Chicago IL: Starz Entertainment, SAHIL, and LA TAN presented the legendary and highly acclaimed Bollywood singers, Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik, on April 8th, 2016, from 8:30 PM onwards, at Sears Center Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estate, IL. A band of twenty fine musicians, who were flown in from India, added great value to the musical extravaganza. The Emcee Ravi Raj Kandle, integrated various graphics on the fly with live camera feed of the concert to the venue’s two 15 ft x28 ft media screens.
It was a night of high-voltage entertainment, glitz, and glamour, all rolled into. The red carpet entrance and stunning stage set added to the high impact making ambience of the venue. The vibrant concert proved to be a treat for music lovers of all ages in Chicago. They were clapping, singing, dancing, and enjoying throughout the concert.
Kumar Sanu kick started the scintillating evening with a number of chartbusters which included: “Dheeray dheeray se merizindagi main aana”, “Do dil mil rahe haimagar chupke chupke”, “Yeh kaali kaali aankhe, ye gore goregaal”, etc. After a huge round of applause, he moved on to such saccharine-sweet romantic compositions as “Bas ek sanamchahiye ashique ke liye”, “Ek ladki ko dekha to aisa laga”, etc.
Alka Yagnik, who is called the nightingale of India, set the stage on fire by giving a power- packed rendition of her all-time hits, including “Tum pas aaye yun muskuraye tum ne na jane kyssapne dikhai”, “Akele hai to kya gham hai”, “Lal dupatta urgaya teri hawa ke jhoke se”,”Tum aai to aaya yaad gali mai aajchand nikla”,”Tip tip barsa pani pani mai aag lagai”,” Bole churiya bole kangna”, “Ek, do, teen, char, panch, che, sath, aath, nau, das giara, bara, tera”. She garnered huge admiration of the audience for her electrifying performance. Jassi Parmar and Vinita Gulabani, who are well-known in the music circuits in Chicago, gave in to the spell of the musical evening, and danced energetically to the fast tunes of quite a few of Alka Yagnik’s renditions.
Finally, the highly sought-after moment arrived which every single person sitting in the Auditorium was eagerly waiting for, that is, the rare opportunity to enjoy the duets of Kumar Sanuand Alka Yagnik. Both of them rendered the everlasting melodies and immortal rock songs from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’sand mesmerized the audience. As expected, they created magic with their timeless songs and took the listeners down memory lane. Some of the evergreen classics that they sang included:“Tere mare milan ki ye raina”, “Chura ke dil mera goriyachali”, “Zara tasweer say tu nikal ke samme aa merimahbooba”. “Tumhe dekha to ye jana sanam pyar hota haideewana sanam”, “Sarki jo sarke woh dheera dheera”, “Meradil bhi kitna pagal hai ke pyar tum hi se kerta hai”, and many more.
The audience was literally blown away with the dazzling display of the musical talent of Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik and their gifted versatility as natural performers. Two popular singers from Chicago, Chetan Laxman Rana and Anuradha Gosh, also enthralled the audience by singing select solos and duets.
Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik expressed their heart-felt gratitude for the love they received from the people of Chicago and promised to come back again for another live concert. “Our concerts are being organized in several cities across the USA
“Our commitment to entertain music lovers will continue unabated. Many more high-profile events, aimed at bringing qualitatively-rich entertainment, are in the pipeline such as Dream Team on August 19, 2016 at Sears Center Arena”, said Bhavesh Patel and Babubhai Patel from SAHIL, Nick Patel and Mayur from LA TAN, Savi Singh from Starz Entertainment, and Dr. Manish Pandya of AV Masti Inc unanimously.