9 Lyrical Gems From Amitabh Bhattacharya

Amitabh Bhattacharya has been one of the greatest songwriters in the Hindi movie industry. Growing spectacular hits relentlessly and tuning phrases to rhythm. Here are a number of the most well-known lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Iktara,

This song portrays how our tangled thoughts make us wonder about life. At one moment, you find solace within yourself and at yet another, dreams make your heart flutter. Someone enters your life and makes you feel loved and someone else’s departure makes you mourn. Yet, you continue your journey of life in awe of experiences that make moments worthy.

Channa Mereya,

With it’s heart-wrenching lyrics, this song voices the pain of the one who leaves us shedding tears at their doorstep.

//mehfil me teri hum na rahein jo, gam toh nahi hai//

That last glance, that silent departure, and those unsaid words are painful but what augments this pain is the feeling of belongingness that is snatched away by the one who leaves us.

Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin,

At times life torments us to an extent that we start feeling numb. Yet, we hope to embrace that one moment we had been longing for. This song celebrates that pious moment of life that reminds us that life is not over. When that moment heals our wounds and makes us forget if we had ever known pain, that’s when we realize life has a hell lot to offer. “Khushiyan choom loon yaa ro loon zara, mar jaaun ya jee loon zara”.

Kabira,

Kabira is more than a song, a blessing. It’s the ray of light that when enters the dark room instills the hope that darkness is temporary. It has a liberating impact on the soul and teaches that dreams guide us to grab all that we deserve. //aaja tujhko pukarein teri parchaiyan//

Namo Namo,

This song is an ode to the supreme lord, Shiva. “Mujhe bharam tha jo hai mera, tha nahi kabhi mera”. It’s an illusion that we control our lives on earth because eventually, everything gets reduced to ashes. By beautifully describing the sacrifices of Lord Shiva in creating a safe world for us, it portrays that having faith in his blessings instills the hope that for whatever time span we are on earth, his blessings will guide us to the righteous path.

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Raabta,

After consistent heartbreaks, when you finally meet the one who is meant to stay, all the pain and longing appears worth it. You no more hold any grudges with life because it blesses you with the one whose presence makes you count the blessings of life.

Mast Magan,

This song meticulously describes the hypnotizing effect of lovers, even in their absence. You keep thinking of them at all times and keep hoping for every moment to be more beautiful than the previous one. Your heart wants to sacrifice everything just to share moments with them. And if this isn’t magical, I don’t know what is.

Jaan Nisar,

A ballad to love that depicts the grief of the lovers who fight against the hurdles in the path of love. The barriers that forbid them from being together, make their heart mourn whilst they struggle like the one who while drowning uses his arms to fight the waves. You keep waiting for the one who matters the most.

Zinda,

There are times when we give up because life gets a little too harsh on us. Yet we choose to keep living with the hope that one day, the light at the end of this dark tunnel will become visible. It’ll instill the courage that will remind us of our capabilities.

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By Juili Pawar (@wordsbyjuili)

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