Bollywood Society » Unveiling ‘Lafz Bheege Hain’: Centuries-old ghazal tradition given a new modern twist. Out Now via Sufiscore

Unveiling ‘Lafz Bheege Hain’: Centuries-old ghazal tradition given a new modern twist. Out Now via Sufiscore

by Ratan Srivastava
Prachi Desai

Renowned poet Ajay Sahaab’s words find soulful expression in the enchanting voice of Pratibha Singh Baghel in “Lafz Bheege Hain.” This mesmerizing release by Sufiscore features a collection of five modern yet classically-rooted ghazal songs, each a poignant tribute to the power of emotions.

The heart of this creation draws from the tale of unrequited love that intertwined the lives of literary luminaries Amrita Pritam and Sahir Ludhianvi. A story that transcends time and borders, it’s a narrative of love, separation, and universal human emotions.

Director Parasher Baruah’s artistry adds visual depth to these evocative ghazals through captivating videos, brought to life by acclaimed actors Prachi Desai and Som Chattopadhyay. Against the backdrop of colonial Pondicherry and Mumbai, the videos reimagine the golden era of Indian cinema, fusing classic romance with contemporary storytelling.

Composer Rajesh Singh’s melodies, inspired by Hindustani classical music’s “evening ragas,” resonate with melancholic beauty. The intricate rhythms and harmonious chords underscore the deep emotions within each note. The compositions artfully bridge traditional and Western influences, capturing the delicate balance of pain and acceptance portrayed in the ghazals.

Producer Paras Nath’s masterful arrangements breathe life into Singh’s compositions, blending diverse instruments such as cello, acoustic guitars, violin, viola, keyboards, Hindustani bansuri flute, fretless sarod, and bowed sarangi. The resulting musical tapestry enriches the narrative, enhancing the vocal prowess of Pratibha Singh Baghel.

“Lafz Bheege Hain” is not merely an album, but a journey. It’s a collective effort that seamlessly merges poetry, music, and visuals to convey emotions that resonate across cultures and borders. This release stands as a testament to the timeless power of love and artistry, presenting a captivating experience for all who immerse themselves in its beauty.

About Suficore – Sufiscore is not just a traditional label but a YouTube channel amassing millions of views of songs from the Asian and South Asian markets. By celebrating new creative processes with leading musicians adapting to adversity as they continue to explore global fusion, Sufiscore is opening doors to international collaborations wherever musicians are in the world. Through live-syncing, remote recording and other practices, Sufiscore seeks to usher in new ways of making and consuming music online.

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