True Beauty

I was never one for music videos. They clutter and jam space. They spoil sound quality and your taste for music.  Verily, they are a musical geek’s bane.

That is when I realised that the version of ‘Tum aa gaye ho’ I had was corrupted. Since I was programming and did not wish to while away time (please take note at this point that I was still concerned about the ramifications of my actions), I did a Ctrl+T  youtube Ctrl+Enter to get a whole list of Asha Bhosle songs. And while the entire list was very enchanting (as always), one song stood out. I had never watched Howrah Bridge, so when I did see the video version of  ‘Aaiye Mehrbaan’, even the word legendary fails to describe it.

Moral of the story: If Marilyn Monroe had been a million times more beautiful, and had Enya ever got around to singing ‘Happy Birthday to you, Mr President’ for her in that so-called sensuous voice, they should still have been overshadowed in the umbra region of Asha Ji’s skill and Madhubala’s beauty.

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