Sunday, December 03, 2006

Yeh Kya Hua

Movie : Amar Prem
Song : Yeh Kya Hua
Original Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music : R.D. Burman
Sung By : Vishal

Amar Prem is one of the immortal movies in the history of Indian Cinema for its storyline,acting,songs,lyrics etc. Its hard to choose among the songs but my personal favorite from the movie is " Yeh Kya Hua". A gem from the collaboration of Pancham Da, Bakshi Sahab and Kishore Da.

My humble attempt...

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Thursday, November 30, 2006


Album : Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in NY
Song : The Man Who Sold the World
Original Singer: Kurt Cobain
Band : Nirvana
Sung By : Vishal

Oh well this is going to be funny I know the accent sucks :-)) but this rock addict had to give it a try someday ;-)....Just found out though ...I am more desi than I thought of myself ..hehe ...Enjoy my FOBish accent ..hehe ..Thanks for listening though. Will be looking forward to your feedback/brickbats that you may provide ;-)

Nirvana is one of the best Rock band the world has ever seen ! With Kurt Cobain, the enigmatic frontman as a singer and guitarist, the group had a lot of impact on the style and culture of the popular rock music and it still continues to even after his death at the age of 27. Kurt was an amazingly talented songwriter with a voice that was both tortured and angelic in equal measures. His famous words in the suicide note...

It's better to burn out than to fade away - Kurt Cobain

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Arre Re Arre Yeh Kya Hua

Movie : Dil To Pagal Hai
Song : Arre Re Arre Yeh Kya Hua
Original Singer: Lata,Udit
Music : Uttam Singh
Sung By : Vishal & Leena

Thanks Leena for singing this song with me :-) ..You can find the song on her blog : Leena ..Please check out this talented singer who will surely remind you of Lata Mangeshkar.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Aur Is Dil Mein

Movie : Imaandar
Song : Aur Is Dil Main
Original Singer: Suresh Wadkar,Asha Bhosle
Music : Kalyanji Anandji
Sung By : Vishal & Deblina

Ah its been a long time since I updated my blog and hope you guys haven't forgotten me ;-) ..I recorded this song last month as my SOM finale and totally forgot about completing the song with a female voice..But then someone blessed this poor soul ...Friends, meet Deblina, a very talented singer with a beautiful and soulful voice. Please check out her blog under links section. Infact, you can find many talented singer's blog links there too. So do check them out :-)

I hope you will enjoy this song !

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Ae Zindagi

Song : Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le
Movie : Sadma
Original Singer :Suresh Wadkar
Music : Illayaraja
Lyricist : Gulzar
Sung By : Vishal

Ae Zindagi gale laga le ..- A classic in terms of music, lyrics and singing !...I think I have cried everytime I have seen this movie..and the beauty of this song shows why Illayaraja is rated so highly...

I hope you will enjoy this rendition as much as I've enjoyed singing it and will provide honest feedback...

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Kal Ho Naa Ho

Movie : Kal Ho Naa Ho
Song : Theme Song
Original Singer: Sonu Nigam
Music : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Sung By : Vishal

Sometimes when you get a track like this all you wanna do is just pick up the mic and sing ;-). Just wanted to try something different and found this sweet song. Yeah how can I forget King Khan ;-).

Its hard to capture all the emotions which Sonu Nigam put in the song but well I hope you will enjoy this rendition and I am sure you won't deprive me of your valuable feedback !

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Chookar Mere Mann Ko

Movie : Yaranaa
Song : Chookar Mere Mann Ko
Original Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music : Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics: Anand Bakhshi
Sung By : Vishal

Kishore Da is one of the finest male playback singers of all time to grace the Indian film industry. Infact acknowledging him only by his singing abilities will be an injustice to him ! I consider him as " One Man Industry ". In addition to singing and acting he was equally good as a Lyricist, Composer, Producer, Screenwriter and Scriptwriter! He is and will always be an inspiration to the upcoming singers.......

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Ab To Aadat Si Hai

Song : Ab To Aadat Si Hai
Album : Jal Pari
Original Singer : Atif Aslam
Sung By : Vishal

I was always facinated by Pakistani singers and musicians. My love affair started with Mehdi Hasan Sahab. My dad had a old collection of all his Gazals ! (But ofcourse, I was not suppose to touch it ;-) ..). Then came Purani Jeans which was a craze in school days. Later got into Nusarat Fateh Ali Khan Sahab and I thought I just heard GOD ! During college days I drifted to rock music but somewhere down the line I heard Sajjad Ali's "Pehle Saal" and Waqar Ali's " Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat" and I was back to track again ;-). Infact after coming to US, only hindi music I
ever listen to is Pakistani ;-) Yeah my friends tease me for that..but well I believe, we have serious talent across the border and its our misfortune that we can't get to hear them much.

Pakistani Pop/Rock music has evolved over the years. To name a few, listen to singers/bands like Vital Signs,Junoon, Meekal Hasan, Noori,Sajjad Ali, Ahmed Jehanzeb, Jal, Fuzon, Strings, and you wonder why not many people know about them ! If you like Hindi Pop/Rock then this is it ! and not the stupid remix thing. When I hear a remix of an old song it just kills me :- ..Yep we have lot of talent/underground bands in India too but it will take a while for bands to come up, as our film music industry is giant and only people who can produce consistently good songs can survive. We do get to see some bright sparks sometimes but usually they are just one song wonders :-))

I feel there are some songs by singers, to which no one can ever do justice as the original. " Ab To Aadat Si Hai" is one of that kind. If you haven't heard it before, then listen to the original song by Atif Aslam from his Album ( not the one from the movie ) and you will know what I mean ;-). But ofcourse after that you wouldn't want to listen to mine ..hehe ....

The track is not that of a good quality but I was just glad to even get an instrumental track for this song ! I hope you like it ... If you are a fan of Atif ..please dont kill me ..hehe ...


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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Papa Kehte Hai

Movie : Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak ( 1988 )
Song : Papa Kehte Hai
Original Singer: Udit Narayan
Music : Anand Milind
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Sung By : Vishal

Hey friends ..!

Well this is my first attempt at Audio Blogging and trust me I'm finding it difficult ! Well I will try my best, you have read it so lets keep this momentum going ...;-)

I consider myself of a new generation and it was obvious that I would be inspired by new singers. Although Rafi Sahab and Kishore Kumar are legendary singers and every one would be lying if they say they were never influenced by their singing but what impressed me most about Udit Narayan was his distinctive voice and original style of singing.

QSQT is still one of the best romantic movies made in Bollywood and part of success goes to the evergreen music of the film. The film made stars out of all - Amir, Juhi, Udit and Alka Yagnik. The one song I like the most from the movie is - Papa Kehte Hai. Udit's youthful sounding voice is perfect and was a absolute match for screen voice of Amir.

One of the arts of playback singing is mimicking actors voices to such an extent that the playback song sounds as though the actor is actually singing it ! Rafi Sahab was voice of Rajendra Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Kishore Kumar was voice of Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bacchan whereas Mukesh was for Raj Kapoor.

This song was recorded by me long time back and back then knew little about mixing. Recording/Mixing is an art and I am still learning it. Hopefully will make some progress in near future !

Thanks again for listening and I hope you will enjoy the song and provide your valuable comments .

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