Friday 24 May 2013

Kalyanji Anandji: Kashish (1980)


Here's an early 80s Kalyanji Anandji score featuring a couple of really good songs. The poppy, sitar-driven 'Sathiya Re' is almost a cousin to 'Apradh's 'Ae Naujawan Hai Sub Kuchh Yahan'; possibly not as funky but equally compelling; and 'Pardes Men Jake To' manages to be infectious without having a very strong melody, boosted by jazzy interludes and neat keyboard (Clavioline?) riffs.

From what I've read, 'Kashish' is another film about traditional Indian values being corrupted by dubious Western activities; drinking, drug taking, dancing, pre-marital sex. The instrumental 'Music Theme' apparently serves as background music for a drug scene; typically it's wonderful and I wish it was on YouTube.

Track listing:
1. Asha Bhosle: Pardes Men Jake To
2. Mohd. Rafi: Kisi Aasman Pe
3. Dialogues
4. Suman Kalyanpur & Kishore Kumar: Sathiya Re
5. Dialogue
6. Music Theme


  1. Very very special upload these songs are not easily available . if some how you managed to get the quality of these songs are not upto mark that is why PC s effort is commendable what a nice post it is !

  2. Finally, a new album! Yay!

    I love the Music Theme; after starting to listen to it I realized I heard it before but couldn't figure out where, then after searching through some of my albums, I realized it was also in The Bombay Connection vol 1, which was a pretty awesome compilation.

    I also like Sathiya Re, it's like a cross between the Apradh track and this one. Good stuff!