Irfon Alisweet song https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajshree Shantaram probably bitterly regretted marrying off his pretty and talented daughter to a white boy and sending her away to Los Angeles to live in anonymity as a tailor's wife [ more ]
Mitwahhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvOD8GZ7reo Man Dole Mera Tan Dole...... PLayed on the Nagin Baasuriya (flute).... [ more ]
LynnU lil bro wutliss bad!! awwhh so sweet yuh mammy singing for her hard wrking hubby..bollywood scene right deh! whn I lived in St Maarten, I bought a few Cd’s from a Video/cassette shop:-Nagin,Madumati n Tere Mere Sapne , Aap Ki Kasam plus a new movie Aashiqui!! i used to rent video cassettes but they had no subtitles, so i had to look at movie twice to get the gist. What wasnt clear to me I asked a Gy girl who was married to an Indian n they owned a store below our apt. She spoke fluent... [ more ]
Irfon Alilynn, memories...we had 2 hammocks in guyana. after dinner, mom in her hammock sang this song to dad in his hammock while he smoked after a hard day's work. dad sent my 10-year-old brother every day to the shop to buy 2 cigarettes for him. recently at family get-togethers, lil bro told us he always bought 1 for himself too, we rolled on the floor laughing [ more ]
Irfon AliLynn, I saw he and Bipasha in Raaz. it's a very suspenseful movie, not the typical song & dance nonsense, based on Hollywood's 'What lies beneath,' which I saw also. they made 3 sequels to Raaz but I haven't watched them yet [ more ]
LynnI wasnt sure ant Amrita Arora.. wild guess!! did u know that Dino Morea us 1/2 Italian?? [ more ]
July 31st marks thirty seven years, since the passing of one of the Legendary Singer in India....Padmashree Mohamed Rafi, (July 31/80).
Rafi was born in a small village called Kotla Sultan Singh near Amritsar in December 1924.When his family moved to Lahore, he was still a baby. It is said that a fakir used to come to their locality in Lahore every day and sing. The young Rafi was so fascinated by him that he used to follow him around. His elder brother Hamid was aware of Rafi's love for music and encouraged it. "In fact," says music director Naushad, "A lot of credit for Rafi's success must go to Hamid who knocked on several doors and tried everything to ensure that his brother got work.
The young Rafi was so engrossed with music and singing, he started taking music lessons from his the professional "Ustad Wahid Khan."
It is said that Rafi used to sing for friends and small occasions and as fate would have it, one day himself and his borther attended a show featuring the "Great" K.L. Saigal. At the time, there was a power failure, and KL refused to sing, as the microphone was not operative, Rafi's brother Hamid, went to the organisers and practically begged that Rafi be given a chance to sing. He was thirteen at the time, and the performance he gave was so impressive that the music director, invited him to Bombay.
The music director gave him a break, the movie was Gul Baloch, the song became a hit, but then later, he met another Great "Naushad" and from then on there were no stopping for Rafi, Naushad said "When I heard Rafi, I liked his voice and promised him work in future. I was already doing a film called Shahjehan with Saigal. Rafi, who was a fan of Saigal, came to me with a request: that it was his greatest desire to sing with Saigal. I gave him one line in the song Roohi roohi mere sapno ki rani," recalls Naushad. "The first full song he sang for me was in Anmol Ghadi -- it went like Tera khilona toota balak..." he adds. "Then again he sang for me in Dillagi: Is duniya mein aye dilwalon dil ka lagana khel nahin and Tere koonche main armanon ki duniya leke aaya hoon."
Then like a Godsend came Baiju Bawara features some of the greatest songs by Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mageshkar. The melodies are simply haunting. "O Duniya ke rakhwale", "Insaan Bano", "Mohe Bhool gaye sawariya" and "Tu Ganga ki Mouj me" are timeless classics of Hindi cinema. Big names in this film: Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Naushad, Meena Kumari.
On his personal life..Rafi married Bilquis his wife, and had four sons and three daughters, it is said that Rafi was a teetotaller, a religious and extremely humble person. He was a devout Muslim. Laxmikant-Pyarelal duo once observed - "He always gave without thinking of the returns". Rafi was also famous for his various humanitarian efforts.
The date of his passing away was perhaps divinely pre-ordained, for it is said that one who dies in the holy month goes to heaven. There was no person more deserving of that status than the pious and God-fearing Rafi, who never touched a drop of alcohol, who never told a lie, who never had a harsh word for anyone, and who worshipped his work. A man whose songs wiped away many a sorrowful tear from the eyes of those who were struggling under the burden of life and brought tears of ecstatic joy to many more.
Ishita was the winner of SRGMP a couple of yrs ago..she sings like a nightingale. He competed on SRGMP lil kids but placed in top 10(her dad died 2 months before the show aired n she-has been wearing her dad’s jacket for every episodes since..
He was so good at his trade, his voice resonated with emotions, raw emotions that would hold one spellbound like the ancient mariner weaving a tale that must be told, and after then, that impact of that story would remain for a lifetime. Such was the golden voice of the Legendary Master, like a magician he would hold one fixated whils't he weaves his enchanting spell with accuracy at the beholders, who can only be dumbstruck with awe, such emotions and sadness would truly soothes the listeners and create that impact to last a lifetime. The man that was endowed with that "bardaan" was Mukesh Chand Mathur, known as Mukesh. .
In focusing our lens on this genious, we shall compile 100 of his songs, songs that are still popular, songs that has left an impact that we can relate to, songs that if you were to pass by a rumshop, you would see many a troubled souls taking solace in the tunes of Mukesh, wether it be a "Dost Dost Na Raha" or "O Mere Hamrahi"
In reminising on Mukesh, will we pull articles from the internet, we will features songs from different sites, we will pull lyrics from where we could obtain same, translations will be done by friends with credit given at the end of each song. Comments will be entertained.
Beforehand I would definately express our "Thank You" to the many providers of articles of which will be used. As usual our project will not be a profitable or monetary venture, but a venture to give satisfaction to the many fans of Mukesh.
Ray, you can use the ending of each song that we will be offering to do some advertisment, you can work it out with Amral. A brother helping another brother
Did I forget anything? oh, Lynn,Saeed, DaFreak/Riya, will be looking for assistance from you guys.
LynnI worked with ASJ bhaiya on these tributes in 2003/06/07 i think.. we did 100 if Mukesh , Rafi n Lata, with song links, lyrics n translation. R u sure these links still work? the 1 st sets we did were from musicindia.net n after a while it didnt work ! [ more ]
Irfon AliFor Bollywood music lovers, I'm bringing up an old thread which has lots of gems. There are probably newer threads on Mukesh but this is all I can find so far. Sit back, rock in your hammock, sip a glass of wine and enjoy... [ more ]
Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar was back on the ventilator after her health deteriorated and was undergoing “aggressive therapy,” a doctor treating had said on Saturday.
The 92-year-old singer tested positive for Covid with mild symptoms and was admitted on January 8 to Breach Candy Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) where she is being treated by Dr. Pratit Samdani and his team of doctors.
Regarded as one of Indian cinema’s greatest playback singers, Mangeshkar started her career at 13 in 1942 and has sung over 30,000 songs in various Indian languages.
Now everyone says HOLI but growing up in Gy we said Phagwah.
my fave song is Holi aaye re kanhaiye ….
in hi-sch, we always had Phagwah n Diwali concerts. In 3rd form, our spanish teacher picked a group of us n trained us to sing for the concert..of all the songs he taught us, this was my fave n to this day itis still my fave!!