Kesariya Balma (Lekin)

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An old recording. Haven’t been finding time to record something new so here goes (also am in the process of moving some my music here).

Song: Kesariya Balma
Movie: Lekin
Composer: Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Original Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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Rajeev Onv(away on a long break) said

Nandita, congratulations for choosing this beautiful song. It is quite tough to sing, and you were excellent in most occasions. The intro was superb. However, there were few spots in the song where you did not do justice to your own potential. The beauty of a classical or semi classical song is in the perfection of minute details. This was lacking. Maybe you can touch up these patches later. Still you certainly deserve credit for your overall brilliance!
Keep singing!


Anup said

very nicely done nandita….enjoyed it….have u posted this on ur blog before???


Aman ....plz listen my song in my blog better quality Deep said

wow …this is very tuff song of lata ji .nandita excellent performance……keep it up ….5/5 from me ……


Radhika Nair (away) said

Nandita – what a pick – one of my fav songs. Beautifully taken. Given that it such a tough one – you did a splendid job. One suggestion though – the kesariya that ends the pallavi is missing a detail and for you that would be no big deal to do at all. 5 from me!

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Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

Nandita …beautiful song pick. You have rendered it beautifully. I am not classically trained so cant give you any technical pointers on this one ….All I can say is that I really enjoyed this tough song in your voice.

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Hi Nandita,
Very lovely rendition of a superb tough classic – on my list to do sometime too…
“Lage Nain” variations are my fav part of this song… you did a fabulous job, and deserve a wholehearted 5!


Rashmi Nair said

Very good attempt on such a tough song.
Loved your control on the vrugas which you would have perfected even more now. Would love to listen to some of your latest renditions.
Good job!

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Radhakrishnan Nair said

Very nice singing Nadita. Enjoyed your rendition.
5/5 for this one. Keep it up!


Shampak Chakravorty said


Fab work gal…. This was the 1st time I was in doubt when I saw the name of the song being commented by Rahul (Kesariya Balma)…. :D
Voice seemed to be low on volume in many places…. Since it is a old recording cant really comment on it to addjust the volume…. This is by far one of the most difficult songs to sing…. I praise you for even attempting this song…. I praise only because you sang very well…. Agree with Pradip da on the flow…. But think the track was too speedy & didn’t allow your voice to settle down…. let me know if m wrong…. But never the less a magnificent effort…… 5/5 from me….


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Nandita said

Thank you all for taking the time to listen and comment.

Rajeev- Agree with you totally. Don’t want to touch up this present effort. The idea is to redo this whole song again later and check if there is any improvement :)

Anup- Yes this was posted on my blog .The recording sounded a little better there but the yahoo player isn’t working there anymore :(

Paras- Happy that you liked it.Thanks for adding to favs

Sai K- Thanks. I think you are more than qualified to comment. Actually any listener is qualified to comment on what he or she feels :)

Aman- Really happy that you liked it.

Pradip ji- The lack of confidence and lack of flow are directly proportional to the lack of practice :). Seems like it takes so much more time to re-learn forgotten lessons than learn them the first time! Thanks for the encouraging words.

Radhika- Point noted. Will keep it in mind the next time I attempt this. Thanks.

Harshan- Glad you liked it.

Sudha- THanks. Looking fwd to hearing this in your voice :)

Rashmi- Glad you liked my attempt.

Radhakrishnan- Thanks for commenting.

Sarada- Very generous words. Thanks and thanks for visiting my blog.

Rahul- Am happy you enjoyed this. Thanks for adding to your favs.

Shampak- Thanks a lot. I think the original song also has the same tempo. Glad you liked my attempt.
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Nikita Shah said

hi nandita
wahh very nice just loved it…

if u don mind can u pls give me this track……will be thankfull



Harish said

such an incredibly tough song! and it really flowed so effortlessly!! well done nanditaji


Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Beautifully sung. Tough song and you have done really well. I enjoyed listening to it.



Tara Balakrishnan said

nicely done! sounds so tough.
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Murali Venkatraman said

Hridayanath Mangeshkar is THE most difficult composer in the pre-sharath era. However, in my humble opinion, panditji always ranks a bit higher due to the unmistakeable and uncompromised melody line that is weaved along with the inconceivably intricate technical details.

