If there ever was a lyricist who was renowned for his work and top of the list for every director then it would have to be the impeccable Javed Akhtar. Javed Akhtar has been giving us exquisitely crafted lyrics since the nineteen seventies and he is a legend par none.
He is one of the most prolific, intellectual and sensitive writers who has given us Bollywood’s absolute best numbers for decades now and it is this very distinguished work of his that has made this stalwart stand out in the industry. Many have come, tried to do what he does or attempt their own style and left too, but no one could quite stick around and consistently nail the lyrics every time like Javed saheb.
He has won significantly huge number of awards including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Academy award as well as five National Film awards.
Let’s look at some of those mesmerizing lyrics that have absolutely stunned us over the years and still continue to fondly ring in our ears:
“Chahe jo tumhe pure dil se, mil ta hai wo mushkil se” from the SRK, Pretty Zinta and Saif Ali Khan starrer Kal ho na ho
“Jo bhi chahoon, wo main paoon
Chand tare tor laoon, saree duniya par main chayoon” from the iconic 90s movie, Yes boss
“Tumko jo pyar kiya maine to saza main paayi” from the friendship parameter setting movie Dil Chahta Hain
“Tum ho toh hai sab haasil, tum nahin to kya hain Yahaan” from the fiery musical, Rock on
“Jaise mandir mein ho ek jalta diya” from the Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor starrer 1942- A Love story
Javed Akhtar continues to pen his thoughts, which they become golden lyrics for the industry, almost seamlessly!