Sorry Kamlesh Kapur, this is the first time I have heard of Raag Pradeep! I see glimpses of each but can’t pin the songs down to anyone of them. Thereis a Bandish by Pt. More than that it is the movement and mood that sets the two ragas apart. @ Subhodji & @ Venkat AM at #16, According to V.A.K. Many thanks for your uploads. Many thanks for such a beautiful site. Should the State take some responsibility to inculcate some values and training in children when still young to preserve our great culture and the treasures we in art, music, culture ., etc. Sorry, I bothered you. Dunia hamare pyar ki yuohin jawan rahe. Hansdhwani ka kya kehna ? I have concentrated on Lata songs only because she is the most beloved of singers for Madrasi listeners of yore!…..Subodhji is requested to give tentative ragams of the songs in the page of mine, https://sites.google.com/site/decadesbacksongs/home/latha-mangeshkar-songs. Raag Jayant Malhar (राग जयंत मल्हार) song from the album Tana Riri is released on Dec 2008 . Is this also based on some raag ? Gori Aankhon Mein Dale Kazara-Keechak Vadh: http://youtu.be/vhxwjZTFhdA Which is which ? Finally I found it: It came as a complete surprise to me that the ‘Titli Udi’ girls who specialized in Western sounding songs would be a music director and compose a classical song. Hello Arvinder, Latha: Thanks for the excellent selection of songs, particularly the links to ‘Kinara’ and of Balamurali Krishna. If you could include some of the the songs by Jaddan Bai with explanatory notes I will be grateful. Could be some raga I don’t know, or simply a mix of ragas. brings out the difference in the avaroha part of the two ragas. It is indeed a rare but touching song. Rag - Mian Ki Malhar. Rugram, Pannalal Ghosh – Yaman Please spare a bit of your valuable time for me. I do not how long they would allow it to last, Na dir dim tana dere na by Lata Mangeshkar from Pardesi (1957), music Anil Biswas. Amir Khan – Marwa P.S. If you listen to it several times, it would become easier to identify this raag whenever you hear it with the kind of taste that you have. As I mentioned earlier (well, a few months ago), this article is SO informative and amazing. 1. I’d been doing this from childhood & as they say ‘practice makes perfect’ though nobody can claim to be perfect. I could venture a couple of guesses but I don’t want to do that as I am not sure. Dear Jaishree, this song doesn’t sound much like Durga to me, and not being an expert I can’t analyse the notes to come to a firm conclusion. The confusion between Jaijaiwanti and Gara has been discussed at length in comments 182 to 186. The main characteristics of the ragas are also furnished. I have sent you a mail. 9. I purchased them from Timesmusic.com. A purer example of Tilang is ‘Sajan sang kahe neha lagaye’: http://youtu.be/l6YDWUduzQo. DV Paluskar – Gaud Sarang (Piyu pal na laagi mori) Well, there are hundreds of them. In popular culture. As regards list of Maru Bihag based compositions, I would like to add the following songs: 1. Gori odh ke mammal nikli from ‘Kali Topi Lal Rumaal’ by Rafi, Asha and chorus, music by Chitragupta. Index of Rags. Welcome Mr Srinivasan. Sorry for the longish post. (and it is branded as a ‘copy’). Deshmukhji, Your info on this will be greatly appreciated! Just happen to be surfing and had found other website where a few years ago Dr. Kamat had posted a discriptive article on raga SHIVARANJINI. Will listen to the other pieces at leisure. KUMAR GANDHARVA – Raag Nand. Video Link - Go To Video, Nach Mere Mora Zara Nach Her voice goes off key several times during the song and the contrast with Yesudas is stark. Thank you very much Mr Agrawal. He once suggested I write on films songs based on classical ragas. Raga Kedar: Darshan do Ghnashyam by Hemant Kumar, Mana Dey and Sudha Malhotra from Narsi Bhagat (1957), lyrics Gopal Singh ‘Nepali’, music Ravi. For example, once I asked him about Raga Nand (or Anandi) and he said “you just have to listen to ‘tu jahan jahan chalega, mera saya saath hoga’. Now listen to another song in the same hilarious Punjabi mould by Chitragupta, who was not a Punjabi. but pls add somemore semi-classical songs. Bhatia ji, Thanks for your appreciation Shivangini. Amir Khan – Megh Today when one simply says Malhar one means Miyan ki Malhar. 