Lyricist Vijay Akela

Lyricist poet Vijay Akela (author of Main Shayar Badnaam book) & author filmmaker Rakesh Anand Bakshi

“Anand Bakshi is the Mir Taqi Mir, Nazeer Akbarabadi and Kabir Das of modern times. Yun toh sabne geet likhe, sab mein hi auqat thi, Bakhshi mein ek baat hai aur Bakhshi mein ek baat thi.” – Vijay Akela

Vijay Akela is the first person to write a book on his compilation of Anand Bakshi’s best and or hit songs, Main Shayar Badnaam, published in Hindi by Rajkamal Prakashan.

The relevance of Anand Bakshi in 2021, 19 years post his demise.

Dil diya hai jaan bhi denge, Ae watan tere liye

SONGS OF BAKHSHI ARE NOTHING BUT A HEALTH TREATMENT EVEN TODAY

Yun to sabne geet likhe

Sab hi me aukaat thi

Bakshi me ek baat hai aur

Bakshi me ek baat thi

Bakshi aaj bhi utne hi saamayik (contempaory) hain jitne bees saal pahle the. Jab wo hayaat the aur geet likh rahe the.

Wo apne geeton ko desi muhawaredaar boli ka pairahan dete the jinme na sirf us daur ke balki har daur ke aakhiri sach ki parakh hoti thi. Mushkil lafzon ko unhone adab (literature) ki gahri sazish samjha aur isiliye hamesha asaan lafzon ko pahchaan kar apne geeton ki kismat sanwaara kiye.

Bakshi ko samajhna ho to zara mumbai ki sarhad se baahar nikal jaiye. Aapko lagega ki aaj Anand Bakshi kal se bhi jyaada lokpriya aur aadarneey hain.

Geeton me chhupe Bakshi ke shandaar khayalon ko apna khayal kahne wale directors kahan gaye aaj? Jo scriptwriters kahte the “agar hamare situations achchhe na hote to Bakshi itna achchha thode likhte” wo situations kahan gark ho gaye aaj? Bakshi ke jaate hi unke kile kyun dhwast ho gaye aaj?

Bakshi ko samman dene se katrane wale hamare isi desh me aaj jab bhi koi aandolan hota hai, ‘Karma’ ka “Dil diya hai jaan bhi denge ae watan tere liye” hi bajaya jaata hai. Aaj bhi har birthday par ‘farz’ ka hi geet bajaya jaata hai- “Baar baar din ye aaye.”

“Chitthi na koi sandes/ jaane wo kaun sa des/jahan tum chale gaye” jo aaj bhi sabse jyada bajne wale geeton me ek hai, Jagjit singh ka nahi, Anand Bakshi ka likha geet hai.

Hindostan ki do sabse jyada chalne wali filmen ‘Sholay’ aur ‘Dil wale dulhaniya le jayenge’ (jo aaj bhi chal rahi hai) Bakshi ke geeton se hi roshan hain na?

Bakshi ek chiraag the jinki style of writing se na jaane kitne deeye jale. Maine swaym unse hi likhna seekha aur jab gahre utara to paya ki SONGS OF BAKHSHI & BAKHSHI STYLE OF WRITING kuchh aur nahi balki dil-o-dimaag ko sukoon pahunchane wali ek shifa hai.

–          Vijay Akela

Hindi:

दिल दिया है जाँ भी देंगे  वतन तेरे लिए – आनन्द बख़्शी

SONGS OF BAKHSHI ARE NOTHING BUT A HEALTH TREATMENT EVEN TODAY 

‘यूँ तो सबने गीत लिखे सबही में औक़ात थी 

बख़्शी में इक बात है और बख़्शी में इक बात थी’- Vijay Akela

              बख़्शी आज भी उतने ही सामयिक(contempaory) हैं जितने २० साल पहले थे, जब वो हयात थे और गीत लिख रहे थे। 

              वो अपने गीतों को देसी मुहावरेदार बोली का पैरहन देते थे जिनमें न सिर्फ़ उस दौर के बल्कि हर दौर के आख़िरी सच की परख होती थी । मुश्किल लफ़्ज़ों  को उन्होंने अदब(literature) की गहरी साज़िश समझा और इसीलिए हमेशा आसान लफ़्ज़ों को पहचान कर अपने गीतों की क़िस्मत संवारा किए । 

              बख़्शी को समझना हो तो ज़रा मुम्बई की सरहद से बाहर निकल जाइए। आपको लगेगा कि आनन्द बख़्शी आज कल से भी ज़्यादा लोकप्रिय, ज़रूरी और आदरणीय हैं ।  

              गीतों में छुपे बख़्शी के शानदार ख़यालों को अपना ख़याल कहने वाले डिरेक्टर्ज़ (directors)कहाँ गए आज ? 

              जो scriptwriters कहते थे ‘अगर हमारे situations अच्छे न होते तो बख़्शी इतना अच्छा थोड़े लिखते’ वो situations कहाँ ग़र्क हो गए आज ?  बख़्शी के जाते ही उनके क़िले क्यूँ घ्वस्त हो गए आज ?  

              बख़्शी को सम्मान देने से कतराने वाले हमारे इसी  देश में आज जब भी कोई आंदोलन होता है -‘कर्मा’ का  ‘दिल दिया है जाँ भी देंगे ऐ वतन तेरे लिए’ ही बजाया जाता है । आज भी हर birthday पर ‘फ़र्ज़’ ही का गीत बजाया जाता है – ‘ बार बार दिन ये आए—‘ । 

               ‘चिट्ठी  न कोई संदेश/ जाने वो कौन सा देश /जहाँ तुम चले गए ‘ जो आज भी सबसे ज़्यादा बजने वाले गीतों में एक है, जगजीत सिंह का लिखा नहीं आनन्द बख़्शी का लिखा गीत है ।

                 हिन्दोस्तान की दो सबसे ज़्यादा चलनेवाली फ़िल्म ‘ शोले ‘ और ‘दिलवाले दुल्हनिया ले जाएँगे ‘ ( आज भी चल रही है ) बख़्शी के गीतों से रोशन हैं न ? 

                 बख़्शी एक चिराग़ थे जिनकी style of writing से न जाने कितने दीये जले । मैंने स्वयम् उनसे ही गीत लिखना सीखा और जब गहरे उतरा तो पाया कि SONGS OF BAKHSHI & BAKHSHI STYLE OF WRITING कुछ और नहीं  बल्कि दिलो दिमाग़ को सुकून पहुँचानेवाली एक शिफ़ा है – Vijay Akela.

Arriving soon... biography of Anand Bakshi by Rakesh Bakshi in English and in Hindi.. March 2021.Click here
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