Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Musically speaking...

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
~Berthold Auerbach

There are songs. And there are more songs. And then there steps across the trodden paths a new age pied piper with a certain song. It strikes gold in the depths of your heart, makes you feel like you've lived a million years and scaled epic heights, traversed irridescent oceans and seas and witnessed a panorama of noble emotions, woven countless dreams and hoped to fulfill them all, loved and lost that one special person to whose cause you could have been a martyr over and over again. That in short is 'Dil Ka Rishta' from Rahman's latest musical jubilee,'Yuvvraaj'. Yes, Rahman remains unsurpassed in the scope and grandeur of our musical destiny. And 'Tu Meri Dost Hai' comes a near second. Near but not quite there. It's hard to pinpoint why. Probably because as some famous person concluded, there is only one masterpiece. The others are all unconscious derivations.
I feel fortunate, at this time and place, when people everywhere only seem to talk about crises and conclusions, where the world at unholy moments literally seems to be a study in scarlet, in chaos,cunning and cruelty, that I can still wake up in the morning and feel I have enough strength to go on. Thank Rahman.

1 comment:

Casuarina said...

Quoting Sushmit's email comment :

"That was very well written!!
I couldn't have done such justice if I were to put down in words the unexplicably ecstatic feeling I get and the overwhelming emotions that surge in my heart when I listen to such personal favourites...
Hats off!!

To name a few from recent times, say past year or so:
"Main agar kahoun" from OSO
"Saiyaan" by Kailash Kher from his album
"Aaoge jab tum o saajna" from Jab We Met
"Bol Halke Halke" from JBJ
"In lamhon ke daaman mein" from Jodha Akbar

aar 10 din por aaro bolbo... :)"


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