Tuesday 12 October 2010

Shankar Jaikishan: Janwar (1965) / Pyar Mohabbat (1966)


'Dekho Abto' is a song I find hard to qualify. Liking it, or not, I suppose, would depend a bit on whether one thinks that any foreign or exotic version of an overly familiar Beatles song is a good thing or not. And possibly how one responds to a 35 year-old sporting an ill-fitting Beatles wig in a picturization verging on parody. Personally I'm unmoved, but that may have to do with the fact that I'm not that much of a Beatles fan in the first place. It's kind of fun, but hardly an essential Shankar Jaikishan moment. Of the tracks on 'Janwar' [review], I find the Caribbean flavoured 'Tumse Achha' more to my liking. (No less silly a clip though).

Pyar Mohabbat

'Pyar Mohabbat' [review] I'm really only posting for reference; the entire side one is marred by crap sound and thus a bit useless. A shame, as Sharda's 'Hello, Hello, Sun Sun Sun' is a sweet little charmer. But on the bright side, the LP version of the soundtrack can be found over at My Music Movies & Mutterings.

Track listing, Janwar:
1. Mohd. Rafi: Lal Chhadi
2. Mohd. Rafi: Meri Mohabbat
3. Mohd. Rafi, Asha Bhosle, S.D. Batish, S. Balbir & Chorus: Dekho Abto
4. Mohd. Rafi: Tumse Achha

Track listing, Pyar Mohabbat:
1. Sharda: Hello, Hello, Sun Sun Sun
2. Sharda: Tere Siva
3. Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar & Manna Dey: Mil Gai Mil Gai Mil Gai Re
4. Mohd. Rafi: Aap Naraz Khuda Khair Kare


  1. Agree that Dekho Ab To has more novelty "value" than anything, but I love all the songs in that film, and the ones from Pyar Mohabbat too. This is a treat, thanks as always, PC :)!

  2. Thanks for the link PC. Much appreciate it.

  3. Love em all :)


  4. Thanks for the album. I was looking for Jaanwar. If anybody wants music from the Goldern age can have from my blog