THE BEST RAAGA BASED SONGS IN HINDI MOVIES – RAAGA YAMAN – PART II

I run a Facebook page called Lyrical wherein I often give theme based songs. The current theme, since 12th Aug 15, is The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies.

I have just finished for you The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Bhairavi – Part I, Part II and Part III. Recently, I put up ‘The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Yaman – Part I’. This is Part II.

What is the first thing that you think of when you think of Raag Yaman? Well, nine out of ten of us will think of evening time. Even though, in later times, Raagas could be performed any time of the day, traditionally, these were based on the time of the day. And, like Hemant Kumar would sing: Hum ne shaam chuni hai.

Yaman is a raag that emerged from the Carnatic Music, whereat it is known as Kalyani or Kalyan. It is such a basic Raaga that often it is the first Raaga that is taught to the students of classical music.

yamanIt is a sampooran (complete) raaga in that all the seven swar (heptatonic) are present in the raaga. The notes of the raaga are considered similar to the Western Lydian scale of tones.

There is some discussion about the origin of the name of the Raaga Yaman. Some say its origin is Persian ‘Ei’man’ whereas the others feel that its origin is Raag Yamuna (Lord Krishna used to call Radha at the banks of Yamuna in the evenings with his flute) and over a period of time, it transformed into Yaman. The raaga is also called Kalyan or Yaman-Kalyan. There are, of course, traditionalists who feel that these are separate raagas.

With this background, it would be right to say that just like Raag Bhairavi there are hundreds of Hindi songs that are based on Raag Yaman or Kalyan and we are certainly going to have great time.

Lets recommence our journey into Raag Yaman based songs.

Song #13 Diya jalao jag mag jag mag…

I have been dying to give you this song from the beginning. However, since I had already given you a KL Saigal number composed by Pankaj Mullick, I held back to give you another by KL Saigal. Nevertheless, this is by another music director Khemchand Prakash.

Of course, some of you have already guessed the number. It is from the 1943 movie Tansen in which KL Saigal did the title role. Pt Indra penned the lyrics.

Please enjoy in Raag Kalyan: Diya jalao jag mag jag mag…..

din suunaa suuraj binaa
aur chandaa bin rain
ghar suunaa diipak binaa
jyoti bin do nain

diyaa jalaao
jagamag jagamag diyaa jalaao (2)
diyaa jalaao (4)
jagamag jagamag diyaa jalaao (2)

saras suhaagan sunarii (4)
tere mandir me.n dekh a.ndheraa (2)
ruuTh na jaaye diyaa teraa (2)
aa~
diyaa jalaao (4)
diyaa manaao diyaa jalaao
diyaa manaao manaao jalaao
jagamag jagamag (2)
jagamag jagamag diyaa jalaao

Song #14 Chhupa lo youn dil mein pyaar meraa….

How about the music director Roshan‘s composition in Raag Yaman or Kalyan? Well, there are several indeed. But, this one that I am giving you is special indeed. It has been sung by Hemant Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar; some of the best duets in Hindi movies have been sung by both of them. Here, they have sung for Ashok Kumar and Suchitra Sen respectively.

You have already guessed the name of the movie. But, for those who haven’t, let me tell you that it is 1966 movie Mamta. Majrooh Sultanpuri penned the lyrics of this outstandingly beautiful duet.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Chhupa lo youn dil mein pyaar meraa……

chhupaa lo yuu.N dil me.n pyaar meraa
ke jaise ma.ndir me.n lau diye kii

tum apane charaNo.n me.n rakh lo mujhako
tumhaare charaNo.n kaa phuul huu.N mai.n
mai.n sar jhukaae kha.Dii huu.N priyatam – 2
ke jaise ma.ndir me.n lau diye kii

ye sach hai jiinaa thaa paap tum bin
ye paap maine kiyaa hai ab tak
magar hai man me.n chhavi tumhaarii – 2
ke jaise ma.ndir me.n lau diye kii

phir aag birahaa kii mat lagaanaa
ke jalake mai.n raakh ho chukii huu.N
ye raakh maathe pe maine rakh lii – 2
ke jaise ma.ndir me.n lau diye kii

Song #15 Ranjish hi sahi dil hi dukhaane ke liye aa…..

