Kishore vs Rafi
December 15, 2006 4:36am CST
I have seen a lot of sites where there is a debate on this issue that who is the better singer. I think anyone who loves real music(asian) then he likes both of these legends and there is no point in comparing them. Both are great and both have a different style. They both have sung immortal songs.
• Mangalore, India
10 Oct 08
All those old singers were unique in their own way,be it Rafi,Mukesh,Kishore,Manna dey,Hemant or Mahendra kapoor - they all great voices and they have gone to sing some memorable classics. The very reason for this comparison began, when in the seventies, some the music directors began to prefer Kishore kumar, music directors like R.D.Burman,Kalyanji Anandji, Bappi lahri etc .I personally feel it is because of the emergence of Rajesh Khanna as a Superstar who became a rage with Aradhana which had chartbusters sung by Kishore Kumar and another reason was the changing trend in hindi cinema where the movies became action oriented and the heroes were all sporting the angry young man image thanks to Amitabh bachan.... When one actually analyses the facts i would say that Rafi had a near perfect voice that is unmatched till date.However kishore Kumar was more talented being able to handle so many different roles, Actor,Singer,Composer,Director etc
22 Dec 06
Both are great singers India has ever produced. But my first preference is for Rafi for his romantic, melodius voice. Kishre became more popular after Rafi made great impact on Indian cinema goers and music lovers. PS: regarding your response to alumnium foil, I just wanted to tell you that you should post your responses by pressing response key not add comment key. If I want to write something about your response, I cannot contact you from the discussion page of mine.