Lyricists & Laxmikant-Pyarelal

SONG-WRITERS  &  LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL 

When we talk of Lyricists who have worked with Laxmikant-Pyarelal the number comes out to be 53 (song writers). The major share is from none other than ANAND BAKSHI who have written songs for 302 films only for Laxmikant-Pyarelal with closed to 1500 songs. 

On those days, from 1965 to 1998,  the most commonly and regularly aired sentence on the Radio Stations was  गीतकारआनंदबक्षीऔरसंगीतकारलक्ष्मीकांतप्यारेलाल…and the song starts….A NUMBER ONE trio in Hindi Film Music. 

Laxmikant, Anand Bakshi & Pyarelal

This “trio” of Laxmikant-Pyarelal & Anand Bakshi came for the first time in “Mr X In Bombay”…1965…(“mere mehaboob quyamat hogi” by Kishore Kumar)…all the songs of this film became immensely popular. This “trio” became into lime-light after Lata Mangeshkar’s songs of “Lootera”, 1966, Kishore Kumar’s “Shreeman Fantoosh”, 1966, J Omprakash’s “Aaye Din Bahar Ke”….BUT the “trio”  got the immense popularity through the songs of “Milan”, 1967 (sawan ka mahina’ ) …”Milan” songs storm the nation. In the same year musical hit “Night In London” (‘nazaar na lag jaye’ and ‘bahosh-o-hawas main deewana’), Jeetendr’s musical super hit “Farz”..Rajashri’s “Taqdeer” … after that this “trio” never looked back…give series of hits after hits. It is not possible to give the entire list of 302 films of Anand Baxi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Later in sixties “trio’s songs from Sanjeev Kumar’s “Raja Aur Runk”, Dharmendra’s “Aaya Sawan Jhum Ke”, Rajendra Kumar’s “Anjana”, Rajesh Khanna’s ”Do Raaste”, Jeetendra’s “Jeene Ki Raah” and “Jigar Dost”, Manoj Kumar’s “Sajan” became hit. Witnessed many hits in seventies, mainly, Rajesh Khanna’s musical hits “Aan Milo Sajana”, “Haathi Mere Saathi”, “Prem Kahani”, “Roti”,”Anurodh”, “Dushman” etc….

Raj Kapoor’s “Bobby” and “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”, Jeetendra’s “Humjoli”, “Khilona”, “Banphoo”, Dharmendr’s “Jeeven Mrityu”, “Loafer”, “Raja Jani”, “Pratigya”, “Mera Gaon Mera Desh”,,etc…The list is endless. To add few Rajashree pictures “Uphaar” , “Piya Ka Ghar” ,”Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Sangam” “Karz” ..in eighties “Ek Duje Ke Liye”, “Asha”, “Rajput”, “Suhag” etc…in Nineties “Kalnayak”, “Saudagar”, “Hum” and “Khuda Gawah” Etc,.

There are many “hits” from this combo. It will be too long. 

The second in the list is MAJAROOH SULTANPURI…Laxmikant-Pyarelal have worked with Majarooh in as many as 40 films their major musical hits includes Rajashree’s “Dosti”, “Mere Lal” (‘payal ki hanker taste taste’), Dharmendra’s “Mere Hamdam Mere Dost”, (1968), Saira Banu’s “Shagird” (1967)(dil bil pyar vyar) , Manoj Kumar’s “Patthar Ke Sanam”(1967), “Wapas” (‘ek tera saath’), “Dharati Kahe Pukar Ke” , V. shanaram’s Classic “Jal Bin Machhali Nitya Bin Bijali”.(1971), Amitabh-Jaya Starrer “Ek Nazar”, 1972, (‘patta patta buta buta’) “Abhinetri”, 1971, “Imtihan” (Kishore’s “ruk jana nahin” and Lata’s “roj sham aathi thi” ) and many more… 

RAJENDRA KRISHNA:- Laxmikant-Pyarelal have worked with Rajendra Krishna for many hit films “Pyar Kiye Jaa” (1966), “Ladla” (1966), Sadhana’s home production “Intequam” (Lata’s cabaret song ’Aa Jaan-E-Jaa’ ), 1968  and “Geeta Mera Naam” (1974), Dharmendra’s “Jwar-Bhata” and Sanjay Khan/Rakhi “Wafaa” in 1974. Sanjeev Kumar-Wahida Rahaman’s “Man Mandir” (1971), Sanjeev Kumar’s “Naya Din Nayi Raat” and “Shandar” in 1974, “Qatl” 1985. 

