Friday, January 11, 2008

Satish Bhatia: Boond-Jo-Ban-Gayi Moti (1967)

I am almost certain, unless I am misinformed, that this is the only music composed by Satish Bhatia for films. So if you like his work, well this is the only thing that you get. The core of his music is not the rhythms instead he focuses on the melodies and the vocals.

My favorite song on the album is "Ankhiyan Tarsan Lagi" because of the the mix of great music and the vocals. It sounds like something in between southern and northern indian regional music.

As I was saying the vocals are the core of the melodie. Aspecially in songs like ''Han Main Bhy Pyar Kiya'' where the femal vocals go over the male one's.

For a few songs on the record the vocals are by Suman Kalyanpur, she wasn't hired to sing for films because many thought that she sounded a lot like Lataji and was only imitating her. The first time I heard her voice I knew it wasn't Lata Mangeshkar because Kalyanpur's is softer and less powerful. Anyway, I guess it doesn't help your singing career if you sound like someone else.

Also, there is a little taste of some jazzy rock'n'roll in songs like ''Lovely Lovely Hai Sama'' and ''Meri Zindgi Ek Khwab Hai'' (the intro is great!) .

Overall, it has a few good songs, but nothing that makes me want to comeback and listen to it again.


Side 1
1. Asha Bhosle & Manna Dey: Boond-Jo-Ban-Gayi Moti
2. Suman Kalyanpur: Ankhiyan Tarsan Lagi
3. Mukesh: Yeh Kaun Chitrakar Hai
4. Asha Bhosle & Mahendra Kapoor: Lovely Lovely Hai Sama

Side 2
5. Asha Bhosle: Meri Zindgi Ek Khwab Hai
6. Mukesh & Suman Kalyanpur: Han Main Bhi Pyar Kiya
7. Suman Kalyanpur: Kya Maine Preet Me Paaya
8. Suman Kalyanpur: Dil Mera Gum Sum
Lyrics: Bharat Vyas

Stella_1's score: 3/5

Get the music now: Satish Bhatia Boond-Jo-Ban-Gayi Moti


litlgrey said...

This is truly one of a kind, highly unusual. Your comments about the singer are crticially astute.

What's with all the Hebrew lettering? I don't know this film.

Stella_1 said...

Hi, thanks for your comment litlgrey. The Hebrew on the cover is because the record was printed in Israel.

litlgrey said...

Oh, that's why!

Hee hee.

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Hey Stella-

thanks for your kind comments! keep visiting...:D


I love your blog.....please keep those soundtracks coming

Anonymous said...

Satish Bhatia had given music way back in the year 1951 in a film called "Maldar". That movie also had some melodious tracks.

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