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WELCOME the saxophone

Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
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It might have been noticed by very few people that one very significant accompaniment of the Hindi film songs made its hesitant reintroduction in WELCOME. Saxophone which defined the mood of the Hindi film music was seen after a long time in the hands of Feroze Khan playing merrily at it in one of the songs in WELCOME. It may have been thrown into the hands of Feroze Khan to add to the mood saxophone in the Hindi films has been the mood decider and when it was used in the interludes of the Hindi film songs, it added a new aroma and mystique to the song. Saxophone is not to be seen in the hands of the stars when they are serenading there beloved as a saxophone probably is not able to gel into the machismo of the present times.

Therefore a Salman Khan who had used the Saxophone with such dexterity to enhance his lover boy image in MAINE PYAAR KIYA has left it aside as he questioned him in MAINE PYAAR KYON KIYA or a Shahrukh Khan left it some where on the way after he serenaded Kajol in DIL WALE DULHANIAYAN LE JAYENGE. Aaamir Khan also never picked up the saxophone once he used it in QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK.

Saxophone was a regular fixture in most of the films of Shammi Kapoor and even in Dev Anand's films. Who can forget the sonorous echo of the saxophone when Shammi Kapoor sang, "Hai Duniya Usi Ki Zamana usi ka… or when Dev Anand sang…" Din Dhal Jaye hai Raat na jaayee… in GUIDE. The magnificent ambience that a saxophone provided during the interludes is probably what made these songs soulful. As the nights moved to their pristine beauty it was a saxophone playing in the background that added to the romance of the time.

Probably saxophone moved out of the lexicon of the Hindi films as the heroes stopped drowning them in sorrow as it used to happen in early days. Besides, the players of saxophone are also difficult to find. But there is no two doubts about the fact that the spell of enigma a saxophone is able to cast is not attainable by any of the modern key board based instruments. May be, somebody somewhere would think about bringing this vital musical instruments which could convey romance in its ultimate manner of expression would resurrect it.



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