Music lovers in Navi Mumbai were left spellbound on Sunday evening, after amateur singers regaled them, with old Hindi film songs for around three hours.
The unique musical show held at the amphitheatre in Urban Haat, CBD Belapur, saw 15 singers from across the satellite city come together to raise a toast to yesteryear classics with their melodious voices. Most of those who sang were not professional singers, but their love for singing had brought them together.
The musical evening was a part of the ongoing National Handloom Expo at Urban Haat. K S V Nair, manager of the Haat, said, “Such kind of programmes are always welcome. We want the talent in Navi Mumbai to come to the fore and this place can be a platform to showcase their ability.
Listening to these performers sing such melodious songs was an absolute treat for us. A place like Urban Haat, which is so quiet and calm, can give anyone a lot of solace. What is absolutely fantastic is that not just the old, but even youngsters came to hear the old melodies.”
Songs of Indian playback singers like Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh Chand Mathur, better known as Mukesh, and Pankaj Udhas, who is famous for bringing ghazals in the realm of popular music, were sung. Devendra Kumar Sharma, one of the singers, said, “This is not the first time we are performing at Urban Haat.
But the response we received this time has been amazing. We are looking forward to organising many such shows wherein amateur artistes from not only Navi Mumbai, but also Mumbai should come together.”