Two Poems from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara That Will Make You Introspect

Recently, I watched Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara on Netflix and fell in love with Imran’s (or Javed Akhtar’s) poetry. It’s going to be a decade since the film released, but its poetry, music, storyline and humour hit different and seem as refreshing as ever before. Some poetry from the film which will make you introspect are:

1. “Aisi Gehraiyaan, Aisi Tanhaiyaan” :-

‘Pighle neelam sa behta hua ye sama; Neeli-neeli si khamoshiyan; Na kahin hai zameen, na kahin aasmaan; Sarsarati hui dehliyaan, pattiyaan; Keh rahi hai ki bas ek tum ho yahaan; Sirf main hoon; meri saansein hai aur meri dhadkane hai; Aisi gehraiyaan, aisi tanhaiyaan aur main - sirf main; Apne hone pe mujhko yakeen aa gaya’

2. “Yeh Jaane Kaisa Raaz Hai” :-

‘Ek baat hoton tak hai jo aayi nahin; Bas aankhon se hai jhaakti; Tum se kabhi mujh se kabhi; Kuch lafz hai woh maangti; Jinko pehen ke hoton tak aa jaaye woh; Awaaz ki baahon mein baahe daal ke itthlaye woh; Lekin jo ye ek baat hai, ehsaas hi ehsaas hai; Khushboo si hai jo hawa mein tairti; Khushboo jo be-awaaz hai; Jiska pata tumko bhi hai; Jiski khabar mujhko bhi hai; Duniya se bhi chhuptha nahi; Yeh Jaane Kaisa Raaz Hai’

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