Saturday, March 10, 2012

Naina Neer Bahaye

Naina neer bahaye from Water is a song very, very dear to me - and easily one of Sadhana's very best. I love how Rahman brings in such a calming and ethereal feel to it. Here's my take. I haven't done a particularly great job of creating the karaoke track but this being a vocals heavy song, hopefully that can be excused. Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Song: Naina neer bahaye
Film: Water
Music: A. R. Rahman
Lyrics: Sukhwinder Singh
Original singer: Sadhana Sargam


Deepthi Krishnamurthy said...

A flawlessly amazing rendition of one of my favorite songs! Babe, you rock!

Swarna Raj said...

Beautiful singing! And as you mentioned, this is one of Sadhana Sargam's best songs and you definitely did justice to it.

- Swarna (

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Thankoo again Deepu!
Thanks a lot Swarna!

Karthik Nagarajan said...

Sindhuja, amazing rendition of one my favorite songs.
Karthik N.

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Thanks a lot Karthik.

Naani said...

Wow, great singing!!

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

@Naani: Thanks!

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Archana Hari Iyer said...

nice blog, sindhuja. you have done an amazing job with the song, i must say. today was one of 'those days' for me- have had this song on loop since 9 am this morning and have been in a trance although it can get very noisy in my home- i have a 4 yr old daughter, sahana (yes, i love the raga, and hence her name) and twin boys(read powerhouses) rishi and arjun. they are all of 2 and yet have me wrapped around their invisible 'vaal'. i hail from a family of singers(no, not professional, not all of them anyway) and music lovers and have had the privilege of being exposed to a variety of music. my children are very young but all three of them show a great liking for music. arjun has an uncanny ability to hum a couple of lines (in his own gibberish words) in perfect pitch after listening to the song (any song) i want to send the kids to a good music school here in fremont. do you or your guriji have any recommendations? thank you in advance. i hope you would read my message and respond. sorry for a really long post btw. and i love smilies too :-)

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Thanks very much, Archana Hari Iyer - could you email me at sindhuja dot b at gmail dot com? I might know of teachers in Fremont... Very nice to hear your kids' interest in music at such young ages!

ramadevi swaminath said...

Sinthuja, Love your voice, stumbled on your page from your Uyirum neeye and you are amazing. Brilliant renditions of all the songs. Best wishes

Usha Padmanabhan said...

Hi Sindhu

Just happened to stumble upon your blog while searching for a karaoke for this song .
Superb voice and rendition! Effortless singing !
Congrats!Thanks for sharing.
One of my most fav songs and Yes one of SS's Best. The beauty is in its simplicity and least amount of music.
ARR did the same thing with Earth.
BTW, do you know where I could acquire the Karaoke for this song.
My email ID is