Monday, July 28, 2008

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Geeta Mera Naam (1973)

Geeta Mera Naam

More Laxmikant Pyarelal from 1973. Which seems to have been a good year for them; in addition to this and 'Bobby' (below) there's also 'Raaste Kaa Patthar' which, if I recall correctly, has some excellent stuff on it and will be posted at a later date.

Two tracks highlight 'Geeta Mera Naam' [review]. 'Mujhe Maar Daalo' is a killer; a sado-masochistic fantasy, high on drama, creepy and sleazy, oozing with forbidden eroticism, even without the stunning visuals (ohhh, Helen!) - a big fave at the moment. Almost as good is the sexy, trippy (or perhaps drunken) 'Suniye Zara Dekhiye Na', where Lata Mangeshkar proves she's more than capable of competing with younger sister Asha in the seductiveness stakes. Very tasty!

The rest isn't as exciting... nice, but forgettable compared to the steaminess of the above pair. What's the movie like?

Incidentally, this is the only Bollywood soundtrack I have that's on the Philips label. Anyone know of others?

Track listing:
1. Mohd. Rafi: Lahoo Ko Lahoo Pukarega (Part I)
2. Lata Mangeshkar: O Mehrban, Dekhon Zara
3. Asha Bhosle: Mujhe Maar Daalo
4. Mohd. Rafi: Lahoo Ko Lahoo Pukarega (Part II)
5. Lata Mangeshkar: Suniye Zara Dekhiye Na
6. Mohd. Rafi: Mohabbat Hi Mohabbar Hai
7. Lata Mangeshkar: Aankhen, Do Aankhen
8. Mohd. Rafi: Lahoo Ko Lahoo Pukarega (Part III)

17 comments:

  1. Wonderfulllllllllll! =)
    A great one ! Thanks PC! :)

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  2. Weclome back hope holiday was good and thanks for returning and bringing us all yet another great album

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  3. Fab! I've been looking for this forever :-) It's such a crazzzzzzy film...Thanks pc!

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  4. The film is great, and certainly one of the weirdest Bollywood films I've ever seen (and I've seen hundreds of 'em). Sure, it's got all the usual cliches with the brothers separated at birth etc, but its worth the price of the DVD for scenes in Sunil Dutt's chamber of horrors and, of course, the twisted S/M of Helen's 'Mujhe Maar Daalo' item number.

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  5. Well, I did some research and once that the Philips record label bought Mercury Records, it renamed itself Polygram. The name stayed Polygram on American records but in the rest of the world especially the Uk and Europe it was called Polydor. So you actually do have other Philips records after all!

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  6. Oh, ya, and today Polydor USA became Universial Music Group while Polydor Uk still exists! (I did a lot of research on record labels, it's very interesting!) Anyway, glad you are back, hope you had a nice trip, and thanks for the record! I like this one.

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  7. Oh, I'm aware of that whole Philips/Polygram/Polydor/Mercury etc. setup (though not in detail)... just a bit odd I thought, that while most other Bollywood strks (Indian pressings) released by said conglomerate had the Polydor label, this one didn't.
    PC x

    (Unless of course, it did, and my copy's a reissue...?)

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  8. Hi,
    Thanx for being there and taking all of us to the vinyl world!
    Just was anxious enough to know whether u have Silsila ( 2 LPs set). If u do, then please set it in the priority!
    Once again a big THANKS.

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  9. Thanks again, glad to see you're back.

    I hate to be so repetitive but is there a good dvd of this w/ eng subs to be had in the states?

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  10. I've used Nehaflix on occasion myself, and I can thoroughly recommend them.
    PC x

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  11. sadomasochistic piece whiped me well! Thanks!

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