Even though this is not really a Hindi Movie song, I am tempted to give you my second most favourite ghazal by Mehdi Hasan (my most favourite is: Zindagi mein to sabhi pyaar kiya karte hain). The lyricist is Ahmed Faraz-Talib Baghpati and it is composed by Nisar Bazmi.

Please forgive me only for one detour from the declared title of ‘Best Raaga Based Songs in Hindi Movies’.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Ranjish hi sahi dil hi dukhaane ke liye aa…..

ra.njish hii sahii dil hii dukhaane ke liye aa
aa phir se mujhe chho.D ke jaane ke liye aa

pahale se maraasim naa sahii phir bhii kabhii to
rasm-o-rah-e-duniyaa hii nibhaane ke liye aa

% The following one sher is not by faraaz but by Talib
maanaa ke muhabbat kaa chhupaanaa hai muhabbat
chupake se kisii roz jataane ke liye aa

kuchh to mere pi.ndaar-e-muhabbat kaa bharam rakh
tuu bhii to kabhii mujhako manaane ke liye aa

% The following one sher is not by faraaz but by Talib
jaise tujhe aate hai.n, na aane ke bahaane
aise hii kisii roz na jaane ke liye aa

% The following shers were not in the version I heard

ab tak dil-e-Kushafaham ko hai.n tujh se ummiide.n
ye aaKirii shamme.n bhii bujhaane ke liye aa

ik umr se huu.N lazzat-e-giriyaa se bhii maharuum
ai raahat-e-jaa.N mujhako rulaane ke liye aa

Song #16 Jab deep jale aana…

I have great pleasure in putting up this song from the 1976 movie Chitchor at this stage. The period 1975 to about 1980, just after I became a commissioned officer in the Indian Navy was the period when they brought in fresh faces in Hindi films: Farooq Sheikh, Amol Palekar, Smita Patil, Deepti Naval, Zarina Wahab, Naseeruddin Shah etc.

Chitchor had Amol Palekar and Zarina. Like Dosti, it was a Rajshri Production film directed inhouse by Tarachand Barjatya. When I saw the movie, I was stunned by the freshness of the story. Zareena Wahab’s family, who are in village Madhupur, are informed by her elder sister Meera who lives in Mumbai that an engineer would be coming to their village and they could assess him as a possible match for Zarina (Geeta). Amol Palekar (Vinod) duly arrives and the family and Zarina take liking to him. He even teaches Zarina how to sing and that’s how some beautiful classical raaga based songs came up including this one.

The family was in for a shock when they receive communication from Meera that the engineer Vijayinder Ghatge was delayed and would now arrive soon! They had already taken liking for Amol Palekar whom they now discover is only an overseer!

Ravindra Jain wrote these lovely lyrics. He composed the music too. Yesudas sang for Amol Palekar and Hemlata sang for Zarina Wahab.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman Kalyan: Jab deep jale aana, jab shaam dhale aana……

jab diip jale aanaa, jab shaam Dhale aanaa
sandes milan kaa bhuul na jaanaa meraa pyaar naa bisaraanaa
jab diip jale aanaa …

nit saa.njh savere milate hai.n
unhe.n dekhake taare khilate hai.n
lete hai.n vidaa ek duuje se kahate hai.n chale aanaa
jab diip jale aanaa …

% ni re ga, re ga, pa ga re sa sa ni
% pa pa ma^, re (ga) , sa ni sa ga pa ma^ pa
% where ma^ is the tiivra madhyam and (ga) is re ga pa re ga in one beat.
nii re ga, re ga, ma ga re sa sa nii
pa pa ma, re ga, sa nii sa ga pa ma pa

mai.n palakan Dagar buhaaruu.ngaa
terii raah nihaaruu.ngaa
merii priit kaa kaajal tum apane naino.n me.n male aanaa
jab diip jale aanaa …

jahA.n pahalI baar mile the ham
jis jagah se sa.ng chale the ham
nadiyA ke kinAre aaj usI
amavA ke tale aanaa
jab diip jale aanaa …

Song #17 Ehsaan tera hoga mujh par….

Those of you who are perceptive would have noticed that I haven’t given you a single song by Shankar Jaikishen so far though I have given you as many as 16 songs in Raag Yaman by 16 different music directors. And it is not as if SJ didn’t compose in Yaman.

