SONGWRITERS and LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL

SONGWRITERS  &  LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal made the debut from the film Parasmani released in 1963. Songwriters like  Farooq Qaisar, Asad Bhopali, Indeevar penned the songs. The duo’s next films Harisihchandra Taramati, (1963), Sati Savitri, Sant Gyaneshwar, Dosti, Mr X In Bombay (1964) etc saw the big names of songwriters like National Poet Kavi Pradeep, Pandit Bharat Vyas, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Anand Bakshi, respectively. Since than Laxmikant-Pyarelal have worked with as many as 72 songwriters, till 1998.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal with Anand Bakshi (Top) and Majrooh Sultanpuri. 

Lyricists with Laxmikant-Pyarelal right from Parasmani 1963 to Deewana Mastana 1998.

Following of the five ‘unique‘ songs, considered for review. 

Kaifi Aazmi “Satyakam” 1969 zindagi hai kya’ (Kishore Kumar, Mukesh & Mahendra Kapoor)

Amit Khanna,  “Bhairavi” 1996 om namah shivay (Kavitha Krishnmurthy & Roopkumar Rathod)

RashtraKavee Pradeep, “Harishchandra Taramati” 1963suraj re’ (Hemant Kumar) 

Pandit Narendra Sharma “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” 1978  suni jo unke’ (Lata Mangeshkar)

Rajkavee Indrajetsingh Tulsi “Shor” 1972 ‘jeevan chalne ka naam (M Kapoor, Manna Dey, )

The major share is from none other than ANAND BAKSHI who have written songs for 302 films only for Laxmikant-Pyarelal with close to 1680 songs. 

Top SIX  Music Directors with Anand Bakshi, in terms of number of films.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal :: Anand Bakshi           302 films

R D Burman :: Anand Bakshi                             99 films

Kalyanji-Anandji :: Anand Bakshi                     32 films

Anu Malik :: Anand Bakshi                                 28 films

Rajesh Roshan :: Anand Bakshi                         17  films

S D Burman :: Anand Bakshi                              13  films

On those days, from 1964 to 1998, till date,  the most commonly and regularly aired sentence on the Radio Stations was  

गीतकार आनंद बक्षी और संगीतकार लक्ष्मीकांतप्यारेलाल …and the song starts…

A NUMBER ONE trio in Hindi Film Music. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have given the music for close to  500 films.  Anand Bakshi have written the songs for close to 600 films.  More than 60% of the total work of Laxmikant-Pyarelal is with Anand Bakshi.  More than 50% of the total work done by Bakshi Sahab is with Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

This “trio” of Laxmikant-Pyarelal & Anand Bakshi came for the first time in “Mr X In Bombay”…1964…(“mere mehaboob quyamat hogs” by Kishore Kumar)…all the songs of this film became immensely popular. This “trio” became into lime-light after Lata Mangeshkar’s songs of “Lootera”, 1966, Kishore Kumar’s “Shreeman Fantoosh”, 1966, J Omprakash’s “Aaye Din Bahar Ke”….BUT the “trio”  got the immense popularity through the songs of “Milan”, 1967 (sawan ka mahina’ ) …”Milan” songs storm the nation. In the same year musical hit “Night In London” (‘nazar na lag jaye’ and ‘bahosh-o-hawaas main deewana), Jeetendr’s musical super hit “Farz”..Rajashri’s “Taqdeer” … after that this “trio” never looked back…give series of hits after hits. It is not possible to give the entire list of 302 films of Anand Baxi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Later in sixties “trio’s songs from Sanjeev Kumar’s “Raja Aur Runk”, Dharmendra’s “Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke”, Rajendra Kumar’s “Anjana”, Rajesh Khanna’s ”Do Raaste”, Jeetendra’s “Jeene Ki Raah” and “Jigar Dost”, Manoj Kumar’s “Sajan” became hit. Witnessed many hits in seventies, mainly, Rajesh Khanna’s musical hits “Aan Milo Sajana”, “Haathi Mere Saathi”, “Prem Kahani”, “Roti”,”Anurodh”, “Dushman” etc….

Laxmikant, Anand Bakshi and Pyarelal.

Raj Kapoor’s “Bobby” and “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”, Jeetendra’s “Humjoli”, “Khilona”, “Banphoo”, Dharmendr’s “Jeeven Mrityu”, “Loafer”, “Raja Jani”, “Pratigya”, “Mera Gaon Mera Desh”,,etc…The list is endless. To add few Rajashree pictures “Uphaar” , “Piya Ka Ghar” ,”Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Sangam” “Karz” ..in eighties “Ek Duje Ke Liye”, “Asha”, “Rajput”, “Suhag” etc…in Nineties “Kalnayak”, “Saudagar”, “Hum” and “Khuda Gawah” Etc,.

