Posts Tagged ‘ Salim Sulaiman ’

Noor-E-Illahi | Salim-Sulaiman featuring Abida Parveen


Celebrating the spirit of Eid, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are among India’s most respected composers, having scored more than 100 films and about 20 TV shows, and composed several albums incorporating multi-genres of music. On “Noor-E-Illahi”, the musical talents have managed to obtain the support of the legendary Abida Parveen, a Pakistani singer, and one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music (sufiana kalaam) with a career spanning over four decades. Her voice continues to have a highly distinctive timbre that perfectly fits the song’s warm, rich sounds that support the musical composition – with lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya – and its production by Salim Sulaiman. With the usage of several instruments, it is the appropriate usage of the oud by Tapas Roy, which further enhances the tightly focused song here, resulting in “Noor-E-Illahi” becoming a flawlessly crafted melodic masterpiece from the musical Merchants of India.

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– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

Broken World – Salim Sulaiman featuring Vishal Dadlani



“Broken World” is the English rendition of Salim Sulaiman’s “Khalipan” which, like its predecessor, is “dedicated to children across the world”. With the composers having recruited singer, record producer, composer, and performer Vishal Dadlani to be associated with the project was certainly a coup of sorts with Vishal’s powerful voice – still intact from the heydays of Pentagram – taking the song to another level. Much credit to Vishal for the strength of his topical lyrics too, which speaks of humanity falling apart, “freedom” being a spoken word, and “love” having become unknown, which aptly supports the composition and production of the Merchant brothers that touch on their obvious rock influences with guitarist Nyzel D’Lima as part of the supporting cast. Indeed, “Broken World” is a most significant song in today’s world as it begs people to provide an answer to the question that is real: What will this world be without children?


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– Review by PARAG KAMANI.