Wednesday 30 May 2007

Kalyanji Anandji: Don (1978)


A quintessential Bollywood action flic, 'Don' [review] [2] comes with a pretty fine soundtrack to boot, if for no other reason than that it has the ace 'Yeh Mera Dil Yaar Ka Diwana' on it, sung by Asha Bhosle and immortalized on screen by the inimitable Helen. 'Jis Ka Mujhe Tha Intezar' is good as well, a nice slab of Hindi pop with a Pete Townshend-ish guitar intro. The remaining tracks I can take or leave, but on the whole a worthwhile listen. And a very cool cover! Pity though, that they couldn't have made it a full length LP and included the instrumental music from the film - famously redone on the 'Bombay The Hard Way' album.

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Jis Ka Mujhe Tha Intezar
2. Kishore Kumar: Khaike Pan Banaras Wala
3. Asha Bhosle: Yeh Mera Dil Yaar Ka Diwana
4. Kishore Kumar & Chorus: Are Diwano Mujhe Pehchano
5. Kishore Kumar: Yeh Hai Bambai Nagaria


  1. Once again,you sir,are a certified bad ass.

  2. Oh, but don't you know that Kishore Kumar won a prestigious Singer of the Year award in 1978 for his electric performance of "Khaike Pan Banaras Wala"? I think it was well deserved. Kumar was a master - at the peak of his power as a playback singer then; and his onscreen partnership with the young Bachchan was a true highlight of Bollywood cinema of the era.

  3. Great Job! I watched 'Don' when I was 6 years old in Bombay at the Sharda Cinema in Dadar and it left an indelible impression. Another great Bachchan movie is the darker 'Zanjeer'.
    Keep up the good work:)

  4. bravo-the music sustained me when i was sick in india on cassette tape. it is still my fave music & movie.

  5. thanks for all the great music you've posted. it is very much appreciated.

    all the best...

  6. ...i tried to DL, but without success......think it's a divshare problem with my pc......can you give an alternative?
    i'm into crime score genre...and i was searching this from a while....
    great blog, anyway, i really like be able to listen to all these...!!!!!

    all the best

  7. It's the 'hidden link' more than Divshare I think that doesn't seem to work on all browers. Here's what you do: When you get to the divshare page, you'll find 'link' on the right hand side. Copy/paste that url into your browser... then it should work. :-)
    PC x

  8. Divshare seems to have deleted all your postings. This is happening to many bloggers. Please stay away from divshare and go with reliable services like rapidshare and massmirror.

    Thanks for trying.

  9. I know. Check latest post's comments for update.
    PC x

  10. …………thanx very much for this!
    I discovered boolywood soundtracks thanx to your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Simply awesome stuff.....!!!!
    Think i will not miss any news from your page, but first i guess i need some re-post....
    Please, can you help.....?
    Think i can’t live without

    SHALIMAR (yeah, i missed it....:-(

    Maybe also
    LOAFER and JOHNY MERA NAAM needs a listen, but i’m truly looking for “Crime Violence Suspense” themed lp covers (really amazing stuff!)

    Thanx anyway
    Best wishes

  11. many thx for all your efforts!

    H from Holland.

  12. Is there sb who knows where to get the instrumental score of Don?

  13. Still in desperate need of the instrumental score of Don! Somebody help! Please!!!!