'Prince charming' has youth hooked

'Prince charming' has youth hooked

It was difficult to imagine ‘Chitrahaar’ a popular programme aired every Friday, screening only film songs, especially without- Paapa kehte hain bada naam karega... It still keeps many hooked and that’s exactly what happened at Yuva Dasara here on Monday.

The magic didn’t stop here as well-known playback singer Udit Narayan rendered varieties of hits from Kannada to Hindi, to a huge gathering of one lakh at Maharaja’s College grounds.

Mention must be made of songs listed for the evening suffice to please fans of khan troika- Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh. Aamir’s debut ‘Qayamat...’ unfolded the musical nite with Udit Naryan occupying the centre stage, followed by the title track of Salman’s ‘Tera Naam’ and ‘Jaadu teri nazar...’ from Shah Rukh’s runaway hit ‘Darr’.

What more could have the young denizens demanded for when they had varieties to hear for-a mix of slow and fast songs.  Obviously sensing the local demand, Udit sang ‘MTV Subbulakshmige bari olu...’ from ‘Upendra’. He did Upendra like gestures and the actor’s fans went berserk shaking legs till their heart said no. Following a huge demand for once more- he repeated the song, but only a bit, and it was enough for the fans to yell again.

He also rendered- ‘kunidu kunidu baare...’ from ‘Mungaru Male’, ‘Pehla nasha...’ from ‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander...’ and ‘O khaike paan banaraswala..’ from ‘Don’, ‘Eh ajnabi..’ from ‘Dil Se...’ to name a few.

Earlier, when a group of youth went near the stage and shouted aloud over microphone (handed over to them by Udit himself just to know their pulse) for a rocking song, he preferred to sing-Pehla nasha. Like the singers of previous nites, he too charmed the audience with his Kannada- saying ‘Vandangegalu’.

Randhima, a singer who had won the applause of many in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ a reailty show, sang ‘Neele neele ambar par..’ from ‘Kalaakar’, a yesteryear hit song, that still has many takers and Yuva Dasara was the ample proof.

Smita, a RJ, also accompanying the troupe read out the profile of Udit who has a career spanning over three decades. He has been bestowed with the title- Prince Charming from none other than Lata Mangeshkar.

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