Classical Artists in Hindi Film Music

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Posted: 2006-07-05T19:25:43Z

We all know that the classical instrumentalists Shiv-Hari composed music for few films like Silsila, Faasle, Chandani, Lamhe, Darr and few more. Over the years, many of our classical artists (vocalists/instrumentalists) had some association with Hindi Film music where they either sung, composed music or played instruments only occassionally for few films but retained their speciality as classical singers or instrumentalists. I want to devote this thread to identify and discuss the associations of these classical artists with Hindi film music. So I begin with my list --

Sang for the films

Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan-- Classical Vocalist
Sang for: Moghal-e-Azam (1960) Song: Shub Din Aayo MD: Naushad
Sang for: Moghal-e-Azam (1960) Song: Prem Jogan Banake  MD: Naushad

Pandit DV Paluskar -- Classical Vocalist
Sang for: Baiju Bawra (1953) Song: Aaj Gawat Man Mora, MD: Naushad

Ustad Amir Khan -- Classical Vocalist
Sang for: Baiju Bawra (1953) Song: Ghanan Ghan Ghan, MD: Naushad
Sang for Shabab (1954) Song: Daya karo giridhar gopal, MD: Naushad
Sang for Jahan Jhanak Payal Baje (1954) Song: Title Song, MD: Vasant Desai

Nirmala Devi -- Classical Vocalist,
Sang about 25 songs for movies like Kanoon (Naushad), Sharada (Naushad), Jeevan (Naushad), Geet (Naushad), Piya Milan (Firoz Nizami), Sehara (SS Mohinder), Shama Parwana(Husnlal Bhagatram) in 40s and 50s

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi-- Classical Vocalist
Sang for: Basant Bahar (1956), Songs: Ketaki Gulab Juhi Champak Ban Phule(with Manna Dey) and Pag Laagan De Maharaj Ke, MD: Shankar Jaikishan
Sang for Sant Tulsidas (1972), Songs: Ram prabhu adhar and 4 other, MD: Ram Kadam

Sang 2 songs for Ankahee (1985), Song: Raghubir tum to meri laaj and thumak thumak pag dumak, MD: Jaidev

Kishori Amonkar -- Classical Vocalist
Sang for Prithviraj Sanyogita(1946), Song: jiyara jalaaye ab jaat hai sun mori guiyaan, MD: Rafique Ghaznavi
Sang title song for Geet Gaya Patharonne (1964), MD: Ramlal
Sang for Gopichand Jasoos(1982), Song: oye balle balle main lambardar ki (with Lata), MD: Usha Khanna

Composed Music and Sang a song for: Drishti (1991)

Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan -- Classical Vocalist
Sang for: Umraao Jaan, Song: Pratham dhar dhyaan, MD: Khayyam

Aarti Anklikar -- Classical Vocalist
Sang 5 songs for: Sardari Begum (1997), MD: Vanraj Bhatia

Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande -- Classical Vocalist
Sang for: Lekin (1991), Song: Jhoote Naina Bole (with Asha Bhosle), MD: Hridaynath Mangeshkar

Sanjeev Abhyankar -- Classical Vocalist
Sang for: Maachis (1996), Song: Tum Gaye Sab Gaya (with Lata and Hariharan), MD: Vishal Bhardwaj
Sang for: Maqbool (2004) Song: Rukhe Naina, MD: Vishal Bhardwaj
Sang for: Banaras (2006) Song: Yeh Hain Shaan Banaras Ki, MD: Himesh Reshmmiya

Ustad Sultan Khan -- Classical Vocalist
Sang for: Hum Dil De Chuke Hai Sanam (1999), MD: Ismail Dardar
Sang for: Maqbool(2004) Songs: Dheemo Re, Jhin Min Jhini, MD: Vishal Bhardwaj
Sang for: Paanch (2002) Song: Akhiyan Chipki, MD: Vishal Bhardwaj

Laxmi Shankar -- Classical Vocalist
Sang for: Bawarchi (1972) Song: Kahe Kanha Karat Barjori, MD: Madan Mohan

Shoba Gurtu -- Classical Vocalist, Thumari Singer
Sang for: Main Tusli Tere Angan Ki (1978) Song: Saiya Ruth Gaye, MD: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Begum Parveen Sultana -- Classical Vocalist
Sang for Pakeeza (1972), Song: Kaun Gali Gayo Shyam, MD: Naushad
Sang for Razia Sultan (1983) Song: Shub Ghadi Ayee, MD: Khayyam
Sang for: Kudrat (1981), Song: Hume Tumse Pyar Kitana, MD: RD Burman
Sang for Do Bhoond Paani (1972) Song: peetal ki meri gaagari, MD: Jaidev
Sang for Parwana (1971) Song: Piya ki gali laage bhali (with Asha), MD: Madan Mohan
Sang for Khoj (1971) Song: raam kare more saiuaan ho aise (with Suman), MD: Usha Khanna

