Indian Film Songs in Abheri / Bhimpalasi

Indian Film Songs in Abheri / Bhimpalasi

Abheri is a raga (musical scale) in Carnatic music (South Indian classical music). It is a Janya raga (derived scale), whose Melakarta raga (parent, also known as janaka) is Kharaharapriya, 22nd in the 72 Melakarta raga system.

Its ārohaṇa-avarohaṇa structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows (see swaras in Carnatic music for details on below notation and terms):

ārohaṇa : S G2 M1 P N2 S
avarohaṇa : S N2 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S

(Chathusruthi Rishabham, Sadharana Gandharam, Suddha Madhyamam, Chathusruthi Dhaivatham, Kaisiki Nishadham)

In addition to these swaras, there are gamakas which also form part of Abheri, like any other raga in Carnatic music.

The ascending scale is same as that of Udayaravichandrika raga (also known as Shuddha Dhanyasi), while the descending scale is that of Kharaharapriya raga.

There are some differing views on swaras in the scale of Abheri. It is considered a Bhashanga raga (scale has an anya swara, that is, a note which is not in the parent melakarta raga, in this case Kharaharapriya raga), with introduction of Suddha Dhiavatham (D1) in some phrases of the raga. A different view is that this raga is a janya of Natabhairavi (which has D1, suddha dhaivatham, in place of D2), with D2 being the anya swara (external note).

Bhimpalasi (or Bheemplas) of Hindustani music sounds pretty close to Abheri.

(Source: wikipedia – abheri | bhimpalasi)

Indian Film Songs in Abheri / Bhimpalasi

  1. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Nagumomu Kanaleni (Carnatic/Telugu song)

    Film: Alludugaru
    Language: Telugu (Carnatic/Telugu song from Telugu movie)
    Singer(s): K.J.Yesudas, Poorna Chandar
    Composer: Tyagaraja
    Music Director: K.V.Mahadevan
    Year: 1990

  2. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Beena Madhur Madhur Kachhu Bol (Hindi)

    Film: Ram Rajya
    Language: Hindi
    Singer(s): Saraswati Rane
    Music Director: Shankar Rao Vyas
    Year: 1943

  3. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Vaaraai Nee Vaarai (Tamil)

    Film: Mandiri Kumari
    Language: Tamil
    Singer(s): Thiruchi Loganadan, Jikki
    Music Director: G.Ramanathan
    Year: 1950

  4. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Aye ri Main to Prem Diwani (Hindi)

    Film: Nau Bahar
    Language: Hindi
    Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar
    Music Director: Roshan Lal
    Year: 1952

  5. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Aa Neele Gagan Tale (Hindi)

    Film: Badshah
    Language: Hindi
    Singer(s): Hemant Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
    Music Director: Shankar Jaikishan
    Year: 1954

  6. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Tere Sadke Balam (Hindi)

    Film: Amar
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
    Music Director: Naushad Ali
    Year: 1954

  7. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Ravoyi Chandamama (Telugu)

    Film: Missamma
    Language: Telugu
    Singer(s): A.M.Raja, P.Leela
    Music Director: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
    Year: 1955

  8. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Poova Maramum Poothadu (Tamil)

    Film: Naan Petra Selvam
    Language: Tamil
    Singer(s): T.M.Soundararajan, Jikki
    Music Director: G.Ramanathan
    Year: 1956

  9. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Neevena Nanu Pilachinadi (Telugu)

    Film: Mayabazar
    Language: Telugu
    Singer(s): Ghantasala, P.Leela
    Music Director(s): Ghantasala, Saluri Rajeswara Rao
    Year: 1957

  10. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Kannile Irupathenna (Tamil)

    Film: Ambikapathi
    Language: Tamil
    Singer: P.Bhanumathi
    Music Director: G.Ramanathan
    Year: 1957

  11. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Kannile Irupathenna (Tamil)

    Film: Ambikapathi
    Language: Tamil
    Singer: T.M.Soundararajan
    Music Director: G.Ramanathan
    Year: 1957

  12. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Prema Yatralaku (Telugu)

    Film: Gundamma Katha
    Language: Telugu
    Singer(s): Ghantasala, P.Susheela
    Music Director: Ghantasala
    Year: 1962

  13. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Singara Velane Deva (Tamil)

    Film: Konjum Salangai
    Language: Tamil
    Singer: S.Janaki
    Nadhaswaram: Karukkurichi P Arunachalam
    Music Director: S.M.Subbaiah Naidu
    Year: 1964

  14. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Chinnanchiru Vayadhil (Tamil)

    Film: Meendum Kokila
    Language: Tamil
    Singer(s): K.J.Yesudas, S.P.Shailaja
    Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
    Year: 1980

  15. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Raagangal Pathinaaru (Tamil)

    Film: Thillu Mullu
    Language: Tamil
    Singer: S.P.Balasubrahmanyam
    Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
    Year: 1981

  16. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Megham Karukkudhu (Tamil)

    Film: Ananda Ragam
    Language: Tamil
    Singer(s): K.J.Yesudas, S.Janaki, I.Ilaiyaraja
    Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
    Year: 1981

