Tuesday 10 November 2009

Ravi: Ankhen (1968)


While I'm not usually a fan of Ravi, here is one of his I'm prepared to give a few spins. 'Ankhen' is a spy film I think... the score isn't exactly overflowing with the sound and feel of international espionage (whatever that is), but it does include two great Lata Mangeshkar songs; the sweet and tuneful 'Milti Hai Zindagi Men' and the atmospheric 'Gairon Pe Karam'. I keep coming back to both.

'Loot Ja' and 'Tujhko Rakhe Ram' are OK too; lively and upbeat, but ultimately a bit lackluster in terms of arrangements. Not enough glamour perhaps, not enough danger. Not enough distinction.

Track listing:
1. Mohd. Rafi: Us Mulk Ki Sarhad Ko
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Milti Hai Zindagi Men
3. Asha Bhosle, Kamal Barot & Usha Mangeshkar: Loot Ja
4. Lata Mangeshkar: Gairon Pe Karam
5. Asha Bhosle & Manna Dey: Tujhko Rakhe Ram
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Meri Sunle Araj


  1. Hey PC!
    Thanx again.. you are belting chartbusters week after week. Coming back to Ankhen.. this one is still remembered for it's music and deadly screen presence of the lead actor - Dharmendra!
    Waiting for the pics of forthcoming releases on flickr!

  2. It is a spy flick, and a pretty crazy one at that. I love the songs from this...am v. happy to have the vinyl OST :)

  3. PC,

    You have some RD beauties lined up, can't wait !!!

    Thanks for Aankhen :)

    Btw, do you have the vinyl of "The Train" (1970) by RD ?.

  4. Re. The Train, no I don't. Unfortunately.

  5. Nice album thanks PC

    ...did you want me to send you The Train ?

  6. MeriDhun.com has songs from this movie that you can personalize. It is pretty cool, You can insert the name of your favorite person in the song and they will reconstruct the song with the new lyrics. It's as if Lata is singing just for your favorite person

  7. Nice :) Consider yourself linked.