I loved this song “Ajab Si” originally performed by playback singer Kay Kay, lyrics by Vishal Dadlani, from the 2007 movie Om Shanti Om. I’ve tried to upload the song from the actual the movie here, but noticed the videos keep getting removed from youtube once they’re up, due to copyright infringment. This one video of the song has remained because it’s not from the actual movie, but from the show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. I must make the point that India kicks our collective American asses in the music competition shows, like Idea Star Singer and SRGMP . The Indian shows have better sets, better themes, a better respectful and often weeping audience, and judges who actually listen to the singers on headphones! They have raised the bar indeed. I want American Idol outsourced! Here contestant Amanat Ali performs “Ajab Si” for guest judges from OSO: producer Farah Khan, actors Shreyas Talpade and Deepika Padukone, and the song’s writers, Vishal-Shekhar.
AMANAT ALI, a contestant of the Zee TV Sa Re Ga Ma Pa musical show, brought tears not only in the eyes of all the judges and guest stars present there in the show, but also in the eyes of all television viewers with his song “Tujh se Naaraaz Nahi Zindagi” from the movie Masoom. His soulful song absolutely mesmerized everybody. (amanatali.net)
Here Ali brings tears to Deepika as he sings the beautiful “Ajab Si” and she is so moved by the intensity of the emotion he evokes that she must remove her headphones. Enjoy how Farah Khan tells Ali, “You are looking so much like Shah Rukh Khan.”
Thanks to zagoo2000 for the Youtube video!
Lyrics in Hindi with English translation.
For some more Amanat on BFC, click HERE.