemistry between Mahinder, Maaya and Sudha in Gulzar’s timeless love saga ‘Ijaazat’, based on the Bengali story ‘Jatugriha’, by Subodh Ghosh. The film, unforgettable till today for the tenderly crafted lyrics of Gulzar Saab composed with finesse by the phenomenal R.D. Burman, followed the story of couple who are separated and who accidentally meet in a small waiting room of a railway station and discover some truths about their lives without each other.
Like weary travelers, lost in the waxy orbit of time
We lose our shores, and then, keep coming back
To where our stories began, the Ground Zero
Where you slouched against my caramel skin,
Lost in the deep, blinding maze of a past, passionate, drunk
With the lyrics and heartbeats of…
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