1 small request to you, I have been searching for long time for a song from 1942 movie tamanna. Cant thank you enough Subodh Ji. 3. But in reality the major ninth causes some amount of dissonance so ideally to accompany Hamsadhwani one would use the triad chords of C major , G major and E minor. Tal - Jhaptal Rag - Mian Ki Malhar Classical music lovers would love to cherish it – available in YouTube. We listened to music programs and records, discussed music often, and, as a hobby, tried to learn some too. I am grateful that he accepted my request to do a guest series of articles on this theme. Because, almost 35 odd years ago, I had the fortune to hear Ustad Siyauddin Dager sahib at his Chembur residence while he hummed just for 4-5 of us and Ziauddin Khan sahib joining him. Sinchita, The idea is to remember such songs and lyrics for their simplicity and some fun. KS Bhatia Ji, Gara is confusing! I would, however, leave the door open for Gara. Besides great colloection of film songs based on Classical Ragas, I shall always be more than grateful for the real rarew treat of – Classical asides in the orginal ragas. However my search indicated that it is in Des Ang Ki Jaijaiwanti. Gara is rather loosely defined and one would keep hearing Khamaj, Pilu, Jaijaiwanti and Kafi in it. All the three songs are very melodious and reflect upon the high capability of OPN as a composer. No doubt you have done a good job but left out ragas like Shivaranjini in which R.D.Burman composed ‘Mere naina sawan badho’ for the film Mehbooba. My heart is already dancing to these melodies . I am editing a magazine called Saamagaana The First Melody. chandrakantha.com. This one song alone would justify the hours I have been spending on this site. SSW ji, My husband is struggling to understand the concept of raagas, and my knowledge is highly amateur, so I don’t seem to be doing a good job of teaching him either. Makes me wonder, however, why all movies for children at that time – late fifties and early sixties – were such tear-jerkers! @s p sinha: ‘Geet gaya patharon ne’ is raga Durga; although not a very great example of it. A very brief foray into explanation of ‘playing Pahadi from ma’. ‘Pee bin soona re’ itself is in Jogiya and the last part is in Bahar. 5. kisee ne apanaa banaa ke muz ko muskuraanaa sikhaa diyaa (1953) Shankar Jaikishan for Patita KUMAR ji again – Raag Bhairav, Bhairav ke prakaar Shivmat, Bhavmat, Bihad Bhairav. I am searching for the soundtrack of BENAZIR for a really really long time. a sense of belonging to one Nation,something that the divisive Right wingers in India chanting “Hindu” and “Muslim” could never achieve !When Hindi Film Singers sang,nobody cared,whether Mohd.Rafi was a Muslim or Lata was a Hindu Bramhin.It’s great music bridged the gap between Hindus and Muslims,better than any Politician(read Gandhi or Nehru) ever could “-World Music-The rough guide,Vol II,pp 106,pub.1990 Harper Collins. Thank you very much for this, Subodh Agrawal. Besides, the runaway successes of films like Baiju Bawra,Basant Bahar,Tansen,Z Z Payal baje,Abhimaan etc was possible because Classical music was presented to them in the way they loved. Sorry, I forgot to give the link in the previous comment. The teaching need not be of our art music, that can come later with individual interest. Welcome to SoY and thanks a lot for your appreciation. Raag Gaud Malhar Mradu madhyam tikhe sab, sampoorn vistar. Rag - Mian Ki Malhar Film – Leader Continuing further on the Gara territory. Subodh has very generously called me his ‘teacher’ which is not quite correct. Subodhji, I stumbled upon your blog in search of raga based bollywood songs and their singers. Gori aankhon me daale kajra from ‘Keechak Vadh, music by Master Krishna Rao. Zindagi aaj mere naamse sharmathi hai & Mohabbat ke rahome chalna sambhal ke by Mohammed Rafi are my favoutites other than the wonderful ‘Man mohana’ that you have posted in Jayjaywanti. Malini Rajurkar sings a composition that was made famous by the late Kumar Gandharva: 3. I know for a