King of Romance – Yash Chopra Comes to life in Sydney

By Rekha Rajvanshi

Yash Chopra, known as the “King of Romance,” had a five-decade career that included more than 50 films. Yash Chopra, a multi-talented filmmaker, visionary director, producer, and star-maker, was instrumental in developing mainstream Hindi cinema’s iconography around the world. For crafting a string of romantic hit films and reinventing romanticism in cinema, he received various accolades, including the Padmabhushan from the Government of India. Many lovers proposed to their girlfriends singing these songs, many love stories were written on these tunes, and these songs have a special place in our hearts and are now sung warmly by the younger generation.

‘Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein’ Remembering Yash Chopra concert Sai Creative Arts brought that magical era back to life for the music lovers of Sydney on June 3rd, 2022.

Manju Mittal with Kartik Mohandas

The event began with a welcoming message from Manju Mittal, who then handed the microphone over to Kartik Mohandas, the evening’s emcee. The auspicious lamp was lit by Sydney’s music expert Avijit Sarkar and India’s well-known Urdu poet Khushbir Singh Shaad.

Ruhani Dhillon
Dilip Bhave and Heena Sachdeva

The event began with an evergreen romantic song by Rucha Lange and Satish ‘Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein.’ Dilip Bhave, a well-known Sydney singer, delivered the romantic tune “Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya hai,” which was followed by Heena Sachdeva’s exquisite classic “Moh Moh ke dhage.” When Heena and Rucha sang ‘Morni Bagha Mein Bole,’ the audience could not stop clapping. Ruhani Dhillon, a young and attractive artist, provided a fresh dimension to the concert by singing ‘ Aage Bhi Jane Na Dun’ in a deep voice. Audience cheered when Vikas Kolar sang ‘O Re Piya.’ Women in plain sarees could not stop dancing at Dilip Bhave’s ‘Rang Barse.’

Musicians and Singers

Hit pieces such as ‘Neela Asman So Gaya’ Tujhme Rab Dikhta hai’ ‘Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jana Sanam’ ‘Jadu Teri Nazar’ ‘Jiya Re’ ‘Mere Hathon Me Nau Nau Chudiyan Hain’ ‘Aaja Nachle’ were performed in the second part of the show. At the end of the concert, the vocalists sang a medley.

Artists and sponsors were honoured after the concert’s conclusion.

‘Yash Chopra used to say that women are beautiful, and it is my duty to present them beautifully but I want to add to this that the women are not only beautiful but powerful and successful too,’ Manju said, paraphrasing Yash Chopra.

The audience enthusiastically supported and applauded Manju Mittal and her team of skilled local artists, musicians and technical people for putting together the wonderful concert ‘Remembering Yash Chopra.’

Pics courtesy: Harmohan Walia; Neil Chand Masti Events and Promotions, and Rekha Rajvanshi

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