Thursday 25 October 2007

Kalyanji Anandji: Geet (1970)


From the liner notes: "The most memorable musical experience in recent movie history is Ramanand Sagar’s eastman colour 'Geet'. Award winning music maestros Kalyanji Anandji have delved deep down the rich storehouse of Indian musical tradition – both classical and modern, both oriental and occidental – and evolved a musical score of incomparable richness."

Be that as it may... this isn't really my favourite Kalyanji Anandji score. My own fault though; when I bought 'Geet' I'd just started getting into them, and having already been won over by stuff like 'Dharmatma', 'Johny Mera Naam' and 'Upaasna' I was hoping this too to would be a wild and groovy ride through funky Bollywood. Instead, it's traditional Indian from start to finish. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just not what I was expecting at the time. (To be honest, I can't pick out any occidental touches at all.)

But I've actually come to like the album a lot more since I ripped it a few weeks ago. The songwriting is top notch; check out 'Mere Mitwa Mere Meet Re', 'Tere Naina Kyon Bhar Aaye' or 'Jo Dil Men Basai Th', all good. I reckon you can do a lot worse than give it a listen - especially those of you who, more than me, like their Indian sounds traditional.

Track listing:
1. Mohd. Rafi: Mere Mitwa Mere Meet Re
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Tere Naina Kyon Bhar Aaye
3. Mahendra Kapoor: Tere Naina Kyon Bhar Aaye
4. Asha Bhosle & Mohd. Rafi: Laila - Majnu - Opera
5. Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi: Mere Mitwa Mere Meet Re
6. Mahendra Kapoor & Lata Mangeshkar: Jis Ke Sapne
7. Asha Bhosle: Jo Dil Men Basai Thi
8. Suman Kalyanpur: Bansuri Bajai Ke


  1. Woo Hoo! (Disco does a little dance). Thanks a lot, the Rafi title song is a Hindi Filmi classic and rightly pointed out to be of traditional genre.

  2. Woo hoo from me also!!! Now your talking ... this is an awesome album! One of my faves - I love pretty much every track on this soundtrack!

    Classic sound - and wonderful compositions! One to cherish (I am looking for my second copy of this album on vinyl as my first copy is wearing out!!!)

  3. hey im trying to download some of the older posts but the links arent there...whats up? how can i get them?


  4. How can I access these wonderful recordings please?

  5. Pls let us know which links don't work and some of us can redo 'em, so PC can continue with his good work of more rips :)

  6. Hi PC, Great soundtrack. Anyway, I just wanted to know if you have any requests for my next upload on Parties, sarees and melodies? If so, then just leave a comment on my blog.Thanks

  7. PC, you may be in Norway but you have opened up a wonderful world of Hindi film music to me.

    I have grown up in England of Indian parents, so you would think I would be a prime Bollywood sing-a-song expert...well I'm not. Preferred punk,reggae and garage rock, in fact still do. But the 'funky' sounds of the '60s and '70s are totally up my street.

    So thank you, for the hard work you have put into all this (including the reups)- for everyone to share the pleasure that you so evidently get from this music.

    So today I wish you Happy Divali and best wishes for the future, Ajay (

  8. I keep coming back for more, and you just keep on going. Much appreciated and thanks for everything so far.

  9. I bought this album a few years ago along with about 15 others in a junk shop. Is it worth much ? I paid 50p for it :-)