Monday, February 15, 2010

S. D. Burman: Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958/1989)

Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi is not my favourite soundtrack nor is S. D. Burman my favourite composer. None the less, this hindi comedy does have it's own charm. Kishore Kumar's "Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhagi Si" is the best song on the record, and is today considered a classic.

For a comedy, which usually tends to lack in the song department, this record tries its best to cater and reach out to the common city folk with it's modern upbeat music. I like it because its, in a way, unsophisticated and humble which makes it easy to relate to and accessible to everyone.

One of my favorite songs on the record is "Tum Tumare Hain". It's performed by the lovely Helen with her dance mentor Cukoo.

But the most important figure on this album and the "soul" behind the songs comes from Kishore Kumar's voice. He acts through his singing, this very strong asset of his makes listening to the record worthwhile. Enjoy.


Side 1

1. Title Music
2. Kishore Kumar & Manna Dey: Babu Samjho Ishare
3. Kishore Kumar: Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhagi Si
4. Kishore Kumar: Hum The Who Thi
5. Kishore Kumar & Chorus: In Hathon Se Sabki Gaadi

Side 2

6. Asha Bhosle & Kishore Kumar: Haal Kaisa Hai Jabab Ka (with dialogue)
7. Asha Bhosle & Kishore Kumar: Main Sitaron Ka Tarana
8. Asha Bhosle: Ruk Jao Na Jee
9. Asha Bhosle & Sudha Malhotra: Hum Tumhare Hain

Lyrics: Majrooh

Stella_1's score: 3/5

Get the music now: S. D. Burman Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi


Anonymous said...

Thanks Stella for this wonderful upload. It is certainly one of SDB's best.

Regds / Babu

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Thanks & Regards
Pankaj Parag

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bawa said...

I have to say that the first time I saw the movie and heard the song "Paanch rupaiya baraah anna" I was genuinely surprised at amused: I felt that songs were a real part of this comic film.
Totally agree re Kishore's amazing acting through singing ability...

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Unknown said...

S.D. Burman was one of the most popular music director of his time.

Niranjan Fraud said...

'Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhagi si' is the all time favorite song of S. D. Burman saab. said...

what a great chemistry between Asha Bhosle & Kishore Kumar: Haal Kaisa Hai Jabab Ka
thanks for sharing

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