Mesmerizing Music!

Kāliṅga Nartana Tillānā (a rhythmic piece in Carnatic Music), in Sanskrit, from the adorable duo – Sooryagayathri and Rahul Vellal – under the tutelage of Kuldeep M Pai – Vande Guru Paramparaam:

You can watch it here in case….

Krishna’s dance on the head of the serpent is captured in this rythmic cadence.

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Here’s another piece again from Sooryagayathri. An amazingly flawless renditiuon of a difficult compositon Thiruppugazh in Tamil by Arunagirinadhar (15th century CE):

Also available here.

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Melody Is King!

I was never much of a fan of the jumping-jack Govinda in his hay days.
Today vide a FB post from dear Bhupendra Shah drew me to a Govinda’s dance number played by Sanjeev Shrivastva, fondly called Uncle Dabbu. An Indian professor and casual dancer in Bhabha University, Bhopal. A dance video of this song shot during the ladies’ ‘sangeet’ ceremony from a marriage of his brother-in-law he was attending in Gwalior went viral, the first of many to follow.
If he does it…may be I too should try my hand…rather feet!
The song itself is a melodious number Aap Ke Aa Jane Se acted out with enviable vigor by Govinda pairing with Neelam Kothari in the film Khudkarz. Sung by Mohammed Aziz and Sadhana Sargam. Music by Rajesh Roshan and Lyrics from Indivar.
Watch Dabbuji setting the whole set on its feet in this clip:
Video here if does not appear above.
0 to 2:42 is his main performance watched by Govinda himself, See how he plays Neelam’s part at 0.57!
Next Govinda joins his ardent fan on stage for a little longish interlude pushing him to tears. You may want to skip if it doesn’t interest you.
At 6.07 Govinda is moved to take the floor with Dabbuji recapturing his old youthful zest (!) and producing some delightful Icould’ntbutlike steps, until 7.15, to be joined towards the end by beautiful Madhuri Dixit who just floats in and sways like a pari.
Now for the original song in the film:
Video here if does not appear above.
If the melody and the shor-gul doesn’t pep you up a wee bit….
 
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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:

Video clip here.

Watch another performance in a show here:

Video clip 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:

Video clip here.

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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