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

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 18th Raaga: Raag Asavari. I have already given you blogs on Raaga Bhairavi (Part I, II and III), Yaman or Kalyan (Part I, II and III), Jhinjhoti (Part I, II) and Darbari Kanada (Part I, II) and Bhimpalasi (Part I and II) which make only five of the eightteen Raagas. This means that I am well behind schedule.

Anyway, lets start with Part III our fourth Raaga here: Raag Darbari Kanada that I have neglected to give you so far.

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.

Raag Darbari Kanada

It is also sometimes written as Durbari and Durbarikanada.

Lets 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.

And, we have had the following in Part II:

  1. Hum tumase juda hoke mar jaayenge ro ro ke.
  2. Tumahen zindagi ke ujaale mubarak.
  3. Suhaani chandni raatein hamen sone nahin detin.
  4. Mere mehboob na jaa aaj ki raat naa jaa.
  5. Dekha hai pehli baar saajan ki aankhon mein pyaar.
  6. Pag ghungroo baandh Meera naachi thi.
  7. Kitana haseen hai mausam.
  8. Mitwa laut aaye ri.
  9. Hungama hai kyun barpa thodi si jo pi hai.
  10. Aap ki nazaron ne samajha pyaar ke kaabil mujhe.
  11. Yaad mein teri jaag jaag ke hum.
  12. Sau baar janam lenge.

A total of 24 songs so far. Lets listen to the songs in the final part:

Song #25 Mujhe tumase kuchh bhi naa chaahiye…

The last few days of songs based on Raag Darbari Kanada. Lets late another composition of Shankar Jaikishen. Kanhaiyya was the name of this Raj Kapoor 1959 movie, which starred him opposite Nutan. As with most SJ songs, Shailendra was the lyricist and Mukesh the singer.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari: Mujhe tumase kuchh bhi naa chaahiye…..

mujhe tum se kuchh bhii na chaahiye
mujhe mere haal pe chho.D do
mujhe mere haal pe chho.D do
meraa dil agar koii dil na thaa
use mere saamane to.D do
mujhe tum se kuchh bhii …

mai.n ye bhuul jaa_uu.Ngaa zi.ndagii
kabhii muskuraayii thii pyaar me.n
mai.n ye bhuul jaa_uu.Ngaa meraa dil
kabhii khil uThaa thaa bahaar me.n
jinhe.n is jahaa.N ne bhulaa diyaa
meraa naam un me.n hii jo.D do
mujhe tum se kuchh bhii …

tumhe.n apanaa kahane kii chaah me.n
kabhii ho sake na kisii ke ham
yahii dad.r mere jigar me.n hai
mujhe maar Daalegaa bas ye Gam
mai.n vo gul huu.N jo na khilaa kabhii
mujhe kyo.n na shaaK se to.D do
mujhe tum se kuchh bhii …

Song #26 Ai dil mujhe aisi jagah le chal jahan koi naa ho…

Another sad song set in Raag Darbari. This time, by Anil Biswas. This has Majrooh‘s lyrics and Talat Mehmood‘s voice. The name of this 1950 movie is Arzoo starring Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal and Shashikala.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari: Ai dil mujhe aisi jagah le chal jahan koi na ho…..

ai dil mujhe aisii jagah le chal jahaa.N koI na ho
apanaa paraayaa meharabaa.n naa-meharabaa.n koI na ho
ai dil mujhe aisii jagah le chal

jaa kar kahii.n kho jaauu.N mai.n, nii.nd aae aur so jaauu.N mai.n
nii.nd aae aur so jaauu.N mai.n
duniyaa mujhe Dhuu.NDhe magar meraa nishaa.n koI na ho
ai dil mujhe aisii jagah le chal

ulfat kaa badalaa mil gayaa, vo Gam luTaa vo dil gayaa
vo Gam luTaa vo dil gayaa
chalanaa hai sab se duur duur ab kaaravaa.n koI na ho
apanaa paraayaa meharabaa.n naa-meharabaa.n koI na ho
ai dil mujhe aisii jagah le chal jahaa.N koI na ho

Song #27 Raha gardishon mein hardam…

Lets listen to this beautiful composition by Ravi. It has some of the finest lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni. The name of this 1966 movie starring Manoj Kumar, Asha parekh and Simi Grewal is Do Badan and the singer is Mohammad Rafi.

