31 May, 2011


6.      Aajaa ri nindiya aaja http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqgCsbaM69o&feature=related Geeta Dutt, Parul Ghosh Film : Nai Maa (1946), MD : Pandit Hanuman Prasad two geniuses of bygone days - it can only be complemented by "vo din kahan gaye bata" – anyone knows any duet of Geeta Roy with Kanan Devi?
7.      Aye Haye Dilruba (Pa Pa Jamaar Lo) - Geeta Dutt & Asha Bhonsle –Dr.Vidya
8.      Bedard Shikari - Lata and Suraiya – Sanam
9.      Dhak dhak jiya kare - Joshilay
10.  Dil na kisi ka jaye - Kshatriya Song:
11.  Dil tera diwana - Geeta Dutt & Asha Bhonsle - Mr.Qartoon M.A
12.  Door Koyi gaye Dhun - Lata and Shamshad - Baiju Bawra
13.  Dupatta mera malmal ka geeta dutt & asha bhosle film adalat 1958 madan mohan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5GJ6xDMC2M&feature=related
14.  Haath Pasare Raste Raste Geeta Dutt SudhaMalhotra Ek Ke Baad Ek S D Burman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v06n-YLyt48&feature=related
15.  Jab chaand jawaan hoga http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3edN18lNq9o&feature=related: very young Geeta Roy / Dutt, Shamshad Beghum, Naseem Beghum, Munnawar Sultana Bairam Khan (1946), MD : Ghulam Haider sahab, Lyrics: Wali sahib - Naseem Begum's first song - all 4 singers are stalwarts.....surprising to see Naseem Begum sing a pre-partition song, a rare instance. (Geeta in Padmini (1948, Ghulam Haider) and Meri Kahani (1948, K Dutta) - sounds really different than later singing in this vintage style.  Block UserUnblock User
16.  Jhhuki jhhuki pyar - Asha and Geeta -Johnny Walker
17.  KAISEE KAISEE LAGI JAYE TO JAYEI"BY LATA & USHA,M.D:HEMENT KUMAR-"EK HI RAASTA-1956" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raeyt1TiQvo&feature=related  it is Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar... not Lata as in title
18.  Kya ho phir do - Asha and Geeta - Nau Do Gyarah
19.  Leke pehla pehla pyaar (Asha-Shamshad, CID)
20.  Mausam hain namkeen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFa_biG4d-4&feature=related Geeta Dutt, Asha:: Film – Biwee
21.  Mere Chaand Mere Laal Re http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3191McV6Zg
Suraiya and Lata Mangeshkar’s lilting and soft lori duet from the film Deewana (1952), picturised on Sumitra Devi and Suraiya.
22.  Meri nazar hai tujhpe - The Burning Train
23.  Mubarak hai http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OihwBPh_Www&feature=related Written by Shakeel Badayuni and Music scored by Dada Burman this song is from Bimal Roy's Benazir released in 1964. R.D.Burman was assistant.
24.  O Chaand Jahaan Woh Jaaye http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGKxtqOze5M What a beautiful melody sung by sisters Lata and Asha – each one vying for vocal honours as they approach the raga on which the song is based with their distinctive styles and vocals, both so sweet and flawless. The sisters lend their voices for the equally beautiful and talented actresses Shyama and Meena Kumari for the film Sharada with music by one of the greatest music directors of Hindi films, C. Ramachandra.
25.  Pad Gaye Jhule http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2hr39IqH78&feature=fvwrel - Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Bahu Begum Song
26.  Sitamgar dekh le Geeta Dutt Asha Bhosle film Aangan 1959 Roshan lal.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYvBUPQULPM&feature=related
27.  SURPRISE! JUGALBANDI - dance of envy from Dil to pagal hai http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUFVQ8PFra8&feature=player_embedded
28.  Thandi Thandi Hawa  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNnI9mWmwr8 This elegant O.P. Nayyar melody - his trademark alternating western and Indian beats – the listener is hooked from the opening bars by Asha, Geeta then saunters in to complete this charming waltz from Johnny Walker, the arrangements and orchestration of which are deceptively simple especially the section of interweaving violins through each interlude. 
29.  Udan Khatole pe ud jaoon - Shamshad & Zohrabai - Anmol Ghadi Duets - Zohrabai Ambalewali/Shamshad Begum/Lata Mangeshkar/Asha Bhosle Medley of three female duet songs....enjoy the old pics of the singers!
30.  AAHEN NA BHARI" BY NOOR, ZOHRA BAI & KALYANI,M:MEER & HAFEEZ -"ZEENAT-1945" All female action. Can you spot dancer Cuckoo, Shashikala, Rehana and the young 10 yr old Shyama?
32.  Aayee Piya Milan Ki Raat Veer Babruvahan 1950 Chitragupt Amirbai Geeta Binapani Muhkherjee
33.  Aji chale aao_LATA-ASHA.... HALAKU (1956)_
36.  Aye Kaash Kisi Diwane Ko - Aaye Din Bahar Ke [1966] Asha Parekh & Nazima - Lata & Asha..
38.  bachpan ke din bhi kya din the ..film sujata Sujata had some outstanding compositions by S.D.Burman – jalte hain jiske liye, nanhi kali sone chali…  This song contrasts the characters so well – Geeta Dutt sings for Shashikala the privileged daughter of the house playing the piano and singing without a care in the world and Asha for Nutan – the servant’s daughter doing her chores around the house and humming along – she only hums but that does not make her part in the song any less significant.
39.  Bachpan Ke Din Bhula Na Dena http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ_sle7yHXc  - horse or tangai beat, picturized on a boy and girl on horseback singing bittersweet lyrics. The Rafi version featured on the adults that the children grow into (Dilip and Nargis). Shamshad Begum and Lata have sung this for Naushad - lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni for 1951 film Deedar.
40.  Badi Mushkil (Madhuri Dixit) - Lajja Alka Yagnik & Richa Sharma..
42.  Chup Chup Khade Ho Lata Mangeshkar Premlata in Badi Bahen Lata's only duet with Premlata. She was married to Naashad who migrated to Pakistan. The dholak in all songs of this film played by Shankar. 1949 Badi Bahen, written by Rajinder Krishnan, composed by Husnlal Bhagatram, features female extras who sing and dance as Rehman and Suraiya look on and listen. The Tamil version Enni Enni paarka manam is an equally enthralling female duet!
43.  Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai - Khal Nayak (1993) Alka Yagnik & iLa Arun -
48.  Garjat Barsat Sawan Aayo Re - Barsat Ki Raat (Suman-Kamal Barot, Barsat ki Raat) also Please note the opening line "garajat barasat bhiijat aaii lo" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSdLuzGgNCM this beautiful composition is a title song of malhar just like ''garjat barsat saawan aayo re '' in barsat ki raat and roshan has composed for both songs although the lyrics in barsaat ki rat are written by sahir.
49.  Gore Gore O Baanke Chhore - Samadhi [1950] Amirbai Karnataki & Lata - This peppy and catchy early 50’s C.Ramachandra number from Samadhi is based on Edmundo Ros’ Chico Chico, also very popular in its Tamil version as Ayyasami (which followed the Hindi version more than the western original) sung by M.L. Vasantakumari. This dance number simply rocks and still gets audiences on the dance floor with its magical beat and jazzy arrangements.  Lata and Ameerbai Karnataki sing for Nalini Jayawant and Kuldeep Kaur as they sway and swing before a roomful of soldiers.  Lyrics are by Rajendra Krishan.
51.  Hansta Hua Noorani Chehra - Geetanjali & Mahipal - Parasmani Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s first film Parasmani was a musical delight and had a number of wonderful songs including woh jab aad aaye.  This chirpy and spritely duet and dance number sung by Lata and Kamal Barot stayed on top of the charts of Binaca Geet Mala for weeks! The orchestration especially the tabla and dholak accompaniments are really rich and elaborate and make it one of the most popular Hindi film dance numbers to have been composed.
52.  Hum Panchi Mastane-Dekh Kabira Roya A truet - Lata, Geeta amd Seeta Agarwal
55.  Huzoore Wala Jo Ho Izazat-Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi.flv - Asha and Usha Mangeshkar
57.  Ja Ja Re Ja Saajana - Adalat [1958] Lata & Asha - Both Mangeshkar sisters have such different styles....each has the uniqueness which is why they are both equally popular and loved by their fans. not to be confused with  ja ja re ja baalamva...
59.  Jab jab tumhe bhulaaya...' in 'Jahan Ara' Lata Mangeshkar & Asha Bhonsle -.Filmfare will probably always regret not considering Madanji as best music director for his awesome work in Jahan Ara. The film has close to 10 songs and they are all superb. Minu Mumtaz, the most under-rated dancer actress! Aruna Irani not a patch on her.  in 1964...Madan Mohan saheb also composed for Chetan Anand's patriotic film Haqeeqat and Mohan Kumar's romantic drama Aap Ki Parchhaiyan...both Jahan Ara and Haqeeqat received stiff competition musically, most notably Shankar Jaikishen for Sangam and Laxmikant-Pyarelal for Dosti...in the end, debutant duo Laxmikant-Pyarelel won...
61.  Kabhi aaj kabhi kal kabhi parson… RAREST TREAT_LATA-SUMAN KALYANPUR DUET - probably the only one in hindi films.. there is one in marathi too...
63.  Kajra Mohabbat Wala original video from film "Kismat"  In this O.P.Nayyar classic sung by Asha for Babita dressed as male and Shamshad for Biswajit in drag in Kismet.  This song in the style of a qawqali has seen various avatars of remixes and is still so popular amongst the young and old listeners alike. The opening bars of the harmonium and tabla set the mood for the song and then Asha with her sweetness and Shamshad with her full-throated coffee/whiskey vocals take over to make this a song for all seasons! 
68.  Main Chali Main Chali Dekho Pyaar Ki Gali - Padosan [1968] There is RDB stamp on this song. Can anyone tell which part of the music is similar to the classic Rafi song 'Tumne mujhe dekha ho kar meherbaan'....Teesri Manzil Padosan Asha and Lata
69.  Man Kyon Behka Re Marvellous Lata & Asha combination!!
73.  Mitwa-Lata mangeshkar,asha bhosle(unreleased song) Rare treat of the two sisters in contrast.....an unreleased song from movie Shaan!
74.  Na Main Dhan Chahun - Geeta Dutt & Sudha  Malhotra Kala Bazaar -  A most beautiful and poignant invocation from the 1960 Navketan film Kala Bazaar sung by Geeta Dutt and Sudha Malhotra picturised on Nanda, Leela Chitnis and Dev Anand.  Touches and stirs the listener as both singers pour their heart and soul into this beauty of a composition by S.D.Burman with lyrics by Shailender.  
77.  neend ud jaaye teri Suman Kalyanpur, Mubarak Begum and Krishna Bose.
78.  O PARDESI MUSAFIR LATA & SURAIYYA FILM BALAM 1949 MUSIC HUSANLAL BHAGATRAM http://youtu.be/i5mii2OyjRk "To hear Lata and Suraiyya together in one song is itself a treat. The melody by Husnlal Bhagatram is sweet and supported by a frugal orchestra fit for the pre-1950 times".
82.  sakhi ri sun bole Classical song from Miss Mary Film मिस  मेरी – title role played by मीना  कुमारी  who works as a music teacher, giving music tuitions to girls. This beautiful composition framed in राग  तिलंग  by the genius हेमंत  कुमार . Playback for Meena Kumari by लता  and आशा  sings for the girl student. Lyrics:" सखी  री  सुन  बोले  पपीहा  उस  पार, बोलत  ऐसी  मीठी  बोली  छेड़े  मन  के  तार... पी  पी की  जब  तान  सुनाये  बिरहन  मन घबराये , भूली  बतियाँ  याद  दिलाये  पापी  बारम्बार... सखी री" penned by राजिन्द्र  क्रिशन . Singing concludes with beautiful layakari and taans. This is one of the best classical duets sung by Mangeshkar sisters in Hindi films so far.
83.  Sancha Naam Tera Asha And Usha Mangeshker -
84.  Ta thaiyya karte aana...' in 'Panchayat' Lata Mangeshkar & Geeta Dutt-...' in 'Panchayat'
86.  Thumak thumak : Film - Oot Patang (1955) Geeta Dutt, Sudha Malhotra:
88.  Yaaro Kisi Ke Na Kehna http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0VDwp8hWMU A relatively unknown and rare jewel of a song! Rare because it is one of the few songs that Actress Nutan had sung in her lifetime!  Listening to it, one cannot deny the fresh and simple quality in Nutan’s voice and even though she is pitted against Geeta Dutt, she still holds her own ground and both of them together deliver a song with a great beat and feel!  From the film Chhabili (1960), which also has aye mere hamsafar by nutan - with music by Snehal Bhatkar and lyrics by S. Ratan.
89.  Yeh raat phir na aayegi...' in 'Mahel' Rajkumari & Zohra Bai Ambalewali- absolute vintage


1.      Memorize one classical bandish of every raaga or a very characteristic song in that raaga – film song or ghazal or anything else like an bhajan or even an ad!. The next time you hear a similar song, you will figure it out – you may be wrong the first few times but when you've listened to LOTS of songs, a few will automatically creep into your memory.
2.      Try to know as many songs as possible in one raaga so that you get the complete raaga boundary (please check here for examples http://indian-classical-music-hindustani.blogspot.com/2011/05/index-of-hindi-film-songs-raagas-they.html).
