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Myriad sunglasses of Raga Bhairavi within the voices of Saigal, Rafi, Kishore, Mukesh and Manna Dey

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Sharada Iyer

That is my 9th blog-post on movie songs in response to Hindustani classical ragas. This weblog brings out the essence of the Raga Bhairavi by way of presenting 4 songs each and every within the golden voices of the highest 5 male playback singers of Hindi cinema- Ok L Saigal, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Manna Dey and Kishore Kumar. Other tune administrators in tandem with the lyricists all over other eras used this pretty raga to put across quite a few moods and feelings needful for the scene and the nature within the movie’s tale.

As I’ve discussed in my previous blogs on ragas, movie tune most effective touches upon the essence of the raga with out entering an excessive amount of technicalities in an effort to have a better succeed in with the listeners. Even the ones no longer well-versed within the nuances of ragas can revel in those songs and get an concept of the wonderful thing about the raga on which they’re founded. This side has ensured the recognition and recall price of those raga-based songs and given them a permanent high quality.

Hindi movie tune and tune administrators have thus contributed so much in opposition to keeping up our legacy by way of connecting the listener to the ragas in a simplified shape full of melody. With the mastery over the ragas, they have got composed songs to fit no longer most effective the temper of the nature on display but in addition to fit the playback singer’s USP to present the tune its distinct id.

Raga Bhairavi is frequently known as the ‘queen of morning ragas’ as the most productive time to sing that is morning. The raga is often referred to as the ‘queen of melodies’ because the soothing notes of this raga are very delightful and can be utilized to put across quite a few feelings like craving, love, loneliness, devotion, irony, poignancy, happiness, and so forth. touching the very soul of the listener.

In Hindi movie songs, this raga has been widely used and lends itself simply to bhajans, thumris and light-weight tune. This put up additionally in brief mentions the scene through which the tune seems within the movie to present an concept concerning the emotion being conveyed by way of the nature.


This was once a unique favorite of the combo of Raj Kapoor and Shankar-Jaikishen, and therefore there are many Mukesh songs in response to this raga. Allow us to get started the weblog with Mukesh’s hottest tune of his career- ‘Awara hoon, ya gardish mein hoon aasman ka taara hoon…’

Movie: AWARA (1951)

Track Administrators: Shankar-Jaikishen

Lyricist: Shailendra

This movie created historical past with its runaway luck on the box-office and stays an unbeatable vintage until as of late. The nature of the hero on this movie is offered via this tune and one can see how rising up at the streets the younger guy is a survivor, has a sort coronary heart however has additionally taken to thievery with none qualms. What an impressive use of this raga by way of Shankar-Jaikishen! Each and every beat and each and every a part of this tune keeps its freshness and attraction even after 70 years.

Movie: SHREE 420 (1955)

Track: ‘Mera joota hai Japani, yeh patloom Englishtaani…’

Track Administrators: Shankar-Jaikishen

Lyricist: Shailendra

As soon as once more RK-SJ combo provides us some other masterpiece of a movie with evergreen songs. The protagonist right here leaves his rural existence and units out to carve his future within the giant dangerous town of Bombay (now Mumbai). He carries hope in his coronary heart and desires in his thoughts and along with his happy-go-lucky demeanor embarks on his adventure making a song this foot-tapping quantity. The raga blends so superbly with the emotion.


Track: ‘Mera naam Raju gharana anaam…’

Track Administrators: Shankar-Jaikishen

Lyricist: Shailendra

This was once the closing Black & White movie produced by way of Raj Kapoor. The movie handled the topic of reformation of dacoits and the way they have been requested to give up themselves with a purpose to steer clear of extra violence by the hands of police who have been seeking to seize them. Raj Kapoor performs a village simpleton who’s an orphan and spreads love and happiness anywhere he is going via his songs and wins folks’s coronary heart. This tune is the primary scene of the movie and then whilst saving an injured guy he’s stuck by way of the dacoits.


