I have no words to describe Mondays now. And yes, it’s one of those weeks when I don’t even want to define this monstrous day anymore. So rather than explaining our ordeal to you as we approach the work of this new day, I would like to directly introduce you to the artist of the week. Next time someone asks you for a litter synonym, tell them Rekha Bharadwaj. You already know who the artist is.
Bharadwaj began his singing journey in Bollywood in 1997, and there has been no looking back. There is an abundance of melancholy, but she also knows how to turn it into mischief. And if that wasn’t enough, Rekha Bharadwaj also successfully sang lullabies. This is the same woman who sang Beedi, while also lending her voice to Laadki, so you know why range!
So today, as we start another week and come together to forget the weekend vibe and start work, let’s bring Rekha Bharadwaj to our rescue and let her voice swell us.
You must be a fan of Beedi and Namak, but did you know that Balma exists in an alternate universe? Otherwise, thank you! A song by Pataakha by Vishal Bharadwaj, Balma a Sunidhi Chauhan, and Rekha Bharadwaj indulged in a jugalbandi, and my God, what magic. Watch the video in which Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan do the song justice. What better way to trigger adrenaline?
A ubiquitous song every time someone mentions Rekha Bharadwaj’s name. Composing AR Rahman, Javed Ali singing alongside Bharadwaj and the skeletonless melody reaching highs and lows just like the wilderness it is in, Ranjha Ranjha is one of a kind. Give yourself a feeling of pleasure.
Did you think the melancholy of her voice might keep her from singing a song that reflects mischief? No. Saat Khoon Maaf’s Darling is where Vishal Bharadwaj lets Indian words marry Russian music, and the drama gets the job done. Bonus tip, if you haven’t tune in to Doosri Darling, an extended cut from the original but equally fun track.
Jagaave Saari Raina
It will be a crime if I don’t list a song that reflects the true essence of Rekha Bharadwaj. The delicacy of it all, the calm it brings, Jagaave Saari Raina needs to be celebrated more than it already is. While Humri Atariya gets all the recognition, this song deserves a lot more.
Who would have thought that a song as deeply rooted culturally as Genda Phool would blend into music that wasn’t even close? AR Rahman turned this into reality and let Rekha Bharadwaj sprinkle his magic. Born was the track from Delhi 6. A refreshing number that will make you dance to its beats.
Phir Le Aaya Dil
Now get ready as I bring you the last track on the list and one of Bollywood’s most valuable songs. Phir Le Aaya Dil is the melody of the heart and what one feels when meeting lost love. But he is not sad, he is happy to see them again and to accept that love still exists. Rekha Bharadwaj owns the track and how.
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