Gulzar

  • Author Raza Mir provides a guide to understanding couplets of Ghalib, Gulzar 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A new book on Urdu poetry provides an introduction for beginners as well as connoisseurs to the poems of legends like Mirza Ghalib and Mir Taqi Mir to the lyrics of contemporary game changers like Javed Akhtar and Gulzar. In the anthology The Taste of Words: An Introduction to...
  • Liked him in 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai'? Now hear Pakistani actor Fawad Khan sing July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: He is already a superstar in Pakistan. And with 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' being aired in India, actor Fawad Khan has become a popular name in India as well. In fact, Fawad Khan started his career as a singer in Pakistani rock band 'Entity Paradigm'. The band broke up...
  • India uses cinema to tell its stories, Pakistan uses TV, says 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' actress Sanam Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Having immortalised strong women-oriented roles on TV screens across the border, young and multi-faceted Sanam Saeed, known to Indian audiences as Kashaf Murtaza of 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai', says that while India makes the most of its filmmaking capacity to tell stories, the medium in Pakistan is TV. The 29-year-old...
  • Gulzar's 'Green Poems' to be launched on World Environment Day June 3, 2014

    Patna: On the occasion of World Environment Day (5th June, 2014) Penguin Books India is launch of a new book of poetry 'Green Poems' by renowned lyricist Gulzar. Retired diplomat and JDU leader by Pavan K Varma has translated the poems into English. The launch is being organised by the...
  • Gulzar refers to Dadasaheb Phalke Award as 'shakhaa pe phool' and thanks fans for their well wishes in an audio message May 7, 2014

    In an audio message which has been released on YouTube, veteran lyricist Gulzar has thanked his fans for their unconditional support, love and appreciation on his winning Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. "Sab doston ka, pehchaan walon, aur jo nahi pehchaante un sabka shukirya," Gulzar says. ...
  • Gulzar gets overwhelmed as he accepts Dadasaheb Phalke Award; thanks his 'gurus' Bimal Roy, SD Burman May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Clad in his trademark white kurta pyjama, Gulzar turned towards the audience to take a bow before he approached the stage to receive the Swarna Kamal, Rs.1 million and a shawl, conferred upon him by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Vigyan Bhavan here. Veteran lyricist Gulzar received the Dadasaheb...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee honours cinematic talent at 61st National Awards May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday honoured cinematic talent from around the country at the 61st National Film Awards ceremony here. Veteran lyricist Gulzar was present to receive the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. As many as 41 Awards were given away in the non-feature film category;...
  • President honours winners at the 61st National Film Award function May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday presented the National Film Awards for 2013 at a ceremony in Delhi. 80 awards in both non-feature and feature film category including the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award to lyricist Gulzar were handed out. The awards included the best film for Anand Gandhi's 'Ship...
  • Literature should be presented without entertainment: Gulzar May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian literature is very rich and directors should be careful when they adapt them into a film or a TV series. It should not have unnecessary tinge of entertainment, feels poet-lyricist Gulzar. The 79-year-old director, who is this year's Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, adapted the works of well-known Indian...
  • Responsibility of the youth to follow the path of peace: Gulzar April 24, 2014

    After voting for the Lok Sabha polls, award winning lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar said, "Since partition we have seen, we have come from there and realised that no such thing must happen again. There should never be communal disharmony in India ever again. This time it is the responsibility of...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Mithun voted best lyricist for 'Tum Hi Ho' April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Lyrics certainly make the songs more meaningful and intriguing. Bollywood lyricists belted out some amazing lyrics in 2013. And the one that our readers chose for the best lyrics is Mithun for 'Tum Hi Ho' (Aashiqui 2). The others who gave tough competition to Mithun were Amitabh...
  • There were no disputes between Gulzar bhai and Pancham: Asha Bhosle April 16, 2014

    Mumbai: From the time she sang 'Ghar jayegi tar jayegi doliyaan chadh jayegi' for Gulzar in 'Khushboo', Asha Bhosle has shared a very special rapport with her Gulzar bhai who has been named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She feels it has gone to the "very deserving artist". "When I...
  • Celebrating Gulzar: Top 15 gems from the maestro's repertoire April 13, 2014

