Monday May 14, 2007

Chor aur chand (1993, Hindi – Nikhil Vinay)

Posted by Karthik

Chor aur chand must be one of those rare films where a plethora of incredible tunes were wasted on an utterly inane script. As many as 6 songs are worth raving about, even today. While Anuradha Paudwal was present in every song, the choice of SP Balasubramaniam was rather surprising – and he pulled it off amazingly. Baat kya hai had an highly infectious tune peppered with some delightful music while Lagne laga hai is the highlight of the soundtrack – a knockout, minute-long prelude, a totally unconventional mukhda with lively lyrics signifying first love…boy, did it have it all? Saanson ka kya hai, Sapnon mein aana, Sharmake baadlon mein…back when I heard these first, I really couldnโ€™t get enough of these 3 perfectly composed, dulcet melodies. The playful Tere bina was charming in its own way too, with Kumar Kancha pitching in rather neatly! This soundtrack also included 4 other tracks โ€“ 2 with another southern star singer Mano, and one each with Udit Narayan and Kumar Sanu โ€“ but these are lesser known-liked tracks. If this is the first time youโ€™re hearing about this soundtrack by composer duo Nikhil Vinay, do yourself a favor and just get it. From somewhere!

Keywords: Pooja Bhatt, Aditya Pancholi

Note: Yes, this is indeed a new category that I’ve been planning. I do understand that there’s an amazing number of tracks/ soundtracks that can be covered here – so do mail me your suggestions. I’ve a huge list of my own too! And yeah, this soundtrack is both fantastic and loaded with too many songs – so the 200 word review!



  • Karthik

    I’m sure someone would ask this – sample the songs online at,

  • pman

    This album came out when Anand Milind and Nadeem Shravan were ruling the airwaves and hence was underappreciated.

  • Karthik, Below I am giving some masterpiece OST’s which were great but were lost because the movie bombed:
    1. Saaz-Music by Zakir Hussain (unconventional, great & very Indian music)
    2. Kangalal Kaidhu Sei (tamil)-A.R.Rahman (according to me one of Rahman’s best ever)
    3. Aur Ek Prem Kahani-Ilaiyaraja (all the songs were reused ones but were amazing)
    4. Swaraabhishekam (telugu)-Vidyasagar got the national award for this.

  • tejas

    I respectfully disagree with someone saying that this album was under-appreciated or under-rated. I still remember how huge hit the songs were. Later on, they got shadowed because the movie failed to make any mark at the box office. Also, I agree with the part that Anand-Milind and overrated Nadeem Sravan were ruling the radio and TV space with Gulshan Kumar heavily supporting the later.

    But, this album is for one, not blatantly lifted from anywhere – and two, very nice and sweet. I loved it..and no wonder I am headed to musicindiaonline right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • rahulrd14

    Yes..I remember this album..and hearing it brings back memories.
    There was also an album “Jeena Marna Tere Sang” with Sanjay dutt. The songs of these were under-appreciated. Also albums called “Sanam” and “Deedar”(both from Anand-Milind) had great tunes. Also “Aaja Meri Jaan” with music by Amar-Utpal was good. Does anyone know where can one get the song composed by R.D.Burman for this film and sung by SPB??

  • pman

    Yup, I have the R.D song.

  • nchokkan

    Hello Karthik, Trying to reach you regarding something important (or atleast, interesting ๐Ÿ™‚ But I couldn’t find your mail id anywhere ๐Ÿ™‚

    If possible, please mail me (nchokkan at when you find time, we shall discuss offline (In case this post is published without approval, sorry for digression folks!)

    – Nagas

  • tejas

    Oh who can forget Aaja Meri Jaan!!? Very nice songs, picturized on equally bad Kishen Kumar and Tanya!! And add to that the marketing powers of Gulshan Kumar and company..those songs ruled Chitrahaar like anything!!

    I remember they showed 3 songs from the same movie Aaja Meri Jaan in one show..very unusual at those times!!

  • Chor aur Chand has great songs. My favorite song in the film is “Saason ka kya hai pata”. You can get the songs from Aaja Meri Jaan, Jeena Marna Tere Sang, Sanam etc from many torrent sites and you can hear them in

  • My favorite song in Chor Aur Chand is “Saason Ka Kya hai Pata”. Great songs. The same team director Pavan Kaul and music directors Nikhil-Vinay have movie “Jaadu” which was incomplete and released with a different name, different director and different songs. It was released as “Yeh Lamhe Judai Ke” starring Shahrukh Khan, Raveena Tandon. Never heard the songs of Jaadu.

    The songs of Jeena Marna Tere Sang, Sanam, Aaja Meri Jaan, etc are available in the net. Sites like . Also they are available in many torrent sites.

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