NONPAREIL, ELITE PEERLESS FILMMAKER’s & Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s FETCHING Music.
Honestly speaking Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music / songs used to become extremely popular prior to the release of the films. Any single HIT song would help the movie to become super hit. In other words, Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music / songs used to be one of the “star” of the film. That is why Laxmikant-Pyarelal was the first choice for any producer and directors.. Laxmikant-Pyarelal have worked with almost all the BIG names in film industries, excepting Prakash Mehra and Nasir Hussain Films
Laxmikant-Pyarelal The First Choice for all:-
In the second half of sixties (after 1965), Laxmikant-Pyarelal become the household name in hindi film music. It was like a TSUNAMI of songs from Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Laxmikant-Pyarelal were primarily responsible for eliminating the dominance of the older music directors such as C. Ramchandra, Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishan, Madan Mohan, O.P.Nayyar, Ravi, Chitragupt, Hemant Kumar, Roshan etc.
Laxmikant-Pyarelal was always the first choice for any film producing company ever since they made their entry into Hindi Film Music in 1963. As such LP has worked with almost all the prominent film producers’ directors but here some very special and major film companies, producers and directors, who have used LP often. Many producers / directors as well as film producing company got “name” and “fame” through Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s SUPER HIT music…Rajshri Films, Prasad Productions, Raj Khosla, Rajkumar Kohli, Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Manmohan Desai etc…
RAJSHRI PICTURES:- (Tarachand Barjatya)
Leaving behind music director Roshan, Rajashri gave first preference to compose music for their very second film Dosti 1964).
Jeevan Mrityu (1969)
Piya Ka Ghar (1972)
Laxmikant-Pyarelal never disappointed Rajshri Films. The songs of the above films are still popular. It is to be noted that the music of Dosti gave a name and fame to both Rajshri Films and Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
RAJ KHOSLA FILMS:- (Raj Khosla)
Earlier, O.P. Nayyar, Ravi and Madan Mohan were the favorite music directors for the famous director Raj Khosla. But when he started his maiden film production company he preferred Laxmikant-Pyarelal as the first choice for his very first film Anita (1967).
Such was the “charm / craze” of Laxmikant-Pyarelal, in the mid 60s that Raj Khosla took them in ANITA, despite the musical success of music director Madan Mohan with Raja Mehadi Aali Khan as the songwriter in his previous films (“Woh Kaun Thi” and “Mera Saya” ) and music director Ravi with the songwriter Shakeel Badayuni (“Do Badan”).
Do Raaste (1969)
Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1970)
Kachche Dhage (1973)
Prem Kahani (1975)
Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1979)
Do Premee (1980)
Dostana (1981) ..Only Director. It was produced by Yash Johar.
Teri Mang Sitaron Se Bhar Doon 1982
Mera Dost Mera Dushman 1984
NISHI FILMS/SHANKAR MOVIES:– (Raj Kumar Kohli)
Raj Kumar Kohli and Laxmikant-Pyarelal came together with Lootera (1965). Lootera was a super musical hit ( Lata’s six solo songs rocks). This association has given many musical hits and lasted till 1990. Major musical hits includes.
Gora Aur Kala (1972)
Jaani Dushman (1978)
Badale Ki Aag (1983)
Pati Patni Aur Tawaif (1990)
PRASAD PRODUCTIONS:– (L.V.Prasad)
Earlier in Prasad Productions Films, Shankar-Jaikishan, C.Ramchandra, Roshan have scored the music but L.V.Prasad switch over to Laxmikant-Pyarelal for Milan (1967). Milan songs storm the nation. It was huge musical hit of 1967. Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Prasad Production association lasted for 18 years and have given many memorable musical hits.
Raja Aur Runk (1968
Jeene Ki Raah (1969)
Shadi Ke Baad (1972)
Ek Duje Ke Liye (1981)
Mera Ghar Mere Bachche (1984)
All have a melodious musical score.
FILMYUG / FILMCRAFT (J. Om Prakash)
Earlier Shankar-Jaikishan have given hit music to all the J.Om Prakash’s films till 1966 when J.Om Prakash signed Laxmikant-Pyarelal for Aaye Din Bahar Ke this association continued for 17 years, till Arpan (1983), Agnee (1988). Producer / Director J. Om Prakash and Music Directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal have given many musical super hits, from 1966 to 1983.
