Shaa’ir and Func Live!
Shroom, Crescent Mall, New Delhi
She’s an Animal.
Monica’s Shaa’ir+Func act mesmerized Delhi on the 23rd of September at Circa, Mehrauli.
Most of us know her through her rendition of Shaai in Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghaat.
What one gets to see in her gigs is a side that is enchanting, charming and arresting. She performs. She sings.. and communicates. And how. Choreography doesn’t exist when her movements become the lyrics and the emotion in the song + vice versa. While Randolph studiously generates the ‘Func’ through his guitar notes, Monica moves but doesn’t gyrate. Such is the intensity that you feel life in its explicit gets thrown at you.. and you do embrace it, love it, and dance with it. You may be confined to one point in the crazy crowd that Monica pulls to the stage, but you know you feel in you a connect with this Artist.. who is honest and true to you with what she wants to convey.
I have not seen anyone with enough energy to express so much through dance as well as vocals. The intensity in her movements makes you raise your eyebrows when you hear her hit her notes right! In the current era of auto-tune, it’s a Delight to hear anyone pull off a song in a live act. She surpasses that delight.
Looking at her attire, her make-up ..there’s suggestion of her free-spirited self.
Free. Like an Animal. A beautiful one at that.