THE BEST RAAGA BASED SONGS IN HINDI MOVIES – RAAGA DARBARI KANADA – PART II

As you are already aware, these blogs are being recreated from the posts on my Facebook page Lyrical wherein I started with this theme of giving you the best raaga based songs in Hindi movies on the 8th of Aug 2015. Presently, I am on my 11th Raaga: Raag Gara. I have already given you blogs on Raaga Bhairavi, Yaman or Kalyan, and Jhinjhoti. This means that I am well behind schedule.

Anyway, lets re-start with our fourth Raaga here: Raag Darbari Kanada; I have already given you Part I of this blog.

Raag Darbari Kanada

After Bhairavi and Yaman or Kalyan, I have chosen to give you songs composed in Raag Darbari Kanada. Darbari Kanada, or simply Darbari, (pronounced darbāri kānada), is a raga in the Kanada family, which is thought to have originated in Carnatic music and brought into North Indian music by Miyan Tansen, the legendary 16th-century composer in emperor Akbar’s court. This tradition is reflected in the name itself; Darbar is the Persian derived word in Hindi meaning “court.” As the most familiar raga in the Kanada family, it may sometimes also be called Shuddha Kanada or pure Kanada. It belongs to the Asavari thaat.

It is also sometimes written as Durbari and Durbarikanada.

Raag Darbari Kanada1Lets recommence listening to Raag Darbari Kanada based songs. We have so far listened to the following in Part I:

  1. Sarfroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai.
  2. O duniya ke rakhwaale.
  3. Tora man darpan kehlaaye.
  4. Main nigaahen tere chehre se hataayun kaise.
  5. Dil jalata hai to jalane de.
  6. Ye hawa ye raat ye chandni.
  7. Tu pyaar ka saagar hai.
  8. Ghunghat ke pat khol re.
  9. Satyam shivam sundaram.
  10. Meri vinti suno Bhagwan.
  11. Toote huye khwaabon ne.
  12. Teri duniya mein dil lagata nahin.

Here is then, the 13th Hindi song composed in Raag Darbari Kanada:

Song #13 Hum tumase juda hoke mar jaayenge ro ro ke…

Fifth day of Raag Darbari based songs. Lets turn to our 13th music director: Usha Khanna. I have taken this from the 1965 Feroze Khan movie Ek Sapera Ek Lutera that he did with Kumkum. Asad Bhopali penned the lyrics and Mohammad Rafi sang it. The song was quite popular during our days.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari: Ham tumase judaa hoke mar jaayenge ro ro ke…..

ham tumase judaa ho ke mar jaa_e.Nge ro-ro ke -2
mar jaa_e.Nge ro-ro ke

duniyaa ba.Dii zaalim hai dil to.D ke ha.Nsatii hai -2
ik mauj kinaare se milane ko tarasatii hai
kah do na ko_ii roke -2
ham tumase judaa …

vaade nahii.n bhuule.nge kasame.n nahii.n to.De.nge -2
ye tay hai ki ham dono.n milanaa nahii.n chho.De.nge
jo rok sake roke -2
ham tumase judaa …

sochaa thaa kabhii do dil milakar na judaa ho.nge
maaluum na thaa ham yuu.N naaqaam-e-vafaa ho.nge
qismat ne.n di_e dhokhe
ham tumase judaa …

Song #14 Tumhen zindagi ke ujaale mubarak….

What about Kalyanji Anandji; you are bound to ask me? Well, he too composed in this royal raaga and did it very well indeed. This is also from a 1965 movie. The movie was called Purnima and starred, if you recall, Dharmendra and Meena Kumari. Mukesh sang for him. Lyrics were penned by Gulzar.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari: Tumhen zindagi ke ujaale mubaarak….