Here is one from 1961 movie Junglee starring Shammi Kapoor and Saira Bano. Hasrat Jaipuri penned the lyrics. Both Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar sang it separately; but the composition is the same for both.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Ehsaan tera hoga mujh par…

ehasaan teraa hogaa mujhapar, dil chaahataa hai vo kahane do
mujhe tumase muhabbat ho gaI hai mujhe
palako.n kii chhaa.No me.n rahane do

(tumane mujhako ha.nsanaa sikhaayaa – 2)
rone kahoge ro le.nge ham
aa.Nsuu kaa hamaare Gam naa karo
vo bahate hai.n to bahane do …

(chaahe banaa do, chaahe miTaa do – 2)
mar bhii gae to de.nge duaae.n
u.D-u.D ke kahegii Kaak sanam
ye dard-e-muhabbat sahane do …

Song #18 Chandan sa badan chanchal chitavan…

Okay, here is our 18th Music Director composing in Raag Yaman. Yes, I am talking about Kalyanji Anandji. This is from the 1968 movie Saraswati Chandra starring Nutan and Manish. Lyrics are those of Indeevar and the singer is Mukesh.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Chandan saa badan chanchal chitavan dheere se tera ye muskaana…..

chandan saa badan cha.nchal chitavan
dhiire se teraa ye muskaanaa
mujhe doshh na denaa jag vaalo.n – (2)
ho jaauu.N agar mai.n diivaanaa
chandan saa …

ye kaam kamaan bha.Nve terii
palako.n ke kinaare kajaraare
maathe par si.nduurii suuraj
ho.nTho.n pe dahakate a.ngaare
saayaa bhii jo teraa pa.D jaae – (2)
aabaad ho dil kaa viiraanaa
chandan saa …

tan bhii su.ndar man bhii su.ndar
tuu su.ndarataa kii muurat hai
kisii aur ko shaayad kam hogii
mujhe terii bahut zaruurat hai
pahale bhii bahut mai.n tarasaa huu.N – (2)
tuu aur na mujhako tarasaanaa
chandan saa …

Song #19 Aansu samajh ke kyun mujhe aankh se tune gira diya…

Salil Choudhary is often known as the music director who based his songs on western classical beats. However, his songs based on raagas are also classic. This is a favourite of mine. This is from the 1961 movie Chhaya and sung outstandingly well by Talat Mehmood for Sunil Dutt singing for Asha Parekh. Rajinder Krishan was the lyricist.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Aansu samajh ke kyun mujhe aankh se tune gira diya….

aa.Nsuu samajh ke kyo.n mujhe aa.Nkh se tuune giraa diyaa
motii kisii ke pyaar kaa miTTii me.n kyo.n milaa diyaa
aa.Nsuu samajh ke kyo.n mujhe

naGmaa huu.N kab magar mujhe apane pe koii naaz thaa -2
gaayaa gayaa huu.N jis pe mai.n TuuTaa huaa vo saaz thaa
jis ne sunaa vo ha.Ns diyaa, ha.Ns ke mujhe rulaa diyaa
aa.Nsuu samajh ke kyo.N mujhe …

jo naa chaman me.n khil sakaa mai.n vo gariib phuul huu.N
jo kuchh bhii huu.N bahaar kii chhoTii sii ek bhuul huu.N
jis ne khilaa ke khud mujhe, khud hii mujhe bhulaa diyaa
aa.Nsuu samajh ke kyo.n mujhe

merii Kataa muaaf mai.n bhuule se aa gayaa yahaa.N
varanaa mujhe bhii hai khabar meraa nahii.n hai ye jahaa.N
Duub chalaa thaa nii.nd me.n achchhaa kiyaa jagaa diyaa
aa.Nsuu samajh ke kyo.n mujhe

Song #20 Seene mein sulagate hain armaan…

Another music composer that I haven’t given so far in Raag Yaman is Anil Biswas, the genius music director. This one is an all time favourite of mine sung as a duet between Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshkar singing for Dilip Kumar and Madhubala for the 1951 Taraana that brought out the best chemistry between the reel and real loving couple of those times until Madhubala’s father stood in the way of their real wedding.

Please remember that songs are, for me, chain reaction. My having put up a Talat Mehmood song just before this (Aansu samajh ke kyun mujhe) led to this.

