Kalyanji Anandji's 'Commander' is one of those highly sought after soundtracks that many collectors are/were willing to shell out a sizable amount for. Myself included at one point, although luckily I managed to keep my cool until a reasonably priced copy came along.
So what's all the fuss about? Besides a fantastic looking cover, it's essentially the two electro tracks, 'Itni Jaldi Kya Hai', and 'Dance Music'. And while I do quite like both, I suspect I belong to a minority that considers them somewhat overrated. Not at all bad, just not the hyped-to-high-heavens killers I was expecting. Asha's is quite laidback and loungy, has a cool rhythm pattern and some nice synth bits, and there's an airy vibe to it that I appreciate, but it's dragged down by a mediocre melody. And a most unconvincing male chorus. The instrumental has Donna Summer written all over it, not entirely dissimilar to her 'Love To Love You Baby'. Faked orgasms, sound affects (bird noises) and a cool groove, but lacking in... something. Momentum perhaps. And the same daft sounding chorus, doing its best to quash any sense of eroticism.
As for the rest of the score, it's fairly standard stuff. 'Duniya Wale' is quite pleasant though.
Download and disagree with me.
1. Manhar Udhas & Chorus: Duniya Wale (Part 1)
2. Asha Bhosle, Sushma Shreshta & Mahendra Kapoor: Tu Pappa Ka Beta Hai
3. Dance Music
4. Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Itni Jaldi Kya Hai
5. Kishore Kumar, Anwar & Chorus: Mere Yaar Bina Pyar
6. Manhar Udhas & Chorus: Duniya Wale (Part 2)