Sunday, December 25, 2011

Mumbai Mehfil

This Christmas we had what can only be described as a shaam-e-mehfil. Pramod invited a bunch of his work colleagues, and we sat down to an evening of song and music.


There was wine (and whisky and rum and vodka)

And food... 

And lots of laughs 

I was the only female in this group of 12 guys. But miraculously, in the entire evening, the sacred words "Sachin Tendulkar" came up only once. Amazing, no? :)

As I looked back and wondered why, I realised that the real star of the evening was the music itself. The mehfil lasted 4 hours, and we played so many "oldies-goldies" that it was quite magical. Pramod brought his harmonica and played a song for us. I don't think I even realised how time flew until someone looked at the clock and announced that it was 1 in the night. 

Here's my pick from the evening: Kahe ko roye (why cry?) from the movie Aradhana. I haven't been able to get it out of my head all day long. The absolutely stunning lyrics of the song are here, in case any of you are interested. 
Safal hogi teri....aradhana....kahe ko roye
Kahee pe hai sukh kee chhaya, kahee pe hai dukhon kaa dhoop
Bura bhala jaisa bhi hai, yahi toh hai bagiya kaa roop
Phulon se, kanto se, mali ne haar piroye
Kahe ko roye....

9 comments:

Haddock said...

Liked that one about Sachin Tendulkar :-)

Jitender Gyani said...

Picture illustrates in the blog that you enjoyed a lot Mam...

PK said...

It was an evening which i will cherish for a very long time...
Thanks Pramod and Ma'am..
PK

Yatin said...

It was great fun and everyone enjoyed the musical evening.

I would like to add to Deepa mam's comments on 'Kahe ko Roye'. Its not only the lyrics but the way S D has given his voice to the song is amazing. You would have noticed the special pause between 'Safal hogi teri araaa.....' & 'dhana'. I offer to sing this song in such a sesssion next time.

Mayank Daksh said...

I love new songs…no much affinity for old ones…picked up this opportunity and it grew on me. Great evening…excellent get together..full of melodies…and of course a very gracious host (Pramod & Deepa Mam)..

Mayank Daksh said...

I love new songs…no much affinity for old ones…picked up this opportunity and it grew on me. Great evening…excellent get together..full of melodies…and of course a very gracious host (Pramod & Deepa Mam)..

Haresh said...

Thank You Pramod & Deepa Ma'am, for the excellent evening. The entire experience including the Rafi show was simply exhilarating.

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i love this song.. n that sachin tendulkar thing was very funny... pictures r also good....
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Insane Raj said...

Excellent blog.. Loved it .. :)