  17. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Nagumomu Kanaleni (Carnatic/Telugu song)

    Film: Chithram
    Language: Malayalam (Carnatic/Telugu song from Malayalam movie)
    Singer(s): M.G.Sreekumar, Neyyattinkara Vasudevan
    Composer: Tyagaraja
    Music Director: Kannur Rajan
    Year: 1988

  18. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Mindathathenthe Kili Penne (Malayalam)

    Film: Vishnulokam
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: M.G.Sreekumar
    Music Director: M.Raveendran
    Year: 1991

  19. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Samay Dheere Chalo (Hindi)

    Film: Rudaali
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Asha Bhosle
    Music Director: Bhupen Hazarika
    Year: 1993

  20. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Prema Yatralaku (Telugu)

    Film: Detective Narada
    Language: Telugu
    Singer(s): S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, K.S.Chithra
    Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
    Year: 1993

  21. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Telusa Manasa (Telugu)

    Film: Criminal
    Language: Telugu
    Singer(s): S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, K.S.Chithra
    Music Director: M.M.Keeravani
    Year: 1994

  22. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Tu Mile Dil Khile (Hindi)

    Film: Criminal
    Language: Hindi
    Singer(s): Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
    Music Director: M.M.Keeravani
    Year: 1994

  23. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Swaragaminnente (Malayalam)

    Film: Sagaram Sakshi
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: K.J.Yesudas
    Music Director: S.Sharreth
    Year: 1994

  24. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Enthinu Veroru Sooryodayam (Malayalam)

    Film: Mazhayethum Munpe
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer(s): K.J.Yesudas, K.S.Chithra
    Music Director(s): M.Raveendran, S.P.Venkatesh, Anand
    Year: 1995

  25. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Paathira Pullunarnnu (Malayalam)

    Film: Ee Puzhayum Kadannu
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: K.J.Yesudas
    Music Director: Johnson
    Year: 1996

  26. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Pooththirukkum Vanamae (Tamil)

    Film: Pudhayal
    Language: Tamil
    Singer(s): Hariharan, K.S.Chithra
    Music Director: Vidyasagar
    Year: 1997

  27. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Maane Malaramban (Malayalam)

    Film: Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: K.J.Yesudas
    Music Director: M.Raveendran
    Year: 1998

  28. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Kannodu Kanbathellam (Tamil)

    Film: Jeans
    Language: Tamil
    Singer: Nithyasree Mahadevan
    Music Director: A.R.Rahman
    Year: 1998

  29. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Aavani Ponnunjal (Malayalam)

    Film: Kottaaram Veettile Apputtan
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: M.G.Sreekumar
    Music Director: Berny Ignatious
    Year: 1998

  30. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Kismet Se Tum (Hindi)

    Film: Pukar
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Anuradha Paudwal, Sonu Nigam
    Music Director: A.R.Rahman
    Year: 2000

  31. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Ye Aaine Se (Hindi)

    Film: Kaash (non-filmi album)
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Hariharan
    Music Director: Hariharan
    Year: 2000

  32. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Kanaa Kandaenadi (Tamil)

    Film: Parthiban Kanavu
    Language: Tamil
    Singer: Madhu Balakrishnan
    Music Director: Vidyasagar
    Year: 2003

  33. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Kanaa Kaangiraen (Tamil)

    Film: Ananda Tandavam
    Language: Tamil
    Singer(s): Nithyasree Mahadevan, Shubha Mudgal, Vinithra
    Music Director: G.V.Prakash Kumar
    Year: 2009

  34. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Kunnathe Konnaykkum (Malayalam)

    Film: Pazhassi Raja
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: K.S.Chithra
    Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
    Year: 2009

  35. Indian Film Songs in Abheri Ragam, Raag Bhimpalasi | Picha Vecha Naal (Malayalam)

    Film: Puthiya Mukham
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: Shankar Mahadevan
    Music Director: Deepak Dev
    Year: 2009

  • Abc

    Radha kaise na jale ( Hindi)
    Film: Lagaan
    Language( Hindi)
    Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan
    Music Director:  A.R.Rehman

  • Nanjundesh_srp

    there is one more kannada song ie . viraha nuru nuru taraha  – edakallu guddada mele

  • yedu

    Enthinu Veroru Sooryodayam (Malayalam) : not abheri ; butshudhadhanyasi.

  • yedu

    i think……….

    Enthinu Veroru Sooryodayam (Malayalam)
    Film: Mazhayethum Munpe
    raga : shudhadhanyasi……… not abheri

  • Swar_91

    manmohini from yuvraaj

  • Guruk8923

    Thillu Mullu is by MSV not Illayaraja

  • S.Bhavanarayana

    Respected Dhnya garu,
    The core feature that is to be focussed , i think , is audio. the video component , i am afraid , is not only redundant, but , at times is interfering with the eaesthteic experience of the tune and the rendition,
    Could you please ponder over the proposition!
    Regards,
    yours faithfully,
    S.Bhavanarayana.
    Hyderabad. India

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