Friday 23 October 2015

Usha Khanna: Aao Pyar Karen (1964)

Aao Pyar Karen

I don't have as many Usha Khanna soundtracks as I probably should. 'Aao Pyar Karen' might not be the best I've heard of hers, but it does feature several appealing songs, the arrangements of which, while neither particularly innovative nor adventurous, seem perfectly fitting. Many have a pleasantly bucolic, almost sedate feel to them; 'Bahare Husn Teri' and 'Ek Sunheri Sham Thi' are particularly noteworthy. Others are livelier, like the title track, 'Dilbar Dilbar' (criminally, they've chopped of its intro on the record) and 'Jinke Liye Main Diwana Bana' (ditto; argh!). Usha Khanna was nothing if not an exceptionally good songwriter.

Track listing:
1. Mohd. Rafi: Bahare Husn Teri
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Tamannaon Ko Khilnedo
3. Mohd. Rafi: Dilbar Dilbar
4. Lata Mangeshkar: Ek Sunheri Sham Thi
5. Mohd. Rafi: Yeh Jhuki Jhuki Nigahen
6. Usha Khanna & Mahendra Kapoor: Aao Pyar Karen
7. Lata Mangeshkar: Meri Dastan
8. Mohd. Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar: Tum Akele To Kabhi
9. Mohd. Rafi: Jinke Liye Main Diwana Bana
10: Mohd. Rafi: Dilke Aine Men


  1. thanks a lot. really appreciate these.

  2. Another afternoon/evening turned around by making a playlist of the last 9 MFT3F soundtracks to listen to as I make dinner. Nourishment for the mind and soul and I'm not even halfway through! Thank you so much. With the exception of Bahare Husn Teri, this one was completely new to me, which is rare and awesome! :)

  3. Thanks for this wonderful post

  4. a Bullfighter outfit? Seriously? Yikes!