It’s valentine’s day and as usual I fall asleep listening to that voice that has defined the bollywood music play list of every 90s kid.
Yes, the name is Sanu, Kumar Sanu.
There may be innumerable critics, pointing towards his limited range. But damn those prudes.
Sanu is the universal choice in India
for the following situations
– Daaru parties / Mehfils
There’s something magical about that voice and the type of songs he sung. Although he was primarily a 90s singer, and I had heard his songs earlier, I really became a fan of his singing in the 2000s. When you are in an engineering college where the few girls are already taken, Sanu acted like a band-aid to those ghayal dils.
Whether it be the whole album of Aashiqui, every song of which could be the biography of an average Indian youth; or the immortal “Ae kash ke hum”- SRK owed it to him; Sanu was on top.
The only reason I could give a Padma Award to Anu Malik -” Churake Dil Mera ” was sung by the man Sanu himself.
The ultimate Daaru party song” Abhi Zinda hu toh jee lene do” was made evergreen by Sanu.
“Sarkaylo khatiya ” proved that the man could be mischievous too.
His partnerships with Anand Milind and Nadeem Shravan were the stuff of Legends.
In the present world of musical extremities between Rahman and honey Singh, Sanu provides a sense of balance, a sort of nostalgia that is sorely lacking.
The people born in the cable and the digital age of late 90s and 2000s maybe outgrew Sanu. As his volume of work decreased there were no memories for these people to associate to. People found new ways to get over break ups or enjoy Daaru parties. The trademark “Hainnn Hainnn” got subdued somewhere. Sanu was gone, the age of innocence was gone, the age of poetry was gone…