Aug 062017

“Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho. Toh zinda ho tum! Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho. Toh zinda ho tum!”

Remember Farhan Akhtar reciting these lines in ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’? This movie would have never been the same if it wasn’t him rendering those lines.

There is something in his voice that gives simple lines a whole new dimension. Farhan’s voice often weaves the magic that we can’t get over.

The magic of poetry is such that once you start listening to it, you just can’t get over it. And if it is in Urdu the intensity one can feel is beyond anyone’s imagination.

Be it a nazam or just a ghazal, the words create a spell that you can’t get over. And if these words are written by Muztar Khairabadi, then just be assured that what you are bound to feel is too beautiful to express.

“Elaaj dard-e-dil tum se maseeha ho nahin sakta, Tum acha kar nahin sakte, main acha ho nahin sakta.”

Have you ever fallen in love? Then these lines by Muztar Sahab is enough to take you down the memory lane.

Though he has written some really amazing stuff, one of his most famous poetry is Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor. It is one such classic Urdu poem that touches your soul. Wonder what it talks about? Hear it and find it yourself:

Every time I hear these lyrics, my heart skips a beat. And believe it or not, if you will hear these lyrics, you will realise what exactly I am talking about.

Not many are aware of the fact but Iftikhar Hussain who wrote under the pen name of Muztar is the grandfather of Javed Akhtar and great grandfather of multi-talented Farhan Akhtar.

And now a video has surfaced online where Farhan can be seen reciting his great grandfather’s classic work, leaving everyone stunned and overwhelmed. What else can a Urdu shayari lover ask for? Muztar’s words and Farhan voice, that’s the ultimate dream.

Magical indeed! 

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