Sunday, October 31, 2010

Met My God - 3

It was 26th October, 8pm and I was simple chatting with one of my friends and he suddenly told that Shreya is coming to perform near his place (Noida) and I didn’t believe him. I thought he must be kidding with me. But things were completely different. After he told me many times, I actually believed him and sent an sms to Shreya’s mother regarding this and I got a reply from her after 1 hour that “Yes, we are here”. And I was completely shattered because just one day ago, I had tweeted Shreya to come to Delhi. Shreya’s mother told me that she completely forgot to inform me about this as she was very busy and I was in tears. I was not able to talk to anyone. I was totally broken and I thought that I keep informing others about Shreya’s concerts near their place but when it was my turn, I wasn’t aware of it! Reason is that there was no news related to this concert at all and even Shreya didn’t tweet much before that day. But I had full trust on Lord Shiva and Guruji (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) and I kept praying with tears in my eyes while sleeping and suddenly I got an sms “U can meet”. I didn’t even ask her to meet and she herself sent that sms to me.I was completely overjoyed and called her. She told me the hotel’s name but that was 2 hours far from my house and if I had gone there, then it would have been midnight and there could be a possibility of Shreya resting at her room. So, I asked her mother if I could meet her at the airport and she had no problems in it. She gave me the time of the flight (10am) and I reached there at 8:30am and Shreya was there after 15 minutes. Now, the conversation follows:

Shreya: Hey..How r u? (while hugging me for the first time. My God hugged me for the first time.)

(*Thank God I didn’t cry this time!! ;) )

Me: Howz your foot now?

Shreya: Aah, Its better now.

(Then I gave her the chocolates which I had got in hurry the day before the meet as all the shops were closed at that time. Shreya had some talk with my father..We clicked some snaps)

Me: I keep telling people about your concerts but I didn’t know when you were coming here :(

Shreya’s mother: Ya, Nishant ko to sabse pehle pata chalta hai :P

Shreya: Hahahaha..Ya, I keep tweeting but I didn’t update about it.

(Then I asked Shreya for the autograph)

Shreya: Arre, tumhare paas to ek hai na already.. ab ek aur? (while laughing)

(She gave me her 2nd autograph and she had written that “So, we meet again and its always nice to see u Nishant….Lots of Love – Shreya” )

Shreya: Ab mere sign acche nahi hote to main saath mein naam bhi likh deti hoon ;) (while kidding)

(I was totally dumb.I didn’t know what to say.Before meeting Shreya, I always keep hundereds of questions in my mind but I go blank after I meet her)

Shreya: So…acche se padai karo..

Me: Yes didi :)

Finally, it was the time for her to leave but she turned back again and said to my father, “Uncle, Nishant ko zara daant ke rakho..Twitter pe bahut time nikalta hai” ;) (She said this jokingly). And finally she left.

Finally, I thank my Lord Shiva, Guruji, my parents and everyone who keep blessing me :). Thank u loads people..Plz pray that you get to read the Part 4 very soon ;).. Hope you like this article.

pps: Today, I met my spiritual Guru “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar”. He had come for some event and there was so much of queue but he held my hand and took me in and we had a talk for 5 minutes.I am thrilled. No one can harm me now. I want to say to all of you that u must have full faith on God. Then, no one can harm you and you will always succeed :)

Yedi Kallachi (Tamil)

Next post is about Shreya’s new Tamil song from the movie “Thenmereku Paruvakaatru”. Music has been composed by “NR Rahnanthan”. Shreya has sung a duet with Vijay Prakash.

The song is titled “Yedi Kallachi”. It runs for 5 minutes. The song seems to be a traditional south Indian song. The track has that village type feel of South India (just guessing). Vijay Prakash starts with the song first. Instruments like Violin has been used in the song. Shreya starts with the song from first antara with her mesmerizing voice. I am addicted to this track and liked it in first hearing itself. Shreya has changed her tone of pronunciation to suit the theme of the song. Shreya’s humming before the last antara is very very sweet. It just takes you to another world. Its one of the most finest Tamil songs of Shreya. Hats off!!

