Tuesday 10 August 2010

Shankar Jaikishan: Chhotisi Mulaqat (1968)

Chhotisi Mulaqat

Here's a great one from Shankar Jaikishan. 'Chhotisi Mulaqat' has the duo doing what I like most about them, mixing lively rock'n'roll, breezy pop and gorgeous melodies. Highlights? Take your pick: The exuberant title track, Asha's super sweet 'Mat Ja Mat Ja', Rafi's jumpy 'Na Mukhda Mod Ke Jao', Lata's beautiful, lounge-tinged 'Jeevan Ke Do Raahe Pe'... and everything in between. Near flawless, in fact.

Track listing:
1. Mohd. Rafi, Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Chhotisi Mulaqat
2. Mohd. Rafi: Aai Chand Ki Zebai
3. Asha Bhosle: Mat Ja Mat Ja
4. Mohd. Rafi: Na Mukhda Mod Ke Jao
5. Mohd. Rafi & Suman Kalyanpur: Tujhe Dekha, Tujhe Chaha
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Jeevan Ke Do Raahe Pe
7. Lata Mangeshkar: Kal Nahin Paaye Jiya


  1. Cheers PC
    Hope you had a great holiday !

  2. How much would you say was composed by Rahul Dev?

  3. On a Shankar Jaikishan score? Nothing, that I'm aware of.

  4. Oh... son of a bitch, don't pay attention to me. I am so blurry and bleary in the mornings from a visual impairment that i must have actually read the composer as SD Burman!

  5. Welcome back PC. hope u had great holiday. another lovely album of SJ in 60s. I love "tumhein Dekha"..BTW, just for info...The hero of the film was the greatest actor of Bengali Cinema (Kolkata). His name was Uttam Kumar.

  6. Thanks, PC. Hope u had a good one.

    Shankar Jaikishan!..."lively rock'n'roll, breezy pop and gorgeous melodies." Looks like you've picked a nice one for your return. :)

  7. Indeed! And I had no recollection of it being this good; hadn't listened to it in years...

  8. Welcome back :) And I look forward to hearing this one! Near flawless, eh?

  9. Yup. Was this morning when I last listened through it anyway :)

  10. Love it! And welcome back, mate.

  11. Super ill post, PC! I'm a first time commenter, but definitely not a first time reader.

    This blog has been one of my favorite lifelines to India since I left Rishikesh 3 years ago. Thank for everything you do and keep up the dope work!