Magic On Harmonium

Some divine music from R. D. Burman, a la Madan Mohan! But first, a zesty piece from an entirely diff world of lavani’s.

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The song is from a Marathi movie Natarang, directed by Ravi Jadhav and starring Atul Kulkarni and Sonalee Kulkarni. Veteran music composer duo Ajay Atul composed the original score for the film. Lyrics by Guru Thakur

‘Vajle ki bara’, an energetic Lavani (a Maharashtrian folk dance form) played by Gagan Choudhary:

Video clip here in case the sound does not come up in the video below..

Watch Amruta Khanvilkar perform the lavani in the movie, sung by Bela Shende and Chorus:

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Watch another performance in a show here:

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Sachin Jambhekar plays ‘Roj Roj Aankhon Tale‘, a sweet melody gently lapping at your ears from the movie Jeeva. Song sung by Asha Bhosle and Amit Kumar. Music: R. D. Burman. Lyrics: Gulzar.

Video clip here.

The clip from the movie:

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More magic to follow.

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Unforgettable Melodies

Links to Youtube are provided in case the clip doesn’t show up here.

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A soulful song from Mohsin Faiz from across the border:

Video here.

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Dil Tadap Tadap Ke‘ from Madhumati (1958) sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh. Cast: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayantimala, Tarun Bose, Johny Walker, Pran and Jayan. Music: Salil Chaudhry. Lyrics: Shailendra. Director: Bimal Roy..

Video here.

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‘Main Chali Main Chali’ from Professor (1962) sung by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. Cast: Shammi Kapoor, Kalpana and Lalita Pawar. Music: Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi, Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal. Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri, Shailendra (Shankardas Kesarilal). Director: Lekh Tandon. Producer: F. C. Mehra.

Video here.

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Thandi Hawayein Lehra Ke Aaye‘ from Naujawan (1951) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Cast: Nalini Jaywant, Prem Nath, Nawab Kashmiri and Yashodra Katju. Music: S.d. Burman. Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi. Director : Mahesh Kaul.

Video here.

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More Melodies…

Shut out all other sounds, tune in and enjoy.

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Does a bubbling stream make music?

You’ll know in a shortwhile.

This selection of a treat in melody is a little unusual. It starts off with a piece in the Raga Nalinakanthi – true to its name, a beautiful raga, romantic, one of the most pleasant to hear in Carnatic Music. Mimics a bubbling stream. Here it is, ‘Manavyalakinchara’ a Thiyagaraja kriti from Vikaasa’s debut album, ‘Guru’s Feet’ (2013). Vikaasa Ramdas, a musician trained under the tutelage of Mandolin Maestro U. Shrinivas, is accompanied in this piece by Suri Upendra on the mridangam, G. Suresh Kumar on the violin, H. Sivaramakrishnan on the ghatam, and Trichy V.V.S. Manian on the kanjira.

Video here.

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‘Main pyaar ka raahi hoon’ from Ek Musaafir Ek Haseena (1962) sung by Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Cast: Joy Mukherjee, Sadhna, Music: O P Nayyar. Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan.

Video here.

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‘Pukarta Chala Hoon Main’ from Mere Sanam (1965) sung by Mohammed Rafi. Cast: Asha Parekh and Biswajit Chatterjee Music: O.P.Nayyar. Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Video here.

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 ‘Bekarar Karke Hume Yun Na Jaiye’ in Bees Saal Baad (1962), a breezy number sung by Hemant Kumar, set to music by Hemant Kumar.  Lyricist: Shakeel Badayuni. Cast: Waheeda Rehman, Biswajeet and Madan Puri.

Video here.

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Can You Get Tired Of These Melodies?

