I , WE, THEY Songs

Why is that we always want to listen to our favorite songs? Why are these songs so special that we never get bored to listen to them? Don’t say that you don’t get bored because they are your favorite songs.  The mesmerising effect of “Churaliya hain tu ne jo dilko”  and many other oldies of Hindi on us is long lasting. Similarly “Masakali, Masakali ” from Delhi 6, “Ringa, Ringa ringa” from Slumdog Millionaire, or ” Surmaya Ankhiyon Mein”  from Sadma. ”  or “Sumam Prathi Sumam” (Telugu) from Maharshi , ” Prema entha Madhuram” Abhinandana or the romantic ” , “Evarainaa epudainaa” from Anandam. If you want shake a leg its ” Mayaadari Maisamma” or the “Markhazi Poove”( Tamil) from May Madham or ” Ilaya Nilaa”  and many more songs  stay with us for ever, dear and close to our heart.


We always do or long to do what makes us or our dear ones happy. And generally there are three situations we are always in:

I – I am by myself enjoying by myself, dreaming, walking along the hillside, singing in the bathroom…..

WE – I am enjoying with my family, boozing with my friends, or laughing at the jokes of my funny colleague…….

THEY – I am listening to the same boring story of my colleague of how his girlfriend has dumped him……..

Similarly songs we listen can be classified as I, WE or THEY.I and WE songs connect with you and we become part of our evergreen playlist like-Tere bina Zindagi se koi shikwa to nahi.THEY songs force into you through the ears, try to reach your heart, but fall short.

For instance, And about “SHE” songs. Did I miss out?
For Instance, by listening to Ricky Martin’s “she bangs she bangs”  song if you really feel that she bangs, then thats a good song. If you feel that she bangs every time you listen to the song, or she keeps banging even after the song is over then that’s “I” song, truly the song for you. If you get bored and keep it aside then that is “THEY” song. Everything lies in the expression.

We always like to I and WE songs which makes us feel great, say what we want to say to our girlfriend/boyfriend, make us dance (Udhi Udhi haan udhi mein – Ittefaq se), soothe when in pain. These songs become part of our life and listening to them brings back the fond memories.

Music comes not just out of the knowledge of the Raagas, but also the mood, feelings, behavior, background, experiences of the  Music Director. It shows whether it came out of heart,  whether the song is self conscious, looking for attention. The song shows whether you did out of work pressure or inspired by other songs.

So when the song is released, it comes out with some of the traits. We like it if we connect with them.

Serious talk or did you connect with it.   And what is this post like (I, WE or THEY)?. Anyways you will not read it twice.. would be blessed if read this far!!


Paa Music Review – Ittefaq se!

I embark on the journey of the Paa music composed by Maestro  Ilayaraja, with mixed thoughts about how its going to be.Started off with a Player and head phones.

Mudhi Mudhi Ittefaq se – Sung by Shilpa Rao

woh Mudi Mudi Gali Gali Mudi, Main Muda,
Udi Udi Woh Udi, Main Uda, fir woh gane se juda,
juda, juda mein  usse aur udi udi mera mann.   ITTEFAQ SE!

She(Music) turned-I turned,  She flew-I flew, She fell-I fell and then I just sat there listening her in awe. A total surprise and exhilarating experience. She asked why I was silent. hmm

Gumm Summ Gumm- sung by K. Bavatharini, Shravan, Chorus

And then she came back again before I was ready

Udhi Udhi Ittefaq se – Sung by Shilpa Rao

We moved on together , with this exhilarating experience and many more coming. Whenever I felt like stopping  tired of having so much in such a short span, something tickled me,  a wind flew and I was back on track.

Hichki Hichki – sung by Sunidhi Chauhan.

She left me for a moment  and I was lost completely. I did not know which turn I had taken and at which tune I stopped. everything was dancing and flying. I wanted to tell how much I loved the journey. I wanted to sing to her

Gali Mudi  Ittefaq se – sung by Shaan

I moment later she was back  and we got turned into children  and she told her story. She wanted to listen to my story. I just smiled. But she pressed on…

Gumm Summ Gumm- sung by K. Bavatharini, Shravan, Chorus

We smiled and danced together.  She again asked why I was silent. She showed me new tunes and and sang sweetly.

Halke Se Bole – sung by Chorus

Her story turned little serious and monotonous but I listened . I was still in awe.

Mere Paa – Amitabh Bachchan

She again asked again. I sangUdhi Udhi haa udhi  Mein phir udhi udhi – Ittefaq se . She did not stop laughing as I kept singing.

All the songs are good and Udhi Udhi is great, beautifully composed and Shilpa  Rao raised it one more level. What can I say of Ilayaraja- great.

Listen to them and don’t stay silent. Share it..

Why I listen to Ilayaraja

What is the first picture you take with your new camera? A picture of God or your parents, children, girlfriend, wife or of self. If you got a new mp3 player you would always like it play your favorite song.
Recently I bought Sennheiser HD485. First song I heard was that of Ilayaraja, the maestro. Ilayaraja’s music does not appear rich but it has something which takes you inside it and you are immersed in it. When I listen to Ilayaraja’s song, it is like my whole body is being played as the instrument and it sings along. You feel the mood of the song even if you don’t understand the lyrics. His songs are like the natural flow of the river. The tunes(stream) flow that way for that particular mood(terrain) . The music rains as the first showers of the monsoon and you can’t resist getting drenched unless you have taken an oath of celibacy.

Ilayaraja’s songs resonate with me more than anyone else, I feel as if my body is being played, it is tickled, touched, drummed. It carries you though the holes of the flute, tossed on the drums, binds you with the vibrating strings.  You are still lost long after the song is over.

You flow in the mood of the song unlike many other songs. Other songs make you  believe that the actor is feeling broken after his love has ditched him by the content of the lyrics or the tone of the singer.

Did you ever try to flow in the music of Ilayaraja? You need not know  how to swim (even I do not).

Please do comment..