Shaan feels ’90s songs still enjoy a great recall value: ‘Film songs not making impact now as they are more realistic’

Playback singer Shaan feels ’90s songs still enjoy a great recall value. He also said, ‘Film songs not making impact now as they are more realistic.’

Singer Shaan thinks movie songs used to help us to escape from the reality. But currently, we are not having such impact. As Shaan told PTI, “When I was doing movie songs, they had a longer life and there was likeability for those songs. Whenever there was a pure romantic situation in the movie, the hero was lip-syncing. Whether it was realistic or not was another thing. But ever since the songs are becoming more realistic, it is difficult for filmmakers to accept the Shah Rukh (Khan)-kind of songs, which were about spreading arms and singing anywhere. Luckily, I was the one of the last who enjoyed that phase where songs used to be picturized in a big lush way.”

The 49-year-old singer further stated, “Films then had nothing to do with being realistic. There were action films and had a hero, heroine, who would sing songs (in between), and again there was action. There were typical lyrics, romantic songs and those kinds of songs are not being made now. Today, in big films, the songs mostly play in the background. They are not making that impact. Besides, there are quirky songs being made today which have ‘ajeeb’ (weird) words and voices. Even though you listen to these songs from big hit films, you still don’t remember. Film songs are killing themselves because of that.”

Shaan also said about the terms of film songs that the only track that received a huge response in recent times was “Tu Kethe Chaliye” from Sidharth Malhotra-led Shershaah.

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