5 Immortal Characters By Hrishikesh Mukherjee

5 Immortal Characters By Hrishikesh Mukherjee

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हृषिकेश मुखर्जी के फ़िल्मी रंगमंच के ज़िन्दगी से भरे पांच फ़िल्मी किरदार

हृषिकेश मुखर्जी, सिनेमा का वो दीपक हैं जो तब तक जलता रहेगा जब तक सिनेमा रहेगी. हृषिदा जादूगर थे, सिनेमा के वो जादूगर जिनका जादू आज भी हमको मंत्रमुग्ध करता है. चाहे वो अनारी हो या आनंद, गुड्डी हो या गोलमाल, नौकरी हो या नमक हराम, खूबसूरत हो या चुपके चुपके, अनुपमा हो या सत्यकाम, बावर्ची हो या मेमदीदी, हर एक फिल्म एक सौगात है हम आमजनता के लिए. ये कहानियां उन्होंने इसलिए सुनायीं क्योंकि ये हमारी कहानियां थीं. आज उनका ९१वां जन्मदिन है…आइये मिलते हैं हृषिदा की फिल्मों सबसे जीवंत और अनूठे किरदारों से….

आनंद मरा नहीं, आनंद मरते नहीं

आनंद मरा नहीं, आनंद मरते नहीं


आनंद

दिल्ली से जब आनंद सहगल अपना इलाज कराने मुंबई आता है तो मुंबई में वो एक डॉक्टर को छोड़कर किसी को भी नहीं जानता, बस इतना जानता है, वो अब ज्यादा जीने नहीं वाला. मुंबई आकर वो अपनी बची हुई ज़िन्दगी लोगों से दोस्ती करने में बिताता है. दोस्तों की ज़िन्दगी में खुशियाँ भरने में लगाता है, मरने से पहले यही उसका आखरी काम रह जाता है. वो अपने पेशे से मायूस डॉक्टर भास्कर को ज़िन्दगी का मतलब सिखाता है. वो डॉक्टर भास्कर को ये सिखाता है, की ज़िन्दगी लम्बी नहीं बड़ी होनी चाहिए.

अब आप ही बताइए, जब TO टू, DO डू, तो GO गू क्यों नहीं....

अब आप ही बताइए, जब TO टू, DO डू, तो GO गू क्यों नहीं….


प्रोफेसर परिमल त्रिपाठी

धर्मेन्द्र ने कई शानदार फिल्में की हैं, पर वो अगर किसी एक किरदार के लिए हमेशा किलकारियों के साथ याद किये जाते हैं तो वो है प्रोफेसर परिमल त्रिपाठी, जो की उन्हें हृषिकेश मुखर्जी की फिल्म चुपके चुपके में मिला. फिल्म चुपके चुपके में प्रोफेसर परिमल त्रिपाठी का किरदार यक़ीनन बॉलीवुड के सबसे ज्यादा कॉमिक किरदारों में से है. प्रोफेसर त्रिपाठी के ‘जिज्जा जी‘, उनकी बीवी सुलेखा की नज़र में भगवान् हैं. जैसे एक मयान में दो तलवारें नहीं रह सकतीं वैसे ही एक मनमंदिर में दो भगवान् कैसे रहे. इसलिए बॉटनी के प्रोफेसर परिमल त्रिपाठी, पहुँच जाते हैं जीजा जी …के ‘जीवन में विश घोलने’… एक अत्यंत शुद्ध हिंदी बोलने वाला वाहनचालक यानी ड्राईवर बन के, फिर क्या है, जीजा जी की ज़िन्दगी नर्क हो जाती है और परिमल अपने मकसद में कामयाब हो जाता है.

ये सब तो हम 'निर्मल आनंद ' के लिए कर रहे हैं

ये सब तो हम ‘निर्मल आनंद ‘ के लिए कर रहे हैं


मंजू

मंजू का किरदार यक़ीनन हृषिकेश मुखर्जी द्वारा रचे गए सबसे आज़ाद ख़याल किरदारों में से एक था, मंजू अल्हड है, शरारती है, बेहद खुश मिजाज़ है और सूरत ही नहीं, दिल से भी बड़ी खूबसूरत है.फिल्म आनंद के आनंद और फिल्म खूबसूरत की मंजू में काफी समानताएं हैं, आनंद की तरह उसे भी दोस्त बनाने का बड़ा शौक है, दोनों ही मानते हैं, की ज़िन्दगी जितनी हंसी ख़ुशी में गुज़रे उतना अच्छा. दोनों ही मानते हैं, की समय की तलवार के साए में ज़िन्दगी नहीं कट सकती, पर ख़ुशी बांटते हुए ज़िन्दगी जीने से वो अपने लिए ही नहीं दूसरों के लिए भी गुलज़ार हो जाती है इतना ही नहीं  मंजू और आनंद दोनों को ही नियम तोड़ने का बड़ा शौक है, और दोनों ही ज़िन्दगी को अनमोल मानते हैं इसीलिए शायद आनंद हो या खूबसूरत,इन किरदारों के माध्यम से हृषिदा आपको ज़िन्दगी के पल पल को जीना सिखाते हैं. ज़िन्दगी जियो तो निर्मल आनंद के लिए, कहती है मंजू.

इट्स सो सिंपल तो बि हैप्पी, बट इट्स सो डिफिकल्ट तो बी सिंपल

इट्स सो सिंपल तो बि हैप्पी, बट इट्स सो डिफिकल्ट तो बी सिंपल

रघु

रघु एक बावर्ची है, पर शान्ति निवास के अशांत निवासियों के लिए रघु फ़रिश्ता है. जब वो इस घर में आता है तो देखता है की परिवार रुपी माला के सभी फूल बिखरे हुए हैं, और मुर्जाये जा रहे हैं. वो धीरे धीरे इन्हें एक माला में पिरोता है और फिर चुप चाप निकल जाता है एक दुसरे अशांत घर की तलाश में जहां उसकी ज़रुरत है. आज के समय में कोई भी सुपरस्टार एक खाकी निक्कर वाला बावर्ची बनने को भले ही न राज़ी हो पर उस समय रघु को सुपरस्टार राजेश खन्ना ने शान के साथ अदा किया. ज़िन्दगी में खुशियाँ ज़रूरी हैं, हर कोई अपनी ज़िन्दगी खुश रहने के लिए ही जीता है, ये बावर्ची अनूठा है, ये बावर्ची झूठा है, ये बावर्ची भी आनंद, परिमल और मंजू की तरह बड़ी बकबक करता है पर इसकी बक बक में भी ज़िन्दगी की कई सीखें छुपी हुई हैं. ये बावर्ची बताता है की जीवन की खुशियाँ एक दुसरे को मुस्कुराने में ही हासिल की जा सकती हैं.

