Five Poems From Bollywood That Will Inspire You

These poems will tug at your heartstrings.

Amidst the rap songs that are dominating the industry, it might feel like a dream to find something sensible to listen. The standards of lyrics have fallen down to the point that people consume songs in which ‘Fire’ and ‘Liar’ are used in a rap just because they rhyme with each other. Even though these raps take rhyming scheme quite seriously, they fail to write something deep. But don’t lose hope. There are several poems in Bollywood which are so heart-touching and inspiring that they will force you to pick up your pen and become a poet. Here are five poems from Bollywood that will inspire you.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Javed Akhtar’s magical lyrics added more depth to this amazing movie. He brought alive the feelings of the protagonists as well the viewers through his poems. Right after the movie, many people memorized all the poems that were recited in the movie. It’s certainly an achievement to make youngsters interested in poetry. Here are is one of the poems that will feed your soul.

Dilon mein tum apni Betaabiyan leke chal rahe ho, Toh zinda ho tum.
Nazar mein khwabon ki Bijliyan leke chal rahe ho, Toh zinda ho tum
Hawa ke jhokon ke jaise Aazad rehno sikho,
Tum ek dariya ke jaise, Lehron mein behna sikho.
Har ek lamhe se tum milo, Khole apni bhaayein
Har ek pal ek naya samha, Dekhen yeh nigahaein
Jo apni aankhon mein, Hairaniyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum.


Udaan is one of the most underrated movies of Bollywood. With a talented cast and coherent storyline, it made a place in the heart of each viewer. There is a beautiful poem in the movie.

Jo lehron se aage nazar dekh paati, Toh tum jaan lete main kya sochta hoon,
Wo aawaz tumko bhi jo bhed jaati, Toh tum jaan lete main kya sochta hoon.
Zid ka tumhare jo parda sarakta, Khidkiyon se aage bhi tum dekh paate,
Aankhon se aadaton ki jo palken hatate, Toh tum jaan lete main kya sochta hoon.


Veer-Zaara’s poem was sad and immensely beautiful. Shahrukh Khan’s emotional voice added depth to it. During the climax, this poem seemed apt to conclude the struggle of an Indian who was stuck in a Pakistani jail without any identity. Here is the poem:

Main Qaidi Number Saat Sou Chhaiyasi
Jail Ki Salakhon Se Bahar Dekhta Hoon.
Din Mahine Saalon Ko, Yug Mein Badalte Dekhta Hoon
Is Mitti Se Mere Bauji Ki, Kheto’n Ki Khusbuu Aati Hain
Yeh Dhoop Mere Maaji Ki, Thandi Chaas Yaad Dilaati Hain
Yeh Baarish Mere Saawan ke Zhoolon Ko Sang Sang Laati Hain
Yeh Sardi Meri Lodi Kii, Aaag Seinkh Ke Jaati Hain
Woh Kehte Hain Yeh Tera Desh Nahi, Phir Kyun Mere Desh Jaisa Lagta hain
Woh Kehta Hain Main Us Jaisa Nahi, Phir Kyun Mujh Jaisa Woh Lagta Hain

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

If you want your creative juices to start flowing, you must listen to this poetry by Aditya Chopra from the movie, Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Recited by Shahrukh Khan, the poem expresses the feelings of a lover.

Teri aankhon ki namkeen mastiyan
Teri hansi ki beparwaah gustakhiyaan
Teri zulfon ki leharaati angdaiyaan
Nahi bhoolunga main
Jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan

Kabhi Kabhi

It’s impossible to forget Kabhi Kabhi’s emotional and affectionate poem. It turned an entire generation into amateur poets who recited this poem to their lovers.

Kabhi kabhi mere dil main khayal aata hain
Ki zindagi teri zulfon ki narm chhaon main guzarne pati,
to shadab ho bhi sakti thi.
Yeh ranj-o-gham ki syaahi, jo dil pe chhayi hain,
Teri nazar ki shuaon main kho bhi sakti thi.

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