THE BEST RAAGA BASED SONGS IN HINDI MOVIES – RAAGA JHINJHOTI – 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.

On Lyrical, I am on the tenth Raaga: Raaga Jhinjhoti, that is. I am conscious that I have so far converted only two Raaga based song-posts on Lyrical into blogs; that is, Raaga Bhairavi (in three parts) and Raaga Yaman (in three parts) and that I still have to convert into blogs song-posts on Raaga Darbari Kanada, Bhimpalasi, Khammaj, Peelu, Pahadi, Kirwani, and Malkauns. However, I am straightway jumping to Raaga Jhinjhoti because I just finished with that and it is fresh in my mind.

This raga is considered as “Ashraya Raga” of Khamaj Thaat or Parental Scale. Since all the seven notes are used in the raga, its Jati is Sampoorna or heptatonic.
The seventh note Ni in this raga is Komal or Flat and the rest of the notes are Shuddha. The most important and prominent note in this raga is the “Ga” which is called the Vadi swar and the Samvadi swar or the supporting note is “Dha”.
The raga structure is more prominent in the lower octave and hence the improvisation of this raga is mostly done in the Mandra and Madhya Sthaans.
This raga is generally performed between10.00 p.m. and mid-night .

Being originally a late night Raaga, the songs based on this Raaga are very intense and soulful and full of self-pity, eg, Jehan Ara number: Teri aankh ke aansu pi jaayun aisi meri taqdeer kahan; or Pagla Kahin Ka number: Tum mujhe youn bhula na paayoge. As we go along, you will understand.

I seek your forgiveness that I am not able to give you the song depicted in the cover picture: Mere mehboob tujhe meri mohabbat ki kasam. This song is the reason why the raag is so dear to me. However, I have never considered myself big enough to be actually able to put up this song put together by Shakeel Badayuni, Naushad Ali and Mohammad Rafi. I consider it the best the Hindi films ever produced (its equivalent by Sahir and Roshan and Rafi, I have put up though there too I should have my emotional reasons not to).

Raag JhinjhotiSo far, in The Best Raaga Based Songs In The Hindi Movies – Raaga Jhinjhoti – Part I, we have taken up the following:

  1. Jaa jaa re jaa baalamwa.
  2. Tum mujhe youn bhula naa paaoge.
  3. Ghungroo ki tarah bajata hi raha hoon main.
  4. Koi hamdam na raha koi sahara na raha.
  5. Teri aankh ke aansu pi jaayun.
  6. Rehate the kabhi jinake dil mein.
  7. Chhup gaya koi re duur se pukaar ke.
  8. Teri aankhon ke siwa duniya mein rakha kyaa hai.
  9. Ek raat mein do do chand khile.
  10. Dil ke tukade huye aur jigar lut gaya.
  11. Chali pi ko milan.

Lets re-commence our journey into the best songs in Hindi movies based on Raaga Jhinjhoti.

Song #13 Kyaa se kyaa ho gaya, bewafa…

Here is a composition in this Raag by Sachin Dev Burman for 1965 Dev Anand classic that starred him with Waheeda Rehman. The movie’s story was written by RK Narayan and the movie transcends from Raju (Dev Anand) Guide to almighty, the ultimate Guide. Rosie (Waheeda Rehman) played wife to Marco (Kishore Sahu) and architect who was so involved in his work that he neglected her. She found acceptance by Raju who brought out her dancing talent in the open.

Raju, however, felt neglected when she emerged as a great and popular dancing star. Ultimately, he found acceptance from unexpected quarters: villagers who mistook him as a sage who would pray and fast for them to get them the rain that they so desperately wanted.

Shailendra as a lyricist and SD Burman as a music director brought each one of the emotions of Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman as they went through the above screenplay in the form of songs.

This one brings out Dev Anand’s when he felt that he didn’t get his due from Waheeda (Nalini in her new avatar as dancer) after he gave up everything in her love.

Mohammad Rafi sang it for him. Do not forget the self-pity intrinsic in songs based on Raag Jhinjhoti.