जिसका नाम भवानी शंकर हो वो तो पैदा होते ही बुद्धा हो हया समझो

जिसका नाम भवानी शंकर हो वो तो पैदा होते ही बुद्धा हो हया समझो


रामप्रसाद और लक्ष्मनप्रसाद

याद आया कौन सी फिल्म की बात की जा रही है? बात की जा रही है बॉलीवुड की सबसे शानदार कोमेडिज़ में से एक गोलमाल की. फिल्म गोलमाल का रामप्रसाद मुसीबत का मारा है, उसको नौकरी की सख्त ज़रूरत है पर नौकरी देने वाले भवानी शंकर अजीब किस्म के इंसान हैं, जो इंसान को उसकी मूंछ और पहनावे से आंकते हैं, रामप्रसाद पहनावा तो बदल लेता है पर साथ ही नौकरी बचने के लिए उसको अपने जुड़वाँ भाई लक्षमणप्रसाद होने का नाटक भी करना पड़ता है. दोनों को मिलाकर कर अब उसका बस एक ही मकसद है, भवानीशंकर को ये सिखाना की किताब का कवर देखकर ये नहीं बताया जा सकता की उसके अन्दर क्या लिखा है. रामप्रसाद भी आनंद, रघु, परिमल और मंजू की तरह मस्त मौला है, नौटंकी करना उसे अच्छा लगता है और वो भी इन सब की तरह नियम और कायदे कानून में बंधी हुई ज़िन्दगी के खिलाफ है. हृषिदा द्वारा उकेरा गया रामप्रसाद उर्फ़ लक्ष्मनप्रसाद भारतीय सिनेमा पटल का वो किरदार है जो सदियों तक जिंदा रहेगा.

Biographies That Should Have Been Made In Bollywood

Biographies That Should Have Been Made In Bollywood

Shivangi Shrivastava

Shivangi Shrivastava

Bhopali studying in Bangalore. Crazy at heart! Guest Blogger at Scriptors.
Shivangi Shrivastava

 

We all know that our Film Industry is struggling with the lack of original ideas and concepts. Even India’s official entry for the Academy Awards – Oscars for this year – Newton is facing charges of plagiarism as it has a lot of similarities with Iranian Film – The secret Ballot. In the industry where writers are at the lowest of the food chain of filmmaking, it is very difficult to find original stories but India is a country of more than a billion and if we just try to pick real stories like – “Neerja” and “Dangal” there will be enough original content to conquer the invasion of International Entertainment.

So let’s find out what we can do –

1. APJ ABDUL KALAM- The story of a Newspaper boy from Rameshwaram to the President of India is definitely is a story that needs to be told. A man, his determination, his passion and his simplicity is something that inspired and transcends to every Indian and even to the people outside India. This is one story we would love to see coming alive on the screen.  former-president-apj-abdul-kalam-5-pti21



2. SATYENDRA NATH BOSE – was an Indian physicist from Bengal specializing in theoretical physics. He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, providing the foundation for Bose-Einstein statistics and the theory of the Bose-Einstein condensate. A Fellow of the Royal Society, he was awarded India’s second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan in 1954 by the Government of India.The class of particles that obey Bose-Einstein statistics, bosons, was named after Bose by Paul Dirac. Can we expect “A beautiful mind” sort of science drama here?physics-t-shirt_feature-image-635x800

3. MAJOR DHYANCHAND – Though Shetty Sisters (Aarti & Pooja ) have acquired the rights of making the movie on this sports legend of India Major Dhyan Chand long time ago, the development of the film seems dicey and looks like it’s still a dream to see some one playing this great sports person on screen. We all know that National Sports Day is celebrated on the birthday of this forgotten hero of our country who face to face clash with Adolf Hitler was one of the most dramatic incidents of his story. We all are waiting for this story to be told soon. 600999-dhyanchand700



4. RAVI SHANKAR- World Class Musician. The face of Indian Classical Music. 2 Marriages, Failed Relationships. Father of famous world-class musicians and their rivalry. From Grammy to Bharat Ratna, Pandit Ravi Shankar’s life story is definitely a story of a true artist. But can we get the rights from his daughters?The late sitarist, composer and musical ambassador Ravi Shankar, who died Tuesday at age 92.

5. ISMAT CHUGTAI- Ismat Chugtai popularly known as Ismat Aapa was a fierce Urdu writer who was not afraid to talk about female sexuality at the repressed times. Surrounded by the controversies of her writings, Ismat Aapa was never apologetic about her work. We all know the famous case of “Lihaaf” and the proceedings of it. This liberal Muslim woman was a voice that definitely needs to tell again on the screen. ismat-large

6. GURU DUTT- We all say that screen is inspired by the real life, but in case of Guru Dutt, his life imitates his own film “Kagaz Ke Phool” and “Pyaasa”. The legendary filmmaker had a successful career but failed love life and he finally ends up his own life. What leads to that? Why he also said -“Yeh Duniya Agar Mil bhi Jaye toh kya hai?” Aren’t we all still curious about him?gurudutt



