It's possible that a film review over at the Memsaab Story blog some years ago was what initially induced me to add 'Ziddi' to my soundtrack want list... "And the songs – my God, the songs! They are made of beautiful, all of them" certainly sounds like something that would have piqued my curiosity, and SD Burman assisted by his son Rahul Dev generally stands for quality.
Truth be told though, having eventually acquired this LP I was left a bit disappointed. A tiny bit. Oh, it has its moments, my favourite of which are Lata's 'Yeh Meri Zindagi' and 'Raat Ka Samaan', both of them charming and hummable, and Rafi's 'Pyar Ki Manzil' is kind of cool... and I could easily put the record on as pleasant background music to whatever it is that I'm doing, but, despite the odd nifty instrumental detail, there wouldn't be much on it to stop me in my tracks. So basically it's good, but not outstanding.
Maybe I was expecting too much.
1. Mohd. Rafi: Teri Soorat Se Nahin Milti Kisi Ki Soorat
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Yeh Meri Zindagi
3. Manna Dey: Pyar Ki Aag Men Tan Badan Jal Gaya
4. Geeta Dutt & Manna Dey: Main Tere Pyar Men
5. Lata Mangeshkar: Raat Ka Samaan
6. Mohd. Rafi: Pyar Ki Manzil
7. Mohd. Rafi: Janoon Kya Mera Dil
8. Mohd. Rafi & Asha Bhosle: Champakali Dekho Jhuk Hi Gayi Re