Please enjoy in Raag Jhinjhoti: Kyaa se kyaa ho gaya bewafa tere pyaar mein….

kyaa se kyaa ho gayaa
bevafaa .a.a.a
tere pyaar me.n
chaahaa kyaa kyaa milaa
bevafaa .a.a.a
tere pyaar me.n

chalo suhaanaa bharam to TuuTaa
jaanaa ke husn kyaa hai
ho o o
chalo suhaanaa bharam to TuuTaa
jaanaa ke husn kyaa hai
kahatii hai jisako pyaar duniyaa
kyaa chiiz kyaa balaa hai
dil ne kyaa naa sahaa
bevafaa .a.a.a
tere pyaar me.n
chaahaa kyaa …

tere mere dil ke biich ab to
sadiyo.n ke faasale hai.n
ho o o
tere mere dil ke biich ab to
sadiyo.n ke faasale hai.n
yaqiin hogaa kise ki ham tum ik raah sa.ng chale hai.n
honaa hai aur kyaa
bevafaa .a.a.a
tere pyaar me.n
chaahaa kyaa …

Song #13 Raat nikhari hui, zulfen bikhari hui….

Here is a very sensuous song composed by Usha Khanna for the 1960 movie Hum Hindustani that starred Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh, Joy Mukherjee, Helen, Agha and Leela Chitnis; and picturised in the song on Joy Mukherjee and Helen. The singer was Mukesh and K Manohar penned the lyrics.

Hum Hindustani was produced by Joy Mukherjee’s uncle Sashadhar Mukherjee and directed by Ram Mukherjee. The film depicts clash between the then modern Indian youth and feudalism. It had a very popular song seeped in the enthusiastic optimism of the youth to be able to bring about a change: Chhodo kal ki baaten, kal ki baat purani, naye daur pe likhenge hum, mil kar nayi kahaani, Hum Hindusyani.

Please enjoy in Raag Jhinjhoti: Raat nikhari hui, zulf bikhari hui…

(raat nikharii huii, zulf bikharii huii
har adaa terii phuulo.n kii Daalii
aaj subah nahii.n hone vaalii
aaj subah nahii.n hone vaalii) – 2

yah samaa tham gayaa, ye hasii.n adaae.n dekhake – 2
dha.Dakane.n so ga_ii.n, ye nashiilii aa.Nkhe.n dekhake
… dekhake …
raat nikharii huii …
raat nikharii huii …

ra.Ng bharii mastiyaa.N, ye bahaaro.n ke kaafile – 2
ham chale tum chale koii saath saath chal diye
… chal diye …
raat nikharii huii …
raat nikharii huii …

Song #14 Sanssar se bhaage phirte ho….

Talking about sensuousness of the last number from Hum Hindustani takes us to the 1964 movie Chitralekha starring Meena Kumari in her most sensuous role as the courtesan Chitralekha. The movie’s story was based on the novel by Bhagwati Charan Sharma. It depicted the love between the emperor Chandra Gupta Maurya and the courtesan Chitralekha nearly three and half centuries Before Christ.

So popular was the theme of the movie that it was remake of 1941 movie by Kidar Sharma (rare for a director remaking his own movie 23 years later!)

Ashok Kumar acted as Yogi Kumargiri and in this song Chitralekha taunts him for running away from the world (on sanyas) and hence unfit to find God! Sahir Ludhianvi‘s lyrics are simply awesome and so is the composition by Roshan. Lata Mangeshkar sang it.

Please enjoy in Raag Jhinjhoti: Sansaar se bhaage phirte ho, Bhagwan ko tum kyaa paayoge…

sansaar se bhaage phirate ho
bhagawaan ko tum kyaa paa_oge
is log ko bhii apanaa naa sake
us lok me.n bhii pachhataa_oge
sansaar se bhaage phirate ho

( ye paap hai kyaa ye puNy hai kyaa
riito.n par dharm kii mohare.n hai.n ) -2
riito.n par dharm kii mohare.n hai.n
har yug me.n badalate dharmo.n ko
kaise aadarsh banaa_oge
sansaar se bhaage phirate ho

( ye bhog bhii ek tapasyaa hai
tum tyaag ke maare kyaa jaano ) -2
tum tyaag ke maare kyaa jaano
apamaan rachetaa kaa hogaa
rachanaa ko agar Thukaraa_oge
sansaar se bhaage phirate ho

( ham kahate hai.n ye jag apanaa hai
tum kahate ho jhuuThaa sapanaa hai ) -2
tum kahate ho jhuuThaa sapanaa hai
ham janam bitaa kar jaaye.nge
tum janam ga.Nvaa kar jaa_oge

sansaar se bhaage phirate ho
bhagawaan ko tum kyaa paa_oge
sansaar se bhaage phirate ho

Song #15 Taa thai taa taa thai….

We haven’t finished with the sensuous sub-theme under Raag Jhinjhoti. Sometimes, I wonder what would happen if I do not find all three songs that I post on Lyrical everyday on the same sub-theme!

