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.
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