Sunday, September 19, 2010

Jhootha Hi Sahi

Have sung Maiyya Yashoda (The Jamuna Mix and The Thames mix) in this album with Javed Ali and this recording session was one that I would never forget. I met Mr Tyrewala for the second time and it was a wonderful experience to be a part of this recording. Javed Ali recorded this song while his mother was getting a surgery done in Delhi so it was quite hectic for him.
Rahman sir told me to sing and sound the way I do in this song. Like a really young girl, not that I am a hag now, but still, to bring in the chirpiness of a younger girl. 
Meeting Mr Tyrewala was like meeting a really wonderful professor and listening to a wonderful address. Not sure if he would take it as a compliment but in the conversation that I had with him, I had a great time listening to him on philosophy and his interpretation of some of the myths and legends of India to the best way to eat waffles. He is most definitely a food aficionados and remember him mentioning about a really wonderful Chinese restaurant in Shimla, if I am not mistaken. Like Vir Sanghvi, he also said that the Chinese food that we eat in India is not Chinese.

Needless to say some of the best conversations that I have had are with the creative people, the wonderful people that are part of the process of making the films that we love to watch. I have not met too many people in the literary and art world yet but hopefully that will lead me to some wonderful learning as well. 
Like this time I met Mr Iqbal Patni, the poet and heard him speak, albeit briefly on cars, which one to buy and which one not to. 
To me, singing for and working under Rahman sir is like being in a Himalayan ashram with a Guru. There is tranquility and somehow even if I have had a really terrible day, everything just vanishes, as far as I am concerned, as soon as I meet him. His hours of rigorous spiritual practice and communion with the Almighty has this effect on other people I would daresay. Someday, I hope to have the same sort of a positive effect on the people that I meet.
Enjoy the album and you can listen to it on http://www.saregama.com and when you do want to download, please make it legal.


Thanks and God Bless.

35 comments:

Maddy said...

Thanks for sharing thses instances with us, common folks. After the beutiful Kilimanjaro song, I get to hear you and Javed Ali in Jhoota hi Sahi. Once agin, its a fun filled song and I enjoyed it every bit. Waiting for the audio release!!!

And your statement about ARR Sir could'nt have been more perfect. I was just watching his appearanc on Saregamapa and one after another there were his hits being rendered by participants(awesome singing and songs) and there he was sitting ever so calm and composed!!!If I could borrow yoru style of saying "Whot a man!!!!

BTW, you rock in the Sangeetha Mahayuddham!!! The best performer by a mile is Madhu Sir...What a voice and divine singing.....reminds me of the evergreen Yesudass Sir!!!. Has MAdhu Balakrishnan Sir sung for ARR??

Rock said...

It's the best Track of the Album...the way u start is simply awesome...Best of Luck :)...

Anonymous said...

miss chinmayee

tamannah has won a south cinesceop award for Kandaen Kadhalai.

I wish to congratulate you for your award...since you did half of her "acting".

;)

nirupamasundar said...

Lovely song chinmayee, we really enjoyed this no, needless to say, it will be sure shot hit and u r u sure to set a trend in the bollywood

nirupamasundar said...

lovely chinmayee, the much versatile voice of yours is sure to hit the masses and a new chinmayee trend is going to get set from now on.

Deepak said...

Loved your work in this song! The way you transform yourself for different songs is just pure magic!

Deekshanya said...

//His hours of rigorous spiritual practice and communion with the Almighty has this effect on other people I would daresay.//

Words have been beautifully put together in this sentence. Nice language skills. Kudos.

Havent listened to the songs, but am damn sure you would have done well. Will listen and comment more.

God bless
Deeksh

Narendra said...

thank you for sharing your experiences.pleased to see that one of the finest singers of our generation is very active in web.just searched for you in google today and have been going through all of your blogs...you are truly inspiring...touched by some of your experiences and thoughts...good luck to you

nkr4068 said...

Awesome songs in the movie Chinmayi :) never knew u had a blog :) I loved Maiyya Yashoda & Cry Cry the most! :) wish shreya for the Cry cry 4 me! :)

Would love to know more about you and hope this blog becomes the bridge to that knowledge! :)

Do check out my blog! :) A Journey to the Unknown Spaces

Aakarsh said...

Totally loved the way you sounded in this song. I am really amazed at the different modulations you have brought about in different ARR songs. Oru Daiva thantha was a certain kind of feel. Tere Bina (Guru) has totally different, Northie folk singer style feel and this one again is totally different! Wonderful! I hope you continue to do your best, as always!

Sathya said...

Afta reading,i was like 'wish this feel continued for eternity. ' No words. Wish u write more about the experiences/instances/moments with guru,AR.:-)

Subbu said...

Chinmayee..Im a big time ARR fan.I'm following your blog on and off....

Atleast for ARR songs, I always wanted to hear it legal. I'm not in India so its really tough to get a DVD, by just walking out. If Raavan and Endhiran made it on Itunes..Why not Komaram Puli and Jhootha hi Sahi? Is that a decision by Rahman sir or distributors? This Saregama website is pathetic..It doesn't have adequate infrastrcuture to support the downloads..If possible, please take this forward to the concerned people and make it available in Itunes. Good music MUST get higher credits.

BTW, you are incredibly Versatile mam..Kudos!You simply rock my friend..(Pls dont lose your individuality)..Way to go!! Mayya Yashodha is sooper!!