fact that it was never released on a long play record, but came out only on 78 rpm shellac and audio cassettes. In Satyajit Ray 's film Jalsaghar, Raga Malhar is used to link the powers of nature and the hero's internal conflict. When we talk of Bhairav, I find bachpan ki mohobbat ko dil se na juda karna from Baiju bawra as an excellent match. Can you help? This recording is in the voice of Asha Bhosle, as taken for the Punjabi Film Nanak naam jahaaz hai. Totally a newcomer to this site but enjoyed a lot compositions on various ragas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDq5ifSstQc Raag Nat Malhar Song: Download Raag Nat Malhar mp3 song from Tana Riri. Madhu, the song ‘Jaa main to se nahin bolun’ is clearly a mix of ragas. But you guys make it all worthwhile, so bless you!! Sorry Mr Rajput. You may like to hear this piece by Ustad Amir Khan to see what I mean: http://youtu.be/D5lTC5yGsiI. YouTube is playing hide and seek with the Pardesi song. Great article. Singer(s) - Kavita Krishnamurthy (Female version), Suresh Wadkar (Male version) Your explanation, on Hamsadhwani and the inclusion of the 9th in the chording and the use of the triad chords as a progression, was crystal clear in spite of my slow receptivity. indian music is incredible thank you. naino mein badra chaye…, Aaj socha to ansoo bhar aaye , ( Mmohan) Please tell me the name of Raga on which the song ‘CHHOTI SI KAHANI SE ‘ from film Izzazat is based. Pretty confusing. I am happy you enjoyed it. I will need to do some more research to come up with a reasonable list of post 70 songs based on classical music. We have all been enjoying these songs all through our lives without the knowledge of their basic construction. Thanks. Rajeev “Bachpan ki mohobbat ko” is not in Bhairav, it is in Maand. system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSO0o-LZSE. Your second comment motivated me to search for her on Youtube and I came across some very interesting pieces. I searched for its meaning on the net, found a sketchy translation by a Tamil speaking gentleman. I accidentally discovered this site but what a pleasure it has been reading through your articles.I did not know people had such a deep knowledge on Now suppose we treat ma as sa then pa would become re and its ratio will be 3/2 x 3/4 = 9/8 which is the same as re. I was associated with SPIC-MACAY since my early college days. The film song, “Zubane badalthe hai” is also based on “Maru Bihag”. Yun Hasraton Ke Daag mohabbat main dho liye (1958) Madan mohan in Adaalat By any chance are you from Kolkata? Being just a novice in the field of raag identification, I enjoy making wild guesses. But there is only one – Sharda Rajan Iyengar, who rose to fame with ‘Titli udi’ and whose latest offering is an album of Ghazals set to music by her (2007). Thank you Latha ji. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2G3iXWuFb8. I hope this helps. 7. Mr Venkataraman. Thank you for clarifying and the insight, Subodh. 10. I am from Pakistan and tried my hand at classical singing, and my favorite raga was always Bhopali. Year - 1959 One must listen to the song …..”As times go by “…..to feel the similarity and the situation of the song and get entertained. By the way do we have a similar bhajan with all these four? When there is a mention of film Lahore, there is another beautiful and very poignant song…Bahare phir bhi aayegi, magar hum tum judaa honge…superb composition of late Naushad sahib. And in the comments above, someone linked to the famous song in Pardesi, but the video is gone, so here’s another copy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q81h3pC5Rg0. Another song “Yeh dil leke nazraana” sung by Mukesh & Asha from the same film and the song from Kashmir ki kali, “Hay re hay, ye mere haath” There is no such mismatch for Bhairav. Gaara is not a classically based song. Some times flash back helps tracing similarity. I too am glad to get acquainted with like minded people. Mr.Venkatraman, I’m not quite sure about where you are leading with the question, but the augmented major seventh on the C major scale is not C E G B. I consider my abiility to recognize voices quite decent, but