Thursday, March 25, 2010

Romanticism unleashed ...

This is one of the most romantic songs I have ever heard! The soothing, warming effect of this terrific song lasts for a long time. I had heard it in my teenage years and it has stayed with me since.

To make it even more unforgettable, it is originally sung by three best singers of our time, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mohammed Rafi. The song begins with the deep and dreamy voice of Kishore Da who captivates your attention right from the start. Lata ji soon joins with her mesmerizing, honey-dripping delivery that is her and only her propensity. The intoxicating effect reaches its climax with the fervent, adoring, and unparalleled entry of Rafi sahab. And there is no way except surrendering to getting under an everlasting spell of this trio.

The song is from movie "Doosra Aadmi" starring Rishi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzaar, Shashi Kapoor, and Neetu Singh. The movie also hosts a couple of other chart busters like "Aankhon Mein Kajal Hai" and "Nazron Se Keh Do" both of which are unforgettable Kishore-Lata duets.

I have sung Kishore Da's part with a certain disinclination since the original plan was to have another wonderful voice for that part. However, for now, you will have to bear with me throughout the song. Deblina has lent her beautiful voice for the female part that she has sung excellently. I thank her for helping me finish this song.

Song: Kya Mausam Hai
Movie: Doosra Aadmi (1977)
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Original Singer: Kishore, Lata, Rafi
Picturised On: Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee, Rishi Kapoor

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Akshay said...

The song began with such a dreamy note, I just thought like I was in some snow-capped peak in Kashmir. Azamji, your singing was not so bad, it sounds very polished. Deblinaji, I'm fida over your voice now. Haven't really heard a voice as soothing as yours in a long time. The intoxicating effect reached the climax towards the ending portion of the song. Mind-blowing effort and amazing song selection!

Parag Deshpande said...

Wonderful Azambhai. You have managed both Kishore and Rafi voice so nicely. Deblina was too good as always.

Azam Khan said...

Akshay, this song tends to play with your imagination :) I am glad you enjoyed it so much! Thanks for your nice feedback!

PD, nice to hear from you! Thank you for your encouragement!

N V Krishnan said...

Wow...*Awesome Singing* by both of you. It is one of my favourites. You both did a great job. ...Keep it up..

Dinesh Pithia said...

Azam & Deblina,
Wonderful selection and very well sung by both of you.
Azam's Kishore-Rafi mix was very pleasant and Deblina's voice is simply celestial,,,,Superb!
Also enjoyed the written intro which I always like.
Very well done!

NITIN said...

Azambhai!Great song!But i tell you,you were sounding so much like Kumar Sanu on the Kihoreda front!As regards Rafi sahab's part...kya kehne!You were superb!Deblina has put a lot of good effort in the song which shows!Though i feel her pitch should have been a shade higher than yours!

Aslum said...

Hello Khan sahab,


How r u? After listening to this song, very nice mere yaar!

Khan I need your help , you make me jealous of your voice. I always want to records my voice , but no luck .... i love Rafi sahab song.
How can you help me record?

Azam Khan said...

NVK sahab,
Thank you so much for lending an ear. I appreciate your feedback and time.

Dinesh bhai,
Thank you for your generosity. I am very glad that you liked this song.

Dear Nitin,
Thanks for your observations. Its quite possible that I sounded like Kumar Sanu. "Singing is in the ears of the listener" :) I do not try to copy the voice, I try to copy the style which affects the former to some extent. Thank you for your feedback!

Thanks for such a sincere feedback. I could not help but smile. Please check my email for your queries. And thanks for listening.

Paras said...

Melodious and expressive singing!
Simply wonderful! Keep up the good work.

Mujeeb Khan said...

Very nice Azam : You and miss deblina did a great job ! I can feel it. You guys did a lot of work on this song awesome job. And this is my faverit song too. Great job man, you made my day !

Raj said...

Azam ji,

My honest opinion: It is excellent! Your voice is great. I have observed you maintained a certain difference for Kishore and Rafi's parts. When you hit the high notes for Rafi's part this is noticeable. For a second I thought it was someone else singing. You well imitated Rafi there. There is a great improvement in your voice in this song compared to the previous songs. Recording is also better. The female voice is good too.

Prabhat said...

I am a big fan of your singing and I think you as well as Deblina sound wonderful!! ... And it is not just my opinioin - Ruchita also concurs with me ... :-))

Rashmi Nair said...

Beautiful rendition.... what else can I expect from such lovely voices? :) waiting for more!

Anonymous said...

Hi Azamji and Deblina,
Enjoyed very much listening to this song. Nicely sung.

Keep listening

Azam Khan said...

Paras, I would like to thank you so much for your benevolence.

Mujeeb, I am really glad I was able to make you happy with this rendition. I will convey your message to Deblina also.

Raj ji, I am honored to receive your feedback. Your observations are quite interesting. I thank you for your time.

Prabhat, thanks to you and Ruchita for your generosity. I am so glad to hear from you. Thank you very much!

Rashmi, thank you so much for your encouragement.

Shantha, mere bhai, thank you so much for your time listening and providing feedback!

Asim Ghosh said...

Beautiful recreation of a classic! Nice voice modulation attempt to keep the two male voices distinctly separate. Nice expressions, mood, warmth.

Deblina's voice always amazes me... how fluidly she rides the highs and lows. I also love her subtle voice texture...calming, soothing, makhmali.

It sounds both of you re-sung the song (from the last time the 3 of us sang this number). Remarkable job.....both of you.

Azam Khan said...

Asim Da, thank you very much! Your feedback means a lot to me.

Shameen Khan said...

Khan Sahab,

Lovely rendition of a timeless classic. You and Deblina have recreated the magic very successfully.

Sudhathee said...

was this the original i just heard? My god...Khan sahab how can you do this...?how can you be soo perfect in every song u sing? :)God bless you!

Azam Khan said...

Your encouragement is very much appreciated. Thanks you for your time listening and providing feedback.

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am really glad to hear from you!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I know this song very well - and you have both done a fantastic job! Professional! :D Please keep singing more such attractive numbers.
Your voice modulation to match KK's voice was awesome Azambhai! You should be on stage with your talent. :)


Azam Khan said...


Thanks for your encouraging feedback! I intent to continue to share such "goldies". Your reassurance is very comforting.

RK said...

Azam bhai and Deblina,
Very well sung! Azam bhai hamesha ki tarah bahut khoob gaya hai, Mashallah kya kahein.
Deblina complimented very well.
Enjoyed it very much.

Sarada Bhagavatula said...

Melodious voices and beatifully done, Azam & Deblina. Enjoyed it so much.

Azam Khan said...

Sarada, thank you so much. Coming from you means a lot to me.

Are you back?

Dr.PriyaRajan said...

Azam mere bhai .... Maafi chahathi huon..... Was busy ... a bit tensed with my work loads:(
Am back and listening to yr songs, was do i say about my versatile brother:) Am proud of U and blessed hearing yr Voice.
U r my HERO in the blogger world:)
U gotta crazy sisy over the net:)
Thanks a lot.

Azam Khan said...

Dear Dr. Priya,

Please do not apologize! I thank you very much for your time listening and commenting on my efforts. Glad to have a sister like you :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Azam bhai and Deblina ji just great singing.