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 4

How Eastmancolor succeeded over Technicolor in Indian cinema!   Remember the hits song Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya from K.Asif magnum opus film Mughal-E-Azam (1960) or Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho Ya Aftab Ho… from Guru Dutt’s Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960) or the super hit song Hasta Hua Noorani Chehra from the film Parasmani (1963)? Guess! What is common in these…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Shammi Kapoor’s ‘Junglee’ Brought A Revolution In Indian Cinema with Eastmancolor

Technicolor was a costly matter mostly because the prints have to be developed in London but the quality of rich color was stunning and impressive hence mostly big-budget films made by top filmmakers were made in Technicolor but every filmmaker could effort the cost of Technicolor hence an American company Eastman Kodak launched Eastmancolor that created sensations in color films…

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Failed to retain stardom

Karan Kapoor Failed To Carry The Legacy Of Kapoor Khandaan! – PART -2

When Prithviraj Kapoor, the great grandfather of Ranbir Kapoor ventured into films in the early 30s’ little did he realize that his grandsons would continue his legacy and make the ‘Kapoor Khandaan‘ Immortal? True, the Kapoor Khandaan has contributed a lion’s share in the development and success of Bollywood. From the legendary Prithviraj Kapoor to the show-man Raj Kapoor, to…

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IFH STORIES, Movies, Music

“JUST DANCE” WITH BOLLYWOOD!

Bollywood dance is a form of dance used in Hindi feature films. It is a concoction of abundant styles including belly-dancing, Kathak, jazz, contemporary, Western popular, etc. It is hard to confine Bollywood dance because its actual definition, distribution, geography and style is fluid. However, it is still identifiable owing to its peculiar characteristics. The international appeal of Bollywood dancing…

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IFH STORIES, Movies

Madhubala Left Shammi Kapoor Speechless…

Madhubala had a grace and elegance about her that would make many handsome actors go weak in the knees. Her beauty then and even today is unmatched. One such good looking actor who was floored by her magical face was 60’s and 70’s legendary actor, Shammi Kapoor. He had reportedly forgotten his dialogues when she would be in front of…

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