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5 comments | Thursday, August 25, 2005

This song called Meghame Meghame from the movie palavana cholai is one of my all time favorites by Vani Jayaram. Its a stupendous tamil ghazal.. truly one of the kinds in the vintage Tamil music. The rendition is so superb that reinstates that a ghazal need not necessarly be in urdu... But I accidently bumped into this CD called "Journey - by Jagjit Singh" in one of my friend's apartments.. Truly speaking I am not a big jagjit fan primarly because of making ghazals way too simple ( I know I am contradicting my own view point here... ;) ) still, I admire Jagjit ji for making ghazal a popular form of art, which can be enjoyed by one and all. The musical content might have suffered, but it did serve the purpose! Personally I am still fond of Mehndi hassan saab, Ghulam Ali, Hariharan (Favorite) and Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain.

Coming back to the topic... I was listening thru the CD and there came the track which goes

"Tum nahin, gham nahin, sharaab nahin...
Aisi Tanhaee ka jawaab nahin..."

Here it goes....This one sounds exactly like meghame... Wait, lemme correct myself, Meghame is actually a copy of this ghazal. I was biased to the tamil track even after I listened to the Jagjit version innumerable times... The anupallavi of meghame is actually modified more to the south indian mode though!

Listen to meghame meghame and tum nahin gham nahin ... I honestly am not able to tell which one is better... but it feels a little sad that one of my favorite tamil ghazals is not completely an original one! :(


Hail Music!!
always, Vodka

5 Comments:

Blogger Rags said...

Harish...The bottom line is both were super hit songs... Thanks to Shankar Ganesh for bringing this to South...

Who can forget the mesmerising voice of Vani Jayaram...

10:57 AM

 
Blogger Sriram said...

this is one of my all time fav...
you can listen to telugu version of it (meghama dehama) here....
http://megafans.com/music/search.php?do=list.tracks&col=ar_id&val=709&sort=ar

and this one was sung by Janaki...

so we have a chance of enjoying the same tune by three great singers...each romancing it in their own way....

1:50 PM

 
Blogger Chinmayi said...

hmm your posts are becoming few and far between... :)

11:12 PM

 
Blogger sowmya said...

Harish...
i got a chance to see ur blog,nice one :)

9:44 AM

 
Blogger Venkat said...

Jagjit's is the original. I too was a bit sad that such a beautiful tune wasnt originally south.

BTW surprised by your views on Jagjit singh's Ghazals.... :-)

Cheers venkat

4:33 PM

 

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