#7 Abhimaan: Top 100 Bollywood Albums

The 1973 film had music by SD Burman and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri, who created a beautiful soundtrack with songs like Teri Bindiya Re and Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina. Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Abhimaan starred Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan (then Bhaduri)

Movie Details of Abhimaan

Music: S.D. Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Label: Saregama HMV

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

A movie that revolves around the life of a musician couple, partly based on the real life story of Pandit Ravi Shankar and Annapurna Devi – it was inevitable that music would play a pivotal role in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Abhimaan. So effective were the songs created by SD Burman and Majrooh Sultanpuri, that even today the music is likely to be the first thing most people recall when they think of the movie. The appeal of the songs owed a lot to the beautiful incorporation of classical influences by Dada Burman. Lata Mangeshkar, as Jaya Bhaduri's voice, got the most airtime in the soundtrack, presumably to establish the superior talent of Bhaduri's character. Bachchan on the other hand had his songs divided between Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi and Manhar Udhas.

Best Song of Abhimaan: I go with the Rafi-Lata duet Teri Bindiya Re. Majrooh Sultanpuri's lines teem with playful romance, and the singers sound their expressive best. Burman on his part, sets the mellow tune to the soothing seven beat cycle, adding to the song's charm.

On a related note: For one of the soundtrack's biggest hits, Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina, composer derived inspiration from Rabindranath Tagore's Jodi Tare Nai Chini Go Seki.

The Abhimaan Playlist:

  1. Ab To Hai Tumse (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar)
  2. Loote Koi Mann Ka Nagar (Singers: Manhar Udhas, Lata Mangeshkar)
  3. Meet Na Mila Re (Singer: Kishore Kumar)
  4. Nadiya Kinare (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar)
  5. Piya Bina (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar)
  6. Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina (Singer: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar)
  7. Teri Bindiya Re (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi)

Listen to Teri Bindiya Re from Abhimaan here:

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

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