‘Tumhi Mere Meet Ho Tumhi Meri Preet’ from Pyase Panchhi (1961) sung by Hemant Kumar and Suman Kalyanpur (also features Lata Mangeshkar, Muhammad Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Mukesh, Shamshad Begum, Manna Dey and Balbir!!) Cast: Mehmood, Ameeta, Jeevan, David, Agha, Naranjan Sharma, Malika and Leela Mishra. Music: Kalayanji-Anandji. Lyricist: Indeevar, Qamar. Director: Harsukh Bhatt.

Video here.

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‘Dil Ki Nazar’ in Anari (1959) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Actors: Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Nazir Hussain, Lalita Pawar, Motilal, Shubha Khote, Mukri and Helen. Music: Shankar Jaikishen. Lyrics: Shailendra.

Video here.

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‘Gham Ka Fasana Ban Gaya Acha’ from Manchali (1973) sung by Kishore Kumar and Leena C. Cast:  Sanjeev Kumar, Leena Chandavarkar, Nazima and Nirupa Roy. Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lyrics: Anand Bakshi. Director: Raja Nawathe.

Video here.

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‘Kaii Baar Yun Bhi Dekha Hai’ from Rajnigandha (1974) sung by Mukesh. Cast: Amol Palekar and Vidya Sinha. Music: Salil Chowdhury. Lyrics: Yogesh. Director: Basu Chatterjee.

Video here.

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Unforgettable Melodies

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‘Aankhon mein kya jee’ from Nau Do Gyarah (1957) sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Stars: Dev Anand, Kalpana Kartik, Jeevan, Shashikala, Rashid Khan and Lalita Pawar. Music: S.D. Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Director: Vijay Anand.

Video here.

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‘Masti Bhara Hai Sama’ from Parvarish (1958) sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey. Stars: Raj Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Mehmood and Lalita Pawar. Music: Datta Ram. Director: S. Banerji.

Video here.

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‘Aansu Bhari Hai’ from Parvarish (1958) sung by Mukesh. Stars: Raj Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Mehmood and Lalita Pawar. Music: Datta Ram. Director: S. Banerji.

Video here.

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Unforgettable Melodies

from the late fifties and early sixties – try holding yourself back from playing it again:

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Thandi Hawa Yeh Chandni Suhani‘ in Jhoomroo (1961), sung and set to music by Kishore Kumar. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Cast: Kishore Kumar, Madhubala, Anjana, Chanchal, Chamki, Anoop Kumar, Ramesh and Lalita Pawar .

If the video does not appear, watch here.

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‘Woh Chand Khila’ in Anari (1959) by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh set to by Shankar Jaikishan. Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra. Cast: Nazir Hussain, Lalita Pawar, Motilal, Shubha Khote, Mukri, Helen, Raj Kapoor and Nutan. This movie was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

If the video does not appear, watch here.

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‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke‘ in Nau Do Gyarah (1957) sung by Kishore Kumar set to S. D. Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Cast: Dev Anand, Kalpama Kartik (his real wife) and Sashikala. Directed by Vijay Anand (his brother).

If the video does not appear, watch here.

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‘Jhoomti chali hawa’ in Sangeet Samrat Tansen (1962) sung by Mukesh set to music in Raga Sohani by S N Tripathi. Lyrics: Shailendra. Cast: Anita Guha, Bharat Bhushan, David, Sabita Chatterjee, Mukri, and D K Sapru.

If the video does not appear, watch here.

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Dare You Try Getting Them Out Of Your Head – Unforgettable Melodies

Well-with-in-humming-reach of bathroom singers!

Songs that made us bunk classes merely to listen!!

Mukesh and Asha Bhosle in 1972 movie Ek Baar Muskura Do starring Joy Mukherjee and Tanuja set to music by the inimitable O.P. Nayyar

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Mohammed Rafi crooning for Rajendra Kumar in a 1966 movie Suraj, starring Rajendra Kumar and Vyhanhimala, music set by who-else Shankar Jaikishen.

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Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi singing in a 1962 movie Dil Tera Deewana starring Shammi Kapoor, Mala Sinha, music once again by Shankar Jaikishen

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