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Ye naatak Kavi likh gaye Kaalidas

Posted on: November 15, 2014

This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Raag Maalikaa in Hindi Films – 17

Khilona, a 1970 film was a hit film on Indian screen. There were other ‘Khilonas’ made in the years 1942 and 1996 too. The Khilona under discussion was produced by L Y Prasad and directed by Chander Vohra. The star cast included Sanjeev Kumar, Mumtaz, Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Jagdeep, Jankidas, Aruna Irani, Mridula, Alka etc. The performance of Sanjeev Kumar was very much praised.

In This film, there was a dream sequence, in which heroine of the movie Mumtaz finds herself in the similar situation as faced by ‘Shakuntala’, in the play written by Kavi Kalidas. This was shown as a ballet in the film, for which music directors Lakshmikant Pyarelal composed a ‘RaagaMaala’ depicting the various situations in the play. Lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. The song is sung by Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar in different moods and ragas according to the storyline described through the song. This play was composed using the raagas: Charukeshi, Khamaj, Pahadi and Nat-Bhairav in a sequence, creating a melodious RaagaMaala.



Song-Yeh Naatak Kavi Likh Gaye Kalidas (Khilona)(1970) Singers-Manna Dey, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD- Laxmikant Pyarelal
Manna Dey + Lata
Unknown male voice


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yeh naatak kavi likh gaye kaalidas
yeh naatak kavi likh gaye kaalidas
kahin pe tapovan ki bhoomi ke paas
kisi mrig ka peechha jo karte huye
takee sundari ek dushyant ne
shikaari ka man ho gaya khud shikaar
use bha gayee us chaman ki bahaar

lagti thhi woh koyee apsara
us ka thha naam shakuntala

ik kali thhi woh jo chatak gayee
bhanwre ke sang bhatak gayee
preetam ko man mein basaa liya
gandharva byaah rachaa liya

jab sej saj gayee preet se
jab sej saj gayee preet se
man ne kaha man-meet se

mohe chhod to na jaaoge
mohe chhod to na jaaoge
o rasiya
man basiya
piya le ke jiya
mohe chhod to na jaaoge
sagri nagri ke tum ho raajan
darti hoon main yeh soch ke saajan
mohe bhool to na jaaoge ae
piya chhod to na jaaoge

ban ki raani ke woh geet gaate huye
raja vaapas nagariya ko jaate huye
ik angoothi nishaani usey de gaya
prem ki ik kahaani use de gaya (aa aa)
jaagte vakht bhi soyee rehti thhi woh
saiyan ke dhyaan mein khoyee rehti thhi woh
khoyee ee ee
rehti thi woh

ek din dwaar pe aaya ik maharshi
koi hai
koi hai
usne aawaz di
pyaar ki haaye kismat hai kitni kharaab
jab milaa naa atithi ko koi jawaab
de diyaa aa
de diya us ne nirdosh ko yeh shraap

jaa tu khoyee hai jis ke liye is tarah
bhool jaaye tujhe is tarah
jis tarah
bhool jaati hai subah gayee raat ko
bhool jaata hai paagal kahi baat ko

3 Responses to "Ye naatak Kavi likh gaye Kaalidas"

Wah! Mazza aa gaya Bharat Ji. Unfortunately this raagmala was overshadowed by other songs which became more popular. Thanks for posting this.






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