Miss Stickler said...

I listened to the songs. Your voice is awesome.

nimit said...

Chin, I must admit that even after listening Maiyya Yashoda 100 times, I am still unsure if that's your Voice.
I totally agree with you on the point that some of the best conversations that even I have had are with the creative people. I still remember some of those conversations with Kamal Sir, Shekhar Kapur, Anupam Kher, Prahlad Kakkar, Iqbal Patni Sahab, Nandita Das, Nagesh Kukunoor to name a few. All those interactions were so insightful, wonderful learning and few of them were eye opening ones.

Sandeep said...

wow...u r lucky to b able to work with ARR and feel the spirituality..& with a pure soul i'm sure even ur dream of having a similar effect on people will come true :)
and abt the mayya yashoda song..it's simply awesome...a very good job done...keep up the good work...

God bless n ALL THE BEST for all future endeavours...

Anonymous said...

Good music.

Sandeep said...

hey, came across the latest videos of 2 of ur latest songs Kilimanjaro & Maiyya Yashoda....Your voice is magical n lovely :)

Kilimanjaro -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehXJjoLHYas

Maiyya Yashoda -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFAgPEHPX7E

Shree said...

Chinmayi,
I have been a regular reader of your blog and a die hard fan of Mr.Rahman. Recently I got the opportunity to listen to one of his concerts live and I really felt the divinity in his music. Wish even I was as lucky as you are to talk to him and learn from him. I really like your works and on the personal front I relate to you at times. Keep the work going. All the best!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely song and very well sung. It is one of the best in the album.

muralikrishna said...

u r simply awesome..gifted voice..........maiyya yashoda is heavenly.........hatzz off!!!

Vinod said...

"round pegs in square hole. you can cook them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify. but the only thing you cant do is ignore them. because people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the one who do." - Apple.

why art films dont work the way commercial films do. because you need to be creative enough to understand the art film.

there are very few creative people in this world

Usha said...

what a song ..mayya yashoda..i instantly liked the song the moment i heard it..your voice is excllent and also javed ali..and above all mr.A.R.rehman for giving us such a beautiful composition..the song takes you a different level where you feel you are with lord krishna and gopis..God bless you all..

Anonymous said...

On a totally random note you seem really biased towards Madhu's team on Sangeetha Maha Utham :P cool it down a bit 8-) lol

Miss Stickler said...

Chinmayi your voice made the song and its music have its very own soul. Don't think that I am just joking. I am your true fan and your voice works great with ARR's music. God Bless You! Long live Chinmayi...

Saranya said...

Chinmayiiii you've cut your hair short?? So sad :(

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Nithya: Well there are people like me and there are people like you. :) What to do!

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Nithya: Well there are people like me and there are people like you. :) What to do!

Anonymous said...

Oh Maiyaa Yashodha !! Awesomeness :)

Anonymous said...

I just want to dance hearing Mayya Yashoda. Song is just in time for navrathri - will be a great hit. All the best.

Sean Bob Mudi said...

Chinmayi:

Simply superb with your singing and dubbing.

Regards,
- Srinivas.

MEENA KUMARI said...

Chinnuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu dont tell me thats your voice!!!!!!!! i just listened to maiyya yashodha... oh my GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! You ve changed your voice completely... how can you do that??? i know that you change your voice to suit the mood of the song but well this is something out of the world... what do you do sister??? how do you change your voice like this??? simply brilliant... i dont get impressed easily and certainly i dont gush and react so much for ordinary things... i really mean it from the bottom of my heart sister i salute your talent you really took my breath away with your voice changing capabilities... tremendous... you really impress and surprise me continually in one way or the other but this time you went one step forward... god bless sis

gokul said...

I cant stop listening to this song.... Mix of your voice and ARR music is Awesome.. Am loving this song very much...

Rajesh said...

Hi Chinmayi,

That was an awsome song....i have already bought the CD...Rahman sir is genius...and flawless...i like the way song goes from "Tore nat kat ne ek din mohe yeh raaz bataya....to maiya tore natkat ko maine hi makan kilaya.." that was awsome..

Regards,
Rajesh

Deekshanya said...

I loved the Jamuna mix version of the song! Ultimate fast number, loved it. Great singing Chin!I also liked the other songs in the album.

Cheers
Deeksh

aksankaran2003 said...

I suppose to go through your blogspot and find about jhootha hai sahi. Then only i come to know about this film music composed by Great ARR. I downloaded the songs but not yet listened. Should be nice only. No doubt about that. Normally, we use to listen tamil songs. If I get any good review about hindi film songs, then i will download and listen. But, any songs composed by ARR, i will download and listen.

You have sung in film "LAMHA". That song "MAJDA". That song was very nice. One of my friends in jakarta told about that song and appreciated the female voice. As i am a southindian, they asked me. They told me "one southindian female singer sung that song and they dont remember the name" I immediately replied it should be CHINMAYI. And i informed about your show which yourself and Mr. Naresh performed in jakarta.

I have watched through youtube ndtv's "ENDHIRAN DEBATE" in which Mr. Sudhangan, Mr. Gnani and yourself discussed about Rajini. On behalf of crores of Rajini fans like me, you have answered them very well. We, Rajini fans thank you a lot for answering those two arivu jeevigal. Hats off to you. By watching your face expressions and feeling in that show, i come to know "You should be a Rajini fan" only.