THE BEST RAAGA BASED SONGS IN HINDI MOVIES – RAAGA BHIMPALASI – PART I

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 12th Raaga: Raag Bageshri. I have already given you blogs on Raaga Bhairavi, Yaman or Kalyan, Jhinjhoti and Darbari Kanada; which make only four of the twelve Raagas. This means that I am well behind schedule.

Tonight we start with our fifth Raag: Raag Bhimpalasi. Raag Bhimpalasi is an afternoon raaga, sung from late afternoon to sunset, Bhimpalasi is poignant and passionate, filled with yearning. The raga is reputed to reduce tension and short temper.

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Now look at the cover picture depicting the song Khilate hain gul yahan khilake bikharane ko. You get the yearning, the longing, the passion and the poignancy. I have always given you, in the cover pictures of the Raagas, what I feel is the song that comes nearest to the description of the Raaga.

The Raaga is in Thaat Kafi. The other Raagas in Thaat Kafi are Pilu, Kafi and Bageshri. Raag Bhimpalasi is sung in Bhakati, Shringar and Vir ras.

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Song #1 Khilate hain gul yahan khil ke bikharane ko…

Sharmilee, the 1971 movie, has Rakhee‘s double role as Kamini (the bad girl) and Kanchan (the innocent one). Shashi Kapoor as Captain Ajit Kapoor falls in love with Kamini when he is returning from Army base and takes shelter in a rest house whereat Kamini and her friends are having a party. It is snowing outside and in order to warm up the party, he sings this song for them. Kamini and Ajit instantly fall in love.

The song has Neeraj‘s lyrics and SD Burman‘s music. It is one of the most passionate songs Kishore Kumar ever sang.

Please enjoy in Raag Bhimpalasi: Khilate hain gul yahan khilake bikharne ko…..

khilate hai.n gul yahaa.N, khilake bikharane ko
milate hai.n dil yahaa.N, milake bichha.Dane ko
khilate hai.n gul yahaa.N …

(kal rahe naa rahe, mausam ye pyaar kaa
kal ruke na ruke, Dolaa bahaar kaa ) – (2)
chaar pal mile jo aaj, pyaar me.n guzaar de
khilate hai.n gul yahaa.N …

jhiilo.n ke ho.nTho.n par, megho.n kaa raag hai
phuulo.n ke siine me.n, Tha.nDii Tha.nDii aag hai
dil ke aaine me.n tuu, ye samaa utaar de
khilate hai.n gul yahaa.N …

pyaasaa hai dil sanam, pyaasii ye raat hai
ho.nTho.n me dabii dabii, koii miiThii baat hai
in lamho.n pe aaj tuu, har khushii nisaar de
khilate hai.n gul yahaa.N …

Song #2 Aa neele gagan tale pyaar ham karen….

Poignant, passionate, filled with yearning….here is another very good example of it except that I couldn’t find its original video and picture. It has recently assumed iconic proportions as the number one Hindi song for Valentines day.

The song speaks of Shankar Jaikishen‘s excellence in Raaga based songs and Hemant Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar‘s excellence in romantic duets. Hasrat Jaipuri‘s lyrics are so exquisite that they leave you with stunning beauty that stays with you forever. The name of this 1954 movie is Baadshah starring Pradeep Kumar and Usha Kiran.

Please enjoy in Raag Bhimpalasi: Aa neele gagan tale pyaar ham Karen….

aa niile gagan tale pyaar ham kare.n
hil mil ke pyaar kaa iqaraar ham kare.n
aa niile …

ye shaam kii belaa ye madhur mast nazaare
baiThe rahe.n ham yuu.Nhii.n baaho.n ke sahaare
vo din naa aae intazaar ham kare.n
aa niile gagan …

do jaa.n hai.n ham aise mile ek hii ho jaae.n
Dhuu.NDhaa kare duniyaa hame.n ham pyaar me.n kho jaae.n
bechain bahaaro.n ko gulazaar ham kare.n
aa niile gagan tale …

tuu maa.Ng kaa sinduur tuu aa.Nkho.n kaa hai kaajal
le baa.ndh le haatho.n ke kinaare se ye aa.Nchal
saamane baiThe raho shrR^i.ngaar ham kare.n
aa niile gagan tale …

Song #3 Naino mein badara chhaye bijli si chamake haay…

Some of Lata Mangeshkar‘s best songs are picturised on the actress Sadhana. Of course this one is composed by her “bhaiyya” Madan Mohan who was steeped in Raagas. Indeed, on my cellphone, when I listen to this song, I also listen to Lata Mangeshkar’s introduction about how Madan bhaiyya bled from his hand when in disgust he hit it against a glass door; the disgust caused by Madan Mohan observing that some of his musicians were playing against the beat of the Raaga!

