This one I originally had planned for later, but as it's been requested quite a few times, and I was listening to it anyway the other night, I felt like pushing it forward. So here's Kalyanji Anandji's 'Professor Pyarelal'.
Most of it is pretty much as expected, considering the vintage (and a composing duo just past their prime); I don't find any of the songs particularly noteworthy. They're upbeat and happy sounding, hummable, but with the possible exception of 'Dilwala Mastana' which is quite good, forgettable.
The title tune however, now that's one mad, schizophrenic ride. It begins with cheesy Euro-disco augmented by a chorus sounding like it's from an Italian children's cartoon (look up Mr. Rossi or Mr. Hiccup on YouTube if you have no idea what I'm talking about). Midway there's a jazzy interlude introduced by a fab funky drum break, followed by a cool piano based loungy bit with the title sung in a weird mock-American accent (anyone know who?). More disco ensues, before proceedings wind down courtesy of a lone violin (or possibly viola). Fantastic fun!
And then there's the matter of the cover, which has to be one of the strangest ever. Can someone tell me what, exactly, is going on in that guy's lap? I mean, this is a mainstream movie, isn't it?
1. Professor Pyarelal - Title Song (Instrumental & Chorus)
2. Kishore Kumar & Manhar: Gayeja Aur Muskurayeja
3. Mohd. Rafi & Asha Bhosle: Ye Vada
4. Asha Bhosle: Aage Aage Ek Hasina
5. Asha Bhosle: Ga Ga Ga Gayeja
6. Asha Bhosle: Dilwala Mastana
7. Kishore Kumar: Dil Ki Khushi Yun
8. Kishore Kumar: Aisa Bhi Koi