Breathless (Shankar Mahadevan album)
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|Genre||Indi-pop, Indian fusion|
Breathless is the 1998 Indi-pop album by Indian singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan featuring lyricist Javed Akhtar. It was the album that first made Mahadevan famous. The title track, "Breathless," is a steady stream of a song that goes on without a break, stanzas, verse or apparently even a pause for breath. The length of the part of the song which is 'breathless' is about three minutes. Mahadevan made the album in collaboration with Akhtar, a reputed lyricist in the Indian music industry. Renu Desai was a model and appeared in the music video of Shankar Mahadevan's "Breathless".
|2||Tu Pass Hai||6:20|
|3||Tere Khayalon Se||5:35|
|4||Mano Yah Na Mano||5:30|
|5||Jane Kya Hua||6:11|
|6||Koi Nahin Hai||5:21|
|7||Ghul Raha Hai Sara Manzar||6:02|
The music album was a huge success, selling over 300,000 copies and topped all major music charts in India for about 10 straight weeks.
The music video of the title song "Breathless" was directed by Farhan Akhtar and his sister Zoya Akhtar. This was the beginning of a long association, as Shankar, along with Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa (as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy), went on to score music for all of the films directed by Farhan and Zoya Akhtar.
Both Shankar and Javed Akhtar later reunited to come out with "Breathless Reprise," a similar song whose story takes off from where "Breathless" ended.
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