There are many “hits” from this combo. It will be too long list. 

The second in the list is MAJAROOH SULTANPURI…Laxmikant-Pyarelal have worked with Majarooh in as many as 46 films their major musical hits includes Rajashree’s “Dosti”, “Mere Lal” (payal ki hanker taste taste’), Dharmendra’s “Mere Hamdam Mere Dost”, (1968), Saira Banu’s “Shagird” (1967)(dil bil pyar vyar) , Manoj Kumar’s “Patthar Ke Sanam”(1967), “Wapas” (‘ek tera saath’), “Dharati Kahe Pukar Ke” , V. shanaram’s Classic “Jal Bin Machhali Nitya Bin Bijali”.(1971), Amitabh-Jaya Starrer “Ek Nazar”, 1972, (‘patta patta buta buta’) “Abhinetri”, 1971, “Imtihan” (Kishore’s ruk jana nahin and Lata’s “roj sham aathi thi” ) and many more… 

Laxmikant, V Shantaram, Lata Mangeshkar, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Pyarelal.

RAJENDRA KRISHNA:- Laxmikant-Pyarelal have worked with Rajendra Krishna for, 20 films, includes many hit films “Pyar Kiye Jaa” (1966), “Ladla” (1966), Sadhana’s home production “Intequam” (Lata’s cabaret song ’Aa Jaan-E-Jaa’ ), 1968  and “Geeta Mera Naam” (1974), Dharmendra’s “Jwar-Bhata” and Sanjay Khan/Rakhi “Wafaa” in 1974. Sanjeev Kumar-Wahida Rahaman’s “Man Mandir” (1971), Sanjeev Kumar’s “Naya Din Nayi Raat” and “Shandar” in 1974, “Qatl” 1985. 

                                                   Pyarelal, Rajendra Kishan & Laxmikant

SAHIR LUDHIYANVI: Laxmikant-Pyarelal worked with Sahir for 7 films, the first time in 1968 for Dharmendra -Tanuja Starrer “Izzat” (‘ye din tum bin kahin), . Dharmendra – Waheeda starrer “Man Ki Aankhen” ( superb music) they also worked for B R Chopr’s “Dastaan”, 1972 and Yash Chopra’s “Daag” (mere dil mein aaj Kya hai ).”Deedar-E-Yaar” 1981. 

Extreme left Sahir Ludhianvi, Laxmikant and guest.

RAJA MEHDI ALI KHAN:- If I am to ask the best of Laxmikant-Pyarelal it is from these 3 films, Raj Khosla’s “Anita” and Bishwajeet-Mala Sinha’s “Jaal” both released in 1967. One of the outstanding compositions for both the films…Raj Khosla has decided to team up Laxmikant-Pyarelal with Raja Mehandi Ali Khan..But the sudden death of Raja Mehandi Ali Khan..has brought in Anand Baxi. 

PANDIT BHARAT VYAS..Associated with Laxmikant-Pyarelal for 5 films, two of the finest scores of the duo, “Sati-Savitri” and “Sant Gyaneshwar” both released in 1964. 

SANTOSH ANAND:- Manoj Kumar’s “Shor” (‘ek pyar ka nagame hai’), “Roti Kapada Aur Makan”, (main na bhulunga) “Kranti”. “Prem Rog”,”Pyasa Sawan” (Megha re Megah Re)  “Santosh”, “Tiranga”, “Surya” and many more. 16 films with the duo. 

VERMA MALIK:- 20  films together “Shor”, “Roti Kapada Aur Makan”,”Zinda Dil”,  “Kartavya”, Rajkumar Kohli’s “Nagin” & “Jani Dushman” and “Anhonee” (‘today’s sensational hit maine hothon pe lagayi to hungama ho gaya’) and many films. 

ASAD BHOPALI:- “Parasmani” (lata-rafi woh jab yaad aaye), 1963. “Roop Tera Mastana” (lata-kishore ‘dil ki baate dil hi jaane’), 1972, Kishore Kumar’s “Hum Sab Ustaad Hai” (Kishore classic ‘ajanabi tum jaane pehachane se), 1965. “Aaya Toofan” and “Boxer” both in 1964. 

JAVED AKHTAR:– In late eighties Laxmikant-Pyarelal worked with Javed Akhatar closed to 8 films, to produce mega hit songs for the films like “Mr India”, “Tezab” (‘ek do teen ..) and “Roop Ki Raani Choron Ka Raja”, “Jamai Raja” and “Narsinha” etc. 

