IFH Explores What Makes Mohammad Rafi

IFH Explores What Makes Mohammad Rafi India’s Greatest Singer?

Naa fankaar tujhsa tere baaad aaya Zamaane ko jisne, Deewaana banaaya Muskil hai tujko kabhi bhool pana Mohammad rafi Tuhje hamesha yaad karega zamana! The above verse beautifully captures the larger-than-life persona of Indian Film Music Industries’ undisputed ‘Monarch’ in playback singing called – Mohammed Rafi. Today, 41 yrs have passed since he bid adieu on 31st July 1980, yet,…

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Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema

Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema – Part 6

How Video Piracy killed the economy of the Film industry?   Video piracy, in simple terms, means illegal copying of copyrighted new release film and then sold at significantly lower prices in the ‘grey’ market. And what is a ‘grey market’? Well, it is a market where the copied film is passed to public viewing through ‘unauthorized’ and illegal channels!…

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Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema

Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema – Part 3

How color changed the face of the film industry? With the invention of Sound in Indian Cinema, the film industry got a tremendous boost, and the business of the film industry escalated multifold. Elated at the enormous money generated due to sound cinema, filmmakers became desperate to invent color films in India. The first filmmaker who did the experimentation in…

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One Of The Rare Pictures Of Bollywood Legends

Many stars including Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, Manoj Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Feroz Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Saira Banu, Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar along with India’s first female prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The greatest throwback pictur we have ever found is this. The best of the 19s stars are in one frame in this picture. This flashback picture gives all the…

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Decline Of Producers And Rise Of Actors

The Era When Producers Ruled Cinema – Part 2

Film making may be a director’s craft and a film star’s glitz to pull in the audience into cinema halls but without a sensible ‘producer’ a film cannot be imagined. Hence producers dominated filmmaking in the past. The glorious Prabhat Films founded by actor/director V Shantaram laid the foundation of filmmaking in India in 1929. Prabhat Films made several thought-provoking…

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