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Mohd Rafi : The Voice of Unsung Heroes

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

By Ravi Kumar

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Hindi film music history can distinctly be divided into two eras, BR – Before Rafi and AR- After Rafi. Between these two eras the singing sage Rafi Saheb lent his voice to numerous artists and played an extremely significant role in the success of their films and acting career as well. It is evident that many of these artists despite of their limited acting skills could survive and taste the nectar of success only because they had borrowed Rafi Saheb’s voice for their playback singing.  On the other hand many a good actors relied on Rafi Saheb because only he had the ability to translate their acting nuances into his singing to justify with their screen image. (more…)

Contribution of Rafi in Biswajeet’s films

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

By Souvik Chatterji

Mohd Rafi and Biswajeet

Mohd Rafi and Biswajeet

Bengali actor Biswajeet Chatterjee after acting in hit films in Bengali namely Mayamrigo in 1960 and Dui Bhai in 1961 went to Mumbai to pursue his acting career there. He made his debut in the film Bees Saal Baad where Hemant Kumar was the producer of the film and also the music composer.

In a short period of time Biswajeet got roles to play in films of different producers and directors namely Nasir Hussain, Satyen Bose, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and others. Mohammad Rafi played a very important role in the success story of Biswajeet’s films because most of the films ended up being musical blockbusters. (more…)

“Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shaddi Hai”: Shaddi songs by Rafi Sahab

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Compiled by: Mr. Biman Baruah,ONGC Ltd., Mumbai High Asset, Mumbai

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Amir Se Hoti Hai, Garib Se Hoti Hai……….
Door Se Hoti Hai, Kareeb Se Hoti Hai………
Magar Jahan Bhi Hoti Hai Ai Mere Dost,
Shaddiyan Tu Naseeb Se Hoti Hai…..
Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shaddi Hai.. 2
Yaar Ki Shaddi Hai, Mere Dildaar Ki Shaddi Hai
Lagta Hai Jaise Saare Sansar Ki Shaddi Hai…………

It was one of the most popular and enjoyable marriage party songs of HINDI FILM MUSIC from the Devendra Goel’s film AADMI SADAK KA sung by Mohammed Rafi with composer Ravi, actor Deban Verma & Chorus. In the song, Rafi Sahab lent his voice for Shatrughan Singha, Ravi Sahab for Sujeet Kumar and Devan Verma for himself. The song was well composed by RAVI in the lyrics of Verma Malik. The beautiful lyrics of the song depicts the great proverb, “marriages are fixed on heaven” and there is no task of human hands in case of marriage. Another shaddi related Rafi-Lata duet, “Tera Beetuwa Jawan Hoigawa, Ke Maa Mera Shaddi Karaide” from Subhash Ghai’s GAUTAM GOVINDA also picturised on Shatrughan Singha. (more…)

Shammi Kapoor’s ashes immersed in Dal Lake

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

By IANS

Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor, who romanced Bollywood beauties in the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir in films like “Kashmir Ki Kali” and “Junglee” and immortalised the shikara on the Dal Lake in the song “Tareef karun kya uski”, has finally become a part of that surrounding forever — his ashes were immersed in the lake.

The ashes of the actor, who died Aug 14, were immersed by his son Aditya Raj Kapoor Friday.

Aditya Raj was accompanied by his sister Kanchan and actors Shabana Azmi, Vinod Khanna, Asha Parekh, Sharmila Tagore, Poonam Dhillon, Amitabh Bachchan and Tina Ambani. (more…)



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