FILM SONGS IN RAG KHAMMAJ

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A Dil Se Dil Mila Le
Film - Navrang
Year - 1959
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Dadra
Music Director(s) - C. Ramchandra
Singer(s) - Asha Bhosle
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Ab Kya Misal Dun
Film - Aarti
Year - 1963
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Roshan
Singer(s) - Mohd. Rafi
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Lyrics - http://www.geetmanjusha.com/hindi/lyrics/1099.html
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Ayo Kahan Se Ghanashyam
Film - Buddha Mil Gaya
Year - 1971
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Punjabi Theka (Sitarkhani)
Music Director(s) - R.D. Burman
Singer(s) - Archana, Manna Dey
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Comments - I have been going over many hundreds of film and audio clips, and there are very few which actually excite me; this is one.  It certainly does not reflect a chaste interpretation of Khammaj as per a traditional kheyal.  However, it is a remarkably accurate reflection of an interpretation that was common among thumree singers in the early to middle part of the 20th century.  If thumree is your thing, pay very carefull attention to this one.


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Bada Natkhat Hai Re Krishna Kahaiya
Film - Amar Prem
Year - 1971
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Dadra
Music Director(s) - R.D. Burman
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/4/419.html
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Chunariya Katati Jae
Film - Mother India
Year - 1957
Rag - Khammaj
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Naushad
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi, Shamshad Begum
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Dhal Chuki Sham-e-Gham
Film - Kohinoor
Year - 1960
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Punjabi Theka (Sitarkhani)
Music Director(s) - Naushad
Singer(s) - Mohd. Rafi
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Ham Apna Unhe Bana Na Sake
Film - Bhanwara
Year - 1944
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Khemchand Prakash
Singer(s) - K.L. Saigal
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Khat Likh De Savariya Ke Naam Babu
Film - Aaye Din Bahar Ke
Year - 1966
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Dadra
Music Director(s) - Laxmikant, Pyarelal
Singer(s) - Asha Bhosle
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/gif/937.gif
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Kuch To Log Kahenge
Film - Amar Prem
Year - 1971
Rag - khammaj
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/8/884.html
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Mere To Giridhara Gopala
Film - Meera
Year - 1979
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Dadra / Hinch
Music Director(s) - Ravi Shankar
Singer(s) - Vani Jairam, Dinkar Kamanna
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Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bungle Par
Film - Kaala Paani
Year - 1958
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Hinch / Dadra
Music Director(s) - S.D. Burman
Singer(s) - Asha Bhosle
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O Sajna, Barakha Bahara Ayi
Film - Parakh
Year - 1960
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Salil Chowdhury
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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Lyrics - www.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/8/814.html
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Piya Tose Naina Lage Re
Film - Guide
Year - 1965
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Rupak / Dipchandi
Music Director(s) - S. D. Burman
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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Sakhi Re Suun Bole Papiha
Film - Miss Mary
Year - 1957
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Tintal
Music Director(s) - Hemant Kumar
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar & Asha Bhosle
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Comments - This rendition of Khammaj is very typical of the lighter forms found in the Thumri


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Sham Dhale Jamuna Kinare
Film - Pushpanjali
Year - 1970
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Hinch
Music Director(s) - Laxmikant, Pyarelal
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey
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Tere Bina Sajna Lage Na Jiya Hamar
Film - Aarti
Year - 1962
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Roshan
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi
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Comments - There are strong elements of Mand thrown into this mix.


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Vaishnav Jan To
Film - (non-film song)
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Rag - khammaj
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) -  
Singer(s) - Various
Comments - Narsingh bhajan
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Vo Na Ayenge Palatkar
Film - Devdaas
Year - 1955
Rag - khammaj
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - S.D. Burman
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