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 couldn’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 – 2 with another southern star singer Mano, and one each with Udit Narayan and Kumar Sanu – but these are lesser known-liked tracks. If this is the first time you’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!

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