Friday, May 31, 2013

Pyaasa + Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

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When WFMU's Doug Schulkind played the upsettingly gorgeous "Jaane Kya Tune Kahi" this morning on his Give the Drummer radio show, I realized that I somehow never managed to shelve this soundtrack in the bodega, despite the fact that it and its companion score Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam are two of my personal faves. As I commented this morning, Pyaasa is one of the greatest films of all-time -- the same is equally true of Sahib, though it's much less well known. The music (SD Burman, Pyaasa; Hemant Kumar, Sahib) is nothing short of stunning.

"Jaane Kya Tune Kahi" from Pyaasa:

"Bhanwara Bada Nadan" from Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam: