Unforgettable Musical :: Basu Chatterjee :: Laxmikant-Pyarelal :: PIYA KA GHAR

The film was made under Rajshrii Films (produced by Tarachand Badjatya) and directed by Basu Chatterjee. It was it’s music that pulls the crowd into the cinema hall. It has also Jaya Bhaduri, fresh from the films like “Guide” & “Uphaar”, in lead roll with Anil Dhavan who was still struggling to establish himself.

“PIYA KA GHAR” have four excellently composed sweet and melodious songs. Three are filmed in the background. The “theme” song ‘yeh jeevan hai’ flows with the story of the film and it is the song of everybody’s choice. Still popular and one of the best of Kishore Kumar & Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

It is unfortunate that “PIYA KA GHAR” ends the musical association of Rajshri Films (Tarachand Badjatya) and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. It lasted for eight and half years and have given some of the best musical hits,,,”Dosti” (1964), “Taqdeer”(1967), “Jeevan Mrityu” (1970), “Uphaar” (1971) and “Piya Ka Ghar” (1972). All have fabulous music and STILL remains the best musical hits among all Rajashri Films.

1) YEH JEEVAN HAI…Kishore Kumar

The “theme” song of the films and flows in the background. The best use of ACOUSTIC GUITAR in entire song. Kishore Kumar have rendered special voice whenever he has sung for Laxmikant-Pyarelal. This song is ‘classic’ example and tells us what the combo of KK-LP means.

2) YEH JHULPH KAISI HAI…Lata Mangeshkar – Mohammad Rafi.

This song is also filmed in the background. SYMPHONY orchestra arrangements, in all the interludes

3) MERE PIYA KA GHAR HAI YE..Lata Mangeshkar

Powerful and touching words. Beautifully orchestrated with mellifluous “DHOLAK” rhythm. FLUTE, SAXOPHONE, VIOLINS are also wonderfully decorated in all the interludes.


“Prelude” of 60 seconds is full of VIOLINS. The song portrays Mumbai more optimistically and romantically. This song is no less, it is hidden GEM of composition in presence of the other “hit” songs of the film. Lovely song nicely rendered by Kishore Kumar with excellent and typical LP “DHOLAK” rhythm.

Ajay Poundarik. Atlanta ( Georgia ) USA

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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