Sang for Gadar Ek Prem Katha (2001) Song: Aan Milo Sajna (with Pt. Ajay Chakravorty), MD: Uttam Singh

 

 

Pandit Ajay Chakravorty -- Classical Vocalist

Sang for Gadar Ek Prem Katha (2001) Song: Aan Milo Sajna (with Parveen Sultana), MD: Uttam Singh

 

 

Pandit Krishanrao Chonkar -- Classical Vocalist

Sang for Rani Rupamati (1957), Song: Bat chalat nai chunri rang dali (with Manna Dey), MD: SN Tripathi

Pandit Firoze Dastur -- Classical Vocalist
Sang for Bhumika (1977), Song: 'ghat ghat mein ram ramaiyya, MD: Vanraj Bhatia

Shubha Mudgal -- Classical Vocalist
Sang for Bhaagi (2000), Song: Piya Tu Kahan Hain, MD: Sajid Wajid
Song for Aks (2001), Song: Raat Aati Hai, MD: Anu Malik
Sang for Lajja (2001), Song: Kaliyug Ki Sita, MD: Anu Malik
Sang for Yeh Mohabbat Hai (2002), Song: Piya Mila De, MD: Anand Raj Anda
Sang for Satta (2003), Song: Jeevan Path, MD: Raju Singh
Sang for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2005), Songs: Bavra Man, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, MD: Shantanu Moitra
Sang for Nazar (2005), Song: Ali Ali,  MD: Roopkumar Rathod

Composed Music for Films

Shiv-Hari -- Santoor/Flute Maestos
Composed music for: Silsila (1981), Faasle (1985), Vijay (1988), Chandani (1988), Lamhe (1991), Darr (1993), Parampara (1993), Shahiban (1993)

Pandit Pannalal Ghosh -- Flute Maestro
Composed Music for Anjan(1941), Basant(1942), Bhalaai(1943), Sawaal(1943), Police(1944), Beeswi Sadi(1945), Aandolan(1951)

Pandit Ravi Shankar -- Sitar Maestro
Composed music for: Dharati ke Lal (1946), Neecha Nagar (1946), Anuradha (1960), Godan (1963), Meera (1979)

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan -- Sarod Maesto
Composed Music for Aandhiyan(1952) and Hamsafar (1953)

Ustad Alla Rakha -- Tabla Maestro
Composed music for 40 odd films in 40s and 50s under the name Alla Rakha and AR Qureshi

Ustad Zakir Hussain: Tabla Maestro
Composed Music for: Saaz (1998), Mr. Ya Mrs. Iyer (2003)

Kishori Amonkar -- Classical Vocalist
Composed Music for: Drishti (1991)

Played Instrument

Ustad Bhismilla Khan - Shahnai Maestro
Played Shahnai in many songs and in most part of the film - Goonj Uthi Shehnai, MD: Vasant Desai

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan -- Sarod Maestro
Played Sarod for a song in Chitraleka -- Man re tu kahe na dhir dhare, MD: Roshan

Ustad Halim Jaffer Khan - Sitar Maestro
Played Sitar for the song in Kohinoor -- Madhuban mein Radhika Nache Re, MD: Naushad

Ustad Alla Rakha -- Tabla Maestro
Played Tabla for the song in Meri Surat Teri Ankhe -- Nache Man Mora Magan Tik Tha Dhigi Dhigi, MD: Dada Burman

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma -- Santoor Maestro
Played Tabla for the song in Guide -- piya tose naina laage re, MD: Dada Burman (he used to play tabla before)

Please correct me if I am wrong in the above list.

I am sure there are many other classical artists with Bollywood association. Please add to the list.

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Note: Update since the original post are in blue. Thanks to the contribution of Barnali di, punjini, GaGGo, Corvallisi, juggyE and others

 

Edited by salilu - 2007-02-12T20:28:42Z
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Posted: 2006-07-05T19:37:40Z
When a great Hindusthani Classical singer sings for movies, the result is always fascinating. Naushad and Vasant Desai managed to present Masters from Classical music in their times. This has almost disappeared nowadays.

Thanx salilu fr the gr8 post Clap . Will add somethng soon.