It is a Prem Dhawan penned song from Taraana, which I saw recently to understand this much talked about chemistry.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Seene mein sulagte hain armaan….

talat: sIne me.n sulagate hai.n aramaa.n
aa.Nkho.n me.n udaasI chhaaI hai
ye aaj terI duniyaa se hame.n
taqadIr kahaa.N le aaI hai
sIne me.n sulagate hai.n aramaa.n

latA: kuchh aa.Nkh me.n aa.NsU baakI hai.n
jo mere Gam ke saathI hai.n – 2
ab dil hai.n naa dil ke aramaa.n hai.n – 2
bas mai.n hU.N merI tanhaaI hai
sIne me.n sulagate hai.n aramaa.n

talat: na tujhase gilaa koI hamako
nA koI shikaayat duniyaa se
do chaar kadam jab manzil thii – 2
qismat ne Thokar khaaI hai
sIne me.n sulagate hai.n aramaa.n

lata: kuchh aisI aag lagI man me.n
jIne bhI naa de marane bhI naa de …
chup hU.N to kalejaa jalataa hai – 2
bolU.N to terii rusavaaI hai

both: sIne me.n sulagate hai.n aramaa.n

Song #21 Phir na kijai meri gustaakh nigaahon ka gila….

Frankly, the only song that goes well with the other two that I have put up above has been composed by an equally accomplished composer like Salil da and Anil Biswas before this. Yes, it is Khaiyyam. And, it was not my find. It is the find of a friend in my Facebook group Yaad Kiya Dil Ne for the singer Mukesh‘s Death Anniversary that day. It is a duet between him and Asha Bhosle.

Sahir Ludhianvi wrote these superb lyrics for the 1958 movie Phir Subah Hogi wherein he had another outstanding song: Wo subah kabhi to aayegi.

The song is picturised on Raj Kapoor and Mala Sinha.

Please enjoy in Raag Kalyan: Phir na kijai meri gustaakh nigaahon ka gila….

mukesh: phir nA kIjai merI gustaaK nigaaho.n kA gilaa
dekhiye aap ne phir pyaar se dekhaa mujhako
aashaa: mai.n kahaa.N tak ye nigaaho.n ko palaTane detii
aap ke dil ne ka_ii baar pukaaraa mujhako

mukesh: is kadar pyaar se dekho nA hamaarii jaanii
dil agar aur machal jaaye to mushkil hogii
aashaa: tum jahaa.N merI taraf dekh ke ruk jaaoge
vohii ma.njil merI taqadIr kii ma.njil hogii
mukesh: dekhiye aap ne phir pyaar se dekhaa mujhako
aashaa: aap ke dil ne ka_ii baar pukaaraa mujhako

mukesh: ek yuu.Nhii.n sI najar dil ko jo chhuu letii hai
kitane aramaan jagaa detii hai tumhe kyA maaluum
aashaa: rUh bechain hai kadamo.n se lipaTane ke liye
tumako har saa.Ns bulaatii hai tumhe kyA maaluum
mukesh: dekhiye aap ne phir pyaar se dekhaa mujhako
aashaa: aap ke dil ne ka_ii baar pukaaraa mujhako

mukesh: har nazar aap kii jazabaat ko ukasaatii hai
mai.n agar haath paka.D luu.n to khafaa mat honaa
aashaa: merI duniyaa-e-mohabbat hai tumhaare dam se
merI duniyaa-e-mohabbat se judaa mat honaa
mukesh: dekhiye aap ne phir pyaar se dekhaa mujhako
aashaa: aap ke dil ne ka_ii baar pukaaraa mujhako

Song #22 Jiyo to aise jiyo jaise sab tumhaara hai…

The last three Raag Yaman based songs in this part. I am going to take up those music directors who have so far not figured in the list of composers put up by me for having composed in Raag Yaman.

