Monday, January 3, 2011


I wasn’t going to post this album for personal reasons....... But to shelf one of the greatest albums to come out of the 1980’s would be a great injustice, to the composer Bappi Lahiri, lyricists Prakash Mehra (who is also the director) and Anjaan, and singers Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle.

Sharaabi (Drunkard) stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Prada, Pran, Om Prakash, Deepak Parashar (loved him in the movie Nikaah) and Ranjeet playing the token villain. Amithabh plays a spoilt but generous hearted drunk son of an extremely rich and uncaring father Pran. Om Prakash plays the surrogate father and Jaya Pradha provides the romantic liaison. The movie is loosely adapted from the Hollywood movie, Arthur (which stars Dudley Moore).

Musically, in my opinion, this is one of Lahiri’s better albums and his choice of using Asha Bhosle as the female singer as opposed to her sister Lata Mangeshkar alongside Kishore Kumar just showed his calibre as one of the great new composers of the 1980’s and beyond. Kishore kumar just brought all the music to life in this album but if praises must be bestowed, it should be given to both the lyricists – Prakash Mehra for Manzilen Apni Jagah Hain and Anjaan for Inteha Ho Gayi Intezar Ki, De De Pyar De and my favourite, Mujhe Naulakha Mangawa De Re....especially the part where Kishore sings....

Hmm Hmm Hmm Hmm Hmm

De Re Na
Log Kehte Hai Main Sharaabi Hoon (2)
Tum Ne Bhi Shaayad Yehi Soch Liye Haan
Log Kehte Hai Main Sharaabi Hoon

Kissi Pe Husn Ka Guroor Jawaani Ka Nasha
Kissi Ke Dil Pe Mohabbat Ki Rawaani Ka Nasha
Kissi Ko Dekhke Saanso Se Ubharta Hai Nasha
Bina Piye Bhi Kahin Hadh Se Guzarta Hai Nasha
Nashe Mein Kaun Nahin Hai Mujhe Bataao Zara
Kisse Hai Hosh Mere Saamne To Laao Zara
Nasha Hai Sab Pe Magar Rang Nashe Ka Hai Juda

Khili Khili Hui Subah Pe Hai Shabnam Ka Nasha
Hawa Pe Khushbu Ka Baadal Pe Hai Rimjhim Ka Nasha
Kahin Suroor Hai Khushiyon Ka Kahin Gham Ka Nasha

Nasha Sharaab Mein Hota To Naachti Botal
Maikade Jhoomte Paimaanon Mein Hoti Hulchul
Nasha Sharaab Mein Hota To Naachti Botal
Nashe Mein Kaun Nahin Hai Mujhe Bataao Zara (2)

Log Kehte Hai Main Sharaabi Hoon (2)
Tum Ne Bhi Shaayad Yehi Soch Liye Haan
Log Kehte Hai Main Sharaabi Hoon

Thodi Aankhon Se Pilaa De Re Sajni Deewaani (2)
Tujhe Main (2)
Tujhe Saanso Mein Basaa Loonga Sajni Deewaani
Tujhe Naulakhaa Manga Doonga Sajni Deewaani (2)
Aaaa Aaaa

Beautiful, beautiful  lyrics in my opinion....And do listen to the music track too. Am I imagining it, or does it sound more like someone suffering from emphysema than cirrhosis of the liver? Regardless, I think it is just groovy. I give this album 5 stars.

Sharaabi 1984: The Original Soundtrack

Side One

1. Jahan Mil Javen Chaar Yaar – Amitabh Bachchan and Kishore Kumar
2. Mujhe Naulakha Mangawa De Re – Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar
3. De De Pyar De – Asha Bhosle and Chorus

Side Two

1. Manzilen Apni Jagah Hain – Kishore Kumar
2. Inteha Ho Gayi Intezar Ki – Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle
3. De De Pyar De – Kishore Kumar and Chorus
4. Music - Instrumental



Anonymous said...

Thanks Veen. One of my favourite albums too. Skipping it since I have the same.

Regds / Babu

Veen said...

Fair enough Mr S.

bollywooddeewana said...

Thanks a lot for this album i love both versions of de de pyaar de just as much though when i think about the movie the first track that comes to mind Mujhe... for exactly the part you pointed out. I also love most Bappi's work from this era i.e the Himmatwala's and Tohfa's, though i think they're probably not your taste

Veen said...

Hey Bosun, don't stereotype me, mate...laugh. Just because I can't stand Ms Devi's voice doesn't mean I dont watch the movies...still do for Jeetendra (hubba hubba; pity about the wig) and as you correctly pointed out, the songs. Yes I like Tofha too, especially Milan Maujo Se Maujo Ka and Pyar Ka Tohfa Laya.

Yes, for me Mujhe Naulakha Mangawa De Re is synonymous with Shaarabi...a classic (if you can call 1984 a classic era) in its own right.

J Thyme...kind said...

The link is dead. Can you bring it back to life?