SAHIR LUDHIYANVI: Laxmikant-Pyarelal worked with Sahir for the first time in 1968 for Dharmendra -Tanuja Starrer “Izzat” (‘ye din tum bin kahin), . Dharmendra – Waheeda starrer “Man Ki Aankhen” ( superb music) they also worked for B R Chopr’s “Dastaan”, 1972 and Yash Chopra’s “Daag”.”Deedar-E-Yaar” 1981. 

RAJA MEHANDI ALI KHAN:- If I am to ask the best of Laxmikant-Pyarelal it is from these TWO films, Raj Khosla’s “Anita” and Bishwajeet-Mala Sinha’s “Jaal” both released in 1967. One of the outstanding compositions for both the films…Raj Khosla has decided to team up Laxmikant-Pyarelal with Raja Mehandi Ali Khan..But sudden death of Raja Mehandi Ali Khan..has brought in Anand Baxi. 

PANDIT BHARAT VYAS..Associated with Laxmikant-Pyarelal for two of the finest scores of the duo, “Sati-Savitri” and “Sant Gyaneshwar” both released in 1964. 

SANTOSH ANAND:- Manoj Kumar’s “Shor” (‘ek pyar ka nagame hai’), “Roti Kapada Aur Makan”, (main na bhulunga) “Kranti”. “Prem Rog”,”Pyasa Sawan” (Megha re Megah Re)  “Santosh”, “Tiranga”, “Surya” and many more. 

VERMA MALIK:- 10 films together “Shor”, “Roti Kapada Aur Makan”,”Zinda Dil”,  “Kartavya”, Rajkumar Kohli’s “Nagin” & “Jani Dushman” and “Anhonee” (‘today’s sensational hit maine hothon pe lagayi to hungama ho gaya’) and many films. 

ASAD BHOPALI:- “Parasmani” (lata-rafi ‘woh jab yaad aaye’), 1963. “Roop Tera Mastana” (lata-kishore ‘dil ki baate dil hi jaane’), 1972, Kishore Kumar’s “Hum Sab Ustaad Hai” (Kishore classic ‘ajanabi tum jaane pehachane se’), 1965. “Aaya Toofan” and “Boxer” both in 1964. 

JAVED AKHTAR:– In late eighties Laxmikant-Pyarelal worked with Javed Akhatar closed to 8 films, to produce mega hit songs for the films like “Mr India”, “Tezab” (‘ek do teen ..) and “Roop Ki Raani Choron Ka Raja”, “Jamai Raja” and “Narsinha” etc. 

FAROOQ QAISER:- Who wrote the first ever song of Laxmikant-Pyarelal “Hasata Hua Nurani Chehara”from “Parasmani”, 1963. He has also written two more songs for “Parasmani”. “Aaya Toofan” 1964, …after the gap of 22 years Farooq Qaiser worked for LP in “Hamara Khandan” 1986 and “Kudarat Ka Kanoon” 1988. 

GULZAR wrote the songs for Laxmikant-Pyarelal in Rajesh Khanna’s “Palkon Ki Chhaon Main” (lata classic, ‘koi mere mathe ki bindia saja de’ and Kishore’s ‘dakiya daak laya’ )and J P Dutta’s Dharmendra starrer “Ghulami” (lata-shabbir ‘jihal-e-mushkil).

VASANT DEV: The famous Marathi poet wrote the songs for Laxmikant-Pyarelal for two films in Shashi Kapoor’s “Utsav” 1985(lata-asha classic ‘man kyoun behaka’ and suresh wadkar’s ’sanz dhale’)  and Girish Karnad’s “Sur Sangam” 1986, an outstanding music for both the films. 

VITTHALBHAI PATEL:- “Bobby” (“na mangu sona chandi”)

MANGESH  KULKARNI wrote for Nana Patekar’s “Prahar” 1991, (Suresh Wadkar classic ‘dhadakan zara rook gayi hai’ and Mannade ‘hamari hi mutthi main hai aasmaman’

KAIFI AAZMI  wrote the songs for Hrishikesh Mukharjee’s Dharmendra – Sharmila starrer film “Satyakaam”, 1969, has some outstaning songs two solos by Lata (‘do din ki zindagi’ & ‘abhi kya sunoge’) and one beautiful song sung by Mukesh, Kishore and Mahendra Kapoor (‘zindagi hai kya bolo’

RAM  BHARADWAJ ( Composer Vishal Bharadwaj’s father) also wrote for Laxmikant-Pyarelal in “Jurm Aur Saza” 1975 and “Zindagi Aur Toofan” 1978, with some superb songs.

