Thursday, January 28, 2016

When music legend O.P.Nayyar had tiff with singer Mohd Rafi

Yoon to humne laakh haseen dekhen hain, Tumsa Nahi Dekha… 

This song justifies to define ‘King of Rhythm’ O.P.Nayyar because certainly he was a music composer with a difference and truly the world of Indian music has not seen a music director like O.P.Nayar because he was the only one music director who dared to compose songs without the service of either Lata Mangeshkar or Mohd Rafi! 

Yet such was his mastery in composing melodious songs that within a short span he shot to stardom like a phoenix in the Hindi Film Industry giving a run for money to successful music directors like Naushad, Shanker Jaikishen, S.D. Burman etc.


While the other music directors banked on the Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar, O.P.Nayyar, never ever took the service of Lata Mangeshkar instead he gave hits after hits with Asha Bhosle, Lata’s younger sister. Thus making a point that good music is not depended on the any particular voice. 

Unlike Lata Mangeshkar, O.P.Nayyar shared a very good rapport with Mohd Rafi and even admitted that his music was nothing without the voice of Rafi. The duo have a chain of hits and a look at O.P.Nayyar’s career reveal that Mohd Rafi’s voice has been a saving grace of O.P’s music. 

Just take a look at some of the hit songs Taarif Karoon Kya Uski ….. Dil ki aawaz bhi sun mere fasaane pe na ja ….Aapke haseen rukh pe aaj naya noor hai….

However readers would be surprised to know that in the early 60’s there was a short tiff between O.P.Nayyar and Mohd Rafi too! 

“If I can give hits without Lata Mangeshkar, I can also give hit songs without Mohd Rafi!” roared the stubborn O.P.Nayar and believe it or not O.P. lived up to his words and replacing Rafi with Mahendra Kapoor he proved his point! 

Remember the hits songs of O.P.Nayyar and Mahendra Kapoor…. Mera pyar wo hai ke markar bhi tumko….; Tumhara chahnewala khuda ki duniya mein....; . Laakhon hain yahaan dilwaale….; Badal jaaye agar maali…..

On the death anniversary of O.P.Nayar that falls on January 28; Raaga.Com remembers the legend!!!

Is astrologer’s predication of 2016 for Rajinikanth True? Will KABALI break the jinx?

With Thalaivar Rajinikanth being bestowed with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan Award, second highest civilian award in the country, it seems the astrologer’s predication for the actor in 2016 is perfect. 

If readers could recollect Raaga.com, IndiaGlitz had carried a story - What the future holds for film stars in 2016, in our New Year issue dated January 2, 2016. In the story we had mentioned that according to astrologers the year 2016 is going to be a great year for Rajinikanth. What’s amazing is that the astrologers had even mentioned that Rajinikanth would also fetch an important award! 

The award part of the prediction, initially looked uncertainty because none of Rajinikanth’s movie had done great business to boost him of an award but with the ‘unexpected’ Padma Vibhushan Award the prediction now looks ideal.


According to the astrologers Rajinkanth who has been going through a lean phase in his career due to his past failures KOCHADAIIYAAN and LINGAA; the year 2016 is set to change the wind as the influence of sub period of Jupiter and exalted Mars which is Yogakaraka in his Chart, is bound shower success for Rajinikanth at the box office. 

Once again the predications look authentic because according to KABALI producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu the film is already a success as it has been sold in USA for a gigantic record price! 

Briefing media about the USA distribution rights of KABALI, Thanu said, “KABALI has been sold in the USA territory for a record Rs 8.5 Cr. Till date no South Indian film star has been able to achieve this landmark.”

Taking a dig at the IT department, Kalaipuli S. Thanu said, “I know my revelation will alert the Income Tax officials but I just want to prove that Rajinikanth is a Superstar even today and not only in India but at the overseas box-office. Even today the new generation audiences go gaga over his style and mannerism.” 

One hopes the year 2016 continues to shower success on Rajinikanth and KABALI break the jinx when it releases in the Tamil New Year on April 2016!!