Friday, October 17, 2008

The Magic of Umrao Jaan

Rekha's beauty, Khayyam's soulful compositions and Asha's beautiful voice. Is it really possible to disassociate them from one other when you think of Umrao Jaan. The music of Umrao Jaan was really beautiful. I cannot even find words to describe the magic in Asha ji's voice when she sings Dil cheez kya hai, In aankhon ki masti, Yeh kya jagah hai doston or Justju jiski thi. I very recently started singing and recording songs and really wanted to sing something from Umrao Jaan fully aware that I may not even be able to recreate 50% of the Umrao Jaan magic :). The very second song that I recorded was Justju jiski thi (you can hear my first recording on esnips if interested) and I wanted it to be the first one on my blog because I am a huge huge fan of Asha Bhonsle. I want to thank Krishnan Sir and Smitha for the encouraging comments they left on my esnips folder. I also specially want to thank Smitha for introducing me to this world of audio blogging so this posting is dedicated to her. Please listen when you have time and don't hesitate to give your positive/negative feedback.



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23 comments:

Smitha said...

Loved it!!! Keep posting more songs!

N V Krishnan said...

Hi Nandita...
Wowow...Excellent rendition. This is a very difficult song. You have done a very good job in all respects. You almost sounded like Asha ji at many places. Some slight pitching issues were felt ...but not to be taken seriously for a song otherwise so well rendered. Keep singing and sharing...All the best N V K

Jo said...

Very nice singing Nandita. Looking forward to hear more from you. :-)

ligne said...

madam congrats..on your blog.. :) good job with the song.. and like I said..
requesting karnatic.. :)
and keep it up

Dhiraj said...

I think the other songs of Umrao Jaan are so popular that I never had the privilege to listen to this wonderful number. You have sung it really well, you got a very expressive voice.Liked it a lot, keep posting more.

.:: ROSH ::. said...

waah that was really pleasant to listen. looking forward to hear more songs from you. do keep me posted when u update.

Harshan said...

You have a nice voice and liked your individuality in this rendition.

Keep it up.

Rashmi Nair said...

Hi Nandita: Welcome to the audio blogging world. You have a unique voice!I really enjoyed ur song. Looking forward to hearing more and more from you.

Sowmya said...

Very nice rendition ! welcome to the audio blog world..keep posting more songs...

Very unique voice :)

Ottayan said...

Slight pitching issues but nevertheless a great attempt.

Keep up the good work.

Paras said...

Nice choice!
Well done!

TC Ratnapuri said...
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TC Ratnapuri said...

Welcome to Blogging Nandita. You have a great voice and a very tight control on your chords. Loved the song. Keep posting more.

Nandita said...

Thanks to smitha, krishnan sir, jo, ligne, dhiraj, rosh, harshan, rashmi, sowmya, ottayan, paras and tc ratnapuri for hearing my song and leaving encouraging comments.

Krishnan Sir and Ottayan: Thanks for pointing out the pitching issues. I am motivated to practice more and hope to improve my singing.

Ligne: Yes, I will surely sing a carnatic song for you soon :).

Azam Khan said...

Nandita,

Welcome to the blog world. Very nice rendition of the ghazal. Hope to hear more from you!

Life's like that said...

absolutely mesmerizing! loved your voice...i shud thank smitha too...came to know about your blog thru her...keep these coming....

Srividya Kasturi said...

Welcome to audio blogging Nandita..
Liked ur rendition...:)

Nandita said...

Azam: Thanks a lot. Means a lot coming from a singer like you :).

Sumita: Am really glad you liked it. btw. visited your blog and thanks to it found the gulzar folder on dhingana :).

Srividya: Thanks. Like I told Azam means a lot coming from you :).

Rajesh Raman said...

Great singing ..Keep singing :) ...

Photographer Pappu!!! said...

Just loved it... Got your blog link from Smitha's blog.. You are jusss too good.. I became your fan instantly :)

Nandita said...

Rajesh: Thanks a lot for listening and commenting

Photographer pappu: Thanks a lot. That's a huge compliment :)

Shiva said...

hey,

you sound awesome!! I was playing it on my computer and I asked Dan if he knew who it was. When I told him it was you he couldn't believe it - he thought it was pretty good too (that's saying a lot he is not a big fan of Bollywood music)!!

shiva

Nandita said...

Shiva: Hey thanks for listening :). Glad you liked it. Thank Dan as well. Maybe if you show him better movies than "The Hero" he will start appreciating bollywood ha ha ha.