Meraa Kuchh Samaan Tumhaare

Song : Meraa Kuchh Samaan Tumhaare Paas Pa.Daa Hai

Movie Name : Ijaazat

Music Director : Rahul Dev Burman

Lyricist : Gulzar

Year: 1987

There are situations which demand a song and, and songs which perfectly fit a situation, but rarely is conceived the situation and the song which could not have existed without the other. It requires the writer and the lyricist to be in perfect sync, and this is probably why the songs from Gulzar’s own films never seem out of place. Being the director, writer and lyricist himself, he is in perfect understanding of the nuances of the situation, the character and the emotion he wants to portray. Not that his other songs lack feelings, for if Gulzar’s work were to be described in one word it would be – sensitive. His writing always has that indelible touch of wit and humor (even in tragedies like Anand) and his poetry that ability to invoke feeling, to tug at that tiny emotion hidden somewhere deep in the hearts abyss. In Ijaazat Gulzar uses his characteristic flashback technique to tell a story of ambiguous relationships. Naseer is engaged to Rekha but shares a tumultuous relationship with moody model Maya (Anuradha Patel). He goes on to marry Rekha who is never able to reconcile with Maya’s ethereal presence, even after she has left the house, and finally walks out of the marriage without her husband’s Ijaazat. The Pancham-Gulzar team embodies the magic that can be created when two individuals tune in perfectly with each other. The journey began with Parichay and ended with Ijaazat, leaving behind timeless masterpieces like Aandhi, Ghar, Masoom, Libaas to name a few. And to Pancham’s credit, Gulzar was not one of the easiest lyricist to work with. When he saw the lyrics of ‘Mera Kuch Samaan…” (this is one of the few songs which was written first and composed later, another such Gulzar/RD number being ‘Ek hi Khwab…’ from Kitab) he is reported to have commented, “Next you will ask me to compose the Times Of India news.” And Pancham’s grievance becomes clear when we study the lyrics. Though Gulzar follows a meter, there is a deliberate attempt to avoid rhyming – why he did so becomes evident when we put the song in context. Ijaazat, though critically acclaimed and one of Gulzar’s best works, went on to become a commercial disaster. But unlike most flop films its music is still widely popular. Particularly ‘Mera Kuch Samaan…’ which went on to bag the Filmfare and the National Award for the best lyricist for Gulzar and the National Award for the best Female Playback Singer for Asha Bhosle. And Rekha did not need anybody’s Ijaazat to walk away with the National Award for the Best Actress. So what makes this prose like composition such a classic. Take a look at the situation. Rekha marries and comes to Naseer’s house only to find the presence of Maya everywhere. Unable to bear it for long she packs off Maya’s stuff and dispatches it to her house. Maya writes a letter in reply: “meraa kuchh saamaan tumhaare paas pa.Daa hai saavan ke kuchh bhiige bhiige din rakhe hai.n aur mere ek khat me.n lipaTii raat pa.Dii hai vo raat bhulaa do, meraa vo saamaan lauTaa do ” The other woman never had a better say in Hindi Movies. Gulzar captures the ineffectual victory of the other woman, her yearning for lost love and her recognition of final loss – like only he can. And without putting it into words the helplessness of the wife burdened with her husband’s unshakable past is effectively portrayed. This is meant to be a letter written by Maya and hence the deliberate attempt to avoid rhyming. meraa kuchh saamaan tumhaare paas pa.Daa hai – 2 saavan ke kuchh bhiige bhiige din rakhe hai.n aur mere ek khat me.n lipaTii raat pa.Dii hai vo raat bhulaa do, meraa vo saamaan lauTaa do – 2 meraa kuchh saamaan tumhaare paas pa.Daa hai – 2 patajha.D hai kuchh … hai naa ? patajha.D me.n kuchh patto.n ke girane kii aahaT kaano.n me.n ek baar pahan ke lauT aai thii patajha.D kii vo shaakh abhii tak kaa.np rahii hai vo shaakh giraa do, meraa vo saamaan lauTaa do – 2 ek akelii chhatarii me.n jab aadhe aadhe bhiig rahe the – 2 aadhe suukhe aadhe giile, sukhaa to mai.n le aayii thii giilaa man shaayad bistar ke paas pa.Daa ho ! vo bhijavaa do, meraa vo saamaan lauTaa do ek sau solaa chaa.nd ki raate.n ek tumhaare kaa.ndhe kaa til – 2 giilii me.nhadii ki khushabuu, jhuTh-muuTh ke shikave kuchh jhuuTh-muuTh ke vaade sab yaad karaa duu.N sab bhijavaa do, meraa vo saamaan lauTaa do – 2 ek ijaazat de do bas, jab isako dafanaauu.Ngii mai.n bhii vahii.n so jaauu.ngii mai.n bhii vahii.n so jaauu.ngii

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