Friday, December 14, 2012

RAGMALIKA IN HINDI FILM 'RAMAYAN'(1960)

Mohd.Rafi singing the song
The movie was  Hindi version of its original South-Indian version,starring Shivaji Ganeshan, N.T.Rama Rao, Padmini,etc..The music was composed by T. G.Lingappa.This song "Surya pataka ki chhaya mein..." is a Ragmala sung by Mohd.Rafi ,S.Janaki and chorous..The  ragas used in a sequence are : Shankara,Hansadhwani,Pahadi and Vrindavani- Saarang.Here is the audio clip of this song:
Padmini

N.T.Ramarao

Shivaji Ganeshan
S.JANKI
The lyrics of the songs are written by Saraswati Kumar 'Deepak' .This Hindi version of the film was produced  by the veteran music director of Hindi films, S.N.Tripathi.The song is:
 Mohd.Rafi--"सूर्य पताका की छाया में सुखी रहे संसार ,
                       आज अयोध्या में आया है मनभावन त्यौहार ।
                       राजा और प्रजा के मन में खेल रहा है प्यार ,
                       दशों दिशा में गूँज रही है दशरथ की जयकार।।
                       देखो,देखो,देखो देखो सूर्य वंश का सूरज मुस्काया,
                       दशरथ के जीवन में देखो शुभ दिन है आया।।
                       अवधपुरी के प्यारे मंत्री शुभ मंगल लाते ,
                       राजदुलारों के आने से कितना सुख पाते ।
                       देने को आशीष वंश के गुरुस्वामी आये ।
Chorus --        देखो गुरुस्वामी आये।|
Mohd.Rafi --  रघुकुल के रखवाले चारों कुलदीपक आये।   
Chorus --        चारों कुलदीपक आये।
S.Janaki --      राजदुलारे नैनों के प्यारे लाल आ गए ,
                       राजदुलारे नैनों के प्यारे लाल आ गए ।
                       आज हमारे भाग जगाने लाल आ गए ।।
Male Chorus- राम भरत और लखन शत्रुघन जुग जुग साथ जियें।
                        जुग जुग साथ जियें।।
Fem.Chorus-  रघुकुलमणि के ये प्यारे सुत जुग जुग साथ जियें।
                       जुग जुग साथ जियें।।  
                       कौशल्या के राजदुलारे जुग जुग साथ जियें,
Male Chorus- कैकेयी के भरत दुलारे जुग जुग साथ जियें।  
                       दोनों लाल सुमित्रा के ये जुग जुग साथ जियें।
Chorus --        राज सुखी हो ,प्रजा सुखी हो ,अवध सुखी हो ,सभ सुखी हो                         .                       जुग जुग साथ जियें,जुग जुग साथ जियें,
                        जुग जुग साथ जियें ..............।   
                            

Monday, December 3, 2012

RAGA BASED PARODY IN FILM 'HASEENA MAAN JAAYEGI'(1968)

MOHD.RAFI
                                                                                                                                    This is one of the most enjoyable parody songs of Hindi Cinema.Actor Shashi Kapoor did a challenging role to play different characters ,so perfectly and confidently.The  basic comedy ingredients are the hillarious lyrics written by the film's director Prakash Mehra himself.  video
The first two stanzas are sung by Mohd.Rafi and the last
two stanzas are sung by Mahesh Kumar.The song is:
"Hey  suno suno! suno suno! suno suno! suno suno!
Suno suno kanyaao ka warnan karata hai yeh gyaani,
Hoti hai yeh chaar kism ki sun lo meri jubaani, jubaani
suno suno!Ek aag ek paani, ek prem deewaani,
Sabse uttam woh jo apani na begaani,begaani,
ek aag ek paani, ek prem deewaani
sabse uttam woh jo, apani na begaani begaani, suno suno! suno suno!

Mere desh ki ladki -2 sona nigale nigale heere moti
mere desh ki ladaki.Hoy hoy mere desh ki ladaki.
Arey jisane mujhase pyaar kiya, bas usaka beda gark huwa - (2)
mera nark sa jivan swarg huwa, (tera swarg sa jivan nark huwa -2)
yahaan apna paraaya koyi nahi - (2)
jo haath laga woh saaf huwa - (2)
suno suno! suno suno!

Kal aane ka waada karake, aaj palat nahi aaye,
O jhute o paapi tera satyaanaash ho jaaye.

Tatpunjiyon se na akhiyaan milaana - (2)
tatpunjiyon ka kya hai thikaana
Tatpunjiyon se na akhiyaan milaana - (2)

O o o sach hi kahaan hai khatmal inko - (2)
raat ko kaaten toh chhup jaayen din ko - (2)
chullu bhar paani mein doobke mar jana
tatpunjiyon se na akhiyaan milana - (2)

Jogan ban jaaungi Natthu tore kaaran - (2)
O,Natthu tore kaaran, o fatthu tore kaaran
Jogan ban jaaungi natthu tore kaaran

Tu khota tera pyaar bhi khota,(bependi ka tu hai lota -2)
o thaali ke baingan kaale -(2) ,maar ke dilpar taale,
Main Jhumri Talaiyya Jhumri Talaiyya jaaungi Natthu tore kaaran
o Natthu tore kaaran, o fatthu tore kaaran
jogan ban jaayungi Natthu tore kaaran

Unaki hoon kabhi inaki, teri hoon kabhi iski
Peene mein main tharra hoon, aur dikhne mein main hoon Whisky.
Chal jhoothi.
Abb aage teri marji - (2)
ho more saiyaan o more balama bedardi aage teri marji
aage teri marji phalnava, aage teri marji kisanava aage teri marji

yeh mere pyaar ke ummidwaar baithe hai
kahin shikaar kahin par shikaari baithe hai
shakal pe barah bajaake bimaar baithe hai - (2)
woh maaldaar hai toh yeh udhaar baithe hai
abb aage teri marji - (2)
Ho more saiyaan, O more balma bedardi, aage teri marji!!

KALYAN JI

ANAND JI

PRAKASH MEHRA

COVER OF LP RECORD
Music directors of the film 'HASEENA MAAN JAAYEGI',Kalyan Ji-- Anand Ji  did a remarkable job,by selecting the  music-base of  some serious songs, for their transformation into comic songs, using the lyrics which makes you laugh and enjoy its screen presentation.All these songs were based on classical ragas such as :Yaman Kalyan,Mishra Pahadi,Vrindavani Saarang and Maru Bihaag. Mohammad Rafi has sung the beginning part and first stanza "Mere desh ki ladki sona nigle...".The Lata Mangeshkar's songs were mimmicked by singer Mahesh Kumar,first in raga Mishra Pahadi,second in raga Vrindavani Saarang and the last in raga Maru Behag.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

ON DILIP KUMAR'S 90TH BIRTHDAY:A RAGA BASED BALLET FROM HIS FAMOUS FILM: ARZOO(1950)

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This ballet was composed by the genius music director Anil Biswas using different classical ragas:Khammaj, Kaafi, Bageshree and Maalgunji in a sequence .The lyrics were written by Prem Dhawan,who also did acting of a shayar in this ballet and did dance direction also, the other two characters are Kuckoo and Gope.The singers are Shamshad Begum, Shiv Dayal Baatish and Mukesh.The film ARZOO(1950) was having Dilip Kumar and Kamini Kaushal in the lead roles. The lyrics of this song are:

 Chorus    :jaao....,jaao....
Shamshad: jaa_o sidhaaro
                 jaa_o sidhaaro he radha ke shyaam
Chorus     : hey radha ke shyaam
Baatish     : laaj tumhare haath hai dekho preet na ho badnaam
Chorus     : preet naa ho badnaam
Shamshad : aaj se teri raah takungi aas kaa daaman thaam
Chorus      : hey radha ke shyam
Baatish      : bhool na jana koyee sidhara leke tumhara naam
Chorus       : preet naa ho badnaam -3
Mukesh      : dil ye kiska hai meri jaan jigar kiska hai -2
Shamshad   : aavo milkar jawani ki looten bahaar -2
Mukesh      : teri baahen gale mein hain phoolon ka haar
                    teri baahen
                    teri baahen gale mein hain phoolon ka haar
Both           : aavo milkar jawani ki looten bahaar
                     aavo milakar jawaani ki
Shamshad   : mujhko ulfat ke farebon mein bahut kuchh jakdaa -2
                    maine duniya ko jhatak kar tera daaman pakadaa -2
Mukesh      : ab to raste mein apane nahi koyee khaar
                    ab to raste me
Shamshad   : hoy
Both           : ab to raste me apane nahi koyee khaar
                    aavo milkar jawani kee luten bahaar -2
                    aavo milakar jawaani ki
Baatish       : idhar to dekh meri jaan kaun aya hai
                    ye kaun chand-sitare samet laya hai
ab to kar le pyaar sajaniya ab to kar le pyaar re -2
suraj jaisaa laya teeka chaand bhi jiske aage feeka -2
tere gale ko laya pyari jagamag-jagmag haar re -2
ab to kar le pyaar sajaniya ab to kar le pyaar re
ab to kar le pyaar sajaniya

dil me tadap rahe hain jo armaan nikaal de
mere gale me daud ke baanhen tu daal de
Shamshad   : ab ye baanhe nahi bekal teri gardan ke liye
haath bhi ab naa badhana mere daaman ke liye
mil gayaa mere gulistaan ko sajaane wala -2
laal-o-gauhar mere kadamo pe lutane wala -2
tera-mera nata kya hai mera uska pyar re
mera uska pyar re
mera uska pyar re
Baatish       : apne pahlu me samajhta tha ke dil rakhti hai tu
Chorus        : ke dil rakhti hai tu
Baatish        : dil nahi seene me ek patthar ki sil rakhti hai tu
Chorus        : patthar ki sil rakhti hai tu
Baatish        : makr  ki putali wafa ke naam ki dushman hai tu
Chorus         : dushman hai tu
Baatish        : das ke mere dil ko jo palti hai wo naagan hai tu
Chorus         : naagan hai tu -3
Baatish         : apani izzat apani vaqaat apani gairat bech di
Chorus         : gairat bech di, bech di
Baatish         : tune daulat ke liye apani mohabbat bech di
Chorus         : mohabbat bech di
Baatish         : mohabbat bech di
Chorus          : mohabbat bech di
Baatish         : mohabbat bech di


Lyricist:Prem Dhawan

Shamshad Begum
Music Director:ANIL BISWAS
Mukesh
S.D.BAATISH
This film also had the famous song"Aye dil mujhe aisee jagah le chal jahan koyee na ho.."sung by Talat Mahmood,which established him as a playback singer in the Hindi film industry.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

RAGA 'MARU BIHAAG' IN HINDI FILM:'EK RAAZ'(1963)

KISHORE KUMAR

MAJROOH SULTANPURI


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Kishore kumar has sung this classical melody  based on raga'Maru Vihaag' with perfection,doing  full justice with the raga.The befitting lyrics are written by Majrooh Sultanpuri keeping the 'mukhada'of the song"payal waali dekh naa" matching with the traditional 'khayal' of raga 'Maru- Vihaag' "Rasiya ho naa..".The music is composed by veteran music director of Hindi films : Chitragupa.This song is picturised on Kishore Kumar himself and dancing heroine of the film Jamuna.
The song is:     लचकत चमकत चलत कामिनी 
                          दहिगुन दमकत चपल दामिनी 
                       अरी ओ पल छिन रुक जा ,रुक जा, रुक जा।।
                               "पायल वाली देख ना।"
                       यहीं पे कहीं दिल है पग तले आये ना।
                                  पायल वाली देख ना।।
                           जैसे दामिनिया बदरा में उड़े , 
                           कुछ दूर चले फिर जा के मुड़े ।
                               उठा रे नयन कजरारे,
                        तू इतना समझ के किसी की लगे हाय ना।
                                 पायल वाली देख ना ।।                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   कित झूम चली मदिरा सी पिए।
                          मतवारी पवन अंचरा में लिए।
                            ज़माना है यूँ ही मस्ताना,
                देखो जी कहीं रुत बिन काली घटा छाये ना।।
                              पायल वाली देख ना ...।।                     
कहीं ऐसा ना हो कोई बात बने ,अंगड़ाई मेरी तेरा नाच बने ।
नाचो री  ना बन के चकोरी ,घुँघर कहीं धड़कन मेरी बन जाए ना।।
                              पायल वाली देख ना...||
Music Director:CHITRAGUPTA

