FILM SONGS IN RAG KALAVATI

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Dil Men Aur To Kya Rakha Hai
Film - (non-film song)
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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.


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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


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Kahe Tarasae Jiyara
Film - Chitralekha
Year - 1964
Rag - Kalavati
Tal - Tintal, Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Roshan
Singer(s) - Usha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle
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Comments - A fair amount of mixing going on here.  It is not a pure Kalavati


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Maika Piya Bulave
Film - Sur Sangam
Year - 1985
Rag - Kalavati
Tal - Punjabi Theka (Sitarkhani)
Music Director(s) - Laxmikant, Pyarelal
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Comments - This is a pretty good example of Kalavati.


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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://pages.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.


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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


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Sanam Tu Bevafa Ke Namse
Film - Khilona
Year - 1970
Rag - Kalavati
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Laxmikant Pyarelal
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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Lyrics - http://www.geetmanjusha.com/hindi/lyrics/900.html
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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


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Yeh Tara Voh Tara
Film - Swades
Year - 2004
Rag - Kalavati
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - A. R. Rehman
Singer(s) - Udit Narayan, Master Vignesh, Baby Pooja
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