Friday 22 May 2015

Rajesh Roshan: Aap Ke Deewane (1979)

Aap Ke Deewane

I still can’t decide to what (if any) extent I’m a fan of Rajesh Roshan. His music tends to vary from mildly pleasant to pretty good; never really bad but seldom truly spectacular. 'Aap Ki Deewane' is no exception.

Opener 'Ram Kare Allah Kare' is an easy going pop tune that turns out to be a bit of an earworm; if that’s a good thing or not is personal preference. 'Apni Khushiyan Tujh Ko' I like for its instrumental second half, especially the closing harmonica solo; it sort of brings Ennio Morricone to mind. Disco stomper 'Ham To Aap Ke Deewane Hain' might be the soundtrack’s best known track; with it’s incessant groove and rousing vocals it has the same sort of anthemic quality that makes Laxmikant Pyarelal’s 'Om Shanti Om' so memorable. (The film clip is mind-boggling by the way…)

My personal favourites (currently) are 'Mere Dil Men Jo Hota Hai' and 'Tum Ko Khush Dekh Kar'. String laden and stirring, they have the strongest melodies here; the latter in particular has the distinct European feel also heard on Roshan’s breakthrough score 'Julie'.

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi, Amit Kumar & Chorus: Ram Kare Allah Kare
2. Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: Apni Khushiyan Tujh Ko
3. Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar & Chorus: Ham To Aap Ke Deewane Hain
4. Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar & Mohd. Rafi: Mere Dil Men Jo Hota Hai
5. Kishore Kumar & Mohd. Rafi: Tere Jalwa
6. Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: Tum Ko Khush Dekh Kar


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  2. I was looking for this OST. Another one which I am really forward to is "Priyatama". Thanks for all your hard work.

  3. Thanks PC. Nice one.


  4. Superb share.. The song Hum To Aap Ke Deewane Hain is interesting coz all through the song... there are no other words except Hum To Aap Ke Deewane Hain.
    Thanx PC as always :-)

  5. Hadn't noticed that to be honest. What do the words mean?

  6. It literally means " I am crazy about you" :)

  7. If you like this one... you cannot afford to miss Manpasand. Excellent soundtrack and great Stereo.

  8. can anyone please send the zip file to you