Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Aankhein Tumhari

I still cannot believe that I met my idol “Shreya Ghoshal”.It was such a special moment. I didn’t want my previous post “Met My God” to go unnoticed, that’s why I am posting a little late about Shreya’s next song. One week ago, I was less of words but still wrote many things in the previous post I could remember. There are still many things left which I wanted to discuss. Lets come to the song.

Shreya’s latest Hindi release is from the movie “Marega Saala”. Music is composed by Dabboo Malik The song is titled “Aankhein Tumhari” sung by Shreya of course and Sonu Nigam. The track runs for 5 minutes approximately. Its a romantic number and has a Dabboo Malik stamp on it. Shreya has worked many times with Dabboo Malik this year.Though he is not a famous musician,but some of his melodies are great.Coming back to the song,Shreya has sung the last stanza whereas the mukhda and the first stanza are sung by the male singer(just like Don't Say Alvida).The composer has used light instruments in the song and Shreya's voice is angelic as usual.The stanzas are quite similar to that of "Thoda Sa Pyar Hua Hai" from "Maine Dil Tujhko Diya",though Thoda Sa Pyar was also Dabboo's composition.Note the lines "Chain Mil Raha Hai Thoda".....they are exactly similar to the stanza of Thoda Sa..Anywayz,the song is very lovely.

ps:I'll always be thankful to you Shreya.Its really nice to see that you have immense love for your fans.I have no words.You are not only the best singer,but also the best person I have ever come across.

pps:I just saw the track listing of Mani Ratnam's Ravana and Shreya has a duet with Sonu Nigam in it but I really doubt the track list.It seems fake to me.There has been many sites providing fake track listing of movies these days.Also,Ravana will take more time to get released.The trailer is not even out.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Met my God....Finally :)

As we all know,Sheya is there in an networking site “Twitter”. Some days ago, I read an update from Shreya.She said “Going to Delhi for National Award Ceremony”.I felt very happy after reading the update but I was tensed too,as I knew there was no chance of meeting Shreya as she would be coming here just to collect the award.But still I sent her a tweet.I asked her if she could tell the time when she’ll be going back to Mumbai so that I could meet her at the airport.15 minutes passed,I didn’t get any reply.I was very sad.But I didn’t knew that a “special message” was waiting for me.After 10 mnts,I got an tweet from Shreya saying “I have sent you a direct msg.Check it”.Immediately,I saw my direct messages in twitter and I was completely shocked as I got the private message from the Nightingale herself.She told me the name of the hotel where she was staying and gave me the time of 3pm to meet her.I got this message from her around midnight.I replied to her again asking the details.She told me everything and went offline after a goodnite msg.

It was 12:30am when I was roaming here and there,from one room to another room.Finally,I slept at 3:20 am and woke up at 6:30 am.Went to temple and prayed to God that the plan of meeting Shreya should not get cancelled.I have been waiting for this moment since last 7 years.Somehow the time passed and at 10am,I went to the stationery shop and bought a coloured scrapbook.I wrote a very big article in the scrapbook.I chose 4 articles from my blog and pasted it in the book.One work done.My next step was to buy a beautiful gift for Shreya.I went to Archies and bought a beautiful Lord Shiva Moorti and a bunch of chocolates.After packing them,I wrote my article and prepared my scrapbook.I didn’t get any msg from Shreya today,so I got confused if Shreya was still there at the hotel.

Conversation on fone:

It was Shreya’s mom who picked up the phone.

Me:Good Afternoon Mam,This is Nishant

Shreya’s Mom:Oh Nishant.Just a minute(She transferred the call to Shreya)

Me:Hello mam..Good Afternoon.This is Nishant

Shreya:Haaaaan…..Hi Nishant,You come here by 3 pm na.I’ll be having some other guests too.I’ll meet you there.I’ll be leaving from here by 4 pm.

Me:O God…I cant believe dis..I was dumb !!

Shreya:Please don’t say that.

Me.Thank You so much for trusting me (Conversation stopped).

Shreya gave me the time of 3 pm but sadly,because of the usual traffic of Delhi,I reached there 10 minutes late.I immediately asked the receptionist if Shreya was there.She again connected the phone to Shreya’s room and her mother picked again and said , “Hi Nishant,Shreya is coming downstairs”.

I waited at the lobby for 20 minutes and I was sitting on the sofa.Suddenly,I looked on my left side and found none other than Shreya standing and talking to her mother and other relatives.I went there immediately with the gifts and introduced myself to her in shivering voice.I touched her feet and took her blessings.She said “God Bless U”.She told my father that she has been following my blog and information for so long.She said that everyone says that Nishant is your biggest fan.I ws standing like dumb.I didn’t know what to say.I was very nervous.Her mother was standing next to her.I touched her feet and took her blessings too.She said,”I am so happy that Nishant has come here.We were talking about you in our room just now”.Then I introduced her to my father and sister.She was so humble to take many pics wid me.She herself said to my sister “ ab main Nishant ke saath acche se pic leti hoon”.She kinda hugged me and took the pic.She is so sweet.I have never ever met such a down to earth person in my life.I was not wrong when I used the word “GOD” for her.Its a very unique feeling.I don’t feel like demanding anything from God now.He has given me the best gift.She saw my scrapbook which I prepared for her.I asked her some questions.My mind was completely empty that time.I asked her whatever I got in my mind.

