Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Okay, it’s time to up the ante a bit. I have been posting too many soppy songs (and there’s nothing wrong with that, is there?) and I think some upbeat songs are now warranted. And for that, I have chosen Humjoli.
It is so hard to write about songs from Hindi movies without referencing the song clips from the movie. This is definitely the case with Humjoli. The dance scenes are so bizarre and OTT (in a nice way, mind you….but who in their right mind dances that way?!) that Farah Khan, the director of Om Shanti Om, referenced quite a bit of the song scenes and costumes from this movie in Om Shanti Om. For a really good review on the Humjoli movie, costumes and scenes, check out this awesome posting at Bollywood Deewana.
Back to the score. The music is by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. My favourite song from this movie is ‘Tik Tik Tik Mera Dil’ (and the movie clip is awesome too). However, I am surprised that Lata Mangeshkar is actually singing this song because it is the ‘type’ of song and music (slightly raucous) usually accredited to Asha Bhosle. And then, you have Asha singing the more mellow ‘Dhal Gaya Din’ and once again, Lata with the more upbeat ‘Haye Re Haye’. These songs for me is the trifecta of the album, although I don’t mind ‘Hu Tu Tu Tu’ and ‘Chal Shuru Hoja’. Also, in my opinion, this album belongs to the females. What do you think?
I give this OST 4 stars.
Humjoli 1970: The Original Soundtrack
1. Hu Tu Tu Tu – Asha Bhosle, Kamal Barot and Chorus
2. Haye Re Haye – Mohd Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar
3. Dhal Gaya Din – Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhosle
1. Tik Tik Tik Mera Dil – Mohd Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar
2. Ye Kaisa Aya Zamana – Mukesh, Kishore Kumar and Mehmood
3. Chal Shuru Hoja – Mohd Rafi and Kishore Kumar
Get the music HERE.
PS: I will upload music with better bit-rates in a couple of postings.