Saturday, December 6, 2008

Mera kuch saaman

Last two weeks have been busy and quite an emotional roller-coaster for me! Finishing my half-marathon (in 2:29:28) was one of the high points :). Let's not talk about the low points here. Anyways as usual there is a story associated with my song choice...

When I first came to the US for grad school, I remember trying to stuff as many things as possible into my two suitcases. The weight restrictions (thank god it was 70 lbs then!) allowed me to bring only a few audio cassettes and one of them was "Fursat ke raat din", a collection of Gulzar's songs. One of my close friends used to play this often at our hostel in India and I had to buy it (love all the songs). I was quite homesick when I got here and used to get quite emotional (ok I am a sentimental person) listening to this cassette. So here is one of the songs from that cassette which is very close to my heart... Mera kuch saaman from the film "Ijaazat". A beautiful composition by Pancham da and wonderfully wonderfully sung by Asha ji. Hope you listen to it when you find time. As always your feedback is very welcome...

Song: Mera kuch saaman ; Movie: Ijaazat



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18 comments:

Paras said...

I am not trying to make you laugh but heard this song for the first time. I did know that it existed.
Enjoyed your singing..liked "Haina?" You said Jooth mooth two different ways!! The song abruptly ended at 6:30. !!? Please check..
Poetry...I am a Sahir/Shakeel/Rajinder Kishen fan.

Smitha said...

Very very nice indeed! And as Paras ji mentioned...loved the "hain na" :-)

N V Krishnan said...

Nandita...Wow...Very good singing . You sound just like Asha ji. Enjoyed. Keep it up..

N V K

Photographer Pappu!!! said...

Hey Nandita, Very well sung.. Liked it thoroughly. I am a Gulzar fan. I like to listen his poems in his own songs. If you have more Gulzar songs, then please keep them coming.

Soumitra said...

This is a very tough song ....you have put in a good attempt :)

ligne said...

hey i really liked this a lot. you did a good job with the whole song...
btw.you forgot to mention the walkman and the walk home from department to home :)(or did i imagine that? )

Azam Khan said...

Nandita,

I enjoyed listening to this beautiful rendition :)

Thanks for sharing!

Sahana Kashyap said...

Hi Nandita,

Very wonderful singing. You have amazing voice and the expressions to fill in. I enjoyed all the songs. After listening to this song, I really want to sing Ashaji's song:)

-Sahana
http://surasaayi.blogspot.com

Srividya Kasturi said...

Nandita, Very good singing...Nice expressions:)

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George said...

Beautifully sung Nandita. Great expressions. A few pronunciation issue, but thats the only thing I can point out.

AJ said...

Fantastic, Mindblowing, What a great voice u have.....Loved every bit of it.....keep singing and sharing....

Nandita said...

Wish you all a very happy new year!

Paras: Hope you heard the original as well :). Thanks for your comments. Yes I messed up the jhooth mooth (the second almost sounded like jute moot :()

Smitha: Am really glad you liked it :).

NVK sir: Really appreciate your generous comment. Means a lot :).

Pravin: Thanks. Am also a gulzar fan. Will definitely sing more songs penned by him :).

Soumitra: Thanks. Will surely try to improve :).

Ligne: Thanks :). Yes you remembered correctly. The walk in the cold winters with my walkman...aaah those days. Do people even use walkmans (or is walkmen) now :).

Azam: Thanks for listening. Am so glad you liked it :).

Sahana: Welcome to my blog :). Am glad you liked my songs. Looking forward to an asha song on your blog.

Srividya: Thanks a lot for listening and commenting :).

Jimmy: Thanks

George: Welcome to my blog. Am really glad you liked it :). Thanks for pointing out the pronounciation issues. Will try to keep that in mind next time.

AJ: Thanks for visiting my blog and the encouraging comments :)

Mad Max said...

Hi nandita...great effort with this song...really liked it and nice song choice too...small issues on diction is all that i can think of...nice effort once again...

Vishal said...

Very nicely done Nandita ..Loved your expressions ...This is one of my fav songs as well ...Thanks for the treat ! ..:-)

Cheers,
-Vishal

Nandita said...

Anup: Thanks for visiting my blog. Am glad you like this song and my version of it :). Will work on the diction.

Vishal: Thankyou for your comments. Really glad that you liked it.

Rajesh Raman said...

One of my favorites...Enjoyed it very much...

Nandita said...

Rajesh: Am really glad you enjoyed it. Thanks a lot :)