Sanjayism & Rahmania

Two hours of vintage Sanjay Subrahmanyan, live and a few hours of A.R. Rahman ….  I probably couldn’t have asked for anything better after wrapping up office work today.

I had missed quite a few Sanjay concerts this season and was eagerly waiting for today’s fare. What made it all the more special was the elaborate Surutti alapana and the song “Kanavendum laksham kangal” that immediately brought to my mind scenes of Sri SRD and Sanjay singing it in “Aarar Asaipadar“. While the Sanjayist in me was still reminiscing Surutti, my friend Sriram turned my attention towards the music of “Jodha Akbar”. I had heard Rahman’s latest offering early today morning in a not-so-good sound system but the experience in the evening was just too good to be true. We two Rahmaniacs just couldn’t stop raving about all the tracks, be it the roaring “Azeem-O-Shaan Shahenshah”, the beautiful “Jashn-E-Bahaara”, the enticing “In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein” or the soft “Man Mohana”. As is always the case with Rahman’s music and me, I am sure there are so many minute details still to be observed and enjoyed in the tracks as I hear them over and over again in the next few days.

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