The first thought that permeates your mind after you listen to Sourabh Tyagi (Theharity) croon through Main Chahun Jise, is that he is not just a singer, he is a storyteller. He does a splendid job of conveying his emotions through his words. If you have ever loved someone and not been loved back, you will be able to relate to this song immediately. Even if you haven’t experienced the aforementioned pain, you will be able to feel Sourabh’s’ pain through his words.
This melancholy ballad’s biggest strength is its simplicity. Unencumbered by any complex musical arrangements, the lyrics well and truly shine in this song. Sourabh sings: Ye kaise ho bayan, is dil mein jo chupa. Well, there aren’t many better ways to express your heart’s emotions than through a beautiful song like Main Chahun Jise. Of course, that’s not an option for every forlorn lover in this world. Everyone is not a gifted crooner like Sourabh. In fact, he is so good at telling a story through his songs, that he is more a bard than a singer.
The vocal melodies are beautiful and you can’t help but hum along to them. The thread that’s woven through this song connects us deeply to the past experiences of Sourabh. As we have said before, this isn’t just a song, it’s a story. The song’s vibe is enhanced by the awesome video featuring clips from the 2011 Australian movie, Red Dog. While you don’t need to watch the video to establish a connection with the emotions that Sourabh conveys with his words, it’s highly recommended that you do so. Red Dog was a beautifully made movie and Main Chahun Jise is a great soundtrack for it. Sometimes, retrofitting can work wonders.
Verdict: A melancholy refrain of the highest order. Highly recommended.
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