Wednesday 5 May 2010

Kalyanji Anandji: Bluff Master (1962)

Bluff Master

Kalyanji Anandji again, old style. Predictably, 'Bluff Master's [review] main attraction is the 'Title Music', a fun, jaunty, rockin' dance number with Latin flourishes. A couple of the songs deserve mention as well though... 'Jabse Tujhe Jaan Gayi' is high drama with a galloping beat, castanets and lashing whips; 'Ae Dil Ab Kahin Na Ja' has a gorgeous melody and an exotic, atmospheric feel; and the sitar based 'Bedardi Daghabaaz' sounds trippy (yes I know, an anachronism), and very pretty.

I like this one.

Track listing:
1. Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: Govinda Aala Re Aala
2. Mukesh: Socha Tha Pyar
3. Lata Mangeshkar: Jabse Tujhe Jaan Gayi
4. Hemant Kumar: Ae Dil Ab Kahin Na Ja
5. Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi: Husn Chala Kuchh Aisi Chaal
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Bedardi Daghabaaz
7. Shamshad Begum & Usha Mangeshkar: Chali Chali Kaisi Hawa Yeh
8. Title Music


  1. Thanks for the Kalyanji Anandji soundtrack. Nice write-up. All the songs on this album are very good. And the movie itself is Shammi at his best!

  2. Great film and wonderful music, thanks PC!!!!

  3. Cinco de Mayo special! :)

  4. Surprising only one Rafi song in Shammi's movie.