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Date: 12.06.12

Time: 7 pm

Venue: Prithvi House, Juhu

Topic: Song Lyrics and Urdu

kyun koi mujhko yaad kare, (But why should anyone remember me?)

masroof zamaanaa mere liye,
 (For my sake, why should this busy world
Waste its precious time?)

kyun waqt apnaa barbaad kare,

main pal do pal kaa shaayar hoon, (I’m a poet only for a moment or two.)

pal do pal meri kahaani hai  (My story is for a moment or two.)

– Sahir Ludhianvi- ( from the film Kabhie Kabhie – meaning Sometimes)

Sahir Ludianavi’s lyrics pierce through decades and reverberate even today proving that lyricists like him are immortal. Songs have been the backbone of films and Urdu in popular culture. At Mehfil lets explore the mellifluous lyrics of film songs, which have had a strong Urdu influence and the lyricists who added poetry to the stunning visuals of Indian cinema. Lets hum to the words of contemporary lyricists as well as the stalwarts of yesteryears.

If you have any favourite song or lyrics that you would like us to cover, email us and we will try to incorporate it in the mehfil.