Rotary shows its heart
Singer Javed Ali transfers the power of music from the stage into the soul in RCB’s major fund-raiser event Dil Se
THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 26th was a memorable one. A mixed bouquet of ghazals resounded through NCPA reaching out to hearts in the theatre.
Playback singer Javed Ali and his team made magic with their instruments. The range and versatility in Javed Ali’s
voice pulled all the right strings in the audience.
If the best singer is one who knows his audience, Javed Ali was on point. There was so much ease and comfort in his performance. The evening was not only for the connoisseurs of ghazals but also for Mumbai’s Bollywood audience. Dil Se was a repertoire of his work. He sang from heart-touching ghazals like Mehdi Hassan’s Ranjish hi sahi to Bollywood
ghazals like Jagjit Singh’s Hosh walon ko khabar kya to some other famous old ghazals of Talat Mehmood, Ghulam Ali and so on.
Although ghazals seemed to be at times melancholic, the aura in NCPA spoke something else. The thundering claps and smiles on the faces of each and everyone only helped Javed to continue in his melodious voice. Their enthusiasm
took him from strength to strength.
The audience applauded the loudest for Arziyaan (Maula Mere Maula) which was on a public demand and, needless to say, it was one of the best moments of the evening with Javed Ali himself enjoying audience response. As the melodious evening neared its end, the audience were just willing to say ‘Aaj jaane ki zidd na karo’ to Javed Ali.