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Rafi in Background

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

This article is written by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi in BackgroundSongs in background in films are used to describe a special occasion in a film where either there is turning point in the story or a special message to be conveyed. Among all the singers a classic example would be the legendary composer S D Burman who never gave play back to any actor as a singer. He sang for only special occasions in many classics like Bandhni, Sujata, Guide, etc. All most every singer has contributed incredible songs sung in background. There are few gems contributed by Rafi Sahab as well. (more…)

Mohammed Rafi and Biswajeet Chatterjee

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

(Rafi Saheb sang for romantic lover with strappy guiter)


This article is written by Mr. Biman Baruah from Assam. The photos are contributed by Mr. Shashank Chikarmane and Mr. Parvez.

Mohd RafiMohammed Rafi Saheb had lent his golden voice in the above amusing song for romantic hero Biswajeet in Subodh Mukherjee’s APRIL FOOL (1964) under amazing composition by Shankar-Jaikishan in the lyrics of Hasrat Jaipuri and the song was picturised on Biswajeet and Saira Banu in the plot of April Fool. April Fools’ Day is a notable day celebrated in many countries on 1st April as a day marked by the charge of tricks and other practical jokes of varying cleverness on friends, enemies and neighbors or sending them on fools’ tasks with a aim to make uncomfortable the innocent. The history or origins of April fool’s Day custom are complex and a matter of much debate. It is likely a relic of the once common festivities held on the vernal equinox, which began on the 25th March, old New Year’s Day and ended on the 2nd April. However, the present thinking is that it began around 1582 in France with the reform of the calendar under Charles IX and New Year’s Day was moved from 25th March to 1st April. (more…)

Jalwo Waqat

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

This article is written by Ms. Asha.

Mohd Rafi's Jalwo WaqtAisa ghazal woh gaate rahe, aur hum sunte rahe. Truly, there are some songs that make you just stop and force you to pay attention. Ghazals belong to an era long gone by. The intensity and pure mastery required for this ghazals are sadly not present in today’s music. But true ghazal lovers will know that there is so much more than what the film industry has chosen to popularize – this is one medium which can do justice to romance, heart break and anger. (more…)

Romantic Rafi

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

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

Romantic RafiRecently there were two articles in the web site on romantic songs of Rafiji. Ms. Chandni in the issue of 25th December, 2007 had written about the NISHAAN song “Haye Tabassum Tera” and Ms. Asha on March 5th, 2008 had written about “Ishq Ke Garmiye” from GAZAL, especially for ‘Ishq Karnewalon Ke Liye’. How true, in those days wooing was done with Rafiji’s songs unlike these days with SMS, mobile / telephone, e-mail, etc. Whenever any one fell for some body, if he were bold enough, he would always praise his sweetheart with a romantic song of Rafi Saab in most of the cases and even the lady would have been too glad to be praised with such melodious songs. (more…)

Great Personality And Great Respect

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

This article is written by Mr. Shashank Chickermane

Great Personality And Great Respect A great man is one who has a great following. Several names of great human beings come up in our mind and the sheer following that they command is a true testimony to their greatness. Hindi film world and music has produced hundreds of such great men and women, who have been or are still household names and the country is proud of them all. And one such tall and towering personality is known by the name MOHAMMED RAFI SAHAB. Such is the aura attached to this great name that his name will rank first and foremost as long as music is discussed by all lovers of Hindi film music. (more…)

Saturday Night Rafi Fever – Part II

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Saturday Night Rafi Fever – Part II ON APRIL 12, AT NAUSHAD HALL, SION KOLIWADA at 6.30 p.m. This information is shared by Mr. Binu Nair, founder, Rafi Foundation.

RAFI FOUNDATION will host a musical evening of Mohd Rafi’s rare and popular numbers live at the Naushad Hall on April 12th. Every second saturday of the month Rafi Foundation host the live musical with eminent people who worked with Mohd Rafi attending the event and singing the maestro’s songs. The guest singers this Saturday includes : M/s.Madhubala Jhaveri (playback singer), Padmakar Shivalkar (leg-spinner and singer) Dr. Hebbar, Javed shakeel badayuni, ACP Syed Mobin, Kakaji Naushad, Sheel Kumar Sharma, Pallavi & Raghav. (more…)

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