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

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’,  and 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.

In the last two parts, we have taken compositions by the following music directors:

  1. Sardar Malik (Saranga teri yaad mein).
  2. Pankaj Mullick (Do naina matwaare tihaare).
  3. Jaidev (Abhi na jaao chhod kar).
  4. Hemant Kumar (Woh shaam kuchh ajeeb thi).
  5. OP Nayyar (Savere ka suraj tumhaare liye hai).
  6. Madan Mohan (Bhuuli hui yaadon mujhe itana naa satayo).
  7. Naushad Ali (Dilruba maine tere pyaar mein).
  8. RD Burman (Is mod se jaate hain).
  9. Chitragupta (Jay jay he Jagdambe mata).
  10. Ghulam Mohammad (Inhi logo ne le leena).
  11. Dattaram (Aansu bhari hain ye jeevan ki raahen).
  12. Faiyyaz Shaukat (Har ek baat pe kehte ho ke tuu kyaa hai).
  13. Khemchand Prakash (Diya jalao jag mag jag mag).
  14. Roshan (Chhupa lo youn dil mein pyaar mera).
  15. Nisar Bazmi (Ranjish hi sahi dil hi dukhaane ke liye aa).
  16. Ravindra Jain (Jab deep jale aana).
  17. Shankar Jaikishen (Ehsaan tera hoga mujh par).
  18. Kalyanji Anandji (Chandan sa badan chanchal chitavan).
  19. Salil Choudhury (Aaansu samajh ke kyun mujhe).
  20. Anil Biswas (Seene mein sulgate hain armaan).
  21. Khaiyyam (Phir naa kijai gustaakh nigaahon ka gila).
  22. Ravi (Jiyo to aise jiyo jaise sab tumhaara hai).
  23. SN Tripathi (Lagata nahin hai dil mera).
  24. Rajesh Roshan (Ghar se nikalate hi).

Song #25 Woh jab yaad aaye bahut yaad aaye…

Here is our 25th music director composing in Raag Yaman or Kalyan: Laxmikant Pyarelal. I have several songs of their composed in this raaga to choose from; but, I have chosen this from the 1963 movie Parasmani as their best in this raaga. The movie starred Mahipal and Geetanjali in leading roles. Farooq Qaiser penned the lyrics and the song is one of the most remembered duets of Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Woh jab yaad aaye bahut yaad aaye….

vo jab yaad aae bahut yaad aae
Gam-e-zi.ndagii ke a.ndhere me.n hamane
chiraag-e-muhabbat jalaae bujhaae

aahaTe.n jaag uThii.n raaste ha.ns diye
thaamakar dil uThe ham kisii ke liye
ka_ii baar aisaa bhii dhokhaa huaa hai
chale aa rahe hai.n vo nazare.n jhukaae

dil sulagane lagaa ashq bahane lage
jaane kyaa-kyaa hame.n log kahane lage
magar rote-rote ha.nsii aa ga_ii hai
Kayaalo.n me.n aake vo jab muskuraae

vo judaa kyaa hue zi.ndagii kho ga_ii
shammaa jalatii rahii roshanii kho ga_ii
bahut koshishe.n kii.n magar dil na bahalaa
ka_ii saaz chhe.De ka_ii giit gaae

Song #26 Jo tum todo piya main nahin todu…

Lets now take a composition by Pandit Ravi Shankar for the 1979 movie Meera that starred Hema Malini in the title role. It is a famous Meerabai bhajan sung by Vani Jairam.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Jo tum todo piya main nahin todu…

jo tum to.Do piiyaa mai.n nahii.n to.Duu.N re
tosaa priit to.D kR^ishhN kaun sa.Ng jo.Duu.N re

tum bhae motii prabhu ham bhae dhaagaa
tum bhae sonaa ham bhae suhaagaa

miiraa kahe prabhu brij ke baasii
tum mere Thaakur mai.n terii daasii

Song #27Aaye ho meri zindagi mein tum bahaar banake..

Okay, we are now on to relatively newer composer Nadeem Shravan who composed this song for the 1996 Aamir Khan and Karishma Kapoor movie Raja Hindustani.

It has Sameer‘s lyrics and Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan have sung it.