tumhe.n zindagii ke ujaale mubaarak
a.ndhere hame.n aaj raas aa ga_e hai.n
tumhe.n paa ke ham Kud se duur ho ga_e the
tumhe.n chho.Dakar apane paas aa ga_e hai.n
tumhe.n zindagii ke …

tumhaarii vafaa se shiqaayat nahii.n hai
nibhaanaa to ko_ii ravaayat nahii.n hai
jahaa.N tak qadam aaa sake aa ga_e hai.n
a.ndhere hame.n aaj …

chaman se chale hai.n ye ilzaam lekar
bahut jii li_e ham teraa naam lekar
muraado.n kii ma.nzil se duur aa ga_e hai.n
a.ndhere hame.n aaj …

Song #15 Suhaani chandini raatein hamein sone nahin detin…

Talking about Mukesh, 12 years after Purnima and more than 30 years after he started singing for Hindi movies, he still had the same voice. In the 1977 movie Mukti starring Shashi Kapoor and Vidya Sinha, he sang this beautiful number that became very popular indeed. It was put together by Anand Bakshi and RD Burman.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari: Suhaani chandini raaten hamen sone nahin deti….

suhaanii chaa.Ndanii raate.n, hame.n sone nahii.n detii.n
tumhaare pyaar kii baate.n, hame.n sone nahii.n detii.n
suhaanii chaa.Ndanii raate.n, hame.n sone nahii.n detii.n

tumhaare reshamii julfo.n me.n dil ke phuul khilate the
inhii.n phuulo.n ke mausam me.n ham tum bhii milate the
puraanii vo mulaakaate.n, hame.n sone nahii detii.n
tumhaare pyaar kii baate.n, hame.n sone nahii.n detii.n
suhaanii chaa.Ndanii raate.n …

kahii.n aisaa n ho laga jaaye aag dil me.n paanii se
badal le raastaa apanaa ghaTaae.n meharabaanii se
ki yaado.n kii ye barasaate.n, hame.n sone nahii.n detii.n
tumhaare pyaar kii baate.n, hame.n sone nahii.n detii.n
suhaanii chaa.Ndanii raate.n …

Song #16 Mere mehboob na jaa, aaj ki raat naa jaa…

Sixth day of Raag Darbari based songs in which we already have taken up 15 composers: Prem Dhawan, Naushad Ali, Ravi, Madan Mohan, Anil Biswas, Sajjad, Shankar Jaikishen, Bulo C Rani, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Hemant Kumar, Salil Choudhury, Roshan, Usha Khanna, Kalyanji Anandji and RD Burman.

I am going to turn to two relatively modern composers now and one not heard much.

Lets first turn to the relatively unknown one: Jani Babu Qawwal whose qawwali Damadam mast kalandar was very popular but who composed only one popular song in Hindi movies; the one in 1965 movie Noor Mahal. This was written by Saba Afghani and sung by Suman Kalyanpur. The movie starred Jagdeep and Chitra.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari: Mere mehboob naa jaa, aaj ki raat na jaa….

mere mahabuub na jaa, naa jaa naa jaa
mere mahabuub na jaa, aaj kI raat na jaa
hone vaalI hai sahar, tho.DI der aur Thahar
mere mahabuub na jaa …

dekh kitanaa hasIn mausam hai
har taraf ik ajIb aalam hai
jalave is taraha aaj nikhare hai.n
jaise taare zamI.n pe bikhare hai.n, mere mahabuub …

mai.nne kaaTe.n hai.n intazaar ke din
tab kahii.n aaye hai.n bahaar ke din
yU.N naa jaa dil ki shamaa gul kar ke
abhI dekhaa nahI.n hai jI bhar ke, mere mahabuub …

jab se zulfo.n kii chhaa.Nv paaI hai
beqaraarI ko nI.nd aaI hai
is taraha mat jaa yU.NhI sone de
raat Dhalane de subaha hone de, mere mahabuub …

is tarah pher kar nazar mujh se
dUr jaaegaa tU agar mujhase
chaa.NdanI se bhI aag barasegI
shammaa bhI roshanI ko tarasegI, mere mahabuub …

dhaDkano.n me.n yahii taraane hai.n
tere rukane ke sau bahaane hai.n
mere dil kii zaraa sadaa sun le
pyaasii nazaro.n kii iltajaa sun le, mere mahabuub …

Song #17 Dekha hai pehli baar saajan ki aankhon mein pyaar…

Lets turn to the two relatively modern composers now: Composer #17 and 18. The first one is Nadeem Shravan and once again, the song is a favourite from the 1991 movie Saajan starring Madhuri Dixit with Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt.

