Monday, October 26, 2009

Rahul Dev Burman: Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979)

Jhoota Kahin Ka

They just keep on coming... Another fine (if not essential) late 70s Burman effort. Three catchy easy-pop tracks ('Dil Men Jo Mere', 'Dekho Mera Jaadoo', 'Jeevan Ke Har Mod') and a cool instrumental (dramatic at first, then light and breezy) make 'Jhoota Kahin Ka' a very listenable soundtrack. And who other than RD begins an album with a Woody Woodpecker impression?

Track listing:
1. Kishore Kumar, Rishi Kapoor & Chorus: Dil Men Jo Mere
2. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Barah Baje Ki Suiyon Jaise
3. Asha Bhosle: Dekho Mera Jaadoo
4. Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Jeevan Ke Har Mod
5. Asha Bhosle: Jhoota Kahin Ka
6. Music

6 comments:

  1. Aha ! What a beauty :)
    Thank you PC.

    Harshi :)

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  2. Love instrumentals! Love! Thanks, PC :)

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  3. Thanks for this album. The title song by Asha Bhonsle was so familiar to me, but I could not pin-point it for several hours. After searching YouTube for a while, I finally found the original version of the song, by Asha herself, in this Indian language called Bengali. Link below.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smln-WXTxfM
    Apparently, R.D.Burman, like Salil Chowdhury made most of his tunes originally in this Bengali language, and then repeated it again in Hindi and other languages. Usually Lata or Asha sings both versions, it seems.

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  4. Oddly, while being aware of the fact that RD originates from Calcutta, it had never occurred to me that Bengali was thus his primary language. Good point :)

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