Lamhe - Live by Legends



Lamhe - Live by Legends


A delightful musical evening, Lamhe - Live by Legends was hosted by the Yukta Garg Memorial Foundation and India Club of Greater Dayton on Sunday, June 27 at Performing Arts Center in Centerville High School. The live concert brought back  nostalgic moments (lamhe) of an golden era of Bollywood music.

The performers were Bollywood veteran playback singers Kavita Krishnamurty and Suresh Wadkar. To younger audiences, the two classically trained singers are recognizable as frequent judges on India's musical contest reality shows. The veterans were joined by youngsters Sanchita Bhattacharya, the winner of the Saregamapa Lil Champs contest, and Aavez Darbar of Fame Gurukul. The singers were accompanied by the popular Saregamapa musicians, including Girish Vishwa on the dholak and percussion.

More than 800 Bollywood fans, who remembered the glory days  of Suresh Wadkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy, attended the concert. The concert got going when Suresh sang his first hit song, Main hu prem rogi. Wadkar's rendition of Surmai shyam from the movie Lekin, "Aur Is Dil Mein" from the movie Imandaar, "Aye Zindagi Gale Laga Le" from the movie Sadma were superb. Wadkar and Aavez created positive energy when they sang the popular number Chappa chappa charakha chale from the movie Maachis.

Kavita Krishnamurthy's opening invocation from the movie Bhairavi was an apt begining with a mix of fun songs like Hawa Hawai and topped it with Pyar Hua Chhupke se from the movie 1942 Love Story. It was also nice to see  and hear the duet rendition of some of the evergreen songs such as Sawan ka Mahina from the movie Milan and Jo wada kiya from the movie Taj Mahal. Kavita, who received the Padmashri award, concluded her set with a zestful rendition of Dola re dolafrom the movie Devdas.


Snippets from Lamhe Live Concert

June 2010