Things happen in life “all of a sudden”. I have fallen in love with the word ‘Dafatan’ so beautifully put in the lyrics of ‘ Dil gira dafatan’ from the stunningly inspiring album “Delhi 6”. The search for the meaning of some words will give you a different perspective of the songs which you have already heard. “Delhi 6” is a surprise package. An unbelievably brilliant album that captures almost all genres of music.. All moods and all emotions. Just a perfect blend any music lover would love to keep as a priceless possession.
“Dil Gira dafatan” and “Rehna Tu” have got the very ‘Rahmanish’ unconventional patterns and flow where you just fail to understand the structure unless you hook onto it for a million times. They are just fantabulous. Shreya will just amaze us with her magical “Bhor Bhaye” a pure classical rendition and 'Arziyan' has a great amount of divinity attached to it.
Mohit Chauhan’s versatility has been unveiled in “Masakali” and the song title is attributed to the white pigeon in the movie which symbolizes peace and freedom according to the Director of the movie. The title track is very attractive and no doubts that ARR magic will keep our flag flying high in the years to come. He is a blessed soul!! Handpicked and showered with talents by the Almighty!! Prasoon Joshi has raised the bar with his awesome lyrical talents and Urdu as a language is wowing me time and again.
Looks like the two years wait after “Rang De Basanti” was really worth it. Music does possess some magical powers. If you have music in your life you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have. Even when am jotting down these thoughts I have “Dil gira dafatan” playing into my ears and hitting my senses hard …giving me that solace and comfort that we all long for at times.
Always expect the unexpected in life…almost all the best things came to me at least happened when I was least expecting them. But can’t disagree with Mark Twain when he says “A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes”. “Delhi 6” is a worth a trillion bucks and much more than words could ever say!!!
“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle us, make us wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and where to.”