Tu Chal

Tu khud ki khoj mein nikal,
Tu kisliye hataash hai,
Tu chal, tere wajood ki,
Samay ko bhi talaash hai,
Samay ko bhi talaash hai.

Jo tujhse lipti bediyaan,
Samajh na inko vastra tu,
Jo tujh se lipti bediyaan,
Samajh na inko vastra tu,
Yeh bediyaan pighaal ke,
Bana le inn ko shastra tu,
Bana le inn ko shastra tu.

Tu khud ki khoj mein nikal,
Tu kisliye hataash hai,
Tu chal, tere wajood ki,
Samay ko bhi talaash hai,
Samay ko bhi talaash hai.

Charitra jab pavitra hai,
To kyu hai yeh dasha teri,
Charitra jab pavitra hai,
To kyu hai yeh dasha teri,
Yeh paapiyon ko haq nahi,
ke le pariksha teri,
ke le pariksha teri.

Tu khud ki khoj mein nikal,
Tu kisliye hataash hai,
Tu chal, tere wajood ki,
Samay ko bhi talaash hai.

Jala ke bhasm kar usey,
Jo kroorta ka jaal hai,
Jala ke bhasm kar usey,
Jo kroorta ka jaal hai,
Tu aarti ki loh nahi,
Tu krodh ki mashaal hai,
Tu krodh ki mashaal hai.

Tu khud ki khoj mein nikal,
Tu kisliye hataash hai,
Tu chal, tere wajood ki,
Samay ko bhi talaash hai,
Samay ko bhi talaash hai.

Chunar uda ke dhwaj bana,
Gagan bhi kapkapaayega,
Chunar uda ke dhwaj bana,
Gagan bhi kapkapaayega.
Agar teri chunar giri,
Toh ek bhukamp ayega,
ek bhukamp ayega.

Tu khud ki khoj mein nikal,
Tu kisliye hataash hai,
Tu chal, tere wajood ki,
Samay ko bhi talaash hai,
Samay ko bhi talaash hai.

PS: This poem is from the movie, Pink (2016). I find this really powerful, especially when it comes to Indian cinema and hence, this repost. You can also hear the poem recited by Amitabh Bachchan here.