Yaad Kiya Dil Ne (YKDN) is a Music or Songs Group on Facebook. Whilst there are hundreds of such groups on Facebook, this one is unique. Here is the description:

“A group for serious music lovers who not just relish putting up and listening to songs but also identify these with Lyricists, Music Directors, Singers and Actors who brought the songs to us. The group pays tributes to these four classes of people on their birth and death anniversaries. The group is also interested in sharing knowledge about all aspects of songs including Raagas. The group also has thematic Music Fests at least once in a month. If you are a casual copy-paste music lover who can copy-paste ten songs (urls) from You Tube in ten minutes, this group is NOT recommended for you.”

The thematic Music Fests on the group are keenly contested; though the focus is more on presentation of the songs being put up and their rarity. The group was formed in Nov 14 since members had started putting up frivolous stuff in the earlier group Dil Ki Nazar Se. So far, we have already had eleven Fests as follows:

1.   Hindi Flavour Songs Fest 15-16 Nov 14.
2.   Guitar Scene Songs Fest 06-07 Dec 14
3.   Songs With Whistle Fest 03-04 Jan 15
4.   Zindagi (Happy or Sad) Songs Fest 24-25 Jan 15
5.   Horse (Mule & Donkey too) Scene Songs Fest 07-08 Feb 15
6. Flash Rain Scene Duets Songs Fest 21-22 Feb 15
7. Neend Songs Fest 07-08 Mar 15
8. Music Fest on Zamaana or Duniya 28-29 Mar 15
9.   Indoor Party Scene Songs Fest 04-05 Apr 15
10.   Music Fest on Chaman, Baag, Bagiya 02-03 May 15
11.   Zulf, Gesu, Baal Songs Fest 16-17 May 15.

Normally, as the Monsoons set in, we have been having a Fest on Songs of Rains. This time on YKDN, I changed the theme to Baadal or Badra songs and what a beautiful Fest it turned out to be. I am giving you select description and songs so as to let wider audiences have a feel of these Fests and encourage them – provided they are earnest and not just copy-paste types – to participate.

Rules.   The Fest is announced as an Event to all members of the group Yaad Kiya Dil Ne. Normally, there are the following rules:

1.  The Fest starts at 1000 hrs on a Sat (normally the first Saturday of the month) and ends at 1600 hrs on Sun. During this time, on YKDN, we do not allow any other posts on YKDN other than regarding the Fest.
2.   Every participant (a participant is required to confirm his her participation on the Event Page) is limited to putting up 3 songs in a day (the first day is from 1000 hrs to midnight; and the second day is from midnight to 1600 hrs) and total of 6 songs in the Fest.
3.   In order to preclude repetitions, before putting up a song, a participant is required to put up the mukhada (first few words only) of the song in a comment on the pinned post (the post right on top). In this way, at one glance, before putting up a song, a participant can make out in one glance, what others have put up and hence avoid repetitions. (there are negative marks for repetitions!)
4. Marks are awarded for the presentation (description or write-up with which the song is put up), the number of likes that a song fetches and its rarity.
5.  Results are declared within 2-3 days of the Fest (any member of YKDN can click on ‘Files’ under the cover picture of the group YKDN and see the complete results of any of the Fests conducted so far.

With this background, let me give you some of the select songs of the Baadal, Badra Songs Fest that was conducted on 06-07 Jun 15, with their presentations by the members to give you a feel of the Fest. You may like to notice the lengths to which members go to find rare songs and information about the songs including their raagas. For results, please click on the ‘Files’.

Aankhon mein kyaa ji11. Maj Vishwas Mandloi

He won the award for the #1 song in the Fest with this song. Indeed, all his six songs were the top six songs of the Fest; an unprecedented feat! I am giving the selected three.


DAY 1 Song 3

Mukhda – Dil hum hum kare ghabraaye

Keyword line – Ghan dham dham kare darr jaaye

Not all Badra/Badal songs need be associated with love or joy as we should also have due consideration for people who only get sufferings in their lives.!! I found this one to depict the fear of unknown as a rare Badra (Ghan) song and only wonder if it does fit the QR (Qualitative Requirement) of rarity.!!

Rudali is a Kalpna Lajmi’s film released in 1993 based on a short story by Mahasweta Devi, who is a renowned Bengali litterateur. The title of the film refers to those women from remote areas of Rajasthan hired by the upper-caste people to mourn for a death in their families. The star casts in the film are Dimple Kapadia, Rakhee, Raj Babbar, and Amjad Khan. Dimple Kapadia won the National Award For Best Actress.

Music Director: Bhupen Hazarika.
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singer : Lata Mangeshkar & Bhupen Hazarika
Cast: Raj Babbar, Dimple Kapadia, Raakhee
Director: Kalpana Lazmi
Producer: Ravi Gupta, Ravi Malik
Year: 1993

Story of Movie Rudaali:-

Rudaali is a 1993 Hindi film directed by the Feminist Indian director Kalpana Lajmi, based on the short story written by famous Bengali litterateur Mahasweta Devi.
The title is a reference to a custom in certain areas of Rajasthan where women of a lower caste are hired as professional mourners upon the death of upper-caste males. These women are referred to as a ‘rudaali’ (roo-dah-lee),literally translated as ‘female weeper’ or “Weeping Woman” Their job is to publicly express grief of family members who are not permitted to display emotion due to social status.

The film is set in a small village in Rajasthan, India. It tells the story of a woman named Shanichari, who was abandoned by her mother shortly after her father’s death. Bad fortune follows as she marries an alcoholic, who leaves her with little hope of a brighter future for herself and her mentally-retarded son.

Throughout Shanichari’s lifetime of misfortune she has never cried. This creates great difficulty once she is called to become a rudaali until Bhinkni, an experienced mourner, enters her life. Shanichari and the local landlord’s son fall in love with each other, but Shanichari is reluctant to ask the rich lover for money as she does not want to lower her love even for the sake of getting out of poverty and misery.

But Shanichari is simply led to more misery that will surely bring her to tears.
Many viewers commented upon the fact that for a movie based in a semi-arid desert, it had more scenes of rain-fall { which is a common backdrop for song-&-dance sequences in Bollywood } than was geographically or metereologically plausible.

Awards and honors:-

Dimple Kapadia won a National Film Award for her role of Shanichari in the film.

The film also features Raakhee, Raj Babbar and Amjad Khan in one of his last films. Khan died before the film’s release, and the film is dedicated to him in the beginning credits.

Samir Chanda won National Film Award for Best Art Direction.

Simple Kapadiawon the National Film Award for Best Costume Design.

Soundtrack :-
The film has music by Bhupen Hazarika – one of his few forays of this classical musician into providing soundtracks for Bollywood.!!

It would be quite apt to dedicate this song to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika who was called a living legend as he was a multi-faceted artist from Assam, a state in the north-eastern part of India.

Hazarika was born ( 8 September 1926 ) in Sadiya, Assam. A child prodigy, he wrote and sang his first song at the age of 10 and worked for the second Assamese talkie, Indramalati, in 1939, when he was 12 years old. He completed his Intermediate Arts from Cotton College in 1942, and went on to Banaras Hindu University to complete his B.A. in 1944 and his M.A. in Political Science in 1946.He earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York, USA in 1954, submitting a dissertation titled “Proposals for Preparing India’s Basic Education to Use Audio-Visual Techniques in Adult Education”.

As a singer, he is known for his crisp baritone voice and flawless diction; as a lyricist, he is known for poetic compositions and parables that touch on a wide range of themes—ranging from the erotic to social and political commentary; and as a composer for his use of folk music with a touch of the contemporary. He also participated, first as a child artist, and later as a director, in the nascent Assamese film industry. He is immensely popular, touching on reverence, in the states of Assam, West Bengal as well as in neighbouring Bangladesh.

Hazarika was hospitalized in the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute in Mumbai in 2011. He died of multi-organ failure on 5 November 2011. His body lay in state at Judges Field in Guwahati and cremated on 9 November 2011near the Brahmaputra river in a plot of land donated by Gauhati University. His funeral was attended by an estimated half a million people.

The list of Honours & Awards he received is long and goes as below:-

Award for the Best Feature Film in Assamese (Shakuntala; Directed by Bhupen Hazarika) in the 9th National Film Awards (1961)

The Best Music Director National Award for “Chameli Memsaab” (Chameli Memsaab; music by Bhupen Hazarika) in the 23rd
National Film Awards (1975)

Padma Shri – the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India (1977)

Gold medal from the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh for “outstanding contribution towards tribal welfare, and uplift of tribal culture through cinema and music.” (1979)

All India Critic Association Award for best performing folk artist (1979)

In 1979 and 1980 he won the Ritwik Ghatak Award as best music director for two theatre plays, Mohua Sundari, and Nagini Kanyar Kahini

Bengal Journalist’s Association Indira Gandhi Smriti Puraskar in (1987)

Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987)

Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1992)

Best Music Director National Award for Rudaali in 1993.

First Indian to win Best Music for the film Rudaali at the Asia Pacific International Film Festival in Japan (1993)

Padma Bhushan – the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India (2001)

Honorary Degree from Tezpur University (2001)

10th Kalakar Award for Lifetime Achievement in the year 2002, Kolkata.

Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (2008)

Asom Ratna – the highest civilian award in the State of Assam, India (2009)

In February 2009, the All Assam Students Union erected a life size statue of Hazarikaon the banks of Digholi Pukhuri in Guwahati.

A full length docu-feature biopic film on his life titled Moi Eti Zazabor(‘I am an Wanderer’) jointly directed by Late Waesqurni Bora and Arnab Jan Deka has been under production since 1986

Muktijoddha Padak – Awarded as a “Friend of the Freedom Struggle” award by Bangladesh Government (posthumously, 2011)

Asom Sahitya Sabha has honoured him with the title “Biswa Ratna”.

