Today, I was in a serious karaoke mood – and the Mumbai traffic is the best saviour in such situations. I put on gaana dot com (they should pay me for being such an ardent user) and gauged up on James’s songs – Alvida and Rishtey from my love, ‘Life in a Metro,’ and then Bheegi Bheegi Si (Written by Mayur Puri) from Gangster.
Bheegi Bheegi Si made me revisit the days when I had dissolved Gangster’s songs in my throat, I sang them with deep joy and love, and found out all the deep, intense meanings in its lyrics – all that while I was in standard nine. No really.
I sang it on top of my voice – ‘aadhi aadhi jaagi, aadhi aadhi soi, aankhein yeh teri toh lagta hai roi lekar ke naam humara..’ It felt so good!
Rickshawala uncle robbed a few glimpses through the rare view mirror, here and there, and I swiftly lowered down my pitch. But it was fun none the less.
Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai – uff. Whattey lyrics by Sayeed Quadri ‘ – kaise rahega bhala hoke tu mujse juda?
Mujhe mat roko by Sayeed Quadri– ‘Dil ki aankhon ne meri, apna sanam dekh liya.. ab issi darr pe mere damm ko nikal jaane do..’
Lamha Lamha – by Nilesh Misra ‘tujhe chuh loon ki rakhu main chupakarke nigaaho mein?..’
Ya Ali by Sayeed Quadri– bina tere na ek pal ho, na bin tere kabhi kal ho..’
All these wonderful songs have been composed by Pritam Chakraborty, who according to me gives his best to Basu’s films.
Amaze album, this! 🙂
Gangster on gaana dot com