Please enjoy the composition in Raag Yaman of our 27th Music Director Nadeem Shravan: Aaye ho meri zindagi mein tum bahaar banake….

aa_e ho merii zi.ndagii me.n tum bahaar ban ke
mere dil me.n yuu.n hii rahanaa tum pyaar pyaar ban ke
aa_e ho merii zi.ndagii …

aa.Nkho.n me.n tum base ho sapane hazaar ban ke
mere dil me.n yuu.n …

mere saathii mere saajan mere saath yuu.n hii chalanaa
badalegaa ra.ng zamaanaa par tum nahii.n badalanaa
merii maa.ng yuu.n hii bharanaa taare hazaar ban ke
mere dil me.n yuu.n …

gar mai.n jo ruuTh jaa_uu.n to tum mujhe manaanaa
thaamaa hai haath meraa phir umr bhar nibhaanaa
mujhe chho.D ke na jaanaa vaade hazaar karake
mere dil me.n yuu.n …

Song #28 Badhe bhole ho hansate ho sunake duhaai…

Look at the popularity of this Raaga Yaman or Kalyan that we are on to our 28th music director composing in it. This is by Vasant Desai. This song is a Hindi version of Marathi song ‘tuzya preetiche he’ by Vasant Desai for film ‘Ramjoshi’. The name of this 1959 movie is Ardhangini, which is one of the several intense movies starring Meena Kumar and Raj Kumar like Dil Apana Preet Praayi.

It too has Majrooh Sultanpuri’s lyrics and Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. It is a Krishna vandana.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Badhe bhole ho hansate ho sunake duhaai…

ba.De bhole ho, o …
ba.De bhole ho ha.Nsate ho sunake duhaaii
kanahaaii kanahaaii kanahaaii
ba.De bhole ho …

bhaage hai.n jag merii chhaayaa se duur
tan man meraa sab kii Thokar se chuur
phir phir ke phir tumare dar pe aaii
ho… phir phir ke phir tumare dar pe aaii
ba.De bhole ho ha.Nsate ho sunake duhaaii
kanahaaii kanahaaii kanahaaii
ba.De bhole ho …

jalate aa.Nsuu… jalate aa.Nsuu
jalate aa.Nsuu bhiige nayano.n kaa haar
dekhaa to hai sab kuchh tumane gopaal
phir tumarii akhiyaa.N hai.n kyuu.N musakaaii
ho… phir tumarii akhiyaa.N hai.n kyuu.N musakaaii
ba.De bhole ho… ho… ba.De bhole ho

kit jaauu.N o…
kit jaauu.N mai.n mukh to kholo zaraa
chor banake chup kyuu.N ho bolo zaraa
achchhii ye ba.nsii kii oTh lagaaii
ho… achchhii ye ba.nsii kii oTh lagaaii
ba.De bhole ho ha.Nsate ho sunake duhaaii
kanahaaii kanahaaii kanahaaii
ba.De bhole ho …

Song #29 Maangne se jo maut mil jaati…

I am now giving you the last of the music directors composing in this basic raag: Raag Yaman or Kalyan: Bulo C Rani.

It is from the 1966 movie Sunhere Qadam that starred Shashikala and Rehman. Lyrics were by Mahendra Pran and the singer is Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Maangne se jo maut mil jaati….

maangane se jo maut mil jaatii, kaun jiitaa is zamaane me.n
dard hotaa naa bekalii ? hotii, dam naa ghuTataa yuu.N viiraane me.n
maa.Ngane se jo maut mil jaatii, kaun jiitaa is zamaane me.n

(aa.Nsuuo.n kii shamaa se gar Gam kii taariikiyaa.N miTatii)-2
tujh ko Kushiyo.n kii raushanii hotii zi.ndagii ke is fasaane me.n
maa.Ngane se jo maut mil jaatii, kaun jiitaa is zamaane me.n

(aarazuuo.n ke janaaze ko leke kaa.ndhe pe ham ghuume)-2
chalke manzil jo aaii milane ko, ham hii na rahe is zamaane me.n
maa.Ngane se jo maut mil jaatii, kaun jiitaa is zamaane me.n

Song #30 Zindagi bhar nahi bhoolegi wo barsaat ki raat…

Now that we have finished with all the music directors who have composed songs in this raag, I shall present some top three directors who deserve to be given more than one song.

