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This is from a blog......by someone..

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We totally have Justin in da house!

Funny, that I was alerted to this by a rather disparaging post about the person in question, but I think we may be finally witnessing the emergence of a genuine home-grown Indian "popstar" in the Western sense of the term. To make sense of the point I'm trying to make here, we'll have to step back a bit and assess the history of Indian popular music over the last 4 decades or so. Indian popular cinema has always given pride of place to music, barring only a few exceptions. In days when dubbing technology was still not very well-developed, Hindi films used a workable compromise to cast actors in movies, those who had charisma, screen presence and acting skills, who also had moderately good voices that would pass muster in popular music. Sometimes someone was a better singer than an actor, a la KL Saigal, but mostly singing beauties like Kanan Devi and Noorjehan made it a fairly happy compromise.

As sound technology developed in the late 1940s and with it the possibility for playback singing, the connection between on screeen presence and singing ability became increasingly uncoupled. So now, it became possible to have an actor/actress who was good looking and could act well on screen and have their songs dubbed by those whose sole talent was a superb singing voice. And thus, even though divas like Lata Mangeshkar (and I do mean diva in every sense) started their film careers as singer-actresses, she quickly moved on to become exclusively a playback/dubbing singer, heard universally, rarely seen. This arrangement continued for decades, and as a result in Indian public consciousness, there was a neat demarcation between visual appeal and charisma and a mellifluous voice providing aural pleasure.

Sure there were the Usha Uthups, dashing live performers with fab voices, but Usha was always at the margins, and never had much mainstream appeal (except in Bengal I guess). And then there was Kishore Kumar, brilliant singer and immensely entertaining as a live performer, but certainly no one expected him to have charisma (it was a bonus), and the fact that he had such a wonderful singing voice was enough. So of course, when pop music as a genre separate from film scores started in the early 1980s (Nazia Hassan's Disco Deewane was a pioneer), it was initially fairly hard for the Indian record-buying public to reconcile the dichotomy. One of my uncles loved Nazia and had her LPs (it helped that she was stunningly beautiful), but for a lot of members of my family, Nazia was just not talented enough. "Can she sing like Lata Mangeshkar?" was the constant refrain. Never mind that not everyone needs to be a singer in the Lata mould, technical virtuoso with the charisma of a wet blanket. Nazia was beautiful and could sing passably well. The young adored her, but the older generation still frowned. But Nazia was a flash in the pan and for years Indian pop singers had to struggle with a valuation system that was hypercritical of their singing abilities without taking into account their sex appeal, stage presence, situation in a certain musical idiom etc. Let me tell ya, Bob Dylan could have never, ever made it if he was born Indian.

That perception has been changing in recent years, and if we needed proof that this is the case, it is here. This is a new reality show meets Pop/American Idol on Indian TV called Fame Gurukul, where a bunch of contestants are made to undergo a random set of training sessions under the tutelage of singer Ila Arun, and then presented to a live audience to do their thing. They are rated on their performance by a panel of judges as well votes by audience members calling in. The winner of the show gets a recording contract with Sony Music, and of course the publicity and national recognition is good too. The show has been going on for a while now, and I haven't really watched any of the episodes, though I've seen a few video recaps online on the show's website. The curious phenomenon in the show is the case of Qazi Touqeer, a 19-year old boy from Srinagar, Kashmir with a flamboyant personality and effortless charm. The judges seem to think he's a mediocre singer, and put him in the bottom heap in every single show. But voila! what do you know, the voting audience keeps bringing him back on. This has apparently happened 5 times already, and as I write, I don't know if he's survived on the show or finally voted out.

