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Mohammad Rafi and Joy Mukherjee combination had only gave everlasting hits

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

By Dr. Souvik Chatterji

Joy Mukherjee and Mohd Rafi

Joy Mukherjee and Mohd Rafi

There were many bollywood actors who acted in more than 200 films out of which 40 to 50 films were musical in nature. In case of Joy Mukherjee out of his 38 films in a career spreading over 15 years, almost all the films were musical and his everlasting combination with Mohammad Rafi only produced gems after gems. (more…)

Shammi Kapoor unified with voice of God : Mohammed Rafi

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

By Biman Baruah
( My personal accolade to Shammi Kapoor and his major playback voice Mohammed Rafi )
(This article is dedicated to Rajkumari Neela Devi and Aditya Raj Kapoor.)

Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor

Actor Shammi Kapoor unified with voice of God nearly 1 ½ year back in 2011. Once upon a time, Producer-Director Manmohan Desai remarked about Mohammad Rafi: “If God had a voice, it would be Rafi’s voice’.” Manmohan Desai also remarked, “My first brush with superstardom came when I directed Shammi Kapoor who is India’s first superstar and the most stylish actor ever seen in Hindi Cinema.” Monmohan Desai was a great aficionado of Rafi Sahab who directed the Shammi Kapoor in four films: BLUF MASTER (1963) & BUDTAMEEZ (1966) as a leading hero and PARVARISH (1977) & DESH PREMEE (1982) in supporting role. (more…)

Rafi Sahab has become a nostalgia and love for many

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Short articles written by Fans – M.S.Zaman, Mahender Singh and Dharmendra vyas

This picture was taken when he was rehearsing for the song Dono ne kiya tha pyaar from the film Mahua with the music director duo Sonik-Omi.

This picture was taken when he was rehearsing for the song Dono ne kiya tha pyaar from the film Mahua with the music director duo Sonik-Omi.

I feel very frustrated of my inability to put into words my feelings for Rafi Sahab in a correctly transpiring manner, about his style, his experiments with voice, ragas, feelings, sentiments, sensibilities, beauty, eternity, spirituality, nostalgia, vocabulary, and, God knows, what else that I could not write here.

His experiments with singing in breaths, singing on low and high notes, playing around with voice rumblings and lahriyas etc. were simply matchless. I cannot stop dying listening to his voice. (more…)

Rafi’s brilliant combination with Jeetender in the 1960s

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

By Souvik Chatterji

Mohd Rafi with Jeetendra

Mohd Rafi with Jeetendra

Jeetender started his career in the early 1960s with the patronage of eminent director V. Shantaram. He was launched as hero opposite Rajashri in the film Geet Gaya Pattharone in 1964. At that time Jeetender had to face the competition from the rulers of bollywood films like Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Rajender Kumar and others. Probably Jeetender spend his toughest time of the career to cement his place between 1964 to 1970, when viewers starting recognizing Jeetender and appreciating his acting and dancing skills. (more…)

Ek Pyar Bhara Sandesh Rafi Sahab ke Naam (in Hindi)

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

By Onika Setia

Mohd Rafi Sahab with team

Mohd Rafi Sahab with team

एक प्यार भरा सन्देश रफ़ी साहब के नाम

हम अपने दिल की बात एक ग़ज़ल के रूप में पेश कर रहे हैं उसके नाम जो इस संसार से तो चला गया मगर हमारे दिल से ना जा सका . ( 10 सालों के बाद भी ) जो हमारे ख्यालों में बसा हुआ है उस के नाम दो गज़लें पेश-ऐ- खिदमत है। …. (more…)



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