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Mujeh Chu Rahi Hein

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

This article is written by Ms. Chandni

Mujeh Chu Rahi HeinLove and romance are always entwined to music. Music has the power to create illusions stronger than reality. This song from the movie ‘Swayamvar’, sung by the great Mohd Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar creates an unfathomable magic. Picturized on Sashi Kapoor and Mausumi Chaterjee, this song sounds very very sensuous. Even with Mausumi Chaterjee is fully draped in a very elegant black sari, she seems to be just looking as bootylicious as any of our so-called modern divas. Even the not so romantic and boyish looking Sashi Kapoor creates a spell with his eyes. (more…)

Some Rare Diamonds of Rafi Saab – 2

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

This article is written by Mr. B.Venkatadri.

Some Rare Diamonds of Rafi Saab - 2We all know many pairs of songs that are somewhat similar in tunes either in the Mukhda or in the Antara, in many cases because both the songs in the pair were based on the same classical Raaga. But, we do not come across very often pairs of songs that are almost identical in tune both in the Mukhda and also the Antara. Today, let us deal with two such pairs, keeping others for a later date. (more…)

Rafi, Asha and O.P.Nayyar

Monday, January 7th, 2008

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

Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and O.P.NayyarWhat a combination it was, Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhonsle under the direction of O.P.Nayyar, Vintage Music in the fiftees and especially early sixties. Perhaps, OPN had special chemistry with Rafiji and Ashaji and the Singers also gave the maximum melodies under OPN’s baton. Otherwise we would not have got songs which we remember and rejoice even today after more than 30 years. (more…)

Song that made History in the Hindi Film Music Industry

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

This article was written by Mr. Shashank Chickermane.

Song that made History in the Hindi Film Music IndustryOld is gold! So is the music of old Hindi movies. Many a singers’ names are written in golden letters in the history of Hindi music industry, at the same time, many were paid little or no heed at all in this world of fleeting success. But this industry has also created legends and they still rule our hearts with their melodious voice and soothing music. If you just take a peek at the music of the Hindi movies released in between 1940’s and 1970’s, you would notice the golden era of pure music. This music was far from any dilution or influence of western music as it is now, though we cannot really ignore today’s music, the older music is where our heart is still a prisoner. (more…)

Some Rare Diamonds of Rafi Saab – 1

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

This article is written by Mr. B.Venkatadri.

Some Rare Diamonds of Rafi SaabOut of years of my personal experience, I have come to learn that Rafi Saab is just not “Chaudhvi Ka Chand Ho” or “Din Dhal Jaaye Haaye Raat Na Jaaye” or “Aayi Hai Bahare Mite Zulmon Sitam” or “Yeh Chand Sa Roshan Chehra” or “Badan Pe Sitare Lapete Huve” or “Aaja Tujh Ko Pukaare Mere Geet Re” or “Haaye Tabassum Tera” or for that matter, any of his well-known and popular songs running into hundreds! Rafi Saab, according to my estimate, has almost as many rare and lesser-known diamonds as his well-known and popular gems. (more…)

Rafi Sahab – The Voice of Shammi Kapoor

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

This article is written by Mr. Bhargav P Vasavada.

Mohd Rafi and Shammi KapoorUsi ne ha lootaa, mazaa zindagi ka, mohabbat me jo ho gaya ho kisika‘. When it comes to the ‘lootaa…‘ part, an engrossed listener would feel as if there is a sudden spurt of intoxication after all the intensely peaceful imbibing that has been going on till then. We know the shift in gears that Rafi Sahib was uniquely capable of doing, yet we wonder how come there is still that bit extra every time he paired up with Shamsher Singh Kapoor, better known as Shammi Kapoor, the icon almost singularly responsible for changing the image of the lead actor to a rebellious lover brimming with confidence and charisma. It’s that era that we are going to focus on today. (more…)

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