Sunday, November 2, 2008

Kailash kher, the writer

Kailash kher is now into film music - he s composed for this film called Dasvidanya. But the more interesting part is that he also has written the songs for the film. So he is on his road to become music’s abbas tyrewalla - written, sung and composed. I observed an interesting thing in his writing. There’s a song on maa in the film Dasvidanya.
Somewhere in the start there is a couplet that goes:

haathon ki lakeerein badal jaayegi
gham ki yeh zanjeere pigal jaayegi...

Now this is where me thinks that Kailash- the writer borrows from the Sameer School of lyrics - which I think is not up there. Like what he is trying to say here is fake yet poetic - the way sameer has been all this while in industry since last I don’t know how many years - but wait - just before I conclude or write off Kailash, the writer - he comes up with this gem in the same song - a little ahead. Here is the couplet:

tu kaan pakadti hai
badi zor se lagtaa hai... (that is referring to his maa)

Now here is where he writes practical - stuff that happens in real life. No poetic shit and stupid nonsense rhyming like zanjeerein, lakeerein... - but that couplet is sincere and straightforward - ke maa sahi mei bahut lagtaa hai jab kaan pakadti hai uss tarah. This is where I term Kailash - the writer coming from a Prasoon Joshi or a Gulzar kind of school. Not that these 2 legends do not write poetic stuff - but I am not taking that now because Kailash is yet to reach to that level where I can compare his lyrics to the poetic gulzar or the poetic Prasoon.

And here’s more. Or maybe it’s just me reading too much into this song. There s a line that comes in the song where Kailash refers to maa as:

“tu hai amar ka jahaan...”

Now from the trailer of the film I know that the main protagonist in the film is called Amar. So maa is refered to here as she is “amar ka jahaan” - which I think is Kailash- the writer taking inspiration from abbas tyrewalla - to include the character’s name in the song - after all a song is as much a part of the universe of the film - So you see, Kailash - the writer has chartered the right kind of route for his writing - only thing I would suggest is that go less on sameer and go as high as possible on the gulzar road.

But yet the best part of the song comes from Kailash - the composer when he sings: pyaari maaa... mum... maa...” the way he sings “mum...maaa...” cant be expressed through the writing medium. So I suggest, you listen to this wonderful song and if possible sing for your mother - that would be truly wonderful. In the meantime, my only comments for Kailasa would be - Rock On..!


Vinesh said...

very light yet analytical post - made for very enjoyable reading! i like all songs in dasvidanya..

i love the way he sings "" too. wanted to see what u had to say about it. and you say it perfectly.. "..cannot be expressed in the written medium"... it does something to you! :)

first time to your blog.. going through the archives now!

sopan said...

thanks vinesh. "" is the pure bliss - have been practicing the song on guitar with one of my friends who plays it.