Indian Film Songs in Darbari Kanada

Indian Film Songs in Darbari Kanada

Darbari Kanada, or simply Darbari, is a Hindustani raga in the Kanada family, which is thought to have originated in Carnatic music and brought into North Indian music by Miyan Tansen, the legendary 16th century composer in emperor Akbar’s court. This tradition is reflected in the name itself; Darbar is the Persian derived word in Hindi meaning “court.” As the most familiar raga in the Kanada family, it may sometimes also be called Shuddha Kanada or pure Kanada. It belongs to the Asavari thaat.

Darbari is a grave raga, played deep into the night, considered to be one of the more difficult to master, and with the potential for profound emotional impact. The ascension of aroha is in the lower and middle octaves. In the arohi the note Ga (gandhar) komal is used in a weak manner and a slow vibrato (andolan) on this note. The association of the notes Ni and Pa sounds pleasing. Its Vadi swar is Re and Samavadi is Pa.

Arohanam: S R (R)g, (R)g
Avarohanam: (M)g, (M)g M (S)R, S

For reference, the set of notes in the Asavari thaat is S R g M P d n, and for Darbari, the role of the komal gandhar is crucial.

(Source: wikipedia)

Songs List
A short list of film songs that are predominantly in Darbari Kanada (click on the images below to view the songs):

Rafi O Dunia Ke Rakhwaale Baiju Bawra 1952
O Duniya Ke Rakhavale (Hindi)
Movie: Baiju Bawra
Language: Hindi
Singer: Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Naushad
Year: 1952
Jagadeka Veeruni Katha - Siva Sankari
Siva Sankari (Telugu)
Movie: Jagadeka Veeruni Katha
Language: Telugu
Singer: Ghantasala
Music Director: Pendyala Nageshwara Rao
Year: 1961

Kalyana then nila tamil song from the tamil movie mounam sammatham
Kalyana Then Nila (Tamil)
Movie: Mounam Sammadham
Language: Tamil
Singers: K.J.Jesudas, K.S.Chitra
Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
Year: 1989

Pag Ghungroo bandh Meera (Namak Halaal)
Pag Ghungroo Bandh Meera (Hindi)
Movie: Namak Halal
Language: Hindi
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Year: 1982

Kaatre En Vasal - Rhythm (2000)
Kaatre En Vaasal (Tamil)
Movie: Rhythm
Language: Tamil
Singers: P.Unnikrishnan, Kavitha Krishnamurthy
Music Director: A.R.Rahman
Year: 2000
Swati Tirunal - Devan Ke Pati
Devan Ke Pati (Hindi, from Malayalam movie)
Movie: Swati Tirunal
Language: (Hindi, from Malayalam movie)
Singers: S.P.Balasubramaniam
Music Director: M.B.Sreenivasan
Year: 1987

Malare Mounama
Malare Mounama (Tamil)
Movie: Karnan
Language: Tamil
Singers: S.P.Balasubramaniam, S.Janaki
Music Director: Vidyasagar
Year: 1995

Ud Ja Bhanwar Maya Kamal Ka
Ud Ja Bhanwar Maya Kamal Ka (Hindi)
Movie: Rani Roopmati
Language: Hindi
Singer: Manna Dey
Music Director: S.N.Tripati
Year: 1959

Jogi Aya
Jogi Aaya (Hindi)
Movie: Black n White
Language: Hindi
Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Sadhana Sargam
Music Director: Sukhwinder Singh
Year: 2008
Villain - Ore Manam
Ore Manam (Tamil)
Movie: Villain
Language: Tamil
Singers: Hariharan, Chandana Bala
Music Director: Vidyasagar
Year: 2003

Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Satyam Shivam Sundaram (Hindi)
Movie: Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Language: Hindi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Year: 1978

Azhake nin... From AMARAM
Azhage Nin (Malayalam)
Movie: Amaram
Language: Malayalam
Singers: K.J.Yesudas, K.S.Chitra
Music Director: Raveendran
Year: 1991

Toote Huve Khwabon Ne - Madhumati
Toote Huve Khwabon Ne (Hindi)
Movie: Madhumati
Language: Hindi
Singer: Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Salil Choudhury
Year: 1958

Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hai [seema] 1955
Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hai (Hindi)
Movie: Seema
Language: Hindi
Singer: Manna Dey + Chorus
Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan
Year: 1955

Agaya Vennilave from Arangetra Velai
Agaya Vennilave (Tamil)
Movie: Arangetra Velai
Language: Tamil
Singers: K.J.Yesudas, Uma Ramanan
Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
Year: 1990

Jhanak Jhanak Tori Baaje Payaliya (with Sitar piece)
Jhanak Jhanak Tori Baje Payeliya (Hindi)
Movie: Mere Huzur
Language: Hindi
Singer: Manna Dey
Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan
Year: 1968

Dekha hai pehli baar - SAAJAN
Dekha Hai Pehli Baar (Hindi)
Movie: Saajan
Language: Hindi
Singers: S.P.Balasubramaniam, Alka Yagnik
Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Year: 1991

Aathi - Thadakku Thadakku
Enai Konja Konja (Tamil)
Movie: Aadhi
Language: Tamil
Singers: Hariharan, Sujatha
Music Director: Vidyasagar
Year: 2006

