Tuesday, June 10, 2008

O. P. Nayyar: Kismat (1968)

At the first glance, you know that this record is certainly not like Phagun. Instead, Kismat incarnates the typical rebel O. P. Nayyar style. His music was rebellious for it's time, but now it's pretty clean, so let's just call his style non traditional. On this record he is inspired by some jazzy rock'n'roll of the 60's with a little folk as well.

In general the songs are very guitar based. You have the almost county "Lakhon Hain Yahan Dilwale" and the bouncy "Aankhon Men Qayamat Ke Kajal".You also get great instrumentals with "One Two three Baby" which is also available on Bombshell Baby of Bombay vol.2, that you can find on Bombay-Connection Records.

My favorites are the Punjabi inspired "Karja Mohhabat Wala" and the heroine's drunk song "Aao Huzoor Tumko".

I understand that O. P. Nayyar makes the music and melodies simple as to make it easy for the viewers to instantly connect with the songs. But from my personal perspective, I feel that the music is in need of multiple layers, but he doesn't provide that. I prefer O. P. Nayyar's earlier work such as Aar Par, Tumsa Nahin Dekha, Paghun and Naya Daur. In the 60's he was popular because he did not follow trends, he made them. But I have a feeling that during this period when Kismat came out, he was just copying his own music, making this record unoriginal and a bit boring to listen to today.

But I still like to rock'n'roll from time to time. So Baby, tell me what you think!


Side 1
1. Mahendra Kapoor: Aankhon Men Qayamat Ke Kajal
2. Asha Bhosle & Shamshad Begum: Karja Mohhabat Wala
3. Title Music

Side 2
4. Asha Bhosle: Aao Huzoor Tumko
5. Mahendra Kapoor: Lakhon Hain Yahan Dilwale
6. Mahendra Kapoor: One Two Three Baby

Lyrics: Noor Dewasi & S. H. Bihari

Stella_1's score: 3 /5

Get the music now: O. P. Nayyar Kismat


Unknown said...

Thanks for uploading! I been watching te You Tube Clip for "Aao Huzoor Tumko" for a while but i couldn't find the music.
Maybe you can tell me what's the song about...

king regards from Chile.

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the review. I am writing an article on Kismat on wikipedia. Wanted to use the vinyl record images for the wikipedia article.

Let me know if I can use them.


Stella_1 said...

Yeah, totally!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stella,

Thanks for letting me use them in wikipeda. But for uploading it in wikipedia, I would need it to be released under a particular license.

If you could look into this page and let me know which license I can release it under:


Generally, images on Wikipedia are licensed under Creative Commons licenses, that is, people are free to use and distribute images but must credit the original author.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stella,

Waiting for your reply wrt license.

Is there any way to contact you by email? I was unable to find it anywhere in the blog.


Stella_1 said...

Hi, I'm sorry about that, you can use the Creative Commons license (the first one). Thanks, have a good day, and have fun writing the article!