Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Remembering Mohd Rafi ‘Tere Bin Soone Nayan Hamare…’ - Part 1

Keheta hain koi dil gaya, dilbar chala gaya,


Saahil pukarta hain samandar chala gaya,

Sach baat magar keheta nahi koi,

Duniya se mousique ka payamber chala gaya.

(Some say heart has broken as sweet heart has departed

Sea shore laments sea saying the sea has departed

But nobody tells the truth

That the Prophet of Music had departed from the world)



Listen to Mohammad Rafi Songs on Raaga.com

This poignant tribute was paid by legendary music director Naushad on the demise of Mohammad Rafi – The uncrowned Monarch of Indian Music! 

31st July marks the 34 death anniversary of Rafi Sahab, Raaga.Com remembers the versatile singer who has swayed over the hearts of millions of music lovers for generations and continues to govern the heart of present generation too. In an amazing musical tribute to the legendary singer Raaga.Com has brilliantly penned the journey of the singer by excellently weaving some of his top hit songs from the 40 to the 80’. Read on….. 

Yaad mein teri jaag jaag ke hum karvate badalte hain…’

Come 31st July and the memory of Mohd. Rafi starts haunting us as on this unfortunate day, the unparallel monarch of playback singing bid fair well saying:


The entire film industry was grief stricken as it called out: 


Millions of his fans too burst out: 


But Rafi Sahab had to go as he said: 


Today 34 years have elapsed. Physically Rafi Sahab may not be among us, but his immortal melodious voice echoes from dawn to dark reminding: 


And definitely we can never forget Rafi sahab for our love for him is like his own song: 

Sau saal pahele mujhe tumse pyar tha, aaj bhi hain aur kal bhi rahega…’

NOTE: In the next issue read about Rafi’s passion for music and his foray in Bollywood

Sanjay Dutt’s Untold Tale How Mahesh Bhatt Made Him A Star!

The dynamic Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will be celebrating his 55 birthday at Yerawada prison in Pune. While the film industry is desperately yearning Sanju Baba’s (Sanjay Dutt fondly called) early release from the jail, Raaga.Com wishes the actor birthday greeting and hope he soon begins shooting and bounces back on silver screen. 

Listen to Sanjay Dutt Songs on Raaga.com

Though Sanjay made his debut with Sunil Dutt’s home production ROCKY, yet it was Mahesh Bhatt’s NAAM, that established Sanjay Dutt as an actor to reckon. 

Mahesh Bhatt, in an interview recalled how it was a daunting task to extract the actor in Sanjay Dutt, who was a victim of drugs and was booted out by the film industry in his earlier movies as a wooden actor. 

Mahesh Bhatt remembers, “After Sunil Dutt Sahab had brought out Sanju Baba of his drug addiction by treatment in the U.S. Sanjay was a changed man but unfortunately the film industry had written him off as a flop actor and there were no takers for him!” 

Listen to Sanjay Dutt Songs on Raaga.com

He adds, “Readers would be surprised to know that when I decided to take up the direction of NAAM, which was produced by Rajendra Kumar, film industry mocked at me for taking a flop actor. In fact even Sunil Dutt, had reservation about me as a director.” He added, “Dutt Sahab was over protective of his son and did not wish to let Sanjay work in outside banner. But I had seen a fire in Sanjay and I knew I could bring out a good actor in Sanjay.” 

He continues, “After few meetings Sunil Dutt sahab was convinced and he gave the green signal. Now it was for me to take the challenge. I knew a little mentoring and a little structural support from the script were all it would take to get an effective performance out of him. Thus Salim Khan’s (of Salim Javed) excellent script helped me in polishing the rough edges of Sanjay Dutt. As for Sanju, he gave everything to the film - he was single-minded, as focused as a horse with blinkers, he just did not see anything beyond the movie. The result the movie was a huge hit. It celebrated golden jubilee and Sanjay became a Star!”