Track: ‘Mujhko is raat ki tanhaayi mein awaaz na do…’

Track Administrators: Kalyanji Anandji

Lyricist: Shamim Jaipuri

Dharmendra made his debut with this movie and his heroine was once Kum Kum. The placement for this tune is a tragic one-Dharmendra has simply were given the scoop that the send sporting his liked had capsized and there have been no survivors to be anticipated. Plunged into depths of depression he brings out his innermost emotions on this tune and Kalyanji-Anandji have composed a heart-touching melody in raga Bhairavi.


Movie: MY SISTER (1944)

Track: ‘Ae Qatib-e-Taqdeer mujhe itna bata de, kyun mujhse khafa hai kya maine kiya hai…’

Track Director: Pankaj Mullick

Lyricist: Pandit Bhushan

This was once the closing movie that Saigal did with New Theatres, Calcutta. The movie handled the shut bond shared between Saigal and his little sister. He makes a decision to sacrifice his love when it tries to return in the way in which of this bond but if the sister comes to grasp that she was once the cause of his brother’s predicament, she runs away leaving Saigal heart-broken. Saigal who performs a theatre artist within the movie, sings his coronary heart out lamenting at his ill-fortune to have misplaced the only particular person whom he cherished probably the most in his existence. The lyrics are sensible, the composition very good and Saigal’s easy making a song is matchless.

Movie: STREET SINGER (1938)

Track: ‘Babul mora naihar chuto hello jaaye…’

Track Director: R C Boral

Lyricist: Nawab Wajid Ali Shah (the closing Nawab of Awadh)

This tune in raga Bhairavi has been sung by way of nearly the entire singers inside the trade in addition to maestros well-versed in classical tune and but none has been in a position to compare the peerless making a song of Kundan Lal Saigal. Such was once the prowess of this genius that the sentiments he packed within the phrases stay distinctive and touching and this tune is ranked as considered one of his career-best.

Within the movie two orphan youngsters in a village turn into pals and take to appearing at the streets to earn their residing. Short of to make a profession within the giant town of Calcutta (now Kolkatta), they arrive throughout a theatre proprietor and a supervisor who’s prepared to provide them activity however slyly presentations passion most effective within the lady. Saigal is relegated to being simply her tutor, however being natural within the coronary heart, he does no longer thoughts. Alternatively, when she will get lured by way of the riches and the way of life and begins to lose contact together with her humane aspect, Saigal makes a decision to go back to his village and sings this tune within the hope of bringing her again to her roots and clear of the arena of show-biz.

Movie: BHAKT SURDAS (1942)

Track: ‘Madhukar Sham hamare chor…’

Track Director: Gyan Dutt

Lyricist: D N Madhok

Being a singer par excellence, Ok L Saigal were given to behave in motion pictures the place his songs occupied a vital a part of the narrative. Bhakt Surdas was once one such movie. In keeping with the lifetime of the blind poet Surdas who was once an excellent devotee of Lord Krishna and composed many songs praising the Lord, the movie had scope for plenty of songs. The tune selected right here in raga Bhairavi is an excellent composition and Saigal sounds wonderful as all the time.

Movie: SHAHJEHAN (1946)

Track: ‘Jab dil hello toot gaya hum ji ke kya karenge…’

Track Director: Naushad

Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri

One in every of Saigal’s closing super-hit motion pictures after he shifted to Mumbai. Saigal performs a poet who falls in love with a lady named Roohi, staying within the palace below Emperor Shahjahan’s coverage. Alternatively, she is in love with a sculptor who has been given the duty of designing the Taj Mahal when Queen Mumtaz Mahal dies. The movie had a fascinating fictitious tale of real love and sacrifice by way of the poet and the way that helped the sculptor to seize what the emperor sought after for his liked queen within the type of a monument which turned into well-known because the Taj Mahal.


