Phir Dekhiye-comments from Shankar Mahadevan

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I heard this song for the first time after I joined Muziboo in 2009, sung by George Kuruvilla and I took a shot at it. Interestingly, my versions, then and now are based more on George’s, and not the original.

Recently there was a chance to send in an entry to the local radio show Gaata rahe Mera Dil which was having Shankar Mahadevan as the guest. It was announced that he would get to pick his top 4/5 favs and air it with his comments. So I decided to redo Phir dekhiye with Jay Swaminathan’s track and George nitpicked my draft and mixed the final one. I sent it in… No news whatsoever for 3/4 weeks and I had almost forgotten about it since there wasn’t much I could do :)

Meanwhile, I was invited to a “Meet Shankar Mahadevan” event hosted by the radio folks, and I had the chance to meet him and get complimented on my singing as well. Little did I know that he had already heard my radio entry and also recorded a feedback well before I met him. Nonetheless, it was awesome to meet him, and I was also very thrilled to get direct feedback from him regarding a couple of songs of mine he said he had heard. I was particularly impressed by how down to earth he was, and his ability to put someone at ease! Thanks to all fellow muzibians who tuned in and heard the show, and left me a feedback on facebook and by other means. Truly feel blessed for all the support and encouragement.

Thanks to my friend TT Balaji, who sent me snippets of the prelude and Shankar’s comments, I have mixed those to present the whole episode here. However, YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE RECORDING OF THE RADIO SHOW WITH SHANKAR MAHADEVAN HERE AS WELL". Fellow Muzibians Azam and Deblina were also featured on the same show :)

Movie: Rock On!
Original Music by : Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Originally sung by: Caralisa Montiero
Lead vocals and harmonies: Meera
Arrangement by: Jay Swaminathan
Mixed by: George Kuruvilla
Interview: Sameer Khera (GRMD) and Shankar Mahadevan

Thanks Jay for the track, and George- for taking time off to patiently go through every nit, grit and get it to this level…Last but not the least, thanks to Sameer and Snehal from the radio station for letting me use the interview part here :)



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

Meera…I remember your original post of the song…had a few diction issues…This one is awesome and not surprised that shankar complimented this rendition.

I have some great memories of shankar from college days. Also had the good fortune of rehearsing with him for college day celebrations….down to earth guy and one of India’s finest musical talent today.

To my favs.
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Satyajit Sahu said

You should actually upload the version with Shankar’s comment. I heard it on the radio, and it was fantastic.
In fact, similar to you this song was the ‘first’ one I heard on Muziboo, and made me a Muziboo user, and connected me to this great group of musicians all over the world.
Life’s a lot like jazz…. its best when you improvise!


Meera Manohar said

Thanks Azam- couldn’t agree more :)

Harshan— thank you, appreciate it :)

Satyajit- actually the archive link has a lot of dusturbance, and doesn’t do justice to the track jay has recreated or the the magic George has done :) Which is why I gave the archive show link above but uploaded the actual mp3!




Neetu (away) said

M ‘:)’ says it all!!!:) Awesome!!!
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Sangeeta Sutar ... said

wow….very encouraging Meera!

You are one of my fav singer on muziboo and really happy for you.

Keep it up and congrats:)
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Anirban Pro user said

wow meera you had Shankar pleasantly shocked…that itself is such a big compliment. He literally offerred you a chance to sing for him which is a big big compliment coming from one of the best singers in the country and one of the best composers alive……Kudos!!!


Neil swanson.. Inactive for now medical reason ! Pro user said

Meera.what a wonderful song and superb vocals.
very well executed. agree with all comments.
this by far is my most favorite of all songs
u have done . nice contemporary sound also .
ur vocals are so soothing on this . enjoyed
a bunch god bless NEIL
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Sarada Pro user said

Great! My hearty congratulations to you :)


Raj kumar Anjan Pro user said

As Shankar said, its quite difficult to deliver this song which seems very ordinary with minimal nuances… I am all excited after hearing his comments… ‘God-willing, I would love to work with her’ – May that happen very soon… Keep following him… Huskiness – I can’t only glare at that… This version sounds better than the previous one… Congrats on every feat achieved through this cover… Good Luck, Meera!!! Asurathanamaana oru break kidaikka asuri kku en vaazhthukkaL… :)
♫ ♫ Raj ♫ ♫

If there is affinity, no matter how bitter it could be, one is always contented… If there is no affinity, let love be in your heart…


Arvind R said

Well done Meera … Shankar’s compliments to you are in quite heart warming and you should feel so encouraged. I hope you get a good break to bring out your aspirations and further talent. All the very best.

Your songs were really good!. Ways to go!.

~With a rhythm is born a song. From a pulsing heart is born music!.
~ Arvind ~


Harry Jassal (trying to reconnect) said

This is brilliant Meera and Shankar Ji’s comments were very true regarding your singing.

Have a listen to Rafi Sharddhanjli


Biju Ramachandran Pro user said

meera ,what more do yu want!
v v happy for u.when shankar told wowww i got goosebumps….
all the best meera.we all will pray for yur success.