This is from the 1971 movie Tere Mere Sapne starring Dev Anand, Mumtaz and Hema Malini. The movie’s story was based on the novel Citadel by AJ Cronin.

Being a Dev Anand movie, the music is by Sachin Dev Burman. Hasrat Jaipuri wrote the lyrics of this song and this sensuous dance number by Hema Malini was sung by Asha Bhosle.

Please enjoy in Raag Jhinjhoti: Taa thai taa taa thai….

thA thaI thatha thaI aththathaI thaI thaT
phirake pag jiyaa gaaye gaaye gaaye
thA thaI thatha thaI aththathaI thaI thaT
jaane nA huA mujhe kyaa phirake pag jiyaa gaaye gaaye gaaye
thA thaI thatha thaI aththathaI thaI thaT

mahakii rAho.n tak bahakatii chhaaho.n tak
piyaa kii baaho.n taq mujhe hai jaanaa
ghaTA aaye jhuk jhuk ke havaa chale ruk ruk ke
kare dil dhuk dhuk re gaalii maare tan
o jaane nA huA mujhe kyaa phirake pag jiyaa gaaye gaaye gaaye
thA thaI thatha thaI aththathaI thaI thaT

nA so_ii akhiyaa.N re rulaaye ratiyaa.n re
sataaye sakhiyaa.n re karuu.N hai mai.n kyA
zaraa balakhaake aa jaraa ghabaraake aa
zaraa laharaake aa dil hai pyAs
o jaane nA huA mujhe kya phirake pag jiyaa gaaye gaaye gaaye
thA thaI thatha thaI aththathaI thaI thaT

kah do sitaaro.n se kah do bahaaro.n se
kah do nazaro.n se hame.n vo dekhe.n nA
rijhaauu.Ngii pii ko manaauu.Ngii pii ko
sulaauu.ngii pii ko bichhaake nainaa
o jaane nA huA mujhe kya phirake pag jiyaa gaaye gaaye gaaye
thA thaI thatha thaI aththathaI thaI thaT

Song #16 Phir teri kahani yaad aayi…..

Why do I have this unquenchable thirst to keep returning to Shakeel Badayuni and his mentor Naushad Ali every now and then? This blog itself has at least five articles on them.

This one is from their 1966 movie Dil Diya Dard Liya starring Dilip Kumar and Waheeda Rehman and Pran; the latter accounting for most part of the Dard that came the way of Dilip Kumar.

This one has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar and is amongst the best of the movie songs. Its popularity can be made out from the fact that the mukhada of the song became the name of a 1993 movie.

Please enjoy in Raag Jhinjhoti: Phir teri kahani yaad aayi….

phir terii kahaanii yaad aaI phir teraa fasaanaa yaad aayaa
phir aaj hamaarii aa.Nkho.n ko
phir aaj hamaarii aa.Nkho.n ko, ek Kvaab puraanaa yaad aayaa
phir terii kahaanii yaad aaI …

jalate hai.n chiraago.n kii suurat
har shaam terii ham yaado.n me.n
jab subah ko shabanam rotii hai
kho jaate hai.n ham fariyaado.n me.n – 2
jab dil ne koI aavaaz sunii
jab dil ne koI aavaaz sunii, teraa hii taraanaa yaad aayaa
phir terii kahaanii yaad aaI …

shaayad kabhii milanaa ho jaae
baiThe.n hai.n isii aramaan me.n ham
tuune to kinaare paa hii liye
ulajhe hai.n magar tuufaan me.n ham
ai jaan-e-vafaa phir aaj hame.n
ai jaan-e-vafaa phir aaj hame.n,
pichhalaa vo zamaanaa yaad aayaa
phir terii kahaanii yaad aaI …

Song #17 Piya bin nahin aavat chaina…

As soon as you must have started listening to the last song: Phir teri kahani yaad aayi from 1966 movie Dil Diya Dard Liya, I am sure you must have remembered the self-pity atmosphere of Jhinjhoti.

I am now going to take you back all of eighty years; a little less than my mother’s age and in some of your cases, your grand parents age.

This is from the original Devdas movie made in 1935 based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novella by the same name. It starred KL Saigal as Devdas, Jamuna Barua as Parvati (Paro) and Chandrabati Devi as Chandramukhi. The movie was directed by Pramathesh Barua, Jamuna’s husband. He made the movie in Bengali, Hindi and Assamese.

Who evokes self-pity better than Devdas?

This song had Kedar Sharma‘s lyrics, Timir Baran‘s music and KL Saigal sang for himself.

