Tuesday, August 16, 2022

US musician on Boston street touches Indian hearts with a perfect rendition of Bollywood song

While Shahid Kapoor was impressed by the saxophonist’s rendition of Kabir Singh song, film’s composer Mithoon said the American man got the notes of the song absolutely right.

It’s not every day when you’re away from home in a foreign land and you come across something familiar. This is exactly what happened when a man walking down a US street in Boston, a man heard a street musician / artist playing a Hindi song on saxophone. (Such street performers are called ‘buskers’)

Twitter user Sumit Patil was in Boston, Massachusetts when he heard soft, liquid, mellow sounds of a saxophone. But instead of some Jazz or Neo-Soul tunes, he was pleasantly surprised to hear the musician playing Kabir Singh’s ‘Tujhe Kitna Chaahne Lage Hum’.

With a small collection bucket in front of him, the unidentified man in a black suit was busking the melodious tunes of the Kabir Singh song, sung by Arijit Singh. 

“This is what I captured today!!!” an excited Patil wrote online tagging the singer, composer and actors of the film. “Amazed to watch Indian music on the US streets!!!” he added

‘Tujhe Kitna Chaahne Lage Hum’  is a Hindi ballad from the soundtrack album for the 2019 film Kabir Singh.  The song was written and composed by Mithoon, and is sung by Arijit Singh.

The film depicts a surgeon who descends into alcoholism and a path of self-destruction after his girlfriend marries someone else. According to the filmmakers, the song is about “the phase of love and longing after falling apart”.

The song topped a number of music charts in India in July 2019. It also did well on Radio Mirchi, where it was listed at number 3 on the Radio Mirchi website’s Top 20 song chart. On the Musicplus charts, the song spent two weeks at the number one spot.

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