I do not remember how I came to know that the song that I inherently liked - Jaa Tum se Nahin Bolun Kanhaiyaa – Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar, Shaliendra, Salil Chaudhary (Is it because each of the apparently known ingredients of the creation also happen to be my inherent favorites, that I liked this song? – I really do not know. But like I do.)- is based on a variant of classical Raag [Taraanaa in Raag Hansdhwani].
A few days back, I wondered what more can we find out about this song or Raag! And , hence this post……..
First and foremost, let us listen to the melody:
Parivar – Ja Tose Nahin Boloon
This is really a very good example of Hamsadhwani. The basic theme of this piece was “borrowed” from “Vatapi Ganapathim”, which is a traditional Carnatic piece from Dixitar [comment @ http://chandrakantha.com/raga_raag/film_song_raga/hamsadhwani.shtml]
Next, in the list to listen is the basis of this song – as I know – the Taraanaa in Hamsadhwani. And what a coincidence – the two pieces that I had landed upon were rendered by Ustaad Amir Khan Saa’b and Begum Parveen Sultana, again my favorites when it come my pleasures of listening Indian Classical Music.
Here they are:
“Ustad Amir Khan tarana Raag Hamsadwani – awesome.flv”
Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan – pays homage to the great Ustad Amir Khan by playing his famous tarana in Raag Hansadhwani. This video was filmed during the closing moments of a shibir hosted by the SPK Academy of Music. Raag Hansadhwani
Here is an alternative version too:
Before we take a deeper plunge in the classical terrain, let us visit what we can find in ‘Other Film Songs’ variety.
And I have a surprise on my hand:
Visit to site http://chandrakantha.com/raga_raag/film_song_raga/hamsadhwani.shtml shows another great favourite of mine – O Chaand Jahaan Woh Jaaye – Lata and Asha, Rajendra Krishna, C. Ramchandra composed in Raag Hamsadhwani in Tal Kaherva:
This site also quotes one more non-filmy Meera Bhajan, rendered by Lata, which is compsed by Hridyanaath Mangeshkar
Karam Ki Gati Nyari http://youtu.be/wnGhZHhsDwg
We would continue this as series of posts……