Hariharan Turns 66: 5 Best Numbers Crooned By The Maestro

As the velvety voiced singer turns 66, Subhash K Jha selects his favourite Hariharan gems from Hindi films. Some of these, you have probably never heard before

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Hariharan Turns 66: 5 Best Numbers Crooned By The Maestro
On the 66th birthday of one of the most profound and talented singers of the music industry, Hariharan, here's a list of his best work:

1. Ajeeb Saneha Mujhpar Guzar Hata Yaaron (Gaman): This Muzaffar Ali soundtrack contained three outstanding Ghazals. The one that worked the best for me was Hariharan’s Ajeeb saneha. The lyrics about discovering love were sung with a mix of wonderment and bewilderment. I felt as if I could see love making its appearance in front of us. A revelation, in more ways than one. Composer Jaidev felt only Hariharan could do justice to the luminous lyrics about locating love. 


2. Tum Gaye Sabb Gaya (Maachis): This heartstopping meditative melody on lost love comes in two surreal packages, one by Lataji and the other by Hariji. No need to say Lataji’s interpretation of Gulzar’s pained poetry is peerless . But hang on !Hariharan also gives the lyrics a life of their own. Every world is enunciated in a wounded baritone ,every accusation against destiny is like a whiplash.


3. Raaton Ko Maange Hai Sajan Se (Ramnagari): Hariharan sang masterpieces for the underrated genius of a composer Jaidev in Gaman and this film. This frisky flirtatious folk song from an Amol Palekar film which no one has seen(not even probably the actor himself) is exceptional for tapping a lighter folksy side of Hariharan’s amazing talent. And imagine, a Tamilian belting out a folk-based cow-belt number so convincingly! The same film has another fun song by Hariharan Aa baith ja motorcycle pe where the multi-personality singer does a delightful Dev Anand impersonation to the accompaniment of a riff from Hum Dono(Jaidev was the composer of that classic soundtrack).


4. Kabhi Main Kahoon Kabhi Tum Kaho (Lamhe):
Matching voices with the mighty Mangeshkar is not easy for any contemporary male singer. In Lamhe Hariharan got an opportunity to sing with Lataji .And boy, did he sing. The arching lyrics reach the sky in the two voices. Sridevi did full justice to the lyrics.Shiv-Hari’s composition dipped and curved, spiraled and soared.


5. Baahon Ke Darmiyaan (Khamoshi The Musical):
Without a shred of doubt composer Jatin-Lalit’s career-best composition is a beautiful ballad bleeding togetherness into ethereal lyrics(by the great Majrooh Sultanpuri ) which insist that love cannot be bound no matter how much the world views it with tinted glasses. Rosy, ravishing , roomy and resonant Baahon ke darmiyaan is that rare duet where the male voice won’t let our attention stray.




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9XM Song Secret Podcast: Episode 44 With Himani Kapoor

Episode 44 of the 9XM Song Secret Podcast is finally out! In this episode, we have the talented singer Himani Kapoor as our guest on the show.

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9XM Song Secret Podcast: Episode 44 With Himani Kapoor
The 44th episode of 9XM Song Secret Podcast is now live. This time, on the podcast of 9XM Song Secret, we have an extremely talented singer Himani Kapoor. She shared some of the best kept secrets behind some of her hit songs like Jogi Maahi from Ranbir Kapoor's Bachna Ae Haseeno, and many more.

Himani Kapoor revealed that while dubbing the song Jogi Maahi for Ranbir Kapoor's Bachna Ae Haseeno, she recorded the song on two vocal ranges- one part on falsetto and other one in low voice. In the song, we get to listen to both. She also revealed that whenever she does a stage show, she begins her performance with the song 'Dum Dum Dum Mast Hai' from Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma's Band Baaja Baaraat. She expressed that she always receives a commendable response from the audience on this son.

The talented singer also opened up about her latest song Thode Kum Ajnabi from the movie Pagglait that features Sanya Malhotra.  She revealed that she crooned this song in Chandigarh during the lockdown in 2020. Pagglait marks Arijit Singh's debut as a composer.



Himani Kapoor revealed many more interesting secrets so do not miss out the latest 9XM Song Secret Podcast.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan Shares Throwback Vacation Photo From Switzerland And Reminisces 'Ski Days'; Sis Karisma Kapoor Drops A 'Stunning' Comment

Kareena Kapoor Khan is one active social media user. She recently shared a drop-dead gorgeous picture of herself from her vacation in Switzerland. Check out her throwback pic!

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Kareena Kapoor Khan Shares Throwback Vacation Photo From Switzerland And Reminisces 'Ski Days'; Sis Karisma Kapoor Drops A 'Stunning' Comment
Kareena Kapoor Khan took the world of internet by storm when she made her debut on Instagram last year. From sharing stunning selfies, jaw-dropping photos from photoshoots, cute moments with Taimur Ali Khan and her newborn baby, Kareena Kapoor Khan's social media posts are a treat and give fans an insight into her wonderful life. The 3 Idiots actress recently took to her Instagram account and shared a throwback picture from her Switzerland days. She is definitely missing her favourite holiday destination.

Dressed in a black outfit, Bebo is looking drop-dead gorgeous and how! She captioned the photo as, "Apres ski days (heart emoji) Will they return?" One Instagram user commented, "Stunning," and Karisma Kapoor dropped a comment saying, "When, when (heart emoji) you look stun." Sibling goals, right? Also recently, Kareena Kapoor Khan had shared a snap from her family trip to London. She captioned it as, "Always better together (heart emoji) PS: London, I can't wait to be back."

Last month, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their second child - a baby boy. On Women's Day, Bebo shared the first picture of her second child without revealing his face. Sharing the picture, she wrote, "There's nothing women can't do. Happy Women's Day my loves #InternationalWomensDay." A few days later, she shared a selfie of herself and wrote, "Can't stop staring.... at him."

On the work front, Kareena Kapoor will be seen opposite Aamir Khan in Laal Singh Chaddha. The movie is a remake of Hollywood film 'Forrest Gump' starring Tom Hanks. Fans are eagerly looking forward to the film.




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