Sunday, November 4, 2012

RAAGMALIKA IN HINDI FILM: 'HAMRAAZ' (1967)

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Asha Bhosle


Music Director:RAVI

Mahendra Kpoor


Lyricist:SAHIR LUDHIYANAVI
This raagmala is composed for a stage show in the film picturized on Sunil Dutt and Mumtaz.The situation is a stage ballet based on the stories of Heer-Ranjha,Saleem-Anarkali and Romeo-Juliet's love stories.. .Music director Ravi has composed the lyrics of Sahir using Raagas: Pahadi,Yaman Kalyan,Shuddha Kalyan,Bhairavi and Khammaj in a sequence, for different parts of the stories.The song begins in raga Pahadi :

              "तू हुस्न है मैं इश्क हूँ ,
                तू मुझमें है मैं तुझमें हूँ ।
                मैं इससे आगे क्या कहूं ,
                तू मुझमें है मैं तुझमें हूँ ।।"

The next part is in raga Yaman Kalyan:

               "ओ सोनिये ओ मेरे महिवाल,
                 आजा ओय आजा ।
                 पार नदी के मेरे यार का डेरा,
                 यार का डेरा ओय यार का डेरा ।
                 तेरे हवाले रब्बा दिलवर मेरा,
                 दिलवर मेरा ओय दिलवर मेरा ।।
                 रात बला की बढ़ता जाए लहरों का घेरा ।
                 कसम खुदा की आज है मिलना मुश्किल मेरा ।।
                 खैर करीं रब्बा रब्बा खैर करीं रब्बा ।
                 ओ साथ जियेंगे साथ मरेंगे,यही है फ़साना।।
                  तू हुस्न है मैं इश्क हूँ ....||"

Next story of Saleem and Anarkali is in Raga Shuddha Kalyan:

                " कहाँ सलीम का रूतबा कहाँ अनारकली।
                   ये ऐसी शाखे तमन्ना है जो कभी ना फली।।
                   न बुझ सकेगी बुझाने से अहले दुनिया के।
                   वो शम्मा जो तेरी आँखों में मेरे दिल में जली।।
                   हुज़ूर एक न एक दिन ये बात आएगी ,
                   के तख्तो ताज भले हैं कि एक कनीज़ भली ।।
                   मैं तख्तो ताज को ठुकरा के तुझको ले लूँगा,
                   के तख्तो ताज से तेरी गली की ख़ाक भली।।
                   साथ जियेंगे साथ मरेंगे यही है फ़साना।
                   तू हुस्न है मैं इश्क हूँ .......।।"

The last part is story of Romeo-Juliet composed in Raga Bhairavi:

                 "फ़सीलें इतनी ऊँची और पहरा इतना संगी है।
                   जिआले रोमियो तू किस तरह पंहुचा बगीचे में ।।
                   ये मेरी जूलिएट के शोख चेहरे की शुआयें हैं ।
                   की आधी रात को सूरज निकल आया दरीचे में ।।
                   मेरा कोई बझी शिक्चा तुझे पा ले तो फिर क्या हो?
                   ये सब बातें वो क्यों सोचे जिसे तेरी तमन्ना हो ।।
                   खुदा के वास्ते ए रोमियो इस जिद से बाज आजा ।
                   कज़ा आने से पहले मेरे पास ए दिलनवाज़ आजा ।।

 Now remaining part of this story is in Raga Khammaj:

                   "तुझे जिद है तो प्यारे देख मैं दीवानावार आयी ।
                     तू जब बाहों में आयी दिल की दुनिया में बहार आयी ।।
                     साथ जियेंगे साथ मरेंगे यही है फ़साना,
                     तू हुस्न है मैं इश्क हूँ तू मुझमें है मैं तुझमें हूँ ।।"                    