I asked her “How it has been recording for Ilayaraja so far”?

She said “He is the God of Indian Musicians,though he is very strict.Whenever he enters the studio,everyone gets silent.

I asked if she has sung in Balki’s Pa for Ilayaraja?

She said,many songs were recorded and many were deleted again and again from the movie.She may or may not have songs in this movie.

I asked her about future offerings with Ilayaraja.

She didn’t remember much but said she has sung one or two songs in Pazhassi Raja(Hindi Version).

I also asked about Ilayaraja’s sons Yuvan and Karthik

She said Yuvan is more into hip hop but he is very very talented and she also praised Karthik Raja(I’ll upload dis video).

Her mom said,”please come to our home whenever you come to Mumbai.Either call Shreya or her brother whenever you come there.”

Her mom was treating me exactly like her own son.I felt as if I am talking to my own mother.

After that,Shreya hersrlf introduced me to Shankar Mahadevan’s assistant who was so polite.I shook hands with him.She also introduced me to her lovely Aunt and Uncle.I was so shocked that everyone from her Uncle to my mom knew me already.they were treating me like their own son.

Suddenly,I found Shankar Mahadevan at my back and I touched his feet too and he gave me blessings but he was in a hurry,so could not take a pic with him.Anywayz,the 1st aim of my life is fulfilled and 2nd aim of my life is to become a composer.Shreya said,”Please compose songs,phir saath mein baht se gaane gayenge”.Gosh…A BIG COMPLEMENT.

I will cherish this moment forever.I wish these 15 mnts come again and again in my life.

God Bless U Shreya.

Thanks a lot once again


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Shukraan Allah - Kurbaan

We all know that Shreya’s association with Salim – Suleiman has always been outstanding.Be it Aaja Nachle,Dor or the recent one Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.Some days ago,I informed about Shreya’s presence in an upcoming Hindi Movie Kurbaan starring Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan.Its produced by Karan Johar and directed by Rensil D’ Silva.As I told earlier,Shreya has sung a duet with Sonu Nigam titled “Shukran Allah”.Lets come to the song.

The song has Salim – Suleiman stamp all over.Well,what I doubt in most of the duets came true this time !.Shreya has only 2 lines in the song,just like Soniyo from Raaz 2 .The song is so melodious but sadly,85% of the song has been given to the male singer.I wish it was a solo of Shreya.Since she has sung only 2-3 lines in the last stanza,I’ll just give the outline of the song.The song starts with Salim’s vocals rendering “Shukraan Allah”.It has many Urdu lyrics.Sonu Nigam starts with the song and continues till the end and sadly,Shreya gets some lines in the starting of the stanza.The song runs for 5 minutes approximately.Shreya comes at 3:32.Shreya is,as usual,soothing.I just feel like hear those lines again and again.I wish Shreya gets a solo with Salim – Suleiman next time.

ps:I recently came across an article which talked about lack of female singers in Bollywood movies.I completely agree with the article.Take the recent movies like Tum Mile,Wake Up Sid,etc.Tum Mile doesn’t even have a single female vocals.A fake track listing came before the music release and it had two songs of Shreya.I thought that Pritam has changed the trend of making only male singers sing in Mahesh Bhatt’s movies but I was wrong.He still continues with the same.Take the case in Kurbaan itself,it has all the male vocals.Only few lines are given to Shreya in Shukraan Allah and one song is given to the other female singer.Thats really not fair !

Friday, October 9, 2009

Golden Comment

I am not talking about any comment in my blog .I am talking about a very special comment which I got yesterday from none other than the Nightingale “Shreya Ghoshal” herself. It was 12:15 am (9th October) when I was watching Shreya’s Yuva Dasara performance that I suddenly I opened my Twitter Account and saw an unexpected comment by the Nightingale.Let me write the comment here:

Thanks nishant. I have at times read ur blog too. U seem to be always the first one to know abt all my new releases:)”

This was a message from a Guru to a student.This was her 8th reply to me.I got very emotional after reading this.I have always waited for Shreya’s comment and her comment is not only a comment but an encouragement to move further in my life.

Shreya,you are one of the few persons whom I respect more than my life.I mean it.You are God.

May Shiva Bless u always :)


Rayilin Padhayil - Appavi

Its a rare chance when we get to hear 2 Tamil continuously by Shreya but its the rarest chance when we get 3 beautiful Tamil melodies in 2 days.Yes,I am here with Shreya's next Tamil song "Rayilin Padhayil" from the movie "Appavi".Its a duet with Hariharan.Music is composed by Joshua Sridhar.This is the first time she has sung for him.Lets come to the song.