The song for which Madan Mohan injured his hand was this song for the 1966 movie Mera Saya. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan penned the lyrics.

Please enjoy in Raag Bhimpalasi: Naino mein badra chhaye….

naino.n me.n badaraa chhaae, bijalii sii chamake haae
aise me.n balam mohe, garavaa lagaa le
naino.n me.n…

madiraa me.n Duubii a.Nkhiyaa.N
cha.nchal hai.n dono.n sakhiyaa.N
Dhalatii rahe.ngii tohe
palako.n kii pyaarii pakhiyaa.N
sharamaa ke de.ngii tohe
madiraa ke pyaale
naino.n me.n…

prem diivaanii huu.N me.n
sapano.n kii raanii huu.N mai.n
pichhale janam se terii
prem kahaanii huu.N mai.n
aa is janam me.n bhii tuu
apanaa banaa le
naino.n me.n…

Song #4 Maine chand aur sitaaron ki tamanna ki thi….

Okay, we have just started with this Raag and taken up only SD Burman, Shankar Jaikishen and Madan Mohan so far.

Lets take up a beautiful song composed by N Dutta now. Remember N Dutta? He had that beautiful numbers of Dhool Ka Phool to his credit: Dhadakane lage dil ke taaron ki duniya and Tere pyaar ka aasra chahata hoon and some other excellent numbers such as Tang aa chuke hain kashmekash zindagi se ham.

This one sung by Mohammad Rafi is amongst his best. It was there in the 1956 movie Chandrakanta. Lyrics are by Sahir Ludhianvi. The song is picturised on Bharat Bhushan. Once again, I am sorry I couldn’t find the original video but you may listen to and enjoy the song.

Please enjoy in Raag Bhimpalasi: Maine chand aur sitaaron ki tamanna ki thi…..

(mai.n ne chaa.Nd aur sitaaro.n kii tamannaa kii thii
mujhako raato.n kii siyaahii ke sivaa kuchh na milaa ) – 2
mai.n ne chaa.Nd sitaaro.n …

mai.n vo naGamaa huu.N jise pyaar kii mahafil na milii
vo musaafir huu.N jise koii bhii manzil na milii
zakhm paae.n hai.n bahaaro.n kii tamannaa kii thii
mai.n ne chaa.Nd sitaaro.n …

kisii gesuu kisii aa.Nchal kaa sahaaraa bhii nahii.n
raaste me.n koii dhu.Ndhalaa saa sitaaraa bhii nahii.n
merii nazaro.n ne nazaaro.n kii tamannaa kii thii
mai.n ne chaa.Nd sitaaro.n …

merii raaho.n se judaa ho gaI raahe.n unakii
aaj badalii nazar aatii hai.n nigaahe.n unakii
jisase is dil ne sahaaro.n kii tamannaa kii thii
mai.n ne chaa.Nd sitaaro.n …

pyaar maa.Ngaa to sisakate hue aramaan mile
chain chaahaa to uma.Date hue tuufaan mile
Duubate dil ne kinaaro.n kii tamannaa kii thii
mai.n ne chaa.Nd sitaaro.n …

dil me.n naakaam ummido.n ke basere paaye
roshanii lene ko nikalaa to a.ndhere paaye
ra.ng aur nuur ke dhaaro.n kii tamannaa kii thii
mai.n ne chaa.Nd aur sitaaro.n …

Song #5 Afsaana likh rahi hoon dil-e-beqraar kaa…

How many of you know that the very first song of my favourite lyricist and poet Shakeel Badayuni was composed by his mentor and music director Naushad Ali in Raag Bhimpalasi?

It is from the 1947 movie Dard starring Suraiyya and Munnavar Sultana and was sung by Uma Devi (who later assumed the name of Tun Tun).

By this time you have guessed the song; haven’t you?

