Gulzar has proved time and again that he still knows what the taste of the audience is. With `Challa`, he re-affirmed it. The song was a huge hit and people across all age groups loved it.
Compiled By: Ritika Handoo - Spice Team
Dil To Bachcha Hain Ji (Ishqiya)
The song immediately picked up with the audience, as the music was hummable and the lyrics took you back to the old time. Gulzar won the Filmfare `Best Lyricist Award` for this song. - Spice Team
Dhan Te Nan (Kaminey)
This Vishal Bharadwaj film, starring Shahid Kapoor in double role created the right kind of buzz among the audience—all thanks to the `first-time heard` lyrics by Gulzar. - Spice Team
Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)
The song from `Slumdog Millionaire` became an anthem of sorts in 2008, which is seen as synonymous with Bollywood music in West. Kudos to the man for delivering such a master song even at this age. - Spice Team
It was impossible for everyone to believe that a song like `Beedi` was actually written by the legend himself. The number became a huge hit, all thanks to singer Sunidhi Chauhan for singing it beautifully and also to the man who wrote such unique lyrics. - Spice Team
Kajra Re (Bunty Aur Babli)
This song became the cult of sorts, ever since its first look was out. Aishwarya Rai dancing with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan was a rare sight. However, what struck the chord was how beautifully Gulzar had penned such as a peppy song.
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This romantic-drama by Shaad Ali became talk of the town for its unforgettable lyrics. The title track `Saathiya` won Gulzar the Filmfare Award for `Best Lyricist`. - Spice Team
Chaiyya Chaiyya (Dil Se)
This Mani Ratnam directed film, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala had many impeccable songs, which are considered to be timeless. However, this foot-tapping number is one of its kind in the genre. - Spice Team
Chappa Chappa Charkha Chale (Maachis)
This Bollywood drama was directed by the thespian himself in 1996. The song is still remembered for its unique and impression-leaving lyrics. - Spice Team
Dil Hum Hum (Rudaali)
This women-centric film was helmed by Kalpana Lajmi. This emotion-evoking rendition won Gulzar, the Filmfare Best Lyricist Award in 1994. - Spice Team
Yaara Silli Silli (Lekin...)
This 1991 film was directed by the veteran writer. This song sung by `Nightingale Of India`, Lata Mangeskhar won the prestigious `National Award for Best Singer` and the `National Award for Best Lyrics` in 1992. - Spice Team
Mera Kuchh Saamaan (Ijaazat)
This film was directed by Gulzar in 1987 and the song created waves. This worked well for the elad stars, Rekha, Naseerudding Shah and Anuradha Patel.
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Aanewala Pal Jaane Wala Hain (Gol Maal)
This Hrishikesh Mukherjee romantic-comedy was loved by all. `Aanewala Pal Jaane Waala Hain` song was one of the most popular songs of the time. - Spice Team
Naam Gum Jaayega (Kinara)
This film was directed by Gulzar, and the song `Naam Gum Jaayega` is remembered even now for it`s beautiful lyrics, penned by the maestro himself. - Spice Team
Do Deewaane Shehar Mein (Gharaonda)
This Amol Palekar film portrayed the middle-class life of Mumbai (then Bombay) to its fullest. Especially, the song `Do Deewane Shehar Mein` communicate how in the city of dreams, its difficult for new people to adjust and make a living.
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Tere Bina Zindagi Se (Aandhi)
The film based at the backdrop political drama, was directed by Gulzar himself. The song `Tere Bina Zindagi Se` depicted the pathos of the central characters quite well. - Spice Team
Tujhse Naraaz Nahin Zindagi (Masoom)
This Shekhar Kapoor movie was well-received by the audience and got rave reviews critically. `Tujhse Naraaz Nahin Zindagi` has the power of bringing you down to tears even now. It even won the Filmfare Best Lyricist award in 1984. - Spice Team
Happy Birthday Gulzar Saab!
The man whose pen has produced several beautiful renditions, Gulzar, celebrates his birthday today. The thespian writer, lyricist and poet, needs no introduction at all. Gulzar Saab (as he is fondly called) penned some of the most famous songs and dialogues in Hindi cinema. Let`s take a look at some of his beautiful compositions: