Monday, January 26, 2009



In the year 1966 we found a marvellous रागमालिका  composition in the film, ममता . Music director रोशन  created memorable melodies for this film,which are worth listening even today.

Film MAMTA was a great movie of सुचित्रा  सेन ,who played the double role,one of a mother and the other as her daughter.In miserable conditions mother had to adopt the profession of singing on a ‘kotha ‘.But her daughter is brought up in an elite society under the patronage of film's hero अशोक कुमार,who plays as a famous Barrister and ex-fiancee of the heroine Suchitra Sen .
In a dramatic situation she narrates her past life and coming up to this age to Ashok Kumar.This all is shown through the given raagmalika.
The first song is:
 ‘हम गवनवा न जैबे हो बिना झूलनी..,
  अमवा की डारी पड़ रहीं बुंदियाँ ,
  अमवा की डारी पड़ रहीं बुंदियाँ।
  अंचरा से उलझे लहरिया,
  लहरिया हो बिना झूलनी।
  हम गवनवा न जैबै हो बिना झूलनी...।।’composed in राग बसंत- मुखारी .

The second number is:
 " सकल वन गगन पवन चलत पुरवाई री।
   माई रुत बसंत आयी,
   फूलन लागी बेलरिया,
   डार डार अमवन की,
   कोहरिया रही पुकार,
   और मेघवा बूंदन झर लाई। 
   सकल बन गगन पवन ..…।।"
 a द्रुत  ख्याल  sung in राग  खम्माज -बहार .

The next stanza is composed in राग जोगिया, which is:
  ‘विकल मोरा मनवा उन बिन हाय।
   आये ना सजनवा रुत बीती जाए ।।
   विकल मोरा मनवा …।।’.
During the rendering of this part of the raagmala,the
passage of time leaving ageing effect ,with the graying of hairs and appearance of wrinkles on face  of heroine Suchitra Sen is shown on the screen.

The last part of this raagmalika is:
’भोर पवन चली बुझ गए दीपक,
  ढल  गयी रैन सिंगार की |
 हो ,केस पे बिरहा की धूप ढली,
 अरी,एरी कली अंखियन की....
 पड़ी कुम्हलाये ||
 विकल मोरा मनवा,उन बिन हाय ।।
 युग से खुले हैं पट नैनन के मोरे,
 युग से अन्धेरा मोरा आँगना |
  हो ,सूरज चमका न चाँद खिला,
  अरी ,एरी जला रही अपना...
  तन मन हाय ||
  विकल मोरा मनवा...।।’. composed in राग पीलू .

 In the film this last part was not shown in video, but it is available on audio tracks. This रागमालिका  was sung by लता  मंगेशकर  ,pouring her heart and soul in it and making it immortal.The beautiful lyrics of the रागमालिका  were written by  poet मजरूह  सुल्तानपुरी .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its really wonderful attempt and achievement on your part. Something very exceptional and innovative. I really appreciate such honest endeavor from a music lover like you.
wish u all the this new field of your effort
Shankar Maitra