Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Kalyanji Anandji: Don (1978)

A quintessential Bollywood action flic, 'Don' [review] [2] comes with a pretty fine soundtrack to boot, if for no other reason than that it has the ace 'Yeh Mera Dil Yaar Ka Diwana' on it, sung by Asha Bhosle and immortalized on screen by the inimitable Helen. 'Jis Ka Mujhe Tha Intezar' is good as well, a nice slab of Hindi pop with a Pete Townshend-ish guitar intro. The remaining tracks I can

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Nisar Bazmi: Naag Muni / A. Hamid: Dosti (1972)

An anomaly... being Pakistani (ie. Lollywood) this two-fer doesn't really belong here, but I quite like it and it was given me by a friend along with a bunch of Hindi albums, so I'm posting it anyway.Neither 'Naag Muni' nor 'Dosti' ring bells with me, and I have no idea about the respective music directors... Noor Jehan however, who's on almost every track, is quite famous. In addition to acting,

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Kranti (1980)

Same music directors, same year, similar (?) title... I was kind of hoping this one would be cool though, what with a bloodied axe wielding bloke and phallic cannon on the cover... but nah, I don't really fancy 'Kranti' much. 'Chana Jor Garam' is almost OK (I have a soft spot for accordions), and there's a wicked drums and screaming trumpets intro on 'Ab Ke Baras' that I'd love to hear sampled (

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Krodhi (1980)

Next up, a couple of Laxmikant Pyarelal scores that, to be honest, aren't that interesting. (What, again?) Well, 'Krodhi' is moderately OK I suppose; I'm at least appreciating the album slightly more now than I initially did. Still lots of things I don't like about it, but one I do: The mini epic 'Woh Masiha Aaya Hai' has a fair bit of good stuff contained within its 10 minutes - an atmospheric

Monday, May 7, 2007

Kalyanji Anandji: Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)

(Been a while since the last post, sorry about that. They're going to be slightly less frequent than they have been over the next couple of months though - I've just bought a new flat and am in the process of selling my old one; that and the whole business of moving is a time consuming affair. Still, I'll try to get an album up every 7 to 10 days or so - but don't go too hard on me should there