1. Dum Maro Dum - Asha Bhosle
2. Roop Tera Mastana - Kishore Kumar
3. Piya Tu Ab To Aaja - Asha Bhosle & Rahul Dev Burman
4. Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein Khayal Aata - Lata Mangeshkar &
5. Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne - Asha Bhosle & Mohammed Rafi
6. Pyar Diwana Hota Hai - Kishore Kumar
7. Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin - Kishore Kumar & Manna Dey
8. Aap Jaise Koi - Nazia Hassan
9. Jaadu Teri Nazar - Udit Narayan
10. Tujhe Dekha To - Lata Mangeshkar & Kumar Sanu
11. Kehna Hi Kya - Chitra
12. Didi Tera Devar Deewana - Lata Mangeshkar & S. P.Balasubhramiam
13. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai - Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik
14. Ek Pal Ka Jeena - Lucky Ali
15. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani - Udit Narayan
a trip down memory lane! This has to be my favourite CD of the moment.
DJ Ritu of 'Kuch Kuch' Club fame has teamed up with Asian broadcaster
Bhagwant Sagoo to sift through some of the best Bollywood songs
of the last thirty years.
with 'Dum Maro Dum' featuring the curvaceous Zeenat Aman miming
to Asha Bhosle's songbird voice from the famous film 'Hare Krishna
Hare Rama'. Being far too young to remember the original film, I
can only claim to have caught up with the choli-less Zeenat on the
the first four tracks are straight down memory lane with songs like
'Roop Tera Maastana' sung by the venerable Kishore Kumar and enacted
by the then heartthrob Rajesh Khanna (oops I forget that I was really
too young to remember!). 'Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein Khayal Ata'
is the perpetual favourite love song sung by the incomparable Lata
Mangeshkar. The old age of these tracks is showing though. The songs
have not been digitally re-mastered and the crackling and 'tinny'
sound reduces one's pleasure somewhat when blasted out on the latest
CD player. Well OK, since I wouldn't know a 'woofer' or 'tweeter'
from the average Afghan (hound not person that is!), I'll move swiftly
onto the rest of the CD that remains a real delight.
hits like 'Chura Liya' and 'Tujhe Dekha To' mix well with other
oldies like 'Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin' sung by Kishore Kumar and 'Pyar
Diwana Hota Hai' also by the great KK. What works particularly well
is the blend that Ritu and Sagoo have achieved. Sisters Lata Mangeshkar
and Asha Bhosle could have dominated this entire CD, with male input
from Kishore Kumar, but by introducing others like Nazia Hassan,
Chitra, Lucky Ali and the nasal tones of Udit Narayan you get a
would have been nice to have some of A R Rahman's music like 'Chhaiyya
Chhaiyya', 'Rangeela' or the Bombay Theme, but I guess a few songs
have to be reserved for the sequel - Rough Guide to Bollywood II!
any Bollywood fan will tell you, Hindi film songs are often better
than the flimsy and repetitive plots of the movies themselves. I
cannot even claim have the childhood Bollywood association that
D J Ritu wistfully recalls in the booklet accompanying the CD, but
this musical snap-shot is an enjoyable afternoon reverie on the
subject - rush out an buy it now!
here to buy this CD today!