Tu Hi Tu Hai - Ramayana

This is the post regarding Shreya’s new duet song in an upcoming animated movie “Ramayana – The Epic”. The song is titled “Tu Hi Tu Hai”. Music by “Shaarang Dev Pandit”. It’s a duet by Shreya and KK.

The song runs for 6 minutes 47 seconds. It’s a very sweet romantic songs with nice rhyming lyrics. The starting interlude continues for oen and a half minutes approximately. Shreya sounds sweet as usual. The nice thing about the song is that lyrics are simple, yet very impressive. Many “shudh hindi words’” are used which we rarely get to hear these days. The song runs very smoothly with a “feel good” effect. The antaras are very sweet supported by Tabla. I just love when Shreya sings “sundar chavi hridaya basi..darpan hua rom rom dekhoon bas tujhe”. Whenever I hear this song, I get a big smile on my face which every Shreya song brings on my face anyway ;).

Do not miss this song pals!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Shreya wins "The Central European Bollywood Award"

As I told on Twitter, Shreya has won “The Bollywood European Bollywood Award” for Zoobi Doobi. This is her first award for this song.

Hearty Congratulations to Shreya :)

God Bless her always

ps: A very special post coming tomorrow..So, stay tuned!!

Live Again (Full song)

I posted the link of this amazing motivational song on Twitter when it thought of posting here as well..

Here it is:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

De De Thoda Sa Pyaar - Mallik Ek

Mallik Ek is an movie based on Sai Baba’s miracles and Shreya has sung a solo in it and you can always expect a devotional song in an movie like this but this is not the case here. The song sung by Shreya is a peppy number with a Maharashtrian flavor.The track runs for 4 minutes 20 seconds. Music has been composed by Anup Jalota. These type of songs are very very rarely made these days. Shreya, as usual rocks the song!!

I don't have much to say about this song.To be frank, I don't think they are going to promote the songs well!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Goddess Shreya Ghoshal talking about me!!

I just don’t know what to say. Some days ago, I heard from my friend Sehrinaz (who met her) that Shreya was telling nice things about me. Shreya said that “Nishant is a nice guy..he is like a leader” .I don’t have words to express my happiness. These words coming straight from my idol is more than a dream come true. Thank you so much Shreya di and all those who keep blessing me :)..I am truly touched and completely speechless!!. I already posted the video on Twitter before. Shreya starts talking about me around 0:25

Shreya wins "The Central European Bollywood Award"

As I already tweeted about it, Shreya has won The Central European Bollywood Award for Zoobi Doobi from 3 Idiots.

Hearty Congratulations to Shreya :)

God Bless her always!! :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Shreya talks about her first song with a band!

In this video, Shreya is talking about her new song with a band called “Agam”. The song is for a good cause. The song will release on 25th October.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Action Replayy

I am sure many readers would be waiting for this post. Well, yes, this post is indeed very special. Shreya has sung two solos in an upcoming movie “Action Replayy” starring Aishwarya Rai and Akshay Kumar. Music has been composed by Pritam.

Firstly, lets talk about the song which is making waves around music lovers. Its titled “O Bekhabar”. It runs for 4 minutes 28 seconds. The song is already very well promoted. After seeing the picturization of the song, I got reminded of Wada Raha from Khakee, though this song doesn’t have any similarity with Wada Raha. It’s a very very beautiful track. The song has a lot of romance and happiness. Again, Shreya sounds angelic in the song. As we already know, her voice suits perfectly on Aishwarya Rai. It starts with Shreya singing the lines “O Bekhabar O Bekadar… “ followed by a mesmerizing tune played on santoor(hope I am correct). Shreya starts again at 0:47. I don’t have words to praise this track.Pure bliss has been poured into this song. Its very divine and beautiful. Its one of the best tracks of 2010. The lyrics are very well written by Irshad Kamil. Please please do not miss this track at any cost!! I really hope that Shreya gets lots of awards for this song next year.No siger could have done justice to the feel of this song other than Shreya.

