Shreya Ghoshal: The Jaadu and Nasha still lingers on

This was when Shreya Ghoshal made it. In fact, singers like Shreya Ghoshal were, and are still, doing so well at their jobs that their voices did not need the extra push. Every word that is perfectly enunciated by Shreya Ghoshal is not just a word, it tells a story. Shreya, along with Sunidhi Chauhan, gave vocals for almost all the memorable tracks of the early 2000s. The same happened when I first heard Shreya Ghoshal’s voice in Devdas’ “Silsila Yeh Chahat Ka”. Of course, it wasn’t just me singing praises for Shreya and listening to Devdas’ cassette on loop, we were all in the same boat. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd It is famously known that Shreya won Sa Re Ga Ma when she was only 16 and was soon roped in to voice tracks for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas. The Indian film music industry is unique in a lot of ways. It is almost impossible to not fall in love with Shreya’s feminine voice that can probably be compared to crystals. We hold our music sacred and when it dies a slow death as we can see today, it hurts us who have grown up on a constant diet of Hindi film music. The Queen of Melody, The Nightingale of India, these superlatives have always been reserved for greats like Lata Mangeshkar and to this we can just say that Shreya was probably born a little too late. Shreya, in that case, enjoyed the best of times. Her voice allows your mind to wander imaginatively. 2018-03-12T06:45:02+00:00″>
Published: March 12, 2018 6:45 am

Happy birthday, Shreya Ghoshal. Be it the iconic “Bairi Piya” that won her first National Award or Omkara’s “O Saathi Re”, Shreya’s voice has a certain soothing quality that hits the emotional chords in just the right places. In a recent discussion on Film Companion, a few female singers were quick to point out the sexism that lingers on in the music industry in terms of opportunities. The last popular track we heard in her voice was Padmaavat’s Ghoomar. All I know is when I hear a melodious voice that makes me instantly look up and ignore all the noise around, it makes me appreciate the gift that is truly special. The ample songs they sang were not lost in the sea of music because they possessed a certain unique yet imperishable quality. Shreya Ghoshal’s voice isn’t that frequently heard on the radio stations anymore. However, the situation was dramatically different two decades ago. I am no music aficionado. See picShreya Ghoshal’s wax statue to be unveiled at Madame Tussauds in IndiaAs I write this article, I have the iconic “Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai” playing in the background and this leaves me wondering about the timeless nature of music. With innumerable singing reality shows on television today, we know that there isn’t any dearth of talent but we also know there aren’t many who make it in this tough business. The early 2000s will be remembered as the last decade when Hindi film music still had that charisma and Shreya was an important part of that brigade. A teenager hopelessly in love with Shah Rukh Khan, I didn’t know that I would come out of the film with great respect for the girl who sang for Paro. We would rather play Shor in the City’s “Saibo” and bask in the memories that Shreya Ghoshal has given us for life. Shreya Ghoshal, was probably, last of those greats. Related News
Shreya Ghoshal’s Tere Bina fuses magic with ‘thumri’ taking us on an emotional journey, watch videoShreya Ghoshal spends a musical evening with Sachin Tendulkar. As Hindi film music lovers, we miss her presence but her classics make up for all her absence. Of course, she still sings but the number of songs has significantly reduced. Jab We Met’s “Yeh Ishq Hai” which fetched another National Award for the singer, has Shreya voicing for Geet in the most joyous way and the same joy can also be felt in Guru’s “Barso Re”. At a time when Hindi film music is going through its worst phase with all the rehashed and recreated versions of old songs, it makes me question, what happened to the greats whose melodious voices were bold enough to stand on their own? While their point may be valid in the current scenario, such wasn’t the case until a few years ago. Firstly, we are the only ones who boast of song and dance as a part of our films, here they are a part of the narrative.