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.

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The clip from the movie:

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More magic to follow.

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Thank Your Friends For…A Never-Before Tribute

Dont recall anyone ever speaking about his friends in these terms. Thinking about it, it does seem true – I mean the first part.

Words of an embittered shaayar (a poet):

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” It’s friends keep you young, Sir.

While,

The Offsprings inquire about the Will.

And, the Relations, about your Status (achieved in life).”

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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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Melodies You May Not Get To Hear

These videos seem to play only on Youtube and not in WP. If so, click on the image or the link given below. A bit of nuisance.

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Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh‘ from Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Cast: Meena Kumari, Raj Kumar. Music: Shankar Jaikishan Lyrics: Shailendra. Director: Kishore Sahu.

If it doesn’t play watch it here.

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Yaad Aayee Aadhi Raat Ko‘ from Kanhaiya (1959) sung by Mukesh; Cast: Raj Kapoor. Nutan, Om Prakash and Lalita Pawar. Music: Shankar Jaikishan. Lyrics: Shailendra. Director:Om Prakash.

If it doesn’t play watch it here.

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‘Yeh Raat Yeh Fizayen’ from Batwara sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi. Cast: Pradip Kumar and Nirupa Roy. Music: Madan Mohan. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri.

If it doesn’t play watch it here.

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Dekho Kasam Se Kahate Hain Tum Se from Tumsa Nahin Dekha sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi. Cast: Shammi Kapoor, Ameeta, Pran, B.N.Vyas and Raj Mehra. Music: O P Nayyar. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Director: Nasir Hussain.

If it doesn’t play watch it 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

More melodies from the fifties and sixties:

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‘Chodd Do Aanchal’ from Paying Guest (1957) sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Actors: Dev Anand, Nutan, Yakub, Jagirdar, Sajjan. Music: S D Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Producer: Filmistan.

Video here.

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‘Kahe Jhoom Jhoom Raat Yeh Suhani’ in Love Marriage (1959) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Stars: Mala Sinha, Dev Anand and Abhi Bhattacharya. Music: Shankar Jaikishen. Lyrics: Shailendra. Director: Subodh Mukherji.

Video here.

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‘Aise To Na Deko’ from Teen Deviyan (1965) sung by Mohammed Rafi. Stars: Dev Anand, Nanda, Kalpana Karthik and Simmi Garewal. Music: S.D.Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Director: Amarjeet.

 

Video here.

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After those gems from the fifties, here’s a sweet melody, eminently hummable, from the early seventies, a bit longish.

‘Itna to yaad hai mujhe ke unse mulaqaat hui’ from Mehboob Ki Mehandi (1971) sung by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. Music Director: Laxmikant Pyarelal. Lyricist: Anand Bakshi. Cast: Rajesh Khanna, Leena Chandavarkar, Pradeep Kumar, Mumtaz Begum and Iftekhar. Producer, Director: H S Rawail.

Video here.

 

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