Saturday 28 June 2008

Khaiyyaam: Noorie (1979)


Khaiyyaam again. Who, as has been documented before, is not really my cup of tea. If I had to choose between the three scores of his I own though (this being the last), 'Noorie' might be the one I'd keep.

Haven't got all that much to say about it (lots of pretty songs... pretty in the saccharine sense); to be honest I wasn't paying much attention when playing through it again the other day. But here's the main theme.

(And if anyone's worried I've now exhausted the far-out-fantastic part of the collection, I haven't. Still LOADS of ace soundtracks to come.)

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar & Nitin Mukesh: Aaja Re - I
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Chori Chori Koi Aaye
3. Mahendra Kapoor, Jagjit Kaur, Pamela Chopra, S.K. Mahan & Chorus: Ashiq Ho To Aisa Ho
4. Lata Mangeshkar & Nitin Mukesh: Aaja Re - II
5. Asha Bhosle: Qadar Too Ne Ja Jani
6. Anwar, Jagjit Kaur, Pamela Chopra & Chorus: Uske Bhed Nirale


  1. Thanks for sharing your soundtracks with us. Awesome!

  2. Thanks for all the great soundtracks and the quality scans of the covers. No bollywood without the great artwork!

  3. My favorite Khaiyyam soundtrack is "Razia Sultan"---it's really beautiful, very influenced by Indian classical music (but funky RD Burman, it isn't) :-)

    Thanks for this one, it's good too!

  4. No, I expect it's not. I do like stuff that's not funky RD Burman though... just not this fella :-)
    PC x

  5. I like Phir Subah Hogi (1958), Shagoon (1964) and Barood (1960).

    But to really appreciate these songs,
    you need to know the lyrics. first two
    movies being written by Sahir and last by Hasrat Jaipuri.

    I also like in Ghazals by Mohammed Rafi and Mukesh that Khaiyyaam did in the 60s. The very best.

  6. Hi. Re. that Noorie "main theme"... I think it's a little less saccharine in the Bally Sagoo remix. I might even prefer it to the original:

  7. re: richard's comment- I like both versions..but the remix by bally sagoo definitely brings out the hidden emotion in this melody- check out his "bollywood flashback" cd if you havent yet!

    thanks to PC, I plan on playing both versions on my radio show one of these weeks..

    thanks so much for all this great music pc!

    ( im gonna see Amitabh in NYC next week! )

  8. Thanks PC for the album in outstanding quality....