Monday 28 November 2011

Ravi: Dharkan (1972)


Here's one from Ravi. Never the most ingenious of music directors, and more often than not I find his scores a bit dull; this soundtrack is however an exception. 'Dharkan' boasts a delightfully wistful lounge track ('Pee Meri Ankhon Se'), a rockin' cabaret number ('Jab Tu Ne Kuchh Na Kiya') much in the vein of Shankar Jaikishan or even early RD Burman, chirpy and catchy accordion pop ('Main To Chala'), and finally a bit of over-the-top lunacy ('Tumse Nazar Mili') in which shoe polish and a soft drink is given praise. So check it out.

Track listing:
1. Asha Bhosle: Pee Meri Ankhon Se
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Soja Mere Lal
3. Lata Mangeshkar: Main Aya Tera Dware
4. Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey & Chorus: Jab Tu Ne Kuchh Na Kiya
5. Kishore Kumar: Main To Chala
6. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Main Ne Phli Bar Dekha
7. Mohd. Rafi: Mere Dost Tujhe
8. Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Ravi & Chorus: Tumse Nazar Mili


  1. Great choice... and a great album

  2. Thank you PC.

    The song Tumse Nazar Mili is a take-off on some of the radio ads we used to get during that time.

  3. Ah, thus the faux product endorsements then. Thanks for the info Sunny.

  4. WooHooooo!!!! PC is back and how! Dharkan and the forthcoming releases are mouth watering to say the least! Thanx for being there in our lives PC! God Bless!