Next and the last song is "Baaki Main Bhool Gayi". It has a retro kinda feel in it. Its a short track having duration of 3 minutes 43 seconds. Its a song in which the girl is explaining her condition after falling in love. It starts with a punjabi type music which contunues in the song till the end. Its a very unique song which I've never heard before. It also has a lot of 70s flavor and do I need to say anything about Shreya? She is rocking as usual. The antaras are very beautifully made. The way the ryhthm goes smoothly in the antara is very appealing but I don't understand why the same antara is repeated twice in the song.Overall, nice track!

Hats off to Shreya and Pritam for giving us O Bekhabar. Amazing!!

Lag Ja Gale - Hisss

Since last one and a half years, I was aware that Shreya has sung in Jennifer Lynch’s Hisss – The Nagin. As the title of the movie suggests, the movie is all about snakes. There has been many movies based on Nag and Nagin. Lets see what this song has in its kitty!!

Finally, the Shreya – Anu combo is back after the beautiful “Kyun from Kambakkht Ishq”.As the movie is about snakes, so the song would be composed accordingly. The song falls in the same category of the very famous nahin tracck "Main teri dushman". The track has a duration of 6 minutes and its a solo by Shreya with some chorus singing. The track starts with the same evergreen nagin tune supported by nagada and dholak. Shreya starts with the song at 0:54. It has a haunting feel to it. The feel in Shreya's voice is amazing. I won't say that the song has antaras, but it has many phases. The theme changes when the theme changes from a haunging track to a romantic track at 2:24 and this is my most favorite part of the song and then, the song comes back to its original level again. It has chorus singers reciting prayers in the second interlude. The tempo of the song increases at the end and the song is already promoted but not quite well. Hope the song gets its due.

ps: The song also has another version by Sunidhi Chauhan and I am sorry but I didn't like that version at all. Shreya's version is pure bliss!!

Neeyum Naanum - Mynaa (Tamil)

Finally, here comes a new Tamil track of Shreya. I think it’s the first time that I am continuously posting so many posts one after another. Anyway, coming back to the track, its titled “Neeyum Naanum” sung by Shreya and Benny Dayal. Music has been composed by D.Imman. Shreya earlier sang Unnaimathiri and Aaradi for D.Imman which will always be one of my favorite Tamil songs by her.

The track has a duration of approximtely 5 minutes. Its a very very beautiful melody and has a carnatic music flavor to it. Shreya sounds angelic as usual. The moment the interlude starts at 1:23, you know that its an D.Imman composition! Benny has done good job but his voice is quite harsh in some places. I liked the way Shreya sang small alaaps at the background when Benny ends the first stanza. The second interlude is unbeleivably brilliant.Its a perfect blend of carnatic and light western music. The second stanza starts after a beautiful flute piece. The ending of the song is brilliant, supported with shehnai and Shreya singhing alaap at the background. Every song which Shreya has sung for D.Imman is brilliant and unique in its own way!!

Dabi Dabi Khwahishein - Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun

Finally, I am writing about one of my recent favorite song of Shreya. Its from the movie “Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun”. Music has been composed by Nikhil.

The song is titled “Dabi Dabi Khwahishein”. It has three versions, one is a solo, other is a duet and third one is sung by three singers which involve Shreya, Shaan & Farhad Bhiwandiwala. So, better we talk about the solo because in the other two versions, Shreya’s lines from the solo have just been dragged and dropped!

The track runs for 6 minutes 47 seconds.Its an awesome melody sung beautifully by Shreya. The song has a slight western flavor. It has some English lyrics sung by Shreya which is the major part of the song. Its a feel good song. The way Shreya sings "Main to anjaan thi...tune awaaz di..dil ko udaan ko tune parwaaz di" is truly fabulous!!There is a ray of hope and happiness in the lyrics. The first interlude is awesome supported by electric guitar. The antaras are perfectly made. I liked the way Shreya ended the word "odh loon" with a classical touch. The song has both romantic and western flavor. It has three antaras. The second interlude is again an masterpiece supported by saxaphone. Second interlude has some amazing urdu words and note the way Shreya sings "tera hi sama" at 4:18. The last stanza has a beautiful alaap by a chorus singer ad then, Shreya starts with the antara.I am completely in love with this song. Hope no one will miss it!!

Thangaliyalli - Veera Parampare (Kannada)

Next post is about a new Kannada song from the movie “Veera Parampare”. The music has been composed by S Narayan.

