Laxmikant-Pyarelal is the name that needs no introduction in the field of Hindi Film Music or Hindustani Music.

The name represents an archive of hit film music that was churned out, non-stop, right from 1963 till the end of the century.  LP, Laxmikant-Pyarelal were amongst the few Hindi Film Music Directors of the good old yesteryears who were active right till the end.

Both Laxmikant and Pyarelal Coming from Very Poor Family Background have achieved the highest feat in Hindi Film Music.

When the discussion about the film comes one always feel that any movie is remembered because of its songs only. It is recognized by its music only. The film music is the heart of the any film.

It is known fact that Laxmikant-Pyarelal have dominated the Hindi Film Music from 1963 to 1998. Apart from that LP were consistent throughout.

There are very few personalities in the Hindi Films who were persistently active for more than 35 years and most of them have been awarded by prestigious “Dadasaheb Phalke Award”.. ..Raj Kapoor, V Shantaram, L V Prasad, K Vishwanath, Amitabh Bachchan, Yash Chopra, Gulzar, Pran, Manoj Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar …But in the Film Music Direction, it is ONLY Laxmikant-Pyarelal have worked for 35 non-stop years by giving various types of Mass Appealing music for the Indians.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal certainly deserves prestigious “DADASAHEB PHALKE AWARD”..

The duo has given some remarkable music in past and had maintained the consistency for about 35 years which itself is great feat. Since 1963 till date the name Laxmikant–Pyarelal is the house hold name. Laxmikant–Pyarelal has won as many as seven filmfare awards but they could have won even more than that. Apart from 7 Filmfare trophies, Laxmikant-Pyarelal were nominated for 18 films. The films like, Do Raaste, Shor, Bobby, Daag, Ek Duje Ke Liye, Utsav, Tejab, Sur Sangam, Khalnayak etc deserve to win the best music award, which they narrowly missed, for the respective years.

The duo has given all type of variety of music/songs whether it Classical, Folk, Westernized, Cabaret, Mujra, Devotional, Qawwali, Lori, Ghazal, Patriotic  or Disco. Most of the songs composed by them were catchy, melodious and was liked by all classes. The songs composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal were used to become most popular in most of the villages of India. 

Most of the songs composed by them were catchy, melodious and was liked by all classes. Songs composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal are so popular even today that they are rendered in marriages and functions by changing a few words here and there.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs are available for all the Indian festivals, including Eid, Easter and Christmas. Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs are for all generations. Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs are available for any situations. If any Radio station starts playing Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs 24 hours X 7 days, none of the songs will be repeated. Such an enormous quantity of popular songs with quality, variety and melody, as well.Unfortunately, there is no any media support for Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have a dominance in the most popular radio programme “Binaca Geetmala”, in sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties, the weekly countdown programme broadcast by radio Sri Lanka, then.

Moreover the Laxmikant–Pyarelal have worked with most of the “Dadasaheb Phalke Award” winner filmmakers. For instance V. Shantaram (Jal Bin Machhali Nritya Bin Bijlee…), Raj Kapoor (Bobby, SSS and Premrog), Manoj Kumar (Shor and many more), Yash Chopra (Daag), B. R. Chopra (Dastaan), L V Prasad (Milan, Jeene Ki Raah and many more), K Vishwanath (Sargam, Sur Sangam and more), K Balachander (Ek Duje Ke Liye), Shashi Kapoor (Utsav), Hrishikesh Mukharjee (Satyakam). Manoj Kumar (Shor), Amitabh Bachchan (Amar Akbar Anthony), Vinod Khanna (Imtihan). Moreover the Laxmikant–Pyarelal have also worked with all the topmost Producers and Directors of their time.

For instance Raj Khosla (Anita, Mera Gaon Mera Dehj, Do Raaste and many more), Manmohan Desai (Amar Akbar Anthony and many more), Rajshri Productions ( Dosti, Taqdeer, Uphar and Piya Ka Ghar and many). Ramanand Sagar (Charas and more), Subhash Ghai (Karz, Hero and many more), Shekhar Kapoor (Mr India), David Dhavan (Diwana Mastana). Just to add few more J. Omprakash, Mohan Kumar, Shakti Samanta, Satyen Bose, Dalal Guha, Raja Nawathe, Shreedhar, Raghoonath Zalani, Babubhai Mistry, Vijay Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt, Rahul Rawail, Brij, Vijay Anand, Darasingh, Rajkumar Kohli, Rajkumar Santoshi, Nitin Mohan, Mehul Kumar, Raj Kanwar Satish Kaushik etc…The list includes the great Producers and Directors of yesterday’s and today’s.

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 songs of their respective films were super duper hit and are still popular even though some of them are more than 50 years old.

It is not easy to maintain the consistency in this field. But Laxmikant-Pyarelal were able to do it so, for more than 35 years since their emergence with the super hit music of “Parasmani” in 1963. No any other music director is able to do so.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal had maintained the popularity of their songs  


In SIXTIES (1963 to 1969) and gave tough challenges to old horses like Shankar-Jaikishan, O P Nayyar, Madan Mohan, Roshan, Ravi, Chitragupt, Hemant Kumar, S D Burman etc. and conquered Number ONE position in the year 1967.

In SEVENTIES (1970 to 1979) Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s position remain unaffected, maintained number ONE position but this time LP’s  competitors were, R D Burman, Kalyanji-Anandji,  Ravindra Jain, Rajesh Roshan, Khayyam etc.

In EIGHTIES (1980 to 1989) Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s position still remained the same, maintaining number ONE position but this time the challenges were  from Bappi Lahiri, Rajesh Roshan, Khayyam, Anand Milind and to some extent R D Burman (till 1985).

In NINETIES (1990 to 1998) Laxmikant-Pyarelal were right on top till 1994. But this time LP’s competition was with New generation music directors like, Anu Malik, Anand-Milind and Nadeem-Shravan.

Their music had a magic to the extent that even non-star cast films like Dosti, Sant Gyaneshwar, Lootera, Farz, Wapas, Bobby, Jal Bin Machli.., Ek Duje Ke Liye, Hero, Sur Sangam, Prem and many more became successful because of the good music.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s  film music was not limited to the song. But their background music used to be an asset for most of the film. LP’s songs orchestra arrangement is nothing short of celestial symphony, which a has classic extensions blending it to Indian music.

Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar died on 25th May, 1998. The Long Playing record breaking friendship / partnership came to an end. Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma is still active in performing live shows all across the world. Very recently Pyarelalji have designed a SYMPHONY , named “Om Shivam” which was very well appreciated in GERMANY.  Please watch the standing ovation being given by Germans. (Last Two Minutes Standing Ovation) . Don’t forget to watch

TWO MINUTES Standing Ovation for Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma in Germany

Just to highlight few of their achievements.

—Consistent throughout 35 years.

—Gave the music according to the change of time and situation demand (1963 to 1998) 

—Delivered maximum Popular and HIT songs for Hindi Film Music.

—Dominance in Binaca Geetmala

—7 Filmfare Trophies with maximum Nominations

—35 films with Golden Jubilee

—75 films with Silver Jubilee.

—Composed over 2850 songs, close to 500 films.

Outstanding contribution by Laxmikant-Pyarelal in Hindi Film Music. 


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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.


  1. Nothing more needed to be written in this regard. If, still, nobody related to DADA SAHEB PHALKE AWARD can understand the value of LAXMIKANT PYARELAL, it is the loss of the country and not of L P. Let us hope the best. Congrats to you for taking such a pain.HAPPY HOLI to you and your family.


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