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Mohammed Rafi – Mujhko Mere Baad Zamana Dhoondega

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

This article is written by Mr. Gaurav.D.Bijoor

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Who was Mohammed Rafi and what was his sheer magic and composition consist of:

  1. Many say he was the greatest ever singer the music industry has ever produced,
  2. Most of them say he was indeed the uncrowned King of Melody,
  3. A few lovingly say he was the most beloved King of Melody,
  4. Some say he was the Angel, others are of the opinion that he was a Gandharva,
  5. Innumerable fans are also of the opinion that he was a messenger of the Almighty and was destined to take birth on this Earth to render the much needed solace to the very common man like me and all of you friends,

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Rafi and Gurudutt

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

This article is written by Mr. Souvik Chatterji

Geeta Bali with Geeta Dutt, Mohdrafi, Guru Dutt, Shekhar, Durga Khote and others

Geeta Bali with Geeta Dutt, Mohdrafi, Guru Dutt, Shekhar, Durga Khote and others

Rafi became a living legend in the mid-50s after dominating bollywood films over ten years and singing for nearly all the giant productions and leading actors of bollywood. He had very strong combination with thinking actor Guru Dutt.

Guru Dutt had created his image in bollywood films in different categories being a thoughtful director and producer, dynamic actor, good choreographer. One of the numerous reasons for which his films became super hit in the 50s and 60s include the brilliant songs sung by Rafi during the golden age. (more…)

Door Rahkar Na Karo Baat – An Immortalized Affirmation

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

This article is written by Mr. Nagesh Sidhanti

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

A ghazal usually deals with the whole spectrum of human experience, with its central concern being love. The underdog’s bard , Sahir Ludhianvi, who refused to eulogise Khuda(God), Husn(Beauty) and Jaam(Wine), occasionally departed from his bitter but sensitive lyrics. The result of one such welcome exception is the song ‘Door Rahkar Na Karo Baat‘ from the movie Amaanat, Starring Manoj Kumar and Sadhana.

Sahir Ludhianvi, had this uncanny ability of giving his poetry an intellectual aura with socially relevant and fascinating questions posed, capturing the imagination of rebellious youth especially. The transference of his Faizian ideologies into intensely lyrical pitch, was the quintessence of this progressive writer. (more…)

Rafisaab and Raj Kapoor

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

This article is written by Mr. Ashok Parekh.

Rafi Saab with Raj Kapoor

Rafi Saab with Raj Kapoor

As regards Raj Kapoor’s long association with Mukeshji – when and how it started, it’s a matter of debate / discussion and to some extent research. However, Rafisaab have sung a number of songs for Raj Kapoor in his earlier films. Even Talat Mehood saab also had landed his voice to Raj Kapoor (Main Dil Hoon Ek Armaan Bhara film: Anhonee).  In respect of films produced and directed by Raj Kapoor under RK banner, Rajsaab used Rafisaab’s voice in many films but for other actors. So before talking of Rafisaab’s  songs on Raj Kapoor, first we look at Rafisaab’s songs in RK movies (either produced or produced and directed): (more…)

Jaane Kahan Gayi Dil Mera Le Gayi

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

This article is written by Mr. Ashok Parekh

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Jaane Kahan Gayi Dil Mera Le Gayi” is one of my favourite songs amongst innemerous songs by Rafisaab. I had neither seen this movie (Dil Apna Aur Preet Parayi) nor this song on television or anywhere but I was always curious to know who might have leap singing this song on the screen as I was sure the hero Rajkumar was not the one. Recently I saw this song on ‘youtube’ and was surprised to find that it was a lesser known actor Raj Kishore (one of the Kishore Kumar’s musical mandli in Padosan) and that it was a street song. (more…)

Jhoom Ke Gaa Yun Aaj Mere Dil

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

This article is written by Mr. Sivanandam

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

In the vast ocean of golden oldies, there are few pearls in which the tune, orchestration, lyrics and last but not least the singer come together in perfect unison to create sheer magic. The  song ” Johoom ke gaa yun aaj mere dil” from the film Patanga , with the magic combination of Rafi sahib’s golden voice , music by Shankar(Jaikishen) and lyrics by Neeraj is one such pearl. (more…)

Hum Tum Se Judaa Ho Ke, Mar Jaayenge Ro Ro Ke

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

This article is written by Mr. Biman Baruah, Assam

Mohd Rafi, Feroze Khan

Mohd Rafi, Feroze Khan

In 1965, 44 years back, actor Feroz Khan publicly declared on-screen, Hum Tum Se Judaa Ho Ke, Mar Jaayenge Ro Ro Ke in the golden voice of Rafi Saheb. But in last 44 years he lived like a King both on-screen and off-screen. On Monday, last 27th April, he died at the age of 69, in his Bangalore farm house after battling with life due to cancer for last one year. (more…)

Mohammed Rafi sings for Pradeep Kumar

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

This little article has been written by Mr Gaurav.D.Bijoor and equally shared by Mr D.P.Bijoor.

Pradeep Kumar and Mohd Rafi

Pradeep Kumar and Mohd Rafi

The smart, handsome and princely attired personality and though this gentleman hardly possessed any acting ability in him still his various films can be considered as great hits mainly on account of the evergreen classic songs and equally on account of the popular female artists he worked with.

The list includes Nargis, Madhubala, Meena-Kumari, Bina Rai, Vyjantimala, Nutan, Mala Sinha, Kum Kum, Sayeeda Khan, Fariyal etc etc. (more…)



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