Monday 8 February 2016

S.D. Burman: Jugnu (1973)


SD Burman scores from the late 60s to early 70s; it is often tempting to suspect some participation on the part of his son. I haven't found evidence of any direct involvement from Rahul Dev on 'Jugnu' [review] [2] yet this soundtrack is full of songs that could have been written by the younger music director. Really good songs at that; poppy, upbeat and forward looking.

'Jane Kya Pilaya Tune', 'Gir Gaya Jhumka' and 'Tera Peechha Na Chhodunga' are all cases in point; they're bright and melodious and instantly memorable. The enticing 'Meri Payaliya', with fewer Western touches than the above, sounds wonderfully seductive; Hema Malini looks ravishing in the song's picturization. 'Jugnu Chamke' is driven by a heavy and incessant beat, punctuated with great instrumental details; 'Deep Diwali Ke Jhuthe' is a charming kid's song.

Pushing 70, Sachin Dev was in 1973 as relevant as ever.

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar: Jane Kya Pilaya Tune
2. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Gir Gaya Jhumka
3. Lata Mangeshkar: Meri Payaliya
4. Lata Mangeshkar: Jugnu Chamke
5. Kishore Kumar, Sushma Shreshtha & Chorus: Deep Diwali Ke Jhuthe
6. Kishore Kumar: Tera Peechha Na Chhodunga


  1. Contrary it is widely believed S.D Burman was involved in RDs folk and other semi classics tunes ..Amar Prem was a great example of this fact and many more such evidence is here where S D Burmans involvement is evident.....

  2. Fab soundtrack and excellent rip as alwyas. Thanks PC.