Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Mere Piya

How many of us remember Saapna Mukherjee – the pretty voice behind the then toppie Oye-Oye from Tridev and the famous songs from Jaanbaaz? Honestly, I had long forgotten the name :( A few months ago, while in a music store, I heard this beautiful song being played softly and it just got me..some songs are like that..u hear them once and something about it makes u want to listen to it over and over again :) so I went up to the what-can-i-call-him ? music store jockey? and asked what song he was playing. He told me it was from an Indipop album called Mere Piya which had just released .. I bought the CD and no regrets:) all songs are beautiful..most of all, Piya and I was just dying to sing it. But where could I get the track to a newly released song and that too a non-filmy one :(
Comes in Pulikeshi :) a friend I met through Taranaa. Both Pulikeshi and his wife Akshata are wonderful singers who have great voices. I asked him if he could figure how to make a Karaoke track from the original. And he surprised me with a reply saying he’d make a track for me! I couldn’t believe it! In less than 2 weeks he sent me this beautiful track he created – just for me to sing :) Thanks Pulikeshi.. You’ve done an awesome job with it!

Thought I’d share this with all of u & hope u'll like it :)

‘Piya’ is a song that can work with today’s generation while keeping the classical spirit alive. It is composed by Pandit Satyanarayan Mishra.


Lyrics: Nasir Faraaz
Music: Pandit Satyanarayan Mishra
Original: Saapna Mukherjee
Sung By: Vidyu

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai

Hi Friends,
Well, this song needs no introduction..I rate it as one of Kumar Sanu's best romantic duets and have loved it from the first time I heard it in 1991..A song which made it to the weekly Top 10 on TV for months.. Always wanted to sing it...but somehow never got myself to doing it.. :) But, after all these years, when my dad asked me if I could sing this song I was more than happy to record and send it to him... I am SO glad Soumitra agreed to sing this with me. I couldn't have got a better voice to suit this beautiful song :) Soumitra, thankyou SO much! Need I say, U sound AWESOME!!! :)

- Vidyu

Movie Name :Saajan (1991)
Original Singers: Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
Music : Nadeem-Shravan
Lyrics : Sameer
Year : 1991
Sung By : Vidyu & Soumitra

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Agar Tum Mil Jao

Hi friends,
it's been a very long time since I've been able to sing/update my blog. Finally, made some time :) This is one song I never thought much about the first time I heard it. But on my visit to India a couple of months ago, I heard it over and over again on the FM and the tune kind of grew on me..the lyrics are beautiful too and Shreya Ghoshal's style makes it all the more appealing.
When I started listening to the song with intentions of 'learning' it to record, I figured it's not so easy to sing this one :) Shreya has made it sound so simple :)
I hope u will like my attempt.
Thankyou for listening :)

Movie Name : Zeher
Lyricists : Sayeed Quadri
Music Director : Anu Malik
Original Singer: Shreya Ghoshal
Sung by : Vidyu

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's day

On Valentine's Day, the only genre that would cross ones mind would be romantic melodies. And, when I think of romantic melodies, I think duets sound the prettiest ... Aur Kya??? :) This is one of my most favorite duet by Abhijeet & Alka from the movie Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani picturised on SRK and Juhi Chawla it! :)

I have a little story behind this song..A couple of months ago, when I got an opportunity to do a show with Abhijeet, he asked me to pick a favorite duet to sing with him and I instantly said "Aur Kya" .. and he
agreed to sing it.. :) I must say it was the most memorable experience for me to have got a chance to sing my favorite duet with the singer himself!

From then I have been wanting to record it but never got a chance to complete it until now ..Thanks SO much Soumitra for singing this with me....u have done an awesome job with it! Absolutley love it!

Hope u all enjoy it. We would love to hear ur
comments :)

Thankyou & Happy Valentine's Day!


Album :Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
Music : Jatin-Lalit
Original : Abhijeet & Alka Yagnik
Sung By :Soumitra & Vidyu

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Poojisalendhe (Kannada)

Bangalore..the garden city of India.. a place that brings back beautiful, most cherished memories...a place where I've left behind my wonderful family, my friends...a place where I learnt to speak Kannada...and most of all, the place where I got to briefly learn
classical music .. Thoughts of Bangalore make me very nostalgic and this made me want to sing a Kannada song..a language in which I've never sung before... S. Janaki, one of the most versatile singer in my opinion, is my favorite among the South Indian female voices. I've always been intimidated by some of her songs..It's a feeling of wanting to sing the song so bad but a fear of not being able to :(
About a year ago, Ramesh, who I met thro' Taranaa sent me the track of this beautiful Kannada song by SJ from the movie Eradu Kanasu and asked me if I could try singing it. It's a song I loved the minute I heard it. Music by Rajan-Nagendra, the famous duo is just awesome and SJ has given it a mesmerizing effect with her unmatchable style ..
The track is by Manjula Gururaj of Sadhana Music School, Bangalore. Thanks Ramesh for sharing this with me! I'd really appreciate ur comments on my attempt and thanx in advance for listening :)

Also, I am happy to let u all know that the songs I recorded with Srikanth Devarajan is part of the album 'Padal' which released on the 26th of January, 2007.

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- Vidyu

Movie : Eradu Kanasu (1974)
Music : Rajan, Nagendra
Original : S Janaki
Sung By : Vidyu