Thursday 26 July 2012

Nitin Mangesh: Aafat (1976)


Both 'Aafat' and its musical directors Nitin Mangesh were unknown to me until a follower of MFT3F's Facebook page gave me a heads-up; I was intrigued and therefore pleased to find a copy of this not often seen soundtrack quite easily.

It's very much in the vein of what better known music directors were doing around the same time, with several tracks to commend it: A great title music; multi-faceted like a miniature suite and dramatic throughout, the action packed 'Koi Kahe Main Khanjar Hoon', the funky, druggy and decidedly Burmanesque 'Yeh Nasha Jaan Meri Hai', and finally the fabulous effect filled and fun sounding 'Rajni Hai Mera Naam'. I'm no expert on Bollywood movies, but I doubt there are that many song & dance numbers featuring disembodied singing heads. I approve.

Most of the songs are preceded by a good few minutes of dialogue, so the less patient may want to fast forward a bit.

Track listing:
1. Title Music
2. Anjali: Mere Paon Ke Ghunghroo Kahte Hain
3. Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus: Koi Kahe Main Khanjar Hoon
4. Lata Mangeshkar: Yeh Nasha Jaan Meri Hai
5. Kishore Kumar & Usha Mangeshkar: Hae Laila Hae Laila
6. Mahmood, Anjali & Chorus: Rajni Hai Mera Naam


  1. You're always the first to comment, litlgrey; I appreciate it.

  2. Oh dear, another movie I need to find and watch...

    thanks :)

  3. rare one pc pls upload album "dil diya dard liya "if you have vinyl of this album it is not available at any music site

  4. Don't have that one I'm afraid.

  5. Thank you so much PC for sharing this album.