  1. 7. SANJIV KUMAR – Very fewer people know this fact that this brilliant actor was in love with Hema Malini and even proposed her but after a period of time Hema has chosen Dharmendra over him and he lived rest of his life unmarried. Though he played a lot of old aged characters on screen he himself died young. This one-sided love story of a great actor is definitely something to look for. sanjeev-kapoor



8. CHAVI RAJAWAT – You may not be heard of her but her story is no less. After doing MBA Chavi left her job and came back to her roots, her village Soda in Rajasthan and fought the election to become the youngest sarpanch ever without getting affiliated to any political party.  The development work that she has done on the grass root level is really inspirational. Can we see this as a “Swades 2” but this time with a female lead? 

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9. RANI KARNAVATI – Again a story very few people know. This brave queen of Gharwal region fiercely protects her kingdom from the invasion of Mughals. It was pretty famous that she used to cut the nose of anyone who used to intrude. Her folklore is pretty famous in Uttrakhand. Sanjay Leela Bhansali / Kangana Ranaut – Are you guys thinking for a collaboration? This might be the best. nak-kati-rani

10. KISHORE KUMAR – A singer, A comedian, an accidental Actor, a flamboyant personality, romantic and extremely moody, quirky and talented. Kishore Kumar was a true artist but an amazing human being. Her relationships and friendships were always talks of the tinsel town. Last we heard that Anurag Basu wants to make this biopic with Ranbir Kapoor. We just hope that Jagga won’t disturbs this collaboration. kishore-kumar-eccentric



Meri Pyaar Bindu (Chapter 2) – Trailer Review

Meri Pyaar Bindu (Chapter 2) – Trailer Review

Yohaann Bhaargava
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So…yesterday Yashraj released Chapter 1 of the trailer of ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’, Yashraj’s next movie that is to release on 12th of May 2017. While the first chapter was ‘Cheesy’ feelgood trailer, this one is a bit different…

Second Chapter of this trailer is called ‘Gabbar aur Samba’

No points for guessing WHO IS ‘THE’ GABBER, This trailer is a Parineeti Chopra show. Nostalgia which is the central emotion of this movie, as the director Akshay Roy has quoted yesterday, this part of the trailer focuses around ‘Nostalgia’ of the college days…the track in Back Ground is ‘Duniya mein logon ko dhokha kabhi ho jaata hai’


Continuing from last trailer, Bindu aka Gabbar is a Brat now. She knows how to get things done. She is seen bossing around the love-struck Abhimanyu aka Samba in this trailer and sets up the mood of the next trailer, and also gives a hint that while Abhi is in love Bindu has completely friend-zoned Abhi…Now what is an answer we will get in Trailer 2.

‘Gabbar aur Sambha’, is in a few ways better than the last one. Its smart, funny and sassy… Parineeti makes this one a joy ride. Not to say that this trailer will remind you of Parineeti’s previous performances…Ladies v/s Ricky Behl and Ishqzaade. Not in a bad way though because Parineeti carries sassy girls character with each.

Third part will drop in tomorrow…Lets talk about it tomorrow…

Lost Letters Of Anarkali (3/3) THE FINAL ONE

Lost Letters Of Anarkali (3/3) THE FINAL ONE

Mujeer Pasha

Mujeer Pasha

Mujeer Pasha is based out of Bangalore and writes everyday about everything that does not add value. He tells stories to people he meets in person and makes films occasionally (whenever a film festival is around).
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ऐ साहिब ए आलम