    The world has always been appreciative of the soul-stirring poetry and works of Gulzar, and it was the same when he was named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Within minutes, the net exploded. Several popular film personalities including Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle took to Twitter to congratulate Gulzar's...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award April 12, 2014

    Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like 'Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi' and 'Tere Bina Zindagi Se' besides directing critically acclaimed films like 'Aandhi' and 'Mausam', was on Saturday chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India. The 79-year-old writer, whose huge...
  • It's a feeling of fulfilment: Gulzar on Dadasaheb Phalke Award April 12, 2014

    Veteran lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar, who has been chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, feels fulfilled and blessed to be named as the recipient of the highest cinematic honour of the country. Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like 'Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi' and 'Tere Bina Zindagi Se' besides directing...
  • Celebrating Gulzar: A playlist of his best songs April 12, 2014

    Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar needs no introduction. The man who has weaved magic with words for almost six decades now, has been chosen for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2013. The multi-faceted Gulzar is a lyricist, director, screen writer, producer and poet. He is the 45th winner...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2013 April 12, 2014

    Delhi: Veteran film lyricist and director Gulzar has been chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. This is India's highest award in cinema, given annually by the government. Gulzar is an Academy Award-winning lyricist and has also directed critically-acclaimed Hindi films such as, 'Mere Apne', 'Parichay', 'Koshish' and...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif invited to a cultural event in Lahore March 30, 2014

    Karachi: Actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Katrina Kaif have been invited for the annual Literary and Cultural Conference to be held in Lahore, organisers said. According to a report in Dawn newspaper, Bachchan, 71, and Kaif are among the many foreign dignitaries, who may attend the event organised by the Lahore Arts...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Lyrics January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes on Honey Singh over association with Gulzar January 19, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus takes on rap artiste Honey Singh for his association with legendary musician Gulzar's for the song 'Horn OK Please?' from Bollywood movie 'Dedh Ishqiya'. ...
  • Would like to produce only those films that I direct: Vishal Bhardwaj December 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has said he would produce only those films which he could direct and not those of others. "I want to stop producing films because I want to conserve that energy for myself as director. I am not interested in producing films. I did it for Abhishek...
  • 18th Children's film festival kicks off in Hyderabad November 14, 2013

    The 18th International Children's Film Festival India (ICFFI) began here on Thursday with a glittering inaugural ceremony. The week-long festival opened with a colourful performance by artists including children at the Lalitha Kala Thoranam at Public Gardens in the heart of the city. This has been the permanent venue of the...
  • There are not enough films for children: Gulzar November 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: Making a pitch to promote and patronise children's films in India, veteran Bollywood lyricist-director Gulzar today said that not enough cinema is being made for kids and emphasised on the need to set up film societies and centres in every state to expand and encourage work on this front. "There...
  • Meghna Gulzar to direct Irrfan Khan in her next film November 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Meghna Gulzar will be teaming up with acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan for a film. Meghna is the daughter of famous lyricist and poet Gulzar and actress Raakhee. "Meghana will be directing a film and it will be written by Vishal Bhardwaj. It will have Irrfan Khan. The title...
  • Suchitra Sen, Gulzar addressed each other as 'Sir' September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Did you know that Suchitra Sen and Gulzar addressed each other as 'Sir'? In an interesting anecdote in her book 'Uttam Kumar And Suchitra Sen: Bengali Cinemas First Couple', author MaitreyeeB Chowdhury says that Suchitra used to be addressed as 'Sir' by Gulzar, not much out of respect...
  • Gulzar opens Ladakh film fest, Omar Abdullah absent September 13, 2013

    Leh: Noted lyricist-writer-filmmaker Gulzar Friday lit the lamp to open the second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) here in Jammu and Kashmir Friday in the presence of other film icons, ministry dignitaries and officials. However, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who was slated to be...
  • 'Aane Wala Pal' voted as the best song by Gulzar: IBNLive poll August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Gulzar and RD Burman classic number, 'Aane Wala Pal' has been voted as the best Gulzar song by the readers in a poll conducted by IBNlive.com. The song, a part of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's cult comedy 'Golmaal' featured Amol Palekar and Bindiya Goswami in it and the evergreen singer...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: The life and times of Gulzar August 20, 2013

    Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar started as a lyricist before turning into one of India's most original storyteller. ...