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

SATYABHAMA-RUKMINI NATIKA IN FILM:'RAJA AUR RUNK'(1968)

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Lakshmikant - Pyarelal

Anand Bakhshi


Lata Mangeshkar

Manna Dey
The story of comparison of Satyabhama and Rukmini's love towards Krishna had many shades.Therefore music directors Lakshmikant-Pyarelal created a raagmalika for the presentation of this episode in the film 'RAJA AUR RUNK'.They have done commendable job of composing the lyrics in suitable ragas as the mood of the scenes required.


satyabhama aur rukmini rani dono krishn ki thi deewaani
bhaama agni ka angaara, rukmini shital jal ki dhaara
o puja ke phul chadhaati, yeh paayal ke geet sunaati

(kanhaiya o kanhaiya koyi murali ki taan suna de
mere tann mann mein aag laga de, laga de) - (2)
kanhaiya o kanhaiya

aa aa aa aa aa

main hi tohe dekhu sawariya, dekhe na koyi duji najariya
mai hi to hu teri bawariya mai hi sunu bas tori basuriya bansi bajaiya
kanhaiya o kanhaiya koyi murali ki taan suna de
mere tann mann mein aag laga de, laga de
kanhaiya o kanhaiya

janm divas rukmini ka aaya, sajani ne saajan ko bulaaya
vyakul naina baat nihaare, aaj mere ghar naath padhaare
main nahi jaane dungi kaanha, main na sunungi koyi bahaana
priye kisika mann na todo, dekho, suno, jaane do, chhodo
narayan, narayan, baat huyi kya krishn muraari
kyun ruthi hai sundar naari
achchhe samay par aap padhaare, vipda mein hai praan hamaare
rukmini kahe mere sang aao, bhaama kahe naath mat jaao
jiska nimantran aaya pehle, bhagvan jaaye usake mehle
narad ji, narayan

rukmini ke sang chale kanhaayi, bhaama ko yeh baat na bhaayi
narayan, kyun baithi ho khoyi khoyi, mere yogya hai seva koyi
bhare nahi abhi ghav purane, phir aaye ho aag lagane
main sabka sevak tum jaano, chahe parakhlo jo na mano
koi upay aap bataye, wo sautan ke ghar na jaaye 
accha to ek vrat rakhogi, apne pati ka daan karogi
wah wah dhoonda khub upay, aapse toh bas raam bachaay
nis din dekhu jinake sapne, kho baithu woh pritam apne
tum nahi samajhi kaisa khona, unake barabar tolke sona
mol bhraman ko dena, mohan ko waapas le lena
bas itna hi, aap kare wrat ki taiyaari, bhaama jeeti rukmini haari
parantu krishn hai bhaari jitna, tere paas hai sona itna
wa Narad ji, sone ke bhandar jo kholu, ek nahi sau krishn main tolu
Narayan! Narayan!

kuchh dhoka hai raam duhaayi, itni bhaari nahi kanhaayi
yeh tera sona nakali hai, mera manmohan asali hai
mere paas jo tha le aayi, de do mujhko krishn kanhaayi
de du leke jarasa sona, mohan hai ya koyi khilauna
chal tujhko sansaar mein bechu, daaso ke baazaar mein bechu
lo yeh tambura bansi bajaiya, pakdo yeh kartal kanhaiya
bhama swami, kaisa swami, kiska swami, swami ki ho gayi nilami, nilami
Suno suno ai jaanewaalo hai yeh sasta maal uthaalo - (2)
Sabki mann ki aas main bechu, kaisa sundar das main bechu
Jivan ki naiya ka khiwaiya, (iska naam hai Krishna Kanhaiya -2)
Main padati hu paanv tumhaare, nagari nagari dware dware
Mjhko yu badnam karo na, Shyam ko tum nilaam karo na
Apna ghar jo aap jalaaye, usaki bigadi kaun banaaye
Bhul huyi mujhse yeh bhaari, jaau kaha viraha ki maari
Rukmini se tum baat yeh puchho, kaise milenge naath yeh puchho
Rukmini meri bhul bhula de, koyi jatan kar Krishna mila de
Aa Bhaama main tujhpe waari, tu hai mere Krishna ki pyaari
Kya yeh dukh kewal tera hai, jo tera hai woh mera hai, Na maaya se, Na shakti se, Bhagvan milte hai bhakti se
kanhaiya kanhaiya kanhaiya kanhaiya - (2)
Pat meri rakho mere bansi bajaiya Kanhaiya Kanhaiya Kanhaiya Kanhaiya
Jivan do paladon ka taraaju, ek mein jag saara, ek mein bas tu
Jag halka tu bhaari bansi bajaiya, Kanhaiya Kanhaiya Kanhaiya Kanhaiya
Pat meri rakho mere bansi bajaiya

