Wednesday, May 5, 2010
A favourite movie and album when I was really young, with “Re Mama Re Mama Re” from Mohd Rafi being the favourite song then, because of the catchy tune and funny lyrics. One normally does not associate Rafi with humour, the forte is usually afforded to Kishore Kumar and his trademark yodels. But Rafi does a good job here and if you were looking forward to some yodelling from the Hindi king yodeller, you will not be disappointed with “Zindagi Ek Safar Hai” by Kishore Kumar. BTW, I have also included the Mohd Rafi version of “Zindagi Ek Safar Hai” , which I copied from the movie, as it was not on the LP. I wonder why??? Let me know which version is your preference. In case you are wondering why the voices change halfway throughout this song, it is because the first part is sung by Mohd Rafi (who lends his voice to Shammi Kapoor in the movie) and the second part is sung by Kishore Kumar (for Rajesh Khanna’s role in the film). Oh, and let us not forget that there’s the third version too by Asha. Maybe this is why the second version was not included in the OST – for fear of “Zindagi Ek Safar Hai” overload!!!!
I have to admit though that my favourite songs from this album now are “Mujhe Pyas Aesi Pyas Lagi Hai” and “Dil Use Do”. As usual, both Asha and Rafi are at their best. So sit back and enjoy this pleasant album from composer Shankar Jaikishan and songwriter Hasrat Jaipuri.
Veen’s rating: 4 stars
ANDAZ 1971: The Original Soundtrack
1. Zindagi Ek Safar Hai – Kishore Kumar
2. Hainha, Bolo Bolo – Mohd Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Sushma and Pratibha
3. Mujhe Pyas Aesi Pyas Lagi Hai – Asha Bhosle
4. Dil Use Do – Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhosle and Chorus
5. Re Mama Re Mama Re – Mohd Rafi (and Chorus)
6. Zindagi Ek Safar Hai – Asha Bhosle
Bonus Track From Movie
7. Zindagi Ek Safar Hai – Mohd Rafi and Kishore Kumar
You can download the songs from HERE.