Padma Vibhushan – second highest civilian award in the Republic of India (2012)

A postage stamp, bearing his face, was released by India Post to honour him on 3 May 2013.

Please do take time to listen to such a fine and decorated man once again and enjoy his music.!!

Raag – Bhoopali / Bhopali / Bhupali

Lyrics :-

Dil hum hum kare ghabraaye
Ghan dham dham kare darr jaaye
Ek bund kabhee paanee kee
Moree ankhiyo se barsaaye
Dil hum hum kare ghabraaye

Teree jhoree daru sab sukhe pat jo aaye
Teraa chhua lage, meree sukhee dar hariyaaye
Dil hum hum kare ghabraaye

Jis tan ko chhua tune, uss tan ko chhupaau
Jis man ko lage naina, woh kisko dikhaau
O more chandrama, teree chaandanee ang jalaaye

Teree unchee ataree maine pankh liye katwaaye
Dil hum hum kare ghabraaye, ghan dham dham kare darr jaaye
Ek bund kabhee panee kee moree ankhiyo se barsaaye
Dil hum hum kare ghabraaye

[## There was some copyright problem in the original clip I posted in the morning and it was perhaps removed.!! Now posting male and female versions seperately.!! ##]

2. Maj Vishwas Mandloi


DAY 1 Song 1

Mukhda – Mora gora ang lai le, mohe sham rang dai de

Keyword line – Badali hata ke chanda chupke se jhanke chanda

Let me start the day with the debutant song of a Lyricist, writer, director, poet, filmmaker, playwright … as a tribute for being one of the greatest living legends of Indian cinema named Sampooran Singh Kalra who was born on August 18, 1936 to Makhan Singh Kalra and Sujan Kaur in Dina, Jhelum District, British India, located in the current-day West Punjab, Pakistan. As a lyricist, he is best known for his association with the music director Rahul Dev Burman, and has also worked with other leading Hindi movie music directors including Sachin Dev Burman, Salil Chowdhury, and Madan Mohan who in his early life was a mechanic and went on to become the Chancellor of a University, awarded with Padma Bhushan and one of the first among Indians to have won a Grammy Awad.!!

Yes here I am talking of the living legend famously known as Gulzar who started his career as a songwriter with the music director Sachin Dev Burman for the movie Bandini (1963). Shailendra who has penned rest of the songs of the movie requested Gulzar to write the this song “Mora Gora Ang Layle”, sung by Lata Mangeshkar.!! Before becoming a writer, Sampooran worked in Mumbai as a car mechanic in a garage. As his father rebuked him for being writer initially he took the pen name Gulzar Deenvi and later simply Gulzar.

Gulzar began his career under the film directors Bimal Roy and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. His book Ravi Paar has a narrative of Bimal Roy and the agony of creation. Directed and produced by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, the 1968 film Aashirwad had dialogues and lyrics written by Gulzar. Song lyrics and poems written by Gulzar gave the poetic attribute and the “much-needed additional dimension to Kumar’s role in the film. Kumar received the Best Actor at the Filmfare and at the National Film Awards for this role.

Gulzar’s lyrics however did not gain much attention until the 1969’s Khamoshi, where his song “Humne Dekhi Hai Un Aankhon Ki Mehekti Khushboo” (lit., “I have seen the fragrance of those eyes”) became popular. Ganesh Anantharaman in his book Bollywood Melodies describes Gulzar’s lyrics, with the purposeful mixing of the senses, to be “daringly defiant”. For the 1971 film Guddi, he penned two songs of which “Humko Man Ki Shakti Dena” was a prayer which is still sung in many schools in India. As a lyricist, Gulzar had close association with the music director Rahul Dev Burman. He has also worked with Sachin Dev Burman, Shankar Jaikishan, Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Madan Mohan, Rajesh Roshan, and Anu Malik. Gulzar worked with Salil Chowdhury Anand (1971), Mere Apne (1971), Madan Mohan (Mausam (1975) and more recently with Vishal Bhardwaj (Maachis (1996), Omkara (2006), Kaminey (2009), A. R. Rahman Dil Se.. (1998), Guru (2007), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Raavan (2010) and Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Bunty Aur Babli (2005).

Gulzar took inspiration from Amir Khusrow’s “Ay Sarbathe Aashiqui” to pen “Ay Hairathe Aashiqui” for Mani Ratnam’s 2007 Hindi film Guru which had music composed by A. R. Rahman. Another Ratnam-Rahman hit, “Chaiyya Chaiyya” from Dil Se.. also had lyrics written by Gulzar, based on the Sufi folk song “Thaiyya Thaiyya” with lyrics by poet Bulleh Shah. For another collaboration with Rahman for Danny Boyle’s 2007 Hollywood film Slumdog Millionaire, Rahman and Gulzar won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Jai Ho” at the 81st Academy Awards. The song received international acclaim and won him a GrammyAward (shared with Rahman) in the category of Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.

After writing dialogues and screenplay for films like Aashirwad, Anand, Khamoshi, Gulzar directed his first film Mere Apne (1971). The film was a remake of Tapan Sinha’s Bengali film Apanjan (1969). He then directed Parichayand Koshish. Parichay was based on a Bengali novel, Rangeen Uttarain by Raj Kumar Maitra. He wrote story of Koshish based on the struggle faced by deaf-dumb couple. In 1973, he directed Achanak inspired by the 1958 murder case KM Nanavati v State of Maharashtra. Later he directed Aandhi, based on the Hindi novel “Kaali Aandhi” by Kamleshwar. His next film Khushboo was based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Pandit Mashay. His Mausam which won National Award for 2nd Best Feature Film, Filmfare Best Movie and Filmfare Best Director awards, along with other six Filmfare nominations, was loosely based on the story “Weather”, from the novel, The Judas Tree, by A.J. Cronin. His 1982’s film
Angoor was based on Shakespeare’s play The Comedy of Errors.

In 1988, Gulzar directed an eponymous television serial Mirza Ghalib starring
Naseeruddin Shah and broadcast on Doordarshan. Later he also directed
Tahreer Munshi Premchand Ki about the novels of Premchand. None of the Gulzar’s film were very commercially successful. His films told stories of human relationships entangled in social issues. Libaas was a story of extra-marital affairof an urban couple. Due to its objectionable subject the film never got released in India. Mausam pictured a story of a father who tries to improve the life of his prostitute-daughter. In Maachis, a young Punjabi boy engages in terrorism to fight a bad situation only to realise its temporary nature. Hu Tu Tu dealt with corruption in India and how a man decides to fight it.

Many of his popular songs were sung by Kishore Kumar , Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. These include “Musafir Hoon Yaron” (Parichay ), “Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi” (Aandhi), and “Mera Kuch Samaan” (Ijaazat ).
Gulzar primarily writes in Urdu and Punjabi; besides several dialects of
Hindi such as Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanvi and Marwari. His poetry is in
Triveni type of stanza. His poems are published in three compilations: Chand Pukhraaj Ka , Raat Pashminey Ki and Pandrah Paanch Pachattar. His short stories are published in Raavi-paar (also known as Dustkhat in Pakistan) and Dhuan (smoke). For the peace campaign (Aman ki Asha) jointly started by India’s and Pakistan’s leading media houses, Gulzar wrote the anthem “Nazar Main Rehte Ho”, which was recorded by Shankar Mahadevan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Gulzar has written ghazals for Jagjit Singh’s albums “Marasim” and “Koi Baat Chale”. Gulzar has written lyrics and dialogues for several Doordarshan TV series including Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, Hello Zindagi, Guchche and Potli Baba Ki with Vishal Bhardwaj. He has more recently written and narrated for the children’s audiobook series
Karadi Tales. In April 2013, Gulzar was appointed as the Chancellor of the Assam University.

Gulzar is married to actress Raakhee. The couple have a daughter, Meghna Gulzar(Bosky); when their daughter was only one year old, they separated but never divorced. Meghna Gulzar grew up with her father and, after completing her graduation in films from New York University, went on to become a director of films like Filhaal,
Just Married and Dus Kahaniyaan , and authored the biography of her father Gulzar, in 2004.

Gulzar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004 for his contribution to the arts and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002.He has won a number of National Film Awards and 20
Filmfare Awards. At the 81st Academy Awards, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Jai Ho” (shared with A.R.Rahman), for the film Slumdog Millionaire. On 31 January 2010, the same song won him a GrammyAward in the category of
GrammyAward for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. Gulzar has won the most Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist (11 in total) as well as four Filmfare Awards for Best Dialogue. He was also awarded the 2012Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration. Gulzar received the 2013 Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award of the Indian cinema, on 3 May 2014at the 61st National Film Awards.

As a first time lyricist Gulzar (just about 26-27 year old) takes firm and assured steps without falling prey either to over simplification or over complication in choosing the words. Though this song is about a woman in love who is wishing to meet her lover, Gulzar also steers clear of the words like Pyar, Milan, Dil etc. and uses the plot of begging for a dark complexion (skin) to camaflogue herself in the darkness of night in order to meet her lover undetected.!!

The song comes out a winner with just the right mix of naivety in the lyrics, sweetness in Lata’s voice, innocence in Nutan’s expressions and formidable support by S D Burman’s music.!! Enjoy.!!

