Saturday, July 19, 2008

Music - and the heart.


The most beautiful aspect of music - which makes it all the more important to the sustenance of feelings in a human, is the creation of emotions- like from nowhere., bringing an untold attachment between the music(be it anything) and the soul. Many of us may have experienced such moments - many others would not have. But as someone who has gone through it- I must say it should happen to everyone.


One such instance came up, say three years ago(I guess) when A.R.Rahman's masterpiece-to-be album- Rang De Basanti released. All the songs went on to become smash hits- and here was this little track, Khun Chala, no more than a BG score for the movie. I hesitated to hear it given the short length that it was(normally the longer the song is , in cases of ARR, you want to hear it out).


All I knew was that I pressed the play button on the window. The next moment I can recollect is washing my teary face in the bathroom four minutes later. Here was one track that had moved me on the very first hearing. It was an anthem to me-an inspirational warcry- a masterpiece... IT WAS ANYTHING BUT A SONG.


Such instances in life are few and far in between. Especially if you tend to delve deep into music, you know some tunes move you- some others don't-and most of it doesn't even enter you.


Deservingly so, Khun Chala did to me what being hit by a car or smashing my eye into a pole couldn't.


It made me cry.

4 comments:

trss said...

wow! this blog of urs is a tribute to ARR :)
me too a fan of him though i like music by others too.

and.. i can feel the intensity of it and how you would have felt. u bring back memories to me.

Neeraja said...

hmmm..good work shreenath...:)dis tells ppl hw much u lov music..

kasi said...

i am huge fan of ARR if not like u....
and the feel and the msg in the film would have definitely made him work this hard for the music...
He s a gr8 patriot...... no wonder he did a gr8 job for a patriotic movie......

srividya said...

good one..this blog clearly explains ur extreme luv for arr's music.....