Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ishtihaar - the original poem by Shiv Kumar Batalvi

As was pointed by some readers in the comments to the post on Ishtihaar, the song is a rendition of an original poem by Shiv Kumar Batalvi. Below is a video with the poem in Batalvi's original voice. I'd let you figure out which rendition is better. What I would say is that I am just awestruck. There is something unique about the combination of this language and the talent of these composers; and it defies a definition.

A special note of thanks to Amit Malhotra for pointing us to this. Here's his original post.