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Straight from the heart...circa 2010

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.

music Updated: Feb 14, 2010 01:33 IST
Rajesh Ahuja

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

kamina

in

Kaminey

. Where songs like

Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji

(

Ishqiya

) and

Namak

(

Omkara

) have an earthy appeal,

Rehna Tu

(

Delhi 6

) and

Zoobie Doobie

(

3 Idiots

) are conversational. New-age composers are also getting fresh voices to woo the audience. Throwing in a husky-voiced Mohit Chauhan for

Tumse Hi

(

Jab We Met

) helps, and so does Shilpa Rao’s magical alaap in

Tose Naina Lage

(

Anwar

).



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.