Adithi said

Welldone Meera! That was a comment well-deserved from the man himself! All the very best for a very bright musical career ahead! :)
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate – Martin Luther


Jenefa (inactive) said

Congrats Meera! Wishing you all the very best :)
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Shaniruh Pro user said

Excellent singing Meeraji ……gr8 work :)


Uthra said

Meera: Awesome. Very happy for you. Lovely singing and lovely comments. All the best.
Jay and George: Excellent work.


Kumaran.k.k. ( i am back ) said


as usual, amazing !!!

gifted with great talents, keep it up to reach good heights !!!


always yours,
“music, the language of universe”
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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Listened to the radio Fundoo recording, a WOW from the S-Man himself! Now don’t forget us, is all I will say. Good luck to you, I can see a Kacching moment coming up real soon, Meera! :-)
Keep up the great work, well-deserved!
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. "
- Nelson Mandela


Sushanth Shankar said

Hi Meera!! :)

Splendid piece of work by all 3 of you! I and for a matter of fact am sure none of us are surprised why he wanted to work with you!! Congrats Meera! Really happy for you! Hope to hear you feature on SEL’s work sometime soon… :)

All the very best!

- Sushanth


Gudihal Srinath said

You have a great voice. i have become your fan now….


Anu Anand said

Wowww, congrats Meera ! That was brilliant ! :)
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Dwarak S said

Wowwwwwwwww Meera, am at ecstasy on listening to Shankar Mahadevan sir’s feedback to you…. Amazing stuff Meera, especially the comment from SM, “I thought that the original CD is playing actually”…. Way to go Meera…. Best wishes to work with Shankar ji and am truly expecting this to happen very soon….
Do justice to your soul – All Is Well


Rashmi Madhu said

Fantastic Meera . loooooooooooooooooved the song. What a feel! keep it up. And wow to get such a comment from the Great Shankar Mahadevan. I m happy for u. May u have all success
Dr.Rashmi Madhu


Ramesh Tadi (starting fresh!!) said

Meera, this really does not suprise me at all and look how Shankar too felt and spelt it out in his own feedback… no more comments Meera as always run out of superlatives… God Bless you and we all wish Shankar comes back soon with an excellent offer for you and i am sure that day is not far away… But great to know from you and Harshan ji, how down to earth Shankar is… Congrats and All the best… Awesome Awesome Awesome!!
Ramesh Tadi


Kumaran said

Congrats Meera!!!! Enna oru meerattalaana rendition!!!! You impressed not only Shankar but everyone who listened to this!! Congrats!!!


Anbu Mohamed (listening mode) said

Simply mesmerizing….No wonder Shankar Mahadevan was impressed about your rendition. All the Best and sure you have all the potential to be professional singer !
♫♫♫ Anbu J. Mohamed ♫♫♫


Krishnan N v ( nvk ) said

Great Meera.!!!!….Loved your rendition ….!!! What else you want, than such lovely comments from the creator himself… ? Congrats…

Hoping to see you in Bollywood soon…
All the best …

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Rajeev Onv(away on a long break) said

Meera, lovely song. Beautifully sung-loved your modulations. Congrats for the achievement-keep singing!


Meera Iyer said

Wow!!Awesome Meera! :) Congrats! :)


Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Congrats Meera !!! I assume you are not looking for any more comments on this :-D. All the best for a good break with SEL.



Meera Manohar said

Thank you all!

@Kumar— I am sure this rendition still has a LOT of scope to be nitpicked, so you can still tell me :-)



Prem j Hans said

Congratulations Meera :) you are a fantastic singer, Awesome work by George and Jay too …Loved this song :)
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Sukumar R ( far away ) said

soooperb ji…great to hear shankar talks about you…


Hari Bhaskar said

Meera, it was so nice to hear Shankar speak about you. The song was superbly rendered. Goes to favs. My best wishes to you. regards, Hari.
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Swati Prasad said

its a big achievement infact
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Ambily said

Wow Meera :) Such delicate execution! My God! :) And a BIG Congrats too! :) I am least surprised that Shankar Mahadevan was bowled over by your singing! :) Way to go!

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Shampak Chakravorty said

Just tooooooo Good :) Meera & George bro hats off :)
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Meera Manohar said

Thanks guys…



Jaya Ganapathy said

Congratulations Meera!
So waiting to listen to your Movie number!!
Good Luck!!!


Saran G said

whoaaa…… some people here are really big ….eh ? I dunno if you are the top of the pile. even if u r somewhere there, i guess…. u deserve to be there…. excellent effort! who am I to dispute shankar mahadevan …anyway!


Shikha Sabherwal said

Very well sung Meera… Just like original… cudnt make out whethr its u or the original singer… :)

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Shikha Sabherwal said

Very well sung Meera… Just like original… cudnt make out its U or the original singer… :)

Listen to my recent post
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Meera Manohar said

Thanks Jaya, Saran, Shikha & Don!



Hashimgujjar said

thank’s for sharing….Roof-Tiles


Sameer Khera said

Meera, I just somehow landed on this thread. Good to see so much activity based on your song and Shankar’s feedback.
I need to get some more dogs from you to feature on Gaata Rahe Mera Dil


Suresh V said

Meera… Hats off to you……… My standing ovations from my heart……. Would be interested to work with you on some album… I am from Mumbai… A half-pro trying to get back my voice and singing….


Bhupalan said

hmm…. all these comments 2 yrs before. now you should be really singing behind the big screen for sure by this time….

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