As with many of Nadeem Shravan songs, the lyrics are by Sameer. Singers are Alka Yagnik and SP Balasubramaniam.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari Kanada: Dekha hai pehli baar, saajan ki aankho mein pyaar….

dekhaa hai pahalii baar saajan kii aa.Nkho.n me.n pyaar
tab jaa ke aayaa mere bechain dil ko karaar
dilabar tujhe milane ko kab se thaa mai.n bekaraar
ab jaa ke aayaa mere bechain dil ko karaar
dekhaa hai pahalii baar …

palake.n jhukaa_uu.n tujhe dil me.n basaa_uu.n
ab bin tere mai.n to kahii.n chain na paa_uu.n
tuu mera jigar hai tuu merii nazar hai
tuu merii aarazuu tuu meraa hamasafar hai
dekhaa hai pahalii baar …

merii adaa_e.n ye merii javaanii
bas tere li_e hai ye merii zi.ndagaanii
tuu merii gazal hai tuu meraa taraanaa
aa terii dha.Dakano.n pe likh duu.N dil kaa fasaanaa
dekhaa hai pahalii baar …

dekhaa hai pahalii baar jaanam kii aa.Nkho.n me.n pyaar
tab jaa ke aayaa mere bechain dil ko karaar
dilabar tujhe milane ko kab se thii mai.n bekaraar
ab jaa ke aayaa mere bechain dil ko karaar
dekhaa hai pahalii baar …

Song #18 Pag ghungroo baandh Meera naachi thi…

And the last one tonight, before we take up the last three tomorrow composing in this Raag, is Bappi Lahiri.

This movie is very nostalgic for me since this was the last movie that I saw with my father before he died in a jeep accident. The 1982 movie Namak Halaal possibly had the best of the songs composed by Bappi Lahiri. I can still recall how my father laughed and laughed with Amitabh‘s acting in the song. It was sung by Kishore Kumar.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari: Pag ghunghru baandh Meera naach thi…..

buzurgo.n ne,
buzurgo.n ne, faramaayaa ke pairo.n pe apane kha.De hoke dikhalaao
phir ye zamaanaa tumhaaraa hai,
zamaane ke sur taal ke saath, ba.Dhate chale jaao
phir har taraanaa tumhaaraa, fasaanaa tumhaaraa hai

are to lo bhaiyaa ham, apane pairo.n ke uupar,
kha.De ho gae,
aur milaalii hai taal
dabaa legaa daa.Nto.n tale u.Ngaliyaa.N … liyaa.N …
ye jahaa.N dekh kar, dekh kar
apanii chaal… vaah vaah!

dhanyavaad!
ke pag ghu.Ngharuu …
ke pag ghu.Ngharuu baa.Ndh, miiraa naachii thii
aur ham naache bin ghu.Ngaruu ke
ke pag ghu.Ngaruu baa.Ndh, miiraa naachii thii
vo tiir bhalaa, kis kaam kaa hai
jo tiir nishaane se chuuke chuuke chuuke re
ke pag ghu.Ngharuu …

sa sa sa ga ga rii rii sa nii nii sa sa sa (3)
ga ga ga pa pa ma ma ga rii rii ga ga ga (2)
pa nii sa (4). ma pa nii (4)
re re re re re ga re ga re ga
## (Kishore stops) ##
pa pa pa pa pa ma ga re sa nii sa dha
sa nii sa dha sa nii sa dha
sa nii sa dha sa nii sa dha
sa dha nii sa sa dha nii sa
sa dha nii sa sa dha nii sa
pa ma pa ma ga ma ga re
ga re sa nii sa nii sa ga
sa re sa ga re ga re ma
re ma ga ma ga ma pa ma
pa ma ga re sa nii sa pa sa
pa ma ga re sa nii sa pa sa
## (Kishore continues) ##
## Mmmmmmm… ##

