**Sorry about the dimmed vocals - try hearing with headphones for a better sound for now. I will make adjustments with other recordings.
After a 3 year hiatus, I decided to record something. I went on a marathon recording spree and the songs that I just loved to record turned out to have bad karaoke tracks. I'm now looking for a clean and smooth track for Tune O Rangeele from Kudrat.
Back to this song however, I have recorded a song that I shied away from for years. The thought of attempting drunkenness in a song, while tiptoeing over notes and maintaining hiccups and giggles, seemed overwhelming back then. Now, of course, it's a treat. I am sad that this track does not have the original starting of Aao Huzoor (Humse roshan hain chaand aur taare...) which truly is a test of a singer's fluidity of voice if balance of sur perfection and timing is maintained.
I have tried to ooze as much drunken appeal into this song as I could while sipping on saffron-scented chai; quite contrary to the many glasses of madira the actress and the singer seem to have imbibed to maintain the mist of intoxication in this song. Naturally Asha Bhosle is one gifted singer and does not require tea or alcohol to make her silky voice glide over this song. If we mortals could only sing like her, we'd all be quitting our day jobs.
In the song's prelude, an intoxicated Babita reminds her Krishna that if he breaks her heart, his Radha will never again be the same. Babita slithers over the dance floor with her gorgeous dress managing somehow to hold her balance while infuriating and taunting Biswajit with her song. I love the juxtaposition of Eastern morality versus Western influence, in this song, as is dramatized by the increasing disgust on the hero's face. It's funny how so much has changed and yet remains the same, from a cultural perspective. Please provide me with your feedback. Thank you!