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Mohd Rafi and Filmi Ghazals

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. A.S.Murty

For Mohd. Rafi, ghazal singing must have come naturally. Having come from an Urdu background, he must have been influenced early in life with Urdu couplets and Ghazals, just like any other boy of his background. Hindi film music has produced many great Ghazal exponents and Mohd. Rafi is one of these greats. (more…)

To Heal a Broken Heart: Yeh Dil Nahin Hai Ke Jiske Sahare

Sunday, May 20th, 2007


Reviewing a melody like this is a real treat amidst the candy pop that is getting passed off as music in today’s films. Unfortunately that seems to be the norm with most of the Hindi film music composers. This makes one reminiscent of the golden era that Bollywood went through. The song – Yeh dil nahin hai jiske sahare jeete hain from the movie Aabroo is a great example of the magic that music makers of the yesteryears have woven. (more…)

Totally Mast – Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq

Monday, May 14th, 2007


The song ‘Mast Baharon Ka Main Ashiq‘ belongs to a very successful film titled Farz which was released in 1967. The plot is rather far fetched – it is about a secret agent who is assigned to investigate and report on the murder of another fellow spy and solve a very critical mystery involving some very dangerous criminals. Whilst on this superbly important mission, the spy finds time to fall in love with a very pretty girl. Luckily or unluckily for him, the girl’s father seems to be one of the criminals he is after. (more…)

Mohammed Rafi with other male singers

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. H.V.Guru Murthy.

The late Mohammed Rafiji has sung so many duets with Lata, Asha, Geeta Dutta, Suman Kalyanpur, Sharada, Shamshad Begum, Noorjehan, etc. But there are innumerable songs which Rafi has sung with other Male Playback Singers. These songs carry the versatility of these male playback singers. (more…)

O Balam Tere Pyar Ki Tandi

Monday, May 7th, 2007


Romance is the essence of the song O Balam Tere Pyar Ki Tandi wherein two lovers express their undying love for one another. In this song one is taken back in time to 1967 when romance was a taboo and had to be conducted in stealth. This song is picturised on the extremely beautiful Mumtaz and classic and dashing hero Dilip Kumar for the movie Ram Aur Shyam. (more…)

The King of melody

Friday, May 4th, 2007

This article is by Mr. Binu Nair. It has been published at

Even if belatedly, music lovers have now appealed to the government to honour Mohammed Rafi with the Bharat Ratna posthumously. A singer par excellence and a paragon of humility and piety, Rafi strode the musical landscape like a meteor, enchanting generations of music lovers and transcending geographical borders. (more…)

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