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Bhupali

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*Chanda Hai Tu, Mera Suraj Hai Tu
*Dekha Ek Khvab To Yeh Silsile Hue
*Dil Hun Hun Kare
*Giridhar Gopala
  • Film - Meera
  • Year - 1945
  • Rag - Bhupali
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - S. Venkataraman
  • Singer(s) - M.S. Subbulakshmi
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    Audio - http://www.sawf.org/audio/bhoop/ms_meera.ram
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  • Comments - This is actually as good of Deshkar as I have ever seen; however I suspect that this is an accident.  The composition clearly shows that the music director was not thinking in terms of Bhupali / Deshkar but was instead thinking along the line of the South Indian Mohanam
*Ham Tum Se Na Kuchh Kah Paaye, Tum Ham Se Na Kuchh Kah Paaaye
  • Film - Ziddi
  • Year - 1997
  • Rag - Bhupali
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - Dilip Sen, Sameer Sen
  • Singer(s) - Hariharan
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  • Comments - This is generally a pretty good example of Bhupali.  However about half-way through the song the musical interludes begin to significantly diverge from Bhupali.  About the same time, an un-bhupali-ish usage of the Shuddha Nishad creeps into the song.
*He Govind, He Gopal, He Dayaal Lal
  • Film - (non-film song)
  • Year -  
  • Rag - Bhupali
  • Tal - Dadra
  • Music Director(s) -  
  • Singer(s) - Jagjit Singh
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  • Comments - bhajan by Jagjit Singh.  The is generally a very good example of Bhupali. There are very slight traces of Shuddha Madhyam and Shuddha Nishad.  However these are very fleeting and well within the bounds of contemporary light interpretations of rags.  All in all, this is a very good example of contemporary approaches to rag Bhupali. The purists may cringe, but this is the direction that this rag is taking.
*In Ankhon Ki Masti Ke Mastane Hazaron Hai
*Jaun Tore Charan Kamal Par Vari
  • Film - Sur Sangam
  • Year - 1985
  • Rag - Bhupali
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - Laxmikant, Pyarelal
  • Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar, Rajan Mishra
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  • Comments - This seems to be a typical Deshkar / Bhupali mix.
*Jyoti Kalash Chalke
*Kanchi Re Kanchi Re
  • Film - Hare Rama Hare Krishna
  • Year - 1972
  • Rag - Bhupali
  • Tal - Fast Dadra
  • Music Director(s) - R.D. Burman
  • Singer(s) - Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
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  • Comments - Pretty good example of Bhupali.  Interesting accidentals are sometimes seen when it does depart from the rag (e.g., komal dha)
*Nil Gagan Ki Chhaonmen
  • Film - Amrapali
  • Year - 1966
  • Rag - Bhupali
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - Shankar, Jaikishan
  • Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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  • Comments - This leans heavily toward Bhupali, but there are liberties taken.
*Panchhi Banu Udti Firun Mast Gagan Men
*Pankh Hote To Ud Ati
  • Film - Sehra
  • Year - 1963
  • Rag - Bhupali
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - Ramlal Hirapanna
  • Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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  • Comments - This is really a pretty good example of Bhupali
*Sansaar Ki Har Shay Ka
  • Film - Dhoond
  • Year - 1973
  • Rag - Bhupali
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - Ravi
  • Singer(s) - Mahendra Kapoor
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    Youtube -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om5nvSEEngY
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  • Comments - This is really a pretty good example of Bhupali.  However you have to ignore some of the musical interludes which go out of the rag a bit.
*Sanvare Rang Rachi
*Sayonara, Sayonara
  • Film - Love In Tokyo
  • Year - 1966
  • Rag - Bhupali
  • Tal - Kaherava
  • Music Director(s) - Shankar, Jaikishan
  • Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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    Audio - http://www.sawf.org/audio/bhoop/lata_sayonara.ram
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  • Comments - It has been suggested that this is actually Deshakar.  However there is such a muddle concerning the supposed distinctions between Deshkar and Bhupali that we really are not in any position to say anything here.  Readers are advised to consider this and make their own decisions in this matter.
*Yeh Hava...Yeh Phiza...Aa Bhi Jaa
  • Film - Gumraah
  • Year - 1963
  • Rag - Bhupali
  • Tal - Kaherava (based upon a swing)
  • Music Director(s) - Ravi
  • Singer(s) - Mahendra Kapoor
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  • Comments - This sticks pretty close to Bhupali

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