ANJAN wrote some beatiful melodies for LP. “Badalate Rishte”, 1978, (Lata-Mahendra Kapoor ’s classic’meri sason ko jo mehaka rahi hai”.  “ Eeshwar”, “Sanjog” and many more..

AMIT  KHANNA: Penned the songs for Laxmikant-Pyarelal for his home production film “Bhairavi”, 1996..simply outstanding music. 

HASARAT JAIPURI:– “Chhaila Babu” 1967 (rafi classic ’tere pyar ne muze ghum diya’ )  and “Aakhri Dao” 1976 and “Mohabbat Ki Aarzoo” 1994. 

TAJ  BHOPALI: Anup Kumar and Ashok Kumar’s “Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool” 1969..(Asha classic ‘meharba mehaboob dilbar jan – e – man’). and Kishore classic. ‘ab inko vote do’ 

GOVIND  MOONIS. “Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool” 1969, (Kishore-Asha all time hit jane kaisa hai mera deewana’).

S H BIHARI: “Pyar Jhukata Nahin” ( ’tumese mil kar na jane kyon’ ) and “Teri Meharbaniyan” 

MANOJ KUMAR in “Kranti” 

Shakeel Badayuni, Neeraj, Shahryar and Yogesh (One film each)

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have a privilege of working with National Poets like

RASHTRAKAVI  PRADEEP  in “Harishchandra Taramati” (singer Hemant Kumar’s ‘suraj re jalte rehana’)

PANDIT  NARENDRA  SHARMA  in “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” (title song) and “Prem Rog” (‘bhanware ne khilaya phool)

RASHTRAKAVI  INDRAJEETSINGH  TULSI in “Shor” (Mannade-Mahendra Kapoor “Jeevan Chalane Ka Naam”) and “Sauda” 

MAYA GOVIND in Ramamnd Sagar’s “Jalate Badan” 1972. 

SHIV KUMAR SAROJ “Naag Mandir” 1964

Following lyricists also penned the songs for Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

AZIZ QAISIS “Dayavan” 1988 ( today’s sensational hit song aaj phir tumse pyar aaya hai”)

RAJESH MALIK:– “Tejaswini”

INDIVER:- “Parasmani” (rafi classic ‘roshan tumni se duniya’) 

GULSHAN BAWARA in “Phansi” (‘jab aati hogi yaad meri’ sulakshna – rafi duet) 

AMIR QUAZALBASH “Prem Rog” (‘meri kismat main tu nahin shayad’

AARZOO LAKHANAVI  “Anita” 1967, (mukesh classic “gore gore chand  ke mukh pe” )

HASSAN KAMAL in “Batawara” and “Yateem” 

RAM AVTAR TYAGI in “Zindagi Aur Toofan” 1978 ( ek hasarat thi ki ..by Mukesh) 

SAMEER in “Kudarat Ka Kanoon” 

MUMTAZ RASHID in “Tejaswini” 

QAMAR JALALABADI in Ranadhir Kapoor and Rekha Starrer “Kachcha Chor” 1977

TABISH ROOMANI in “Mohabbat Ki Aarzoo” 1994. 

KULWANT JAANI in “Moobbat ki Aarzoo” 

KAFIL  AZAR in Dharmendra – Rekha starrer “Kartavya” 1978, (lata’s stunning song ‘Doori Na Rahe Koi Aaj Itane” 

HARI RAAM AACHARYA in “Mehandi Rang Layegi” 

JAINENDRA JAIN in his home production “Janoo” 1985. 

SATYA PRAKASH “Jai Hind” 1999

RANI MALIK

NIDA  FAZLI

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I am a Mechanical Engineering Graduate. Boiler Proficiency Engineer. Deeply In Love With Hindi Film Music Since 1963. Fan Of Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music. Like Test Cricket Only. Worked In The Capacity Of General Manager For The Fields Of Project Implementation, Facility Management, Construction Management and Plant Maintenance In INDIA, NIGERIA & AFGHANISTAN.

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