The song is titled “Thangaliyalli” and Shreya has sung it with Karthik. It runs for 4 minutes 20 seconds. It starts with a chorus singer singing some western tunes followed by a tune played nicely on Guitar. Shreya starts with the song first with her honey soaked voice. It’s a light westernized melody and the lines by the chorus singer repeats after every interlude. The song is a nice blend of Indian and light western music. The way Shreya lifts the song with the first word is very impressive. The song has been supported by saxophone, electric guitar, etc. The interludes are nicely made according to the theme of the song. Karthik has given good support to Shreya. Hope you’ll enjoy the track!

Prem By Chance (Bangla Movie)

Lets talk about Shreya’s new Bangla song from the movie “Prem By Chance”. Music has been composed by Rupankar.

The track is titled “Uri Uri Hoy” and its a duet by Shreya and Shaan. Its a peppy track which runs for 4 minutes 12 seconds. Shaan sings the whole mukhda and Shreya starts the song with the first antara. The song has been supported by saxaphone, drums and other light western instruments. Shreya starts at 2:10 with her versatile vocals. Again, our queen has modulated her voice to suit the need of the song. Its a simple peppy song but the main thing about it is the westernized harmony by Shreya at the end. Dnt miss it! Shreya rocks :)

Pyar Ka Namak - Life Express

This one is another new song of Shreya from a movie titled “Life Express” but the sad part is that they are not promoting the song at all. It has music by Roopkumar Rathod.

As the title suggests, the song is titled “Pyar Ka Namak”.Shreya has sung this song with Udit Narayan. The tracks runs for 5 minutes 50 seconds. Its a usual romantic song. It starts with a flue piece followed by Udit's voice. I didn't like the way he pronounced the first word of the song. Shreya starts singing at 1:16 with her mellifluous voice. The song is supported by light instrumentation. It has simple easy going theme, like a usual romantic song. Its supported by Piano, flute, etc. Shreya has sung many songs for/with Roopkumar Rathod and my favorite of their combo would be Jaane Jaan from Zeher. Hope you all will love this track!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sasural Muniya - Aakrosh

This ons is about Shreya’s another new Hindi song titled “Sasural Muniya” from the movie “Aakrosh”. Its composed by Pritam and again, it’s a solo :)

As the title suggests, its a song about marriage celebration. Its a peppy song with a traditional feel. It runs for 5 minutes approximately. Versatile Shreya modulates her voice according to the theme of the song and sounds absoultely fabulous. I don't want to praise myself but I want to say that even if Shreya sings any type of song, I will recognize her voice.I am proud to say that I understand her voice very well. Some of my friends found it hard to beleive that this song was sung by Shreya but I didn't understand why! And some people even compare Bela Shinde's voice to Shreya but I seriously don't find any point of comparison when the texture of voices are completely different.Anyway, before talking more about this issue, let me come back to the song. The chorus is one of the major parts of the song which gives a good Indian flavour to the song and the antaras are well made to suit the theme of the track. Needless to say, Shreya rocks!!

ps: I would seriously like to discuss on the issue of comparison of Shreya's voice with other singers soon!

pps: More new posts coming tomorrow.

Pyaar Itna Na Kar - A Flat

Well, I still have to write 5-6 more posts in the blog as there has been many new releases of Shreya recently and I really hope that it continues. This post is about her new Hindi song from the movie “A Flat”.

The song is titled “Pyaar Itna Na Kar”. Its composed by Bappi Lahiri’s son Bappa Lahiri. Shreya has worked with him many times before in Hindi and Bangla. Coming back to the song, its a romantic song which runs for 5 minutes.Its a solo by Shreya. Frankly telling, Bappa's compositions never impressed me much before but this composition is totally awesome..just out of the world!! It falls in the category of Saasein Madhdham Hain from Kasak.Shreya is, as usual at her best. The instrumentation is awesome with very light western beats. The innterludes are simply mindblowing. The first interlude includes some light tune played on piano followed by light western beats and strings. The antaras are well composed and ofcourse, amazingly sung by our Shreya. I don't know what should I say about Shreya's singing. In each and every song, she leaves me speechless. Her rendition is so mesmerizing here. The second interlude is even more great, which involves a beautiful piece played on some string instrument. Shreya ends the song beautifully with her amazing short alaap. Hope no one will miss this masterpiece! Hats off!