Javed Akhtar, Laxmikant and Yash Chopra

FAROOQ QAISER:- Who wrote the first ever song of Laxmikant-Pyarelal Hasata Hua Nurani Chehara from “Parasmani”, 1963. He has also written two more songs for “Parasmani”. “Aaya Toofan” 1964, …after the gap of 22 years Farooq Qaiser worked for LP in “Hamara Khandan” 1986 and “Kudrat Ka Kanoon” 1988. 

GULZAR wrote the songs for Laxmikant-Pyarelal in Rajesh Khanna’s “Palkon Ki Chhaon Main” (lata classic, ‘koi mere mathe ki bindia saja de’ and Kishore’s ‘dakiya daak laya’ )and J P Dutta’s Dharmendra starrer “Ghulami” (lata-shabbir jihal-e-mushkil).

VASANT DEV: The famous Marathi poet wrote the songs for Laxmikant-Pyarelal for two films in Shashi Kapoor’s “Utsav” 1985(lata-asha classicman kyoun behaka and suresh wadkar’s ’sanz dhale’)  and Girish Karnad’s “Sur Sangam” 1986, an outstanding music for both the films. 

VITTHALBHAI PATEL:- “Bobby” (na mangu sona chandi”)

MANGESH  KULKARNI wrote for Nana Patekar’s “Prahar” 1991, (Suresh Wadkar classicdhadakan zara rook gayi hai’ and Mannade hamari hi mutthi main hai aasmaman

KAIFI AAZMI  wrote the songs for Hrishikesh Mukharjee’s Dharmendra – Sharmila starrer film “Satyakaam”, 1969, has some outstaning songs two solos by Lata (‘do din ki zindagi& ‘abhi kya sunoge) and one beautiful song sung by Mukesh, Kishore and Mahendra Kapoor (zindagi hai kya bolo)

SONG  – 1

Zindagi Hai Kya Bolo       “SATYAKAM”  1969

(Singers Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor / Songwriter Kaifi Aazmi)

“Satyakam” has powerful performances, well directed by Hrishikesh Mukharjee. Laxmikant-Pyarelal was working first time with Kaifi Aazmi and Hrishikesh Mukharjee. The song is well orchestrated with use of ACOUSTIC GUITAR with BONGA DRUM in rhythm.  MOUTH-ORGAN is well executed in the ‘interlude’. Filmed on Dharmendra – Sanjeev Kumar – Asrani.

RAM  BHARADWAJ ( Composer Vishal Bharadwaj’s father) also wrote for Laxmikant-Pyarelal in “Jurm Aur Saza” 1975 and “Zindagi Aur Toofan” 1978, with some superb songs.

ANJAN wrote some beatiful melodies for LP. “Badalate Rishte”, 1978, (Lata-Mahendra Kapoor ’s classicmeri sason ko jo mehaka rahi hai”.  “ Eeshwar”, “Sanjog” and many more..

AMIT  KHANNA: Penned the songs for Laxmikant-Pyarelal for his home production film “Bhairavi”, 1996..simply outstanding music. 

SONG  – 2

Om Namah Shivay   “BHAIRAVI”  1996

(Singer Kavitha Krishnmurthy – Roopkumar Rathod / Songwriter Amit Khanna)

Devotional song  awesomely rendered by Kavitha Krishnamurthy and Roopkumar Rathod.

HASARAT JAIPURI:– “Chhaila Babu” 1967 (rafi classic ’tere pyar ne muze ghum diya’ )  and Mukesh-Lata evergreen (kyon jhuki jhuki hai palaken) and “Aakhri Dao” 1976 and “Mohabbat Ki Aarzoo” 1994. 

TAJ  BHOPALI: Anup Kumar and Ashok Kumar’s “Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool” 1969..(Asha classic meharba mehaboob dilbar jan – e – man). and Kishore classic. ‘ab inko vote do’ 

GOVIND  MOONIS. “Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool” 1969, (Kishore-Asha all time hit jane kaisa hai mera deewana’).

S H BIHARI: “Pyar Jhukata Nahin” ( ’tumese mil kar na jane kyon’ ) and “Teri Meharbaniyan” 

MANOJ KUMAR in “Kranti” 

Shakeel Badayuni, Neeraj, Shahryar and Yogesh (One film each)

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have a privilege of working with National Poets like 

RASHTRAKAVI  PRADEEP  in “Harishchandra Taramati” (singer Hemant Kumar’ssuraj re jalte rehana’)

Pyarelal, Rashtrakavi Pradeep, Lata Mangeshkar and Laxmikant

SONG  – 3

Suraj Re Jalte Rehna   “HARISHCHANDRA  TARAMATI ” 1963.

