Chorus, Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar, Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Chris Nickson

By Chris Nickson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Chorus, Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar

In 1985 this film broke plenty of ground with its extensive location shooting, and in turn the soundtrack became a huge success. There's a lush, sweeping scope to much of the music, like "Main Hi Main Hoon" where strings (and accordion!) back Suresh Wadkar's romantic vocals for a piece in which the balmy Mediterranean meets the arid Indian plains. Pride of place throughout, however, remains with Lata Mangeshkar's glorious singing, and Ravindra Jain's epic score allows her plenty of room to emote.