Friday 7 November 2008

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Chailla Babu (1976)

Chailla Babu

By popular demand (3 requests anyway, which is something of a record), and as the film was reviewed recently at MemsaabStory, here's 'Chailla Babu'.

Three top tracks: 'Taxi-Kal Raat Sadak Pe Ek Ladk' has a great fuzzy intro, groovy beat, whoops, giggles, and soaring melody. 'Chailla Mera Chailla' is a lovely mid-tempoed Lata showcase, and 'Yaar Dildar Tujhe Kaisa Chahiye' has heavy drums, cool horns and some fun/silly breaks.

Sadly, the album doesn't include the opening music linked to in Memsaab's review. Nor Charanjit Singh's instrumental version of 'Yaar Dildar...' as featured on the first 'Bombay Connection' set. Still, quite good fun, but as is not the most essential soundtrack LP I know of.

Track listing:
1. Kishore Kumar & Chorus: Main Babu Chailla
2. Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Taxi-Kal Raat Sadak Pe Ek Ladki
3. Lata Mangeshkar: Chailla Mera Chailla
4. Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Yaar Dildar Tujhe Kaisa Chahiye
5. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Ham Ko Nikalo Ge Ghar Se
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Chailla Mera Chailla (Sad)
7. Kishore Kumar: Chailla Tera Chailla


  1. I can send you the intro music if you like, I loved it enough to just rip it off the DVD although I'm not much of a sound engineer so it isn't crystal clear.

    I love the music throughout the film, lots of funky background music. Too bad OSTs never seem to care much about that stuff!

    and thanks again, for this, BTW :-)

  2. Many Many THanx Bro'!
    This is special! Laxmikant Pyarelal's arangement especially in Kal Raat Sadak Par is mindblasting. Simply Superb!
    Thanx once again!

  3. Memsaab: Yes please, I'd love that :-)
    PC x

  4. Thank you so much for this one PC =)

    Memsaab, could I have the music too please. I would love that :)
    Thank you so much !


  5. Hey PC

    A quick question !

    I thought I saw SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDARAM on your blog somewhere ( or is it just my confusion ).
    I am looking for it. Do you have it?
    Let me know please!


  6. Nope, don't have SSS. (And, having seen the film, not particularly interested in obtaining it either)
    PC x

  7. Would you happen to have a copy the of "Dance Dance" soundtrack with Mithun Chakraborty? Although not the best, it has some great catchy tunes. Many thanks for all the excellent work as well.

  8. Thank you for the wonderful post

  9. eXCellent Post ,appreciate your efforts PC ,but the link is dead ,thankfull if you upload again.

  10. Thanks santosh. As a rule, the albums last as long as they do; once they're gone, they're gone - I can't keep re-uploading for ever. I'll see if I can locate this one again, but chances are it's on a back-up server and not easily accessible on my laptop. But should anyone who's downloaded it earlier feel like re-upping and posting a link, feel free.