Phir mohabbat karne chala Hyderabad
With winter at its coldest, temperature freezing, most of Hyderabad seemed deserted on Friday evening. While this was the case with half the city, the other half braved strong, freezing winds and thronged the Boulder Hills Golf Club, Gachibowli, to listen to the voice of the year.
With winter at its coldest, temperature freezing, most of Hyderabad seemed deserted on Friday evening. While this was the case with half the city, the other half braved strong, freezing winds and thronged the Boulder Hills Golf Club, Gachibowli, to listen to the voice of the year. Yes, Arijit Singh was in the city on Friday evening. Standing in protracted bands, people were waiting to listen to Arijit.
After shaking legs to grooving DJ beats by Prithvi for a brief time, spectators swayed their hands and the countdown began as the silver voice mounted the stage with his guitar. Arijit Singh expectedly started the gig with “Tum Hi Ho”, which won the most awards. It was fascinating to listen to the spectators sing along Arijit.
This was just the beginning as Arijit took people on a tour to his music timeline. Right from “Phir Mohabbat” (Arijit’s debut in Bollywood) from ‘Murder 2’ to “Sawan Aya Hai” from ‘Creature 3D’, he soulfully rendered every song with every note making the heartbeat skip.
Romance filled the fog and people fell in love with each other, again, as Arijit rendered all time hits like “Samjhaavan” and “Muskurane”. It was splendid to see a congregation of around five thousand all glued to music, enjoying the evening with their loved ones. Only Arijit could make this happen. The latter half of the gig was further soothing.
Romance came down for a while as Arijit stepped down for a short break but returned with more energy, enough energy to leave the spectators awestruck. Besides singing his originals, Arijit also performed some breathtaking covers of Kailesh Kher. Varying his pitch throughout the song, Arijit stole hearts of people, who didn’t want the night to end. Well, even Afrojack wouldn’t have got a response of this magnitude.
If one played “Hum Tere Bin Ab Reh Nahi Sakte”, it would symbolise audience’s feeling for Arijit. The gig finally ended with “Dua” and “Kabira”. It was indeed a sensuous and joyous musical retreat of all times. Amongst the numerous concerts held in the city the whole year, this one by Arijit Singh was the best, undoubtedly. Perhaps, Arijit has set a new benchmark for gigs in the city with his debut performance here.