Obviously the viewers of the show have a very different view of his potential as a "pop star" than the judges. None of the other contestants seem to have the audience appeal that this boy has, and he seems to revel in the spotlight like no other. His clothes, gestures and dancing are all brash and Bollywood, but in conversation he comes across as a genuinely likeable homeboy. Music companies would be foolish to not offer him a record contract, talent or no talent, because rarely have I seen a subcontinental performer strut on stage like he owns the place (I can think of Ali Azmat from Junoon, and Ali's voice and this boy's voice are at about the same point on a talent scale, don't get me wrong, I love Junoon). Sure he's cheesy, totally enamoured of Bollywood heros and his style is derivative of them, but he is a pop eye candy package in the way someone like Shubha Mudgal isn't (and I absolutely adore Shubha Mudgal, and would rather listen to her than Qazi anyday). Point is we need a desi Justin Timberlake, an Indian Britney Spears, heck even a subcontinental JLo. We just need to stir things up a bit. And Qazi may just be the answer we are looking for. 

 Qazi brings a very fresh approach to pop music in India, one where we don't obsess over the technical perfections of the voice, but enjoy the performance as a whole. And he is definitely very easy on the eye, and I can see his appeal with teenage girls. You go boy!
 
 
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Edited by ticks - 24 April 2006 at 7:29am
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Why is QAZI a phenomenon? Can someone figure it out?

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I think people are comparing their favorites to QAZI, since they cannot understand a phenomenon like QAZI. What it takes to be a QAZI!!

Sometimes, it is not just talent which makes a person sucessful or loved by the masses. You need to have something a halo which connects you to the masses that is what QAZI has! Singing is one aspect of it, but great performers and artists need not need to just have singing talents. QAZI has an unique voice which is untrained, but today he is improving by leaps and bounds and has natural talent. Perhaps who knows he may be another KL Saigal or Kishore Kumar, Who would act, sing and dance to their own songs? Who knows! That is his aim though! His voice connects to the masses (atleast it does it for me to a certain level, I cringe at some of the notes he sings, but ignore them, which I would NOT for some other singer because his performance as a whole is so complete and awesome, I have sung on stage, so I know how difficult it is perform, dance and sing at the same time and also keep the audience glued.. He can sell his soul to entertain his audience (perhaps he is like ShahRukh Khan in this manner). That is what connects him..which is a GOD's gift which he got.

I was watching the DYND episode (new years special), after the whole episode he sang "Meri Mehbooba", and that performance stole the show! His "Yeh Pal"rendition with out any background music sounded great! His voice is meant for recodings! He has shown us Emotional intelligence is also what matters when one needs to be a WINNER. In this fast consumer driven world (did i hear somewhere, the world is FLAT now?), where HITs and FLOPs matter, he has perhaps shown that we can also have a Singing-Star driven music industry. Even for film music, let us accept the fact that Music albums sells not because it is a Ismail Darbar music sung by a Sonu Nigum..But because it is a ShahRukh Khan Film. That is the bitter truth, perhaps QAZI will make that change, and people will buy music and listen to it because it is a Singing-Superstar QAZI's album.. Gone are the days, when average people would wait and savour music and buy labels.
Today, FM and TV would play them, and the paying public would watch those videos and buy albums.
That is just another side of film and indi-pop industry. I may be wrong, but i have a feeling QAZI is here to stay, and there is enough room for him up there ( on a lighter note...we are a country of 1 billion people so we can accomodate more artists!! ). To each is his own!! QAZI is QAZI!!

No PANNA LAL or HEERA LAL can be a QAZI.. QAZI lead the way and showed the music world that there is more to music than just the sound waves (Simple harmonic motion), the saat surs, aalaaps, taals and the technicalities of voice.. There is something called performance as a whole also...

If an offtune Abhishekh Bachchan can sing his way to the Chart Top in 2005, why cant QAZI be the next singing sensation?? What the heck he already is! BTW, his new album is a SUPERHIT! And to top it all he is an eye-candy too, which helps and is an add on!



Edited by ticks - 24 April 2006 at 7:40am
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thnx 4 all the help ticks di..u r a gr8 help..i'll add more stuff after my xams

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