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FILM SONGS IN RAG KIRWANI

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Kirwani

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*Anewala Pal, Janewala Hai
*Ankhon Se Jo Utari
*Be-Sabab Baat Badhaneki Zaroorat Kya Hai
  • Film - (non-film song)
  • Year -  
  • Rag - Kirvani
  • Tal - Dadra
  • Music Director(s) -  
  • Singer(s) - Jagjit Singh
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  • Comments - This is a ghazal.  This is by no means a pure Kirvani, there is a lot of mixing here.
*Beqaraar Dil, Tu Gaye Jaa
*E Husn-E-Beparvah Tujhe Shabnam Kahun, Shola Kahun
  • Film - (non-film song)
  • Year -  
  • Rag - Kirvani
  • Tal -Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) -  
  • Singer(s) -  
  • Comments -a ghazal by Gulam Ali
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*Ek Radha Ek Meera
  • Film - Ram Teri Ganga Maili
  • Year - 1985
  • Rag - Kirvani
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - Ravindra Jain
  • Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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*Geet Gata Hun Main Gunagunata Hun Main
*Kahe Jhum Jhum Raat Ye Suhani
  • Film - Love Marriage
  • Year - 1959
  • Rag - Kirvani
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - Shankar, Jaikishan
  • Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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*Main Pyar Ka Rahi Hun
*Mera Dil Yeh Pukare Aaja
*Meri Bhigi-Bhigi Si Palakon Pe Rah Gaye
*Neend Na Mujhko Aye
*Para Para Hua Pairahan-E-Jaan
  • Film - (non-film song)
  • Year -  
  • Rag - Kirvani
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) -  
  • Singer(s) - Ghulam Ali
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  • Comments - It is basically a pretty well structured Kirvani, except that Ghulam Ali, true to his style, just cannot resist the temptation to go off-rag.  At least when the filmwallas go off-rag, you can see the purpose in it, but with Ghulam Ali there just seems to be no discernible artistic reason.
*Pukarta Chala Hun Main
  • Film - Mere Sanam
  • Year - 1965
  • Rag - Kirvani
  • Tal - This is Kaherava but it is based upon four triplets.  This strong "swing" gives it a strong Dadra-ish quality
  • Music Director(s) - O.P. Nayyar
  • Singer(s) - Mohd. Rafi
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    Lyrics - http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/0/41.html
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  • Comments - It goes without saying that this piece deviates from Kirvani by the use of notes which are foreign to the rag.  It is interesting to note that when most film-wallas go "off rag", they do so by using alternate forms of a note which are not allowed.  However in this case, such notes form a chromatic phrase.  The result is that when this song goes "off - rag ", it is very much put in the foreground.
*Shola Tha Jal Bujha Hun
  • Film - (non-film song)
  • Year -  
  • Rag - Kirvani
  • Tal - Dadra
  • Music Director(s) -  
  • Singer(s) -  
  • Comments - a ghazal by Mehdi Hassan
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*Tose Naina Lage (a.k.a. Javeda Zindagi)
  • Film - Anwar
  • Year - 2006
  • Rag - Kirvani
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - Pankaj Awasthi
  • Singer(s) - Kshitij, Shilpa Rao
  • Links -
         http://www.hindilyrix.com/songs/get_song_Javeda%20Zindagi(Tose%20Naina%20Lagey).html
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  • Comments - At first this seems to be a surprisingly good example of Kirvani.  But on closer inspection one problem comes up.  There is the use of both Nis.  Although the use of the Shuddha Ni, brings it squarely in line with Kirvani, the use of the Komal Ni gives it the colour of the Darbari group of rags.
*Tumhi Mere Mit Ho
*Yad Na Jaye, Bite Dinon
*Ye Raat Bheegi Bheegi
*Ye Raten Ye Mausam Nadi Ka Kinara

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