Raag – Khamaj

Lyrics :-

Mora gora ang lai le, mohe sham rang dai de
Chhup jaungi rat hi me, mohe pi kaa sang de de

Ek laj roke paiyya, ek moh khinche baiyya
Jau kidhar naa janu, humka koyi batayide

Badali hata ke chanda chupke se jhanke chanda
Tohe rahu lage bairi musakaye ji jalayake

Kuchh kho diya hain payake, kuchh paa liya gawayake
Kaha le chala hain manwa, mohe bawari banayake

3. Maj Vishwas Mandloi


DAY 2 Song 6

Mukhda – jhum baraabar jhum sharaabi, jhum baraabar jhum

Keyword line – kaali ghataa hai, aa aa, mast fazaa hai, aa aa

I am in a dilemma whether to choose a softer note light classical song(s) or a qawwali…

Since most of the songs in the current theme of Badal, Badra, Ghata, Badariya are all so soft I wish to break the trend and take you into altogether a different world of qawwalis … and the one which comes to my mind is this one.!! I know you will all love it because of I S Johar smile emoticon As kids we used to feel great and thrilled while going to watch movies which had him in the cast obviously for the fun he used to be.!!

This movie “5 Rifles” was his own production and more of the description you may read which goes along the video clip.!!

Film cast:
Rakesh Khanna (a Rajesh Khanna look-alike) as Rajesh Khanna
Shahi Kapoor (a Shashi Kapoor look-alike) as Dacoit Raka
Ambika Johar as Rajkumari/Khatari
I.S. Johar as Harfan Mama
Kamal Kapoor as Police Commissioner
Veena as Maharani
Murad as Wajid Saab
D.K. Sapru as Maharaja (as Sapru)
Keshto Mukherjee as Drunkard (as Keshto Mukerji)
Ram Avtar as Constable (fatso)
Anil Johar as Captain Aslam
Anu (as Master Anu)
Ketty Irani
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Aziz Nazan
Lyricist: Indeevar, Rajendra Krishan, Naza Sholapuri
Music Director: Kalyanji Anandji, Aziz Nazan
Film Director: I S Johar
Film Producer: I S Johar

This was a non-film qawwaali that became a super-hit and more popular than many filmi songs.!! So I.S. Johar picked it up as a novel stunt and filmicized it on his daughter Ambika Johar in this movie. Its not a woman whos giving the playback for this Qawwali… But its Late Ustad Aziz Naza who singing. This gave this qawwaali a new lease of life.!!
Yes on screen its Ambika Johar whos performing this song. Its very rare to see a woman lips-syncing a male voice but our film makers do sometime like to experiments.

With this premise in view I present this rare qawwali and I am sure those who have heard it before would love to hear it again and read the lyrics along smile emoticon wink emoticon I hope this one qualifies as a rare one.!!


naa haram me, naa sukun milataa hai butakhaane me
chain milataa hai to saaqi tere maikhaane me

jhum, jhum, jhum
( jhum baraabar jhum sharaabi, jhum baraabar jhum ) -3
kaali ghataa hai, aa aa, mast fazaa hai, aa aa
kaali ghataa hai mast fazaa hai, jaam uthaakar ghum ghum ghum
jhum baraabar…

aaj angur ki beti se muhaubbat kar le
shekh saahab ki nasihat se bagaavat kar le
isaki beti ne uthaa rakhi hai sar par duniyaa
ye to achchhaa huaa ke angur ko betaa naa huaa
kamasekam surat-e-saaqi kaa nazaaraa kar le
aake maikaane me jine kaa sahaaraa kar le
aankh milate hi javaani kaa mazaa aayegaa
tujhako angur ke paani kaa mazaa aayegaa
har nazar apani bakad shauq gulaabi kar de
itani pile ke zamaane ko sharaabi kar de
jaam jab saamane aaye to mukaranaa kaisaa
baat jab pine ki aajaaye to daranaa kaisaa
dhum machi hai, aa aa, maikaane me, aa aa
dhum machi hai maikaane me, tu bhi machaa le dhum dhum dhum
jhum baraabar…

isake pinese tabiyat me ravaani aaye
isako budhaa bhi jo pile to javaani aaye
pine vaale tujhe aajaaegaa pine kaa mazaa
isake har ghunt me poshidaa hai pine kaa mazaa
baat to jab hai ke tu mai kaa paraskaar bane
tu nazar daal de jis par vohi maikvaar bane
mausam-e-gul me to pine kaa mazaa aataa hai
pine vaalo ko hi jine kaa mazaa aataa hai
jaam uthaale, aa aa, munh se lagaale, aa aa
jaam uthaale, munh se lagaale, munh se lagaakar chum chum chum
jhum baraabar…

jo bhi aataa hai yahaan pike machal jaataa hai
jab nazar saaqi ki padati hai sambhal jaataa hai
aa idhar jhumake saaqi kaa leke naam uthaa
dekh vo abr uthaa tu bhi zaraa jaam uthaa
is qadar pile ke rag-rag me surur aajaaye
qadarat-e-mai se tere chehare pe nur aajaaye
isake har katare me naazaan hai nihaan dariyaadili
isake pinese pataa hoti hai ke zindaadili
shaan se pile, aa aa, shaan se jile, aa aa
shaan se pile shaan se jile, ghum nashe me ghum ghum ghum
jhum baraabar…

[ PS : Being one of the Admins of the facebook group i-Peg , participating in a facebook event like this and not posting it would have been unjust somewhat.!! heart emoticon like emoticon Cheers.!! ]

4.   Sumedha Nair

Baadal Badra fest Day # 1 song # 2

Yeh ratein yeh mausam yeh hasana hassana

“Ye badli ka chalana ye bundon ki rimjhim”

I am the die hard fan of this non filmy song (NFS) sung and composed by Pankaj Mullick and written by Faiyyaz Hashmi. The 40s were the era that saw the dawn of NFS. The wave got consolidated in 50s and 60s and is going on to this day though frankly the popularity and following these non filmy songs had in 40s 50s is lacking now or rather NFS’ enthuses people much less with the exception of classical, semi classical and few other songs that do whip up similar fervor. Pankaj Mullick, K.L Saigal, Jagmohan and K.C Dey recorded large number of NFS. All iconic songs and most of them my favorite

The beauty of these songs e.g. this one is that you make your own images to go with the words.
The perfect night, dark floating clouds, light drizzle, gentle breeze, sound of silence and your beloved … Sheer magic. The best part is that everyone can rustle up their own scenario.

This song was much later used for film Tarana featuring Madhubala and Dilip Kumar.

ye raate ye rate ye mausam ye hasna hasaana ye rate
mujhe bhul jana inhe na bhulana bhulana bhulana ye rate

ye behki nigahe ye behki nigahe ye behki adaaye
behki nigahe ye behki adaaye
ye ankho ke kajal me dubi ghataye
fiza ke fiza ke labo par fiza ke
fiza ke labo par ye chup ka fasana
mujhe bhul jana inhe na bhulana bhulana bhulana ye rate

chaman me chaman me jo mil ke bani hai kahani
hamari muhabbat tumhari javani chaman me
ye do garm sanso ka ik sath aana
ye badli ka chalna ye bundo ki rumjhum
ye badli ka chalna ye bundo ki rumjhum
ye masti ka alam ye khoye se ham tum
tumhara tumhara mere sath ye gungunana
mujhe bhul jana inhe na bhulana bhulana bhulana ye rate

5. Sumedha Nair

Baadal Badra fest Day # 1 Song # 1

Barsan laagi badariya rumjhum re

Gmorning folks! Went out in the balcony to see the morning sky, may be real time nice clouds would inspire me to post a song but all I found was a wisp of cloud on Gurgaon horizon. Instead heard most soothing CooOooing of Koyal. What immediately struck a cord was ‘Koyalia mat kar pukar karejwa lage kataar’ Daadra from Begum Akhtar. No I am not posting it as there is no mention of baadal or badra or any other of its synonyms but yes it brought to mind Pt. Chhannulal Mishra (an exponent of Kajri, Chaitri, Thumri and hori) and his famous Kajri – barsan laagi badariya rumjhum re. I heard this Kajri long back at one of the SPIC MACAY dos and has stayed with me all these years.

Kajris are traditionally sung in UP and Bihar but you can narrow its emergence down to Mirzapur. After long summers the advent of monsoon also heralds’ longing of a maiden for her lover which this genre of music is all about.
In mythologhy thanks to Kans the Devis were sent up in the sky from where they came down to nestle in Vindhyas. One of the Devi is Kajala Devi where people pray and put Kohl or kajal in their eyes. The songs that are sung to please the Devi especially in rains are called Kajlis.

Another interesting story is of Raja of Kansit who was perpetually at war with Mughals. Raja had a daughter named Kajri who was married to Raja’s senapati. In one of the skirmishes with Mughals her husband died but as she was not told about this Kajri kept waiting for his return. She would sit in the jungle and sing songs of separation. People would hear her and say “Kajri gawat” Over centuries people forgot her but what remained were the songs she sang which till date are know as Kajri.

Found following on net re. Pandit Ji- “one of the greatest and most gifted classical vocalists of India, he can be reckoned among the all time great vocalists to hail from the ancient city of Varanasi, Playing on the ‘Swarmandal’ Shri Mishra holds his audience spell-bound with his mellifluous rendition, He has the distinction of being a Versatile Vocalist, equally proficient in classical and light classical music such as Khayal, Dadra, Thumri, Chaiti, Kajri, Sawani, Holi and Bhajan.
Although the vocal style which Mishra ji has evolved is a blend of the ecstatic Kirana Badhat and the highly embellished features of the Patiala Gharana His Classical pieces reveal a fascinating harmony of Punjab, Purab and Gaya Styles. Yet’ it can be said for Panditji that he has transcended the confines of gharana styles and has brought into his singing a streak of spirituality. His eclectic style thus draws on leading traditions of lnidan Classical and. Semi Classical music. His elaborations are distinguished by his aesthetic approach, and his rich understanding of the literature, or Sahitya of Music.”

The beat of this kajri is exceptional. Enjoy!

