Saturday, February 4, 2012


Here is an interesting episode from the film 'SANGEET SAMRAT TANSEN'(1962).In Akbar's court one day  on some auspicious occasion Tansen is requested to sing to prove his supremacy in music,doing Jugalbandi with the dance of Rai Praveen, a court dancer of king Indrajeet of Orchha state.She was captivated by Akbar for four years.Later seeing her pious nature was sent back to Orchha.
Rai Praveen's Mahal

Rai Praveen Mahal,Orchha(M.P.)

Accepting the challange,Tansen sings an enchanting Tarana in raga Hammeer.After a long spell of perfect Jugalbandi, dancer fails to maintain her steps in tune with the song and fells down, defeated ultimately.
Tansen in Agra

Music director of the film Shree Nath Tripathi( popularly known as S.N.Tripathi) has done a great job giving such a sweet composition.Singers  Manna Dey and Asha Bhosle have sung this tarana proving their talent like Ustads of music.Seeing is beleiving and  the video clip is here to enjoy.
The song is something like this:

"ता न ता ध  ता न ता ध  ता न ता ध ,
  ता दी या न रे ता न दूम...।।
  त्रिक  त्रिक त्रिक छुम छनन नन नन छाई घटा।
  रिमिक झिमिक रूम झूम बूंदन बरसाई घटा।।
  सघन कुञ्ज अलि गुंज संग अलि कुञ्ज मनोहर।
  मदमाती मुस्काती इठलाती  रसराती।।
  मंजुल मृग शावक मराल शुक पिक कपोत केहरी  लजाती ।
  अंग वसन मृदु हसन दसन दामिनी सिहाती ।।
  पग नूपुर झंकार दार छुम छनक छनक थम थेई ।
  ता न ता ध ता न ता ध ता न ता ध ........।।
In the film Bharat Bhushan played the role of Tansen and dancer's role was played by Sabita Chatterji.

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