OST - Maine Pyar Kiya (India, 1989)
I think the terms like "kitschy", "corny" or "cheesy" are incapable to describe the sound of Bollywood movies sometimes. We can not ignore that Bollywood music has a strong ability to mix the traditional elements of Indian music with the dynamics of the Western music. A lot of different sounds, from country to rock'n roll, from funk to jazz, can take part in a Bollywood soundtrack, but always with a little touch of traditional instruments like sitar, sarangi or tabla.
This LP is a good example to show Bollywood's power of interpretation. "Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali" (Track 4) is the most bizarre version of Europe's hit "Final Countdown" and "Aate Jaate Hanste Gaate" (Track 10) is the Bollywood version of Stevie Wonder's "I Just Call To Say I Love You". All lyrics by Asad Bhopali & Dev Kohli and all musics by Raamlaxman. Get up and dance! Enjoy!