Dil ko Chura Ke - Arohan

This post is about Shreya’s new Hindi song from a Bangla Movie..sounds different huh? Yes, it’s a bangle movie but the song which Shreya has sung is in Hindi.

The song is titled “Dil ko Chura Ke” . It’s a solo by Shreya which is composed by Suparno Kanti Ghosh. The song has a duration of 4 minutes 30 seconds.It starts with a beautiful humming by Shreya followed by a awesome piece played on sarangi. I liked the way Shreya sang “chale jaana na” after humming the portion of “dil ko chura ke”. It’s a very very sweet song and I liked it in the first hearing itself. The song has both the feelings of sadness and happiness, where the girl wants her lover to go but only after taking her heart. The lyrics are very sweet as well. Instrumentation has been kept in a light mode and do I need to say anything about Shreya’s singing? As I always say, she puts emotions in every single word. The lyrics gets its meaning only after the singer like Shreya gives them her beautiful voice .Hope you people will not miss the song!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Piriter Eto Jala Re - Bejonma

Next post is about a new Bangla track of Shreya from the movie “Bejonma”.Its composed by Bappi Lahiri. It’s a duet by Shreya and the composer himself.

To be frank, I am not a fan of Bappi Lahiri’s music but this song is fabulous. I had to check whether it was really composed by him. The song is so haunting and I still cannot get over it. The song starts with a haunting piece played on flute.Then, Bappi Lahiri starts with the song singing in high pitch. Shreya starts singing in the first antara. Just hear Eyi Raja and this song back to back, you will get to know that Shreya is the best in modulating voice. Thats the real singer! The interludes are well composed. Shreya’s humming at the end gives me big goosebumps. Hope you all will not miss this song..

Ps: More posts coming tomorrow.

Eyi Raja

I am here to write about a recent Telugu song of Shreya from the movie “Brindavanam”. The music of the film is composed by Thaman S and Shreya has alsso worked with him before in Jayeebhava (Telugu). Lets come to the song now.

The song is titled “Eyi Raja” and its a duet by our Shreya and Shankar Mahadevan, though there are some vocals in the starting by some other singer. The song starts with a folkish singing by a male singer and Shreya starts with her versatile voice and then , the beats follows. The song falls in the same category of Okkasari from Jayeebhava. I like the way Thaman manages the instrumentation. Shankar Mahadaevan has also done a great job. The interludes are fab. The song is a nice blend of peppy and folk flavor. Shreya, like always rocks! :)

Jhootha Hee Sahi

I know its been more than two weeks that I posted something in my blog. Thanks to my Ipod which was in service centre and I seriously cannot write about a song without hearing it in my Ipod. I am addicted to hear songs only through earphones now. Anyway, without wasting more time, let me proceed with my real work! :)

As you already know, Shreya has sung two songs in Abbas Tyrewala's Jhootha Hi Sahi….one solo and other being a duet which is topping the charts nowadays.Lets talk about the duet first!

The duet song is titled "Cry Cry".Its sung by Shreya and Rashid Ali.I even posted the trailer of this song in one of the previous posts. It’s a mixture of both a fun and a romantic track. The good thing is that the song is promoted very well and its already a chartbuster. The beats in the starting are very impressive. The song has a very soothing effect. This is a song which will be liked by every music lover. The guitar piece in the first interlude is quite nice but Rashid’s voice never impressed me much. Shreya rocks like always. The moment she enters the song, she takes the song to another outstanding level. She has sung her lines very cutely and finally the song is ended with sweet vocals of Shreya.

Next song is a solo by Shreya, with some chorus part by Suzzane. Its titled “Pam Pa Ra”. The song is not yet promoted well and I hope it gets promoted soon. I can call the song as Lattoo – Part 2. As we know, Shreya is the most versatile singer and she can sing any type of song easily and this song is again a slap on few critics. It’s a fun song and as usual, Shreya does justice to it.Its a unique experiment by Rahman.

Hope you all will like the tracks!