Indian Idol: 5 soulful melodies by Shanmukha Priya prove its versatility

With less than a month left for the D-Day, the grand final of Indian Idol 12 title winner, Shanmukha Priya, and her performances along the Indian Idol journey have turned into a sensation. When Shanmukha Priya said she took the ongoing troll with a pinch of salt, the underlying reason behind the statement was her melodic meritorious past. While her electrifying performance has taken center stage, her lesser-known melodies have sprung up here and there and wowed audiences.

With an effort to bring out the melody like the rare gem from Shanmukha Priya, Yo! Vizag performs 5 soulful melodies that prove his versatility.

# 1. Haal Kaisa Hai Janab Ka

In the special episode of Suhana Safar from Indian Idol, Shanmukha Priya duet with Nihal Tauro. This melodious song from the duo takes everyone back to the 90s. Song Haal Kaisa Hai Janab Ka originated from the 1957 film Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and originally sung by legendary singers Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle.

# 2. Hum Bewafa

Song Hum Bewafa sung by Shanmukha Priya on Valentine’s Day special. Truly a song for loved ones, the duo’s performance had everyone at the Indian Idol show rocking to a unique beat. The song Hum Bewafa is from the 1978 film Shalimar. While the original song was sung by Kishore Kumar, the lyrics for the song were written by RD Burman.

The second song performed by this duo is Yeh Sham Mastani which is interspersed beautifully with the previous song Hum Bewafa. The song Yeh Sham Mastani was originally sung by legendary singer Kishore Kumar.

# 3. Humne Tumko Dekha

In the episode Neetu Kapoor Special from Indian Idol, Shanmukha Priya together with Nihal brought a 90s live concert to the Indian Idol show. Song Humne Tumko Dekha originally sung by Shailendra Singh in the 1984 Live Concert hosted by Sangit Kala Kendra. This dramatic representation was well appreciated by the judges and received rousing applause for its unique presentation.

While Humne Tumko Dekha’s song makes everyone stand up, it’s the song Ek Main Aur Ek Tu added to the glare that the song provides. The song Ek Main Aur Ek Tu comes from the film Karz and was originally sung by legendary singers Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle.

# 4. Hawaiian Eve

What is more than an instrumentalist orchestra consisting of saxophone, trombone and guitar to add to the performance of Shanmukha Priya’s melodious Hawa Hawaiian song. The show was thrilling to heart, made the judges and fellow participants stand tall. The Hawaiian Eve song comes from the film Mr. India in 1986 and originally sung by legendary singer Kavita Krishnamurthy.

# 5. Aisa Kyu Maa

In the special episode of Maa from Indian Idol, Shanmukha Priya performs her soulful song calling for her mother Ratnamala, who joins her in the choir. A contemporary song among the songs selected by Shanmukha Priya, that song Aisa Kyun Maa comes from the film Neerja 2017. The song was originally sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. Aisa Kyu Maa is a heartfelt performance, bringing tears of love and joy to the eyes of the participants and judges.

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