The intriguingly titled 'Doctor X' is a soundtrack that, to the best of my knowledge, doesn't turn up very often. The same thing goes for the film I think;
I can't even find an entry on IMDb, never mind locating clips on YouTube. But it happens to be my favourite Sonik Omi score (admittedly I've only heard a few), featuring a couple of really cool tracks.
The overall vibe is upbeat and fun. 'Sukh Dukh Men Rahenge Saath', 'Badi Khuski Hui Aap Se Mil Kar' and 'Roop Ki Woh Taksal' are essentially traditionally instrumented, but with a nice poppy feel. And the two cabaret-type tracks are wonderful. 'Ye Raat Bhi Jawan' has a wild jazz intro and seductive melody (reminsicent of Laxmikant Pyarelal's 'Aa Jane Jaan'), and 'Luk Chhup Jana' is soul-jazz, light funk and breezy mod-pop rolled into one.
Perhaps Sonik Omi weren't the most original of Bollywood music directors; much of what I've heard by them sounds as if it could have been written by higher profiled ones. But to paraphrase a recently submitted comment, a few posts down: Who cares who wrote it, I'm just glad I can listen to it.
1. Asha Bhosle & Mahendra Kapoor: Sukh Dukh Men Rahenge Saath
2. Asha Bhosle: Ye Raat Bhi Jawan
3. Asha Bhosle: Luk Chhup Jana
4. Asha Bhosle & Mohd. Rafi: Badi Khuski Hui Aap Se Mil Kar
5. Kishore Kumar: Roop Ki Woh Taksal
6. Mahendra Kapoor: Khada Hua Hai Ashiq Tera
(The next post won't be for a couple of weeks; I'm off on holiday.)