Listening to golden melodies

ROMANTIC TONE

 MELODIOUS The artistes at the concert. Beqaraar Dil...Tu Gaaye Ja, a show comprising old Hindi songs by legendary composers was held at Yavanika recently. 

A group of young and talented singers presented soulful old songs, which included those sung by Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and Manna Dey.

Sunil Bhan, the organiser said, “This is the first time we are focusing on old Hindi melodies so that it would give a special touch to the programme. It is also aimed at providing an opportunity for young talented singers to explore new horizons.”

The audience enjoyed every bit of the performance and every song was greeted with a loud round of applause. Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein, was sung by Ekta Shah and Harish Gwala, and set a romantic tone for the evening.  The following number was Babuji Dheere Chalna, a peppy number sung by Ekta again.  Then came Kasme Waade Pyaar Wafa Sab from the movie Upkaar by Aniket Prabhu.

The other songs included Tum Na Jaane from Sazaa and Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam from Kaagaz Ke Phool by Rekha Kulkarni.

Wo Shaam Kuch was rendered beautifully by Pradeep Barre and Yeh Mehlon Yeh Takhton was sung by Harish Gwala.

The songs were truly mesmerising and the audience were seen tapping their feet and enjoying them thoroughly. 

Ekta Shah, one of the singers who had presented several stage performances and shared the stage with many noted musicians, said, “This was one of the best performances till date and I’m so glad that I got an opportunity to sing here. The response from the audience was so warming that it boosted our confidence as a group and encouraged us to sing even more enthusiastically. I felt ecstatic to be performing amidst such a nice crowd.”

The show also had retired DGP Ajai Kumar Singh as a member of the audience. “I had a wonderful evening listening to these songs.

I’m a great fan of old Hindi songs. Today proved to be extra special and memorable as I sat through the songs reminiscing my good old days,” he said. “I was so lost that I never realised how time passed by. The lyrics were very meaningful that I turned emotional,” added Jagannath, a bank employee.

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