Indrani Mukherjee holds the tradition of the Kirana-Rampur gharana and thumri in Purab Ang. Mukherjee performs Raag Multani in the afternoon on location in the village of Bawali, West Bengal as locals watch on her performance with amazement.
Multani is a popular afternoon raga. It draws from Todi thaat, ascending pentatonically with SgMPNS and descending heptatonically with SNdPMgrS. Sa, Pa, and Ni are the melodic focal points, with mandra [low octave] Ni often being used to start phrases. Pa and Sa are the vadi and samvadi [king and queen notes], and Dha and Re should be used very sparingly in the descent.