Monday 29 December 2008

Rahul Dev Burman: The Great Gambler (1978)

The Great Gambler

'The Great Gambler' [title sequence] [review]: A late 70s RD Burman effort, and as is expected of the vintage, lots of interesting stuff going on; great grooves a plenty. There's Oriental drama in 'Raqqasa Mera Naam', folky pop in 'Pahle Pahle Pyar Ki Mulaqatan Yaad Hain', groovy night club stylings in 'Tum Kitne Din Baad Mile', psychedelic exotica in 'Dance Music', and all of the above plus more in 'O Diwano Dil Sambhalo' (best track). Oddly, it's the score's hit, 'Do Lafzon Ki Hai Dil Ki Kahani' that I find the least interesting. Even if it is, admittedly, rather pretty. So, an excellent soundtrack.

Track listing:
1. Mohd. Rafi & Asha Bhosle: Raqqasa Mera Naam
2. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Pahle Pahle Pyar Ki Mulaqatan Yaad Hain
3. Asha Bhosle: Tum Kitne Din Baad Mile
4. Amitabh Bachchan, Asha Bhosle & Sharad Kumar: Do Lafzon Ki Hai Dil Ki Kahani
5. Asha Bhosle: O Diwano Dil Sambhalo
6. Dance Music


  1. Thanks from me too, PC!

  2. Abosolutely BURMAN :)

    Thanks !


  3. Thanks a million PC for The Great Gambler and Hanste Zakhm !.

    Btw, The Great Gambler was a delayed film, and the music may have been composed sometime around 1974/75. The songs have elements of the early to mid 70's RDB.

  4. I wasn't aware of that. Makes sense though...
    PC x

  5. PC,

    The quality of your rips ROCK !!.

    I have TGG on CD, but the vinyl just kills it.

    What's your secret ?.

  6. Thanks for everything
    Happy New Year PC :)

  7. Hi PC!
    A very happy new year to you! The sound of TGG is definitely more cleared than what we have got in ACD. Keep up the good work.
    Just was curious enough to ask - do you have Mera Naam Joker, Sangam, Suraj, Aayee Milan Ki Bela, or other blockbusters of Shankar Jaikishan in 60's?