Mohammed Rafi Rules

A few years ago my friend David the Psychonaut gave me an mp3 file with the greatest song, “Jan Pehechan-Ho” by Mohammed Rafi. And now another friend, Tanya the Cosmopolite, links to the song’s over-the top Bollywood dance number, straight from the 1965 film Gumnaam. Awesome! (As per standard Bollywood procedure, Rafi himself isn’t in the film.)


  1. #1 Ramesh
    January 23, 2009

    Rafi may rule, but Kishore is the king!

  2. #2 Diane
    January 23, 2009

    What are they ON?!

  3. #3 Matthew
    January 24, 2009

    As seen in Ghost World!

  4. #4 DianaGainer
    January 24, 2009

    It’s the TWIST! I haven’t seen anybody do that since I was knee-high to a duck!

  5. #5 Gabriel
    January 24, 2009

    I saw this first in ghost world too. It appears only in part in the movie but you can watch the whole clip as an extra in the dvd.

  6. #6 Larry Ayers
    January 25, 2009

    So strange! A meld of sixties surf guitar with thirties musical movie Astair/Rogers dance and production style. All that with a bit of Latin beat thrown in… quite a melange!

  7. #7 Samar
    January 27, 2009

    Rafi is Rafi, Kishore is Kishore.

    Why do the Kishore fans have to degrade Rafi; it is beyond my understanding.

    How is the greatness of one proved by degrading the other?

  8. #8 Homepsych
    January 27, 2009

    Rafi may rule, but Kishore is the king!

    Posted by: Ramesh | January 23, 2009 11:00 AM

    Yes Ramesh – That is why Rafi got voted the Artist of the Millenium and Kishore did not. Grow Up!

  9. #9 Sid
    May 13, 2009

    Kishore kumar is nowhere near Mohammed Rafi saahab… kishore kumar is a devotee of rafi himself

  10. #10 sudheer
    August 9, 2011

    those people who have sense of music believes that mohaamad rafi is best &vice versa take e.g. of all legendary singers opinion

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