3.      The ideal way is to know the swaras and phrases of a raaga, the notations of the song, play them on an instrument or in your mind, & recognize – so knowing a music instrument is an advantage.
4.      When you want to figure out a song, find "correlations" and recall "connections”.
a.      Listen to the song and the drone notes (S, P, S) in background carefully, try to convert it to equivalent identify those notes.
b.      When a song is being heard, without our knowledge, we tend to give importance to the lyrics and deviate from the Raag search. You would have a feeling that the Raag is quite familiar, yet you wouldn't be getting it. Step away from the music source or lower the volume to where you can barely hear the lyrics, but still can hear the tune quite well. Now hum with it. And eureka! You may end up in some other song of the same Raag.
c.       Try to change the tempo of the song - faster or slower speeds may also not allow clear comparison of any two songs.
d.      Try to figure out which of the 12 swaras the song uses in the ascending scale, and which in the descending scale.
e.      When you hum in your mind, try to hum just the tune, the entire aaroah & avroah, without the words.
f.       Try to see what feeling the raaga evokes. Many raagas sound similar, have same swaras, and yet they're different because of the mood, tempo, lyrics they're set to, or the rasa they evoke, among other things.

Problems in identifying raagas of film songs:
1.      Instrument interludes in between stanzas, often do not follow main raaga of the song.
2.      Differences between closely similar ragas e.g. Gara and Pilu or Marwa and Purya-dhanasri may not be highlighted in film songs. In the short span of 2-5 minutes, it might not be possible to bring out the uniqueness of a particular raga.
3.      Music directors are not obliged to stick to just one raga, they mix 2 or 3 and confuse lay-listeners like us further! Several songs are listed under multiple raagas!
4.      2 songs of the same Raaga need not use similar swara patterns. For instance, Thyagaraja's "Namakusumamula" in Sri Raga uses "srmpns-snpmgrs", whereas Dikshitar is known for his "pdnpmrgrs" sancharam in Sri Raga.

30 May, 2011


Songs starting with T, U, V (including W), Y & Z
Takdir Ka Fasaana
Tan Ranga Lo Ji Aaj Man Ranga Lo Baraso Re
Megh Malhar
Tasvir Banaata Hun, Tasvir Nahin Banati
Tera Chehra
Tere Dar Pe Ayaa Hun, Kuchh Karke Jaunga
Tera Jadu Na Chalega
Tera Jana
Tere Bharose He Nandalala
Tere Bheege Badan Ki Kushboo Se
Tere Bin Soone Nayan Hamare
Tere Bina Sajna Lage Na Jiya Hamar
Tere Husn Ki Kya Taarif Karun
Tere Mere Bich Mein
Tere Mere Sapne Ab Ek Rang Hain
Tere Naina Talash Kare Jise
Tere Nainon Ne Chori Kiya
Tere Pyar Ka Aasra
Tere Pyar Mein Dildar
Tere Sadke Balama
Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet
Teri Ankhon Ke Siva Duniyan Mein
Teri Duniya Mein Dil Lagta Nahin
Teri Nigahon Pe Mar
Teri Ummid Tera Intzaar Karte Hai
Teri Yaad Dil Se Bhulane
Thukade Hain Mere Dil Ke
Thumak Chalat Ramchandra, Baajat Paijaniya
Tod Diya Dil Mera Tune Ai Bewafa
Tora Man Bada Papi Sanvariya Re
Tora Man Darpan Kahalay
Tori Jay Jay Karatara