The first of this is Roshan. Earlier, we heard his song from Mamta: Chhupa lo youn dil mein pyaar mera. Now we take up his best composition in Raag Yaman.

This is from the 1960 movie Barsaat Ki Raat. Unlike Raj Kapoor’s first major directorial attempt of 1949 called Barsaat (which could have been called anything since it had nothing to do with Barsaat except for the songs), Barsaat Ki Raat actually revolves around those few minutes on a rainy night when Madhubala, taking shelter from sudden rain, accidentally bumps into Bharat Bhushan, her favourite poet. The entire movie, thereafter, revolves around those moments in Barsaat Ki Raat.

These are also some of the finest lyrics of Sahir Ludhainvi, comparable with best of Shakeel Badayuni: Mere mehboob tujhe meri mohabbat ki kasam.

Mohammad Rafi sings it first; and just like Mere Mehboob song, Lata Mangeshkar sings it later.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Zindagi bhar nahin bhoolegi wo barsaat ki raat…..

zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii vo barasaat kii raat
ek a.njaan hasiinaa se mulaakaat kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii …

haay vo reshamii zulfo.n se barasataa paanii
phuul se gaalo.n pe rukane ko tarasataa paanii
dil me.n tuufaan uThaate hue
dil me.n tuufaan uThaate hue haalaat kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii …

Dar ke bijalii se achaanak vo lipaTanaa usakaa
aur phir sharm se balakhaake simaTanaa usakaa
kabhii dekhii na sunii aisii ho
kabhii dekhii na sunii aisii tilismaat ki raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii …

surkh aa.nchal ko dabaakar jo nicho.Daa usane
dil pe jalataa huaa ek tiir saa chho.Daa usane
aag paanii me.n lagaate hue
aag paanii me.n lagaate hue jazabaat ki raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii …

mere naGmo.n me.n jo basatI hai vo tasvIr thI vo
naujavAnI ke hasI.n Kvaab kI tAbIr thI vo
aasmano.n se utar aaI thI jo raat kI raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii …

[lataa:] zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii vo barasaat kii raat
ek a.njaan musaafir se mulaaqaat kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii

haay jis raat mere dil ne dha.Dakanaa siikhaa
shoKh jazabaat ne siine me.n bhaDakanaa siikhaa
merii taqadiir me.n nikharii huii, ho
merii taqadiir me.n nikharii huii saramaat kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii

dil ne jab pyaar ke ra.ngiin fasaane chhe.De
aa.Nkho.n aa.Nkho.n ne vafaao.n ke taraane chhe.De
soz me.n Duub gaii aaj vahii
soz me.n Duub gaii aaj vahii naGhamaat kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii

[rafii] ruuThanevaalii!
ruuThanevaalii merii baat pe maayuus naa ho
bahake bahake Khayaalaat se maayuus naa ho
khat_ma hogii naa kabhii tere, ho
khat_ma hogii naa kabhii tere mere saath kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n …

Song #31 Tum bin jeevan kaise beeta….

I started this last part of Raag yaman by giving you a song by Laxmikant Pyarelal, viz, oh jab yaad aaye bahut yaad aaye. That time I mentioned that although I introduced the duo very late in the proceedings, they actually composed several songs in this Raag, eg, Jeevan dore tumhi sang bandhi, Tum gagan ke chandrama, and Tum bin jeevan kaise beeta. Lets listen to the last one.

I am going to give you this from 1965 movie Anita because of several reasons: One, it has been shot close to my home place Shimla. Two, the lyrics are by my second most favourite lyricist Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. Three, Mukesh has sung it so well.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Tum bin jeevan kaise beeta puuchho mere dil se….

tum bin jiivan kaise biitaa,
puuchho mere dil se, puuchho mere dil se

saavan ke din aae, biitii yaade.n laae
kaun jhukaakar aa.Nkhe.n, mujhako paas biThaae
kaisaa thaa pyaaraa ruup tumhaaraa,
puuchho mere dil se, puuchho mere dil se
tum bin jiivan …

prem kaa saagar haay, chaaro.n taraf laharaae
jitanaa aage jaauu.N, gaharaa hotaa jae
Gam ke bha.nvar me.n, kyaa kyaa Duubaa,
puuchho mere dil se, puuchho mere dil se
tum bin jiivan …

jaise juganuu ban me.n, tuu chamake a.nsuvan me.n
ban kar phuul khilii ho, jaane kis bagiyan me.n
mai apanii kismat pe royaa,
puuchho mere dil se, puuchho mere dil se
tum bin jiivan …

