Saturday nights in Chennai are always warmer than the rest of the week. But when you have a rockstar like Mohit Chauhan playing in the city, it can feel like a red-hot inferno! At the concert organised by The New Indian Express and Apollo Hospitals, Mohit Chauhan and band were at their delectable best — playing everything from soulful love ballads to distorted, guitar-heavy rock tracks. Playing non-stop for over 90 minutes at The Music Academy, Chauhan took the audience through the best of his decade long career, performing hits from Kismet Konnection, Anjaana Anjaani and a host of other Bollywood hits. The concert was powered by United India Insurance, Repco Bank, Honda Bikes, Dr MGR University, Radisson Blu, Alcatel and Radio City 91.1 FM.
They say that you haven’t heard Mohit at his best until you’ve heard him sing Dooba Dooba — the song that shot him and his band Silk Route to fame in the late 90’s. Dooba Dooba may have been composed when most people in the upper gallery (and most of Mohit’s backing band) were still in primary school, but that didn’t stop them from chorusing along in unison. As if things weren’t energetic enough, Mohit saved the best for last — a triad of songs that he had sung for A R Rahman, which literally drove the packed house crazy with delight. Masakali from Dilli 6, Khoon Chala from Rang De Basanti and a heavy-as-hell Sadda Haq from Rockstar ensured that most people had their evening signed, sealed and served well done!