Arup Chakravarty | 20th Jan 2024
नज़र का रखा क्या है,कब कहाँ दे जाये धोका
मालूम नहीं क्या दिखे आगेहकीकत या ख्वाब अनोखा
नज़राना बेमिसाल हो तो नज़र बदलते ना लगे देर
रिश्ता बना और बिगड़ा कैसे बस नज़रों का हेर फेर
नज़र में उठना , नज़रों से गिरना सब नज़रिये ने किया एहजाद
रिश्तों के तमाशयीयोने ही किया नज़र लफ्ज़ को बर्बाद
जानता हूँ अब तू भी देगी तेरी नज़र का वास्ता
नज़र दिखा देगी तुझे मुझे जुड़ा होने का रास्ता
मुझे मेरी सोच अजीज धोका नहीं मेरे प्यार में
वो तक़्क़त तेरे इंकार में कहाँ जो ज़ोर है मेरे इकरार में
माना तेरी नज़र में , तेरा प्यार हम नहीं
कैसे कहे के तेरे , तलबगार हम नहीं
Thus wrote Arup who is an aspiring poet and has cultivated the art of writing poems which end with the mukhada of Hindi Film songs. The one above is what Arup read out on the show and is an example of this format with the highlighted portion being a song mukhada.
Arup presented the third PMP (Premier Member Presentation) and what a delightful one it was. Given his poetic inclinations, it was expected that songs which showcase lyrical supremacy would be chosen and Arup did that, yet he left us unquenched for some reason which I will touch upon at the end of this review. He chose 10 songs with focus on nine words (two songs were on the same word). Through these songs Arup, combined with quotes from Shayari's and some his own, managed to keep the audience engaged.
Arup chose 9 words for the songs today and inspired from Arup, I have attempted to weave these words into a brief poem. The highlighted words are part of Arup's choices.
किस्सा सुनाते हैं तुम्हारी निगहाओं का
नज़रें जब मिलती है आमने सामने
सोचते हैं पीछे राह देखें या आगे रहगुज़र
या गौर करे उन दास्ताँ-इ-इश्क़ पर
जो दूरियों में भी ला रहें हैं हमे करीब
The Songs themselves
Arup started and ended with two female singers with different capabilities as an artiste. Suraiya - a singer and actor par excellence who chose to live unmarried when her love didnt reach a desired conclusion while the other Meena Kumari , well what can one say of someone who want these words to be her epitaph.
"She ended life with a broken fiddle, with a broken song, with a broken heart, but not a single regret"
There were three songs from Beyond 1985 , which ideally moves into Muzicalli domain as Nostalgiaana R4 largely limits its choices to songs upto 1985.
Three songs from the mid 60s and early 70s found their way into Arup's presentation.
I must mention about two songs that I found disappointing and left me wondering on their place in the show.
Overall, an impressive set of songs interwoven into a script which was warm and the attempted to connect with the audience. Could Arup have done with slightly easier to connect songs, even if not popular with respect to the showcased words. Well, the jury is still out on that one.
And what was Do Lafzon ki Kahani ?? ... the Kahani seemed to have got left behind.
Music listening is a passion and out of this passion was born Nostalgiaana. We (along with Shankar Iyer) present radio style shows since April 2020
• This is my personal review and views expressed are entirely mine and NOT of TEAM NOSTALGIAANA
• I hope to review it objectively and not just make this an attempt at absolute unquestioned veneration.
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