sometimes misinformation leads to such errors. As for the ragas mentioned above, Thank you Latha Ji for your reply. There is another website which explains “Gaara” & how it is confused with Jaijaivanti, Peelu etc. Aashiq song is beautiful. I am happy in joining SoY. Lucky they. Links - This from the Malayalam film Bharatam is Yesudas , quite wonderful Thanks a lot. To respond to Kamlesh Kapur @299, ‘Jis raat ke khwab aaye’ sounds like Patdeep to me – in fact, I would like to include it in a post on that raga – as and when I come round to it. ‘Kisee ne apna bana ke’ is Bhairavi. Thanks again for making me aware of it. Youtube has removed the link to ‘O mere ranjhna’. It is hoped the work will give an appreciation of Indian Classical Music through the more popular Hindi film music. As the creators of this website have pointed out earlier, the website http://www.chandrakantha.com is a very useful site for people who want to explore Hindustani classical music. Vilayat Khan – Yaman Nothing at all. However, many a times when I listen to songs based on this raga, I get a doubt whether the raga is Brindavani Sarang or Sur Malhar, as they are very similar! Thanks for this article. I belong to Family of Founders’ of “Prayag Sangeet Samiti” and brought up at Allahabad with frequent visits and stay at Varanasi (Banaras Bharana); I can understand what Great Service this website is doing… for such an explanations we used to wait a lot at Guru’s place and ‘when’ he is in ‘mood’… will tell all these fine differences of Raagas and Gharanas.. In this site songs from Hindi films have been indexed as per the Ragas with details on the films, singers, music directors, lyricists etc. Savita , the most famous is the one suggested by Mr. Rajput. I think the komal nishad lends itself to that feeling of straining to reach the sa for completion. In any case, this was the song my friend used to help me into the nuances of this raga. Thanks again. To my semi-trained ears the song sounds a lot more like Bhupali than Deshkar. An added consolation is the presence of Madhubala (Mumtaaz Jahan) in this song. AK ‘ji, Harish ‘ji, I think practically all the MDs of yester years have given some beautiful melodies based on ragas . The list of best 5 commercially available recordings of classical music that u mention is fabulous. The mention of a favourite rare song of mine, Mere naina saawan bhadon from Vidyapati, music by V.Balsara made me especially happy. Gaud Malhar has two famous songs that sound practically the same – Garjat barsat saawan aayo re from Barsaat ki Raat,. The bhajan of Shamik Bose definitely resembles “Kabhi Khud pe, kabhi haalaat pe” & “Mohe panghat pe”. you provide useful knowledge about raagas and songs… thank s .. devendra, In Bhopali, there is an old song from film Lahore (1949?). Years back when I was flirting with classical music and trying to get a feel for different ragas, these songs were used by my friend and teacher Pankaj Sharan to help me get that feel. http://www.raaga.com/player5/?id=18654&mode=100&rand=0.36376313936813975. He had to remain a niche composer. Jhanan jhana ke apne payal is based on Raag Shankara, a favourite of the classical singers of yore. 1. A treat for those fans of Songs of Yore who missed it in AK’s post on C Ramachandra: Like most great ragas Bageshree can be used to express a variety of moods. Dear Kamleshji, thanks for ‘Duniya hamre pyar ki yun hi jawan rahe’. I remember . Your ‘trespass’ is more than welcome Arvinder ji. Fundamentals of Rag. SSW ji, As I mentioned in one earlier comment somewhere, Bhairavi is usually the last raga to be played in a classical concert. There is no better classical singer in films than Manna Dey Saab. This was no less than a miracle and left everyone in awe. Jare beimaan tujhe jaan diya from “Private secretary” (1962) is my all time favourite in Bhagashree. Happily, grabbing this opportunity, I would like to present a similar beautiful song by Geeta and Asha from ‘Johnywalker’, music by OP Naiyyar. You can find it at this website. You would have seen my post on ‘The Romantic Quartet’: https://www.songsofyore.com/film-songs-based-on-classical-ragas-4-the-romantic-quartet/. Thank you Ravi Kumar. Dear AK and Subodh…thanks a zillion for this rare treat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmHx45qehic I listened to Farida Khannum recently rendering Raag Shankara. 