Sunday, October 30, 2016

Shankar Jaikishan: Dil Daulat Duniya (1972)

Dil Daulat Duniya

I took me a while to discover that Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal had passed away in 1971, and that soundtracks credited to Shankar Jaikishan made after that were in fact Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi solo efforts. Apparently there had been an agreement between the pair that in the event of one's death, the other would maintain their common name. A lovely gesture, but one which unfortunately doesn't take away the impression that S-J scores from the 1970s generally aren't as exciting as the earlier works. But there are exceptions, and while I admit to being slightly lukewarm towards 'Dil Daulat Duniya' [review] at first it has gradually become something of a favourite.

It features a handful of cool songs, of which I like the cheerful 'Deep Jale Dekho', the boisterous 'O Meri Lara Loo' and the frothy (literally) 'Masti Aur Jawani Ho' best. Along with a couple of upbeat Kishore Kumar tracks and two multi-textured instrumentals they add up to a decidedly high-spirited soundtrack; no slow numbers at all. Maybe it doesn't contain any single moments of true wonder, but the sum of all the good stuff it does have more than makes up for it. I always wondered why this LP used to be found in the very expensive sections of those selling Bollywood soundtracks; I kind of get it now.

Track listing:
1. Music
2. Asha Bhosle, Usha Khanna & Rekha Jaikar: Deep Jale Dekho
3. Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle & Sharda: Masti Aur Jawani Ho
4. Music
5. Kishore Kumar: Ruk Meri Rani
6. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: O Meri Lara Loo
7. Kishore Kumar: Sath Men Pyara Sathi Hai


7 comments:

  1. No doubt PC, it is pretty expensive LP though its music was not a big hit but since it was released only once that is why a rare stuff these days. It is collectors who make such records rare since they are not available in great numbers in the market so, one has to spend more money to grab such records. There are numerous records which dont have great songs but considered rare just because they are not easily available.

    Vikram Singh

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  2. Yes, demand from collectors influence what rare records are worth, but still it's usually ones of some quality that fetch the high prices. I come across records daily that are just as rare as this one, only they cost next to nothing because they're rubbish and nobody wants them.

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  3. for the fans of Kishore Kumar this is a real teat. i remeber when i was in school, these songs were the rarest and anyone who had them was the lucky one.

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  4. Thanks for sharing another soundtrack from a movie staring my favouite actor Rajesh Khanna.

    :-)

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