Tuesday 4 September 2007

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978)

Main Tulsi

Bought this ages ago, played it once, didn't think much of it, stored it... I might not have been paying enough attention. Because listening to it now, I'm thinking 'Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki' is quite alright. Most of side one is Lata Mangeshkar, singing the title tune and several variants thereof - pretty, if maybe on the saccharine side in the long run. Side two has more variation; I like the traditional, sparsely arranged 'Saiyan Rooth Gaye', and most of all the excellent 'Music' - an instrumental not entirely dissimilar in tone to the ones on 'Anita'; starting off very dramatic like something from a 50s horror movie, ending in funkier territories like James Bond in Bombay - excellent stuff! It should have been longer though.

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar: Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Main Tera Kya Le Jaoongi
3. Lata Mangeshkar: Mat Ro Bahena
4. Lata Mangeshkar & Asha Bhosle: Chhap Tilak
5. Mohd. Rafi: Yeh Khidki Jo Band Rahti Hai
6. Shobha Gurtu: Saiyan Rooth Gaye
7. Music
8. Anuradha & Hemlata: Nathania Jo Daali


  1. An addendum to my last comment to the previous post:

    Should any of you notice expired DL links to albums you've already yourself downloaded, and feel like re-up'ing them somewhere and posting the links to the respective comments – that would be nice :-) And helpful :-)

    We'll win this war yet... ;-)
    PC x

  2. Thanks PC. This blog is just awesome !!!

  3. Thanks PC,

    Great Classic Album.


  4. I like that Shobha Gurtu. She reminds me of Abida Parveen. I'd love to hear more.

  5. I was very surprised to actually like this film, even though it's filled with sacrifice blah blah...:-) but anything with Vijay Anand in it is okay with me!

    Thanks, could not find this anywhere!