For Gulzar it indeed would be one of the best birthday gifts that he could visualize in such an illustrious association with the film industry, as KAMINEY has emerged as one of the biggest hit films for 2009. He has a monumental initial contribution in providing this contribution as his ''Dhan Te Nan'' has indeed become the anthem of the nation, and the initial crowds that have thronged into the cinema halls were induced by the Dhan Te Nan effect to be there. For Gulzar, this birthday would also be more fond than his previous births owing to the sheer fact that his close associate and Director and Music Director of KAMINEY has now been magnetized into the premier league of the world of cinema.
Had it not been for his overtly erotic lyrics ''Raat ke dhai baje'', Priyanka Chopra would not have been able to inject metamorphosis in her image that had become too westernized with her previously successful films, FASHION and DOSTANA. Priyanka Chopra would indeed be thankful to Gulzar, as she could tell the world through this song that she has lots of Namak in her as Bipasha Basu was thankful to Gulzar when he gave her the song ''Zubaan pe laga laga re Namak ishq ka'', in OMKARA. These two songs in fact could be moments of watershed in the history of Hindi film songs as by the virtue of the lyrics of these two songs the world could indeed know that Priyanka and Bipasha are no way less competent when they have to exhibit oomph and ooze with sexuality within the parameters of the Indian cultural moorings.
It indeed is a one long journey that Gulzar experienced in his illustrious career starting from ''Mora Gora Ang lai le'' from BANDINI which had covert references to coquettishness and latent sexuality, that has got manifest as an expressive emotion in ''Raat ke Dhai Baje'' from KAMINEY. The element of tease, the dare to flirt with the beloved continues to be as powerful and as blunt as they can be, it is only that with the passage of time as the expression of love in the society has become more overt Gulzar, also in keeping with the spirit of times has evolved himself.
Were that not so a journey that started 46 years ago would not have been as bubbly as a new champagne bottle when it is popped up. It is only hoped that when Gulzar reaches his fiftieth year of his association with the world of cinema, it is he whose lyrics should dominate the world of Hindi film during that year. 2013 is not far off, Gulzar sahib hope you would not deny your fans the intoxication that you spread through your lyrics when that year is unveiled in the time zone of the country.