Friday 4 October 2019

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Roop Tera Mastana (1971)

Roop Tera Mastana

Quite a few vintage Bollywood soundtracks (like the ones on my want list) are becoming increasingly hard to find for less than silly money, so I was particularly pleased to get this nice copy of 'Roop Tera Mastana' from someone not out to fleece his customers. It's a great score too; a diverse collection of excellent songs on which Laxmikant Pyarelal's flair for dramatic arrangements is evident throughout.

Lovely opener 'Akash Pe Do Tare' is soulful and soaring; 'Haseen Dildruba' sounds exotic (looks erotic) and slightly dangerous. 'Ban Ke Than Ke' is more traditional yet poppy and catchy; 'Dil Ke Baten' is packed with all sorts of emotions and has a bit of a groove going on. It's my favourite track here, along with cool, jazzy 'Dekh Lo Woh Ghata Chand Par'.

I believe the film's title means "your beauty is intoxicating". I'm pretty sure many will be familiar with the fab S.D. Burman song of the same name.

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar & Mahendra Kapoor: Akash Pe Do Tare
2. Mohd. Rafi: Haseen Dilruba
3. Mohd. Rafi: Buddhe Pe Aa Gayee Jawani
4. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Dil Ke Baten
5. Lata Mangeshkar: Ban Ke Than Ke
6. Mohd. Rafi: Bade Bewafa
7. Lata Mangeshkar: Dekh Lo Woh Ghata Chand Par

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  1. Excellent share. I like Dil Ki Bateein. Agree with your thought that the vinyl prices are shooting up like anything. Quality is also decreasing.

  2. Now this one... THIS one... is a stone cold classic. Well done, pc!

  3. Very nice recording with balanced vocal...thank you so much for sharing.
    I wish you can upload Shankar Jaikishan's Pyar Hi Pyar with same quality.


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