Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta!


Oh yes! You remember something like this title. Not able to recall completely? Well to help you, this is a Bollywood movie released in 2010. Yes now you are recalling something. Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta – a movie, which made news for the nude scenes by its leading lady, Aruna Shields. However there was not only this, what was offered by the movie. The movie had a very nice and unusual storyline backed up by a few good performances (Prroshant Narayanan, Naved Aslam), along with some awful too (Aruna Shields). But still hats off to the director Pravesh Bhardwaj for making such a bold yet mature movie. Though I feel that the movie was quite slow and becomes dull at some times, but still it has got few moments which were nicely scripted and shot. Things like a man painting the toe nails of a woman are brilliantly portrayed. Another notable thing is that though the title is Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta, the main protagonists of the movie are Mrs. Singh and Mr. Mehta. Now it is unsaid in the movie that the story revolves around these two only because of their respective spouses. This justifies the unusual title for me. Both these characters start off as the cheated victims but later on, they find themselves as the cheaters. But the most notable and appreciable aspect of the movie is the music. It has got some excellent ghazals which do not hold back the already slow movie but actually contribute to the move and mood of the movie. I had not listened the songs before watching the movie but when I encountered them in the movie I pitied on them. Scored by Grammy-nominated sitarist Ustad Shujaat Hussain Khan and Shaarang Dev Pandit, son of Pandit Jasraj, the soundtrack of Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta joins the list, where some very good music did not get its deserved acclaim because the movie went unnoticed. The album comprises of 6 vocals tracks and 4 instrumentals and anyone will be hooked to it, at least I am. Add to that the lyrics by Amitabh Verma doubles the delight.

 

  • Ai Khuda – Sung by Ustad Shujaat Hussain Khan himself, this ghazals reminds of 80s. sung with ease and in a very sophisticated way. Very smooth and once you listen to it 4-5 times you will not realize when it captured your lips. Nice lyrics too. My pick of lyrics is ‘deewangi ki yeh intehaa…tanhaa bhari mehfil mein hain…
  • Baarhaan Dil Mein – This has two versions, male and female. The female version, carrying the melodious voice of Shreya Ghoshal, immediately grabs the liking, while it takes some time and repeated play for the male version, sung by KK, to make its way into your heart. Both versions have very less use of instruments to bring up the effect of vocals and lyrics. My pick of the lyrics is ‘dil hai bezaar jism bejaan hai, koi ehsaas hi nahi baaki…na ye aankhein ye soch ke hui nam, humsafar to naa they kabhi tum hum…
  • Fariyaad Hai – A good blend of folk and Sufi. Richa Sharma has sung this kind earlier too and this one is no different but still its a good listen.
  • Behoshi Nasha Khushboo – Aaaah a familiar voice! Is that Udit Narayan, along with Shreya Ghoshal? So good to hear him after a long time. A lovely breezy melody, with the signature voice and style of Udit Narayan. My pick of the lyrics is ‘bheege hain paseene mein…thandi si jalan hai, saanson mein…
  • Ajnabi Aankhein – starts with flute in a haunting manner, and then it goes to another league of songs known as ‘Roop Kumar Rathod Songs’. His mature and soothing voice, along with the flute takes the song to a completely different level. The use of guitar just after the mukhda also takes you by surprise but adds only to the goodness of the song.

 

This is not a movie/music review and frankly speaking I am not expert at it too. This is just a small effort to make people aware of some very good movie/music which got lost due to insufficient promotion and unawareness. Do watch this movie for the director Pravesh Bhardwaj, who took the courage to break the ice and made such a bold and sensuous movie on infidelity. Do watch the movie for Prroshant Narayanan, who gives yet another brilliant performance. Imagine a husband who knows that his wife is cheating on him but yet he loves her so much that he find himself helpless and cannot discuss this with her. Such complexity of the character is essayed simply by Prroshant Narayanan. And above all, do watch the movie for its background score and perfectly timed and equally brilliant songs. An album you can just listen on and on and on for its melody, lyrics and the effect it creates when you are listening to it…alone!

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a 'DESI' at heart. movies n music trivia lover,lazy blogger, kabhi kabhi photographer... but 'PET' ki 'AAG' k aage ussey 'DIL' ki 'AWAAZ' ko ansunaa karna padaa and he ended up being a software engg. View all posts by kartikulations

20 responses to “Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta!