6. Vipan Kohli

Badal Badra Songs fest. Day 2 Song#1.
Kahan se aaye Badra (Chashme Baddoor-1981)
Key word Badra in mukhda

This song in Raag Megh can melt our heart. What a beautiful composition. Written by Indu Jain and composed by Rajkamal, it has been rendered by Yesudas and Haimanti Shukla. The lyrics are meaningful. It says that from where have these clouds come (to remind me of my beloved), The kajal (I have put in my eyes) is getting dissolved (in my tears). The singing by Yesudas is superb. Haimanti Shukla is no less. The acting by Vinod Nagpal and Deepti Naval is apt and touching. Without any hint of makeup, Deepti is marvellously beautiful. Some songs straightaway touch our heart; bring tears to our eyes; such is the effect KJ Yesudas has on the listener of this song. Every time I hear it, it is as fresh as ever. The melody of the raag is aptly quantified by Yesudas. Yesudas &Hemanti blend so well.

Deepti Naval is such a good actor. Just watching her sadness in this song makes you sad.
The music is full of emotions and the vocals express the feelings. Matchless music…ornamental poetry…..I have been listening this song for last 34 years and still it sounds so fresh….so lively that it relieves me of all the stress. Sublime composition by Raj Kamal. Amazing the way the resonant table sounding like thundering clouds catches up, just as the vocals start “kahan se aaye badra”.

Few voices in the music industry are as soothing as that of Yesudas. He is a great singer who unfortunately, could not make it as big in the Hindi industry as he did in Malayalam or Tamil cinema. Still, the few songs he sang in Hindi are masterpieces and one never tires listening to them

Haimanti Sukla is a Bengali singer. The tradition of Hindustani classical music was in her family and this helped her to become a classically trained singer. Presumably this is the only song she sang for hindi movies. That’s why we don’t know much about her.

Enjoy this stupendous song.

Kahaan Se Aaye Badra
Ghulataa Jaaye Kajra
Kahaan Se Aaye Badra
Ghulata Jaaye Kajra

Palakon Ke Satrangi Deepak
Ban Baithe Aansu Ki Jhalar
Moti Ka Anmolak Hira
Mitti Me Jaa Phisla
Kahaan Se Aaye Badra

Neend Piyaa Ke Sang Sidhaari
Sapanon Ki Sukhi Phulvaari
Amrit Hothon Tak Aate Hi
Jaise Vish Mein Badla
Kahaam Se Aaye Badra

Utare Megh Yaa Phir Chhaaye
Nirday Jhonke Agana Badhaaye
Barase Hain Ab Tose Saavan
Roye Man Hai Pagla
Kahaan Se Aaye Badra

7. Vipan Kohli

Badal Badra Songs fest. Day 2 Song#3.
Aha Rimjhim ke ye pyare pyare geet lie (Usne Kaha tha-1960)

Keyword Baadalon in line – Dil ki yeh duniya aaj baadalon ke saath jhume.

When monsoon comes, love is in the air. And can there be a better way to express love than a duet? So a duet it is. A lovely duet by Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshkar. The combination of the velvet voice of these two excellent crooners, great lyrics of Shailendra and beautiful music of Salil Chaudhry..coupled with superb performances by Sunil Dutt and Nanda create a lovely song. The music is so sweet as if someone is pouring honey in ones ears and it straight goes down into the heart. Hats of to Salilda for this superb composition. Shalendera has written simple heart touching words. Truly, a pleasant, sweet romantic duet and is well picturised .

It is very Impressive Romantic song of all times. What a excellent Pure Lovely Lyrics has expressed through this beautiful song. This is one of the best, memorable duet with five stars rating. It is a timeless classic. Talat’s voice is, as usual, smooth as silk. And Lata’s voice is, as usual, as pleasant as the sound of tinkling glass. What makes this duet extra special is the exquisite poetry from Shaiendra’s pen and the breezy tune from the music magician Salilda! Simply unforgettable. This song topped the charts in Binaca Geetmala for several weeks and finally became the Sartaj Geet. An honour very few top quality songs can boast of.

If you listen to this song in the morning, then your whole day becomes very pleasant. It must be the Happy Raaga. No matter how many times you listen to this, you never get bored.

Superb orchestration adds value to this gem. Salil Chowdhury was perhaps the best among his contempories and that his compositions were far ahead of his time.

Ladies and Gentlemen put your hands together fir this lovely duet.

aaha rimjhim ke yeh pyaare pyaare git liye
aayi raat suhaani dekho prit liye
mit mere suno jara hava kahe kya, aa
suno toh jara, jhingar bole chikimiki chikimiki
rimjhim ke yeh pyaare pyaare git liye
aaha rimjhim ke yeh pyaare pyaare git liye
aayi raat suhaani dekho prit liye
mit mere suno jara hava kahe kya, aa
suno toh jara, jhingar bole chikimiki chikimiki
rimjhim ke yeh pyaare pyaare git liye

khoyi si bhigi bhigi raat jhume
aankho me sapno ki baraat jhume
khoyi si bhigi bhigi raat jhume
aankho me sapno ki baraat jhume
dil ki yeh duniya aaj baadalo ke saath jhume
aaha rimjhim ke yeh pyaare pyaare git liye
aayi raat suhaani dekho prit liye
mit mere suno jara hava kahe kya, aa
suno toh jara, jhingar bole chikimiki chikimiki
rimjhim ke yeh pyaare pyaare git liye

aa jaao dil me basa lu tumhe
naino ka kajra bana lu tumhe
aa jaao dil me basa lu tumhe
naino ka kajra bana lu tumhe
jaalim jamane ki nigaaho se chhupa lu tumhe
aaha rimjhim ke yeh pyaare pyaare git liye
aayi raat suhaani dekho prit liye
mit mere suno jara hava kahe kya, aa
suno toh jara, jhingar bole chikimiki chikimiki
rimjhim ke yeh pyaare pyaare git liye

haatho me tere mera haath rahe
dil se jo nikali hai woh baat rahe
haatho me tere mera haath rahe
dil se jo nikali hai woh baat rahe
mera tumhara saari jindagi ka saath rahe
aaha rimjhim ke yeh pyaare pyaare git liye
aayi raat suhaani dekho prit liye
mit mere suno jara hava kahe kya, aa
suno toh jara, jhingar bole chikimiki chikimiki
rimjhim ke yeh pyaare pyaare git liye

8.   Surekha Saini

‪#‎DAY‬ 1 ‪#‎SONG‬ 1. .

Megha barse sabnee thaeen. .
When we think of word Baadal or Megha….we imagine showers n breeze around to soothe our body n soul. I m presenting a shabad in which Megha denotes to hands of Almighty showering blessings on us. I always love listening to Shabads as these actually drizzle the water of God’s grace on our souls. Since I was in school n college I used to sit in Golden Temple n other Gurudwaras listening to Shabads for hours.
This soulful shabad is from Jagjit Singh ‘s album Guru Manyo Granth. Jagjit Singh used to sing Shabads from his childhood but he introduced his album when he saw punjabi music being vulgar by so called pop singers. He directed audience to spirtual n devotional music Jagjit Singh has also sung many songs for Hindi movies. Popular films include Arth, Saath Saath, Premgeet, Tum Bin, Sarfarosh, Dushman and Tarkeeb. Jagjit Singh has proved himself as a genius as he brings out the true meaning of Mirza Ghalib’s poetry by singing them as melodious Ghazals. The album can be easily called as a masterpiece. His transition from the 90’s till date has been absolutely marvelous as he has moved towards much more melodious and meaningful Ghazals. The quality of his voice has only become better. Besides movies, he has sung many devotional songs also that are very peaceful to hear. Jagjit Singh is any day the undisputed Ghazal artist in the modern times. ..
I couldn’t get the lyrics of this Shabad from net so wrote lyrics by listening to the video n translated for my friends who don’t understand Punjabi ……please enjoy the divine showers from the clouds of God’s grace. ….

Megha barse sabnee thaeen
Hey kripal govind go gosayin
Deen dayal sada kripala
Thand paayi kartaare jiyo

(O Almighty, the clouds of ur grace are giving showers of ur blessings everywhere. U are so kind that ur showers of love made our souls cool n contented )

Aapne jeev jantu sab paare
Jyon paarit Mata sambhaare
Dukh bhanjan Sukh saagar swami
Det sagal humare jiyo

(Lord you take care of all the creatures including human being like a mother does for her children by giving us complete happiness )

Jal thal tui raha meharbana
Sada balihaar jaiye kurbaana
Ren divas tis sada dhayai
Jin tin meh sagal udaare jiyo

( God you are benevolent to all the beings the on earth n underwear. I m totally devoted to ur grace as you give Moksh to all )

Raakh liye sagle Prabhu aape
Utar gaye sab sab santaape
Naam japat mann tann Hari bhavat
Prabhu naal katat ren humare jiyo

( Satguru you have all my worriesn sadness and now I m free from all hardships. Now my body n soul recites ur name and I pray to you day n night as there are showers of ur blessings everywhere. )

9.   Surekha Saini

‪#‎DAY1‬ ‪#‎SONG‬ 2.

