is often said that there is unity in diversity in India and so defying
cultural and religious barriers, just like any other festival, is Eid-ul-Fitr
, celebrated by people of all religions with great fervor.
In this edition of Yo Mr. DJ, BollyCurry brings to you some memorable songs on Eid in recent years.
1. Noor-e-Khuda - My Name is Khan
sensational trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, along with writer-turned-lyricist
Niranjan Iyengar, have come together to created this magical piece. An
unplugged version of this song rendered by Shreya Ghoshal, Adnan Sami
and Shankar Mahadevan is an extremely soulful ballad that instantly
strikes a chord with listeners. The movie starred Shah Rukh Khan and
Kajol and was directed by Karan Johar.
2. Arziyaan Saari Main - Delhi 6
The lines penned by Prasoon Joshi for this qawwali track in Delhi 6,
consist of a fascination that is almost indescribable. Its poignancy
travels through the number but can be especially echoed in the
simplicity of the heartfelt cry "Marammat muqaddar ki kardo, Maula". The film featured Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor in the lead, and the legendary musician A.R Rahman scored the song.
3. Yoon Shabnami - Saawariya
film marks the debut of both the lead actors, Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam
Kapoor. Parthiv Gohil's vocals emanate warmth as he goes on about
singing paeans in appreciation of his beloved in "Yoon shabnami pehle nahi thi chandni". The
debutante composer Monty Sharma showcases the metaphoric beauty of the
moon - the oncoming symbol of Eid - with this soundtrack.
4. Mubarak Eid Mubarak - Tumko Na Bhool Payenge
title of the song explains it all. This festive track composed by
Sajid-Wajid and sung by Sonu Nigam, Arvinder Singh and Sneha Pant,
offers a multi-level feel to its listeners from bhangra to
traditional dance to that perfect Eid mubarak feeling. The film stars
Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen and Dia Mirza in lead roles.
5. Kun Faaya - Rockstar
Faaya Kun" is a tribute to the sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya in the
voices of maestro A.R Rahman, Mohit Chauhan, and Javed Ali. The song
produces magical portals that spellbound you and allow you to connect
with God Almighty. The lyrics by Irshad are hard hitting and touching to
say the least.
Eid, let's develop the best possible version of ourselves, so that the
spirit of humanity and the festival lasts for a lifetime. We hope you
liked this edition and do let us know of your favorite Eid song!
From this BollyCurry author and all the others, Eid mubarak!
Author: Aanchal V.
Editors: Shreya S. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Amna M. & Saraa K.