Please enjoy in Raag Jhinjhoti: Piya bin nahin aavat chaina…

piyaa bin naa
bin naa hii.n aavat chainaa

piyaa bin naa naahii.n aavat chainaa

kaase kahuu.N jii ke bainaa
kaa
se kahuu.N
jii ke bainaa

piyaa bin naa aahii.n aavat chainaa

#‪#‎dialogue‬##

kaa se kahuu.N jii ke bainaa
piyaa binaa naahii.n aavat chainaa

Song #18 Chali ban ke dulhan unase laagi lagan….

I am going to take you to the height of self-pity now, making some of you wonder that what you saw so far wasn’t the height after all!

This is from the 1952 movie Subah Ka Tara, a V Shantaram movie starring Pradeep Kumar and Jayshree. Jayshree plays the role of a young widow pursued by a young man (Pradeep Kumar) who falls in love with her but is unable to marry her due to societal norms and subsequently becomes insane.

If I were not to give you this background, you won’t understand the song and her acting in it. The song was penned by Noor Lucknowi, its music composed by C Ramchandra and sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy in Raag Jhinjhoti: Chali banke dulhan…

chalii ban ke dulhan unase laagii lagan moraa maike me.n jii ghabaraavat hai
moraa maane na man hai.n dvaare sajan moraa maike me.n jii ghabaraavat hai
chalii ban ke dulhan …

malake meha.ndii mai.n solah si.ngaar karuu.N aur si.nduur se apanii maa.Ng bharuu.N
Tiikaa maathe pe mohe suhaavat hai moraa maike me.n jii ghabaraavat hai
chalii ban ke dulhan …

duur kaa hai safar ko_ii saathii nahii.n hai akelii dulhan ko_ii baaraatii nahii.n
mohe jaane me.n ab bhay aavat hai moraa maike me.n jii ghabaraavat hai
chalii ban ke dulhan …

shaadiyaane kahii.n sab bajaate chale.n giit pii ke milan ke sunaate chale.n
Dolaa sasuraal ko moraa jaavat hai moraa maike me.n jii ghabaraavat hai
chalii ban ke dulhan …

Song #19 Mose chhal kiye jaaye….

The 1965 Dev Anand‘s classic movie Guide has two songs in Raag Jhinjhoti. One, I have already given you, viz, Kyaa se kyaa ho gaya that reflected his (Dev Anand’s feelings). The other one, the one that reflected Waheeda Rehman‘s feelings is: Mose chhal kiye jaa, which is not just a beautiful number but a lovely dance too.

Shailendra as lyricist, Sachin Dev Burman as music director and Lata Mangeshkar as singer have put this together.

Please enjoy in Raag Jhinjhoti: Mose chhal kiye jaaye….

mose chal kiye jaaye, haay re haay haay dekho sai.nyaa beimaan
sai.nyaa beimaan
mose chal, mose chal, mose chal kiye jaaye, haay re haay haay dekho haa.N
sai.nyaa beimaan

samajhaake mai.n to haarii
dhamakaaya ?, nii nii nii re re ga ga ma ma pa pa dha nii saa saa saa
samajhaake mai.n to haarii
haa.N dhamakaaya ?, aur karuu.N bhii kyaa
dekho moraa jiyaraa haa.N jiyaraa ta.Dapaaye, jiyaraa ta.Dapaaye
mohe haay haay dekho sai.nyaa beimaan
mose chal, mose chal, mose chal kiye jaaye, haay re haay haay dekho sai.nyaa
beimaan

man kaa hai bairii baala, dil jise de Daalaa, nii nii nii re re ga ga ma ma
pa pa dha nii saa saa saa
man kaa hai bairii baala, dil jise de Daalaa
haa.N dil jise de Daalaa
priit morii pal pal roye
ta.Dapaaye ta.Dapaaye tarasaaye, ta.Dapaaye tarasaaye
mohe haay haay dekho sai.nyaa beimaan
mose chal haa.N, mose chal, mose chal kiye jaaye, haay re haay haay dekho
haa.N sai.nyaa beimaan
(dekho sai.nyaa beimaan)-2
mose chal kiye jaaye, dekho sai.nyaa beimaan
haa.N beimaan, haa.N beimaan

Song #20 Sakhi re pi kaa naam, naam na puuchho….

Sometimes, I have heard, many friends bringing out the comparison between Lata Mangeshkar and other singers and how Lata Mangeshkar never allowed anyone else to come up on thier own. I, however, maintain that the young voice of Lata ji was a veritable delight to listen to.