This “trio”, along with lyricist Anand Bakshi, was one of the most successful in delivering the maximum musical hits. J. Om Prakash was the first producer / director to offer the first ever ‘big’ starcast film, Aaye Din Bahar Ke (Dharmendra – Asha Parekh) to Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Most of the J. Om Prakash films starts with letter A.
Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966)
Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1968)
Aan Milo Sajana (1971)
Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka (1977)
Aas Paas (1981)
Apna Bana Lo (1982)
All J. Om Prakash films have evergreen music.
V.SHANTARAM FILMS:- (V. Shantaram)
C. Ramchandra, Ramlal, Vasant Desai were the music directors for earlier films of V. Shantaram. It was not an easy job to enter into V. Shantaram Camp. He has his own choice of music directors which was limited to 2 to 3. Many BIG names of Music Directors of Forties, Fifties, Sixties and Seventies, could not get the chance to work with V. Shantaram.
It was in 1971 LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL got an opportunity to work for the first and last time for V Shantaram’s “classic” film Dance-Musical film Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijlee. V Shantaram was having lean period after two flops Sehra and Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti and for Laxmikant-Pyarelal it was an opportunity to work with a critically acclaimed director – and to show their prowess in hitherto new field – a Dance Musical. The outcome was outstanding. It was the first time in Hindi Film Music that all the songs were recorded in stereophonic sound effect.
RK FILMS:- (Raj Kapoor)
After the death of Jaikishan. Raj Kapoor switch over to Laxmikant-Pyarelal for Bobby (1973). Bobby music stormed the nation. Association of Showman Raj Kapoor and Laxmikant-Pyarelal have given spellbound music.
Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1977)
Prem Rog (1983)
Prem Granth (1996)
Evergreen musical hits.
YASH RAJ FILMS:- (Yash Chopra)
Yash Chopra have worked with music director Ravi earlier. But when Yash Chopra started his maiden Film Production Unit (Yash Raj Films) Laxmikant-Pyarelal were the first choice to score the music for Daag (1973), a superb music. If you compare all Yash Raj film’s music, the music of Daag still considered to be the best.
MKD FILMS:- (Manmohan Desai)
When Manmohan Desai has started his own Film Production Unit, with Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) Laxmikant-Pyarelal was his first choice for this musical hit film. This association last till 1998 and has given some of the best musical hits.
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
Dharm Veer (1977)
Chacha Bhatija (1977)
Desh Premee (1982)
Deewana Mastana (1998)
Manmohan Desai and Laxmikant-Pyarelal was super hit combo. This combo has as many as four films released in 1977, Amar Akbar Anthony, Dharm Veer, Parvareesh and Chacha Bhatija and all were musical hit.
M KEY FILMS (Mohan Kumar)
Earlier music directors Shankar-Jaikishan and Madan Mohan have given the music for Mohan Kumar’s films. But in 1969 Mohan Kumar opted for Laxmikant-Pyarelal for his next film Anjana, 1969. Followed many hits till 1990. Mohan Kumar and Laxmikant-Pyarelal, a 22 years long lasting association with 9 films.
Aap Aaye Bahaar Aayi( 1971)
Mom Ki Gudiya (1972)
Amir Garib (1974)
Aap Beati (1976)
All Rounder (1984)
Likewise his “Guru” J Om Prakash, most of Mohan Kumar films too starts with letter A, excepting Mom Ki Gudiya.
MUKTA ARTS:- (Subhash Ghai)
In 1980 director Subhash Ghai launched his Film Company and started operating as Producer and Director and made Karz. Laxmikant-Pyarelal was his first choice for this musical hit film. This association also lasted long till 1995, for 16 good years. The combo of Subhash Ghai and Laxmikant-Pyarelal, along with songwriter Anand Bakshi, have delivered many memorable musical hits.
Gautam Govinda (1979)
Meri Jung (1985)
Ram Lakhan (1989)
All have superhit music.
