Having been tutored in classical singing by the likes of Pandit Govind Prasad ‘Jaipurwale’, Ustad Dilshad Khan Saheb, and the extraordinary Begum Parveen Sultana, among others, Tauseef Aktar’s vocals cannot go wrong, and they do not on “Yeh Hindustaan Mera”, a patriotic song appropriately written by freedom fighter Veer Savarkar during his days in a penitentiary. Much credit to the mellifluous singing also goes to ghazal singer Jagjitji whose talent has been deservedly mimicked by Tauseef in “Yeh Hindustaan Mera”, which liberally utilises the late, great’s vocal rendering nuances. The guitar instrumentation, courtesy Sanjoy Das, and the violin performance by Manas Kumar are subtle, as they should be, on this poignant ballad, providing ideal support to this beautiful ghazal excursion.
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- Review by PARAG KAMANI