Do Badan had some of the finest songs penned by Shakeel, with really soul stirring music by Ravi. Have a look:

  1. Bharii duniyaa me.n aaKir dil ko samajhaane kahaa.N jaae.n
  2. Jab chalii ThaNDii havaa, jab uThii kaalii ghaTaa
  3. Lo aa gayii unakii yaad, vo nahii.n aaye
  4. Mat ja_iiyo naukariyaa chho.D ke
  5. Nasiib me.n jisake jo likhaa thaa
  6. Rahaa gardisho.n me.n haradam, mere ishq kaa sitaaraa

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari Kanada: Raha gardishon mein hardam mere ishq ka sitaara…..

Rahaa gardisho.n me.n haradam mere ishq kaa sitaaraa
kabhii Dagamagaayii kashtii, kabhii luT gayaa kinaaraa

koii dil kaa khel dekhe, ki muhabbato.n kii baazii
vo qadam qadam pe jiite, mai.n qadam qadam pe haaraa

ye hamaarii badanasiibii jo nahii.n to aur kyaa hai
ki usii ke ho gaye ham, jo na ho sakaa hamaaraa

pa.De jab Gamo.n ke paale, rahe miTake miTanevaale
jise maut bhii na puuchhaa, use zi.ndagii ne maaraa

Song #28 Agar mujhase mohabbat hai…

Last year I took up seeing old Hindi movies on my computer; movies that I had missed seeing during my youth. The 1964 movie Aap Ki Parchhayian was selected by me because of what I regard as the second best Mohammad Rafi song after Mere mehboob tujhe: Main nigaahen tere chehre se hataaun kaise? I have already given you that song having been composed in Raag Darbari Kanada by the maestro Madan Mohan on Raja Mehdi Ali Khan’s lyrics.

This is the second song of the movie composed in the same Raaga.

The movie was nothing great. However, sometimes in average movies or below average movies, you come across great songs. A real good example is a superb composition by Salil da in the Dev Anand and Mala Sinha movie Maya that can best be described as below average.

Dharmendra and Shashikala acted in Aap Ki Parchhayian.

Please enjoy Lata Mangeshkar sing in Raag Darbari Kanada: Agar mujhase muhabbat hai mujhe sab apane gham de do…

agar mujh se muhabbat hai mujhe sab apane Gam de do
in aa.Nkho.n kaa har ik aa.Nsuu mujhe merii qasam de do
agar mujh se …

tumhaare Gam ko apanaa Gam banaa luu.N to qaraar aae
tumhaaraa dard siine me.n chhupaa luu.N to qaraar aae
vo har shay jo tumhe.n dukh de mujhe mere sanam de do
agar mujh se …

shariik-e-zi.ndagii ko kyuu.N shariik-e-Gam nahii.n karate
dukho.n ko baa.NT kar kyuu.N in dukho.n ko kam nahii.n karate
ta.Dap is dil kii tho.Dii sii mujhemere sanam de do
agar mujh se …

Song #29 Muhabbat ki jhooti kahaani pe roye….

There was something special about the 1960 magnum-opus Mughal-e-Azam directed by K Asif, even though the Indian audiences had seen the love story between Prince Salim (son of Emperor Akbar) and Anarkali (a courtesan in the emperor’s court) seven years earlier in the 1953 movie Anarkali starring Beena Roy in the title role with Pradeep Kumar as Salim. That movie itself had some outstanding songs penned by Rajinder Krishan with music by C Ramchandra.

However, Mughal-e-Azam was special. For one thing, it was the highest budgeted movies ever. Secondly, K Asif was a perfectionist and wanted to get everything right.

Mughal-e-Azam was the first black and white movie to be given a re-release in 2002 after its digital colorisation.

