Recent Listens: Ilaiyaraaja, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar & More

Some of my recent listens from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Ilaiyaraaja, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Pritam...

Oru Vela Raavinnakam (Sreevalsan J. Menon, Swapaanam) - A stunner of a classical piece delivered flawlessly by Lekha R. Nair. The kanjira, chenda and violins make for a mesmerising backdrop.

Tujhe Bhula Diya (Vishal-Shekhar, Anjaana Anjaani) -  A plaintive quasi-qawwali, accentuated further by Mohit Chauhan's superb singing.

Kalyana Then Nila (Ilaiyaraaja, Mounam Sammadham) - One of the many evergreen melodies from the maestro, and my god, what beautiful lyrics!

Enna Saththam Indha Neram, Yedhedho Ennam Valarthen, Theme Music (Ilaiyaraaja, Punnagai Mannan) - Timeless is the word.

Uff Teri Adaa (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Karthik Calling Karthik) - Where classical meets dance floor in an addictive fusion.

Khwabon Ke Parindey (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) - Mohit Chauhan and Alyssa Mendonsa, enough said!

Bol Na Halke Halke (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom) - One of my favourite songs from the composer trio. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Mahalakshmi Iyer, needless to say, rock.

Aao Na, Pyaar Ki Dastaan, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Dholna, Sajda (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy) - Gorgeous melodies made even more beautiful by the singers. And how can you not fall in love with Sadhana Sargam's voice in Aao Na?

Iktara, Ha Raham, Phas Gaya, Ek Lau, Lagan Lagi, Raunakein, Aazaadiyan, Geet, Naav, Kahaani, Udaan, Suno Aisha, Gal Mitthi Mitthi, Shaam, Lehrein, Dilli, Yeh Pal, Dua, Nayan Tarse, Paayaliya, Dhol Yaara Dhol, Ranjhana (Amit Trivedi) - Pensive tunes from Amit Trivedi, so captivating and enchanting.

Tu Hi Haqeeqat (Pritam Chakraborty, Tum Mile) - The song (along with Jashn-E-Bahaara) that introduced me to Javed Ali.

Tune Jo Naa Kaha, Abhi Kuch Dino Se, Pee Loon (Pritam Chakraborty) - Pritam and Mohit Chauhan have delivered a lot of hits together no doubt, but these two melodies feature at the top of my list.

Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai, Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai (Pritam Chakraborty) - Another frequent collaborator with Pritam is K.K., and the result has been nothing but magical!

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