Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rahul Dev Burman: The Train (1970)

Well, The Train is a good soundtrack for a bad film. The songs aren't serious . They are, like most of the songs from the 60's and 70's, light hearted and mostly for entertainment. So in that context, the songs are great fun to listen too. (Good for parties)

The best songs are given to two of the greatest vamps in hindi cinema, Helen and Aruna Irani. Helen gets great cabaret numbers, the first "Maine Dil Abhi Diya Nahin" is amusing, but I prefer the great vocals and sixties swing in "O Meri Jaan Main Ne Kaha" (even if the guy in the video strangely looks like Prince, hum... maybe that's where he got his look?) Aruna Irani gets my favorite song on the album, "Saiyan Re Saiyan" it's great to dance to.

At least these ladies can dance because they have to make up for the main actrice in the movie, Nanda, that can't. In "Gulabi Ankhen" Rajesh and Nanda just ruin the great song with there bad, but weirdly charming, dancing.

The slower songs, "Kis Liya Maine Pyar Kiya" and " Mujhse Bhala Yeh Kajal "arent anything special. But between the two I prefer the first.

Tell me what you think.


Side 1
1. Mohd. Rafi: Gulabi Ankhen
2. Asha Bhosle & Rahul Dev Burman: O Meri Jaan Main Ne Kaha
3. Asha Bhosle: Saiyan Re Saiyan

Side 2
4. Lata Mangeshkar: Kis Liye Maine Pyar Kiya
5. Mohd. Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar: Mujhse Bhala Yeh Kajal
6. Asha Bhosle: Maine Dil Abhi Diya Nahin

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Stella_1's score: 3.5/5

Get the music now: R. D. Burman The Train


litlgrey said...

Fantastic... bless ye!

memsaab said...

This is a great soundtrack, will be fun to hear the original LP :-) Thanks.


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Tala said...

Could you please repost this album, I am unable to get a link.

Would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the wonderful work you are doing. God bless!!

Stella_1 said...

Hi Tala. My file hosting site is having a problem with the file, so I have to upload the music again. But I don't have the original file where I am right now. Sorry but you will need to wait until the beginning of the week or try again later in the day to see if the hosting site has repaired the problem. Sorry.

Tala said...

No worries Stella, whenever it's possible. I'll keep a watch. I had it but lost a lot of music in a system crash :( I did try a few times, but the hosting site problem hasnt resolved so far.

tala said...

Got it!! Thanks... much appreciated.