Puria Dhanashri
Tose Naina Lage (a.k.a. Javeda Zindagi)
Tu Chanda Main Chandani
Tu Chhupi Hai Kahan
Tu Ganga Ki Mauj Main Jamunaa Ka Dhaaraa
Tu Hai Mera Prem Devta
Tu Hai Phool Mere Gulshan Ka
Tu Hindu Banega Na Musalman Banega
Tu Jahan Jahan Chalega
Tu Jo Mere Sur Men
Tu Jo Nahin Hai to Kuch Bhi Nahin Hai
Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hai
Tujhko Mera Pyar Pukare
Tujhko Pukare Mera Pyar
Tum Agar Mujhko
Tum Apna Ranj O Gam, Apni Pareshani Mujhe De Do
Tum Bin Jeevan Kaise Jeevan, Phul Khile to Dil Murajhaaye
Tum Bin Jivan Kaise Bita
Tum Gagan Ke Chandrama Ho
Tum Hi Ho Mata, Pitaa Tumhi Ho
Tum Mile Dil Khile
Tum Mujhe Bhul Bhi Jao To Ye Haq Hai Tumko
Tum Mujhe Yun Bhula Na Paoge
Tum Nahin, Gam Nahin, Sharab Nahin
Tum Sang Akhiyan Lagake
Brindavani Sarang
Tum Se Milkar, Na Jane Kyun, Aur Bhi Kuchh Yaad Aata Hai
Tum To Pyar Ho Sajna
Maru Bihag
Tumhara Pyar Chahiye Mujhe
Tumhare Bin Ji Na Lage Gharmen
Tumhare Sang Main Bhi Chalungi
Tumhe Zindagi Ke Ujale Mubarak
Tumhein Aaj Maine Dekha
Tumhen Aur Kya Dun Main Dil Ke Sivay
Tumhi Mere Mit Ho
Tumhi Ne Mujhko Prem Sikhya
Tumko Dekha To Ye Khayal Aya
Tumne Kya Kya Kiya Hai Hamare Liye
Puria Dhanashri
Tumse Hi Ghar Ghar Kahalaya
Tute Na Dil Tute Na
Tuthe Hue Khvabon Ne
Ud Ja Bhanwar Maya Kamal Ka
Udajare Ja Re Kaga
Unape Yu Pyar Aane Laga hai
Unke Khayal Aye To Ate Chale Gaye
Unko Ye Shikayat Hai Ke Ham
Usko Nahin Dekha Hamne Kabhi
Usne Kaha Tu see - "Baaki Kuchh Bacha To Menhagai Maar Gayi"

Uthaye Ja Unke Sitam Aur Jeeye Ja
Vaadaa Kar Le Saajna
Basant Mukhari
Vahan Kaun Hai Tera, Musaphir Jayega Kahan
Vaishnav Jan To
Vande Mataramh
vaqt Karta Jo Wafa Aap Hamare Hote
vaqt Se Din Aur Raat
vatan Pe Jo Fida Hoga
Vikal Mora Manva, Tum Bin Hai
Vo Dil Kahan Se Laun
Vo Na Ayenge Palatkar
Voh Dekhen To Unki Inayat
Gaur Sarang
Voh Has Ke Mile Humse
Voh Jab Yaad Aye, Bahut Yaad Aye
Voh Mohabbat Woh Wafaayen
Voh Sham Kuchh Ajib Thi
Vrindavan Ka Krishna Kanhaiya
Yaad Rahega, Pyarka Yeh Rangin Zamanaa Yaad Rahega
Yaad Teri Aayegi
Yad Na Jaye, Bite Dinon
Yad Piya Ki Aye
Yahi Arman Lekar Aaj Apne Ghar Se Ham Nukale
Yahi Hai Woh Saanj Aur Savera (A.K.A. Jiske Liye Tadape Ham)
Yara Dildara Mera Dil Karta
Ye Chaman Hamra Apna Hai
Ye Dil Aur Unki
Ye Dil Yeh Paagal Dil Mera Kyon Bujh Gaya Awaaragi
Ye Duniya Hai,Yanha Dil Ka
Ye Hariyali Aur Ye Raasta
Ye Kahani Hai Diye Ki Aur Tufana Ki
Ye Na Thi Hamri Kismat
Ye Raat Bheegi Bheegi
Ye Raten Ye Mausam Nadi Ka Kinara
Ye Sham Ki Tanahaiyan
Shuddha Kalyan
Ye Vadiyan Phizaen Bula Rahi Hain Tumhe
Yeh Aaine Se Akele Men Guftagu Kya Hai
Yeh Barkha Bahar Sautaniya Ke Dwar
Yeh Dil Ki Lagi Kam Kya Hogi
Yeh Hava...Yeh Phiza...Aa Bhi Jaa
Yeh Kya Jagah Hai Doston
Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni
Yeh Tara Voh Tara
Yeh Zindagi Ke Mele
Yoon Neend Se
Shyam Kalyan
Zamaane Ka Dastur Hai Ye Purana
Zara Si Ahat Hoti Hai...Kahin Yeh Woh To Nahin
Zara Sun Hasina
Zindagi Aaj Mere Nam Se Sharamati Hai
Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhulegi Vo Barsaat Ki Raat
Zindagi Bhara Gam Judai Ka Mujhe
Zindagi Ke Safar Men Guzar Jate Hain Jo Makam
Zindagi Khwab Hai
Zindagi Ko Sanvarana Hoga
Zindagi Men To Sabhi Pyar Kiya Karte Hai