LONG BEACH, CA - A night to remember filled with music,‘ maujh and masti’ is one of the many ways to describe the amazing experience of Ayushmann Khurrana and Sunidhi Chauhan live in concert, hosted by Stage Paint Productions at The Packed Terrace Theatre here on July 16. Lighting the microphone and stage on fire,
One of the many film songs he sang which caused the audience to cheer, whistle, and clap with all their might was “Pani Da Rang” from Vicky Donor. Another song which resulted in the same reaction was “Moh Moh Ke Dhaage” from Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
Khurrana transitioned from “Moh Moh Ke Dhaage” into “Hoton Se Chu Lo Tum” and “Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho” both originally sung by Jagjit Singh then coming back to “Moh Moh Ke Dhaage.” This compilation of songs seamlessly meshed well together and created excitement in the audience.
Picking up the pitch, Khurrana sang a medley dedicated to the Khans of Bollywood which made the fans go crazy with a lot of screams and whistles. “We all love and adore the Khans,” said Khurrana prior to starting his dedication to them.
He went on to sing “Suraj Hua Maddham” for Shahrukh Khan from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, “O O Jaane Jaana” for Salman Khan from Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, and “Khambe Jaisi Khadi Hai” from Dil for Aamir Khan. Continuing his set list he sang more songs that were previously sung by other artists like “Hawa Hawa e Hawa” and “Dil Karara.” Not only did Khurrana sang these songs he passionately danced and jumped along too. Khurrana performed one more compilation of songs this time dedicated to A.R. Rahman which consisted of “O Humdum Soniyo Re” from Saathiya, “Hamma Hamma” from Bombay, and a few more .
He brought his performance to a close with “Rum Whisky” and a remixed version of “Pani Da Rang” both from his first movie, Vicky Donor. Both songs made the audience cheer and clap in appreciation.
Khurrana wanting to end on a bang removed his blazer while singing these last two songs so he could enthusiastically dance to them without limiting his range of motion. Thanking the audience for their love and support, Khurrana welcomed Sunidhi Chauhan . After a brief video introduction , Chauhan appeared on stage glittering in a long sleeves silver sequins dress with silver high heels.
The first few songs Chauhan chose were “Dhoom Machale,”“Shut Up and Bounce,” “Sajnaji,” and “Dance Pe Chance.” Audience members cheered, clapped, and danced in their seats. She sang well and danced phenomenally, not standing in one spot for more than a minute. Slowing the pace she continued by singing “Ishq Sufiana” and “Yaariyan” to which the audience swayed in their seats.
Calling Khurrana back on stage, they sang a duet “Gazab Ka Hai Din.” Not only did they sang well, they danced together amazingly. The pair also sang “Aapka Kya Hoga.” Both of them then took the time to call on stage the national promoter Mr.Darshan and local promoters of the show Manoj Kay Tee and Anil Shah to thank them.
Chauhan then continued to burn the microphone and the dance floor with more of her hits urging the audience members to dance with her. Many of them complied with her request. Prior to singing, “Desi Girl,” she asked all the women in the audience to stand and do the hook step with her. Continuing her set list, Chauhan sang a mixture of fast and slow songs. Going old school, she sang “Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein,” and “Lag Ja Gale” both originally sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
In between her performance, Chauhan called on stage Rakesh Maini to sing with her “Saakhi,” and “Dilliwaali Girlfriend.”
Then the song that everyone was waiting for “Sheila Ki Jawani,” which Chauhan and her team remixed with “Uptown Funk” originally sung by Bruno Mars. The show ended with Chauhan singing “Beedi Jalaile” from Omkara. She then took the time to thank everyone for coming and giving her their love and support without which she would not be where she is today.