Mohammed Rafi one of the most versatile male playback singers in the history of Indian cinema – ”Mohd Rafi Sahab”, here is the most recent & factual documentary on his life and his heavenly musical journey, authorised by his youngest son Shahid Rafi & forwarded by legendary Dilip Kumar.
Rafi’s charm cuts across international boundaries & even today from disc sales to internet downloads, his songs draw the highest numbers of listeners & admirers, establishing Him as the EMPEROR of playback singing. So huge has been Rafi’s contribution to the art of playback singing that today He is looked upon as an institution by innumerable singers-both aspiring as well as established.
This documentary is a real creditable work of compilation Of Rafi’s life to look at & listen to which includes interviews & opinions of His childhood friends, Siddique Rafi (younger brother in Lahore), Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar’s old shopkeepers, Shahid Rafi (Rafi’s son), Nasreen Ahmad (Rafi’s daughter), Raju Naushad ( Naushad’s son), Anoop Jalota, Shamshad Begum, MD-Ravi, Javed Badayuni (son of Shakeel Badayuni), Pandit Jasraj, MD-Khayyam, Andalib (son of Majrooh Sultanpuri), MD-Pyarelal, MD-Ravinder Jain, MD-Anandji, Mubarak Begum, Nandi Duggal, Manoj Kumar, Amit Kumar, Pankaj Udhas, Sudha Shrivastav (MD-Chitragupt’s daughter), Kailash Kher, Anuradha Paudwal, Rajesh Duggal (Rajender Krishan’s son), Sanjeev Kohli (MD- Madan Mohan;s son), Director Lekh Tandon, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Krishna Mukherjee, Usha Timothy, Yashmin (Rafi’s daughter), Dinesh Shailendra (son of Shailendra), Director-Sawan Kumar, Dr. Devi Chgandiramani (Rafi’s family doctor), Dr. Alim K Chandiramani (Rafi’s family physician), MD-Kesri Lod, MD-Uttam Singh, Rohan Kapoor (son of Mahender Kapoor), Roop Kumar Rathore, Rehman Naushad (son of Naushad), MD-Omi of Sonik-Omi duo, Kumar Ganjawala, Sudesh Bhosle, Udit Narayan, Javed Ali, Mohd Aziz, Aamir Ali (Pakistani singer), Samira Aslam (TV producer Pakistan), Sonu Nigam, and Ajay Mago (publisher).
Courtesy: Satyavir Yadav
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