Main Kabhi Batlata Nahin Par Andhere Se Darta Hoon Main Maa Yun To Main,Dikhlata Nahin Teri Parwaah Karta Hoon Main Maa Who can forget these beautiful lines composed by Prasoon Joshi for Aamir Khan's critically acclaimed film, Taare Zameen Par? But judging by the current Bollywood music scenario, I think composers, music directors and lyricists seem to have forgotten the importance of lyrics in a song. To deliver a hit song, people usually add pumping beats, blazing guitar riffs and a few lines, stupid though they may be through a popular singer like our very own H.Reshammiya (no offense meant) and Presto! You have a Chart buster or at least a radio hit. What's more, people easily swallow such meaningless trash and call it music. Its time one paused and reflected on what they actually mean when they write bizarre lines. The importance of good and meaningful lyrics cannot be undermined and this is a fact which only a few film-makers are ready to accept. Like Aamir Khan, who only preferred Prasoon Joshi because of the poetic lilt of his works in Hum Tum and Rang De Basanti. Just drawling the same themes of love and Hate, life and death in modern Bollywood songs has rendered the industry boring and lifeless. But one cannot put the blame entirely on film-makers as they have to dance to the trends of the modern indian. They provide what the public want. And if the public wants Himesh's nasal ringing repeated songs, so be it. As it is, money has replaced art and talent in almost every other form of entertainment. Gone are the days when beautiful lines adorned soothing tones to comprise ever green hits. The oldies songs had just that and they have become embedded in every Indians mind, young and old alike. They are what we call evergreen hits. It can be concluded that a good song needs a good and balanced combination of melody, beats and lyrics. In the world of hindi movies lyrics and words are loosing the battle to instrumental music, beat based music and random lyrics. One can only hope and pray that the importance of lyrics will some day become an integral part of the song-writing process, adding more facets to the beauty of Indian Cinema.