About some wedding songs
Life could be pretty miserable if you live close to a wedding hall – in fact a gathering facility based on lawns. The loud music is bound to disturb the neighbors. Besides, the aroma of wedding feast can only increase the appetite. (Not mine though – yeah I am a little different) :)
The concept of hall with sound proof walls is acceptable but arranging a function in the lawns under the colorful tents irks. We never had any wedding halls when we had moved here a couple of decades ago. The present ones opened just a few years ago – a sheer nuisance - right in the pure residential area.
So when you live close to such facility you are bound to hear sounds sans sights. The sound of clanking of cauldrons, laughter, clapping, cheering and of course music. My observation tells that there are certain songs that are played religiously on each wedding or an engagement party.
The first one is the evergreen (I never thought it so but now I’ve changed my view) is Ghar Aya Mera Pardesi sung by Lata for the 1951 flick called Awaara starring Nargis and Raj Kapoor. The movie is undoubtedly one of the best of Indian cinema (indeed a classic) and looking at the craze of this song here, I wonder do they play this song on Kapoor weddings, like was it played when Karishma Kapoor got married or will they play it when Kareena will marry? It’s one of the hottest (wedding) songs here that never outdates or fizzles out… I have grown up listening to it on weddings.
Here is the video:
The other song that is played incessantly is a Pushto track sung by Tahir Shubab. He’s basically an Afghan singer. The video seems to feature a bunch of gay-looking men :P The song is really catchy though in terms of lyrics and music.
The last one is not played anymore but that used to sell like a hot cake at one time (actually back in 90s). It is called Wadi Ishq Se Aya Hai Mera Shehzada. Man… once someone commented that it sounds like a truckwalas song and I can’t tell how it cracked me up :) This song was sung by Alka Yagnik for her own album. It most prolly had no official video.