Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chikni Chameli yaa Shreya ...?!

I just could not believe that Chikni chameli has been sung by Shreya. First of all, a fantastic catchy composition by none other than Ajay-Atul, video is outright vulgar though. ;). The attitude required while singing such a song is absolutely not easy and thus, while guessing the singer, Shreya's name never came to my mind. Just was thinking and thinking and thinking, who this singer is! And, mom said, didn't you read, who has sung the song! To my biggest surprise, it was Shreya! I googled and re-confirmed. The kind of voice quality Shreya has, her expertise predominantly lies in romantic, sensitive numbers or few selective peppy numbers, was my belief. But no, Shreya proved me totally wrong, when I got to hear Chickney chameli.

Off course, there have been songs like Yeh ishq haaye(JWM) or Barso se(Guru) in which Shreya has indeed surprised me. But this one was a big O! Personally for me, it's Shreya, who has made the song special and popular and not Katrina.. :). Kombdi palali is the marathi and original version of this song, but somehow i never liked it, not to even an extent that I am selectively playing it from my playlist, nor is it in my playlist, in fact. But Chikni chameli, loved it totally! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

कहीं तो..होगी वो (जादू )

Finally, I set out to write this one. When I thought of creating such a music blog, I thought of commencing the same with one of the greatest compositions of AR Rehman. There are plenty of other beautiful songs that have touched my heart but then I wanted to 'inaugurate' this blog with a post on this special song!
कहीं तो..होगी वो from जाने तू या जाने ना does not have multiple instruments and rhythms and beats etc etc. However, yet this soothing number sung by Rashid Ali(Yeah, we haven't heard him much yet) and Vasundhara Das steals your heart. It's the 'tune' that creates the magic. It might take a while for one to register the song, as the tune does not fall under the quick-catchy category. The portion 'जाने ना कहा वो दुनिया है, जाने ना वो है भी या नही..जहाँ मेरी जिंदगी मुझसे इतनी खफा नहीं'  is the soul of the tune. 

Female part sung by Vasundhara Das actually starts at the Antara; very much known style of Rehman Sir.  A little husky and broad voice tone of Vasundhara beautifies the Antara and thus the song completely. In the last part, raising the part 'जाने ना कहा......खफा नहीं' by a half note creates a beautiful tone to the song. It's so much addictive and remains on the repeat mode in your player that I feel like saying, कहीं तो..होगी वो (जादू) by which Rehman Sir creates such amazing tunes. ;)

You can listen to this track on this link, track number 6.

- Aditi