This six-song soundtrack features sparse, delicate instrumentation that leans towards Indian traditionalism, sticking to basics with bells, tablas and woodwinds. Asha Bhosle, Mohd. Rafi and Amir Khan all deliver solid solo turns, although Amir Khan double-tracks his vocals on "Chhed Diye Mere Dil" for a vertiginous duet with himself. The standout number is the sad, gorgeous closing ballad "Chhota Sa (Revival)," sung by Bhosle, which is at once both funereal and romantic. Underscored by a barely-there low hum of violins, loping tablas and the occasional recorder flourish, the music stays back and allows for Bhosle's sweet, delicate voice to splay the song wide open. The effect is rapturous.
By Chris Nickson on 04.22.11 in Reviews
A wonderfully cheesy soundtrack, with Asha Bhosle sounding sexily kittenish on a score by her husband, R.D. Burman. From the faintly psychedelic attempt at rock on "Dum Maro Dum" (reprised in a lengthy live ver...
By Richard Gehr on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The highlight of director B. R. Chopra's 1980 Bollywood classic about an eventful train ride is "Pal Do Pal Ka Saath," which mixes qawwali Sufi music with grandiose Hollywood-Western strings.
By Richard Gehr on 12.01.04 in Spotlights
O mighty India, heir to the world's oldest classical tradition and most prolific film industry, thy musical treasures dazzle us. Subscribers may have noticed that eMusic's world music zone has recently exploded with seve...
By John Schaefer on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The gifted Indian singer Subbulakshmi has recorded many albums of ancient Vedic chant. The Vedas, the scriptures of Hinduism, largely recount the deeds and teachings of the gods (though there is also a book of magic spel...