SOTW: Aankhon Mein Raho

Song: Aankhon Mein Raho
Movie: Company (2002)
Music Director: Sandeep Chowta
Singer(s): Sowmya Raoh
Lyrics: Nitin Raikwar

A fairly recent song from a blockbuster movie. The best part about the song is it has almost no background instrument accompaniment. It is a soulful, quiet number driven solely by the singer’s captivating voice. Music is by Bengaluru (let’s be politically correct) based Sandeep Chowta (remember him), who sadly disappeared into oblivion because he was used only by Ram Gopal Verma.  The singer is Bengaluru lass Sowmya Raoh whose first Hindi film song was this one. Didn’t she cut an album later with Chowta? Lyrics are sweet and simple. It’s Sowmya’s haunting voice which is the highlight of this song. This song is picturized on Vivek Oberoi and Antara Mali, but the song is not complete in the movie. It was more like ‘blink and you missed it’ type, so not many people know this song. While Khallas and Ganda Hai were ruling the charts, this song went and sat quietly in a corner. Here it is, a bit dusty, but a beautiful song nevertheless.

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