Article: 93 (ATMJH)
Subject: Abhi To Main Jawan Hun (#93)
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 15:33:50 +0530 (IST)

        Song: Mehfil Me Aaye Woh Aa~j Dhire  Se,  Taron  Buza  Do
Chirag Dhir.e Se~~
                Mehfil Me Aaye, Woh Aye Woh Aye Woh Aye

        Film:   Sitaron Se Age (1958)
        Music:  Sachin Deb Barman
        Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
        Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
        *ing:   ?

A soft and  sweet  Lata  Mangeshkar  delivers  beautiful  Majrooh
lyrics, really effortlessly; as if she is gently throwing them in
the air! But it's not that simple,  as  I  write  here.  In  fact
throwing  is not a correct word. I ought to have said: she places
each and every word with utmost care, after correctly  modulating
them.   She   is  clearly  enjoying  the  song.  For  example  on
approaching "Dhire' in 'Chirag Dhire Se'; she  lowers  her  tone,
pauses  momentarily at 're' of 'Dhire' and then slowly ascends at
'Se~~~'. In this gentle flow of notes Sachin-Da  has  mixed  very
light  orchestration  -  violin, guitar, tabla. The repetition of
'Wo Aye' after mukhada (which in  turn  is  repeated  after  each
stanza)  is  most  effective  part.  Each antara has three lines.
First two is sung at different pitch. It's  the  third  one  that
brings  it  back to home. But there is no jerk. It leaves a stamp
of a master.

Author: Snehal B. Oza