The first is my namesake: Ravi

The name of this 1965 movie is Bahu Beti starring Joy Mukherjee and Mala Sinha. The lyrics were penned by Sahir Ludhianvi and Mohammad Rafi sang it.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Jiyo to aise jiyo jaise sab tumhaara hai…

jiyo to aise jiyo jaise sab tumhaaraa hai
maro to aise ki jaise tumhaaraa kuchh bhii nahii.n

ye ek raaz hai ki duniyaa na jisako jaan sakii
yahii vo raaz jo zindagii se haasil hai
tumhii.n kaho ye raaz tumhe.n kaise samajhaa_uu.N
ke zindagii kii ghuTan zindagii kii qaatil hai
har ek nigaah ko ye qudarat kaa ishaaraa hai
jiyo to aise jiyo …

jahaa.N me.n aa ke jahaa.N se khi.nche-khi.nche na raho
vo zindagii hii nahii.n jisame.n aas bujh jaa_e
ko_ii bhii pyaas dabaa_e se dab nahii.n sakatii
isii se chain milegaa ki pyaas bujh jaa_e
ye kahake mu.Dataa hu_aa zindagii kaa dhaaraa hai
jiyo to aise jiyo …

ye aasamaa.N ye zamii.n ye fizaa ye nazaare
taras rahe hai.n tumhaarii ik nazar ke li_e
nazar churaa ke har ek shai ko yuu.N na Thukaraa_o
ko_ii shariiq-e-safar Dhuu.NDh lo safar ke li_e
bahut qariib se maine tumhe.n pukaaraa hai
jiyo to aise jiyo …

Song #23 Lagata nahin hai jee mera ujhade dyaar mein….

We have heard Raag Yaman or Kalyan songs of 22 different music directors. Here is the 23rd: SN Tripathi.

This is actually the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar‘s famous ghazal at the twilight of his life, for the 1960 movie Laal Qila. Mohammad Rafi has sung it so well that it has become immortal.

Please enjoy in Raag Kalyan: Lagata nahin hai jee mera ujhade dyaar mein….

lagataa nahii.n hai jii meraa uja.De dayaar me.n
kis kii banii hai aalam-e-naa-paayedaar me.n

bulabul ko baaGabaa.n se na saiyyaad se gilaa
qismat me.n qaid thii likhii fasal-e-bahaar me.n

umr-e-daraaz maa.Ng ke laaye the chaar din
do aarazU me.n kaT gaye, do i.ntazaar me.n

kah do in hasarato.n se kahii.n aur jaa base.n
itanii jagah kahaa.N hai dil-e-daaGadaar me.n

hai kitana badanasiib zafar dafn ke liye
do gaz zamiin bhii na milii kU-e-yaar me.n

Song #24 Ghar se nikalate hi, kuchh door chalate hi….

Here is the last of our famous composers who composed in Raag Kalyan or Yaman: the 24th one: Rajesh Roshan. It is from the 1996 movie Papa Kehte Hain starring Jugal Hansraj and Anupam Kher. Lyrics are by Javed Akhtar and voice is that of Udit Narayan.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Ghar se nikalate hi, kuchh door chalate hi….

(ghar se nikalate hii, kuchh duur chalate hii
raste me.n hai usakaa ghar
kal subah dekhaa to bal banatii vo
khi.Dakii me.n aayii nazar) -2

maasuum chaharaa, niichii nigaahe.n
bholii sii la.Dakii, bholii adaaye.n
na apsaraa hai, na vo parii hai
lekin yah usakii jaaduugarii hai
diivaanaa kar ke vo, ek ra.Ng bhar ke vo
sharmaa ke dekhe jidhar
ghar se nikalate hii kuchh duur chalate hii
raste me.n hai usakaa ghar …

karataa huu.N usake ghar ke mai.n phere
ha.Nsane lage hai.n ab dost mere
sach kah rahaa huu.N, usakii kasam hai
mai.n phir bhii khush huu.N, bas ek Gam hai
jise pyaar karataa huu.N, mai.n jisape marataa huu.N
usako nahii.n hai khabar
ghar se nikalate hii kuchh duur chalate hii
raste me.n hai usakaa ghar …

la.Dakii hai jaise, koii pahelii
kal jo milii mujhako usakii sahelii
mai.nne kahaa usako, jaake yah kahanaa
achchhaa nahii.n hai, yuu.N duur rahanaa
kal shaam nikale vo, ghar se tahalane ko
milanaa jo chaahe agar
ghar se nikalate hii kuchh duur chalate hii
raste me.n hai usakaa ghar …

With this we have finished with Part II of Best Raaga Yaman Based Hindi Songs. The last part, Part III, would have mixed bag of some of the other most popular songs composed in this popular raaga. Please wait for it.

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