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Music to keep from 2010 (Part 3)

1st Place

Album : My Name is Khan

Song : Sajda

Music : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Lyrics : Niranjan Iyengar

Singers : Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Richa Sharma, Shankar Mahadevan


So here it is at last, my favourite song from 2010! Some songs are made wonderful by the lyrics, some others by a beautiful voice. In my opinion this song is a composer’s triumph;  all credit goes to Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy for orchestrating this lovely piece of music.  The different elements – the male voice, the female voice, the instruments, the rhythmic clapping – they all come together in a glorious concoction. I especially like the female voice used in the lower register and the male voice in the upper register. 

In the movie, the song is used as a background score and at times one gets distracted by the dialogues, which is a pity. Surely this song deserved the full attention of it listeners? Still, one can admire how very well Kajol ‘speaks’ with her eyes and face..what a fine actress!! And Shah Rukh Khan, when he receives that complimentary look from Kajol, expresses his mix of embarrassment and happiness in a beautiful half smile. Well done, both of them!

So here is the clip from the film. Enjoy!

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Music to keep from 2010

After a week of dwelling in the past, today I want to propose the first of the three filmi songs from 2010 which are ‘keepers’ for me.  My definition of ‘keepers’ ? Songs which don’t date. Songs which give listening pleasure inspite of being played numerous times. Songs which, on re-hearing after a certain period of time, one thinks ‘oh, how could I have forgotten that?’. For my ‘Keepers’ list of 2010, I propose in the 3rd Place :

Album : Dabangg

Song : Tere Mast Do Nain

Music : Sajid-Wajid

Lyrics : Faaiz Anwaar

Singer : Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

I believe that I will be happy to listen to this song again and again over the years. I like the beat, the mood, the melody, the voice..however the picturisation was a disappointment !! Oh well…I’ll forget the movie, the story and even the actor but I will remember the song for a long long time. There are other short term winners from this film so if you haven’t listened to the album as yet, its worth your while to lend your ear to it, but for me this song is the ‘keeper’.

Tere Mast Mast Do Nain–Rahat Fateh Ali Khan


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