Monday 8 December 2008

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1970)

Mehboob Ki Mehndi

The next couple of posts, starting with 1970's 'Mehboob Ki Mehndi', are all somewhat lacking in the excitement stakes (got some killers lined up for Christmas though). I sort of like 'Itna To Yaad Jai Mujhe' with its sitars, heavy percussive rhythm and instrumental break a few minutes into the song; the rest just sound monotonous and dull. I remember reading once that 'Ye Jo Chilman Hai' has a hip hop feeling to it... I think that's a hell of a stretch, but you tell me.

The album suffers from rubbish sound as well I'm afraid.

Track listing:
1. Mohd. Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar: Itna To Yaad Jai Mujhe
2. Kishore Kumar: Mere Diwanepan Ki Bhi Dawa Nahin
3. Mohd. Rafi: Pasand Aa Gai Hai Ek Kafir Haseena
4. Lata Mangeshkar, Hemlata & Chorus: Mehboob Ki Mehndi Hathon Men
5. Mohd. Rafi: Ye Jo Chilman Hai
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Jane Kyon Log Mohabbat Kiya Karte Hain
7. Mohd. Rafi: Apna Hai Tu Begana Nahi


  1. Thanks PC :-) Always happy to see Rajesh Khanna songs!

  2. I'm getting a weird result with the link...has changed its format or is it just down?...

  3. Seems to be working now...?
    PC x

  4. Not for me...I don't get any "entry" button, there's a link below the logo for "fast and free download" but that takes me to a site that you have to sign up for (so not fast) and eventually have pay for (so not free either)...(


  5. worked with not happy with Safari though...sorry for all the comments :-)

  6. Very odd... I just tried it out and it seems to work with Safari + Firefox both. Hmm... sure it's not a sneaky pop-up that's gotten in the way? Pop-up blockers aren't exactly fool proof... Let me know if problems persist (that goes for everyone else too, natch).
    PC x

  7. well, I kind of also like "Jane Kyon Log Mohabbat Kiya Karte Hain". It's an ok album: nothing special, but not bad.