FILM SONGS IN RAG KIRWANI

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Anewala Pal, Janewala Hai
Film - Golmaal
Year - 1979
Rag - Kirvani
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - R.D. Burman
Singer(s) - Kishore Kumar
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Lyrics - www.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/0/35.html
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Ankhon Se Jo Utari
Film - Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon
Year - 1963
Rag - Kirvani
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - O.P. Nayyar
Singer(s) - Asha Bhosle
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Lyrics - http://www.geetmanjusha.com/hindi/lyrics/462.html
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Comments - This is a surprisingly good example of Kirvani


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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.


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Beqaraar Dil, Tu Gaye Jaa
Film - Door Ka Raahi
Year - 1971
Rag - Kirvani
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Kishore Kumar
Singer(s) - Kishore Kumar, Sulakshana Pandit
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/0/69.html
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Comments - If you are looking for a good example of Kirwani, then this song is a bit troublesome.  True, the main theme just screams of Kirvani, but aside from that, it lapses into the typical Bollywood kichidi.  One should especially note the un-kirvani-ish (how do you like that word? I made it up myself.) way in which both Nis are used.


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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
Film - Laal Pathhar
Year - 1971
Rag - Kirvani
Tal - Dadra
Music Director(s) - Shankar, Jaikishan
Singer(s) - Kishore Kumar
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/6/621.html
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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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Kya Karun Sajani (a.k.a. Ka Karoon Sajani)
Film - Swami
Year - 1977
Rag - Kirwani
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Rajesh Roshan
Singer(s) - Yesudas,
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Comments - This was a song originally made famous by the late Bade Gulam Ali Khan.


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Main Pyar Ka Rahi Hun
Film - Ek Musafir Ek Hasina
Year - 1962
Rag - Kirvani
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - O.P. Nayyar
Singer(s) - Mohd. Rafi, Asha Bhosle
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/3/312.html
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Mera Dil Yeh Pukare Aaja
Film - Nagin (Old)
Year - 1954
Rag - Kirvani
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Hemant Kumar
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/additions/N9181.html
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Meri Bhigi-Bhigi Si Palakon Pe Rah Gaye
Film - Anamika
Year - 1973
Rag - Kirvani
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - R.D. Burman
Singer(s) - Kishore Kumar
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/3/307.html
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Neend Na Mujhko Aye
Film - Post Box No. 999
Year - 1958
Rag - Kirvani
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Kalyanji, Anandji
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar, Hemant Kumar
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Lyrics - http://www.geetmanjusha.com/hindi/lyrics/221.html
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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.


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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://pages.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.


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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
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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.


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Tumhi Mere Mit Ho
Film - Pyase Panchhi
Year - 1961
Rag - Kirvani
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Kalyanji / Anandji
Singer(s) - Suman Kalyanpur, Hemant Kumar
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Yad Na Jaye, Bite Dinon
Film - Dil Ek Mandir
Year - 1963
Rag - Kirvani
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Shankar, Jaikishan
Singer(s) - Mohd. Rafi
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Ye Raat Bheegi Bheegi
Film - Chori Chori
Year - 1956
Rag - Kirvani
Tal -Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Shankar / Jaikishan
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey
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Ye Raten Ye Mausam Nadi Ka Kinara
Film - Delhi Ka Thug
Year - 1958
Rag - Kirvani
Tal - Dadra
Music Director(s) - Ravi
Singer(s) - Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
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