Some EPs coming up, this and the next post. These don't have a lot in common other than they're all from 1975, a fairly good year for Bollywood soundracks, in general. That said, Sonik Omi's 'Shahi Lutera' leaves me surprisingly cold and I'm not sure why I at one point convinced myself I needed it. Bits of 'Gore Chehre Pe' has a sort of cool mystic vibe and 'Dil Se Dil Takra Lo' is moderately poppy, but both they and the two other tracks are really rather underwhelming, unfortunately.
'Sabse Bada Rupaiya' by Basu Manohari (another previously unposted team) is better. The title track especially is a cool organ and guitar driven souljazz-tinged number, again somewhat indebted to RD Burman stylistically, but that's not unnatural considering both Basu Chakraborty and Manohari Singh had worked as assistants for him. I'm not a huge fan of actor/singer Mehmood but I like this song, it's catchy and it's fun. 'Bahi Jaiyo Na' is quite pretty as well.
Track listing, 'Shahi Lutera':
1. Asha Bhosle & Omi: Gore Chehre Pe
2. Asha Bhosle & Manna Dey: Gar Ushq Men Aisa
3. Asha Bhosle, Mohd. Rafi & Omi: Dil Se Dil Takra Lo
4. Asha Bhosle: Tikhi Tikhi Nazron Se
Track listing, 'Sabse Bada Rupaiya'
1. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Wada Karo Janam
2. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Dariya Kinare
3. Mehmood & Chorus: Sabse Bada Rupaiya
4. Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar & Chorus: Bahi Jaiyo Na