FILM SONGS IN RAG MALKAUNS

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Aaye Sur Ke Panchhi Aaye
Film - Sur Sangam
Year - 1985
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Tintal
Music Director(s) - Laxmikant, Pyarelal
Singer(s) - Rajan Mishra
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Adha Hai Chandrama Raat Adhi
Film - Navrang
Year - 1959
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Dadra
Music Director(s) - C. Ramchandra
Singer(s) - Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/2/243.html

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Ankhiyana Sang Ankhiya Lagi Aaj
Film - Bada Aadami
Year - 1961
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Tintal, Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Chitragupta
Singer(s) - Mohd. Rafi
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Balma Mane Na
Film - Opera House
Year - 1961
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Chitragupta
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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Darbar Mein Upar Wale Ke (a.k.a. Ye Waqt Ki Hera Pheri)
Film - Hera Pheri
Year - 1976
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Kalyanji-Anandji
Singer(s) - Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor
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Comments - This would be an excellent example of Malkauns if it were not for an occasional use of the Shudha Nishad.  This gives this song a slight character of Chandrakauns


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Dip Jalaye Jo Geeton Ke Maine
Film - Kalakaar
Year - 1983
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Bappi Lahari
Singer(s) - Suresh Wadkar
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Ek Ladki Thi Kitni Sharmili
Film - Love You Hamesha
Year - 1999
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - A.R. Rahman, Lyrics - Mehboob
Singer(s) - Kavita Krishnamurti
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Comments - Surprisingly clean.


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Jaane Bahaar Husn Tera
Film - Pyar Kiya Tho Darna Kya
Year - 1963
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Dadra
Music Director(s) - Ravi
Singer(s) - Mohd. Rafi
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Comments - This is a Malkauns-ish piece.  Do not use this to get a feel for Malkauns, because there is a very noticeable use of pancham.


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Man Tarapat Hari Darshan Ko
Film - Baiju Bawra
Year - 1952
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Tintal
Music Director(s) - Naushad
Singer(s) - Mohd. Rafi
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Lyrics - www.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/1/116.html
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Comments - This is generally held to be a good example of Malkauns in a film song


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Mujhe Na Bula
Film - Suvarna Sundari
Year - 1958
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Narayan Rao
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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Comments - This is a fairly good example of Malkauns.  There is just an occasional use of Pancham which compromises the purity of Malkauns.


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O Pavan Veg Se Udanevale Ghode Tujh Pe Savaar Hai Jo
Film - Jai Chitaur
Year - 1961
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - S. N. Tripathi
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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Paga Ghungharu Bole Chananana Chanh
Film - Dev Kanya
Year - 1963
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Tintal Kaherava
Music Director(s) - S.N. Tripathi
Singer(s) - Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor
Comments - This is a Meera Bhajan
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Savan Ki Raat Kari Kari
Film - Meharban
Year - 1967
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Tintal
Music Director(s) - Ravi
Singer(s) - Asha Bhosle
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Tu Chhupi Hai Kahan
Film - Navrang
Year - 1959
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - C. Ramchandra
Singer(s) - Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey
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Comments - This goes out of rag in several places.


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Ye Kahani Hai Diye Ki Aur Tufana Ki
Film - Tufan Aur Diya
Year - 1956
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Vasant Desai
Singer(s) - Manna Dey
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Zindagi Bhara Gam Judai Ka Mujhe
Film - Miss Bombay
Year - 1957
Rag - Malkauns
Tal - Rupaktal
Music Director(s) - Hansraj Bahal
Singer(s) - Mohd. Rafi
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