#16 Dosti: Top 100 Bollywood Albums

The 1964 film had music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri, who together created songs like Chahoonga Main Tujhe, Rahi Manwa and Mera Toh Jo Bhi Kadam Hai. Directed by Satyen Bose, Dosti starred Sushil Kumar and Sudhir Kumar

Movie Details of Dosti 

Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Label: Saregama HMV

Director: Satyen Bose

It was with the 1964 Rajshri Productions' film that composers Laxmikant-Pyarelal hit the big time. The movie which became a major hit despite its fairly obscure cast, had the music as one of the key reasons for its success. While the soundtrack had one song by the person Laxmikant-Pyarelal reportedly owed their film career to, Lata Mangeshkar, the star of the album was Mohammed Rafi with his spectacular rendition of five of the album's melodic pieces, one of which even won him a Filmfare that year. The songs also gained immensely from Majrooh Sultanpuri's soulful lines about friendship and love.

Best Song of Dosti: It is always difficult for me to choose a favourite between Chahoonga Main Tujhe, Rahi Manwa and Mera Toh Jo Bhi Kadam Hai, the work of genius that each of them is. For this article though, I will go with Rahi Manwa that, aside of Sultanpuri's philosophical lines and the beautiful melody, had R D Burman's fine harmonica skills as one of its musical highlights.

The Dosti Playlist:

  1. Chahoonga Main Tujhe (Singer: Mohammad Rafi)
  2. Meri Dosti Mera Pyar (Singer: Mohammad Rafi)
  3. Rahi Manwa Dukh Ki Chinta (Singer: Mohammad Rafi)
  4. Mera To Jo Bhi Kadam (Singer: Mohammad Rafi)
  5. Gudiya Kab Tak (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar)
  6. Jaanewalo Zara (Singer: Mohammad Rafi)

Listen to the entire album of Dosti here:

(With contributions by Praveen VR, co-founder of musicaloud.com; information partly sourced from myswar.com)

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