Wednesday 15 April 2020

Rahul Dev Burman: Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi / Lakhon Men Ek (1971)

Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

The 'Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' LP is one of those very sought after soundtracks that tend to cost silly money when copies turn up. Too much for me anyway, so I've made do with a shortened EP. Luckily the score's highlight makes an appearance, Kishore Kumar's delightfully cool-yet-upbeat 'Ek Bottle Hoga'. Funky in a quirky kind of way, it's quintessential early 70s RD Burman and would have been a rare male inclusion to the Bollywood drunk song mixtape compiled a few years back. 'Sunoji Tum' and 'Lelo Chuiyan' are fun too – maybe I really do need to get the full length!

Do Chor

From what I've been able to find out, the soundtrack to 'Lakhon Men Ek' was only afforded small format releases, including this EP. [Correction: There was in fact an LP release of this too.] I like it; 'Ye Duniya Khel Tamasha' is traditional, percussive, and catchy, and 'Chanda O Chanda' is a sweet pop song, in two versions. Lata's solo one would be my pick of the pair.

Track listing, 'Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi':
1. Suman Kalyanpur & Kishore Kumar: Sunoji Tum
2. Mohd. Rafi: Kholke Ankhen
3. Kishore Kumar: Ek Bottle Hoga
4. Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar: Lelo Chuiyan

Track listing, 'Lakhon Men Ek'
1. Mohd. Rafi & Asha Bhosle: Ye Duniya Khel Tamasha
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Chanda O Chanda
3. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Chanda O Chanda

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  2. Thanks for the share! I am going to be purchasing your book, when my next wage comes through.

  3. Thank you buddy for sharing these rare OSTs. You are absolutely correct in saying that SBKBT LP record is sold at astronomically high prices, only reason being the OST is a bit obscure and LPs might have pressed in limited nos. I could not afford the LP and happy with EP and SPs. I got the vinyl rips made by someone and got amazed by the sound quality. A typical ring Odeon baritone type sound. Kishore Kumar rendered the songs in such a nice way and his vocal has been just out of the world. Kishore Kumar Suman Kalyapurkar duet is rare and I'm unable to recollect any other duet made by them. Lelo Churiyan is a nice fun song. Please keep more such rare stuff coming

  4. Thank you again for sharing Lakhon Mein Ek soundtracks. There are a couple of LP releases one under ring Odeon label and another on Plain Odeon with different cover. Chanda O Chanda is a lullaby tuned in pop style. A special mention from this OST is Yogi O Yogi, a Kishore Lata duet because of the film sequence. It was shot in slow motion and the song is synced in such a nice way. A rare stuff indeed.

    1. You are of course right Sourav; I've even seen the LP version of Lakhon Me Ek, doh! Thanks for putting me straight; I'll update the write-up now.

  5. More wonderful treats, thank you so much! A ray of light in such trying times.

  6. I love that you made a collection of "drunk" recordings. I think you must have done this before I discovered you, but the thing is, I put together a Drunk Bollywood mixtape myself, just for my own amusement, but it explains a lot about why I like to hang out here. Anyway, I look forward to this one. As long as I don't have to think about Ryan O'Neil infecting his darling with God only knows what kind of terminal STD and from where. Cheers.

  7. I've got Lakhon Mein Ek on LP and have the Saas Bhi.. songs on a tape or minidisc (i think) somewhere. Both are good, but Lakhon Mein Ek's songs are better in my opinion, which I'm speculating may have something to do with mehmood's involvement; he was a ckose friend of R D Burman.

  8. Thank you for sharing 2 more beautiful soundtracks.

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