Yes, I am talking about: Afsaana likh rahi hoon dil-e-beqraar kaa…..

afasaana likh rahii huu.N (2) dil-e-beqaraar kaa
aa.Nkho.N me.n ra.ng bhar ke tere i.ntazaar kaa
afasaanaa likh rahii huu.N

jab tuu nahii.n to kuchh bhii nahii.n hai bahaar me.n
nahii.n hai bahaar me.n
jii chaahataa hai muu.Nh bhii
jii chaahataa hai muu.Nh bhii na dekhuu.N bahaar kaa
aa.Nkho.N me.n rang bhar ke tere i.ntazaar kaa
afasaanaa likh rahii huu.N

haasil hai.n yuu.N to mujhako zamaane kii daulate.n
zamaane kii daulate.n
lekin nasiib laa_ii
lekin nasiib laa_ii huu.N ik soGavaar kaa
aa.Nkho.N me.n rang bhar ke tere i.ntazaar kaa
afasaanaa likh rahii huu.N

aajaa ki ab to aa.Nkh me.n aa.Nsuu bhii aa gaye
aa.Nsuu bhii aa gaye
saaGar chhalak uThaa
saaGar chhalak uThaa mere sabr-o-qaraar kaa
aa.Nkho.N me.n rang bhar ke tere i.ntazaar kaa
afasaanaa likh rahii huu.N

Song #6 Kuchh dil ne kaha, kuchh bhi nahin….

Now that we have taken a song of Shakeel Badayuni, I am tempted to give one of my other favourite: Hemant Kumar; but, this time as music director.

This is from the 1966 movie Anupama with Sharmila Tagore in the title role. She became a recluse in the movie because her father Tarun Bose lost her mother during her delivery and hence her father hates her. Dharmendra as a poet and writer tries to bring her out of her shell. The movie had a remarkably beautiful song sung by Hemant Kumar: Yaa dil ki suno duniya waalo.

This was the first attempt by Hrishikesh Mukherjee to pair together Sharmila Tagore and Dharmendra. So impressed was he with their performance that he did a number of movies with them together such as Chupake Chupake and called this the best pairing in Hindi films. Interestingly, both Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore celebrated their 80th and 71st birthdays respectively day before yesterday.

Kaifi Azmi‘s lyrics and Lata Mangeshkar‘s singing are both superb too.

Please enjoy in Raag Bhimpalasi: Kuchh dil ne kaha, kuchh bhi nahin….

kuchh dila ne kahaa, kuchha bhii nahii.n – 2
aisii bhii baate.n hotii hai.n – 2
kuchha dila ne kahaa, kuchha bhii nahii.n

letaa hai dila a.nga.Daa_iyaa.n, isa dila ko samajhaaye koI
aramaana naa aa.Nkhe.n khola de.n, rusavaa naa ho jaaye koI
palako.n kii Tha.nDii seja para, sapano.n kii pariyaa.n sotii hai.n
aisii bhii baate.n hotii hai.n – 2
kuchha dila ne kahaa, kuchha bhii nahii.n

dila kii tassalii ke liye, jhuuThii chamaka jhuuTh nikhaara
jiivana to suunaa hii rahaa, saba samajhe aayii bahaara
kaliyo.n se koii puuchhataa, ha.nsatii hai.n yaa rotii hai.n
aisii bhii baate.n hotii hai.n – 2
kuchha dila ne kahaa, kuchha bhii nahii.n

Song #7 Mere mann ka bawra panchhi…

In two days of songs based on Raag Bhimpalasi, I have given you songs by six music directors: SD Burman, Shankar Jaikishen, Madan Mohan, N Dutta, Naushad and Hemant Kumar.

Lets proceed further. The first music director of tonight is C Ramchandra. This song is a tribute to the South Indian actress Padmini and her dancing skills (you may recall her from the Raj Kapoor starrer Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behati Hai). The name of this 1958 movie is Amardeep starring Dev Anand, Padmini and Vyjaynthimala. Lyrics of this song were by Rajendra Krishan.

Please enjoy in Raag Bhimpalasi: Mere mann ka bawra panchhi….

mere man kaa baavaraa pa.nchhii kyo.n baar baar Dole -2
sapano.n me.n aaj kis kaa vo bahake pyaar Dole
mere man kaa …

kis ke khayaal me.n ye nazare.n jhukii jhukii hai.n -2
dekho idhar bhii lab par aahe.n rukii rukii hai.n -2
tum ho qaraar jis dil kaa -2
vahii beqaraar Dole
mere man kaa …

dil ko lagan hai usakii miiThii nazar hai jisakii -2
ham paas hai.n tumhaare phir dil me.n yaad hai kis kii -2
tum jo nazar milaao -2
dil me.n bahaar Dole
mere man kaa …

kab se kha.De hue hai.n kah do to lauT jaae.n -2
tumhe duur hii se dekhe.n har dil na paas aaye -2
aa.Nkho.n me.n zi.ndagii bhar tak -2
teraa i.ntazaar Dole
mere man kaa …

Song #8 Mere pyaar woh hai ke mar ke bhi tumako….

I hope you liked the last song with Lata singing for Padmini and on C Ramchandra’s music.

