Agar Tum Na Hotey – Asha Bhonsle

10 Sep


The wonderful, vivacious, versatile voice that enthralled three generations of cine music lovers in India turns a precious 80 today. Asha Bhonsle the living legend, unmatched in variety is ‘the’ voice with ebullient attitude, inimitable style, dynamic vivacity and a supreme quality. Today’s music is just to see, not to hear. What modern musicians achieve by loud blaring rhythm and cleavage she achieved with her seductive voice. Be they playful love songs or lusty cabaret numbers, soulful ghazals or funky pop, she trod everywhere, with aplomb making it all look so easy. From the early rock ‘n’ roll of Eena meena deeka, to the seductive Burman number Piya Tu Ab To Aaja in Caravan, to the unforgettable ghazals of Umrao Jaan, from the classical Sooni Sooni Raag Ke Sitar Par to the soulful love songs of Ijazzat, she has enthralled her listeners who never actually needed to see the songs to feel them. A different Asha for every decade, every heroine and vamp or stars on the ramp. Her voice suited the mischievous Madhubala as much as it matched the oomph of Urmila Matondkar’s gyrations in the sexy Hoja Rangeela Re and Kambakt Ishq. A tribute to the true legend from her greatest fan…

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Posted by on September 10, 2012 in Bijou


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