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FILM SONGS IN RAG KALAVATI

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Kalavati

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*Dil Men Aur To Kya Rakha Hai
  • Film - (non-film song)
  • Year -
  • Rag - Kalavati
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) -
  • Singer(s) - Ghulam Ali
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  • Comments - a ghazal by Ghulam Ali.  This is one of the worst examples of Kalavati that I have ever heard.  If he didn't declare that this was Kalavati, we could just let it slide as just being another ghazal.  Unfortunately he declares that it is Kalavati then proceeds to sing a mixture of Janasamohini mixed with Rageshwari and anything else that comes to his mind.  If you are looking for a good example of Kalavati you had better look elsewhere.
*Ham Kisi Se Kam Nahin
  • Film - Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin
  • Year - 1977
  • Rag - Kalavati
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - R.D. Burman
  • Singer(s) - Asha Bhosle, Mohd. Rafi
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  • Comments - Some mixing of rags going on here but by in large, this is a pretty good example of Kalavati
*Kahe Tarasae Jiyara
*Maika Piya Bulave
  • Film - Sur Sangam
  • Year - 1985
  • Rag - Kalavati
  • Tal - Punjabi Theka (Sitarkhani)
  • Music Director(s) - Laxmikant, Pyarelal
  • Singer(s) -
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  • Comments - This is a pretty good example of Kalavati.
*Na To Karavan Ki Taalash Hai
  • Film - Barsaat Ki Raat
  • Year - 1960
  • Rag - Kalavati
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - Roshan
  • Singer(s) - Mohd. Rafi, Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle, Batish, Sudha Malhottra
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    Lyrics - http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/0/19.html
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  • Comments - This starts of in a surprisingly pure rendition of Kalavati, but very quickly some mixing starts.  I would especially like to draw your attention to a very prominent, very beautiful, yet very un-kalavati-ish presence of the Shuddha Nishad.  There is also a slight presence of a Shuddha Madhyam; but it's presence is fleeting and not really sufficient to destroy the Kalavati mood.  At the risk of over simplifying, we could say that the song itself is a cracking good Kalavati/Khammaj mix with strong Kalavati interludes.
*Piya Nahin Aye
  • Film - Darvaza
  • Year - 1962
  • Rag - Kalavati
  • Tal - Tintal
  • Music Director(s) - Salim Iqbal
  • Singer(s) - Amanat Ali Khan, Noor Jahan
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  • Comments - This is an excellent example of Kalavati
*Sanam Tu Bevafa Ke Namse
*Subah Aur Sham Kaam Hi Kaam
  • Film - Uljhan
  • Year - 1975
  • Rag - Kalavati
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - Kalyanji, Anandji
  • Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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  • Comments - There is a lot of mixing going on here.  This would definitely NOT be your first choice of songs to get a handle on rag Kalavati
*Yeh Tara Voh Tara

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