Song #32 Man re tu kaahe naa dheer dhare…

The 1964 movie Chitralekha had some of the finest numbers of Sahir Ludhianvi as lyricist and Roshan as Music Director. Two of these have been composed in Raag Yaman: Sansaar se bhaage phirte ho; and this one. I have chosen this one because of the excellent quality of singing by Mohammad Rafi singing playback for Pradeep Kumar.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Man re tu kaahe na dheer dhare…

man re tuu kaahe naa dhiir dhare
vo nirmohii moh naa jaane, jinakaa moh kare
man re …

is jiivan kii cha.Dhatii Dhalatii
dhuup ko kisane baa.ndhaa
ra.ng pe kisane pahare Daale
rup ko kisane baa.ndhaa
kaahe ye jatan kare
man re …

utanaa hii upakaar samajh koI
jitanaa saath nibhaa de
janama maraN kaa mel hai sapanaa
ye sapanaa bisaraa de
koI na sa.ng mare
man re …

Song #33 Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayaal aata hai…

This has the genius of the lyrics of Sahir Ludhianvi and is a composition of Khaiyyam (earlier we took up Khaiyyam’s: Phir naa kijai meri gustaakh nigaahi kaa gila).

The song has been sung by Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar separately.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayaal aata hai..

kabhii kabhii mere dil me.n, Kayaal aataa hai
ke jaise tujhako banaayaa gayaa hai mere liye
tuu abase pahale sitaaro.n me.n bas rahii thii kahii.n
tujhe zamii.n pe bulaayaa gayaa hai mere liye
kabhii kabhii mere dil me.n, Kayaal aataa hai

kabhii kabhii mere dil me.n, Kayaal aataa hai
ke ye badan ye nigaahe.n merii amaanat hai.n
ye gesuo.n kii ghanii chhaa.Nv hai.n merii Kaatir
ye ho.nTh aur ye baahe.n merii amaanat hai.n
kabhii kabhii mere dil me.n, Kayaal aataa hai

kabhii kabhii mere dil me.n, Kayaal aataa hai
ke jaise tuu mujhe chaahegii umra bhar yuu.Nhii
uThegii merii taraf pyaar kii nazar yuu.Nhii
mai.n jaanataa huu.N ke tuu Gair hai magar yuu.Nhii
kabhii kabhii mere dil me.n, Kayaal aataa hai

kabhii kabhii mere dil me.n, Kayaal aataa hai
ke jaise bajatii hai.n shahanaaiyaa.n sii raaho.n me.n
suhaag raat hai ghuu.NghaT uThaa rahaa huu.N mai.n (2)
simaT rahii hai tuu sharamaa ke merii baaho.n me.n
kabhii kabhii mere dil me.n, Kayaal aataa hai

Song #34 Paan khayo sainyya hamaro…

The 1966 movie Teesri Kamam by lyricist Shailendra was a work of passion for him even though it wasn’t a commercial success. Raj Kapoor was the main protagonist in the movie directed by Basu Bhattacharya. Hiraman (Raj Kapoor) is a rustic villager, a bullock cart driver, from a remote village in Bihar. Hiraman takes two vows based on difficult situations in his life. He then meets and befriends Hirabai (Waheeda Rehman), a nautanki dancer. In the end, Hiraman takes a third vow never to be involved with a nautanki dancer.

