A Ghazal is a poetic form, consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain. Since its inception, Bollywood cinema has incorporated songs within its structure and Ghazals have been an integral part of these film songs since the early days.
At mehfil we will take you on a journey to understand how Ghazals in films have evolved and become contemporary today. We will explore this genre through the works of great artists such as Jagjit Singh, Pankaj Udas, Ghulam Ali and many others.
Ghazals have brought with them the language of Urdu into mainstream cinema in a very effortless manner so join us as we embark on this lyrical exploration.
Date: 8th September 2015