Sunday, February 6, 2011

ONE OF THE BEST KATHAK DANCES OF HINDI CINEMA. FILM :KOHINOOR(1960)

RAFI REHERSING WITH NAUSHAD
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SHAKEEL
This is one of the rarest and best कत्थक  dance and singing जुगलबंदी  ,ever presented on the screen of Hindi Cinema.The application of त्रिवट  and चतुरंग   style in singing has made it a unique composition in राग  हम्मीर.The selection of this raga was most suitable for this कत्थक  dance of बनारस  घराना .Singer Mohammad Rafi is at his best in classical singing and music director नौशाद  has also created it in राग  शुद्ध हम्मीर .The sitar was played by USTAD ABDUL HALEEM ZAFAR KHAN.Actor दिलीप  कुमार  learnt playing sitar for six months to give a correct action of fingers on sitar on the screen.The typical Taans before the Tarana singing by Rafi, picturised on Mukri ,were sung by vocalist Pt; KRISHNA RAO CHONKAR.
The dance direction was given by great exponent of Banaras Gharana of Kathak,SITARA DEVI,She is well known heroine of Forties  and Fifties era of Hindi cinema.I think Rafi is at his best in classical singinf of this song,which is as follows:
मधुबन में राधिका नाचे रे |
गिरधर की मुरलिया बाजे रे ||
पग में घुँघर बांध के,घुंघटा मुख पर ड़ाल के ||
नैनन में कजरा लगा के रे , मधुबन में राधिका नाचे रे ||
डोलत छम छम कामिनी चमकत जैसे दामिनी ||
चंचल प्यारी छवि लागे रे ,मधुबन में राधिका नाचे रे || 
मृदंग बाजे तिरिकित धूम तिरिकित धूम ता ता ,
नाचत थुम थुम तथई तथई ता ता ,थुम थुम तनाना थुम \
कडान धा कडान धा कडान धा , ध ध धा ,मधुबन में राधिका .....  
The dancer is KUMKUM who was playing the role of a dancer in the film.   

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