Thursday 26 August 2010

O.P. Nayyar: Kismat (1968)


Here's a rather good O.P. Nayyar score, on which it's apparent why he was often referred to as the King of Rhythm. All sorts of rhythms. There's not much to dislike on 'Kismat' [review]; highlights include the swing flavoured rock'n'roll number 'One Two Three Baby', the old timey country song 'Lakhon Hain Yahan Dilwale' (featuring, it seems, The Monkees), the tipsily sung lounge track 'Aao Huzoor Tumko', and a fabulous Title Music.

An odd pressing incidently; I have no idea where the Akash label came from. Possibly the Netherlands.

Track listing:
1. Mahendra Kapoor: Aankhon Men Qayamat Ke Kajal
2. Asha Bhosle & Shamshad: Kajra Mohabbat Wala
3. Title Music
4. Asha Bhosle: Aao Huzoor Tumko
5. Mahendra Kapoor: Lakhon Hain Yahan Dilwale
6. Asha Bhosle & Mahendra Kapoor: One Two Three Baby


  1. Thanks, PC. O.P. Nayyar's title music for Kismat is one the best ever..and, of course, you gotta love the song "One Two Three Baby" that was picturized on Helen. :)

  2. Aweeeeeeeeeesome!

    Hella goood :)

    O.P. Nayyar's magnum opus.
    Love the entire soundtrack. Thank you PC


  3. Such a disappointing fillum, but really good music! Thanks PC :)

  4. O.P Nayyar at his very best...Love the Guiter in "Lakhon Hain Yahan Dilwale"..Thanks PC

  5. thanks as always for these treasures!

  6. May be first movie after O P, Rafi break up. That's why magic is missing.

  7. Magic missing? The film or the soundtrack? Personally I love this score.