• 03 November, 2018 07:00 PM
  • Chabot College Performing Arts Center
  • 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545
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Javed Akhtar with Parthiv Gohil, Jahnavi Srimankar and Raman Mahadevan: Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon

“Mein Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon” is an entertainment program conceived and created by Hindi cinema’s most celebrated script writer, lyricist and poet Padma Bhushan Javed Akhtar.

Bollywood is most famous the world over for its songs that constitute an integral part of Hindi cinema. They are a device used to convey myriad emotions , love , friendship, happiness , sorrow and to offer little nuggets of philosophy . They are also used to carry the story forward. But every song has a unique story of its own. In “Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaoon “ Javed Akhtar takes you on a journey of how these songs were created with anecdotes that regale, amuse, bring a lump to your throat and tear at your heartstrings. How Ek Ladki ko dekha to aisa laga from 1942 A Love Story was created, what was the situation that led to the song Ek Do Teen from Tezaab. What happened when Karan Johar first heard the words of the immortal Kal Ho Na Ho , how AR Rahman only starts working at 2 Am and and many more back stories. For those fans familiar with Javed Akhtar’s famous TV series ‘The Golden Years ‘this is an opportunity to hear him live.

In addition Javed Akhtar will recite his ‘sher shayri’ and treat you to some of his most famous poems. This will be followed by a Q & A with the audience to make it an interactive experience.

Javed Akhtar will be accompanied by famous playback singer of Hindi films Parthiv Gohil, Raman Mahadevan and Jahnvi Shrimankar who will sing the songs Javed Akhtar will talk about.

So brace yourself for an enchanting evening of lilting music, foot tapping rhythms and a journey down memory lane.

The team will consist of Javed Akhatar, Raman Mahadevan (singer), Parthiv Gohil (singer), Jahnvi Shrimankar (singer), 4 musicians - Vishal Dhumal (keyboard), Sanjay Jaipurwale (guitar), Hiten Prasad (tabla), Rahul Kahar (drums) and Sunil Pandya (production, light and sound technician).

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