The music of the 90’s film Pukar was ghee-shakkhar for the ‘sweet-tooth of new-age music’ like me. I grew up listening everything from Hindustani Classical, Gazals, Boney M, Abba, Evergreen Bollywood and so on. I distinctly remember getting swayed by ARR’s music every single time I heard it.
The reason I love/admire/sing this song from Pukar is because of the aalap in the intro of the song. The aalap is not as effortless to sing as it sounds. Whenever komal rishab creates a way for itself in a song as intense as this, it is not a little pathway but a highway. The singer’s challenge is to sing this highway in a manner that it looks like an endearing trail in a forest.
Tried singing a short version for Reels/Shorts on the socials. Hope you like my honest attempt!
Do you have a song which you love because of its aalap? Do let me know in the comments!