Lets turn to our eighth music director composing in Raag Bhimpalasi. The pairing of Lyricist SH Bihari with Music Director OP Nayyar in the 1964 movie Kashmir Ki Kali produced some of the most enchanting songs in Hindi movies. Two years later, they were back in Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi, which, just like Kashmir Ki Kali starred Sharmila Tagore but, instead of Shammi Kapoor, having Biswjeet as the hero.

The song is one of the best songs of Mahendra Kapoor.

Please enjoy in Raag Bhimpalasi: Mera pyaar who hai ke mar ke bhi tumako….

merA pyAr vo hai ke, mar kar bhI tum ko ##(slow)##
judA apanI bAho.n se hone na degA
merA pyAr vo hai ke, mar kar bhI tum ko
judA apanI bAho.n se hone na degA
milI mujhako jannat to jannat ke badale
khudA se merI jA.n tumhe.n mA.ng legA
merA pyAr vo hai

zamAnA to karavaT badalatA rahegA
nae zindagI ke tarAne bane.nge
miTegI na lekin muhabbat hamArI
miTAne ke sau sau bahAne bane.nge
haqIkat hameshA haqIkat rahegI
kabhI bhI na isakA fasAnA banegA
merA pyAr vo hai ke …

tumhe.n chhIn le merI bAho.n se koI
merA pyAr yU.n besahArA nahI.n hai
tumhArA badan chA.ndanI Ake chhUle
mere dil ko ye bhI gavArA nahI.n hai
khudA bhI agar tumase Ake milegA
tumhArI qasam hai merA dil jalegA
merA pyAr vo hai ke …

Song #9 Tu kahan yeh bata iss nasheeli raat mein…

Lets now turn to a movie partly shot in my home station Shimla. It is a Dev Anand, Nutan movie Tere Ghar Ke Saamne; just like another movie Manzil starring both of them that too was shot in Shimla: Manzil with the Hemant Kumar number: Yaad aa gayin wo nasheeli nigaahen.

Being a Dev Anand Movie, it wasn’t surprising to have SD Burman as the music director (Indeed Hum Dono was a rare Dev Anand starrer that had Jaidev’s music).

In Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, Nutan has travelled to Shimla from Delhi. Dev Anand follows her on a scooter. In Shimla she cannot be found. So Dev Anand sings this song to find her and of course, by the end of the song, finds her!

Lyrics are by Hasrat Jaipuri and Mohammad Rafi is the singer.

Please enjoy in Raag Bhimpalasi: Tuu kahan yeh bata is nasheeli raat mein….

tuu kahaa.N, ye bataa, is nashiilii raat me.n
maane naa meraa dil diivaanaa
haay re … maane naa meraa dil diivaanaa

he … ba.Daa naTakhaT hai samaa – 2
har nazaaraa hai javaa.N
chhaa gayaa chaaro.n taraf, merii aaho.n kaa dhuaa.N
dil meraa, merii jaa.N, naa jaanaa … tuu kahaa.N …

o o … aaii jab Tha.nDii havaa – 2
maine puuchhaa jo pataa
vo bhii kataraake gaI, aur bechain kiyaa
pyaar se, tuu mujhe, de sadaa … tuu kahaa.N …

he … chaa.nd taaro.n ne sunaa – 2
in bahaaro.n ne sunaa
dard kaa raag meraa, rahaguzaaro.n ne sunaa
tuu bhii sun, jaaneman, aa bhii jaa … tuu kahaa.N …

o o … pyaar kaa dekho asar – 2
aae tum thaame jigar
mil gaI aaj mujhe, merii manachaahii Dagar
kyuu.N chhupaa, ek jhalak, phir dikhaa … tuu kahaa.N …

Song #10 Chalo ik baar phir se ajnabi ban jaayen hum dono…

Nine directors so far who have composed in Raag Bhimpalasi: SD Burman, Shankar Jaikishen, Madan Mohan, N Dutta, Naushad, Hemant Kumar, C Ramchandra, OP Nayyar and SD Burman.

Our tenth one is my namesake Ravi and this is really one of his best, as also the best of the lyricist Sahir Ludhainvi and singer Mahendra Kapoor. It is from the 1963 movie Gumraah starring Sunil Dutt, Mala Sinha and her husband in the movie Ashok Kumar.