VIP FILMS:- (Manoj Kumar)
Leaving behind Kalyanji-Anandji, Manoj Kumar prefer Laxmikant-Pyarelal for the music of Shor (1972). Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Manoj Kumar yet another musical trio, with difference.
Roti Kapda Aur Makan (1974)
Jai Hind (1999)
TIRIUPATI PICTURES ( Actor Jeetendra)
After getting a “star” status through Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s musical Hit FARZ in 1967, Actor ‘Star’ Jeetendra became producer in 1971 and launched his home production unit made Humjoli a super duper musical hit. This combo has also given many musical hits.
Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980)
Pyaasa Sawan (1981)
DHARMA FILMS:- (Yash Johar now owned by Karan Johar)
When Yash Johar, formally associated with big production units of Sunil Dutt, Dev Anand, Raj Khosla, started his film company named Dharma Films, a big banner today, made a super duper musical hit film Dostana (1980), he opted Laxmikant-Pyarelal to score the music. This association continued till 1996.
RAVI Tandon ( Actress Raveena Tandon’s Father)
Ravi Tandon used Laxmikant-Pyarelal for his maiden film as a producer Anhonee (1973) ( today’s rocking song ‘hungama ho gaya’).
Apne Rang Hazaar (1975)
As a Director Ravi Tandon also utilized Laxmikant-Pyarelal for
Waqt Ki Deewar (1981)
BONEY KAPOOR (Actor Anil Kapoor’s Brother)
Boney Kapoor made his first production film Hum Paanch, 1980, with music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Made many musical hits made by this combo.
Hum Paanch (1980)
Woh Saat Din (1983) Launching Anil Kapoor
Mr. India (1987)
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993)
RAWAL FILM:– (H.S.Rawal)
Naushad were the most favorite music director for producer / director H.S. Rawal but when he started a film on Muslim Culture, Mehaboob Ki Mehandi (1970), Laxmikant-Pyarelal was the first choice. This combo also made Jeetendra’s home production Deedar-E-Yaar (1982), also on Muslim Culture.
R K NAYYAR (Actress SADHANA’s home production).
Actress Sadhna utilized Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music for her home productions super duper musical hits like
Geeta Mera Naam (1974)
Let us shorten the topic. Actor /Super star RJESH KHANNA preferred Laxmikant-Pyarelal for his maiden film, Roti (1974), as filmmaker.
When Actor DHARMENDRA started his own film production in 1975. He gave first preference to Laxmikant-Pyarelal for the music of Pratigya (1975).
Actress HEMA MALINI took Laxmikant-Pyarelal for her maiden film, as a producer Dream Girl (1977).
Actor / director JOY MUKHARJEE in Chhaila Babu (1977), Rajendra Kumar in Naam (1986), actor / director/ producer NANA PATEKAR for Prahaar (1991) and actor Producer FIROZ KHAN for Dayavan (1987) etc used Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music.
There are many actor/actress who preferred Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music, including PRAN. When noted songwriter AMIT KHANNA Amit Khanna made his maiden movie as producer he too used Laxmikant-Pyarelal for Bhairavi (1996). Actor Sachin Pilgaonkar used Laxmikant-Pyarelal for his first directorial film Prem Deewane (1992).
Apart from these Laxmikant-Pyarelal have also worked with the following big film producers and directors.
B.R. Chopra “Dastaan” (1973)
Hrishikesh Mukherjee “Satyakam” (1971), “Chaitali” (1973)
Vijay Anand… “Ram Balram” (1978)
Ramanand Sagar… “Jalte Badan” 1972 “Charas” (1976)
Vijay Bhatt.. “Banphool” (1971)
K Sridhar “Pyar Kiye Jaa” (1966)
Dalal Guha “Dushman” (1971), “Dost” (1974) and more
Gulzar… “Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein” (1978)
K.Vishwanath “Sargam” (1977), “Sur Sangam”(1985)
Basu Chatterjee “Piya Ka Ghar”(1971)
Shakti Samanta.. “Anurodh”(1977)
J.P.Dutta… “Rajput”(1985) and more.
