Second Half Of Sixties, Hindi Film Music, Sovereignty Of Laxmikant-Pyarelal

It is remarkable achievement for the new comer music directors, Laxmikant-Pyarelal to achieve TOP spot in the span of over three years.

When the duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal started with “Parasmani” music in 1963, many big names like Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishan, Roshan, O P Nayyar, S D Burman, Madan Mohan, Ravi, Chitragupt, Hemant Kumar, etc were established music directors.

But Laxmikant-Pyarelal took on all the might of Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishan O P Nayyar, Roshan, Madan Mohan etc. The duo, Laxmikant-Pyarelal ruled the later half of 60s. Later maintained it, till the end of the century. It was the stunning ‘blow’ to all old, established music directors.

Listen to what Ameen Sayani / C. Ramchandra had predicted about the new, talented, proficient star music directors, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, in the following video clip.

In the second half of sixties (after 1965), Laxmikant-Pyarelal become the household name in hindi film music. It was like a TSUNAMI of songs from the duo. Honestly speaking Laxmikant-Pyarelal were primarily responsible for eliminating the dominance of the older music directors such as C. Ramchandra, Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishan, Madan Mohan, O.P.Nayyar, Ravi, Chitragupt, Roshan etc.

Second Half Of Sixties, Hindi Film Music, Sovereignty Of Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Have compared Laxmikant-Pyarelal, year wise, musical journey (musical hit films) with other contemporary music director’s prominent musical hit films from 1963 to 1969.  At the end of each year’s comparison statement I have also given the list of the songs, composed by  Laxmikant-Pyarelal, which appeared in Final Binaca Geetmala Standing. 

LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL 1963…

Dashing and Bouncy Start by Laxmikant-Pyarelal in their very first film “Parasmani

LP v/s “Other prominent musical” hits.. in 1963 

Shankar-Jaikishan:– –Profesor–Humrahi–Dil Ek Mandir

Roshan--Taj Mahal –Dil Hi To Hai

SD Burman--Bandini — Tere Ghar Ke Samane

Naushad--Mere MehaboobRamlal–Sehara

Ravi—Gumrah

Laxmikant-Pyarelal had just two films “Parasmani” and “Harishchandra Taramati”. These films were released in the third quarter of the year. 

Music director Roshan won the best music director award for “Taj Mahal” beating Naushad’s “Mere Mehboob” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Dil Ek Mandir”. 

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 15 Woh Jab Yaad Aaye Lata – Rafi..“Parasmani”

No 06 Hasta Hua Nurani Chehara,,,Lata – Kamal Barot ”Parasmani”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL …1964

Beginning of TWO Great & Big combos.

Mohammad Rafi & Laxmikant-Pyarelal “Dosti” Kishore Kumar & Laxmikant-Pyarelal “Mr X In Bombay

LP v/s Other prominent musical hits.. in 1964 

Shankar-Jaikishan:- –Aayi Milan Ki Bela—Raj Kumar—Sangam

Naushad:—Leader

Madan Mohan:- Woh Kaun Thi

OP Nayyar:—Kashmir Ki Kali

Ravi:- Door Ki Awaz

Roshan:- Chitralekha

Ramlal:- Geet Gaya Pattharone 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Aaya Toofan, Mr. X In Bombay, Sati Savitri, Sant Gyaneshwar and Dosti.

Filmfare Awards:- Nominations Madan Mohan (“Woh Kaun Thi”), Shankar-Jaikishan (“Sangam”) and Laxmikant-Pyarelal (“Dosti”). Laxmikant-Pyarelal won their, well deserved,  first-ever filmfare award for “DOSTI” .

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have some wonderful songs from “Harishchandra Taramati” which released in end of 1963.

No 30 Main Ek Nanha Sa .. Lata.. “Harishchandra Taramati”

No 26  Rahi Manwa ..Rafi..”Dosti”

No 21  Chahunga Main Tujhe..Rafi..”Dosti”

No 06  Mere Mehaboob Quyamat ..Kishore..”Mr X In Bombay”

Laxmikant-Pyarelal

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL….1965

Strong Bonding Of Two Combos Through “Lootera” Songs.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal & Lata Mangeshkar Laxmikant-Pyarelal & Anand Bakshi

LP v/s Other prominent musical hits in 1965

RD Burman:—Bhoot Bangala. 

Kalyanji-Anandji:— Himalay Ki God Main,– Jab Jab Phool Khile,–Saheli

Shankar-Jaikishan:— Professor, Aarzoo

Ravi:- —Khandan,—Waqt

SD Burman:– — Teen Deviyan, — 

Roshan:- Bhigi Raat

OP Nayyar:- Mere Sanam.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- —Lootera, —Shreeman Fantoosh, –Hum Sab Ustaad Hai, Boxer.

Music director Ravi won the best music filmfare award for “Khandan” beating Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Aarzoo” and Kalyanji-Anandji’s “Himalay Ki God Main”..