aap a.ndar se kuchh,
aur baahar se kuchh aur nazar aate hai.n,
barakhurdaar shakl se to, chor nazar aate hai.n,
umr guzarii hai saarii chorii me.n
saare sukh chain band, jurm kii tijaurii me.n

aap kaa to lagataa hai bas yahii sapanaa
raam naam japanaa paraayaa maal apanaa (2)

vatan kaa khaayaa namak to, namak halaal bano,
farz iimaan kii zi.ndaa yahaa.N misaal bano
paraayaa dhan, paraaii naar pe nazar mat Daalo
burii aadat hai ye, aadat abhii badal Daalo

kyo.n ki!! ye aadat to, vo aag hai jo
ik din apanaa ghar phuu.Nke phuu.Nke phuu.Nke re
ke pag ghu.Ngharuu …

## (Some English lines here………) ##
mausam-e-ishq me.n machale hue armaan hai.n ham
dil ko lagataa hai kii do jism ek jaan hai.n ham
aisaa lagataa hai to lagane me.n kuchh buraaii nahii.n
dil ye kahataa hai aap apanii hai.n, paraaii nahii.n

sa.ngemaramar kii haay, koii muurat ho tum
koii dilakash ba.Dii, khuubasuurat ho tum
dil dil se milane kaa koii muhuurat ho
pyaase dilo.n kii zaruurat ho tum

dil chiirake, dikhalaa duu.N mai.n,
dil me.n yahii, suurat ha.nsii.n
kyaa aap ko lagataa nahii.n, ham hai.n mile pahale kahii.n

kyaa des hai, kyaa jaat hai,
kyaa umr hai, kyaa naam hai,
are chho.Diye in baato.n se,
hamako bhalaa kyaa kaam hai

ajii suniye to… ham aap mile
to phir ho shuruu
afasaane lailaa, majanuu lailaa majanuu ke

ke pag ghu.Ngharuu …

Song #19 Kitana haseen hai mausam….

Seventh day of Raag Darbari based songs in which we already have taken up 18 composers: Prem Dhawan, Naushad Ali, Ravi, Madan Mohan, Anil Biswas, Sajjad, Shankar Jaikishen, Bulo C Rani, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Hemant Kumar, Salil Choudhury, Roshan, Usha Khanna, Kalyanji Anandji, RD Burman. Jani Babu Qawwal, Nadeem Shravan and Bappi Lahiri.

Lets start with C Ramchandra today.

This is a beautiful duet between C Ramchandra and Lata Mangeshkar singing for Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari for the 1955 movie Azad. Lyrics are by Rajinder Krishan.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari: Kitana haseen hai mausam, kitana haseen safar hai….

l: kitanaa hasii.n hai.n mausam, kitanaa hasii.n safar hai
chi: sAthI hai khUbasuurat, ye mausam ko bhI khabar hai
kitanaa hasii.n …

chi: milatii nahii.n hai.n ma.nzil, rAhI jo ho akelaa
do ho to phir jahaa.N bhI, chaahe lagaa lo melaa
dil mil gaye to phir kyA, j.ngal bhI ek ghar hai
sAthI hai khUbasuurat, ye mausam ko bhI khabar hai
kitanaa hasii.n …

l: nA jaane havaae.n kyA kahanaa chaahatii hai.n – 2
pa.nchhii terI sadaaye.n kyA kahanaa chaahatii hai.n – 2
kuchh to hai aaj jisakaa, har chiiz par asar hai
chi: sAthI hai khUbasuurat, ye mausam ko bhI khabar hai
kitanaa hasii.n …

chi: kudarat ye kah rahii hai, aa dil se dil milaa le
ulafat se aag lekar, dil kA diyaa jalaale
sachchii agar lagan hai, phir kisakaa tujhako Dar hai
sAthI hai khUbasuurat, ye mausam ko bhI khabar hai
kitanaa hasii.n …

Song #20 Mitwa laut aaye ri…

19 songs by 19 different composers so far. Here is our 20th composer in Raag Darbari Kanada: SN Tripathi.

