Monday, February 1, 2010

TEACHING 'AALAP' IN RAGA MALKAUNS IN FILM:BASANT BAHAAR(1956)

MANNA DEY
PT.BHIMSEN JOSHI
LP RECORD - COVER
videoMusic was the central theme of the film बसंत  बहार .The Chitradurg Estate Singer's son Malaiyya,when sings,he always twists the notes of every raga composition and distorts its correct form.His father sings for him to teach proper presentation of Aalap in राग  मालकौंस .The aalap in the film is sung by पंडित  भीमसेन  जोशी  with the traditional lyrics:"पग  लागन  दे  महाराज  के ...."for राज गायक  on the screen.मलैय्या  fails to adopt it,but Estate Astrologer's son Gopal(played by भारत  भूषण ) repeats the Aalap lesson correctly as it should be and gets appreciation for it .मन्ना  डे  gave playback for Bharat Bhushan in the film.It is a very rare piece of melody composed by Music Directors: शंकर -जयकिशन .

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