What hits us the most when we listen to a song? Indeed it’s the tune. People barely notice the lyrics when they listen to a song for the first time. But if we listen to a song, not to just avoid the chaos when we are in public transport or to make our morning walks less tiresome, but only to listen to it, we realise how soulful they are (obviously not the modern disco and rap).
The lyrics of a song possesses the ability to soothe the emotions of a listener. When we emotionally connect with a song, it becomes close to our heart. But do we bother to know the names behind these incredible creations? Hardly. It is not impossible to not know the names of the lyricists of your favourite songs. But it is not entirely our fault.
Since the beginning, we have rarely been provided names of lyricists along with other names associated with a song. But this should not get appreciated anymore. We should ask for the names of lyricists too from music companies. Otherwise, some admirable names will fade away without getting the recognition that they deserve. Here are a few names of some great lyricists and their great works.
Ironically he has literally been “Anjaan” to many of us. He has given his words to at least 500 Bollywood films like, Dil, Ashiqui, Fiza, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Saawariya, Dhoom 2 and many other movies which consists almost 4,000 songs. It is heart-wrenching when people like him who have given so many years of their life to us remain unrecognised.
If you listen to the song called Bawra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna from the movie Hazar Khwaishein Aisi, you will think about the beauty of the lyrics which have been penned and sung by Swanand Kirkire himself. He has also given songs to the cinemas like Parineeta (Piyu Bole), Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Three Idiots, Barfi and many more. He is an actor, screenwriter and author too. And his rustic voice will make you fall in love with him.
Teri Mitti from the film Kesari will give you goosebumps if you are a music lover. The song was written by Manoj Muntashir, who has also written the songs like Galliyan from Ek Villian, Kaun Tujhe from MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and many more soulful songs. He is a praiseworthy person indeed.
Chadariya Jhini from Badlapur is such an emotional song that if you are sad, you are bound to cry listening to it. But the singers took all the credit whereas it would have been impossible to create such magic without the beautiful lyrics given by Priya Saraiya. Sun Sathiya from ABCD 2 and Gulabi from Shudhh Desi Romance are two other glowing feathers in her cap amongst many others.
If you are a person who likes slow and soothing songs, then Iktara, penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, is a must in your playlist. Bhattacharya has also written the songs of Lootera, Aye Dil Hai Mushkil and many more Bollywood films.
The list of beautiful shooting songs is incomplete without Tu Bin Bataye from the film Rang De Basanti, written by Prasoon Joshi. The iconic songs of Taare Zameen Par and the album of Fanaa are also his creative contributions.
Tu Kisi Rail Si Guzarti Hai is a masterpiece by Varun Grover from the incredible movie Masaan written by Grover himself. He has also added his bests to the movies Sonchiriya, Sui Dhaga and many more.
The list doesn’t end here. Many other names do not get the credit that they deserve. It should be our duty to atleast search for the writer’s name. We should know from whom the essence of a song comes from.