5. as a progression. Manna dey, lyrics by mr. sahir ludhiyanvi, music by roshan ji. I had first thought of doing a list like ‘My 10 favourite songs in raga XYZ’. rudola. To me it sounds much closer to Jaijaiwanti than Desh. If you also want to get the raag Malhar songs list like other people, then you can get here all the songs which have a Malhar raag. Thanks for the information. I shall be thankful if somebody identify the raagas in these songs. Greatly sung by mr. The ragas in this song have been mentioned in comment 51 above. Thanks for introducing the Raag Bhoopeswari. Tal - Jhaptal Regards. I am unable to recall the movie . Video Link - Go To Video, Nacha Re Mayura (a.k.a. 1. can you please help me to hear the song? very nice…I don’t know why I didn’t come to know about this site… best wishes, superb…I don’t know how come I was not aware of this web site! 5. Tansen (Hindi: तानसेन) is a 1943 Indian Hindi language film directed by Jayant Desai, featuring K. L. Saigal and Khursheed Bano in the lead roles. This is a favourite of mine though non-filmi… Very good collection and efforts. 10. That was the result of my amateurish attempt I think C E G B should be represented by C major 7th with a triangle on the top right corner of 7. We look forward to more inputs from you – given the excellence of the organization founded by your family. Music Director Rahul Dev Burman My qualified answer would be that the raga that is closest to the major portions of the tunes of these songs is Jhinjhoti. For me the iconic composition in Bhopali is the famous Jyoti kalash chhalke composed by Sudhir Phadke from Bhabhi ki Chudiyan: I was with a lot of Maharashtrian friends when I was learning the rudiments of classical music. 12. In one of its best scenes Humphrey is sitting in a poorly lighted room having drink in the company of his singer and Piano player employee Sam….A ..la..Guide scene of Dev and his employee . Kadam chale aage, man pache bhage About 2 years ago, I met a movie maker, Mrs. Geeta Desai who has produced a documentary on the northern Indian raga system after many years of work. ….Sometimes, the lyrics and video may enhance the experience. Pandit Omkar Nath Thakur, in fact, didn’t like the name Shudh Kalyan and insisted on calling it Bhoop Kalyan. Bhairav and Jogiya are two closely related ragas, and it is not easy to distinguish between them for a layman. Thank you for redirecting me to Mr Pandey’s blog which has many interesting labels. Thanks a lot for your appreciation. In the opening portion ‘karvatein badalte rahe sari raat hum’ cold fit into either raga, but ‘aap ki kasam’ clearly takes it out of the range of Bhopali and into Pahadi. For Ragas and Film songs based on ragas. Great comments. I couldn’t find a link to the song ‘O mere raanjhna’. Jogiya moves easily to higher notes. This series is written by my friend Subodh Agrawal as a guest author. Singer(s) - Mehdi Hassan; Thanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emc18GpAeRY. Deshkar has a very limited movement and does not provide the lyricism of Bhoopali. He wanted to make a lilting thillana (tarana in Hindusthani) in the soulful raag Ahirbhairav just to show that this raag can be made a danceable one. All three, however, are beautiful. 4. In Bankim Chandra Chatterjee's Bengali language novel Anandamath (1882), a band of yogis sing Vande mataram in Raga Desh.. i am a lay person as far as classical music is concerned but its magic is such that it binds you to itself… ever since i chanced upon ur site, its almost as if finding a treasure trove of gems.. pls keep up the good work.. This is a gift to those who remember OP only for Dholak and Clarinet . Yes both sound very similar. The Bhairav part was ok, but Nat was absent. Kishori Amonkar – Bhupali CUD U LET ME KNOW SD BURMAN’S COMPOSITION IN RAAG jai jawanti, in any of his films,if any. bhimpalasi is discussed in this blog just a bit earlier…wondering if the song ‘yeh zindagi usi ki hai…’ also is the same. Please confirm that “ye duniya vale poochenge mulakat hui kya baat hui” song from film Mahal, is based on raag Hansdwani? 