Friday 9 March 2007

Rahul Dev Burman: Saagar (1984)


A trio of soundtracks from the mid-80s coming up, beginning with the most recent R.D. Burman album I own. Apparently 'Saagar' is considered something of a classic... I wouldn't go that far. It contains a few half decent tracks along with at least one that makes me cringe a bit... but what does makes it worthwhile is the wonderful, seductively sexy (check the video for visual proof) 'Jaane Do Naa'. That, and the cover image of beautiful Dimple Kapadia.

I don't actually have many Hindi records made after 1980, as I find most of them lack the imagination and verve present on so many from the previous decade-and-a-half. Even people like Burman and Kalyanji Anandji kind of lost it I think... but maybe that's just me... I'll let the floor decide. There are exceptions though, naturally, as you'll see shortly.

Track listing:
1. Asha Bhosle & S.P. Balasubrahmanyam: O Maria
2. Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar: Saagar Kinare
3. S.P. Balasubrahmanyam: Sach Mere Yaar Hai
4. Kishore Kumar: Sagar Jaisi Aankhonwali
5. Asha Bhosle & Shailendra Singh: Jaane Do Naa
6. Kishore Kumar & S.P. Balasubrahmanyam: Yunhi Gate Raho
7. Lata Mangeshkar: Saagar Kinare


  1. Hi
    great choice I think I love especially Saagar Jaise Aankhon wali.By the way this was Dimple Kapadia's comeback film after doing 'Bobby' and settling to married life.
    Thanks alot mate.I check everday this site and can't waite whats comming next


  2. Congratulations
    It´s the best Blog ever

  3. Mixed feelings about this one ... I liked Jaane Do Naa when the soundtrack was released - but now I'm finding it to sound a little tired!

    I never really liked the rest of the songs from Saagar ... I always felt that there was something missing!

  4. thanks for this really nice album

  5. PC can you please re-up this album? Please ...

  6. Since you put it that way :-)
    New DL:
    PC x

  7. Oh, thanks !

    I love you :D

  8. Hi,
    There is a theme music of this one. I have that! It's quite nice

  9. Jaane Do Naa is a killer track. yep yep

  10. "The Jalpari theme" is one of the finest opuses of Burman. Just soooo touching. How can they not include it on the record! I have a good quality version of that if anyone wants it. I do not check this space much so just drop a line at
    If you want it PC, you know where to holler :)

    Harshi :)