Movie: AMAR

Track: ‘Insaaf ka mandir hai yeh, bhagwan ka ghar hai…’

Track Director: Naushad

Lyricist: Shakeel Badayuni

A gem of a movie by way of director Mehboob Khan with a novel storyline which starred Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Nimmi. Dilip and Madhubala love each and every different, however instances one evening lead him to dedicate an unpardonable sin and although repentant of his horrific act, he’s not able to confess it within the open. This tune comes within the narrative when he’s taken to the temple in order that he will get the braveness to stand his soul and right kind his mistake. The one option to transfer ahead in existence is to stand the reality on the other hand unpleasant it can be, for not anything that we do is ever hidden from the Almighty.

Movie: SHAHEED (1965)

Track: ‘Pagdi sambhal jattha pagdi sambhal oye…’

Track Director & Lyricist: Prem Dhawan

Raga Bhairavi will also be used to sing patriotic songs and this was once amply confirmed by way of tune director Prem Dhawan when he composed this poignant tune for the movie in response to the lifetime of the younger freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. This movie ranks probably the greatest patriotic motion pictures made in Bollywood and the songs of the movie give goosebumps even if we pay attention to them as of late.


Track: ‘Nache guy mora magan dhigda dhigi dhigi…’

Track Director: S D Burman

Lyricist: Shailendra

One in every of Ashok Kumar’s greatest performances the place he performs an excessively darkish and intended ‘unpleasant’ guy who were avoided by way of his organic father at start as a result of his appears to be like. However the type physician provides him to a deficient childless couple who adore him and convey him up like their very own son. When he involves find out about his actual folks, he hopes to provoke his father this time round along with his magical God-given voice however takes care to sing from a spot at the degree the place mild can’t fall on his face and surprise his father. Ashok Kumar sings with pleasure within the hope of assembly his folks and Asha Parekh fits steps with élan to Rafi’s enthralling vocals.

Movie: DHOOL KA PHOOL (1959)

Track: ‘Tu Hindu banega na Musalman banega…’

Track Director: N Dutta

Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi

A kid born out of wedlock is deserted by way of the younger school pals Rajendra Kumar and Mala Sinha who really feel that they had dedicated a grave mistake and don’t seem to be able for shouldering this kind of giant duty. A wandering samaritan performed by way of Manmohan Krishna brings him house and raises him clear of the confines of faith, caste and different such boundaries instructing him that every one are people first. The poignant and significant lyrics so apt particularly in as of late’s time, are set to the pretty raga Bhairavi making it one of the most ideal movie songs in response to this raga.


Movie: AMAR PREM (1972)

Track: ‘Chingaari koi bhadke toh saawan use bujhaye…’

Track Director: R D Burman

Lyricist: Anand Bakshi

A vintage movie which has finished greater than 50 years and remains to be remembered for its remarkable songs as a lot for Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore’s performances. R D Burman simply outdid himself composing such unbeatable gem stones in numerous ragas. The tune selected this is sung by way of our Kishoreda who made positive that no person may have sung this tune higher than him. The calm night time spent at the boat along with his cherished one Rajesh Khanna displays about existence’s ironies within the significant lyrics and raga Bhairavi feels so soothing to the ears. (The video hyperlink of the tune isn’t authorized for embedding, therefore importing audio hyperlink)

Movie: BEMISAAL (1982)

Track: ‘Kisi baat par primary kisise khafa hoon…’

Track Director: R D Burman

Lyricist: Anand Bakshi

As soon as once more, the RD-Anand Bakshi aggregate makes use of this raga in a delicate option to carry out Amitabh’s feelings on this tune in opposition to his closest pal Raakhee. She is married to his pal Vinod Mehra but if Amitabh holds her hand and forces her to bop with him in entrance of everybody within the birthday party, she will get very dissatisfied and does no longer talk to him. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan in a double function because the elder brother and that function although very small relating to display house is on the other hand, very important for the storyline.