One important aspect of the movie was its songs penned by Shakeel Badayuni and composed by Naushad Ali. Have a look at the songs:

1. “Mohe Panghat Pe” Lata Mangeshkar and chorus 04:02
2. Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya Lata Mangeshkar and chorus 06:21
3. “Mohabbat Ki Jhooti” Lata Mangeshkar 02:40
4. “Humen Kash Tumse Mohabbat” Lata Mangeshkar 03:08
5. “Bekas Pe Karam Keejeye” Lata Mangeshkar 03:52
6. “Teri Mehfil Mein” Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and chorus 05:05
7. “Ye Dil Ki Lagi” Lata Mangeshkar 03:50
8. “Ae Ishq Yeh Sab Duniyawale” Lata Mangeshkar 04:17
9. “Khuda Nigehbaan” Lata Mangeshkar 02:52
10. “Ae Mohabbat Zindabad” Mohammed Rafi and chorus 05:03
11. “Prem Jogan Ban Ke” Bade Ghulam Ali Khan 05:03
12. “Shubh Din Aayo Raj Dulara” Bade Ghulam Ali Khan

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari Kanada: Muhabbat ki jhooti kahaani pe roye…

muhabbat kI jhUThI kahAnI pe roye
ba.DI choT khAI (javAnI pe roye – 2)
muhabbat kI jhUThI …

na sochA na samajhA, na dekhA na bhAlA
terI ArazU ne, hame.n mAr DAlA
tere pyAr kI meharabAnI pe roye, roye
muhabbat kI jhUThI …

khabar kyA thI ho.nTho.n ko sInA pa.DegA
muhabbat chhupA ke bhI, jInA pa.DegA
jiye to magar zindagAnI pe roye, roye
muhabbat kI jhUThI …

Song #30 Guzre hain aaj ishq mein hum us maqaam se….

Talking about the combine of Shakeel Badayuni and Naushad Ali (the latter having been responsible for getting the former into the movies), there is another movie in which their songs are sublime. It is the 1966 movie Dil Diya Dard Liya starring Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman and Pran.

Its songs are amongst the finest ever made by the combine:

1. “Koi Saagar Dil Ko Behlata Nahin” Shakeel Badayuni Mohammed Rafi 03:35
2. “Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi” Shakeel Badayuni Lata Mangeshkar 03:30
3. “Saawan Aaye Ya Na Aaye” Shakeel Badayuni Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhonsle 03:53
4. “Dilruba Maine Tere Pyar Mein” Shakeel Badayuni Mohammed Rafi 04:06
5. “Guzren Hain Aaj Ishq Mein” Shakeel Badayuni Mohammed Rafi 03:49
6. “Dil Harnewale Aur Bhi Hai” Shakeel Badayuni Asha Bhonsle 05:23
7. “Haay Rasiya Tu Bada Bedardi” Shakeel Badayuni Asha Bhonsle
8. “‘Kya Range Mehfil Hai Dildaram O Jane Yaram” Shakeel Badayuni Lata Mangeshkar 03:44

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari Kanada: Guzre hain aaj ishq mein ham us maqaam se….

guzare hai.n aaj ishq me.n ham us maqaam se
nafarat sii ho ga_ii hai muhabbat ke naam se

hamako na ye gumaan thaa, o sa.ngadil sanam
raah-e-vafaa se tere bahak jaae.nge qadam
chhalakegaa zahar bhii terii aa.Nkho.n ke jaam se

o bevafaa teraa bhii yuu.N hii TuuT jaae dil
tuu bhii ta.Dap-ta.Dap ke pukaare haay dil
teraa bhii saamanaa ho kabhii, Gam kii shaam se

ham vo nahii.n jo pyaar me.n rokar guzaar de.n
parachhaaI.n bhii ho terii to Thokar se maar de.n
vaaqif hai.n ham bhii Kuub har ek i.ntaqaam se

Song #31 Chandi ki deewar na todi, pyaar bhara dil tod diya…

The 1969 movie Vishwas starred Jeetendra and Aparna Sen besides Bharat Bhushan, Kamini Kaushal, and Rajendra Nath.