This is from the 1962 movie Sangeet Samrat Tansen starring Bharat Bhushan and Anita Guha. Lyrics are by Shailendra and singer is Manna De.

Please enjoy in Raag Kanada: Mitwa laut aaye ri….

aa~ ta na Om
mitavaa aa jaao

mitavaa lauT aaye rii
aaj mero jiyaraa kyo.n na aaye
subh din dash.ran paaye
mitavaa laut aaye rii

nainaa jo the niir bhare
piyaa ko dekh phir se muskaaye
aaye rii, aaye rii
aaye mitavaa lauT aaye rii

divaa laa de bujhaaye ko_ii
jaaguu.N priit kii jyot jagaaye
aaye rii, aaye rii, aaye rii
mitavaa lauT aaye rii

% tej gati
mitavaa lauT aaye rii
aaj mero jiyaraa kyo.n na gaaye
subh din dash.ran paaye
mitavaa laut aaye
mitavaa laut aaye
mitavaa laut aaye

Song #21 Hungama hai kyun barpa thodi si jo pi li hai…

And our last composer in this Raag, the 21st, is singer-composer Ghulam Ali. It is not really a Hindi movie song but I am giving it here because of its background and popularity. It is a creation of the poet Akbar Allahabadi. 

Akbar Allahabadi’s song is clearly about the pleasures of imbibing alcohol, it is claimed that its genesis is in the social context of the British Raj in India, at a time when the Muslim League had begun to exert its independent approach to interacting with the British, against the wishes of the Congress. Some Muslims, including Akbar Allahabadi, hoped for Hindu-Muslim unity. This caused others to suggest that he had been given alcohol by the Hindus. (Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol.) His ghazal was intended as a response to those insinuations.

The ghazal was made famous by Ghulam Ali lending his voice to it.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari Kanada: Hungama hai kyun barpa thodi si jo pi li hai….

Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa, Thodi Si Jo Pii Lii Hai
Daakaa Toh Nahin Daalaa Chori Toh Nahi Kii Hai

Naa Tajurbakaari Se Vaais Kii Ye Baatein Hai
Is Rang Ko Kyaa Jaane Puchho Toh Kabhi Pii Hai

Us Ma’ay Se Nahi Matlab, Dil Jis se Hai Begaanaa
Maqasudd Hai Us Mai Se Dil Hii Mein Jo Khinchati Hai

Har Zarra Chamaktaa Hai Anwaar-e-Ilaahi Se
Har Saans Ye Kehati Hai Hum Hai To Khuda Bhi Hai

Suraj Mein Lage Dhabba Fitrat ke Karishme hain
But Hum ko Kahein Kaafir Allah Ki Marzi Hai

Here is my translation for those who require it:

Why is there so much hue and cry if I have had some alcohol?
I haven’t robbed someone, nor have I committed any theft.

Inexperienced are the words of the preacher/saintly(Va’iz).
For someone who has never tasted alcohol, can never rightly comment about it.

Us Ma’ay Say Nahin Matlab,
Dil Jis Say Ho Baygaana
Maqsood Hay Oos Ma’ay Se,
Dil Hee Main Jo Khinchtee Hai
(In the next lines he tries to respond to the dogmatic politicians)
Ma’ay here meaning, Wine.
I am not concerned with that wine (ma’ay), whose consumption does not touch the heart. It does not bother me as it is just for the sake of drinking.
I am bothered with, or by saying ‘wine’, I intend (maqsood) that entity, using which some people are trying to play dirty politics and dividing hearts.

Every thing that exists (har zarra) in this universe, is due to the grace of the almighty.(Anwar-e-Elaahi, meaning Grace of God). Then very beautifully the poet says, Har Saans ye kehti hai, Hum hai to Khuda Bhi hai..Its like we are a part of the Lord, and we exist and breathe within his shadow of Divinity.