Piya basanti re kaahe sataaye aaja
Keyword. ….
O baadal ne angdayi li jo kabhi
Lehraya dharti ka aanchal

Baadal ….we have different feelings associated to this word. ..sometimes showering love n affection. ..sometimes sad n expresses the separation of loved ones. In piya basanti. ..baadal showing love n protection in the form of a lover as the girl being earth. ..
I am presenting one of my most favourite non-filmy pop songs ‘piya basanti re kaahe sataaye aaja’ It is a duet sung by Ustad Sultan Khan and K S Chitra and set to music by Sandesh Shandliya. It was Ustad Sultan Khan’s first Hindi non-filmy pop song and it became the top album for the year 2000.
Piya basanti is a celebration of love. A musical journey that explores all the shades n tones of music. Mature voice of Ustad Sultan Khan with SK Chitra created a musical magic. Sandesh Shandiyal effortlessly blended the Sarangi with Saxophone, the Dolak with Drums, Indian Classical n folk with western pop n jazz to create unique harmony. This song was penned by Mehboob . ..lyricist associated with the music directors like AR Rehman and Ismile Darbar. It was Ustad Sultan Khan’s first hindi album and became the top album of year 2000…
Ustad Sultan Khan’s entry into Hindi films as a playback singer was a mere coincidence. Ismail Darbar, the music director of ‘Ham Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999) wanted a classical singer for a song ‘Albela saajan aayo re’. His father who was a close friend of Ustad Sultan Khan persuaded him to sing this song along with Kavita Krishnamurty and Shankar Mahadev. He was associated with about a dozen Hindi non-filmy albums as a singer as well as composer.Ustad Sultan Khan was a member of the fusion group ‘Tabla Beat Science’ with Ustad Zakir Hussain and Bill Laswell. A year before his death, Govt of India conferred on him ‘Padma Bhushan’ award.
I chose Piya basanti for Baadal fest as the atmosphere and the effect created in the song is truly unique as clouds n rain in hilly areas….very refreshing feeling. ..

Piya basanti re kaahe sataaye aaja -2
Jaane kya jaadoo kiya
Pyaar ki dhun chhede jiya
O kaahe sataaye aaja
Piya basanti re kaahe sataaye aaja

(O baadal ne angdayi li jo kabhi
Lehraya dharti ka aanchal) -2
Yeh patta pata yeh boota boota
Chhede hai kaisi yeh halchal
Manwa yeh dole jaane kya bole -2
Maanega na mera jiya
Tere hain ham tere piya
O kaahe sataaye aaja
Piya basanti re kaahe sataaye aaja

Palkon ke sirhaane baithe khwaab wahi jo aane wale
Dil ki giraha giraha khole man mein pyaar jagaane wale
Haan palkon ke sirhaane baithe khwaab wahi jo aane wale
Dil ki giraha giraha khole man mein pyaar jagaane wale
Satrangi sapne bole re
Kaahe sataaye aaja
O piya basanti re kaahe sataaye aaja
Piya basanti re kaahe sataaye aaja
Jaane kya jaadoo kiya
Pyaar ki dhun chhede jiya
O kaahe sataaye aaja
Piya basanti re kaahe sataaye aaja

10.   Surinder Grewal

Badal/Badra song fest–day 1—-song2

Nache man mora magan dhik ta dhigi dhigi,

badra ghir aaye rut hai bheegi bheegi

film Meri surat ti aankhen–released in 1963 this film had the star cast of Ashok Kumar,,Pardeep Kumar,,and Asha Parikh…In this Ashok Kumar played an ugli man ,black complexion,singer of repute,,while Asha Parikh played beautiful damsel,,in this song too she dances on the classical rendition of the ugli singer and it is a beautiful compition of song and dance….. Shalindra wrote the lyris of this song and versatile S.D.Buman made the tune…Mohd. Rafi sang this beautiful creation in his lilting voice and accompanying music adds great flavor and makes this song immortal…It was is and will main superhit song.


aa aa aa…

naache man moraa, magan, dhiigadhaa dhiigii dhiigii -2
badaraa ghir aaye, rut hai bhiigii bhiigii
naache man moraa magan, dhiigadhaa dhiigii dhiigii -2
dhiigadhaa dhiigii dhiigii, dhiigadhaa

%bansuri: tana~~N … tan tan tan tuu~~~~N tuu
%sitar: tain tain tain, tataNtaN, tataNtaN, tataNtaN, tataNtaN

kuhuke koyaliyaa, kuhuke koyaliyaa, kahii.n duur papiihaa pukaare
jhuulaa jhuule.n sakhiyaa.N, jhuulaa jhuule.n sakhiyaa.N, ke ghar aajaa baalam hamaare
ghir aaye, badaraa ghir aaye, rut hai bhiigii bhiigii
naache man moraa, magan, dhiigadhaa dhiigii dhiigii
naache re man moraa re
naache man moraa, magan…

%tan ta tan taNa tanatu tan~~ tanatu
%tainta taiN, tainta taiN

yahii.n ruk jaaye, yahii.n ruk jaaye, ye shaam aaj Dhalane na paaye
TuuTe na ye sapanaa, TuuTe na ye sapanaa, ko_ii ab mujhe na jagaaye
ghir aaye, badaraa ghir aaye, rut hai bhiigii bhiigii
naache re man moraa, dhiigadhaa dhiigii dhiigii
e, naache man moraa re
naache man moraa, magan…

%bansuri and sitar duet
%tain tain tain, tataNtaN, tataNtaN, tataNtaN, tataNtaN
%daNandaNandaNang DHUNg

chhup chhup aise me.n, chhup chhup aise me.n, ko_ii madhur giit gaaye
%chhanchhanchhanchhan chhananchhan
giito.n ke bahaane, giito.n ke bahaane, chhupii baat ho.nTho.n pe aaye
ghir aaye, badaraa ghir aaye, rut hai bhiigii bhiigii
naache re man moraa, dhiigadhaa dhiigii dhiigii
e, naache man moraa, aa aa
naache man moraa, magan…

11.  Surinder Grewal

Badal/badra song fest–day 2–song 3

Jhoole mein pawan ke aayee bahar–film Baiju Bawra–(Badal jhoom ke aaye,,gager pyar ki laye,,)

This film made in 1952 was on the life on Baiju Bawra..also a famous poet of Akbar era..Lo what a coincidence,, my fourth song was on Tansen and 6th on Baiju Bawra..both of them were compatriots while Tansen was enjoying the comforts of the Emperor ,,Baiju who was even better than Tansen was living a poor man’s life..He was able to reach in the court of Akbar but could not make a place there ..His cofrontations with Tansen are history…………….This duet was sung by Lata and Mohd. Rafi and was picturised on lead pair of the movie Bharat Bhushan who gave many super hit films but was never counted in the big league ,,actually actors were not handsomely paid in those times or they did not have the sense to save or put in some side business,,many a times they were forced to live hand to mouth life after they get no offers for films,,I heard he too went into oblivion after his retirement as was Pardeep Kumar…Female lead of the film was Meena Kumari who too was a successful actress but died young… Again top names who created this song were lyricist Shakeel Badayuni,,and music director Naushad………….

do : jhuule me.n pawan ke aa_ii bahaar
naino.n me.n nayaa laa_ii bahaar
pyaar chhalake ho pyaar chhalake

la : o
Dole man moraa sajanaa
Dole man moraa
ra : ho jii ho
la : Dole man moraa sajanaa
chuunariyaa baar-baar Dhalake
do : jhuule me.n pawan ke aa_ii bahaar
pyaar chhalake ho pyaar chhalake

ra : o o o
merii taan se uu.Nchaa teraa jhuulanaa gorii -2
la : mere jhuulane ke tere pyaar kii Dorii -2
do : tuu hai jiivan si.ngaar
pyaar chhalake
jhuule me.n pawan ke aa_ii bahaar
pyaar chhalake ho pyaar chhalake

ra : o o o
baadal jhuum ke aaye gaagar pyaar kii laaye -2
la : koyal kuukatii jaaye ban me.n mor bhii gaaye -2
do : chhe.De.n ham-tum malhaar
pyaar chhalake
aa aa aa
chhe.De.n ham-tum malhaar
jhuule me.n pawan ke aa_ii bahaar
naino.n me.n nayaa laa_ii bahaar
pyaar chhalake ho pyaar chhalake
ho ho pyaar chhalake -3

12.  Amit Lambah

Day 2 song 4 baadal badra song fest
“O ashaadh kay pehle baadal”
Cloud messenger we talk in technology now the cutting edge cloud computing et al . Ladies and Gentlemen of Ykdn millenia ago the mahakavi Kalidas conceptualised and poetised a khand kavya where he made the cloud a messenger the “Meghdoot” ( meghdutam) The cloud messenger who would deliver a banished yakshas message to his wife on mount kailash…. Kalidas visualised the cloud as a powerful and accurate tool of communication though romanticised in the literary sense…such is the power and influence of this kavya that globally many poets musicians dramatists playwrights have been influenced by it and have written poems, music scores based on this.

