I was ten.
Well..the point is - how many times have you associated a voice you heard, to a certain face in your mind? Obviously many times, huh? But have you any time felt that the voice you heard 'tasted' like something you ate? Ok, don't frown - it may be weird, but it has happened to me a couple of times lately.
The new crop of singers, especially girls, have such a range of voice texture that it is impossible to think of them, or at least compare them to the voices of yesteryears. It is a good sign too, we get to hear so many different voices. And they go well with the new faces you see on screen as well. You don't have to cringe when you see Amritha Rao mouthing her lines to...maybe Latha Mangeshkar? No offence, I salute the nightingale and there was a time when I couldn't even imagine any other singer's voice in hindi films. But now...
Ok, enough of the foreword. Here's a list of singers and songs they crooned in the recent past I personally like. They taste...err..sound really yummy. There's a certain 'crack-jack' feel to their voices. Have you felt the same?
- Shruti Pathak - Mar Jaawan (Fashion)
- Hema Sardesai - Badal pe paon hai (Chak de India)
- Aneela Mirza - Say na say na (Bluffmaster)
- Anushka Manchanda - Golmaal (Golmaal)
- Tanvi Shah - Fanaa (Yuva)
- Mahalaxmi Iyer - Kabhi Neem Neem (Yuva)
- Rekha Bharadwaj - Namak Ishq ka (Omkara)
- Sunidhi Chauhan - Sajna ji waari (Honeymoon Travels)
- Bombay Jaishree - Zara zara (Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein) This is a bit older in comparison.
- Gayatri Ganjawaala & Sunidhi Chauhan - Pyar ki yeh kahani (Honeymoon Travels)
- Kavitha Seth - Iktara (Wake up Sid)
- Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - O re piya (Aaja Nachle)
- Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Mahalaxmi Iyer - Bol na halke halke (Jhoom baraabar Jhoom)...Don't even ask about the movie, though.
I'm sure I missed out a lot more - fill me in... Oh, and btw, no bubble-burst moment happened this time round ;-)