Ardh Satya by Dilip Chitre

Chakravyuh mein ghusne se pehle,
kaun tha mein aur kaisa tha,
yeh mujhe yaad hi na rahega.

 Chakravyuh mein ghusne ke baad,
mere aur chakravyuh ke beech,
sirf ek jaanleva nikat’ta thi,
iska mujhe pata hi na chalega.

 Chakravyuh se nikalne ke baad,
main mukt ho jaoon bhale hi,
phir bhi chakravyuh ki rachna mein
farq hi na padega.

Marun ya maarun,
maara jaoon ya jaan se maardun.
iska faisla kabhi na ho paayega.

 Soya hua aadmi jab
neend se uthkar chalna shuru karta hai,
tab sapnon ka sansar use,
dobara dikh hi na paayega.

 Us roshni mein jo nirnay ki roshni hai
sab kuchh s’maan (समान) hoga kya?

 Ek palde mein napunsakta,
ek palde mein paurush,
aur theek taraazu ke kaante par
ardh satya.

The movie was, of course, fantastic. But I was also lucky to have someone, I forget who, point out the poem to me. Bits and pieces from this kept buzzing in my head for long. I got this from:

https://petervas.com/2012/12/17/ardhsatya/ and it has translated version too. The color highlights? Stuff that haunted me.