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Ghar Se Dola Chala Laadli Ka: Biding Farewell

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007


Only parents can truly understand what it is to give a daughter away. Because their little doll, whom they have seen from the time she was a small little bundle of joy grew up so fast that now she is leaving them and going away. Although they always knew that she was bound to go away one day, they always secretly thought that there was a lot of time for that to happen. Was it not just yesterday that she was running around in little pigtails with the other children of the neighborhood playing hide and seek? (more…)

Depiction of a Blind Love: Apni Aankhon Mein Basakar

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007


There is a saying that ‘love makes someone blind’. What if a blind man falls in love? How can love be depicted through his blind eyes? The song ‘Apni Aankhon Mein Basakar‘ illustrates the truth that love has only one constraint- it should be between two devoted souls. If there is a devoted soul to understand the feel of love, you need not have the eyes to see the beauty of it, nor do you need the words to express the feelings of your heart. (more…)

Mohammed Rafi – Difficult To Know Him Fully In All His Hues And Colours!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. B.Venkatadri (also known as Venkat) from Hyderabad.

Normally, Music Directors compose songs keeping in mind mainly the proposed singer’s voice range/scale and also his/her other qualities such as ability to do justice to sangat’s, etc. For instance, if they were composing for Mukesh or Talat, they would do so within a narrow span of scales, certainly not too high and also not that low also. Also, they would not keep many difficult sangat’s for them. For instance, can Music Directors compose a “Zindabad, Zindabad” or a “Tarif Karoon Kya Us Ki” for Mannadey or Talat or Mukesh or even Kishore, for that matter? Simply no way! (more…)

Mohammed Rafi for Biswajeet and Joy Mujherjee

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

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

The sixties saw the emergence of two Bengali heroes on Hindi Screen, Biswajeet and Joy Mukherjee. The former was a serious threat to the great Uttam Kumar on the Bengali Screen and the latter was from the famous S.Mukherjee family. Though limited in talent, they were lucky to get the best songs of Sixties and the decade saw huge hits of these two Actors. Of course, Rafi was the main play back singer for both these actors and played a major role in their stardom. (more…)

Ay Mere Laadlo: The Last Journey of Mohd Rafi

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007


Ay Mere Laadlo is a patriotic song originally composed by Naushad during the period of India’s war with China. The lyrics of the song is created by Khumar Barabankvi. This particular song is one of the nine songs included in the famous international album ‘The Last Journey of Mohammed Rafi’, a dedication to Mohammed Rafi by Naushad. The album is known as ‘Tere Sur Mere Geet’ in Hindi. (more…)

Rafi’s popularity in Suriname

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Azad Ilahibaks.

My name is Azad Ilahibaks. I am forty years old and live since 1991 in Holland. Before this I lived in Suriname, a country in South-America. I am a fan of Rafi. I am collecting Rafi songs. Now I have approximately 1.700 mp3 of Rafi. I have never seen a show of Rafi. I know that he has given shows in many country, also in Suriname and in Holland. When I meet people who saw the shows of Rafi, I liked to talk with those people and try to ask so many question as possible. (more…)

Chanda Ka Dil: Of Broken Hearts and Dreams

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007


One can’t really put a finger on what it is about songs that talk of heart break. When you hear it normally, you think “oh, what a sad song“. But then when you go through heart break, you start actually listening to the song and understanding the deeper meaning in it. It’s like there is another level to the song, one which you never realized existed and now that you have found it, you know how true every word is. (more…)

The sexiest voice ever

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

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

Each one of us must have heard close to a 100,000 songs in various languages, rendered by various artistes of all hues. Many great singers have entertained us with their thousands of songs over the last several decades and many more will continue to do so in the coming eras. We may not be familiar with singers of yore or the distant lands and how best they are comparable with the singers of the sub-continent. (more…)

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