Irshad Kamil is a songster of class. Every time he writes, he tries to break the boundaries of generation gap and compels one to think beyond words. He has command on all genres and his wordplay easily travels the terrains of life, philosophy, romance, patriotism, sensuousness and Sufism. It’s the color of simple words and deep thoughts that paints his writings. Apart from winning three Filmfares, he has been awarded with the likes of Screen, IIFA, Zee Cine, Apsara, GIMA, Mirchi Music, Big Entertainment and Global Indian Film and Television Award. Having written lyrics for films like Tamasha, Rockstar, Raanjhana & Sultan etc. he is an engrossing litterateur, who continues to write extensively for literary magazines and newspapers of repute. His criti-analytical book ‘Samkaleen Hindi Kavita: Samay Aur Samaj’ is already well received in the academic circles and a full length play ‘Bolti Deewarein’ is making waves in the theatre arena. His latest offering ‘Ek Maheena Nazmon Ka’ was his first anthology of ‘Roamantic Feelosophy’.
Lyricist Irshad Kamil: Romeo Of Romance
An inexhaustible songwriter and scriptwriter who have had the experience of trying out various vocations before jumping headlong into the world of music, Irshad Kamil indeed rocketed the skies with fame through his outstanding lyrics of “Chameli” which brought a lot of fame for him.
‘Main Teri Parchhain Hoon’, ‘Sanjeevani’, ‘Kartavya’ and ‘Chhoti Ma’ were the serials for which the scripts were written by none other than Kamil who also has worked as a reporter in Chandigarh dailies, including The Tribune n Indian Express group from where on he set his might to thrust himself into the world of Bollywood and moved to Mumbai.
Sholon Si from Shabd and Tinka Tinka from Karam are some other works which are quite memorable of Irshad apart from Chameli, his “Le Le Ja” from album ‘Ustad & Divas’ is immortal. Having worked with the biggest music directors of today, namely Pritam Chakraborty, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Himesh Reshammiya, Vishal – Shekhar and Sandesh Shandilya, it is indeed a matter of pride that his most recent work on the Saif and Deepika starrer, Love Aaj Kal, and Ranbir-Katrina starer Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani has become a booming and reverberating success indeed.
His superb hits such as Ajj Din Chadeya, Twist, Dooriyan, Aahun Aahun, from LOVE AAJ KAL and Tum Se Hi, Mauja Hi Mauja, Nagada Nagada Nagada Baja and Aao Milo from JAB WE MET with music director Pritam do require a special mention and applause.
He won Screen Award for his ‘Chorbazari’ song of LAK
Best album of the year Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani [listener’s choice] won Mirchi Music Award for him.
His first Filmfare Award winner song “Ajj Din Chadeya” is hugely popular.
Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani (2009)
Love Aaj Kal (2009)
A Wednesday (2008)
Jab We Met (2007)
Kaisay Kahein (2007)
Thodi Life Thoda Magic (2006)
Ahista Ahista (2006)
Neal ‘N’ Nikki (2005)
Socha Na Tha (2005)
Ustad & Divas (2006)
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