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

As happened in earlier years, this year too saw one film song attaining cult status in India. This song was- “Jyot se jyot jagaate chalo” from Sant Gyaneshwar.

No 29  Khudaya Mohabbat Na Hoti..Rafi…”Boxer”

No 25  Koi Jab Raah Na Paye..Rafi..”Dosti”

No 24  Neend Nigahon Ki ..Lata..”Lootera”

No 18  Ajnabi Tum Jane …Kishore ..”Hum Sab Ustad Hain”

No 04  Jyot Se Jyot Jagate Chalo…Lata-Mukesh “Sant Gyaneshwar”

No 02  Chahunga Main Tujhe….Rafi “Dosti” 

Laxmikant, Lata Mangeshkar & Pyarelal
Laxmikant-Pyarelal & Anand Bakshi

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…1966

Association of J Omprakash Laxmikant-Pyarelal, starts.

LP v/s Other prominent musical hits in 1966

Khayyam:– –Aakhri Khat

RD Burman:— Teesari Manzil, Pati Patni. 

Roshan:—Dadima,–Mamata

S D Burman:– Guide

Shankar-Jaikishan:- — Suarj,–Love In Tokyo

Madan Mohan:- –Mera Saya

OP Nayyar:-– Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi

Ravi:- —Dus Lakh, Do Badan 

Hemant Kumar:- –Anupama

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- –Mere Lal,–Aaye Din Bahar Ke,–Pyar Kiye Ja,–Aasra,–Sau Saal Baad,–Laadla,–Dillagi,–Chhota Bhai..–Naag Mandir. (All have top music).

By this year Laxmikant-Pyarelal started gaining the TOP position..all the songs of the films, released so far, are still popular.

Shankar-Jaikishan won the best music award for “Suraj” beating, S D Burman’s “Guide” and Ravi’s “Do Badan”

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 1966

No 26 Din Jawani Ki Char Yaar ..Kishore..”Pyar Kiye Jaa”

No 24 Gore Hathon Par Na Zulm ..Rafi..Pyar Kiye Jaa”

No 20  Payal Ki Jhankar Raste Raste..Lata..”Mere Lal”

No 14  Ye Aaj Kal Ke Ladake..Usha ,”Dillagi”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…1967

TSUNAMI of Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal Right On TOP

LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of 1967

Shankar-Jaikishan:- — Chhoti Si Mulaqat, –An Evening In Paris,– Around The World

R D Burman:- — Baharon Ke Sapane

S D Burman:– –Jewel Thief 

Ravi:– — Hamraaz

Kalyanji-Anandji:– –Upkar

Roshan:- –Bahu Begam, Noor-Jahan

Naushad:– –Ram Aur Shyam

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- –Milan, –Shagird, –Farz, –Patthar Ke Sanam, –Anita, –Night In London, –Jaal,– Taqdeer ( Have not considered the films like, Chhaila Babu, Milan Ki Raat, in which too, LP has given some beautiful songs)

It was an LP “wave”. “Weekly Binaca Geet Mala” was 70% flooded with LP songs…It was a CLEAN SWEEP..

I don’t think any of the music directors have given so many hits and quality songs in a particular year. .

 “FARZ” was the most successful golden jubilee hit movie which made Jeetendra a STAR.

Truly speaking 1967 belongs to Laxmikant-Pyarelal, they not only confirmed the Number One position in Hindi Film Music, but also consolidated it with a series of hits by one after another with variety.

After this victorious feat, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and success went together without a break or loss of continuity.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal won their second filmfare award for “MILAN”, beating Kalyanji-Anandji for “Upkar” and Ravi for “Humraz”.  

Now this was the time that Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music became an essential component of every successful film. Big banners, prominent producers and directors wanted LP to score them for their respective films.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 33 songs ) 

Songs of Milan, under the music direction of Laxmikant Pyarelal, took the nation by storm in the year 1967, and Binaca geetmala 1967 was no exception. 

No 33 Yeh Kali Jab Talk..Lata – Mahendra “Aaye Din Bahar Ke”

No 24 Maa Mujhe Apane Aanchal ..Lata..”Chhota Bhai”

No 23 Main Dekhu Jis Aur..Lata..”Anita”

No 21 Mera Yaar Bada Sharmila ..Rafi..”Milan Ki Raat”

No 17 Mubarak Ho Sabko..Mukesh..”Milan”

No 13 Mere Dushman Tu ..Rafi..”Aaye Din Bahar Ke”

No 07 Na Baba Na Baba..Lata..”Anita”

No 06 Hum Tum Yug Yug..Lata-Mukesh..”Milan”

No 01  Sawan Ka Mahina ..Lata- Mukesh..”Milan”

MILAN :: Winners, Nutan, Jamuna, A Subbarao, Laxmikant, Anand Bakshi & Pyarelal
“ANITA’ . Song Recording :: Laxmikant, Lata Mangeshkar, Pyarelal, actress Sadhna & Producer/Director Raj Khosla

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL ….1968

LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of 1968

Shankar-Jaikishan:– –Bramhachari,–Jhuk Gaya Aasman, –Mere Huzoor, –Shikar

Ravi:– –Neel Kamal,–Do Kaliyan, –Aankhe.