Girish Karnad “Utsav” (1985)
Kishore Sahu “Pushpanjali” 1970
Mahesh Bhatt “Dhun”(1992), “Gumrah” (1996)
Shekhar Kapoor “Mr. India” (1987)
Chetan Anand “Jaan-E-Man” (1976)
Raj Kanwar “Raj Kumar” (1996)
Nitin Mohan “Hum” (1990) and more.
David Dhavan “Deewana Mastana” (1998)
Ramesh Sippy “Bhrashtachar” (1990) and more.
Raja Nawathe “Manchali” (1973) and more.
B.R.Ishara “Ek Nazar” (1971)
Harmesh Malhotra “Phaansi” (1978), “Nagina” (1986)
Mohan Sehgal “Raja Jani” (1972), “Kartavya” (1978)
Satish Kaushik “Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja” (1990)
R.K. Nayar “Intaquam” (1969), “Qatl” (1986).
Mukul Anand “Agneepath”(1990), “Khuda Gawah” (1992)
This list has no end but it is doubtful that any other music director has worked with as many as prominent film producers/directors and companies in the manner Laxmikant-Pyarelal have worked.
The following film Units/Producer Directors have started their “maiden” films with Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
NISHI FILMS Raj Kumar Kohli ( Lootera ) 1966
RAJ KHOSLA FILM Raj Khosla (Anita ) 1967
M KEY FILMS Mohan Kumar (Anjana), 1969
TIRUPATI PICTURES Jeetendra (Humjoli) 1971
YASHRAJ FILMS Yash Chopra (Daag) 1973
VIKRAMJIT FILMS Actor Dharmendra (Pratigya) 1975
MKD FILMS Manmohan Desai ( Amar Akbar Anthony) 1977
MUKTA ARTS Subhash Ghai (Karz) 1980
BONEY KAPOOR (Hum Paanch) 1980
DHARMA FILMS Yash Johar / Karan Johar (Dostana) 1980
At the same time Laxmikant-Pyarelal have a long lasting relationship / association with major film producers and directors as well as film banners.
ASSOCIATIONS OF Laxmikant-Pyarelal with the Filmmakers, for OVER 10 YEARS
MANOJ KUMAR 1974-1999.. 4 Films
MANMOHAN DESAI 1974-1983.. 9 Films -All Minimum Silver Jubilees
MOHAN KUMAR 1969-1990 ..8 Films
J. OMPRAKASH 1966 – 1988 ….12 Films
RAJ KUMAR KOHLI 1965 – 1990….10 Films
MOHAN SEGAL 1969 – 1989 …6 Films
RAJ KHOSLA 1967-1984 10 Films
SATYEN BOSE 1964 – 1982 .. 7 Films
L.V.PRASAD 1967 – 1986 ..10 Films
SUBHASH GHAI 1979 – 1995 …10 Films
SURINDER KAPOOR 1975 – 1995 …6 Films
K.BAPAIAH 1977 – 1991 …About 12 Films
MADAN MOHLA 1970 – 1992 …6 Films
R.K.NAYYAR (Actress SADHNA) 1969 – 1989 ..5 Films
K.PARVEZ/KALPATARU – 1969 – 1993 About 8 Films
DULAL GUHA 1969 – 1987 …7 Films
YASH JOHAR 1980 – 1993
BRIJ 1967 – 1979
RAVI TANDON 1973 – 1987 …7 Films
RAGHUNATH JHALANI 1966 – 1987 ..6 Films
P.MALLIKARJUNA RAO 1970 – 1989 …5 Films
HARMESH MALHOTRA 1973 – 1992 …12 Films
It is always said that Laxmikant-Pyarelal have worked for BIG banners. BUT I would counter it saying…Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s popular music made many producer / director BIG….
Raj Khosla, Yash Chopra, Yash Johar (Karan Johar), Manmohan Desai, Rajkumar Kohli, Mohan Kumar, Boney Kapoor and Subhash Ghai all have started their respective FIRST films, with super duper hit, Music By Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
If someone looks at the list of these filmmakers with whom Laxmikant-Pyarelal have delivered chartbusters, LP have satisfied almost every producer/directors by giving them the various types of music of their choices suiting to the film story and situation.