Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rahul Dev Burman: Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981)

(The lovely Greta over at MemsaabStory is posting her review of the actual film today. Make sure you head over there; double your fun!)

'Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai' is RD Burman in 80s disco mode; something of an acquired taste. Truth be told, had it been my first meeting with Bollywood soundtracks, this blog wouldn't have existed; I'd never have delved further. More often than not I find Hindi

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rahul Dev Burman: Salaam Memsaab (1978)

Up until recently, this soundtrack was on my Bollywood want list. Now, after having obtained a copy, I'm not sure why. Not that I dislike 'Salaam Memsaab'; it does have its moments, but it's not really what I'd call an essential Burman score.

There's the instrumental of course; they tend to be worthwhile. It's quite long for a change, comprising two very different themes. The first has bongos,

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli (1970)

Take a look at the above cover. Click on it, view it in full size, and tell me what the hell is going on in that picture, because based on it, 'Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli' looks like one bizarre, demented film. A woman dressed as a cobra, a menacing looking guy in a devil cap, another sporting a swan wig and peacock feathers, and chorus girls in... what, anti-radiation helmets? All

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Sharafat (1970) / Salil Chowdhury: Mere Apne (1971)

   Been a while, sorry about that. Busy days. But here to tide you over until I get back on something approaching a regular schedule are a couple of singles I found in the back of the 7" box. Neither of the 'Sharafat' [review] songs are particularly noteworthy; 'Pehle Na Dekha' is an OK ballad, but forgettable. 'Mere Apne' [review] is a bit more interesting; 'Hal Chal Thik Thak Hai' is chirpy