Dilo mein tum apni betabiyan le ke chal rahe ho toh zinda ho tum
Nazar mein khwabo ki bijliyan le ke chal rahe ho toh zinda ho tum
Hawan ke jhoko ke jaise aazad rehna seekho
Tum ek dariya ke jaise lehro mein behna seekho
Har ek lamhe se tum milo kholein apni bahein
Har ek pal ek naya sama dekhe ye nigahe
Jo apni aakhon mein hairaniya le ke chal rahe ho toh zinda ho tum
Dilo mein tum apni betabiyan le ke chal rahe ho… toh zinda ho tum
It’s been long since I went in to watch a movie without any expectations from it. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara pleasantly surprised me. Yes, the standard criticisms about it being bourgeois, the chemistry being rehearsed, the plot being conveniently simplified all stand. But, what can I say, I liked it! Unexpectedly so, and maybe that’s what’s so nice.
The poems, like this one, are so apt, simple and beautiful. I was smiling when Farhan Akhtar voiced-over the poetry by Javed Akhtar at crucial junctions in the film. Watch this one, it’s worth one’s time and one time’s money.
On another note, the reduced posting frequency here can be explained by work by the truckloads at TISS and the fact that I don’t have an internet connection at home since no internet provider wants to come to where I live. Free internet in the library is the only solace. I’m not bothered.