Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Satyam Shivam Sundaram (God is Truth and Beautiful) the movie was directed by Raj Kapoor and starred his brother Shashi Kapoor and the alluring Zeenat Aman. The film caused major controversies in India, particularly with the Indian Film Censor Board for its risqué scenes and sheerness of the lead actress’ attire. Director Raj Kapoor is known throughout Bollywood for ‘exploiting’ the female form in his movies.

As the story depicts the relationship between inner and outer beauty, most of the music from the movie is very spiritual in nature but mixed with aspects of traditional Bollywood music that appealed to the masses then and now. It was no wonder that music directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal won the “Filmfare Best Music Director Award” for the OST. Also, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar took the title song “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” to the top 10 of the Indian “Geetmala” charts for 1977. The lyrics for the album are by Pandit Narendra Sharma (who was also nominated as Best Lyricist for the song “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”), Anand Bakshi and Vitthal Bhai Patel.

My favourite from this soundtrack include “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”, “Chanchal Sheetal Nirmal Komal” and “Bhor Bhaye Panghat Pe”. My verdict: Four stars.

Satyam Shivam Sundaram – Love Sublime 1978: The Original Soundtrack

Side One

1. Satyam Shivam Sundaram I – Lata Mangeshkar and Chorus
2. Yashomati Maiya Se Bole Nandlala – Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey
3. Bhor Bhaye Panghat Pe – Lata Mangeshkar
4. Who Aurat Hai Too Mehbooba – Lata Mangeshkar and Nitin Mukesh

Side Two

1. Chanchal Sheetal Nirmal Komal – Mukesh and Chorus
2. Suni Jo Unke Aane Ki Aahat – Lata Mangeshkar and Chorus
3. Yashomati Maiya Se Bole Nandlala – Lata Mangeshkar
4. Saiyan Nikas Gaye – Lata Mangeshkar and Bhupinder
5. Satyam Shivam Sundaram II – Lata Mangeshkar and Chorus



Anonymous said...

I suppose I am back at the right time - to pick this one up.

I think this is the second movie (after Bobby) LP did for RK movies. Great score and great recording. As can be seen, Lata dominates the entire album and how!

Thanks Veen for this and the earlier ones uploaded in my absence.

Regds / Babu

Anonymous said...

By the Veen, can you please check if it is "Shor Bhaye" or "Bhor Bhaye". Bhor (early morning) fits better in my opinion.

Regds / Babu

Veen said...

Welcome back Babu. Hope you didn't work too hard....if you did, please sit back and enjoy the music.

Thanks for pointing out my mistake. This shows how good my hindi is. This scenario reminds me of the song from Milan where Sunil Dutt is teaching Nutan how to sing SAWAN KA MAHINA......SOR nahin, SHOR! LOL.

Nasir said...

Imagine the hero not even seeing her face while her curvaceous body is visible BHOR BHAYE at the PANGHAT. How incredulous one can get! No wonder then that the movie did not do well, notwithsanding the shapely Zeenie baby. Later, it would take a Mandakini with a blouseless sari to give RK a hig hit in Ram Teri Ganga Maili.

Lata's title song in SSS was a hig hit.

Veen said...

I know Nasir Saab. Wasn't that a hoot??? Obviously RK did not give the movie goers much credit in the grey mass area!

Nasir said...

You can say that again Veen!

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