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)

Indian Film Songs in Darbari Kanada

Indian Film Songs in Raag Darbari Kanada
  1. 1  Malare Mounama (Tamil)

    Malare Mounama (Tamil)

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

  2. 2  O Duniya Ke Rakhavale (Hindi)

    O Duniya Ke Rakhavale (Hindi)

    Movie: Baiju Bawra
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Mohammed Rafi
    Music Director: Naushad
    Year: 1952

  3. 3  Kalyana Then Nila (Tamil)

    Kalyana Then Nila (Tamil)

    Movie: Mounam Sammadham
    Language: Tamil
    Singers: K.J.Jesudas, K.S.Chitra
    Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
    Year: 1989

  4. 4  Dekha Hai Pehli Baar (Hindi)

    Dekha Hai Pehli Baar (Hindi)

    Movie: Saajan
    Language: Hindi
    Singers: S.P.Balasubramaniam, Alka Yagnik
    Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
    Year: 1991

  5. 5  Kaatre En Vaasal (Tamil)

    Kaatre En Vaasal (Tamil)

    Movie: Rhythm
    Language: Tamil
    Singers: P.Unnikrishnan, Kavitha Krishnamurthy
    Music Director: A.R.Rahman
    Year: 2000

  6. 6  Ud Ja Bhanwar Maya Kamal Ka (Hindi)

    Ud Ja Bhanwar Maya Kamal Ka (Hindi)

    Movie: Rani Roopmati
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Manna Dey
    Music Director: S.N.Tripati
    Year: 1959

  7. 7  Tora Man Darpan Kahalaye (Hindi)

    Tora Man Darpan Kahalaye (Hindi)

    Movie: Kaajal
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Asha Bhosle
    Music Director: Ravi
    Year: 1965

  8. 8  Pag Ghungroo Bandh Meera (Hindi)

    Pag Ghungroo Bandh Meera (Hindi)

    Movie: Namak Halal
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Kishore Kumar
    Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
    Year: 1982

  9. 9  Jogi Aaya (Hindi)

    Jogi Aaya (Hindi)

    Movie: Black n White
    Language: Hindi
    Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Sadhana Sargam
    Music Director: Sukhwinder Singh
    Year: 2008

  10. 10  Satyam Shivam Sundaram (Hindi)

    Satyam Shivam Sundaram (Hindi)

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

  11. 11  Ariyathe Ariyathe (Malayalam)

    Ariyathe Ariyathe (Malayalam)

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

  12. 12  Sivatham Sivanamam (Malayalam)

    Sivatham Sivanamam (Malayalam)

    Movie: Mazhavillu
    Language: Malayalam
    Singers: K.J.Yesudas, K.S.Chitra
    Music Director: Mohan Sithara
    Year: 1999

  13. 13  Azhage Nin (Malayalam)

    Azhage Nin (Malayalam)

    Movie: Amaram
    Language: Malayalam
    Singers: K.J.Yesudas, K.S.Chitra
    Music Director: Raveendran
    Year: 1991

  14. 14  Toote Huve Khwabon Ne (Hindi)

    Toote Huve Khwabon Ne (Hindi)

    Movie: Madhumati
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Mohammed Rafi
    Music Director: Salil Choudhury
    Year: 1958

  15. 15  Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hai (Hindi)

    Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hai (Hindi)

    Movie: Seema
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Manna Dey + Chorus
    Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan
    Year: 1955

  16. 16  Agaya Vennilave (Tamil)

    Agaya Vennilave (Tamil)

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

  17. 17  Jhanak Jhanak Tori Baje Payeliya (Hindi)

    Jhanak Jhanak Tori Baje Payeliya (Hindi)

    Movie: Mere Huzur
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Manna Dey
    Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan
    Year: 1968

  18. 18  Siva Sankari (Telugu)

    Siva Sankari (Telugu)

    Movie: Jagadeka Veeruni Katha
    Language: Telugu
    Singer: Ghantasala
    Music Director: Pendyala Nageshwara Rao
    Year: 1961

  19. 19  Enai Konja Konja (Tamil)

    Enai Konja Konja (Tamil)

    Movie: Aadhi
    Language: Tamil
    Singers: Hariharan, Sujatha
    Music Director: Vidyasagar
    Year: 2006

  20. 20  Vasanthathil Oru Naal (Tamil)

    Vasanthathil Oru Naal (Tamil)

    Movie: Moondru Deivangal
    Language: Tamil
    Singer: P.Susheela
    Music Director: M.S.Viswanathan
    Year: 1971

  21. 21  Tu Jo Nahin Hai (Hindi)

    Tu Jo Nahin Hai (Hindi)

    Movie: Wo Lamhe
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Glenn John
    Music Director: Pritam
    Year: 2006

  22. 22  Tere Dar Pe Ayaa Hun, Kuchh Karke Jaunga

    Tere Dar Pe Ayaa Hun, Kuchh Karke Jaunga

    Movie: Laila Majnu
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Mohd. Rafi
    Music Director(s): Madan Mohan
    Year: 1976

  23. 23  Ore Manam (Tamil)

    Ore Manam (Tamil)

    Movie: Villain
    Language: Tamil
    Singers: Hariharan, Chandana Bala
    Music Director: Vidyasagar
    Year: 2003

  24. 24  Devan Ke Pati (Hindi, from Malayalam movie)

    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

  25. 25  Nee Kaatru, Naan Maram (Tamil)

    Nee Kaatru, Naan Maram (Tamil)

    Movie: Nilaave Vaa
    Language: Tamil
    Singers: Hariharan
    Music Director: Vidyasagar
    Year: 1998

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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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