Movie: GAMBLER (1974)

Track: ‘Dil aaj shaayar hai gham aaj naghma hai…’

Track director: S D Burman

Lyricist: Neeraj

Indubitably this tune may also be ranked amongst Kishore Kumar’s ideal songs, his voice takes us on a paranormal journey as he touches upon raga Bhairavi. Dev Anand performs a gambler however hides his id from his lover Zaheeda as a result of which false impression happens and she or he leaves him and turns into pals with Sudhir. This songs is sung at a birthday party the place they meet and he conveys his deep emotions for her.

Movie: KUDRAT (1981)

Track: ‘Hame tumse pyar kitna yeh hum nahi jaante…’

Track Director: R D Burman

Lyricist: Anand Bakshi

A tale of reincarnation and homicide this was once a extremely entertaining movie Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini enjoying the enthusiasts in each the births. This tune comes within the earlier start when Rajesh Khanna confesses his deep love for Hema and the cushy notes in response to the raga are soothing to listen to and bring the emotions superbly.


Movie: DIL HI TOH HAI (1963)

Track: ‘Laaga chunari mein daag chupaun kaise…’

Track Director: Roshan

Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi

This can be a really enthralling gem from Manna Dey. His easy making a song is evidence of his mastery over the notes and the exceptional composition by way of Roshan makes this probably the most cherished songs of Manna Dey. This can be a very stress-free movie with Raj Kapoor and Nutan sharing a very good on-screen chemistry with their comedian timing. Within the scene previous this tune, the actual singer who was once intended to sing fails to show up and at the request of his pal Agha, Raj Kapoor disguises because the previous singer and takes his position to belt out this very good tune.

Movie: DOOJ KA CHAAND (1964)

Track: ‘Phool gendva na maaro lagat karejva mein chot…’

Track Director: Roshan

Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi

An ordinary circle of relatives drama of the sixties, the movie had an outstanding forged of Ashok Kumar, Chandrashekhar, Bharat Bhushan, Saroja Devi, Ratna Bhushan, Azra and Agha. Bharat Bhushan himself was once the manufacturer however misplaced some huge cash because the movie didn’t click on on the box-office. The songs of the movie on the other hand, turned into common particularly the tune selected right here.

Sung by way of Manna Dey in raga Bhairavi, the tune comes within the movie in a hilarious scenario. To provoke his lover whose situation to marry him was once that Agha needed to be a super singer, he methods her with the assistance of his pal Bharat Bhushan who performs the tune at the gramophone document sitting in the back of a bush and Agha lip-syncs to it however by way of the top the semblance of a snake exposes the reality.

Movie: MANZIL (1960)

Track: ‘Hato kaaheko jhuti banaao batiyaan…’

Track Director: S D Burman

Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri

The movie starred Nutan reverse Dev Anand and he performs a suffering musician within the movie. Born to a wealthy dad he has no real interest in aiding in his dad’s industry and made up our minds to carve his personal trail, he leaves house and winds up within the town of Bombay the place he’s befriended by way of Mehmood who runs a small ‘paan’ (tobacco) store. He loves to sing and this tune comes all over a pleasant scene the place he makes Dev Anand pay attention to him making a song. Manna Dey’s making a song and Mehmood’s highest appearing make this tune an stress-free watch.

Movie: SHREE 420 (1955)

Track: ‘Dil ka haal sune dilwaala…’

Track Administrators: Shankar-Jaikishen

Lyricist: Shailendra

After 3 very good classical renditions, this is Manna Dey in a unique temper making a song a fun-packed tune the place the notes comment on raga Bhairavi very flippantly. That is but some other memorable tune from the repertoire of the Raj Kapoor-Shankar Jaikishen aggregate. Raj Kapoor is a deficient orphan who leaves his village and involves Bombay within the hope of a brighter long term for himself within the town. Right here he befriends a bunch of deficient truthful folks staying in combination who take him in as considered one of them and deal with him as circle of relatives. He entertains his pals with this humorous tune.



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