Rishi Kapoor and Laxmikant-Pyarelal Phenomenal Anthology Of Music

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. 

Recording of “Bobby” Song. Raj Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Rishi  Kapoor and Shailendra Singh.


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 “Sargamtops the chart in 1980. Spot Number two for Chabi Kho Jaye from “Bobby” in 1973. Spot Number twoParda Hai Parda’ from “Amar akbar Anthony” in 1977. Again Spot Number two Om Shanti Om fromKarz” 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.

BOBBY  1973

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…


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.  


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.

SARGAM   1979                                                                                                        

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. 

NAGINA   1986

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. 

By Ajay Poundarik

I am a Mechanical Engineering Graduate. Boiler Proficiency Engineer. Deeply In Love With Hindi Film Music When I Was Eight Years Of Age, Since 1963. I Have A Liking For All Contemporary Music Directors Compositions. I Am A Fan Of Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music. I Have Grown-Up By Listening To Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music. I 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 for Twenty Years & AFGHANISTAN One Year.

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