The best thing about the movie was the songs. Penned by Gulshan Bawra and composed by Kalyanji Anandji, the songs were all super hits:

  1. Aapase hamako bichha.De huye
  2. Bhuul jaa jo dekhataa hai kyuu.N hai dekhaa bhuul jaa
  3. Chaa.Ndii kii diivaar na to.Dii, pyaar bharaa dil to.D diyaa
  4. Dhol bajaa Dhol Dhol jaaniyaa … zi.ndagii ke saaz pe naacho
  5. Le chal mere jiivan saathii … pyaar hii pyaar hai jahaa.n
  6. Saawan kii rut bhaaye sajanawaa

Please enjoy Mukesh sing: Chandi ki deewar na todi pyaar bhara dil tod diya…

chaa.NdI kii diivaar na to.Dii, pyaar bharaa dil to.D diyaa
ik dhanavAn kI beTI ne, nirdhan kA dAman to.D diyaa
chA.NdI kI …kal tak jisane qasame.n khAI.n, dukh me.n sAth nibhAne kI
Aj vo apane sukh kI khAtir, ho gaI ik begAne kI
shahanAiyo.n kI gU.nj me.n dabake, rah gaI Ah dIvAne kI
dhanavAno.n ne dIvAne kA, Gam se rishtA jo.D diyA
ik dhanavAn kI beTI ne, nirdhan kA dAman to.D diyA
chA.NdI kI …ye kyA samajhe pyAr ko jinakA, sab kuchh chA.NdI sonA hai
dhanavAno.n kI is duniyA me.n, dil to ek khilaunA hai
sadiyo.n se dil TUTatA AyA, dil kA bas ye ronA hai
jab tak chAhA dil se khelA, aur jab chAhA to.D diyA
ik dhanavAn kI beTI ne, nirdhan kA dAman to.D diyA
chA.NdI kI …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gmQxHrhj2U

Song #32 Ham tum se judaa ho ke mar jaayenge ro ro ke…

This song composed by Usha Khanna was very popular during its time. It is from the 1965 movie Ek Sapera Ek Lutera. Feroze Khan looked good with ear-rings like a sapera. He had Kumkum as his beloved. Indeed, since it is the story of twins (Mohan and Vijay Pratap Singh both played by Feroze Khan), both being in love with the same woman, it is indeed they (not him) who is in love with Kumkum.

Asad Bhopali is the one who penned the song and Mohammad Rafi sang for Feroze Khan, the sapera Mohan.

Please enjoy: Ham tum se juda ho ke 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 #33 Mujhe gale se laga lo bahut udaas hoon main…

A very sad song sung by Asha Bhosle for Nanda in the 1963 movie Auj Aur Kal that starred Sunil Dutt with her and Ashaok Kumar and Tanuja in supporting roles.

It is one of the finest penned by Sahir Ludhianvi who in the male version (Mohammad Rafi) countered the sadness by insisting that she shouldn’t give in to sadness (Sahir was the best in such inspirational songs).

Music was composed by Ravi.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari Kanada: Mujhe gale se laga lo bahut udaas hoon main…

aa: mujhe gale se lagaa lo, bahut udaas huu.N mai.n

nazar me.n tiir se chubhate hai.n ab nazaaro.n se
mai.n thak ga_ii huu.N sabhii TuuTate sahaaro.n se
ab aur bojh na Daalo

ra: bahut sahii, Gam-e-duniyaa, magar udaas na ho
kariib hai shab-e-Gam kii, sahar udaas na ho
bahut sahii

sitam ke haath kii talavaar TuuT jaaegii
ye uu.Nch-niich kii ciivaar TuuT jaaegii
tujhe kasam hai merii hamasafar udaas na ho

aa: na jaane kab ye tariikaa ye taur badalegaa
sitam kaa Gam kab musiibat kaa daur badalegaa
mujhe jahaa.N se uThaa lo, bahut udaas huu.N mai.n

Song #34 Koi matwaala aaya mere dwaare…

Lets once again marvel at the mastery of Shankar Jaikishen over Raaga based songs. This is from the 1966 movie Love in Tokyo starring Asha Parekh and Joy Mukherjee.

Another mastery that S-J had was to adapt foreign music into their songs. Thus, the movie had authentic Japanese sounding song: Sayonara, sayonara.

