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.



Meera Manohar said


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 :-)

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

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.


Smitha Passanha said

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

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Ramya Harish said

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



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


Radhika Nair (away) said

Sudha – lovely voice and very nicely sung too.

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N.gopinath said

Very nice singing. Enjoyed the song in your beautiful voice.Why didn’t u sung fully!
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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) 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.


Deepak Nayak said

Hey Sudha,

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

- 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 (back to listen to all of you..) 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.


Nithya Bayya ( Pro user said

lovely rendition sudha… really enjoyed listening to this. Nithya


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

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


Neha ........ said

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


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

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


Sushane Shankar said

Wow…. brilliant…. loved it…. :-)
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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

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

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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.


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



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


Harshan Nambiar (away for a month india vacation) 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 (back to listen to all of you..) said

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


Uthra said

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


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

Thanks for checking this out Uthra. :-)

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Pradeep Barre said

Very nice Sudha!
Thanks & Regards,


Shaniruh said

Beautifully rendered Sudha…liked it a lot :)


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

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