#59 Namak Halaal: Top 100 Bollywood Albums

The 1982 film had music by Bappi Lahiri and some iconic songs like Pag Ghungroo Bandh, Raat Baaki and Jawani Jaaneman. Directed by Prakash Mehra, Namak Halaal starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Smita Patil and Waheeda Rahman
#59 Namak Halaal: Top 100 Bollywood Albums

Movie Details of Namak Halaal

Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Anjaan, Prakash Mehra

Label:  Saregama

Director: Prakash Mehra

Around the time that the Kishore Kumar-Rajesh Khanna combination was churning out hits, the singer's voice was also an integral factor in another actor's rise to superstardom, Amitabh Bachchan. While every Prakash Mehra-Bachchan film in the post-Zanjeer era featured some great Kishore songs, Namak Halaal to me was the best in the series. Bappi Lahiri's soundtrack was an incredibly energetic one and aside of Kishore, also featured two ace renditions by Asha Bhonsle in the genre Lahiri was most associated with, disco.

Best Song of Namak Halaal: Co-written by Anjaan and the movie's director Prakash Mehra, Pag Ghunghroo Baandh had the composer produce a classical flavoured composition in a humorous setting. With some help from Pt. Satya Narayan Mishra (who reportedly sang the complicated bit of the sargam segment), Kishore Kumar delivered one of his most memorable songs for Bachchan. 

The Namak Halaal Playlist:

  1. Aaj Rapat Jaayen To (Singers: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle)
  2. Jawani Jaaneman (Singer: Asha Bhosle)
  3. Pag Ghungroo Bandh (Singers: Kishore Kumar, Pt. Satynarayan Mishra)
  4. Raat Baaki Baat Baaki (Singers: Bappi Lahiri, Asha Bhosle)
  5. Thodi Si Ho Pee Li Hai (Singer: Kishore Kumar)

Listen to the entire album of Namak Halaal here:

(With contributions by Praveen VR, co-founder of musicaloud.com)


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