Song #22 Aap ki nazaron ne samajha pyaar ke kaabil mujhe…

Now that we have taken up the compositions in Raag Darbari of as many as 21 composers, we are going to take up, songs chosen by me to end Raag Darbari based songs; three songs in this part and some more in Part III.

The first is from Madan Mohan with lyrics by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. The song is from the 1962 movie Anpadh with Mala Sinha in the title role and Dharmendra as the professor.

The song is listed amongst the top ten songs of Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari: Aap ki nazaron ne samajha pyaar ke kaabil mujhe….

aap kii nazaro.n ne samajhaa, pyaar ke kaabil mujhe
dil kii ai dha.Dakan Thahar jaa, mil ga_ii ma.nzil mujhe
aap kii nazaro.n ne samajhaa

jii hame.n ma.nzuur hai, aapakaa ye faisalaa – 2
kah rahii hai har nazar, ba.ndaa-paravar shukariyaa
do jahaa.N kii aaj khushiyaa.N ho ga_ii.n haasil mujhe
aap kii nazaro.n ne samajhaa …

aap kii ma.nzil huu.N mai.n merii ma.nzil aap hai.n – 2
kyuu.N mai.n tuufaan se Daruu.N mere saahil aap hai.n
koii tuufaano.n se kah de, mil gayaa saahil mujhe
aap kii nazaro.n ne samajhaa …

pa.D ga_ii dil par merii, aap kii parchhaa_iyaa.N – 2
har taraf bajane lagii.n saika.Do.n shahanaa_iyaa.N
ha.Nsake apanii zi.ndagii me.n, kar liyaa shaamil mujhe
aap kii nazaro.n ne samajhaa …

Song #23 Yaad mein teri jaag jaag ke hum….

The second has been composed by Naushad and is from the 1963 iconic movie Mere Mehboob. As with most Naushad songs, lyrics are by my favourite lyricist: Shakeel Badayuni and the duet is between Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar singing for Rajendra Kumar and Sadhana respectively.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari: Yaad mein teri jaag jaag ke ham….

yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham
raat bhar karavaTe.n badalate hai.n
har gha.Dii dil me.n terI ulfat ke
dhiime dhiime chiraaG jalate hai.n

jabase tUne nigaah pherii hai
din hai suunaa to raat a.ndherii hai
chaa.Nd bhI ab najar nahii.n AtA
ab sitaare bhI kam nikalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

luT gayii vo bahaar kI mahafil
chhuT gayii hamase pyaar kI ma.nzil
zi.ndagii kI udaas rAho.n me.n
terI yaado.n ke sAth chalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

tujhako paakar hame.n bahaar milii
tujhase chhuTakar magar ye baat khulii
baaGabaan hii chaman ke phuulo.n ko
apane pairo.n se khud masalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

kyA kahe.n tujhase kyuu.n huii duurii
ham samajhate hai.n apanii majabuurii
tujhako maaluum kyA ke tere liye
dil ke gam aa.Nsuo.n me.n Dhalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

Song #24 Sau baar janam lenge……

And the last song for the Part II of the blog on Raag Darbari Kanada based best songs in Hindi movies has been composed by my namesake: Ravi. I often marvel at the beautiful, somewhat enigmatic picturisation of the song. It is from another 1963 movie: Ustaadon Ke Ustaad starring Pradeep Kumar and Shakeela. Asad Bhopali wrote the lyrics and Mohammad Rafi sang it.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari: Sau baar janam lenge….

sau baar janam le.nge, sau baar fanaa ho.nge
ai jaan-e-vafaa phir bhii, ham tum na judaa ho.nge

qismat hame milane se, rokegii bhalaa kab tak
in pyaar kii raaho.n me.n, bhaTakegii vafaa kab tak
qadamo.n ke nishaa.N khud hii, ma.nzil kaa pataa ho.nge

ye kaisii udaasii hai, jo husn pe chhaaii hai
ham duur nahii.n tum se, kahane ko judaaii hai
aramaan bhare do dil, phir ek jagah ho.nge

That brings us to the end of Part II of The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Darbari. Please await Part III.

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