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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kal Chaudwin Ki Raat Thi -Cover by N V Krishnan

I remember my days in Bhandup, Mumbai, where I was living as a paying guest during my bachelor days. I had a small tape recorder which used to play non stop Jagjit Singh ji's Ghazals....so much that once my house-owner, in whose flat I was staying came and asked me..

"If at all you want to play music so loudly why cant you play some good filmi songs? Why these ghazals which none of us enjoy?"

One of the ghazals I used to play then was "Kal chaudwin Ki raat thi" . Here I have tried to sing it in my own style - means I have made some improvisations in certain harkatein.

In addition to the version of Jagjit ji, there is another version sung by Ghulam Ai Saheb also of this great ghazal written by Ibne-e-Insha.

Please listen to this and give your feedback...



kal chaudhvin ki raat thi F-1-64 mp3

11 comments:

Nandita said...

Very nice singing Sir and your voice is very suited to ghazals. You did really well on the lower notes "kunche ko tere..". I hope to hear some of Hariharan ji's ghazals also soon from you :). The only thing which could be improved is probably pronounciation of some of the urdu words (very minor).

Paras said...

Aap ki awaaz bahot pasand aayee. Your comfort level is showing.
Ibn-e-Insha ki shayaree utnee pasand nahin aayee. Who is he addressing? His mashooqah ya Almighty?
If it is the first one, then...how can be "jungle tere" etc. etc...
I am not too thrilled when Urdu ghazal mein zabardasti Hindi ko istemaal kiya jaata hai...it is just my humble opinion.
कूचे को तेरे छोड़कर
जोगी ही बन जाएं मगर
जंगल तेरे पर्वत तेरे
बस्ती तेरी सेहरा तेरा, कल ...

DINESHPITHIA said...

Bahut Khoob! Suits your voice so much. Liked your own variation and this ghazal brought me back many withered memories of my college years.
Very Nice!

Azam Khan said...

NVK sahab,

Bohat shaandaar! You have sung this ghazal very well. The best part is everytime I hear this ghazal, it invokes new sentiments in me.

And this is not a "soofiyana" kalaam. It is purely a love poem.

To expand on Paras's query, the poet is trying to say that every place where there is moonlight, reminds me of my beloved, jungle, sahra, etc.

Harshan said...

Krishnan sir ...Again putting down the same thoughts ...running out of words complementing your singing ..your voice is so soothing and the greates thing in all your renditions is the way you capture the mood of the song besides singing your heart out !!

Srividya Kasturi said...

Loved the ghazal in ur voice Krishnan sir:)
Keep them coming!

Rajesh Raman said...

Krishnan Sir, really enjoyed it. Expecting more ghazals from you..

N V Krishnan said...

Hi Nandita... Thanks a lot for the nice comments and useful feedback. I shall be careful about my diction...

Paras...Thanks for listening and the appreciation. Regarding the lyrics, Azam has stated something which might be of interest to you..

Dinesh ji...Very nice to read your lovely and encouraging words on my song. Thanks a lot...


Azam khan....Thanks a lot for your time and support.

Harshan...Very glad for the nice words of appreciation. Thanks.

Vidya...Nice to know that you liked the ghazal ..Thanks a lot

Rajesh...Great to get a good comment form a singer like you...Thanks a lot..

N V K

Vishal said...

You shine on Jagjitji's ghazals ! That feel that mood ...awesome ! :-)

Keep singing ...

Cheers,
-Vishal

Srinivasan said...

Nice and melodious to hear this song Anna..I've not heard the original, your lower octaves suit the most and real treat if heard in headphones..Thanks for uploading this one
lov
Srinivasan

N V Krishnan said...

Vishal...

Thanks a lot for the nice feedback..I appreciate..

Srinivas...

Great to see you here. Glad that you liked my Ghazal. I feel great to read the nice words you have wriiten..

Thanks a lot..

N V K