Rishi Kapoor with Laxmikant-Pyarelal Phenomenal Anthology Of Music
We welcome actor Rishi Kapoor who has been in New York, almost a year now, for his prolonged treatment, expected to be back in India, early September, 2019.
03rd September :: Wishing HAPPY BIRTHDAY :: To Living Legend PYARELAL
04th September ::Wishing HAPPY BIRTHDAY :: To Evergreen Actor RISHI KAPOOR.
Raj Kapoor wanted to make modern teen romance film, “BOBBY”, after the commercial failure of the film “Mera Naam Joker”, released in 1970. “Bobby” a film on love, a perpetual theme. Interestingly, Raj Kapoor made this film to launch his son Rishi Kapoor on the big screen.
Sudden death of Jaikishan (Shankar-Jaikishan) brought in form Laxmikant-Pyarelal into RK camp. Laxmikant-Pyarelal already maintaining number one music director position since 1967, initially, refused the offer. Later singer Mukesh took an initiative and convinced the duo to accept the offer.
Thus association of Rishi Kapoor and Laxmikant-Pyarelal started from the film “Bobby” in 1973 and lasted till “Prem Granth” 1996. Undoubtedly, it is Laxmikant-Pyarelal have given maximum hit songs to Rishi Kapoor.
Music of ‘Bobby’ 1973, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ 1977, ‘Sargam’ 1979, ‘Karz’ 1980, ‘Prem Rog’ 1982 and ‘Nagina’ 1986, storm the nation and dominated the “Binaca Geetmala” ranking, as well. Phenomenal Anthology Of Music.
It is Laxmikant-Pyarelal have given maximum hit songs to Rishi Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor and Laxmikant-Pyarelal combo have 38 numbers of the final songs appearing in Binaca Geetmala.
The song, Dafli Wale Dafli Baja from “Sargam” tops the chart in 1980. Spot Number two for Chabi Kho Jaye from “Bobby” in 1973. Spot Number two ‘Parda Hai Parda’ from “Amar akbar Anthony” in 1977. Again Spot Number two Om Shanti Om from “Karz” in 1980. Spot number three Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kate from “Bobby” in 1974. Almost all the songs of “Bobby’ appeared in Binaca Geetmala for two successive years, 1973 & 1974
Rishi Kapoor was awarded for Best Actor in “Bobby”, 1973.
Laxmikant-Pyarelal awarded for the best music in:-
“Amar Akbar Anthony” 1977. “Sargam” 1979. “Karz” 1980.
List of films of Rishi Kapoor with Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
1 Bobby 1973
2 Zinda Dil 1975
3 Amar Akbar Anthony 1977
4 Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan 1978
5 Badalte Rishte 1978
6 Sargam 1979
7 Do Premee 1980
8 Karz 1980
9 Naseeb 1981
10 Deedar-E-Yaar 1982
11 Prem Rog 1982
12 Coolie 1983
13 Ye Ishq Nahiin Aasan 1984
14 Naseeb Apna Apna 1986
15 Dosti Dushmani 1986
16 Nagina 1986
17 Sindoor 1987
18 Khazana 1987
19 Hamara Khandan 1988
20 Janam Janam 1988
21 Gharana 1989
22 Bade Ghar Ki Beti 1989
23 Paraya Ghar 1989
24 Hathyar 1989
25 Sheshnaag 1990
26 Aazad Desh Ke Ghulam 1990
27 Sher Dil 1990
28 Amiri Garibi 1990
29 Ajooba 1991
30 Banjaran 1991
31 Ranbhoomi 1991
32 Mohabbat Ki Arzoo 1994
33 Prem Granth 1996
Laxmikant-Pyarelal rotationally used all the major singers for Rishi Kapoor.
Shailendra Sing (Bobby)
Mohammad Rafi (Amar Akbar Anthony, Sargam, Karz)
Kishore Kumar (Karz)
Suresh Wadkar (Prem Rog)
Mohammad Aziz (Nagina)
Anwar (Ye Ishq Nahin Aasan)
Udit Narayan (Mohabbat Ki Aarzoo)
Vinod Rathod (Prem Granth)
The orchestra arrangements in “Preludes” and “Interludes” used to be the assets of the songs composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Listen to the songs, listed below, after reading the write up, explaining peculiarities, for each of the songs, you will enjoy it more.
Romantic Revolution with Melodious Music. It was Rishi Kapoor’s first film. “BOBBY’ is an example of a ’SOUNDTRACK’ better than the “BOBBY” Film itself. Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music really came to rescue Raj Kapoor and RK Films. Laxmikant-Pyarelal working first-time with Raj Kapoor. Laxmikant-Pyarelal already maintaining number 1 music director position since 1967, they outdid themselves, further with the “massive” popularity of the “BOBBY’ songs. The music of “BOBBY” was like a storm in the year 1973 and 1974. The film’s success was solely carried away by it’s melodious and massively popular music. All songs have been decorated with RICH, MELLIFLUOUS and POWERFUL orchestra arrangements.
— Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai Lata – Shailendra SIngh
— Chabi Kho Jaye Lata – Shailendra Singh
— Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kate Lata – Shailendra Singh
— Na Mangu Sona Chandi Manna Dey – Shailendra Singh
— Beshaq Mandir Masjid Narendra Chanchal
— Ai Phasa Lata Mangeshkar
— Akhiyon Ko Rehne De Lata Mangeshkar
Main Shayar To Nahin .. Shailendra Singh.. (Songwriter Anand Bakshi) Laxmikant-Pyarelal have mellifluously decorated the WALTZ style orchestra for this lovely song. Use of VIOLINS, IRANI SANTOOR, GUITAR, ACCORDION as well as VIOLA are brilliantly executed in the “prelude”, all the “interludes” and also in “postlude”…Rishi Kapoor and Aruna Irani can be seen dancing in waltz style, especially in the “interludes, in the song. Brilliantly filmed by Raj Kapoor as a director.
ZINDA DIL 1975 …Lata Mangeshkar …
Average hit movie. Rishi Kapoor – Nitu Singh.
Zindagi Zinda Dili Ka Naam …M. Rafi
Sham Suhani Aayi Khushiyan …Lata-Shailendra-Mahendra Kapoor
O Meri Jaan By God ...Kishore Kumar
Nahi Nahi Re Jana Nahi …Lata Mangeshkar (Songwriter Verma Malik)
LATIN AMERICAN Style Of Music :: Wonderful Orchestra Arrangements and awesome rendering by Lata Mangeshkar. Brilliant ‘take off’ of SAXOPHONE in first “interlude”. Western style instruments like IRANI SANTOOR, SAXOPHONE, VIOLINS in Symphony style, VIOLA, FLUTE, ACCORDION, etc are brilliantly synchronized with Lata’s sweet voice with wonderful DHOLAK rhythm . A Real Treat for Musical Ears…
AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY 1977
Manmohan Desai’s first film as a producer – director and this film is a stellar example of the hindi masala movie. star-studded cast featuring three pairs of heroes and heroines. Musical blockbuster filled with many hit songs which are filmed on Akbar, actor Rishi Kapoor .
Shirdiwale Sai Baba …M. Rafi
Humko Tumse Ho Gaya … Lata, Kishore, Rafi, Mukesh.
Honi Ko Anhonee Kar De …. Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Shailendra Sing
Tayyab Ali Pyar Ka Dushman...M. Rafi. AND
Parda Hai Parda …Mohammad Rai -Amit Kumar. (Songwriter Anand Bakshi)
Qawwali style composition, brilliantly rendered. Rafi Saab sang this song at the age of 53 years old for 25 years old Rishi Kapoor in this film. The divine talent of Rafi Saab. The sweetness in the voice is beyond words. What a variation in the pitch !!! Only Rafi Saab can do this. Awesomely orchestrated by using MANDOLIN, SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM synchronised with amazing DHOLAK / TABLA rhythm.
BADALTE RISHTE 1978
A great film about love, marriage and fidelity. The movie is about how after marriage wife should be totally committed to her husband and all previous alliances, loves and relations should burn in the sacred fire at the time of marriage. Supported with extremely melodious music. Powerful acting by Reena Roy, Rishi Kapoor and Jeetendra.
Meri Sanson Ko Jo … Lata Mangeshkar – Mahendra Kapoor (“classic”)
Woh Woh Na Rahe Unke Liye … Mohammad Rafi
Gumsum Si Soyi Hui … Kishore Kumar – Anuradha Paudwal
Na Jane Kaise Pal Main. Kishore Kumar, Suman Kalyanpur – Rafi (Songwriter Anjan)
Melodious “WALTZ” style “rhythm, ‘symphony’ style VIOLINS duly supported by BONGO DRUMS. ‘Interludes’ are also orchestrated with glimpses of ACCORDION and ‘symphony’ VIOLINS. Mesmerising and touchy lyrics by Anjaan Saab.
Beautiful and touching film about a deaf and dumb girl with a passion for Indian classical dance. SARGAM” released in 1979 was K. VISHWANATH’s first hindi film, as a director, produced by N N Sippy. It was a super duper musical hit. Powerful Direction and Super Hit Music were the biggest assets of “Sargam”. LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL have given all the SEVEN songs to MOHAMMAD RAFI to sing. This was very unusual phenomena during end of the seventies. Mohammad Rafi sounds very different in all of the “Sargam” songs, perhaps at it’s best.