Meghdoot is the genesis of clouds being used as a subject the” khasid” the messenger and that too by a fifth century a.d. indian poet and playwright. We are today having a fest on baadal badra and get hold of innumerable songs because generations of poets have penned them , the fountainhead being “meghdoot”. Aashaadh kay pehle baadal…..the yaksha describing to the cloud the beauty of the route he should take to reach alaka on kailash..exquisitely described where one feels part of the scenery the a bit lengthy because describes both poorvmegh and uttarmegh…

13.  Amit Lambah

Day 1 song 2 badal badra fest
Kaise koi jiye zehar hai zindagi….
( badal hai ya dhuaan aag lagi kahan…)
A song individually sung by both Geeta Dutt and Hemant by lesser known timir batan and sk pal..indeevar penning it….”taare naa jaane unchayi gagan ki, ankhein naa samjhein gehrayee mann ki, pyaase papihe nein aas si bandhi..Udd gaye Baadal aa gayi aandhi
Gham nay jo chedda , dil ne hansi se honth se liye..kaise koi jiye… with all well musicalled friendsin ykdn…try to fit these words in the meter and tune made for it..belueve me its difficult..ample reflection on the vocal capabilities of both Geeta Dutt and Hemant kumar…

kaise ko_ii jiye -2
zahar hai zi.ndagii
uThaa tuufaan wo
uThaa tuufaan naach ke
sab bujh gaye diye
kaise ko_ii jiye

baadal hai.n yaa dhu_aa.N
aaG lagii kahaa.N
jalataa na ho kahii.n
meraa hii aashiyaa.N
angaare the aa.Nsuu nahii.n wo
dil ne jo piye

kaise ko_ii jiye
zahar hai zi.ndagii
uThaa tuufaan wo
uThaa tuufaan naach ke
sab bujh gaye diye
kaise ko_ii jiye

taare naa jaane.n
uu.Nchaa_ii gagan kii
aa.Nkhe.n naa samajhe.n
gaharaa_ii man kii -2
taare naa jaane.n
pyaase papiihe ne
aas thii baa.Ndhii
u.D gaye baadal
aa ga_ii aa.Ndhii
Gam ne jo chhe.Daa
dil ne ha.Nsii se
ho.NTh sii liye

kaise ko_ii jiye
zahar hai zi.ndagii
uThaa tuufaan wo
uThaa tuufaan naach ke
sab bujh gaye diye
kaise ko_ii jiye

14.  Amit Lambah

Day 2 song 5 baadal badra fest
Tu iss taranh se meri zindagi mein shaamil hai
( yeh aasmaan yeh baadal yeh raaste yeh hawa)
This song was sung by three individually hemlata, manhar and rafi and i am putting one from Manhar who has sung great numbers but couldnt attain the rocking popularity othrs did. Anecdotically Rafi had a spat with the director and music director (usha khanna) to push the Manhar sung piece out but usha khanna and nidal fazli ( lyricist) insisted that this number by manhar captured the ethos of what nidal fazli had conceived for his nazam !! And what a song it turned out to be..the slow beat the clear vibrant notes the vocalisation by manhar udhas ..listen to the notes of the shehnaii at the fag end of the song…usha khanna gave the best works here..
With eloquent poetry he declares love ..some excerpts from the song
Tere baghair jahan mein koi kamii si thi, bhatak rahi thi…
Tere jamaal se roshan hai qainaat meri…
Yeh aasmaan yeh baadal yeh raaste yeh hawa har ek cheez hai apni jaganh theekane pe..kayi dino se shikaayat nahin zamaane se
Yeh zindagi hai safar tu safar ki manzil hai…
Tu iss taranh se..from “aap to aise na they”

15. Evani Leela

Badal barkha fest day 2 Song 3
ghata sawan ki shubha mudgal

yeh geet bahut masti bhara pop song hai. Pop song hi kehte hain na! smile emoticon
jeewan mein ullas aur dilvmein umang bhar dene wala geet.
sunte sunte naachne jhoomne par majboor ho jaayenge sab. Swayam Shubha Mudgal kobhi jhoomte gaate dekhkar josh bhar jaata hai. Isi se pata chalta hai ki barkha ritu baarish, badal bache buDhe aur jawan sabko apne rang mein rang lwta hai. Aur aisa koi nahin jo baarish ki puharon se apne aapko bachana chahega.
uska swagat karna sabke liye khushnuma ehsaas hai.

16.  Evani Leela

Barkha badal fest day 1 song 1
o’ Sajna barkha bahar aayi

(Key words: Saanvali saloni ghata jab jab chhayi)

parakh film ka yeh sunder geet barkha ki yaad ko hamesha taaza kar deta hai. Salil choudhary ka melodious music ki main bahut baDi fan hoon. Baarish ki puharon ko dekhte hue unke cheenTe apne chehre pe mehsoos karte hue apne chajje ke neeche khaDe hokar unki cham cham awaaz ek alag sa anubhav hain. Aise mein agar sajna ki yaad aaye aur tan mein meethi agan bhar jaaye to aise barkha mein kaun nahin behkega.
Lata ki khanakti awaaz mein baarush ki cham cham mehsoos hoti hai. Shailendra to jaise premika ke hriday mein baske yeh geet likha hai.
enjoy d song.

(o sajanaa, barakhaa bahaara aaI
rasa kii phuhaara laaI, a.Nkhiyo.n me pyaar laaI ) – 2
o sajanaa

tumako pukaare mere mana kaa papiharaa – 2
miiThii miiThii aganii me.n, jale moraa jiyaraa
o sajanaa …

(aisI rimajhima me.n o saajan, pyaase pyaase mere nayana
tere hii, khvaaba me.n, kho gae ) – 2
saa.nvalii salonii ghaTaa, jaba jaba chhaaI – 2
a.Nkhiyo.n me.n rainaa gaI, nindiyaa na aaI
o sajanaa …

17.  Manik Lakhkar Chava

Music Fest Badal / Badra
Day # 2 Song # 1

More ang lag ja balma….

Kaare Kaare Badra Suni Suni Ratiya

film Mera Naam Joker

Mera Naam Joker (translation: My Name is Joker) is a 1970 Hindi film directed by Raj Kapoor. The screenplay was written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. This film was the debut of Rishi Kapoor. Mera Naam Joker is a film about a clown who must make his audience laugh at the cost of his own sorrows. The film is considered to be one of the most lengthy films of Indian cinema. After Sangam became a blockbuster, Mera Naam Joker was highly anticipated as it took six years in the making and was heavily publicized to be loosely based on Raj Kapoor’s own life. Upon it’s release the film turned out to be a critical and commercial disaster putting Kapoor into a financial crisis. The film was heavily panned for it’s length and plot. However, over the years, the film has gained a cult status and is regarded as a classic today. Both audience’s and critics’ response has turned highly favorable with the passage of time. An abridged version was released in the 1980’s and had a highly successful run at the box office. Raj Kapoor considered this to be his favorite film and described it to have deep philosophical depth and meaning. Mera Naam Joker is regarded as a cult classic and one of Kapoor’s finest works today with film experts labeling it as a ‘misunderstood masterpiece’
Mera Naam Joker is the story of Raju, considered the best circus clown ever. Ever since Raju’s father died in an accident during his performance, Raju’s mother had been repulsed by the circus. As luck would have it, Raju had a natural affinity towards the circus world. The film traces Raju’s journey from his childhood to the day of his last performance.

The first chapter is about the adolescent Raju and deals with his infatuation with his teacher Mary (Simi Garewal). She gives him confidence in himself, and he discovers the world of femininity and desire. She is older than him, and he attends her wedding in a state of false merriment. Mary’s lessons nevertheless aren’t lost: Raju comes to realise that he was born to make the world laugh, despite his own troubles.

After his first heartbreak, the story follows adult Raju who has found work with Gemini Circus as a clown. His dream materialises! The circus is owned by Mahendra Singh (Dharmendra) who has understood Raju’s potential and hires him. The circus hosts a visiting group of artists from Russia, and he falls in love with Marina (Kseniya Ryabinkina), the lead trapezist. Despite the language barrier they become close, and Raju half hopes that they might live together. But he faces heartbreak once again when the circus ends and Marina returns to Russia. It is in this chapter that Raju’s mother dies during his performance, watching him perform the very stunts which caused his father’s death.

In the final chapter, Raju has left the circus and wanders aimlessly. One day he meets Meenu (Padmini), an orphaned girl who has ambitions of becoming a famous actress. Meenu and Raju set up an association, start a small circus business and later move on to the theatre. They are quite successful, but their collaboration ends when she is offered a role in a film. She leaves him, and he realises she has used him in her lust for success.

Raju always carries a clown doll which belonged to his father. Every time he falls in love, he gives away his beloved doll, only to see it come back to him. The doll is used as a metaphor for Raju’s simplistic heart where there is room for everyone.

At the end of the film, Raju is shown doing his final act, as promised to Mahender. He invites the three ladies he was in love with, to watch his last performance.
Raag Megh Malhar par adharit is rachana ko music diya hai Shankar Jaikishan ne aur swar diya hai the only ASHA bhosale ne…

18.  Manik Lakhkar Chava

Music Fest Badal / Badra
Day # 1 Post # 2
Jhookti Ghata gaati haawa
From the famous movie Dhool ka Phool
Meena (Mala Sinha) and Mahesh (Rajendra Kumar) are madly in love with each other. One day both of them get carried away and Meena becomes pregnant. On the other side Mahesh gets married to Malti Rai (Nanda) who belongs to a good family. Meena gives birth to a little boy and takes the baby to his father, Mahesh Kapoor. Mahesh disowns both of them,saying that it was his mistake.

Meena leaves the 5 month old baby boy in a dark forest, where a snake guards the baby’s life. On way back from city Abdul Rasheed (Manmohan Krishna) sees the child and protects him. Abdul also gets disowned by the society because the baby is illegitimate and nobody knows about the parents and religion. In spite of all the odds Abdul fights with the entire society and raises the child wholeheartedly. He names him Roshan.

On the other side Meena starts working as assistant to a lawyer Ashok Kumar (Ashok Kumar). Ashok Kumar starts developing a soft corner for her. They both get married without Meena revealing her past. Mahesh is now a judge and is blessed with a baby boy. One fine day both Meena’s son Roshan (raised by Abdul) and Mahesh’s son meet each other in school with their respective parents. In the presence of Mahesh, Abdul tells the principal of the school that he found Roshan in a forest 8 years ago.

In school Roshan and judge’s son become close to each other. They become best of friends. When other kids make fun of Roshan, the judge’s son supports him. One day he takes Roshan to his home, where his mother Malti welcomes him with love and affection but Mahesh throws the boy out of his house, saying that he is not worth our respect and love, as he is illegitimate.

After all this, Roshan gets depressed and falls into bad company. Mahesh’s son tries to stop him and dies in a car accident. This leaves Roshan under more depression. He gets engaged in a theft, but he is innocent. The case comes in the court of Mahesh Kapoor. Abdul goes to Ashok Kumar to fight this case, as he is a lawyer. He tells Ashok, in front of his wife Meena, as to who actually is the mother of Roshan, that when and under what circumstances he found Roshan. She immediately recognizes Roshan as her son. She testifies in his favour, in the court. Mahesh, recognizing Meena and the son, admits his fault.

