MR. X IN BOMBAY, 1964. ::Memorable Premier Meet:: Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Anand Bakshi, Kishore Kumar

B Grade and Low Budget film but once again, the entire success of the film was carried away by Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s “MAGICAL MUSIC”. Music of “MR X IN BOMBAY, released in 1964, falls into this category. The film was directed by Shantilal Soni, starring Kishore Kumar and Kumkum in lead role with Madan Puri, Mohan Choti and Leela Mishra. Just to remind you that on those days Kishore Kumar was not a BIG name and used to work on B Grade Films. The film was average hit.

After creating a Magical Hits with Lata Mangeshkar (“Sati-Savitri”) and Mohammad Rafi (“Dosti”) it was now time for Kishore Kumar to create a vintage musical hit songs with Laxmikant-Pyarelal

It was for the FIRST TIME Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Anand Bakshi worked to gather. Later this combination went to create a history and worked for as many as 304 films / 1860 songs as record breaking ’trio’.

Laxmikant, Anand Bakshi & Pyarelal

It was for the FIRST TIME Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Kishore Kumar worked to gather. Later Kishore Kumar has sung as many as 402 songs under Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Laxmikant, Kishore Kumar & Pyarelal

A) Mere Mehaboob Quayamat Hogi…Kishore Kumar

Very emotional song. Beautifully orchestrated in western style orchestra arrangements, using GUITAR. “prelude” of 18 seconds full of symphony VIOLINS, ACCORDION and GUITAR. One Of The Best Ever Sad Songs Of Hindi Cinema. The personal favorite of Kishore Kumar himself.
This song has as many as SIX…. “FIRST-TIMES”..
1) The First Ever Song, Anand Baxi with Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
2) The First Ever Song, Kishore Kumar with Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
3) The First Ever Song, Anand Baxi with Kishore Kumar.
4) The First Ever Song, Anand Baxi Kishore Kumar & Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 5) The First Ever Song Of Laxmikant-Pyarelal filmed on Kishore Kumar as an actor. 6). The First Ever Song Of Anand Baxi filmed on Kishore Kumar as an actor.

B) Khoobsurat Haseena Jaan-E-Jaa. ..Kishore Kumar – Lata Mangeshkar.

Melodious and Romantic Duet in western style. Use of SAXOPHONE is mesmerizing. One of the top hit song.

C) Chali Re Chali Re Gori ..Kishore Kumar – Lata Mangeshkar.

Classical Romantic Sweet and Melodious Duet. Composed in the in Indian Classical Raag “BHAIRAVI”. Excellent use of “MATAKI”, “PAYAL”, “FLUTE” and “prelude”. Kishore Kumar singing rare Classical..

D) Aallah Kare Tu Hi Aaja Ye..Lata Mangeshkar

Beautiful ‘prelude’ orchestrated with VIOLINS, PIANO and awesome take off by Lataji. Unique ‘QAWWALI” style rhythm intermixed with CLAPPING. ‘Interludes’ are orchestrated with VIOLINS, FLUTE and GUITAR. This song is written by Asasd Bhopali.

E) Zulmi Hamare Sanwariyan O Ram..Lata Mangeshkar

38 seconds of ‘prelude’ with soft VIOLINS, FLUTE and beautiful Lataji’s AALAP. ‘Interludes’ are orchestrated with NANDASWARAM, FLUTE and VIOLINS. Typical Lata-LP “theka” song. A hit song of its time.

F) Ruk Jaa Rokata Hai Ye Deewana ..Kishore Kumar

Beautiful “Rock-N-Roll” style rhythm. Only Kishore Kumar can do the justice to such beautiful naughty song.

Ajay Poundarik

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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