Rocking trio on a musical high

Kochi witnessed an adrenaline-pumping musical performance by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy on Sunday.

Published: 15th May 2013 10:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2013 11:00 AM   |  A+A-

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

It was a riveting musical eve when the crowd of the city was seen swinging frenziedly to the beats of the celebrated Bollywood trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ of Hindi film music, who came to the city to perform live with the winner of ‘Idea Rocks India’, a talent hunt show, took the audience under a spell, when they performed some of their best numbers and other popular songs, at Marine Drive Grounds on Sunday.

Shankar Mahadevan, who was looking dapper in a blue blazer, was the cynosure of all eyes. With his witty one-liners and his unparalleled music, he easily took the audience in his hands. The singer, who is a Malayali by origin, has been seen by Keralites in various avatars, of late. “I have been frequently visiting Kerala, the God’s Own Country, as a playback singer, music show judge, fusion singer, and what not, for the past few years,” he said.

Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa, the lead guitarist and the keyboardist were also equally astounding.

The show which opened with the Ganesha Mantra, ‘Vakratunda Mahakay Suryakoti Samaprabha....’ soon became absorbing, with the trio performing some of their evergreen numbers. They sizzled the cheering crowd with ‘Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe....’ from ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, which was a turning point in the career of the national award winning trio. They also sung the title song of the film, ‘Dil Chahta Hai..’.

The numbers which made the audience go berserk were Sajda ..Teri kaali ankhiyon se.. from My Name is Khan, Morya Re... from Don, Pretty Woman.. from Kal Ho Na Ho, Oo aa, take the world and paint it red... from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Shankar Mahadevan also wooed the crowd with his hit Malayalam songs, ‘Kalyana Kacheri...’ from ‘Madambi’ and ‘Dosa Nalloru Dosa...’ from ‘Kammath & Kammath’.

Along with the trio’s power-packed show, the evening also saw the performance of other singers of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy band and percussion artists from various parts of the country including Mumbai and Rajasthan. Dr Roopesh N, the winner of the talent show from the state, also sung along with the trio.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp