Hare Rama Hare Krishna


2015 release. Far Eastern Sunshine present a reissue of Rahul Dev Burman's soundtrack for Hare Rama Hare Krishna, originally released in 1971. Hare Rama Hare Krishna is an Indian movie from 1971 which features an odd story about family problems, the flight of a young girl into the hippie lifestyle far from home, and the quest of her brother to bring her back home. The musical framework of this movie has been created by Rahul Dev Burman (1939-1994), one of the most prolific soundtrack score composers from India. And the music alone plays as a movie, even though you may not have seen the original film. It is rich and deep, with a sound obviously rooted within the music of India, but always with a pop approach. There is some acid rock, typical of the era, and Hindi pop tunes with haunting vocals on a background of traditional acoustic instruments. Some western oriented moments hook up with colorful Indian harmonies. Even the obvious pop hits present have a mystifying power. The playing here is surely excellent for all of the tunes have been executed by well-educated professional musicians. If you are a fan of Bollywood movies and love the soundtracks, you will undoubtedly enjoy this album. If you wish to go for some music with a straight flow but exotic flavor, this is a great way to start your journey. It is a Hindi pop, with micro elements of ancient traditional music from India transported into new and rather accessible song structures. Since all of this happened during the era of psychedelic rock and power funk, there are traces of these popular West styles as well, but just in a very small dose, so the whole atmosphere and spirit of this music is definitely Indian. R.D. Burman takes a different route compared to other contemporary Indian pop artists such as Ananda Shankar, who let Western rock and pop and traditional Indian music stand as two equally strong aspects. Now, drift deep into the world of Bollywood.