Jai Jai Krishna Kanhaiya!


Monday, October 29, 2012

BEGUM AKHTAR -- ' THE GHAZAL QUEEN'




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Today is 30th October,2012 ,the 38th Death Anniversary of  'Ghazal Queen' of India:Begum Akhtar. She left this world on 30th October,1974 in Ahmedabad, during her stage programme there.It was very shocking to all music lovers of the world,who were acquainted with her  sentimental  singing of ghazals, thumris, dadras, tappa, khayal and all types of light-classical melodies.In his tribute to Begum Akhtar,the President of India at that time,Sri Fakharuddin Ali Ahmad said "she was the only singer who always pronounced the lyrics correctly in her singing of ghazals etc.".One could see her many times in tears  after her concerts.She was born on 7th January,1914 in Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh).Her 'Birth Number' was '7',which played an important role in her life.Her earlier name was'AKHTARI' which has '7' letters. She died in her 61st (6+1=7) year of  life.Her last Long Play record 'KALAM-E-ASATIZA'  was being recorded by music director Khayyam,with a selection of 8 ghazals by Begum Akhtar herself .But due to her untimely death only 7 ghazals could be recorded.And thus last LP  of Begum Akhtar was released by HMV with her '7' ghazals only  on it.Also according to numerology the 'Single Reduced Number' of her date of death (3+0+1+0+1+9+7+4=25=2+5=7) was again'7'.Here is her last video recording for Jullundhar studio of Doordrs.These ghazals were written by Kaifi Azmi in September,1974 and then it was recorded in the voice of Begum Akhtar.
She got trained in classical music by the renowned Ustads of her time,Ustad Ata Mohammad Khan, Abdul Waheed Khan and Ustad Jhande Khan of Patiala Gharana .
In the early days of her singing career she was known as 'Akhtari Bai Faizabadi'. She appeared on the stage at the age of only fifteen years,in a programme organised ,to collect the funds for the help of earthquake victims of Bihar in 1930.She sang the ghazal"Toone butey harjayee kuch aisi ada payee,takata hai teri soorat har ek tamashai...",a dadra"Sunder saree mori maike mailai gayee,kauna se jaibe gavanava ho ram.."and two more numbers.Smt. Sarojini Naidu was present in that programme.She  praised for the superb singing  of Akhtari and gifted her a saree of Khadi.Akhtari got very much encouraged with this honour and went ahead in her career to great heights.Her most popular numbers of those days were:'Deewana banana hai to  deewana bana de...' ,'Na socha na samjha...','Koyaliya mat kar pukar  karejawa lage kataar..','Chha rahi kali ghata jiya mora lahraye hai..','Nihure nihure baharen anganwa goriya..','Abke sawan ghar aaja..'.Shakeel Badayuni's ghazal 'Aye mohabbat tere anzam pe rona aaya...'was her most popular ghazal.Being composed in raga Bhairavi she used to conclude her programmes,by singing it.
After her marriage with Barrister Ishtiaq Ahmad Abbasi of Lucknow in 1945,she was known as Begum Akhtar.She also
 acted in certain Hindi films  of 1930s  and 1940s:Ek Di Ki Badshahat, Nal Damyanti(1933),Ameena, Mumtaj Begum (1934), Jawani Ka Nasha(1935), Naseeb Ka Chakkar(1936),etc.But she left acting in films, for the sake of her career in singing.Her well known movie was Mehboob Khan's 'ROTI'(1942).She sang six songs in it,for music director Anil Biswas.Later she appeared on the screen only for a thumri singing sequence in Satyajit Ray's famous award winning film'JALSA -GHAR'(1958). video
Music director Madan Mohan was her ardent fan and he persuaded her for singing playback songs in his films: Ehsaan and Dana Pani(1953).Pandit Jasraj was a great fan of her singing since his school days ,as he has disclosed it in his interview.Jigar Muradabadi was her favourite shayar but she sang the ghazals of many upcoming shayars also like:Sudarshan Fakir,Ali Jaleeli,Jasdanwala etc.
Her early records were for Megaphone record company but later she recorde many memorable LPs for HMV record company.Who can forget her ghazals:'Aayee barsaat to barsaat ne dil tod diya..','Woh jo hum mein tum mein quarar tha..','Mere humnafas mere humnawa..','Jikr us parivash ka aur phir bayan apna..' ,'Apnon ke sitam hum se bataye nahin jaate..' and many more.
Akhtaribai in film'ROTI'(1942)