Next day Malti tells Mahesh to go to Abdul’s house and bring Roshan since he is his son. On the other side Meena is ready to leave the house sneakingly but Ashok stops her saying that he respects her even more now. She can bring the child home. Both Meena and Mahesh go to Abdul’s house to ask for Roshan. He first says no but after that he gives Roshan to Meena and Ashok Kumar.

Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor sing lyrics of my favorite Sahir Ludhianvi and music is by N Dutta

19.  Anindya Chatterjee

‪#‎DAY‬ 2 ‪#‎Song‬ 6

Phir se aaiyo badraa bidesi

Namkeen (1982) tells us the story of the truck driver Gherulal (Sanjeev Kumar), who arrives in the life of an old woman (Waheeda Rehman) and her three daughters, and how his arrival changes their lives.

He falls in love with the elder daughter (Sharmila Tagore), who reciprocates his love. Mitthu (Shabana Azmi) also thinks that he is in love with her and is happy since she has fallen in love with him too.

Mitthu, though speech-impaired, writes poems. After Gherulal has gone, she starts spending time in the hills and writing poems. This is one of them.

Gulzar says in the book by A. Bhatacharjee and B. Vittal, — R. D. Burman – The Man The Music —

“This was picturized in the dense fog, rain and biting cold of Rohtang Pass where it is impossible to stand for more than two minutes.

Shabana, with only a shawl, sincerely braved the weather in which one could turn blue. And she was inspired by Pancham and Asha as well.”

No wonder !!!! She is Shabana , after all !!!! The great daughter of Kaifi Aazmi.


20.  Anindya Chatterjee

‪#‎DAY1‬ ‪#‎SONG‬ 1. .

This is a very beautiful and rare song from the movie — Bahaadur – 1953.

It was a Ranjit Film Company Production. It was directed by Ratibhai Punatkar. The movie had Suresh, Shyama, Roopmala, Amarnath, Anwar Hussein, Shammi etc in it.

This song is a duet.

The female voice is of Asha Bhonsle who is still singing like Geeta Dutt !!!

Can you recognise the male voice ???

It seems like Talat Mahmood is singing but actually it is an unknown singer called Sant Ram !!!

Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by S Mohinder.

Enjoy !!!

21. Raj Dutta

Koi Ladki hai….Dil to Pagal hai
( Baadal jhuke jhuke se hain- 16th Line)
In my Curtain Raiser and Pre- Monsoon appeal, I’d mentioned that collective chants to Lord Indra, the God of Rains could relent him into having mercy over this sub-continent during this monsoon season….Its for this reason that we need to refresh our knowledge of INDRA.

Indra , also known as Śakra in the Vedas, is the leader of the Devas and the lord of Svargalok or heaven. He is the deva of rain and thunderstorms. In Hindu mythology, the rainbow is called Indra’s Bow. He wields a lightning thunderbolt known as vajra and rides on a white elephant known as Airavata. Indra is the most important deity worshiped by the Rigvedic tribes and is the son of Dyaus and the goddess Savasi. His home is situated on Mount Meru in the heaven. He has many epithets, notably Meghavahana “the one who rides the clouds” and Devapati “the lord of devas”. He is also regarded as one of the Guardians of the directions, representing the east. As the most popular god of the Vedic Indians, Indra has about 250 hymns dedicated to him in the Rigveda.

The Rigveda states, He under whose supreme control are horses, all chariots, the villages, and cattle; He who gave being to the Sun and Morning, who leads the waters, He, O men, is Indra. It further states, Indra, you lifted up the pariah who was oppressed, you glorified the blind and the lame. In China, Korea, and Japan, he is known by the characters 帝释天 (Chinese: 釋提桓因, pinyin: shì dī huán yīn, Korean: “Je-seok-cheon” or 桓因 Hwan-in, Japanese: “Tai-shaku-ten”, kanji: 帝釈天). In Bali, the legend of Tirta Empul Temple origin is related to Indra. The sacred spring was created by the Indra, whose soldiers were poisoned at one time by Mayadanawa… Indra pierced the earth to create a fountain of immortality to revive them….

By the age of the Vedanta, Indra became the prototype for all lords and thus a king could be called Mānavēndra …In modern age most names in north indian house holds are prefixed with ‘inder/ indra/endra’….eg, Ravinder and Rajinder ( abbr Raj),

Toh chaliye Dosto, Indra Dev ko apne is Fest dwara rijhane ki koshish karte hain…Pesh karta hoon ek tadakta bharakta geet, “ Koi Ladki hai” from the superhit movie, ‘Dil toh pagal hai’…Lyrics are by my wife’s uncle Anand Bakshi for the soulful music of Uttam Singh…. ‘Ghode jaisi chaal, haathi jaisi dum. O saawan raja, kahan se aaye tum?’ Innocence and merriment marks the rhythmic design of Uttam Singh’s zingy beats and Shiamak Davar’s clear-cut steps livened by the combined charisma and vivacity of Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan….
Why I chose this song ? One – The cinematography is wonderful…Two – Life, Ladies and Gentlemen, is a rhythm …Rhythm of people, rhythm of nature, rhythm of thoughts…Shiyamak’s troop of kids have accomplished funtastic synchronous steps, amidst the rhythmic downpour of nature, creating within us a mind calming cerebral rhythm that would soothen anyones tired nerves… Three – Shahrukh and Madhuri have been successful in stirring up our emotions of romanticism…Four- Uttam Kumar’s music is wow and complements the appealing voices of Udit and Lata !…

Last but not the least, I could have gone for the one like’Allah Megh de’…But today is my BHAIYYA’S very Auspicious day and I had to give him a peepy number to remind him of his childhood days, via these marvelous children…Amen !! Lets Enjoy….

Ghode jaisi chaal haathi jaisi dum
O saawan raja kahaan se aaye tum-2

Chakdhoom dhoom chakdhoom dhoom
Chakdhoom dhoom chakdhoom dhoom

Koi ladki hai jab vo hansti hai
Chakdhoom dhoom, chakdhoom dhoom
Koi ladki hai jab vo hansti hai
Baarish hoti hai chhanar chhanar chhumchhum

Koi ladka hai jab vo gaata hai
Chakdhoom dhoom chakdhoom dhoom
Arre koi ladka hai jab vo gaata hai
Saawan aata hai ghumar ghumar ghumghoom
Koi ladka hai jab vo gaata hai
Saawan aata hai ghumar ghumar ghumghoom
Chakdhoom dhoom chakdhoom dhoom

Baadal jhuke jhuke se hain
Raste ruke ruke se hain
Kya teri marzi hai megha
Par hum ko jaane na dega
Aage hai barsaat peechhe hai toofan
Mausam beimaan kahaan chale humtum
Chakdhoom dhoom chakdhoom dhoom

Koi ladki hai jab vo hansti hai
Baarish hoti hai chhanar chhanar chhumchhum
Koi ladka hai jab vo gaata hai
Saawan aata hai ghumar ghumar ghumghoom
Chakdhoom dhoom chakdhoom dhoom

Ambar jhuka jhuka sa hai
Sab kuchh ruka ruka sa hai
Chhaya samaa kitna pyaara
Saawan ka samjho ishaara
Aise mausam mein tum bhi kuchh kaho
Tum bhi kuchh karo khadi ho kyon gumsum
Chakdhoom dhoom chakdhoom dhoom

22.  Raj Dutta

Yug Yug se yeh geet milan ke …. Milan
(Sawan mein jab kabhi badal gagan pe chhaye- 7th Line )
Friends, I was remembering Ravi’s 34th Anniv today and going over the Anniv post and realized that the Milan song’s Antra was very apt to qualify for our Fest song, so its worth to make Ravi track back in foot-prints of time and remind him of their Auspicious Day , yet again today…..

Legend has it that there were two simple Souls in love in heaven, whom the almighty wanted to test and sent them to Persia as Shirin, the princess and Farhad, the stone-cutter…they won in love, but life failed them due to evil designs of fate…”There’s a place where now the two lovers sleep. side by side. Shirin and her Farhad. That place is very high up in the mountains of Kurdistan. And can only be reached when the snow comes washing down in spring. If you want to meet the two of them, you will have to ask the crow to take you there.” …They returned to Heaven but God sent them again as Laila and Majnu…Again they won in love, but life failed them miserably ….God sent them again and again as Heer-Ranjha, Romeo-Juliet, Salim-Anarkali and each time the evil hand of fate deceived them even as they won in Love…Ultimately he sends them one last time to spread bonhomie in this Kalyug and unite people of different faiths…as Ravi, born to a Sikh home and Marilyn into a Christian family…this time they not only win in Love, fate too smiles on them even as they defeat it together as one entity on 24th Mar 1981….And every year they take a solemn pledge on this auspicious Day to reunite for ages to come, birth after birth, century after century…both of them visiting the Church as well as Gurudwara to pray, walking Hand in Hand !!

Dosto, Aaj ke iss sunehre avsar par, ek hi geet labon par aata hai, jisse apni kalam ki ammit syahi se likha hai, Ravi aur Lyn ke liye, Anand Bakshi ji ne…Isse swar diye hain Mukesh aur Lataji ne …Aur dhunon se sanwara hai Laxmikant- Pyarelal ne…

Toh chaliye, apne ashruon ko thamne ki asafal koshish karte huey, suntey hain yeh yugon- yugon ka avismarniya Geet…Aur Ravi-Marlyn ki attut Jodi ko Vivah ki chaunteesween , 34th saalgirha par ek baar punha badhayee dettey hain !! Amen !

