Tuesday 19 November 2013

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Bandish (1980)


As anyone who's been following this blog will know, Laxmikant Pyarelal are responsible for some amazing soundtracks. But they've also made their fair share of not-so-great scores; those that may contain one or two semi-decent songs, but mixed in with several unexciting ones.

Initially, 'Bandish' sounded as if it belonged in this category. Not unpleasant, the odd nice detail here and there, but mostly it didn't seem like much. A forgettable album, until I came to the final track: Something different altogether, something absolutely gorgeous. 'Main Kaun Hoon' is one of those beautiful, evocative and mysterious sounding songs that nobody in Bollywood did better than Lata Mangeshkar. And featuring those dramatic, haunting, horror movie- (it's not) type instrumental details that nobody in Bollywood did better than Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Suddenly, this wasn't such a bad soundtrack after all. 

Track listing:
1. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Rang Bharey Mausam Sey
2. Asha Bhosle: Sanyaji Ney Ghar Banwaya
3. Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Arey Bhago, Arey Dhodo, Arey Dheko
4. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Mere Hosh Ley Lo
5. Lata Mangeshkar: Main Kaun Hoon


  1. thanks PC
    whatever ur observation regarding L.P. scores but they could not get what they deserve R.D. Burman's untimely death one of the reason as R.D. stole all the attention from them though at their prime L.P were most sought music directors. they were copied by several known music directors like Annu Malik, Anand Milnad, Hismesh Reshamiya etc.

    Adv. Vikram Singh

  2. wow

    great share PC bro

    "mere hosh le lo" is my fav. song

    thanks for the LP rip

  3. Bandish (1969) has a great song by Mohammed Rafi called "Abhi Raat Baki Hai"

    Bandish (1955) has 3 great Lata slow songs and one Asha.

    Just search youtube.