is the 1998 album which first gave Indian singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan
major fame. 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 Javed Akhtar
, a reputed lyricist in the Indian music industry
The music album was a huge success, selling over 300,000 copies and topped all major music charts in India for about ten 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
), went on to score music for all of the films directed 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.