What Chitra is to Sharath, Lata was to Hridayanath. So, when one attempts a song from his stable, it would do good to armor himself/herself well (as in technique and basic voice and details).

You have displayed an audacity that comes with self-belief, practice and sincerity. Praiseworthy effort. Removing all the minor slips one by one would be akin to knocking at the doors of Lata’s. Do keep knocking.


Adithi said

Beautiful, Nandita! Used to be my favorite at college competitions :) Loved your expressive singing and the harkats. Looking forward to more posts from you. :)


Smitha Passanha said

This one is definitely my most favorite on your blog. Glad u posted it here. Lovely singing as always! Keep it up!

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Nandita said

Nikita- Thanks. Will scribble you the track details.

Hkji- Thanks. Glad you liked it.

Kumar- Thanks. Am happy you enjoyed listening to it.

Kuhoo- Thanks. Glad you liked the singing.

Tara- Thanks. It was a difficult song for me. My first attempt at this was super pitchy which forced me to take it up as a challenge. Still miles to go to dream about prefecting it ha ha.

Murali- Thanks. I do agree that Pandit ji comes up with the most complex combinations of swaras in his compositions. I love listening to his marathi songs. Though sometimes when I hear some of them it takes me a while to assimilate the tune :).

Adithi- Thanks. Glad you liked it. Am sure you shined in those college competitions knowing your vocal capabilities :)

Smitha- Thanks. Am glad I posted it here as well. Its good to get a lot of constructive feedback.

Nitin- Thanks. Have heard the Rajasthani folk song and like most versions of it. It is amazing how Pandit ji has retained the beauty of the original composition in Maand and yet made it soo different. Just the thought of having people on the streets playing such nice folk music makes me want to visit Rajasthan even more (it is already on my list of places to visit :)).

Azam- Thank you so much and thanks for the feedback. Shall keep it in mind for future attempts.

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Angela Paduraru said

beautiful song, beautiful voice


Saqib Javed said

really difficult song ……even Taal ….but u sung great really awsome….modulations waow
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Sapna Chand said

hi i m a new member,i really liked ur song, too good, fantabulous, this is one of my favourite song, u r a very good singer


Khawer Khilji Pro user said

Hi Nandita,

Nicely rendered this difficult song. Pleasant singing. Thanks for the share.
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Nandita said

Angela- Thank you
Saqib- Thanks. Glad you liked it.
Sapna- Thanks and welcome to muziboo.
KK- Thanks. Glad you found it pleasant.
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Krishnan N v ( nvk ) said


Sorry for the late arrival here…Glad that I did not miss it…

It was a beautiful one. You were at your best . Not very familiar with the original though have heard it a few times…You sang with very good confidence with lovely harkats…

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Rakesh Baro Pro user said

Awesome rendition….itna achcha kaise ga lete ho aap log itna mushqil gana….

Lovved it Nandita….havent heard the original now I dont need to I guess :)…aapke murkiyon aur harqaton ka Jwaab naheen ….looking forward to more from you…thumbsup and goes to my favourites ….



Nandita said

NVK Sir- Please don’t apologize. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. Thank you.

Rakesh- Thanks for the generous words. Arre the murkhis and harkats took a while to get here. I have written a short write up on my blog about how horrible my first recording was of this song etc. etc. :). Still room for improvement, unfortunately no time to practise nowadays.
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Kaushik- in learning mode. said

Hello nandita ji,
This is a very tough song… and you have been very good with harkats… superb attempt…

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Harry Narain said

Amazing speed on the harkats…. Great control…… very good singing Nandita….

Liked it totally… Scope for improvement are pointed out by the stars of muziboo….

Am very late here. Followed Kaushik’s comments….

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Lavanya Raghuraman said

wowwwwwwwwwww…… how do you get your harkats that fast yet on target???
i envy the way you have control over your voice…
hats off!!
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Nandita said

Kaushik,Harry and Lavanya – Thank you so much. Glad you all liked it.
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Aman Rokr said



Nandita said

Thanks Aman for such generous words.
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Rekha Pallath said

I like your voice, its the right song for your voice. Enjoyed listening to this song :)
- Rekha Pallath


Mann said

very nice………

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