8. आप को बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद . अनिलभाई दवे ११, विश्राम पार्क, वासणा, अहमदाबाद . Fundamentals of Rag. There is a reference to Charlie chaplin’s Limlight ‘s theme music, in one of the observations , as based on ragas . The other songs are not on YT. Amarnath are based? 3. Then, on a C scale Hamsadhwani should be on ‘C major augmented 7th’ Chord. Both the raag & khan were catapulted to popularity in India thanks to this song. But more often, it diverts the attention from the music. There are very few recordings in it. Bhopali is a subset of my favourite raga Yaman. Hi Subodh, The other evening you were very modest when you mentioned this contribution. Thank you once again for enriching my life a little more with such invaluable information. His own blog/site seems to be dormant. Here is his rendition of Ahir Bhairav. Mehdi Hasan’s “Ab ke ham bichhare to shayad kabhi Khwao me mle’ and a marathi song by lataji, ‘ Malawoon Taak Deep ” Hridaynath’s music are in the same raag but I cannot figure out what it is. Subodhji, Anytime. Subodh aggrawal ‘ji , Entering this post after a long time . Charandas ko peene ki jo aadat na hoti by Kishore Kumar from Pahli Jhalak (1954), lyrics Rajendra Krishna, music C Ramchandra. Would somebody enlighten me ? Are the songs available on YT. Fortunately we have organizations line SPICMACAY that are doing a very good job of making the younger generation aware of classical music. Thank you very much. Subodh Ji and AK Ji, The songs you have mentioned are new to me. I join you in adding my congratulations and thanks to Subodh Agrawal again. Is there a website that gives the llist of hindi songa along with the ragas ? Many many thanks for posting this song .This reminds me of my childhood when I was eight year old playing goolie danda ,kho kho and yo yo. Thanks Subodh’ji.I am delighted and enlightened by the very indepth studies on ragas dedicated to the romance . There is a similar Punjabhi bhangra in the same raaga composed by Roshan in “Vallah Kya Baat Hai”, ‘Khanke Tho Khanke Kyon Khanke ‘ starring the beautiful Bina Rai with Shammi Kapoor, My favourite is ‘Chetna hai to chet le’ in Tilang-Kafi. Thats (modes) Vadi / Samvadi. there is a wonderful song based on Yaman in Ek baar muskurado Welcome neelakandan. Dear sir, wonderfull article.i am also a semiclassical music lover/hindi. Moreover the dhrupad style of singing is not easy to appreciate for everyone. Raag Hamir. Not only Shivaranjani, but many other ragas had to be left out. If you like it please thank AK for motivating me. Some of my favourites, other than those mentioned by Chetan are, ‘Dharti ko aakash pukare’ from ‘Mela’; ‘Karoge yaad to’ from ‘Bazaar’ and ‘Laage na mora jiya’ from ‘Ghunghat’. It could be loosely based on Pahadi, which often sounds like Durga. Music Director(s) - After reading the views of great people here and songs many heard long before and many unheard, all of them gems of Indian music, what great creations they are and what great effort went into them. I too refer to this site often and have recommended it to many others. Rag - Mian Ki Malhar It is ideal for depicting a cry from the heart. आप जैसे ज्ञानी रसिकों को मेरा यह प्रयास अच्छा लगा, इससे बड़ा मेरे लिए कोई सम्मान नहीं हो सकता. AK!!! Thanks for the wonderful site! It has the same notes as Bhoopali, with the difference that dha is komal – which is what makes it sound like Bhairav. A lot of references on the net list it as Bhupali-Deshkar. Could I know on which Ragas two immortal ghazals sung by Master Madan-“yun na reh reh kar hamein tarsaiye” and “Hairat se tak raha hai…” composed by Pt. Chao until next time. If possible please add the song – laga chumari me daag from movie dil hi to hai. This curtain raiser showcasing his favourite 10 iconic songs on different ragas is delightful to read not only because of his deep insight but also for his fluent and witty style of writing. 