Still taking baby steps into the Bollywood soundtrack world. Got this one from Groove Merchant a little while ago not knowing much about the film or the soundtrack, but Asha Bhosle’s name on a LP from 1977 is more than enough to get me to drop the needle and check it out. As you can tell from the tracks here, this one is well worth a check into, even if it only includes 5 songs. “Yeh Mera Dil Yaar Ka Diwana” is the funkiest of the bunch, something that the Black Eyed Peas sampled on one of their earliest hits. “Jis Ka Mujhe Tha Intezar” and “Are Diwano Mujhe Pehchano” are also nice, with some interesting styles thrown into the mix.
The film itself is a straight up gangster thriller with a truckload of style. What I discovered in searching out the film is that the theme music, which inexplicably is not on this LP, is absolutely BOSS! The only place I’ve been able to find the theme is on the “classic” collection than Dan the Automator put out Bombay The Hard Way. Music this good must have been released somewhere, perhaps I’ll figure it out one day. If I do I’ll update it here.
In the meantime, here are the first 15 minutes of the film, which starts off with the light’s out gangster funky theme music and ends with most of the dance sequence for “Yeh Mera Dil Yaar Ka Diwana,” which I highly recommend you watch: