Devdas – Larger than life:
Well, I still remember the day when i bought Khamoshi cassette from a music shop in mambalam. That was when i was returning from NIIT and i went straight to my room and played it with no expectations. It took me by storm and it is one of my favourite albums till day. I thought the director whom I don’t know who it was that time must have had an ear for music. Because it was so diferent from Jatin-Lalit’s previous albums. And Bhansali created the magic in the silver screen with Khamoshi displaying a wide range of pathos and ecstasy with music. Bhansali re-created the magic in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Though the later wasn’t a emotional gripper, it had elements of unbound happiness.
And now with Devdas, he joins again with Ismail Durbar to recreate the age of classics. Devdas is a touch of class. Maardala sung by Kavitha Subramanyan is the smash hit of the album. And if you get to see the trailor in MTV, you will probably start loving Madhuri again. Her portrayal is much expected in this movie. I have become a fan of this song and also Woh chand jaisi ladki by Udit. The best surprise is the Devdas theme. So feverish in its rhythm just like the Sandana Thendralai by Shankar Mahadevan in Kandukondain Kandukondain.
Listen to this album in a quiet night overlooking the sky and stars from your bed. I am sure you will transend into the world of sheer music, which Bhansali has created in celluloid.