Man Mohana - Jodha Akbar

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Movie: Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Music: A R Rahman
Singer: Bela Shinde

This is a bhajan based on rag Bhairavi (sindhu Bhairavi) sung soulfully by Bela Shende. Interludes drag a little bit but I like this song and the overall score.

My really humble attempt at this song. The track I used is a vocal cut one, also no mixing done since I feel it tampers the small harkats and the purity of the song.
Please feel free to give good suggestions, or help :-)

Listening best with headphones.

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Meera Manohar said

Sudha,

Very beautiful voice you got there. A little off @1.10/11, other than that, very nice vocals

The thing I noticed is that, your initial Man Mohana is panned to the left ear while the rest of the song is center channeled. Unsure if this was intentional.

Your voice has a good tone to it, and is crystal clear. So, guess you just need to get to mix it. And if mixed well, a voice and what it does can only be enhanced, and not mar the clarity and/or beauty of it :-)

My 2c….

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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Meera,
Thanks for your f/b. High notes (I mean the ones that start with a high) are not my comfort zone – still working on them…. :-(
As for the opening Man mohana, yes, I intentionally left it as left channel and centred the rest of the vocals. I’ll get some ideas on the mixing and rework on the mixing when I get a chance.
-Sudha

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Smitha Passanha said

Beautifully sung Sudha! Lovely voice and great vocals. Good mixing will enhance the listening experience. 5/5 for the singing!

- Smitha

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Ramya Harish said

Very nice Sudha. Great Job. I like this song vry much. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers:)
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Srividya Kasturi said

Slightly off towards the end of the mukhda and also towards the end of the last antara, Great vocals! Ur voice sounds very good even without mixing:) Keep singing!

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Anup said

very nicely done Sudha….would have been nice if you had used some kind of delay for the intro rather than the pan….nevertheless excellent rendition….thoroughly enjoyed it

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Radhika Nair (away) said

Sudha – lovely voice and very nicely sung too.


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N.gopinath said

Sudha,
Very nice singing. Enjoyed the song in your beautiful voice.Why didn’t u sung fully!
Good luck
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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Thanks all of your for your comments. Will work on the song to correct those off-areas and also re-mix when I get a chance.
-Sudha

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Deepak Nayak said

Hey Sudha,

Nicely done… Great effort… Here is what I think…

Observation:
- Didn’t understand the reason behind panning the initial part to left
- Clear and strong voice…
- Some timing issues… A little late… Just by a few mili seconds… Could be adjusted while sequencing though
- Mixing could have been much better and the song would be at a different level with better mixing…
- “Tarasu tumhi ko din rein” at 4:42 was done a little differently I guess and sounded like it went a little off…
- Overall a great effort… Keep it up… Cheers…

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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

I did this song in a couple of gos. I tried to feel the song and add my own touches (within Bhairavi) to the harkats – the caveat was that the back track was a vocal cut track. Hopefully, with more experience, will get better. Thanks Deepak.
-Sudha

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Nithya Bayya (www.facebook.com/nithyabayya) Pro user said

lovely rendition sudha… really enjoyed listening to this. Nithya

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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Thank you for listening and providing your feedback, Kuhoo and Nithya.
-Sudha

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Neha ........ said

Wow you are very very good Sudha…. wonder how I missed out on your posts earlier… Enjoyed this thoroughly…!

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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Thanks again for listening and your effusive appreciation Neha! I am truly humbled….
-Sudha

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Sushane Shankar said

Wow…. brilliant…. loved it…. :-)
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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Thanks Sushane, I’m happy you liked my rendition,
Sudha

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Adithi said

Wow! What a beautiful voice you have, Sudha! A little bit of practice and good mixing should make it sound divine! Thanks for sharing this with us. Please do keep posting more songs.

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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Thanks Adithi – I see you have a little one too…. this was one of my earlier posts (rusty voice and all ;-))- usually most of them are done with super-limited time!! But if you get a chance, look at my more recent posts, and maybe you might see some improvement.
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Dr. nitin Acharya said

hi sudha…
i always wonder how a composer who composes a “khwaja mere khwaja” can compose a “man mohanaa” in the same breath .,in the same film!!!!!
tats y i just adore rahman!!!
and look at the way u have done justice to the song!!
i loved the expressiveness in ur voice…thoroughly sureela attempt!!!

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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Thanks Nitin! :-)
-Sudha

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Gowri Gopal said

really loved ur voice… very confident singing… gud expressions… overall gud singing and gus mixing also… :)
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Angela Paduraru said

very nice interpretation, I love it

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Harshan Nambiar - (busy till end of this week) Pro user said

Pretty late Sudha ….what a rendition ….great great singing. I dont care too much about effects and mixing …as long as the vocals are clearly audible …I am fine.

Lovely expressive singing ….5/5 from me.
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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Thanks a lot Gowri, Angela, Harshan and Sarada for stopping by and giving your valuable f/b.
-Sudha

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Uthra said

Sudha: Saw your comment in Vidhya’s post and listening to it now. Lovely singing.

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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Thanks for checking this out Uthra. :-)
-Sudha

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Pradeep Barre said

Very nice Sudha!
Thanks & Regards,
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Shaniruh Pro user said

Beautifully rendered Sudha…liked it a lot :)

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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Thanks a lot Pradeep and Shaniruh – really appreciate you checking this older upload out!
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