Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Jhankaaaar!!

Remember jhankar beats? Not the movie, the REAL jhankar beats, the tunes that were remixed with the same. Yeah, Kumar Shanu, Nadeem Shravan and of course, how can we forget Gulshan Kumar? (He's still presenting albums, so say the promos!) Where from, up there I guess? Well, anyway, the point of the matter is, yesterday I happened to listen to this old number in a tea-shop (jhankar beats and all) and my memory revved up on all cylinders! The first thing back in those days, whenever I heard these songs, that came to my mind was that of a music composer collectively holding all the accompanying instruments and beating them on a washing stone, much like the neighborhood 'dhobi'. It made that kind of a sound - 'Thup-jhunk, thup-jhunk, thup-jhunk', interspersed with those legimes that you hear in popular bhajans. Oh boy!

Remixes? Not for me. Ummm, well some of them are kind of catchy..but gimme an original any day.

8 comments:

Prerona said...

lol. i just loved the movie so much id forgotten about the original jhankar beats!

GratisGab said...

Amen! I hear now, that the orginal composer comes out with the remix too, in the same track/cd! :)

o well, why let someone else do it...?!

Patrix said...

LOL! yeah..the jhankar beats on the Deewana (rishi-divya bharti-SRK)totally screwed the songs..unfortunately you couldn't get the soundtrack without them.

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

You set off the train of thoughts on my mind as well... yes, the originals are definitely good. Some RARE remixes are good, too. Like the "Bin tere sanam" one, etc. BTW, did you know that the "Kambakht Ishq" tune is also a remix of the original that was made?

phatichar said...

ricer: true, the movie was really good (i won't say great, but good). I wonder why they named it jhankaar beats..

gabby: yeah, remixes these days are from the original composer himself, but then...I don't think anybody would venture into jhankar beats ever again..it just doesn't sync..or maybe it..sinks..

patrix: Deewana!!! I was desperately trying to remember the name of this movie yesterday.. :)

manuscrypts said...

and all the TSeries tapes used to have that 'free jhankar beats' of 25 minutes...

aqua said...

jhankaar beats? there was something apart from the movie haa? hmmm interesting..

shub said...

me too me too...original anyday!!
:) how have u been buddy?