Thursday, June 28, 2007

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Bobby (1973)

Bobby ,this is an example of a soundtrack that is better than the movie (there is some bad acting, but that seems to be a must in Bollywood). I know Bobby was a hit, but I think it was in most part because of the songs, the Laxmikant Pyarelal team really came to it's rescue. Bobby is a really fun soundtrack , it's light, and just makes you dance. This is the first 70's album I ever heard, it's not very experimental like Rahul Dev Burman's famous soundtracks, but it does have it's own charm, even if it's a little cheesy.

The movie is most known for "Main Shair To Nahin", it's a good track, but as you have all surely noticed I like songs that are upbeat, like"Jhoot Bole Kauva Kate", witch is the second part of a duo of a first part mexican styled song called, "Na Mangun Sona Chandi" that I don't really like. After there is "Mujhe Kuchh Kahna Hai" (tum tum TUM...!), it is a bit slower but is a fun track, I like it. "Chabi Kho Jae" (If you watch the video: one pieces rock!,....Cough!)

"Beshark Mandir Masjid Todo" is like a track from a completely different movie, with Chandal's unique voice, it's interesting. As is "Ae Phansa", a groovy track a little reminiscent of the 60's, I really like the instrumental bits.

There is a cool track, here , but I think it's only available on a special Bobby Lp, if anyone has it, I would like to know the name of that song. Thanks

Here are an 7'' and a cassette for Bobby as well.

Tracks :

Side 1
1. Shailendra Singh: Main Shair To Nahin
Lata Mangeshkar & Shailendra Singh : Mujhe Kuchh Kahna Hai
Chandal: Beshark Mandir Masjid Todo
Lata Mangeshkar & Shailendra Singh: Chabi Kho Jae

Side 2
5. Manna Dey, Shailendra Singh & Chorus: Na Mangun Sona Chandi
6. Lata Mangeshkar & Shailendra Singh: Jhoot Bole Kauva Kate
7. Lata Mangeshkar: Ankhiyon Ko Rahne De
8. Lata Mangeshkar: Ae Phansa

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi & Vithal Bhai Patel

Stella_1's Score : 4/5

Get the music Now : Laxmikant Pyarelal | Bobby


Anonymous said...

The cool track you were asking about -that's an excerpt from the track Ae Phansa, but that version seems to have a different tempo.

I just wanted to say fantastic blog, nice to see you inspired to start it. I love the way you present the material.


Reza said...

Fantastic ....have you or anyone got Soul of Bobby by Laxmikant Pyarelal (the instrumental version of this film)
Absolutely desperate to listen to it cant get it anywhere pleez :)

Stella_1 said...

No, I don't have the soul of Bobby lp but if I get it one day I will post it on the blog.

Anonymous said...

The soul of Bobby

A couple of tracks can be found here! Please let me know if anyone finds the whole album!


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Anonymous said...

Nice blog of old days. I used to go to movie with my parents I saw these actors and actress. I live heroines in saree. They look stunning on that