Kalyanji-Anandji:– –Saraswatichandra

OP Nayyar:– –Kahin Din Kahin Raat

RD Burman:- –Padosan

Usha Khanna:– Fareb

Sapan Jagmohan:- Teri Talash Main

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- –Mere Humdam Mere Dost, –Izzat, –Raja Aur Rank, –Baharon Ki Manzil, Spy in Rome.

It was a good musical competition between Shankar-Jaikishan  and Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs. LP’s songs have an edge because of the freshness of the music.

Although Shankar-Jaikishan wins the filmfare award for “Bramhachari”..beating Ravi’s “Aankhen” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Deewana”. 

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 32 Mast Baharon Ka Main ..Rafi.. ”Farz”

No 24 Chalkaye Jaam..Rafi.”Mere Humdum Mere Dost”

No 22 Bade Miyan Deewane..”Shagird”

No 20 Mehaboob Mere..Lata-Mukesh..”Patthar Ke Sanam”

No 16 Mera Naam Hai Chameli ..Lata..”Raja Aur Rank”No

14 Chalo Sajna ..Lata..”Mere Humdum Mere Dost”

No 11 Bata Du Kya Lana..Lata..”Patthar Ke Sanam”

No 01 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar..Lata..”Shagird”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…..1969

Beginning Of Kishore Kumar’s ERA

LP v/s Other Prominent Hits of the year 1969

Chitragupt:- –Vaasana, –Aulad

Shankar-Jaikishan:- –Kanyadan, –Prince

Kalyanji-Anandji:– — Suhag Raat,– Haseena Maan Jayegi, –Vishwas, –Mahal

R D Burman:- –Waris, –Abhilasha, –Pyar Ka Mousam.

Madan Mohan:– –Chirag

Naushad:– –Saathi, –Sangharsh.

O P Nayyar:- –Kismat, –Humsaya, –Sambandh

Ravi:– –Ek Phool Do Mali

S D Burman:- Aradhana

Roshan:– –Anokhi Raat


Laxmikant-Pyarelal..gave the music for as many as 17 films in the year 1969..and 90% of the songs composed were hit, memorable, melodious and are still popular…Even the “Aradhana” wave could not do much of the effect to LP’s songs…

Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s hits. — Aaya Sawan Jhum Ke, –Intequam, –Do Raaste, –Jeene Ki Raah, –Dharati Kahe Pukar Ke, –Satykam, –Sajan, –Pyasi Sham, –Jigari Dost, –Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool…

Laxmi-Pyare’s ‘CLEAN SWEEP’ continued for the third successive year. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s songs and films kept hitting the charts with regularity for coming 20 years and they were the safest bets to the producers, directors and the distributors to finance their films. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal wins their third filmfare award trophy for the super hit music for “JEENE  KI  RAAH”, beating, S D Burman’s “Aradhana” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Chanda Aur Bijli”. 

Kishore Kumar’s ERA has also now started. LP too gave a few good songs to KK this year. “Do Raaste”, (Khiza Ke Phool) “Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool”,(Jane Kaisa Hai Mera Deewana..with Asha),, “Satyakaam” (Zindagi Hai Kya,,with Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor)….. good melodies of LP with KK.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 31 Woh Kaun Hai ..Lata-Mukesh…”Anjana”

No 25 Mehabooba Mehabooba..Rafi..”Sadhu Aur Shaitan”

No 23 Resham Ki Dori..Lata-Rafi ..”Sajan”

No 22 Ruk Ja Jara …Lata..”Izzat”

No 19 Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke..Lata-Rafi..”Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke”

No 18 Badi Mastani Hai..Rafi..”Jeene Ki Raah”

No 16 Dil Mein Kya Hai..Lata-Rafi..”Jigri Dost”

No 12 Ek Tera Saath .Lata-Rafi..”Wapas”

No 09 Je Hum Tum Chori Se..Lata-Mukesh..”Dharati Kahe Pukar Ke”

No 06 Aa Mere Humjoli Aa..Lata-Rafi..”Jeene Ki Raah”

No 01 Kaise Rahoon Chup ,..Lata..”Intequam”

Laxmikant-Pyarelal arrived in Hindi film music in 1963, when most of the big names of the music directors were in top gears. Laxmikant-Pyarelal have no God Father to support. But the duo achieved  towering success, right from the day one, and became the most successful music directors of Bollywood Music.

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta (Georgia), USA. 10th September, 2020.

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ajaypoundarik

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 & AFGHANISTAN.

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  1. Not to forget They had a huge contribution in Himalay ki God mein and Jab Jab Phool Khile (credited in film titles) as arranger and asst. Music composer to Kalyanji Anandji & Bhoot Bangla for R D Burman.

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