Waheeda Rehman does several dances in the movie in a viallge repertory theatre. This was one of them. It has Shailendra’s lyrics, Shankar Jiakishen’s music and Asha Bhosle’s voice.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Paan khayo sainyya hamaaro…

paan khaaye sai.nyaa.N hamaaro
saa.Nvalii suuratiyaa ho.nTh laal-laal
haay-haay malamal kaa kurataa
malamal ke kurate pe chhii.nT laal-laal
paan khaaye sai.nyaa.N hamaaro

( hamane ma.Ngaa_ii suramedaanii
le aayaa zaalim banaaras kaa zaradaa ) -2
aa
apanii hii duniyaa me.n khoyaa rahe wo
hamare dil kii na puuchhe bedardaa
puuchhe bedardaa

paan khaaye sai.nyaa.N hamaaro
hoy-hoy
saa.Nvalii suuratiyaa ho.nTh laal-laal
haay-haay malamal kaa kurataa
##laugh##
malamal ke kurate pe chhii.nT laal-laal
paan khaaye sai.nyaa.N hamaaro

( bagiyaa gun-gun paayal chhun-chhun
chupake se aa_ii hai rut matavaalii ) -2
aa
khil ga_ii.n kaliyaa.N duniyaa jaane
lekin na jaane bagiyaa kaa maalii
bagiyaa kaa maalii

paan khaaye sai.nyaa.N hamaaro
hoy-hoy
saa.Nvalii suuratiyaa ho.nTh laal-laal
haay-haay malamal kaa kurataa
malamal ke kurate pe chhii.nT laal-laal
paan khaaye sai.nyaa.N hamaaro

( khaa ke gilorii shaam se uu.Nghe
so jaaye wo diiyaa-baatii se pahale ) -2
haa
aa.Ngan-aTaarii me.n ghabaraa_ii Doluu.N
chorii ke Dar se dil moraa dahale
dil moraa dahale

paan khaaye sai.nyaa.N hamaaro
saa.Nvalii suuratiyaa ho.nTh laal-laal
haay-haay malamal kaa kurataa
##laugh##
malamal ke kurate pe chhii.nT laal-laal
paan khaaye sai.nyaa.N hamaaro

Song #35 Woh hans ke mile hamase…

We have taken up one of the compositions of this great music director in this raag: Savere ka suraj tumhaare liye hai. Here is one with his favourite lyricist SH Bihari (you may remember him from Kashmir Ki Kali). The name of this 1966 movie is Bharen Phir Bhi Aayengi starring Dharmendra, Tanuja and Mala Sinha. The movie had another beautiful number enacted by Dharmendra on piano and both Tanuja and Mala Sinha feel that he is singing for them.

This has, as with all songs of OP Nayyar with female voice, Asha Bhosle’s voice.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Woh hans ke mile hamase…

vo ha.Ns ke mile ham se ham pyaar samajh baiThe
bekaar hii ulfat kaa izahaar samajh baiThe
vo ha.Ns ke mile …

aisii to na thii qismat apanaa bhii ko_ii hotaa -2
apanaa bhii ko_ii hotaa
kyuu.N Kud ko muhabbat kaa haqadaar samajh baiThe
vo ha.Ns ke mile …

ro_e.N to bhalaa kaise khole.n to zubaa.N kyuu.N kar -2
khole.n to zubaa.N kyuu.N kar
Darate hai.n ki jaane kyaa sa.nsaar samajh baiThe
bekaar hii ulfat kaa …

Song #36 Jaa re badra bairi jaa re…

I end with the genius of Madan Mohan (earlier we took up Bhooli hui yaadon; and there are more such as Jiya le gayo ji mora saanwariya, and Zara si aahat hoti hai). This song has the best combination of Rajinder Krishan as lyricist, Madan Mohan as composer and Lata Mangeshkar as the singer.

The name of the movie is Bahana, a 1960 movie starring Meena Kumari and Sajjan.

Please enjoy in Raag Yaman: Jaa re badra bairi jaa re….

jaa re badaraa bairii jaa re jaa re
piyaa kaa sandesavaa laa re laa re laa re
jaa re badaraa bairii jaa re jaa re

pii ke daras ko jiyaraa tarase
pii kii khabariyaa laa re laa re laa re
jaa re …

kahiyo sajan se man kii batiyaa
ro ro haal sunaa
jaa re …

baaT takat morii haarii najariyaa
kab aaye.nge saa.Nvariyaa
mohe kyo.n sataaye paapii
shor machaaye jaa re
moraa saa.Nvariyaa laa re laa re laa re
jaa re …

That brings us to the end of my choice of three dozen songs composed in Raag Yaman or Kalyan in Hindi movies.

We have so far taken up Raag Bhairavi and Raag Kalyan based songs. Our next Raag is a royal raag from the south of India: Raag Darbari Kanada. Please wait for that.

 

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