Friday, March 28, 2008

Roshan: Bawre Nain (1950/1980)

Roshan, who was a musician trough out the 40's, got his first break as a music director with Bawre Nain. Heavily inspired by the 40's sound, this record represents the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. But the overall sound of this album is melancholic and slightly romantic (as in the artistic current).  

The most popular song on the record is ''Khyalon Men Kisi Ke'', it's sneaky and seductive.

You can find some joyful songs on the album, but you still feel some pain in the music. Like the playful ''Mujhe Sach Sach Batado'' and ''Roothe Hue Chanda''. They still feel a little bit like when someone sad tries to be happy.

My favorite songs on the album are the lonely ''Teri Duniya Men Dil Lagta Nahin'', the lovely duet ''Mohabbat Ke Maron Ka'' and ''Sun Bairi Balam''

It's not the greatest album, but still it is special. It has it's own original charm that makes it stand out. I enjoy it, what do you think? 


Side 1
1. Geeta Dutt & Mukesh: Khyalon Men Kisi Ke
2. Rajkumari & Mukesh: Mujhe Sach Sach Batado
3. Rajkumari: Roothe Hue Chanda

Side 2
4. Mukesh: Teri Duniya Men Dil Lagta Nahin
5. Mohd. Rafi & Asha Bhosle: Mohabbat Ke Maron Ka
6. Rajkumari: Kyon Mere Dil Men
7. Rajkumari: Sun Bairi Balam

Lyrics: Kidar Sharma

Stella_1's score: 3.5/5

Get the music now: Roshan | Bawre Nain


bollyviewer said...

Love this soundtrack - its been sooo long since I heard it. Thanks for posting it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the music of Bawre Nain. Roshan left his own mark on Hindi Film Music.
BTW the reverse side of LP cover is not opening. Pl upcheck.

Stella_1 said...

Thanks bollyviewer, I like it too.

As for Anonymous, I do not have the original picture of the back of the lp on the computer I am using right now, but I will be able to fix it this weekend.

Thanks for your comments!

memsaab said...

Roshan is one of (if not THE) my favorite music directors. His "Taj Mahal" is my favorite movie soundtrack of all time, but he always wrote such melodic and romantic songs.

Thanks for this Stella!

Richard S. said...

Too bad that a year ago I didn't know enough about the soundtracks of the '40s to notice this post enough... But now I do. I recently included "Sun Bairi Balam" (spelled slightly differently, I guess) in my own special Rajkumari post (maybe you saw it). That song is great; this whole soundtrack is really nice. I'm very happy to download this now.

Richard S. said...

Oh, wait a minute, not the '40s - 1950. Well, I was close. I'm listening to this again - splendid!