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An endless lust for life, says Piyush Mishra

Published Jun 11, 2018, 4:57 am IST
Updated Jun 11, 2018, 4:57 am IST
Talking about the importance of language and the need to maintain its simplicity, he said, “Language is to communicate.
Piyush Mishra
 Piyush Mishra

Bengaluru: Zinda ho haan tum koi shak nahin, saans lete hue dekha maine bhi hain, Haath aur pairon aur jism ko harqatey khoob dete huey dekha maine bhi hain: Piyush Mishra, film maker.

“All of us are surviving in this life, but are we really living this experience? We must have that tendency to live and that lust for life,” said Mishra, also a theatre artiste, who constantly follows the principle to ‘stay alive’ in his life.


Mishra who dons multiple hats as a music director, lyricist, singer, actor and scriptwriter was in the city to be a part of the language festival and showcase a performance with his band ‘Ballimaaraan’.

Talking about the importance of language and the need to maintain its simplicity, he said, “Language is to communicate. I can say something for myself also, but when I want to tell something, the process becomes complete only when it gets imbibed by other person and I make the other person receive it. So simplicity becomes important there.”


Piyush, who is proud about the vast number of languages that our country holds, believes that while it is necessary to know English as a language it is also crucial to maintain our understanding of Hindi and Urdu.

“We go to France, Czech and so many other countries where they hold their language close and it’s not all about English,” he explained.

Mishra is best known for the dialogues for the film, The legend of Bhagat Singh, lyrics for Black Friday and his performances in films like Maqbool, Gulaal, and Gangs of Wasseypur among others.


As for the context of writing lyrics he said, “There is no communication happening now, be it in English or in Hindi. Earlier the songs were written with the thought of keeping them alive and let them seep through people’s heart and soul to stay. Now we have moved towards the immediate culture, everyone wants instant likes. A lot is due to social media. While it is providing a platform to say and a space to creativity, this space is becoming too much as everyone wants to say without analysing what they are saying because there is so much liberty nowadays.”


Piyush who calls himself a Communist in his 20s, now believes in a higher power and wants to do work that can stay through generations. “Find a purpose and a reason for your living and work towards it,” is what he abides by. “It’s also important to work with the attitude of ‘who cares’ without being rude,” he added. 

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru