And another. This one's a very different sounding score from what is usually expected from Bappi Lahiri though; there's nothing bombastic or cheesy or even loud to be found on 'Kamla'. Perhaps it was decided that for a film dealing with modern-day domestic slavery, a more subdued tone would be appropriate. To his credit, Bappi pulls it off just fine - it's a soundtrack well worth a few listens.
There are only three songs, of which Salma Agha's beautiful 'Aaj Phir Aaine Ne' is the one I keep coming back to. The rest of the album is made up of short and sparsely arranged instrumentals. My favourites are the intriguingly titled 'Urban Flesh Market', 'Ego Trip' and 'Rural Flesh Market' (all variations on the same theme) and the Gypsy jazz flavoured 'Ecstasy'.
On the cover, special credit is given to the instrumental tracks' respective soloists, so for anyone interested I'm including that bit of info here.
1. Salma Agha: Aaj Phir Aaine Ne
2. Pankaj Udhas: Kaisa Ye Karam
3. Tribal Theme (Flute by Kunwar Rajendra Singh)
4. Welcome Home (Sitar by Ashok Sharma)
5. Urban Flesh Market (Sarod by Zarina Daruwala)
6. Kamla's Theme (Happy) (Santoor by Ulhas Bapat)
7. Pankaj Udhas: Insaanon Ko Neelam Kare
8. Melancholy (Violin by Kunwar Rajendra Singh)
9. Ego Trip (Synthesizer by Ronnie Monsarate)
10. Ecstasy (Guitar by Tabun)
11. Devotional Theme (Dilruba by D.M. Tagore)
12. Rural Flesh Market (Violin by Surendra Singh)
13. Kamla's Theme (Tarshehnai by D.M. Tagore)