P.S. – It appears there can never be another song more suited than this, for this auspicious occasion !!

Hum tum yug yug se ye geet milan ke
Gaate rahen hain gaate rahenge
Hum tum jag mein jeevan saathi bankar
Aate rahen hain aate rahenge
Hum tum …yug yug se ye geet milan ke
Gaate rahen hain gaate rahenge

Sawan mein jab kabhi,ye badal gagan pe chhaye,
Bijli se darr gaye tum,Dar kar kareeb aaye..
Phir kya hua batao,Barsat tham na jaye-2

Jab jab hamne jeevan paya
Tera hi roop saja sajna
Har baar tumhi ne maang bhari
Tumhi ne pehnaye kangana
Hum phool bane ya raakh huye
Par saath nahin chhoota apna
Har baar tumhi tum aan base
In aankhon mein bankar sapna
Hum tum …

Hum aaj kahen tumko apna
Tum bhi kisi roz paraye thhe
Duniya samjhi hum bichhad gaye
Aise bhi zamaane aaye thhe
Lekin woh juda honewalle
Hum nahin hamare saye thhe
Hum tum …

23.  My Own #1

Day #2, Song #3

Aankhon mein kyaa ji rupahala baadal

Dev Anand had one attribute that no other actor had; that is, he brought out the best in his heroines especially in romantic duets. And, if the actress was to be his own wife, Kalpana Kartik, you could expect the kind of chemistry that you could write about.

Why did I choose this song over others for the cover picture of the Fest? Well, a Baadal or Cloud spells romance and beautiful (rupahala) romance at that. When you are in love, what do your eyes have? No guessing on that: rupahala baadal; what else?

This is one of the first of the tete-a tete songs between a hero and heroine. Many years later this was repeated in Aradhana with the lyrics: Baagon mein bahaar hai; and Joroo Ka Ghulam song: Phir kaun si jagah hai khali o matwaali main kahan rahunga.

Music for most of Dev Anand movies was given by SD Burman who claimed that his middle name Dev stood for Dev Anand. In the 1957 movie Nau Do Gyaarah too the music was that of Sachin Dev Burman. Lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The duet is between Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle.

Please enjoy: Aankhon mein kyaa ji? Rupahala baadal…

aa.Nkho.n me.n kyaa jii
rupahalaa baadal
baadal me.n kyaa jii
kisii kaa aa.Nchal
aa.Nchal me.n kyaa jii
ajab sii halachal

ra.ngii.n hai mausam
tere dam kii bahaar hai
phir bhii hai kuchh kam
bas teraa i.ntazaar hai
dekhane me.n bhole ho
par ho ba.De cha.nchal
aa.Nkho.n me.n kyaa jii…

jhukatii hai.n palake.n
jhukane do aur jhUm ke
u.Datii hai.n zulphe.n
u.Dane do ho.nTh chuum ke
dekhane me.n…

jhuume.n laharaae.n
nayanaa mil jaaye nain se
saathii bana jaae.n
rastaa kaT jaaye chain se
dekhane me.n…

24. My Own #2

Day #1, Song #3

Itana na mujhase tu pyaar badha
Ke main ik baadal awaara

The 1961 movie Chhaya was a Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie starring Sunil Dutt and Asha Parekh. Just a few days back, I saw his Anaari which is now amongst Time magazine’s 100 Top Movies of All Times.

Amongst the movies that he directed are: 1960 movie Anuradha starring Balraj Sahni and Leela Naidu that had songs with music composed by Pandit Ravi Shankar, 1966 movie Anupama starring Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore who grew up into an introvert thanks to her father Tarun Bose blaming her for her mother’s death, 1968 movie Aashirwad starring Ashok Kumar, 1970 movie Anand starring Rajesh Khanna, 1971 movie Guddi starring Jaya Bahaduri, Bawarchi starring Rajesh Khanna; and later day movies Abhimaan, Chupake Chupake, Mili, Gol Maal and Khoobsurat.

Indeed, movies made by Hrishikesh Mukherjee came to be known as wholesome and clean entertainment.

Chhaya’s songs were composed by Salil Choudhary who became popular with his tunes based on Western classical music. He learnt this type of music because of a treasure trove of records that he found in his dad’s collection.

In the end, Salil da had a unique blend of Western beats for Indian songs and tunes. Some of his signature songs with this blend are:

1. Dil tadap tadap ke keh raha hai.
2. Ghadi ghadi mera dil tadape.
3. Rajnigandha phool tumhaare.
4. Na jaane kyun….chhoti chhoti si baat.

This song from Chhaya too has his signature beat (metronomic). The song sung by Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshkar is based on Mozart’s Symphony Number 40 in G Minor KV 550.

What does the song portray:

He tells her that he is a vagabond like a cloud….and, hold your breath….she tells him that that is precisely why she loves him!

Please enjoy: Itana na mujhse tu pyaar badha ke main ik baadal awaara….

itanaa na mujhase tuu pyaar ba.Dhaa
ke mai.n ek baadal aavaaraa
kaise kisii kaa sahaaraa banuu.N
ke mai.n khud beghar bechaaraa
itanaa na…

mujhe ek jagah aaraam nahii.n
ruk jaanaa meraa kaam nahii.n
meraa saath kahaa.N tak dogii tum
mai desh videsh kaa ba.njaaraa

la :
is liye tujhase pyaar karuu.n
ke tU ek baadal Avaaraa
janam janam se huu.N saath tere
ke naam meraa jal kii dhaaraa

o niil gagan ke diivaane
tuu pyaar na meraa pahachaane
mai.n tab tak saath chaluu.N tere
jab tak na kahe tuu mai.n haaraa

kyuu.N pyaar me.n tuu naadaan bane
ik baadal kaa aramaan bane
meraa saath kahaa.N tak dogii tum
mai.n des-bides kaa ba.njaaraa
itanaa na…

% The slower/sad version by Talat
madahosh hameshaa rahataa huu.N
khaamosh huu.N kab kuchh kahataa huu.N
koii kyaa jaane mere siine me.n
hai bijalii kaa bhii a.ngaaraa

aramaan thaa gulashan par barasuu.N
ek shokh ke daaman par barasuu.N
afasos jalii miTTii pe mujhe
taqadiir ne merii de maaraa
itanaa na…

25.  My Own #3

Baadal, Badra Songs Fest
Day #1, Song #1

Kaa Karun sajani, aaye na baalam

Saawan ho tum, main hoon tori badariya.

When I opted for the Baadal, Badra songs Fest, it was, for the first time, a diversion away from Saawan Songs with the onrush of monsoons.

There are many songs that bring out the relationship between Saawan and Baadal but none do it as refreshingly as this Raaga based song sung by the great classical singer KJ Yesudas.

“Saawan ho tum, main hoon tori badariya”. What does this mean in the language of Love? It means that both of us draw from each other. It means that both of us are incomplete without each other.

This expression of incompletion in Saawan has come about in many songs. One of the most wonderful is from the 1975 movie Faraar starring Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore. The song is: Main pyaasa tum saawan; main dil tum meri dhadkan.

Anyway, lets get back to Kaa Karun sajani, aaye na baalam.

It is a classical song of Hindustani classical music; a Thumri sung in the Raaga Sindh Bhairavi. It was popularised by legendary Hindustani vocalist, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Barkat Ali Khan, Bismillah Khan on shehnai, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty etc.

KJ Yesudas, born on 10th Jan 1940, has sung many Raaga based songs in the Indian movies. Some of his best are:

1. Jab deep jale aana, jab sham dhale aana – Raag Yaman.
2. Gori tera gaaon badha pyaara – Raag Palasi,
3. Tu jo mere sur mein – Raag Pilu.

A word about Amit Khanna, the lyricist. He is the former chairman of Reliance Entertainment. He received the National Award for Best Lyricist in the 1995 movie Bhairavi; which has another beautiful Saawan number: o Balam kesariyaa; bhiigaa saavan hai o man bhaavan hai toraa saa.nvariyaa.

Lastly about the Music Composer and Director: Rajesh Roshan. We celebrated his birthday recently on YKDN on 24th May. And by now we know that he is the younger brother of Rakesh Roshan and uncle of Hrithik. Some of the beautiful songs that he has composed are:

1. Kyun chalati hai pawan.
2. Mujhe chhu rahin hai teri naram saanse.
3. Julie songs.

Please enjoy my first post in the Baadal, Badra Songs Fest (not meant to compete with anyone: I cannot because you are so good and outstanding): Kaa Karun sajani, aaye naa baalam….

kaa karuu.N sajanii, aae na baalam
khoj rahii hai.n piyaa paradesii a.Nkhiyaa.N – 2
aae na baalam

jab bhii koii, aahaT hoe, manavaa moraa bhaage
dekho kahii.n, TuuTe nahii.n, prem ke ye dhaage
ye matavaarii priit hamaarii
chhupe na chhupaae – (2)
saavan ho tum mai.n huu.N torii badariyaa
aaye na baalam, kaa karuu.N…

bhor bha_ii aur, saa.Njh Dhalii re, samay ne lii a.nga.Daaii
ye jag saaraa, nii.nd se haaraa, mohe nii.nd na aaii
mai.n ghabaraauu.N, Dar Dar jaauu.N
aae vo na aae – (2)
raadhaa bulaae kahaa.N khoe ho kanhaiyyaa
aae na baalam, kaa karuu.N…

I have given you a partial coverage of just one of the Music Fests on Yaad Kiya Dil Ne. So, if you are a serious music lover and would like to join the group and participate in these absorbing fests, please go ahead. Read the description of the group and the rules for the fests and you can’t do any wrong.

All the best. Look forward to seeing you in our next fest.

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