I have already given you a beautiful dance number from the 1965 movie Guide. Here is one from 1964 movie Sati Savitri that had remarkably beautiful numbers such as Tum gagan ke chandrama, Itani jaldi kyaa hai gori saajan ke ghar jaane ki, and Jeevan dore tumhi sang bandhi.

Here is a delightful number penned by Bharat Vyas, music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and sung by her.

Please enjoy in Raag Jhinjhoti: Sakhi re pi ka naam, naam na poochho…

sakhi re, sakhi re
sakhi re pi ka naam, naam na pucho
sakhi re pi ka naam, naam na pucho
main kaise bataun ye kehte lajjaun
main kaise bataun ye kehte lajjaun
sakhi re pi ka naam, naam na pucho
sakhi re pi ka naam

jamuna kinare ek din main khadi thi
pehli ghata ke halki halki jhadi thi
kaise suhani anokhi gadi thi
palkhen utthi aur ankhiyan ladi thi
banaya tujko banwari bata de uska naam ri
sakhi re pi ka naam, naam na pucho
sakhi re pi ka naam, naam na pucho
main kaise bataun ye kehte lajjaun
main kaise bataun ye kehte lajjaun
sakhi re pi ka naam, naam na pucho
sakhi re pi ka naam

naina the jaise kamal ki panhkudiyan
baina the jaise ke bande bashuriya
roop tha jaise ke chanda gagan ka
rang tha bohar ki pehli kiran sa
bani tu jiski kaam ri bata de uska naam re
sakhi re pi ka naam, naam na pucho
sakhi re pi ka naam, naam na pucho
main kaise bataun ye kehte lajjaun
main kaise bataun ye kehte lajjaun
sakhi re pi ka naam, naam na pucho
sakhi ri pi ka naam

Song #21 Hum aaj kahin dil kho baihte….

We are coming to the last two songs in Raag Jhinjhoti. The first one is a rare one. It has Naushad‘s music but it has not been penned by Shakeel Badayuni; it has been penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

What is the other rare thing in the song? Well, it has been sung by Mukesh.

The name of this 1949 movie is Andaz starring Raj Kapoor, Nargis and Dilip Kumar.

Please enjoy in Raag Jhinjhoti: Ham aaj kahin dil kho baithe…

ham Aj kahI.n dil kho baiThe
yU.N samajho kisI ke ho baiThe
ham Aj kahI.n …

haradam jo koI pAs Ane lagA
bhed ulfat ke samajhAne lagA
nazaro.n se nazar kaa TakarAnA
thA dil ke liye ik afasAnA
ham hAtho.n se dil ko ga.nvA baiThe
ham Aj kahI.n …

A.Nkho.n me.n samAyA koI magar
kaun AyA kisI ko kyA ye khabar
pUchho to yahI hai usakA patA
cha.nchal nainA aur shokh adA
ham dil kI naiyyA Dubo baiThe
ham Aj kahI.n …

Song #22 Aaj hai pyaar ka faisla ae sanam…

Finally, the last of best songs set in Raag Jhinjhoti.
Now this actually has almost the complete team that made the best songs in Hindi movies: Shakeel Badayuni as lyricist, Naushad Ali as Music Director, and Lata as a singer in a Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala movie: the 1964 movie Leader that had such great songs as Apani azaadi ko ham hargiz bhulaa sakate nahin, Hamin se mohabbat hamin se ladaayi, Mujhe duniyawaalo sharaabi na samajho, Tere husn ki kyaa tareef karun and Wk Shahenshah ke banwa ke haseen Taj Mahal.

Here is the last composition in Raag Jhinjhoti: Aaj hai pyaar ka faisla ai sanam….

aaj hai pyaar kaa faisalaa ai sanam
aaj meraa muqaddar badal jaa_egaa
tuu agar sa.ngadil hai to paravaah nahii.n
mere naGamo.n se patthar pighal jaa_egaa

dekh mai.n huu.N ba.Dii choT khaa_e hu_e
tere qadamo.n me.n huu.N sar jhukaa_e hu_e
aa gale se lagaa le mujhe varanaa phir
baat rah jaa_egii vaqt Tal jaa_egaa
aaj hai pyaar kaa …

dil ko mere teraa dil nahii.n chaahi_e
aur sivaa isake kuchh nahii.n chaahi_e
tuune kar dii agar ik nigaah-e-qaram
meraa TuuTaa hu_aa dil sa.mbhal jaa_egaa
aaj hai pyaar kaa …

That brings us to the end of the best songs in Hindi movies based on Raaga Jhinjhoti. I hope you liked the selection.

Next we shall take up songs based on Raaga Darbari Kanada.

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