Mumbai, April, 26 (CINEWS): Narrative movie producer and maker Rajni Acharya started examining his aggressive element on the late artist arranger Mohammed Rafi in 2011.
After five years, he is good to go with a film, Dastaan-e-Rafi, on the legend’s life, somewhat in view of Sujata Dev’s book, Mohammed Rafi: Golden Voice of the Silver Screen, for which he has obtained the rights to 60 Rafi hits, including “Kya Hua Tera Wada”, “Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe”, “Baharo Phool Barsao” and “Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan Hai”. The primary look will be disclosed on Rafi’s passing commemoration, July 31.
“I contacted Rafi sahab’s child, Shahid, in the first place, and in the end addressed every one of the seven of his kids who promptly went ahead board. We started taping in Karachi and Lahore, furthermore shot in Kotla Sultan Singh, Rafi’s origin in Punjab. I wound up with 200-hours of footage, yet something was all the while missing,” concedes Acharya.
He then thought of possibly getting Pakistani ghazal vocalist, Ghulam Ali, who had a place with the same Patiala gharana , as the storyteller.
Following an eight-month pursue, he at long last concurred. “There were issues, particularly after his visits in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi were crossed out. Ghulam Ali saab should perform in Gujarat last Wednesday however he was not permitted there either. I knew he was in India however just 10-15 individuals knew his whereabouts and he didn’t wish to speak with me,” advises Acharya, who after four long telephone discussions and post sharing a rundown of the considerable number of individuals from his unit and an individual profile of himself, at last won the maestro’s trust and time. “We shot a 60 minutes in length succession in Delhi yesterday.”
With a docu highlight like approach, the film likewise has reallife footage of Khayyam, Shamshad Begum, Shammi Kapoor, Pandit Jasraj and Ravindra Jain.