Love knows no boundaries, musical ones included. Maybe that’s why its depiction in Bollywood songs has moved from pious verses to blatant abuses. Musicians and songwriters, in a bid to connect with the youth, are giving romance a new definition.
Lyricist Gulzar, for one, calls it a
. Where songs like
Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji
) have an earthy appeal,
) are conversational. New-age composers are also getting fresh voices to woo the audience. Throwing in a husky-voiced Mohit Chauhan for
Jab We Met
) helps, and so does Shilpa Rao’s magical alaap in
Tose Naina Lage
But what remains unchanged is these songs’ treatment on celluloid. Part boisterous, part puppy, modern day love ballads are anything but hackneyed. But even as new mush anthems soothe your ears, don’t forget to croon classics this V-Day. They’re as immortal as love itself.