Kaajal - Tora mann darpan kehlaye
Tora Man Darpan Kahalaye (Hindi)
Movie: Kaajal
Language: Hindi
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: Ravi
Year: 1965

Nilaave Vaa - Nee Kaatru, Naan Maram (Tamil)
Nee Kaatru, Naan Maram (Tamil)
Movie: Nilaave Vaa
Language: Tamil
Singers: Hariharan
Music Director: Vidyasagar
Year: 1998

Sivatham Sivanamam - Mazhavillu
Sivatham Sivanamam (Malayalam)
Movie: Mazhavillu
Language: Malayalam
Singers: K.J.Yesudas, K.S.Chitra
Music Director: Mohan Sithara
Year: 1999

vasanthathil oru naal
Vasanthathil Oru Naal (Tamil)
Movie: Moondru Deivangal
Language: Tamil
Singer: P.Susheela
Music Director: M.S.Viswanathan
Year: 1971

Ariyathe Ariyathe
Ariyathe Ariyathe (Malayalam)
Movie: Raavanaprabhu
Language: Malayalam
Singers: K.J.Yesudas, K.S.Chitra
Music Director: Suresh Peters
Year: 2001

TU Jo Nahin Hay to Kuch Bhi Nahin Hay !!!!!
Tu Jo Nahin Hai (Hindi)
Movie: Wo Lamhe
Language: Hindi
Singer: Glenn John
Music Director: Pritam
Year: 2006

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  • http://www.smsbuds.com Hindi sms

    darbari is an style on indian music. thanks for making it remember.

  • http://www.smsbuds.com Hindi sms

    darbari is an style on indian music. thanks for making it remember.

  • Shriram

    “Ore manam ore gunam” from tamil movie “Villain” is also set in this raga. Composer- Vidyasagar

  • Minisantu

    Enjoyed the Darbari Kanada post…Here’s one more for your list..
    Devan Ke Pathi Indra…
    Movie: Swati Thirunal
    Singer: SPB
    Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFZ7u5GPrwI&p=65AB18B2F4F8F5B2&playnext=1&index=6

  • http://dhanyasy.org Dhanya Subramanian

    Thanks Minisantu. This song has been added to this list.

  • http://dhanyasy.org Dhanya Subramanian

    Thanks Shriram. This song has been added to this list.

  • Badri

    Hi

    This is great. with accompanied video as well.

    How about Nee Kaatru Naan Maram…. Can’t say which movie it is from.

    Regards

    Badri

  • Ramachandran

    Hi,
    Marugo marugo song (Sung by Kamal, Chithra, Music -Mastero Ilayaraja, Movie – Sathi leelavathi) is also set in darbari kaanada

    Regards
    Ram

  • Ramachandran

    Hi,
    Marugo marugo song (Sung by Kamal, Chithra, Music -Mastero Ilayaraja, Movie – Sathi leelavathi) is also set in darbari kaanada

    Regards
    Ram

  • Aruna_49

    good research

  • Aruna_49

    good research … this film people seem to chose same ragas which become hit songs .. mostly carnatic base songs catch th lime light

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kolathur-kannamma kolathur kannamma

    good research … this film people seem to chose same ragas which become hit songs .. mostly carnatic base songs catch the lime light

  • unni krishnan

    doubtfully great work:::::::::::::::::::::
    but mam u forget to add an evergreen song from malayalam movie “nadhi” which is “aayiram padasarangal”…

    please add that too

  • Ibdian

    enaku pedita padall. is also in this raga

  • Devinilayangode

    Nee korinaal from 180 is also in this ragam right?

  • Sridhar Jeyaraj

    I never expected that I can get such a fantastic collection in the internet.  My blessings to you.

  • Prasanth

    Amazing…

    I have one (if wrong someone pls correct me)

    Song: marudamalai maamaNiyE murugaiyaa
    Singer: Madhurai SOmasundharam
    music:  Kunnakkudi VaithyanAthan
    Lyrics:  Kavignar KaNNadhAsan
    Movie:  Dheivam – 1971

  • Subramanian

    Ponnill kilichu ninnu Chandrika vasantham – sallapam 1996
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vEDgqS8swY

  • Swaminathan

    Another Darbari Kanada from MAdrasPattinam “I have also done raga based songs. For instance, Pookal Pookum is based on Darbari Kaanada….” from “http://www.videos.behindwoods.com/videos-q1-09/director-interview/g-v-prakash-kumar.html”

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    remember. old is always gold .. 

  • Harippoduval

    nee korinaal
    vaanam maaratha! – dhinam
    theeramale
    megam thuraatha!

  • Panditaradhya

    kindly let me know what  Kannada Film songs  are in raag garbari kanada?

  • Madraspaiyan

    Enai Konja Konja (Tamil)
    Movie: Aadhi
    Language: Tamil
    Singers: Hariharan, Sujatha
    Music Director: Vidyasagar
    Year: 2006Are you sure is this Dharbari Kanada?

  • http://www.smsblaze.com/ Hindi Sms

    i really like this post ..
    as i can say OLD IS GOLD

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    Good information,its very interesting information,It’s presented very well.Thanks a lot for sharing.Keep blogging

  • MarmotMan

     Thanks :)

  • Varun
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  • Madraspaiyan

     Good you have removed that song. As it is in Miyan ki Malhar / Amruthavarshini

  • G K Raveendrakumar

    what about kannada films?

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