It’s a beautoful melody which runs for 4 and a half minutes track. The song starts with Hariharan’s humming supported with a beautiful flute piece. The track is supported by a great background score.Shreya starts with the song after a beautiful piece.It has a strong carnatic base, specially in the charnams.A beautiful composition with beautiful orchestration.What can I say about Shreya?She’s sounding so sweet and soothing and her small alaaps between the charnams are mindblowing.The composer seems to have worked hard for the song.There’s a word “Illai”(or Millai , not sure) in the starting.Shreya has pronounced that word in an amazing way.The second interlude in my favourite.Why?Because it has a beautiful Shreya’a alaap.Must hear. This song may sound easy but its quite difficult to sing.Shreya has put so much emotions in the song and completely overshadows Hariharan.Shreya has put a lot of carnatic flavor in her singing. Don’t miss her alaap in the starting of second interlude(again reminding).

3 Tamil songs continuously in 3 days…Wow…amazing !!!!

Hope that Shreya sings more and more Tamil songs in the days to come.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kandaen Kanmaniyae

Here I am with another Tamil song of Shreya. Its titled “Kandaen Kanmaniyae".It has music by Ganesh Raghavendra(new musician again?).Its from the movie "Renigunta" and its a solo by Shreya.

The track runs for 5 and a half minutes.It starts with a haunting flute piece.Shreya starts with the song ast 0:45.I guess its a sad song.I can guess that with the tune.Just got to know about the song today and now,I am addicted to it.Shreya's singing is mesmerising,as always.This is the first time that I have no adjectives to describe the emotions Shreya has put to the song.The tune is soulful.First interlude has great harmony by some male singer.The stanzas of the song are mindblowing.Loved the rythm from 2:28 - 2:35.Superb!!.This is the song which I can hear "n" number of times.It has awesome backgroung beats(slight similar to Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewana from RHTDM).Seconds interlude is wonderfully designed.I wish I could understand the wonderful language "Tamil" so that I could understand little more about the song.Anywayz,Shreya's voice is wnough for that.

Don't miss this one people.Hats off to Shreya and the composer !!!

Ennavo Saithai

I wanted to post about the song yesterday but couldn’t because of the not so good internal exams.Anywayz,I am here today with a new Tamil song of Shreya titled “Yennavo Saithai” from the movie “Yen Ippadi Mayakkinai”.It has music by “Lakshman Ramalinga”.I got to know from some orkut community members that its directed by the same director who also director Sillunu Oru Kadhal.Ofcourse expectations turned high after knowing the name of the director.Who can forget the love anthem Munbe Vaa.Lets come to the song.

It’s a duet with Kailash Kher.It runs for 4 minutes.Starting with chorus singing, it’s a romantic melody.Shreya starts with the song first and the first line itself is so impressive that you feel like hearing the song again and again.Shreya’s singing is out of the world that I feel like touching the feet of the Nightingale and take his blessings.Let me not get too much emotional and come back to the song.The charnams of the song are superb.Hats off to Shreya and the new composer.He seems to be a talent guy.Last time it was Satish Chakravarthy,this time its Lakshman.I am happy that Shreya is singing for new Tamil music directors.The second interlude is amazing mixed with Kailash Kher’s usual sargams but I felt his vocals(high pitched) in the starting of the song was unwanted.No doubts on his singing.Rather he is one of the few musicians who composes classic songs.Hope Shreya sings in one of his albums soon.

The song is a masterpiece. Listen it and you’ll enter the world of piece(Thanks to Shreya ofcourse).

ps:One more Tamil song is lined up.Gonna write about it now !

Friday, October 2, 2009

Shreya sings in Kurbaan

Great news friends !!Shreya has sung in the most awaited movie of 2009 titled “Kurbaan” which is produced by Karan Johar and directed by Rensil D’Silva.It stars Kareena Kapoor & Saif Ali Khan in the lead.

The track is titled “Shuqran Allah” sung by Shreya Ghoshal , Sonu Nigam & backing vocals by Salim Merchant.

According to some websites,the music will release on 13th October.Expecting a lot from this one !!

Okkasari - Jayee Bhava

Finally,a telugu song by Shreya releases after Mogindi Jeganta.This time,she sings a duet with Karthik in the movie “Jayee Bhava”.The song is titled “Okkasari” and music is composed by Thaman S. I am not sute if Shreya has worked with him earlier.Lets come to the song.

The track runs for 4 and a half minutes.The track is a full on peppy number.You will hear a different Shreya here.Shreya proves her versatility again.The song starts with a peppy sargam(a new name introduced by me :P) by Shreya and then Kartik contunies with the song.The track has got a lot of energy.Shreya has rocked the song and Kartik has also given a good company to Shreya.Though you'll see Shreya in a different avtar(mood) in the song but you get to hear a beautiful alaap in the second interlude by her.Some hindi lyrics are also used in the song.Don't get confused because the lines "Maahi Maahi ve...." starting from 2:21 are not sung by Shreya.I have only this much to say about the song.Hats off to the Versatile Nightingale Shreya Ghoshal !!!!