Sunday 18 March 2007

C. Ramchandra: Azad (1955/1978)


Another one, the last 50s soundtrack for the moment, here's 'Azad', scored by one Nahar Chitalkar (C.) Ramchandra. Several good tracks to be found; I'm really fond of the ones sung by 2 x Mangeshkar sisters, especially the joyous 'Aplam Chaplam'. And for those who think Western influences was something they first introduced to Hindi film music in the 60s (I used to), listen to the pretty 'Jari Jari O Kari Badariya', with an intro sounding as if it belonged in a South American cantina. A soundtrack definitely worth checking out.

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar: Na Bole Na Bole
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Jari Jari O Kari Badariya
3. Lata Mangeshkar & Usha Mangeshkar: Aplam Chaplam
4. Raghunath Jadhav & Party: Marna Bhi Mohabbat Men (Qawwali)
5. Lata Mangeshkar: Dekho Ji Bahar Aai
6. Lata Mangeshkar & Chitalkar: Kitna Haseen Hai Mausam
7. Lata Mangeshkar: Kitni Jawan Hai Raat
8. Lata Mangeshkar & Usha Mangeshkar: O Balliye Balliye
9. Lata Mangeshkar: Kabhi Khamosh


  1. Thanks,

    Nice to hear some old albums again. Good sounding rips.

  2. Yup, while hardly my favourite part of the Bollywood canon, I do find some of these older works rather pleasing.
    PC x

  3. well I for one am hoping you have more of these older works up your sleeve. Since your rips sound so good, I feel like a kid in a candy store. Many thanks for your generosity!! (Thank you Deewz for pointing me here!!)

  4. Excellent, being a kid in a candy store is good :-) And yes, there will more older works.
    PC x

  5. can't find the link????

  6. New DL:

  7. It's indeed a great score by C Ramchandra, all lata numbers and that quawaali is awesome to say at least..