A trip down memory lane

A trip down memory lane

melodious Divya Raghavan and Babloo Mukherjee.

The singer put together a rare collection of songs. The hall was packed to the hilt. The event was hosted by singer Ekta Shah and the singers for the evening were Babloo Mukherjee, Salim and Divya Raghavan.

Babloo Mukherjee was cheered by the audience when he took centre stage. “Bangalore has a select and classy audience for golden oldies. They are able to relate to these evergreen songs,” he said. The first song sung by the singer was Lehron pe. His baritone voice and rendition of the Hemant Kumar number was a unique experience.

This was followed by Salim, who sang Talat Mahmood’s evergreen hits in his silken voice. He began with the popular number Ae mere dil kahin aur chal from the movie Daag. The songs had along with it some trivia about the popular singers and about the songs as well. “This song from Daag was the most requested number of the singer Talat Mahmood during his lifetime,” said Ekta, before the performance began. With such a beautiful song being sung, it
was hard not to enjoy the evening.

Next on stage were Babloo Mukherjee and Divya Raghavan, performing Tumhe yaad hoga followed by the popular Dev Anand’s number Yah raat yeh chandni kahan. The audience cheered as the song ended.

The audience was enthusiastic, shouting, clapping and eager to join in by guessing the names of the songs coming up. Some of the other songs performed during the evening were Jaye to jaye kahan and Jab dil bechain ho jaye from the movie Yasmine in which Talat Mahmood also acted. Songs like Zindagi pyar ki do chaar ghadi hoti hain, Chupa do dil mein and Tasveer banata hun had everyone joining in with the singers.

   The anchor Ekta Shah also sang the song Itna na mughse pyar badha along with Salim.

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