Songs
Nuktacheen Hai Gham-E-Dil

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नुक्ता-चीं है ग़म-ए-दिल
She is Such a Critic, That Heartache …
00 :33
नुक्ता-चीं है, ग़म-ए-दिल,
उसको सुनाए  बने [x2]
क्या बने बात, जहाँ
बात बनाए  बने [x2]
नुक्ता-चीं है, ग़म-ए-दिल 
She is (such) a critic, (that) heartache
doesn't get to be recited to her [x2]
Why would a word succeed, where
a manufactured word/matter wouldn't? [x2]
She is (such) a critic, (that) heartache …
01 :25
ग़ैर फिरता है लिए यूँ तेरे ख़त को कि अगर [x2]
कोई पूछे कि यह क्या है
तो छुपाए  बने [x2]
नुक्ता-चीं है, ग़म-ए-दिल 
The other wanders around carrying your letter in such a way, that if … [x2]
someone asked: what is this?
then he would not be ableto hide it [x2]
She is (such) a critic, (that) heartache …
02 :16
मैं बुलाता तो हूँ उसको मगर  जज़्बा-ए-दिल [x2]
उस पे बन जाए कुछ ऐसी कि बिन आए  बने [x2]
कि बिन आए  बने 
नुक्ता-चीं है, ग़म-ए-दिल 
I do call her, but oh! the heart's passion … [x2]
… may (it) make it to her a little, so that she cannot go without it! [x2]
she cannot go without it …
She is (such) a critic, (that) heartache …
03 :25
इश्क़ पर ज़ोर नहीं है, यह वह आतिश, ग़ालिब  [x2]
कि लगाए  लगे
और बुझाए  बने [x2]
नुक्ता-चीं, है ग़म-ए-दिल,
उसको सुनाए  बने [x2]
There is no control over love, this is that fire, Ghalib, … [x2]
… that starts with difficulty
and doesn't get to be extinguished [x2]
She is (such) a critic, (that) heartache …
doesn't get to be recited to her [x2]

Nuktacheen Hai Gham-E-Dil (Hindi: नुक्ता-चीं है ग़म-ए-दिल, Urdu: نُکتَہ~چیں ہے غَمِ~دِل) "She is Such a Critic, that Heartache ..." is a Ghazal from the renowned Urdu power Ghalib, which was musicalized several times and sung by many famous singers, both in films and albums.

This video clip is from the 1964 Bollywood film "Mizra Ghalib", starred by Bharat Bhushan as Ghalib and Suraiya as Moti Begum or "'Chaudhvin", an admirer of the poet.
In the movie, the poet walks by and hears Moti Begum on a balcony reciting his poems.

The song was sung by Suraya herself.

The music director of the movie was Ghulam Mohammed.

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