Saturday, September 23, 2006

Aao Naa

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is one of my favorit'est' show and I've watched every single episode, some more than once :) I remember most of the songs performed by the participants and after Debojit won the contest there was this episode where all the 12 finalists came up to perform. The one song that absolutley got me was Aao Na performed by Debojit and Nihira...I'd never heard the original but I kept watching the recorded version of this show several times and then later figured this was originally sung by Udit Narayan & Sadhana Sargam..Debu & Nihira were no less in their performance of this song...Awesome...
From then I have been wanting to sing this one but couldn't lay my hands on the track.. Finally, sometime in June, I heard Soumitra's version of this song on Taranaa. He had sung it soo beautifully, I asked him if he'd let me borrow his voice. Though the track was always there on Taranaa, it was called Gunji si hai...and I didn't realise it was the same song! :) I recorded my 'version 1' sometime in July and then I got so busy with the summer break..family..friends and recording took a back seat :)
After 2 months, here I am with the completed version.. It was a lot of effort to make sure we both sang the swars together and Soumitra, I want to thank u so very much for lending me ur lovely voice and for helping me with feedback/correction in putting this song together.
This one time, I especially want to thank my family for putting up with my constant singing of Ga Ga Re Ga Ga Re for so many weeks that after a point, I almost got disowned :(
Thanks Pratika, Prarthana & Kush!!!! :)

Vidyu

Movie : Kyun Ho Gaya Na (2004)
Music : Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy
Original by : Udit Narayan and Sadhana Sargam
Sung by : Vidyu & Soumitra

22 comments:

Asim Ghosh said...

Phenomenal rendition by both of you, and the synchronization of the Ga Ga Ga Re part was immaculate, totally mindblowing!!!
You get 15 out of 10 in my book.

Srividya Kasturi said...

Very nice Vidyu and Soumitra...although I must say Soumitra has done a fantastic job with this one:)
More duets please:)

kaunquest said...

Vidyu (and Soumitra,) this is a beautiful song, one of those rare gems from recent movies. You have made it your own and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks for posting this.

Ramesh said...

Hi Vidyu and Soumitra - Superb singing. Abslutely spotless and excellent control overall. 10/10 to both of you. Ramesh

Injikadan Mathai said...

hi vidyu...just got back into town...an excellent song and a wonderful rendition...way to go and looks like i have some catching up to do on the blogs hehehe...

Swati Kanitkar said...

Amazing rendition... Vidyu,Saumitra...love the song and it's perfect all around..keep it up.

Anonymous said...

hahaha i like the last part of ur introduction to the song or whatever its called it made me laugh.....and i did listen to it (for the bajillionth time) and it sounds good :]

Khan Sahab said...

Soumitra and Vidyu, you guys have done a beautiful job indeed - another inspiring rendition!

Anoop said...

Just awesome! No more superlatives left for both of you! Keep singing these awesome renditions for our musical treat!!!

Deblina M. said...

Vidyu/soumitra,

Great singing again.. throughly enjoyed!!

Deblina

Soumitra said...

Hi all,
Thanx for listening and commenting.Your encouraging words keep me going :-)

Vidyu,
Thanx for using my voice :-) You have done exceptionally well in this song. The mixing is excellent too.
Cheers
Soumitra

Pradip Somasundaran said...

Very Good, Vidyu and Soumitra! I also fell in love with this song when I heard it first! The picturisation of the song wa also enchanting with Ash and Vivek oberoi!

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Aao Na was simply fab!!!

Divya.S.Menon said...

That was simply superb....Both of you have done an excellent work....Thanks for singing my favourite song...hope to see more such renditions.

Leena Gore said...

Superb rendition Vidyu and Soumitra, ur voices merge so well with each others, please record more duets and give us a chance to listen to them.

Vidyu said...

Asim - Thanks so much for ur good words :)
Vidya - thanks much!
Kaunquest - yes, it sure is one of the best from the newer movies and it was a pleasure singing it..thanks for listening and commenting :)
Ramesh - Thanks so much for giving us a full score :)
MadMax - welcome back! thanks for listening :)
Swati - thanks so very much for ur comments :)
Anonymous - u can't stay anon for too long :) I can't believe u actually heard it again :) but afterall u r my girls ;)
Azam - thanks so mcuh for listening..and commenting :)
Anoop - thanks very much.
Deb - Thankyou!!!
Pradip - Yes, the picturisation is indeed beautiful..makes the song feel prettier :) Thanks so much for listening and commenting..
Sindhuja - thanks so much for ur comments :)
Divya - Thanks! u shld do some duets too :)
Leena - Thanks a lot! Glad u liked i t :)
SOUMITRA - Want to thank U once again for lending me ur wonderful voice and for all the help in completing this duet :) u've done an awesome job with this one :)

dame's diary said...

I like your voice Vidyu!

piya and deb said...

All the adjectives have been used up so far, so can't think of a new one....Truly at a loss for words here. Your song just makes us close our eyes and let that soulful melody "goonj" in our ears...Hats off to both of you. Take care of your god-gifted talents.

Anonymous said...

Very nice rendition - Vidyu - where do you people get the karaoke tracks? :)

Ganesh said...

You have a very melodious voice with a lot of depth and the ability to create variations even at high pitches while maitaining the strength of the voice..outstanding voice control....you rendition of Yaara Seeli Seeli which I heard in Taranaa is simply outstanding and a testimony to what I am trying to describe ....

Pleasure to hear your solos and duets....

Awatts said...

Hi Vidyu,
Fantastic rendition. Heard your Blogswara "Mella Mella" song and that was awesome.

Give us more such melodies please

Sunita said...

So great!! Wonderfully song.. you should be on the show saregamapa :)