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Posted: 2006-07-05T19:39:28Z
There is a HMV cassette of mid-1980s called "Classics from Films: Classical Artists Sing for Films." It has the following ten songs:


   1. Baiju bawra: "Aaj gaawat man mero"
       Naushad: Paluskar and Amir Khan.


   2. Shabab: "Daya karo giridhar gopal"; Naushad; Amir Khan


   3. Mughal-e-azam: "Prem jogan ban ke"; Naushad; Bade Ghulam


   4. Geet gaya pattharon ne: Title song; Ramlal; Kishori Amonkar


   5. Sant Tulsidas: "Ram prabhu adhar";
       Ram Kadam; Bhimsen Joshi


   6. Bawarchi: "Kahe kanha karat barjori";
       Madan Mohan; Lakshmi Shankar


   7. Bhumika: "Mandar baju re"; Vanraj Bhatia; Saraswati Rane


   8. Gaman: "Aaya sanwariya tohe garwa laga loon"
       Jaidev; Hira Devi Mishra


   9. Main tulsi tere angan ki: "Saiyan rooth gaye";
       Laxmikant-Pyarelal ; Shobha Gurtu


   10. The Kudrat song by Parveen Sultana mentioned by Abhay and others.



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Posted: 2006-07-05T19:44:48Z

Among the imp. ones omitted above are:

Amir Khan singing the title song of 'Jhanak jhanak payal baje' (i don't know any other Vasant Desai composition using classical singers), the other song from 'Mughale-azam'("Shubhadin aayo"), and the songs from 'Umrao Jaan.'

In Vijeta, there is a sequence in which Rekha is 'riyaazing' in the morning. "man aanand aanand chhayo...", a beautiful song based on Ahir Bhairav (i think). It was sung by none other than Asha Bhosle. it remains one of my fav Asha songs. There is an interesting anecote associated with this song... When Asha was scheduled to sing this song, she suddenly took ill. But she could not or i would say would not miss her schedule for anything. So she landed up at the studio with a high fever. And she stunned everyone present at the recording with a fabulous performance. Such is the commitment great musicians have towards their art

'ghat ghat mein ram ramaiyya...' sung by Pt. Firoz Dastur in 'Bhumika', MD Vanraj Bhatia.

a couple of songs ('shub ghaDi aayi...' and a tarana) sung by Parveen Sultana in 'Razia Sultan', MD Khayyam.

Songs of 'Pakeezah' set to music by Naushad include songs by Parveen Sultana ('kaun gali gayo shaam...')

 



 

Edited by Barnali - 2006-07-05T19:51:13Z
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Posted: 2006-07-05T20:06:53Z
Great topic Salil! ClapClapClap

My personal fav - Pandit Bhimsen Joshi-- Classical Vocalist
Sang for: Basant Bahar (1956) Song: Ketaki Gulab Juhi Champak Ban Phule(with Manna Dey)!
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Posted: 2006-07-05T20:09:19Z
Wow.. Thanks for the article and details Clap Clap
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Posted: 2006-07-05T20:14:31Z

Originally posted by uknaik99


Wow.. Thanks for the article and details Clap Clap

Kavita -- It's not an article. I just compiled the list based on what I knew using various sources. Glad you found it interesting...

Edited by salilu - 2006-07-05T20:14:51Z
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Posted: 2006-07-05T20:16:14Z
Originally posted by Barnali


Among the imp. ones omitted above are:

Amir Khan singing the title song of 'Jhanak jhanak payal baje' (i don't know any other Vasant Desai composition using classical singers), the other song from 'Mughale-azam'("Shubhadin aayo"), and the songs from 'Umrao Jaan.'

In Vijeta, there is a sequence in which Rekha is 'riyaazing' in the morning. "man aanand aanand chhayo...", a beautiful song based on Ahir Bhairav (i think). It was sung by none other than Asha Bhosle. it remains one of my fav Asha songs. There is an interesting anecote associated with this song... When Asha was scheduled to sing this song, she suddenly took ill. But she could not or i would say would not miss her schedule for anything. So she landed up at the studio with a high fever. And she stunned everyone present at the recording with a fabulous performance. Such is the commitment great musicians have towards their art

'ghat ghat mein ram ramaiyya...' sung by Pt. Firoz Dastur in 'Bhumika', MD Vanraj Bhatia.

a couple of songs ('shub ghaDi aayi...' and a tarana) sung by Parveen Sultana in 'Razia Sultan', MD Khayyam.

Songs of 'Pakeezah' set to music by Naushad include songs by Parveen Sultana ('kaun gali gayo shaam...')

 



 

Thanks Barnali di for this information. I will keep updating my original post so that all information is together.

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