Anyway, coming back to this song, it was penned by Hasrat Jaipuri and sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari Kanada: Koi matwaala aaya mere dwaare…

koii matavaalaa aayaa mere dvaare
akhiyo.n se kar gayaa ajab ishaare
koii matavaalaa, aayaa mere dvaare …

kyaa man usake mai.n kyaa jaanuu.N
chhaliyaa ko mai.n kyaa pahachaanuu.N
jaane kyo.n meraa naam pukaare
aa~
koii matavaaraa aayaa mere dvaare …

jab se gayaa hai bholaa bachapan
akhiyaa.N cha.nchal, naTakhaT hai man
ab nahii.n kuchh bhii bas me.n hamaare
aa~
koii matavaaraa aayaa mere dvaare …

Song #35 Jhanak jhanak tori baaje payaliya…

I hope you loved Asha Parekh’s dancing in the last song. If you did, here is another dancing number. This is from the 1968 movie Mere Huzoor that had one of the best and most dignified roles played by Raj Kumar in love with Salatanat as Mala Sinha but she spurns his love and marries Jeetendra.

The song was, once again, composed by Shankar Jaikishen on the lyrics of Hasrat Jaipuri and sung by Manna Dey, the finest singer of classical songs in Hindi movies. Indeed, I kept this till the end since it is regarded as the best of Manna Dey.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari Kanada: Jhanak jhanak tori baaje payaliya…

jhanak jhanak torii baaje paayaliyaa
priit ke giit sunaaye paayaliyaa

ra.ng mahal aur rain suhaanii
chham chham naache mast javaanii
mai.n laharo.n me.n khoyaa jaa_uu.N
aisii dhuum machaaye paayaliyaa

ye kajaraarii cha.nchal a.nkhiyaa.N
ho.nTh gulaabii phuul kii patiyaa.N
laT bikhare to gaal pe Thahare
hosh jiyaa ke u.Daaye paayaliyaa

i.ndradhanush saa loch kamariyaa
bri.ndaaban kii jaise gujariyaa
baa.Nvarii ras pe kar de jaaduu
aag me.n aag lagaaye paayaliyaa

Song #36 Sitaaron ki mehfil saji tum naa aaye…

In the Hindi movies, once they get stuck with a story that is appealing, they continue to repeat it. Some of the movie, for example, of Dev Anand and Guru Dutt would have similar story, if not the same. Do you remember the 1951 movie Taraana in which Dilip Kumar‘s plane crashes near Madhubala’s village. Well, four years later, in 1955 movie Udan Khatola it crashes again (he must be a Jonah air-traveller!) and this time too nothing happens to him and he finds himself in an isolated town that is ruled by pretty women. Soni or Nimmi is one of them.

Unlike Taraana, this time the songs were penned by Shakeel Badayuni and composed by Naushad Ali. This one was sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy in Raag Darbari Kanada: Sitaaron ki mehfil saji tum naa aaye…

aaii thii raat josh-e-tamannaa liye hue
jaatii hai ab luTii huii duniyaa liye hue

(sitaaro.n kii mahafil sajii tum na aaye)-2
sajii tum na aaye
tumhe hamane aavaaz dii sajanaa
tumhe hamane aavaaz dii,tum na aaye
(haaye tum na aaye)-2

bichha.Dane ko ab raat kaa kaarvaa.n hai
haaye kaaravaa.N hai
huaa chaa.Nd benuur,chup aasamaa.N hai
chup aasamaa.N hai
chalii ruuThakar chaa.Ndanii,tum na aaye
(haaye tum na aaye)-2

abhii jaag uThe hai.n ummiido.n ke taare
ummido.n ke taare
chale aao pyaare muhabbat pukaare
muhabbat pukaare
bahaaro.n ko nii.nd aa ga_ii,tum naa aaye
(haaye tum na aaye)2

So that’s all folks. In three parts of 12 songs each, I have given you as many as 36 most beautiful songs composed in Raag Darbari Kanada.

I hope you enjoyed listening to them. Please await my next Raag Bhimpalasi.

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