Champion Triumvirate Of Musical Hit Films J Omprakash & Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Champion Triumvirate Of Musical Hit Films   J Omprakash & Laxmikant-Pyarelal

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 “stars” of the film. That is why Laxmikant-Pyarelal became the first choice for any producer and directors..

Laxmikant-Pyarelal The First Choice for all:-

Music of Parasmani, Harishchandra Taramati in 1963, Sant Gyaneshwar, Dosti, Sati Savitri, Mr X In Bombay, Aaya Toofan, in 1964, Shreeman Fantoosh, Hum Sab Ustad Hai, Lootera, in 1965, Dillagi, Aasra, Mere Lal in 1966 etc became popular. Music of “Dosti” put Laxmikant-Pyarelal in the top music directors rank. 

In the second half of the sixties (after 1965), Laxmikant-Pyarelal became the household name in hindi film music. It was like a TSUNAMI of songs from Laxmikant-Pyarelal and were primarily responsible for eliminating the dominance of the older music directors. Many big names in film making started replacing their regular music directors and preferred Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

Laxmikant Pyarelal with Dharmendra, Raj Kapoor & J Om Prakash, Mohan Saigal

Producer/Director C V Sridhar was the first to replace Shankar-Jaikishan (“Dil Ek Mandir”) and signed Laxmikant-Pyarelal for his next film “Pyar Kiye Jaa”, released in 1966. In the same year another big name in film making, J. Om Prakash, replaced Shankar-Jaikishan (“Aas Ka Panchhi”, 1961 and “Aayee Milan Ki Bela”, 1964) and signed Laxmikant-Pyarelal for “Aaye Din Bahar Ke”, starring Dharmendra – Asha Parekh, 1966. Musical Hit film “Aaye Din Bahar Ke” became the first film of Laxmikant-Pyarelal, with big ‘stars’. 

The long lasting association of J Om Prakash with Laxmikant-Pyarelal started in 1966 through the musical hit “Aaye Din Bahar Ke” and lasted, 22 years, till “Agnee” 1988.  

J Om Prakash has made a total of 23 films of which 12 films have the music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Most of the films involving the Triumvirate, are musical hits. 

J. Om Prakash’s Film’s Names Always Starts With Word  A, अ, आ 

J Omprakash & Laxmikant-Pyarelal Films:– 

Aaye Din Bahar Ke 1966

Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke 1968

Aan Milo Sajana 1971 

Aakraman 1975

Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka 1977

Apnapan 1977

Aasha 1979

Aas Paas 1981

Apna Bana Lo 1982

Arpan 1983 

Aap Ke Saath  1986

Agnee 1988

Binaca Geetmala:-

Many songs from almost all the films of this triumvirate did appear in the weekly countdown program. But in the final total 13 numbers of Binaca Geetmala final songs of J Om Prakash with music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal, appeared in Binaca Geetmala annual programm. 

1) Achchha To Hum Chalate Hai..Lata-Kishore.. ”Aan Milo Saja” Number – 2, 1971

2) Aadmi Musafir Hai..Lata-Rafi.. ”Apanapan” Number – 2 , 1978 .                                                                                           

3) Sheesha Ho Ya Dil..Lata. ”Asha” Number – 3, 1980

The orchestra arrangements in “preludes” and “interludes” used to be the assets of the songs composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. It would be more proper to listen to the songs  after reading the write up, explaining peculiarities, for each of the songs, you will enjoy it more.

All The Songs Are Written By ANAND BAKSHI. 

Aaye Din Bahar Ke     1966

This film was Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s first film with Big Stars. DharmendraAsha Parekh. The film was a musical hit. All the songs are melodiously composed. This film was the beginning of a long lasting association / partnership with JOP/LP.

-Ai Kash Kisi Deewane Ko…(Lata-Asha)

-Ye Kali Jab Talak…(Mahendra Kapoor – Lata)

-Phoolon Se  Mukhde Wali…(Rafi)

-Mera Mehaboob Hai Bemisal…(Lata)  

-Mere Dushman Tu Meri Dosti Ko Tarse  …(Rafi)

-Suno Sajna Papihe Ne    (Singer Lata Mangeshkar)

Mesmerizing ‘prelude’ of 25 seconds starts with Birds TWEET and Lataji’s AALAPS. Beautiful take off rendering सुनो सजना पपीहे ने। First ‘interlude’ is awesomely orchestrated with SANTOOR (Played by Pandit Shivkumar Sharma), FLUTE (Played by Pandit Hariprasasd Chaurasiya) and VIOLINS.  Second and third ‘interludes’ also orchestrated with  SITAR, FLUTE and VIOLINS but in different notes. It has an excellent DHOLAK / TABLA ‘rhythm. Another beauty of the song is “PAUSE”..enjoy it at the end of each ‘antara’.

Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke   1968

Another musical hit, once again Dharmendra-Asha Parekh in the lead role. 

-Badra Chhaye, (title song)…(Lata-Rafi)

-Ye Shama To Jali…(Rafi)

-Bura Mat Suno…(Rafi)

-Majhi Chal O Majhi Chal (Rafi)

-Rama Duhai…(Lata)

-Main Ek Haseena…(Asha).

-Saathiya Nahi Jana        (Singer Lata Mangeshkar-Mohammad Rafi)

This melodious romantic duet starts with zero prelude. Beautiful ‘punjabi’ folkish style composition. Interludes are mellifluously orchestrated with FLUTE, VIOLINS, SANTOOR and SITAR with different tunes. Third interlude has additional instruments SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM. An accordant DHOLAK / TABLA rhythm  

Aan Milo Sajana     1971 

Third successive musical hit from the the triumvirate of J Om Prakash and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. It has Rajesh Khanna – Asha Parekh – Vinod Khanna in the lead role.

— Achha To Hum Chalte Hai …. Kishore-Lata    (The most popular song )

— Jawani O Deewani Tu Zindabad …. Kishore

— Tere Karan Mere Sajan …. Lata  

Falak Se Tod Ke Sitare Log Laye Hai …. Rafi        

– Palat Meri Jaan …. Asha Bhosle

Ab Aan Milo Sajna      (Singer Lata Mangeshkar- Mohammad Rafi).                                              Once again ‘punjabi’ folkish style composition. The Super En-Rich Orchestra. The song starts with an ensorcelling ‘prelude’ of MATAKI, mixed with GHUNGROO BELLS, Rafi’s TAAN and a stupefying display of SITAR (Played by Ustad Rais Khan). Interludes are orchestrated with FLUTE, VIOLINS and SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM. In addition to SANTOOR, FLUTE, the CHORUS sound is the second interlude beautifully instrumented. Third interlude will hypnotize the listeners with the CLAPPING ( ताली ) used with DHOLAK / TABLA  in the ‘rhythm’. Another beauty of this song is TAAN rendered by Rafi sab and Lata ji, in all “mukhadas” and the ACOUSTIC GUITAR and CHORUS used as a filler. Finally the postlude is awesomely instrumented. The song is excellently filmed in the village location. 

Aakraman      197

Rajesh Khanna-Sanjeev Kumar-

Fauji Gaya Jab Gaon Mein….(Kishore)

Dekho Veer Jawano …(Kishore)

Wo Ek Haseen Ladki …(Kishore)

-Yeh Mousam Aaya Hai     (Singer Lata Mangeshkar-Kishore Kumar)

Mellifluently orchestrated ‘SYMPHONY’. Mind-Boggling prelude of 48 seconds, full of SYMPHONY orchestra starts with FLUTE, enthralling take off of VIOLINS, at 06.  VIOLINS, CHURCH-BELL, CELLOs are awesomely overlapped with male CHORUS sound. And what a take off, through AALAP by Kishoreda, at 0.32, synchronizing with the sound of CHURCH-BELL. Beautiful start by Kishoreji ये मौसम आया है…at 0.48. At 1.24 Kishoreji’s rendering is wonderfully surrounded by symphony VIOLINS. Throughout the song, the surround sound of VIOLINS is mellifluously orchestrated. Interludes also have a SITAR display intermixed with VIOLINS. Lataji enters after two ‘mukhadas’. Third There is singing as well as ‘rhythmic’ ‘pause’ in all the ‘antaras’..Third interlude is Lataji’ AALAPS synchronized with VIOLINS.  Her singing is awesomely overlapped by chorus, at the end. 

Apnapan     1977

Jeetendra – Sulakshna Pandit

-Is Duniya Mein Jeena Hai    Lata Mangeshkar – Kishore Kumar

-Somwar Ko Hum Mile …     Sulakshana Pandit  – Kishore Kumar

Aadmi Musafir Hai ….(Singer Lata Mangeshkar- Mohammad Rafi)

One of the most popular song giving preaching. Beautifully penned by Anand Bakshi. 32 seconds of ‘prelude’ is composed by GHUNGROO BELLS, VIOLINS and HARMONIUM.The ‘rhythm’ has DHOLAK synchronized with GHUNGROO BELLS.Interludes are instrumented with SANTOOR, FLUTE, CLERANATE, VIOLINS and HARMONIUM. Song is filmed on Sudhir Dalvi and Nivedita Joshi. 

Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka     1977

It was an average hit with some melodious songs. Rajesh Khanna Zeenat Aman

– Tera Dil Kya Kehta Hai ….Kishore

– Mashriq Mein Jo Aaye….Kishore

– Mere Gore Gaalon Ka….Lata

– Main Ashiq Houn Baharon  Ka….Kishore

– I am In Love You Are In Love       (Singer Lata Mangeshkar-Kishore Kumar)

Melodious duet.  38 seconds of ducet  “prelude” starts with GUITAR synchronised with MOUTHORGAN and Lataji’s AALAPS.  Lataji’s awesome take off at 1.37. आय ऍम इन लव ssss         यु आर इन लव sssss. 19 seconds (1.54 to 2.13) of singing ‘pause’ filled with resonant  “orchestra”, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, ‘finger pinch’, CLAPPING ( ताली ), mesmerizes the listeners. BRASS instruments withVIOLINS are orchestrated in the first interlude. Second interlude is full of ACCORDION, MOUTHORGAN, SANTOOR, MANDOLIN, BRASS instruments and VIOLINS. Third interlude is full of VIOLINS, ACCORDION,  Lataji’s AALAPS. The song has the tuneful “rhythm” of BONGO DRUM synchronised with DAF.  

Aasha         1979   

Musical hit. Jeetendra-Reena Roy-Rameshwari. 

Sheesha Ho Ya Dil Ho….Lata  (Top Hit Song)

Dhak Dhak Se Dhadakna ….Rafi

Tune Muze Bulaya….Rafi – Asha – Chanchal

Jane Hum Sadak Ke ….Rafi

Aashaon Ke Sawan Mein.  (Singer Lata Mangeshkar- Mohammad Rafi)

Mellifluous duet. Extremely melodious song. Tuneful ‘rhythm’. Awesomely orchestrated with VIOLINS, ACCORDION and CHORUS.  The best part of this song is the ‘OVERLAPPING’ singing / rendering of Lata Mangeshkar – Mohammad Rafi as well CHORUS. Filmed on Jeetendra and Reena Roy. 

Sheesha Ho Ya Dil Ho (Singer Lata Mangeshkar)

20 seconds of ‘prelude’ is full of Latajis honeyed AALAPS. Brilliant take off…शीशा हो या दिल हो …She gives 3 seconds of singing ‘pause’  for symphonious DHOLAK rhythm. First and Second interludes are orchestrated with an ACCORDION. Third interlude has a solo display of VIOLIN. Another beauty of this song is ‘singing’ and ‘rhythmic’ pauses. This beautiful song is filmed on Reena Roy singing this song on stage. 

Aas Paas     1981

Dharmendra-Hema Malini starer yet another musical hit. 

Humko Bhi Gham Ne Mara…..Lata

Mein Phool Bechti Hoon...Lata

Shehar Mein Charcha Hai…Lata-Rafi

Tu Kahin Aas Paas Hai Dost…..Rafi (Rafi’s last song of his career)

Dariya Mein Phenk Du Chabi    (Singer Lata Mangeshkar-Kishore Kumar)

Typical Laxmikant-Pyarelal flavored sweet as well as melodious duet. 

Arpan     1983

Jeetendra-Parveen Babi-Reena Roy. 

Pardes Ja Ke Pardesiya …(Lata)

Tauba Kaise Hai Nadan ….(Lata)

Mohabbat Ab Tijarat …(Anwar)

Teri Meri Shadi Hogi ..(.Lata-Kishore)

Likhane Wale Ne Likh Dale   (Singer Lata Mangeshkar-Suresh Wadkar)

Wedding song, Punjabi’ flavored ‘folkish’ song.  An extremely melodious duet. ‘Punjabi’ flavored 60 seconds of euphonic ‘prelude’ of DHOLAK rhythm, MANDOLIN, SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM, CLAPPING, (ताली) CHORUS enthralls the listeners. Interludes are aslo decorated by using above mentioned musical instruments. Filmed on Sudhir Dalvi and Parveen Babi. 

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta (Georgia) USA. 7th April, 2020.

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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. Actually, those were the days when every music lover was waiting for this combination to produce/release a film . Music was always outstanding even all the songs of a film were hit though each film has 7 to 8 songs. I think Mammohan Desai & Subhash Ghai are other prominent successful directors who were equally credited to L P music. Very good write up.

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  2. All superlative adjectives will not be able to give justice to this presentation. Simply mindblowing. Greatest work with stunning inputs. Loved it.😀

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