Her First LP RECORD









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She will always remain alive in the hearts of her music lovers through her unforgettable  immortal melodies.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

RAGA 'MALKAUNS' SONG FROM HINDI FILM 'GRAHASTHI'(1963)

MOHD. RAFI

ASHA BHOSLE

Music Director: RAVI

Shakeel Badayuni
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This rare forgotten melody from Hindi film GRAHASTHI(1963) is based on raga 'Malkauns',a very prominent late night raga of Hindusani classical music.Here music director Ravi has used the raga Malkauns in  its Drut form because it was to be picturized for a dance number performed by famous dancer and heroine of the film:Rajshree. Actor Manoj Kumar has been shown singing the song on the stage in the film.The song is written by Shakeel Badayuni and sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle.The lyrics of the song are:
 "पायल खुल खुल जाए राम ,               (मोहम्मद  रफ़ी )
  मोरी पायल खुल खुल जाए  राम ।।
  छेड करत मोसे नन्दलाल ,
  मोरा अंग अंग बल खाए राम।।
  ग म स नि स नि ध म ग म ध नि स...।।
  पायल खुल खुल जाये राम ।।              (आशा भोंसले )
  लाख जतन  करूँ एक न माने ,
  रूप तकत बैयाँ धरत छलिया ।।
  बार बार ढल जाए चुनरिया ,
  काह करूँ मैं हाय राम ।।
  मोरी पायल खुल खुल जाये राम ....।।"        

Sunday, October 21, 2012

RAGA ' DESH' BASED COMPOSITION IN HINDI FILM 'ALAAP' (1977)

Music Direcor : JAIDEV

BHUPINDER SINGH
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Sanjeev Kumar
LP Record Cover
Amitabh Bachchan and Chhaya Devi
Dr.Rahi Masoom Raza

KUMARI FAIYYAZ
Raga Desh is a very sweet raga as it has a flavour of folk music .The 'aalap' part of it is very impressively presented by genius music composer of Hindi films Late Sri Jaidev  in the song "Aayee  ritu saawan ki..." from the Hindi film: :'AALAAP'.The song is penned by Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza and sung by Kumari Faiyyaz and Bhupendra,with full devotion,keeping the depth and grace of the raga alive.The film 'AALAAP'(1977)had Classical Music as its central theme and Jaidev did full justice with the subject.He also created a Raagmalika for that part of the film ,when Amitabh and Rekha learn music from Chhaya Devi (Amma).The song is:

 "आयी ऋतु सावन की,
   पिया मोरा जाये रे।
   आयी ऋतु सावन की ....।।
   बैरन बिजुरी चमकन लागी,
   बदरी ताना मारे रे ।
   ऐसे में कोई जाए पिया,
   तू रूठो क्यों जाए रे।।
   आयी ऋतु सावन की ...।।
   तुम ही अनूक बिदेस जाइयत,
   सब आये हैं दुआर रे ।
   ऐसे में कोई जाए पिया,
   तू रूठो क्यों जाए रे,
   आयी ऋतु सावन की.... ।।"