Sunday, April 04, 2010

Sonu, Shreya, and Zoobi Doobi

After a long time, a movie came that I could not get enough of. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you think ... and think hard. Although the story of "3 Idiots" deal with the stale topic of being able to choose your own career and not the one shoved into your throat by your parents and other family members, the presentation of the message and issues that surround it are exemplary.

All songs compliment the movie very well. Each song in this movie is a gem. Usually I judge the success of songs when kids get hooked to it. And trust me, plenty of little kids have been hooked to songs in this movie, specially AAL IZ WELL, Zoobi Doobi, and their remixed versions.

Last but not least, Sonu and Shreya did it again! Zoobi Doobi is sung with such an assertion, confidence, and attitude that is very commendable! The style of this song reminded me of Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, and the golden era of Hindi Film Industry. I truly felt both singers sang with a great level of comfort, joy, and command. Spectacular is the word that comes to mind.

This is an excited, yet humble attempt that Deblina and I made. I want to thank her for finishing this really fun project with me. I would appreciate your feedback very much.

PS: A much better quality of this song exists on my Facebook page (please see the link on the right side). Also, for more feedback and comments please visit Deblina's Muziboo page

Song: Zoobi Doobi
Movie: 3 Idiots (2009)
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Music Director: Shantanu Moitra
Original Singer: Sonu & Shreya
Picturised On: Amir Khan, Kareena Kapoor

Download "Zoobi Doobi"


Khatod said...

Wow!! Maza aagaya. I am really surprised, how you keep up with your hobby along with work and that too with suach a gr8 passion. Keep singing Azam Bhai.

PLAN said...

You sang this difficult rendition with such a perfection that I have even forgotten how the original sounded when I saw the movie! Good Job done... Keep it up!

I would like to make a request to you: could you attempt more of the old, lilting and ever-green songs (period: 1940s-1950s-1960s) in both male and female voices of yore? Un gaanon mein tarz hai, tarannum hai, taaqat hai, khoobi hai, dard bhi hai aur mithas bhi...woh mithas jo dobarah layee jasakti hai...hum jaise purani filmisangeet ke diwaanon keliye...please?

Dinesh Pithia said...

Azam & Deblina,
Excellent can be the only both have sung with such finesse that I am lost for other suitable words. I am not at all surprised, but the ability you both have is tremendous and can sing any given song with great perfection and liveliness! You both won my heart and deserve a "BIg Applause" Great work Azam & Deblina! I'am listening in a loop!

N V Krishnan said...

Wow....Great expressions and attitude.. Brilliant Singing by both of you - Azam and Deblina.. Really appreciate your versatality. Keep it up


Dr.PriyaRajan said...

Azam bhai - Having a cup of tea & listening to yr voice!
Kya josh se gaaye aap ne
WoW !! Wow!!
U r the BEST for me in the blogger world:)
Say ....Always admire yr Hindi and Urdu pronunciations, perfect.
Deblina captivating voice & brilliant singing. Thanks for singing.

Paras said...

Wonderful! Nice presentation.

Rajib De said...

Hi Deblina and Azam- bhai mazaa aa gaya- excellent rendition-enjoyed it!

Best wishes


Azam Khan said...

Manoaj bhai,
Every now and then, hobby takes over other priorities. To be honest with you, I am surprised at you being surprised since I have reduced my involvement in singing quite a bit.
Irrespective, I thank you very much for your appreciation.

Dear PLAN,
Thanks a lot for such encouraging words. I am certainly planning to sing more of golden oldies. I surely would let you know when I post one.

Dinesh bhai,
Thank you so much for yur pat on the back. Hearing such hearty compliments from you is definitley one strong reason to keep going.

NVK sahab,
Your compliments are deeply appreciated. Thank you very much.

Dr. Priya,
Your comments always bring a smile to my face. Thank you for your appreciation.

Thank you very much for your affirmation. It makes all the effort worthwhile.

Glad to have you here. Thanks for listening and your encouragement.

Last but not least, thanks to Deblina again for helping me finish this project.

Deblina M. said...

Thanks a lot Paras & Rajib :)

Azam , it was a pleasure working on this song with you :)

Anonymous said...

Super singing by both of you Azambhai! Never heard this song before but I was impressed by the clear, smooth rendition. :)


Asim Ghosh said...

Rocking performance!!! Loved it!!! Good coordination, especially at the end. Liked Azam's voice modulation at the beginning. The subtle 'naughtiness' in Deblina's voice was just perrrrrfect.

One minor observation (could be just me), about the mixing. I guess the treble was slightly higher, making the 's' sound too sharp. It's in the mixing, certainly not a shortcoming of either of your voices though. I guess a tad more bass would smooth out those otherwise 'sharp' edges.

A rocking rendition, nevertheless.

Deblina M. said...

Thanks a lot Sai :)

Asimda, tomar comments er shobshomaye oppekhaye thaki. Eto bhalo bhabhe tumi shob kichu bole dao ..khoob bhalo laage :).

Azam Khan said...

Sai, thanks so much! This song is from a very recent movie 3 Idiots. I do not watch too many movies but can definitely watch this one again!

Asim Da,
Your observations are always excellent and to the point. The treble is slightly higher indeed. Often the people involved in a song have to hear it over and over. This tends to make your ears prone to miss certain details. One that I am always doubtful about is volume levels so I always ask the co-singer to point that, in particular, out to me.

I thank you very much for your caring and concern!

Irfan Ali said...

Uncle, this is so cool! wow!

Shameen Khan said...

Am I listening to the original or what! Amazing singing!

Azam Khan said...

Irfan, thanks beta!

Thank you very much for your support!

Rahul said...

Khan Bhai and Deblina - bohot badhiya song selection aur aapne gaya bhi kamaal hai...I could see the confidence in both of your voices. This is what i like about you that you take care of the nitpicks of the original and do it to perfection. Its just like listening to the original w/o sonu and shreya's voice....3 cheers to both of you.

Azam Khan said...

Thanks Rahul for your hearty compliments!

Sarada Bhagavatula said...

Amazing, Azam & Deblina! You guys are versatile and the best! Awesome expressions!

Deblina M. said...

Thank you so much friends. Deeply appreciate your kind words :)

Jay said...

I was just googling for hindi music bloggers, me being one and I came across your blog. You and Deblina have conducted an amazing rendition of this song. Keep up the spirit !!!

bharti said...

Wonderful singing !! really enjoyed the rendition both sound great and have sung the song with perfect energy and expressions !!
Hats off to you both !!

Azam Khan said...


It is a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you very much for your encouragement!


Thanks so much for listening! I am really happy that you liked it so much!

Jay said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and posting your comments. Honestly, receiving comments from someone who understands music so well means a lot. Your comments were very insightful as well as encouraging.

I must also commend you on the layout of your blog. You have integrated it so well with other applications and made it real easy to browse.

Thanks again !!!

Srividya Kasturi said...

I really liked this number from you both:)

Azam Khan said...

Srividya, thank you very much for your feedback! Appreciate it very much!

Deblina M. said...

Thanks a lot Jay, Bharti and Vidya