fbpx
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Tum hi ho…

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Young and talented Bollywood singer Arijit Singh performed his hit numbers, writes SWATHI BHARGAV

- Advertisement -

The crowd was restless. The musical evening began with the dance troupe Jalwa performing to a fusion of B-Town hits, but the audience wanted to see the musical genius.

As MC Sunny V interacted with the audience, a spotlight focussed on the stage and someone seemed to appear out of nowhere. It was the man himself – Arijit Singh.

Festival Hall in Melbourne indeed turned ‘festive’ as Singh’s tracks echoed throughout the venue with exuberance.

Arijit knows his fans well, and his repertoire comprised a selection of his most popular songs. The show started with Tum hi ho… the ‘Love Anthem’ that fetched him his enormous success.

There was hooting, cheering and thunderous applause as he continued singing all his recent hits like Hai dil yeh mera, Samjhavaan and Kabhi jo badal barse.

‘‘Aap ko lyrics yaad kaise rehte hai, main aksar bhool jaata hu,” he said modestly to the audience that sang along with him.

After a series of emotion-strung melodies, there came a sudden shift to some foot-tapping numbers quite different from his forte of breezy, soft songs.

A string of numbers followed including the likes of Be intehaan, Senorita, Jiya re and Illahi. The western influences made the renditions by Arijit Singh a lot more enjoyable for the contemporary audience in Australia.

Besides being an acclaimed singer, the remarkably talented guitarist came to the limelight after the 2005 reality show Fame Gurukul.

After an initial struggle, Arijit’s career took a leap with his debut Phir mohabbat in 2011-12. After the stupendous success of Aashiqui 2 in 2013-14, there has been no looking back for this young singing sensation.

Arijit performed non-stop, enthralling fans with his smile throughout the evening, without any dip in his seemingly endless energy.

He surprised the audience with a spontaneous medley of some all-time favourites including Pehla nasha, Jo waada kiya wo, Teri deewani, Laagi tumse mann ki lagan, Kabhi aana tu by Euphoria and many other yesteryear classics, while the audience joined in with enthusiasm and sang along.

A glowing playback singer, Supriya Pathak, lent her melodious voice to the duets.

Organiser Rupesh Singh, music director Aadesh Srivastava and Education Centre of Australia, together turned the event into a grand success.

Speaking at the event, Srivastava announced that an Indian music college is in the pipeline to encourage fresh talent in Melbourne.

Arijit sang the soulful Kabira to end the show, receiving a grand standing ovation. He left the stage blowing kisses and bowing to the audience. And then, as swiftly as he had appeared, he was gone.

 

Photos courtesy of Evergreen Memories

 

 

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

0
Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

0
To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

0
  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Latest News

Guess The Song rj ekta

LISTEN: Will you be the one to correctly guess this tune?

0
  Are you good with guessing tunes? Keen ear for rhythm and beats? RJ Ekta might've been able to stump you with this one. She recently...
Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah twitter thread

Women, what would you tell your school age self?

0
  Ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March, Monash University's Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah was asked to speak at a girl's school. The inspiring academic,...
women empowerment

WATCH: Hindi poem about women empowerment

0
  Ever have those days where nothing is going your way? You feel demotivated and wonder, "what's the point?". The last couple of weeks in Australia...
march 2021 shows and movies

Indian shows and movies to watch in March 2021

0
  Bombay Begums (Netflix) After the award-winning Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016), director Alankrita Shrivastava is back with another empowering series about women. Set in urban...

Japanese billionaire seeks eight artists for free Moon ride

0
  Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight people to join him for a free ride to the Moon on a SpaceX Starship rocket sometime...