The song "Teri Deewani" was a chart-buster. It was a definite heart-buster for me. First time I heard it along with viewing the music video, I was sold.
Umpteen loopings of the song on Winamp later, a peculiarity of the lyrics became apparent to me. The song is sung by a male singer but the lyrics are in a feminine voice. As if a female is meant to sing this song but is being sung by a male.
The song defnitely had a sufi influence. I vaguely remembered hearing more sufi songs which had distinct feminine voice but were sung in male voice. I explored this connection more.
Here is what I found. Quite interesting.
Feels great to just listen to a song and then discover this. :)