Please enjoy in Raag Bhimpalasi: Chalo ik baar phir se….

chalo ik baar phir se, ajanabii ban jaae.n ham dono
chalo ik baar phir se …

na mai.n tumase koI ummiid rakhuu.N dilanavaazii kii
na tum merii taraf dekho galat a.ndaaz nazaro.n se
na mere dil kii dha.Dakan la.Dakha.Daaye merii baato.n se
na zaahir ho tumhaarii kashm-kash kaa raaz nazaro.n se
chalo ik baar phir se …

tumhe.n bhii koI ulajhan rokatii hai peshakadamii se
mujhe bhii log kahate hai.n ki ye jalave paraae hai.n
mere hamaraah bhii rusavaaiyaa.n hai.n mere maajhii kii – 2
tumhaare saath bhii guzarii huii raato.n ke saaye hai.n
chalo ik baar phir se …

taarruf rog ho jaaye to usako bhuulanaa behatar
taalluk bojh ban jaaye to usako to.Danaa achchhaa
vo afasaanaa jise a.njaam tak laanaa naa ho mumakin – 2
use ek khuubasuurat mo.D dekar chho.Danaa achchhaa
chalo ik baar phir se …

Song #11 Koi nahin hai phir bhi hai mujhako…..

Lets take our eleventh composer composing a song in Raag Bhimpalasi. We have Laxmikant Pyarelal. It is a song from the 1967 movie Patthar Ke Sanam starring Waheeda Rehman and Manoj Kumar. She is alone in the hills but she has a strange waiting for someone. Majrooh‘s lyrics are exquisite and so is Lata Mangeshkar‘s singing.

Please enjoy in Raag Bhimpalasi: Koii nahin hai phir bhi hai mujhako….

ko_ii nahii.n hai phir bhii hai mujhako -2
kyaa jaane kisakaa i.ntazaar ho o o
ko_ii nahii.n hai phir bhii hai mujhako
kyaa jaane kisakaa i.ntazaar ho o o
ye bhii naa jaanuu.N laharaa ke aa.Nchal
kisako bulaaye baar baar

sochuu.N ye hai.n ungaliyaa.N kisake pyaar kii
gaalo.n ko chhuye jo Daalii bahaar kii
chhuye jo Daalii bahaar kii
sochuu.N ye hai.n ungaliyaa.N kisake pyaar kii
kaun hai ai hawaa ai bahaar

ko_ii nahii.n hai phir bhii hai mujhako
kyaa jaane kisakaa i.ntazaar -2

paanii me.n chhabii mai.n dekhuu.N kha.Dii kha.Dii
baalo.n me.n sajaa ke kaliyaa.N ba.Dii ba.Dii
sajaa ke kaliyaa.N ba.Dii ba.Dii
paanii me.n chhabii mai.n dekhuu.N kha.Dii kha.Dii
phir banuu.N aap hii bekaraar

ko_ii nahii.n hai phir bhii hai mujhako
kyaa jaane kisakaa i.ntazaar -2

waadii me.n nishaan mere hii paa.Nv ke
phuulo.n pe hai.n ra.ng merii hii chhaa.Nv ke
hai.n ra.ng merii hii chhaa.Nv ke
waadii me.n nishaan mere hii paa.Nv ke
phir bhii kyuu.N aaye naa aitabaar

ko_ii nahii.n hai phir bhii hai mujhako
kyaa jaane kisakaa i.ntazaar ho o o
ye bhii naa jaanuu.N laharaa ke aa.Nchal
kisako bulaaye baar baar
kyaa jaane kisakaa i.ntazaar -2

Song #12 Le to aaye ho hamen sapno ke…

Our last composer for the day composing in Raag Bhimpalasi is Ravindra Jain. I am really very fond of this song as I saw the movie with my parents in my home place. Lyrics are also by Ravindra Jain and the voice is that of Hemlata.

The name of the movie is the 1977 movie: Dulhan Wohi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye.

Please enjoy in Raag Bhimpalasi: Le to aaye ho hamen sapano ke gaanv mein….

le to aaye ho hame.n sapano.n kii gaa.Nv me.n
pyaar kii chhaa.Nv me.n biThaaye rakhanaa
sajanaa o sajanaa …

tumane chhuaa to taar baj uThe man ke
tum jaisaa chaaho rahe vaise hii ban ke
tum se shuruu, tumhii.n pe kahaanii khatm kare
duujaa na aaye koii naino ke gaa.Nv me.n
le to aaye ho hame.n …

chhoTaa saa ghar ho apanaa, pyaaraa saa jag ho
koii kisii se pal bhar na alag ho
isake sivaa ab duujii koii chaah nahii.n
ha.Nsate rahe ham dono.n phuulo.n ke gaa.Nv me.n
le to aaye ho hame.n …

There then, that’s my first dozen songs set in Raag Bhimpalasi. This forms the Part I of this blog.

Please await another dozen songs in Part II.

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