रजब आया गया, शबान गुज़रा, रमज़ान भी ख़त्म होने को है
ख़ुदा जाने आप कब आएंगे
रोज़ों के सुस्त हालात में भी, आप ही का ख़याल घेरे रहता है
आपके हाथों से इफ़्तारी ख़जूर खाने का अरमान
असर को तेज़ होता है और मग़रिब को थम जाता है
आज कल सिर्फ फर्ज़ें अदा करती हूँ
सुन्नतें और नफ़्ल ये सोच कर छोड़ देती हूँ कि कहीं
मेरे नमाज़ में बैठे रहने के वक़्त आप आकर चले न जाएं
ये कुफ़्र है मैं जानती हूँ
मगर मेरा ईमान सवाब और गुनाहों के ताराजुओं से आगे बढ़ चुका है
और मेरा इश्क़ हक़ीकी बंदिशों से आज़ाद हो चूका है
शवाल के पहले दिन को ईद होगी
सेवइयों का पहला प्याला
आपके होंठों को चूमने को तैयार होगा

आपके इंतज़ार में
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Meri bechaniyaan aahiste-aahiste behosh hone lagi hain.

Kayi raaton ke baad, kal raat ko gehri neend ki lazzat naseeb hui.

Sone se pehle aapke paas hone ka khayaal kar rahi thi,

Bas aapke seene par sar rakha hi tha, aur aankh lag gayi.

Ek sunsaaan qabaristaan ke dar par main akeli khadi thi,

Aur dur ek qabar, pehle se hi khudi hui thi.

Andhera hua aur bhi kaala, hawaaon mein thand sar-saraa rahi thi,

So main jaakar apne aap hi qabr mein leyt gayi.

Darr ke maare meri aankhein apne aap hi band hogayi.

Laakh koshishon ke bawaajood, na meri aankhein khuli aur na main wahan se hil paayi.

Raat lambi thi, aur bhi lambi hone lagi,

Jaise ki wahaan raat ke baad din nahi, raat hi aati ho.

Phir achanak se ek ghode ke paas aane ki awaaz aane lagi,

Jaise-jaise ghoda qareeb aata gaya, waise-waise qabar ki pakard chhootne lagi.

Phir koi shaqs meri qabar ke paas baithkar faatihaa padhne laga,

Uss itar ki mehek se main pehchaan gayi ki woh aap hi the.

Maine aapko yeh bataana chaaha ki main zinda thi magar aap samajh hi nahi paayein.

Phir aapne mera haath thaamkar meri peshaani par bosah diya,

Aur main ek dum zinda hogayi.

Mera jism phir harkatein karne laga aur meri aankh khulgayi.

Aapne mera haath pakadkar mujhe neend se bhi jaga diya.

Uthakar dekha,

Roshni ne andheron ko maar giraya tha,

Mere baalon se aapki ungliyon ki khushboo tab bhi aarahi thi,

Aur mere haathon par aapke honton se nishaan sharma rahe the.

Maine apne haathon ko chumte hue dua maangi ki khwaab sach hojaye.

Bedardiyon ne, ruswaaiyon ne, gumnaamiyon ne,

Meri mohabbat ka gala ghotne ki koshishein hazaaron ki,

Magar tanhaiyon mein, sargoshiyon mein, khamoshiyon mein,

Aur tareekh daanon aur shayaron ke bayaanon mein,

Meri mohabaat humesha ke liye zindagi rahegi.

Aapki Anaarkali.

Khuda Nigehbaan.
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(Translation)

My anxiety is slowly losing its effect.

After many nights , I had the taste of deep sleep last night.

Before sleep could cuddle me, I imagined to be with you.

I had just put my head on your chest and I fell asleep.

Then I found myself standing alone at the entrance of a lonesome graveyard,

And far away a grave seemed to have already been dug up.

The night was getting darker and the breeze more chilling,

So I walked and slipped myself into the grave.

 

Fear had me and my eyes closed themselves.

Despite many attempts, I could neither open my eyes nor could get up.

The night was long, it got even longer,

As if a night followed another night, but a day.

Then suddenly I heard a horse approaching me,

As it was getting closer, the grave was loosening its grip.