8:36 PREVIEW Raag Kanra. Raga Bageshree: Radha na bole na bole re by Lata Mangeshkar from Azad (1955), lyrics Rajendra Krishna, music C Ramchandra. If, by any chance, it means the basic scale ‘Do re mi fa..’ a la ‘Sound of Music’ than it is indeed identical to Bilawal’s scale – which is also the base scale for Hindustani music will all swaras in their natural form – neither komal nor tivra. Hai SBji, I have a question for you Subodh. Unfortunately, for the last some years, have been enconsed in a place like Mozambique. Ahir Bhairav, on the other hand, can be very poignant as Poochho na kaise maine rain bitayee from Meri Surat Teri Aankhen amply proves. All the contents are too good, very informative. excellent collection and god bless for sharing.. keep going. Sometimes, I recognize a raag in the song and tell my husband about other songs from the same raag – for e.g. 6. MS amma’s rendering of “Sri Rangapuravihara” is the ultimate in Brindavan Saranga. Think of Raat bhar ka hai mehmaan andhera – although some websites suggest that it is not Bhairav but Jogiya. y/t. Just two queries : 5. Film - Tere Dwar Khada Bhagwan 3. Raag Ahir Bhairav. This is the first time I have written something – other than notes on official files – that was meant to be read by others. I think Goldies scene in Guide almost created the same impact as in “casablanca”. There is a good introduction to his work is here. this is a wonderful place to mingle with music lovers. Subodh, Another query. @Venkat, I learnt only recently that Miyan ki Malhar is not the original Malhar, but a variant evolved by Tansen. Another raga from the same family – Shudh Kalyan – omits these two notes in ascending movements, and includes them in descending ones and the mood falls somewhere between Bhopali and Yaman. Sankara Polepalle, I believe Hamsadhwani belongs to Bilawal That i.e Dheera Shankarabharanam melakarta. I know those Indices contain a limited number of songs. Subodhji, the BEST period of Hindi Film music was between 1947 and 1957. Though I dont know much of Hindi, it has not prevented me from cherishing so many great film songs though I dont know the lyrics nor understand them. ” Murli … murli baren bahi o kanahaiya tori murli baren bahi ” from New delhi [ old movie ] . Very enjoyable. As for ‘Guide’, ‘Mose chhal kiye jaye’ is Jhijhoti while ‘Piya tose naina’ is Khamaj. Tal - Kaherava It is just a standard major scale composition with a few incidentals thrown in. Here, anyway, is the song from Barsaat ki Raat: Now listen to Pandit Jasraj present the same raga: 9. Ultimately I have opted for the latter, as it stays closer to the standard format of the raga. Thank you once again! 2. Thanks once again. Pandit Ronu Majumdar perform Raag Miyan Malhar Video Link - Go To Video, Na Na Na Baraso Baadal Amir Khan – Malkauns Yes Deepa, ‘Kuhu kuhu bole koyalia’ is based on raga Sohni or Sohoni – depending on how one chooses to pronounce it. Hamsadhwani was a favourite raga of Ustad Ameer Khan and he did a lot to popularize it in the North. Vocal Music. I’m from the south. Welcome to SoY. Addendum to my earlier comment: Typing error. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnGhZHhsDwg. Video Link - Go To Video, Bole Re Papihara, Papihara Thank you for your generous appreciation. Can you please tell me, which Raag is used in the song from Film : Jagruti: Calo chalo Maa, sapano ke gau me, kanto se door kahi….phoolo ki chau me….Challo challo MAA….? Enjoyed it thoroughly. a pleasure to read qualitative opinion than a dry list of ragas and songs based on it. Top 5 is always dicey: I notice that the list I have given in my post on Darbari is different from the one here! I am really glad that good discussion is going on regarding O.P.Nayyar’s compositions in this forum. Thare Vaste Re Dhola Naina Mere Jage , Film: Batwara Singers: Anuradha Paudwal, Kavita Krushnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Music : Laxmikant Pyarelal, 4. AKji,….Classical songs of the golden era based on the ragas were the real gems of the indian films.Credit for the popularty of such songs goes to each and every music directors of the yester years like Naushad,Anil biswas, Madan mohan,Shanker Jaikishan,S D Burman….. and many more. 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