Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Best Of Music Director Ravi (1984)

Other than 'Kaajal' (below), the only other Ravi soundtrack I own is an e.p. - which I vaguely recall being quite good but I'm going to wait a bit before posting. (I need to find it first... after last year's move there are still loads of things that aren't where they're supposed to be). Instead, here's a compilation of songs taken from other scores of his... some quite nice, some a bit dull,

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ravi: Kaajal (1966)

One from Ravi, the guy who wrote 'Been Music' off 'Nagin'. The songs on 'Kaajal' aren't anywhere near as good though. In fact it's all a bit nondescript to my ears... a few pretty, atmospheric tunes, like 'Samjhi Thi Ke Yeh Ghar Mera Hai' and 'Mera Bhaiya', but nothing really memorable.Track listing:1. Asha Bhosle: Tora Man Darpan2. Mahendra Kapoor: Mudat Ki Tamnaon Ka Sila3. Asha Bhosle: Samjhi

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Ajit Varman: Vijeta (1982)

The cover makes 'Vijeta' look like an armed forces recruitment film (it's not), Ajit Varman is a fairly obscure music director by Bollywood standards (only half a dozen scores to his name), and the album's three songs sound lovely and trippy, or meandering - depending on your perspective (I can't decide). What makes this particular soundtrack really interesting though is that the entire second