Then someone sat by my grave and began to read out fatiha (prayer).

From the smell of the scent, I figured that was you.

I tried to hint that I was alive but you couldn’t get it.

Then you held my hand and kissed me on my forehead,

And I came alive.

I could move my body again and open my eyes.

You held my hand and pulled me out of my sleep too.

I woke up to find,

Light had already defeated darkness.

My hair still had the scent of your fingers,

And my hands had the imprints of your lips.

I kissed my hands and prayed that this dream came through.

Heartless men, infamous rumors and anonymity,

Tried hard to kill my love,

But in loneliness, in whispers, in silence,

And in the essays of historians and poets,

My love will live for eternity.

Your Anarkali.

In the security of Allah.

Lost Letters Of Anarkali (2/3)

Lost Letters Of Anarkali (2/3)

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Anarkali’s letters were a dynamite. They could bring the storm back in her life. Her mother knew of it. So took each of letters diligently and buried them. Anarkali also knew that none of her letters got through. But she continued to write them as long as she lived. Here a few more excerpts from her letters.
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ऐ साहिब ए आलम,

हलक ए कलाम से उतरे इस कतरे में, मैं अपना दिल डुबो कर भेज रही हूँ.
शाम की इन बेक़रारियों को, अब रात का सुकून मिल नहीं पाता है.
दिन भर इन शाही चरागों को जलाए रखती हूँ,
ताकि रात को इनका तेल सूखने के बाद, अंधेरों में छुपकर
आपके चेहरे की झलक देख सकूं…
अफ़सोस मुग़लों के दरबार में रोशनियों की कमी नहीं,
बुत बनकर मिली थी, बुत बनकर ही बैठी हूँ.
आप तो साहिब ए आलम हैं,
आपकी एक नज़र तो सूखे पत्तों की नसों में भी ताजगी भर दे,
इससे पहले की इस नाचीज़ का बदन धूल बन जाए
मुझपर एक नज़र की रहम कीजिये

आपके इंतज़ार में
आपकी अनारकली
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Sahib-e-Alam,

Halaq-e-kalam se utre iss katre mein, main apna dil dobokar bhej rahi hoon.

Shaam ki meri inn beqaraariyon  ko ab raat ka sukoon nahi naseeb.

Din bhar inn shaahi chiragon ka jaalye rakhti hoon, taaki raat ko inke tel sukhne ke baad, Andheron mein chhupkar aapke chehre ki ek jhalak dekhne ko aajaaoon.

Afsos, Mughalon ke darbaar mein roshni soti nahi,

Aur maut ka pehra harsoon hota hai.

Buth bankar mili thi, buth bankar baithi hoon.

Aap toh Sahib-e-alam hain,

Aapki ek nazar toh sukhe patton ki nason mein bhi taazgi bharde.

Isse pehle ki iss nacheez ka badan dhool banjaaye,

Mujhpar apni nazar ki rahem kijiye.

Aapse milne ke intezaar mein.

Anarkali.

Khudah nigehbaan
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(Translation)

In a drop of ink, down the throat of a pen, I am dipping my heart and sending out to you.

My anxious evenings will never find peaceful nights.

I burn out these royal lights all day long, just to run out of the oil and come meet you hiding under the deep layers of darkness.

Alas! The court of Mughal’s have lights that never sleep,

And death patrols everywhere.

I met you as a stone, and now I am reduced to one.

You are kamagra bestellen Sahib-e-Alam (the master of the world),

Your gaze can revive a dry leaf fallen from the tree.

Before my body reduces to dust, come, meet.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Your Anarkali

In the security of Allah.

 

Another  one.

