Yeh Zulf Agar Khul Ke

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یہ زُلف اگر كُھل کے
Should This Lock Unravel
00 :23
یہ زُلف اگر كُھل کے بکھر جائے تو اچّھا [x2]
اِس رات کی تقدیر سنور جائے تو اچّھا
Should this lock unravel and be scattered, then so be it!
Should this night's lot get embellidhed, so be it!
01 :07
جِس طرح سے تھوڑی سی تِرے ساتھ کٹی ہے [x2]
باقی بھی اُسی طرح گُزر جائے تو اچّھا [x2]
(if) passed in quite the same way in your company
(if) the rest also transcurs in the very same way, so be it!
01 :55
دُنیا کی نگاہوں میں بَھلا کیا ہے بُرا کیا [x2]
یہ بوجھ اگر دِل سے اتر جائے تو اچّھا [x2]
Whatever the looks of the word, good or bad
if this burden is lifted from the heart, so be it!
02 :49
وَیسے تو تُمِھیں نے مُجھے بَرْباد کیا ہے [x2]
اِلْزام کِسی اَور کے سر جائے تو اچّھا
یہ زُلف اگر كُھل کے بکھر جائے تو اچّھا
 بکھر جائے تو اچّھا
Although it was you who laid me waste
(if) blame were on someone else's head, so be it!
Should this lock unravel and be scattered, then so be it!
… be scattered, then so be it!

Yeh Zulf Agar Khul Ke (Hindi: यह ज़ुल्फ़ अगर खुल के, Urdu: یہ زُلف اگر كُھل کے) "Should this Lock Unravel", is a ghazal written by the Urdu poet and Bollywood lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi.

It was musicalized by the music director and composer Ravi Shankar Sharma and used for the soundtrack of the Indian 1965 movie "Kaajal".

In the movie, the song is played while the male protagonist, Moti (Raaj Kumar) abandons himself to drunken revelry with a courtesan dancer (interpreted by the actress and dancer Helen), all the while picturing in his mind the female protagonist, Madhavi (Meena Kumari).

The playback singer was Mohammed Rafi

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