  • ladynimue

    I liked your “small effort to make people aware of some very good movie/music” 😀

    Thanks a ton for this post !
    aaj hi download karungi ..
    i have not even heard the name of this movie infact …

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  • mayurpurandare

    I wonder how come I wasnt aware..

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  • Qais

    It seems you are turning into a writer… Do you sit a lot with writers?🙂

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    • kartikulations

      haha thanks Qais! and yes I got your reference😉 btw my seat has changed now…shifted to the other wing😦 but it seems the environmental effects of the previous seat hasn’t faded yet😀

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  • mayurpurandare

    I could not resist myself from listening to this album when I saw the names my all time favorites Udit Nararan, Shreya and Roop Kumar Rathod. Really very nice album. Felt very bad to know that this went unnoticed. This kind of music is just like an oasis in the desert of technos…. if it doesnt get the proper encouragement, I fear that anybody will even dare to create such. Thanks much for making people aware …

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  • Rahil

    Sounds interesting … do you have this movie on ur system???😀

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  • Rahil

    coming tommorow, if you are not preoccupied😉

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  • Prashant Patil

    I saw this movie on cable network in my home town. Movie has released somewhere in June/July I think so.

    Frankly speaking, I dint like this movie might be because of theme is different, but I like two songs “Baarhaan Dil Mein” (by Sherya Ghosal) and “Fariyaad Hai “ (by Richa Sharma).

    Even I don’t know the name of singers and music director. Thanks for making me aware about same.

    Actually I wanted to suggest to listen songs of this movie but I am not good writer like you aur “tumhe malum hai muze koi itna seriously nahi leta if I suggest anything like this “ .

    There are lots of other movie songs people are not aware of. I don’t know whether you listened “ROG” movie songs or not. All songs in this movies are also nice.

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    • kartikulations

      firstly thanks for the comment Pasha!🙂 and yes you are right. the movie was released in June 2010. no wonder u didn’t liked it much, as i mentioned too that the movie becomes dull and boring at places. and about “ROG”! ofcourse i know about rog and loved the songs too. after all they were composed by M M Kreem and usually I love his music. i also loved the movie as it has got Irrfan Khan with a brilliant performance, storyline can be passe. about music, besides the famous “Khoobsurat Hai Woh Itna…”, my fav is “Maine Dil Se Kahaa…” sung by KK. thanks for reminding this. will be hearing these again. Regarding the awareness of Rog, I think many people know about it because its from Bhatt camp and they make sure the movie gets noticed at least due to its music. “Khoobsurat Hai Woh Itna…” was a chart topper song. In case of Mr Singh Mrs Mehta, many people didn’t know even the name and thats why I thought that I should do my part to bring it in to notice of people. Thanks! and yes its not always that “tujhe koi seriously nahi letaa, if YOU suggest something like this”. Movies/Music mein I am always with you🙂

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  • Prashant Patil

    Actually we should say thanks to you for your effort. Thanks.

    Yes that’s right. ROG movie songs were composed by M M Kreem. He is brilliant music composer. I think you should write on his career and composition as well.

    M M Kreem few good tracks :

    My lifetime fav song :- “Awarapan Banjarapan” form Jism,

    “Gali Mein Chaand” from Zakhm ,
    “Dil chura liya” from Saaya,
    “Tum Mile” from Criminal,
    “Kabhi Shaam Dhale” from Sur,
    “Chup Tum Raho” from Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin,

    And obviously my second fav “ maine dil se kaha” from Rog.

    Sorry I am going little bit out of track from topic of Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta. But I could not control myself when anybody talk about M M Kreem. Sorry again🙂🙂

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    • kartikulations

      you are right. though many songs of M M Kreem were big hits and talked about still very few know about him or even his name. adding to ur lis, u forgot about the songs of Dhokha and just to inform u, in case u dont know, he also sang in the song “Chup Tum Raho…” from Iss Raat Ki Subha Nahi. thanks that you have given me another chance to write something more🙂 and what sorry yaar? u may be going out of the track from topic of Mr Singh Mrs Mehta but still u r in the limits of music which is limitless😀

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      • kartikulations

        i forgot to add that he also sang a version of “Khoobsurat Hai Woh Itna…” from Rog, apart from Udit Narayan, however it was Udit Narayan’s voice which was kept playing in movie at various times in the background.

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  • Dpacino

    so got to watch 2 movies now – This one & Bheendi bazaar. Thanks buddy. nvr heard of the movie but sounds interesting. thanks for sharing this!

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