Lost Letters Of Anarkali (1/3)

Lost Letters Of Anarkali (1/3)

Mujeer Pasha

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Mujeer Pasha is based out of Bangalore and writes everyday about everything that does not add value. He tells stories to people he meets in person and makes films occasionally (whenever a film festival is around).
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As per the legend, all the miseries of Anarkali’s life were to end with her death. But her sufferings got extended when Akbar decided to set her free. Her new found freedom came with a set of conditions. She was expected to lead the rest of her life in anonymity and never surface before Salim as long as she lived. Anarkali’s mother saw this as a blessing and promised to leave the Mughal empire along with both her daughters. But due to the political and religious tension outside the Mughal dynasty, all the three women disguised and lived on the outskirts of the Mughal land. After several months, when Anarkali recovered from the shock of death and separation, she wrote a series of letters to Salim. But they never reached him. They were buried under the soil and the truth of her existence was silenced.  ‘Scriptors Discovers’ brings you a few excerpts from her writings.
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साहिब ए आलम

अनारकली मर गई, ज़माने की ये अफवाहें झूटी हैं,

मैं ज़िंदा हूँ…

उस रात मुग़लों के एक आखरी ज़ुल्म ने मुझे गुमनामियों के हवाले कर दिया

तब से अपने जनाज़े को अपने कांधों पर लिये तड़पती रहती हूँ

मेरे मुक़द्दर की लकीरें हर जगह से कटी हुई हैं

इनमें से कुछ को मैं अपनी यादों से सिलती रहती हूँ

ये आस लिए बैठी हूँ की आप आएंगे और मुझसे मेरी बेबसी से चीर कर ले जाएंगे

शाही तौर तरीकों से कहीं दूर दराज़

जहां आप एक शहज़ादा न होंगे और मैं कनीज़ नहीं

इस गुमनाम गली का पता मुझे नहीं मालूम

मगर मशरिक़ की और इक्कीस क़दमों की दूरी पर यमुना दीवानगी से बहती रहती है

और क़िबले की तरफ़ जो मुँह करून तो मीलों दूर से भी मुग़लई गुंबद मुझे डराते रहते हैं

मेरे साहिब ए आलम, फ़ौरन आइये

अनारकली

खुद निगहबान
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Sahib-e-Alam,

Anarkali margayi.

Zamaane ki yeh afwaayein jhooti hain. Main zinda hoon. Uss

Uss raat, Mughalon ke aakhri zulm ne mujhe ghumnaamiyon ke hawaale kiya.

Tab se, apne hi janaaze ko apne kaandhon par liye tadapti rehti hoon.

Meri Muqaddar ki lakeerein har jagah se kati hui hain,

In mein se kuch ko main aapki yaadon se silti rehti hoon.

Yeh aas liye baithi hoon ki aap aayeinge aur mujhe meri bebasi se cheerkar le jaayeinge,

Shahi taur-tareeqon se kahin door daraaz,

Jahaan aap ek Shehzaada na honge aur main kaneez nahi.

Iss gumnaam gali ka naam pata mujhe nahi maloom.

Magar mashriq ki aur, ekkees kadmon ki doori par, Yamuna deewangi se behti rehti hain.

Aur Kible ki taraf jo muh karon, toh meelon dur se bhi Mughlayi gumbad mujhe darrate rehte hain.

Mere Sahib-e-alam, fauran aaiye.

Anaarkali. Khuda nighebaan.

Khuda nighebaan.
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(Translation)

 

Anarkali is dead.

This rumor is not true. I am still alive.

That night, as the last gift from cruel royalties of the Mughals, I was handed over to the world of anonymity.

Since then, I have been carrying my own dead body over my shoulders.

The lines of my destiny are ragged from everywhere,

I keep stitching, whatever I can, with your memories.

Hoping that you will come one day and tear me off my miseries and take me along,

To a place far away from all the royalties,

where you won’t be a prince and I won’t be a servant.

I don’t know where I am.

But 21 steps away, in the east, Yamuna flows down with madness.

And when I face the direction of the Qiblah, even from far away, the domes of Mughals frighten me.

 

My Sahib-e-Alam ( Lord of the world), come soon.

Anarkali.

In the security of Allah.

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