Parbat Ke Us Paar….Lata-Rafi
Koyal Boli …Lata-Rafi
Ramji Ki Nikli Sawari ….Rafi
Mujhe Mat Roko ….Rafi
Kahan Tera Insaf …. Rafi
Hum To Chale Pardes …..Rafi AND top hit
Dafli Wale Dafli Baja Lata Mangeshkar – Mohammad Rafi (Songwriter Anand Bakshi)
The sounds of the DAFLI (Hand Drum) and the GHUNGAROO (Ankle Bells) are beautifully synchronised to create an appropriate “rhythm” for this extremely melodious song. VIOLINS are awesomely orchestrated in the ‘interludes’. Whenever Laxmikant-Pyarelal composed music, they always took careful consideration of the plot outline of the film. That may not seem like a big deal but it is when there are few music directors in Bollywood who don’t have even the faintest idea of what the film that they are producing music for is about. Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar excel in the songs they sing. Song is shoot in Srinagar, Kashmir.
KARZ 1980 .
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
Paisa Ye Paisa …Kishore Kumar
Dard-E-Dil Dard-E-Jigar …Rafi
Ek Haseena Thi ….Kishore-Asha
Main Solah Baras Ki….Kishore – Asha and Mega Hit
Om Shanti Om …Kishore Kumar (Songwriter Anand Bakshi)
Spellbind, Huge and Enrich orchestra arrangements in western style, throughout the song. Despite Kishore Kumar’s usual shouts and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s boisterous orchestra, the melody part of the song is not lost. The song has become a youth anthem. Kishoreji sounds like a ‘man’ of the age of 30. This composition from Laxmikant-Pyarelal came up with a solid riposte to their critics. All the BRASS musical instruments like TUBA and FLUGELHORN, SAXOPHONE and CLARINET along with GUITAR are wonderfully orchestrated in enrich orchestra arrangements with the powerful western ‘beats’.
DO PREMEE 1980
It was Raj Khosla movie with good music.
Payaliya Chhanki Ke Na …Mohammad Rafi – Anuradha Paudwal
Mousam Pe Jawani Hai ….Mohammad Rafi – Asha Bhosle
Pyar Kar Pyar Kar … Mohammad Rafi – Asha Bhosle
Mubarak Ho Mubarak Ho …Manna Dey – Kishore Kumar and the TOP Hit
Prem Ka Rog Laga Mujhe …. Kishore Kumar (Songwriter Anand Bakshi)
Typical Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Kishore Kumar flavoured song. It is one of the rare devotional songs sung by Kishore Kumar.
DEEDAR – E – YAAR 1982
Super musical film produced by Jeetendra on a Muslim culture. The film has divergent music.
Chala Chal Latife ..Kishore
Sarakti Jaaye Rukh Se ..Kishore-Lata
Aaye Woh Phoolon Ke Rath Par ..Lata
Jana Jana Jaldi Kya Hai ..Asha
Eid Ka Din Hai ..Rafi-Asha
Marne Ka Gham Nahin ..Asha
AND A stroke of genius (Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar)
Mere Dildar Ka Baankpan (Songwriter Sahir Ludhiyanvi)
No words are to describe the two singing of the two sensational singers,
Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar.
PREM ROG 1982
Producer / Director Raj Kapoor’s yet another musical hit.
Main Hoon Prem Rogi … Suresh Wadkar
Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez ….Lata Mangeshkar – Suresh Wadkar
Ye Pyar Tha… Anwar – Sudha Malhotra
Ye Galiya Ye Chaubara …. Lata Mangeshkar
Meri Kismat Main Tu ….Lata Mangeshkar – Suresh Wadkar AND
Bhanware Ne Khilaya Phool.. Suresh Wadkar – Lata Mangeshkar (Songwriter Pandit Narendra Sharma)
Complete song is filmed in this Tulip Garden. “Prelude” of 32 seconds and the “filler” (from 1.01 to 1.44) are full of VIOLINS and GUITAR and humming. It has wonderful “dholak” rhythm. Both the interludes are excellently decorated with glimpses of VIOLINS, FLUTE, “aalaps” (Lataji) and SITAR. This lovely creation is rendered on high notes, by by Lata Mangeshkar and Suresh Wadkar. Song is shoot in Tulip Garden at Kukanhalf, Holland.
Producer / Director Harmesh Malhotra’s musical hit.
Main Teri Dushman ….Lata Mangeshkar (Super Hit Song)
Aaj Kal Yaad Kuchh …… Mohammad Aziz
Bhooli Bisari Ek Kahani …. Anuradha Paudwal AND
Tune Bechain Itna Jyada …Mohammad Aziz – Anuradha Paudwal (Songwriter Anand Bakshi)
An extremely melodious duet, typical LP stamped DHOLAK rhythm.
Ajay Poundarik Vadodara (Gujarat) INDIA.