Maati Mange Khoon, a multi-starrer with Shatrughan SInha, Reena Roy & Rekha in the lead, was released in 1984. It was an otherwise forgettable movie, and people did precisely that, with only noteworthy feature being Ghulam Ali's classic "Yeh Dil Yeh Paagal Dil Mera", an original composition of Ghulam Ali, where RD re-touched the interludes to suit the situation. There were a few Mujra songs too - all on Rekha - one being "Lo Saheb Phir Bhool Gayi Main".
Last week, while listening to some of Bangla renditions of Pancham himself, I came across a gem, which was released a couple of years after Maati Mange Khoon. I am not sure as to which one was the inspiration, Yet, I am so awestruck with this Bangla composition as well as its rendition, that for once I am not playing the Hindi version at all
The song has a very sufi-ish rendition, for which he used deep percussions, strumming of guitar, and flanging, and.. then to match it all, himself, like never before. This is one song, where he is able to portray the sense of loss in a way that is as melancholic as was Sachin Da when he sang for Bandini - Mere Saajan Hain Us Paar.
The Pooja nights are over. but I still feel intoxicated & immersed in this song. I think I would rather go back to listening it again, and perhaps that is what you will prefer to - experiencing his magic. So here it is: