Monday 29 September 2008

Shankar Jaikishan: Tum Haseen Main Jawan (1970)

Tum Haseen Main Jawan

One of moderate interest only I think. 'Aap Ko Pahle Bhi' has some cool Hindi/rock'n'roll mash-up bits, 'Chheenk Meri Jan' has sneezes and a nice syncopated rhythm, but that's about it for me. I can't recall when Shankar Jaikishan called it a day, but I suspect 'Tum Haseen Main Jawan' [review] was made just past their prime... I'm not aware of very many good scores by them from the 70s or beyond.

Track listing:
1. Asha Bhosle & Mohd. Rafi: Aap Ko Pahle Bhi
2. Suman Kalyanpur: Kamdev Jaesi
3. Mohd. Rafi: Chehra Tera Allah Allah
4. Kishore Kumar & Pankaj: Munne Ki Amma
5. Asha Bhosle: Chheenk Meri Jan
6. Mohd. Rafi: Dil Achha Hai


  1. I'm already grooving on 'Aap Ko Pahle Bhi' ... I think it's better than you're giving it credit for!

  2. Cool :-) I don't think it's bad at all, I just like many of their other ones better.
    PC x

  3. Awesome awesome awesome !!!!!!! Thanks a lot ! One of the greatest Hema Malini and Dharmendra movie with songs even greater. Great composition by Shankar Jaikishan !

  4. PC,

    Jaikishan died in September 1971 at only 39 years of age, and from that point onwards, S-J's music was pretty much over (despite Shankar's great solo efforts after). Had Jai lived, S-J would have continued to be a force in the 70's as well. Regardless of that, S-J still have many nice albums in the 70's, some of which are:

    Mera Naam Joker
    Jawan Mohabbat
    Aankhon Aankhon Mein
    Lal Patthar

    Thanks for THMJ, much appreciated !!!.

  5. such a fun film, thanks for this!!!!!

  6. and actually "Cheenk Meri Jaan" would make it to a post on songs picturized on Miss Helen. She is very cute, sneezing all over the club patrons!

  7. Sounds cool! Unfortunately, not to be found on YouTube :-(

    PC x

  8. Just to add to my earlier post, when I said S-J's music was pretty much "over" when Jai passed away, I meant even though Shankar produced great music on his own after, it wasn't the same as before.

  9. Nice to see you back PC , hope the vacation/break was good
    thanks very much for this , excellent :)
    oh and btw have closed elreza down and moved and have recently posted a very cool "Indian" album that you just may enjoy

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  10. Hey Do you ahve Hariyali Aur Rasta ?

  11. big ups to this website, I am finding here a lot of great composed music most of the time.

    all my indian music pro's, I need your help a 2nd time! :)
    This snippet here is showcasing how Timbaland sampled - again - indian music. What are the artist and names of the two indian tracks??

    regards from Germany,

  12. the first one is from movie called mere jeevan saathi and is sung by Asha Bhosle, and the other one is from Apna Desh and is sung by R. D. Burman

  13. damn, that was quick! you are the indian boss fo real :) just checked it out, u 100% correct, thx

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