 (Singer Hemant Kumar / Songwriter Rashtravee Pradeep)

All songs great, classical. It was second released film of Laxmikant-Pyarelal produced by B K Aadarsh (father of today’s famous film critics and film analyst Mr. Taran Aadarsh of Zee TV fame). It was a black & white mythological film with no star-cast, except Prithviraj Kapoor. BUT the song became extremely popular. It was a surprise package from Laxmikant-Pyarelal when their 1963 Diwali released “Parasmani” songs were still very much popular. 

PANDIT  NARENDRA  SHARMA  in “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” (title song) and 

“Prem Rog” (‘bhanware ne khilaya phool)

Manna Dey, Shashi Kapoor, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Pandit Narendra Sharma & Raj Kapoor.

 SONG  – 4

Suni Jo Unke Aane Ki Aahat   “SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDARAM” 1978  

(Singer Lata Mangeshkar / Songwriter Pandit Narendra Sharma)

This  song is a local ‘folk’  song from ‘Awadh’ area in Uttar Pradesh. Laxmikant-Pyarelal known for the best use of CHORUS. The song is melodiously composed by using CHORUS and Lataji’s sweet rendering.  This is the song which has no “interludes” tunes. But has tuneful ‘prelude’ of CHURCH ORGAN, CHORUS and Lataji’s wonderful “aalaps”. The song too has tuneful DHOLAK rhythm.

RASHTRAKAVI  INDRAJEETSINGH  TULSI in “Shor” (Mannade-Mahendra Kapoor “Jeevan Chalane Ka Naam”) and “Sauda” 

SONG  – 5

Jeevan Chalane Ka Naam        SHOR 1972

(Singer Mahendra Kapoor – Manna Dey – Shama Chitter  / Songwriter Indrajeetsingh Tulsi)

जीवन चलने का नाम चलते रहो सुबह ओ शाम   Beautiful melodious song. Very inspiring & motivating. Filmed on Manoj Kumar and Prem Nath. The song’s ‘prelude’ ‘interludes’ are excellently orchestrated with IRANI SANTOOR, ACOUSTIC GUITAR and symphony VIOLINS, synchronized with Bicycle BELL and RUBAB. Third ‘interlude’ awesomely instrumented with ACCORDION. Wonderful DHOLAK rhythm overlapping the CHORUS sound.

MAYA GOVIND in Ramamnd Sagar’s “Jalte Badan” 1972. 

SHIV KUMAR SAROJ “Naag Mandir” 1964  (khamosh zindagi ko aawaz de rehe ho)

Following lyricists also penned the songs for Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

AZIZ QAISIS “Dayavan” 1988 ( today’s sensational hit song aaj phir tumse pyar aaya hai”)

RAJESH MALIK:– “Tejaswini”

INDIVER:- “Parasmani” (rafi classic ‘roshan tumni se duniya’) 

GULSHAN BAWARA in “Phansi” (jab aati hogi yaad meri’ sulakshna – rafi duet) 

AMIR QUAZALBASH “Prem Rog” (meri kismat main tu nahin shayad

AARZOO LAKHANAVI  “Anita” 1967, (mukesh classic gore gore chand  ke mukh pe)

HASSAN KAMAL in “Batawara” and “Yateem” 

RAM AVTAR TYAGI in “Zindagi Aur Toofan” 1978 ( ek hasarat thi ki ..by Mukesh) 

SAMEER in “Kudrat Ka Kanoon” 

MUMTAZ RASHID in “Tejaswini” 

QAMAR JALALABADI in Ranadhir Kapoor and Rekha Starrer “Kachcha Chor” 1977

TAABISH ROMANI in “Mohabbat Ki Arzoo” 1994. 

KULWANT JAANI in “Mohabbat ki Aarzoo” 

KAFIL  AZAR in Dharmendra – Rekha starrer “Kartavya” 1978, (lata’s stunning song Doori Na Rahe Koi Aaj Itane”

HARI RAM ACHARYA in “Mehandi Rang Layegi” 

JAINENDRA JAIN in his home production “Janoo” 1985. 

SATYA PRAKASH “Jai Hind” 1999

RANI MALIK “Aatank” 1996

Famous Songwriter Shailendra was signed for “Dharti kahe Pukar ke”, being produced by a very good friend of Shahilendra, Pandit Deenanath Shastri  and was to work for first time with Laxmikant-Pyarelal. But due to sudden demise of Shailendra this did not happen and Majrooh was signed. It was a big loss to music lovers that Shailendra – Laxmikant-Pyarelal team did not happen. 

Compiled List
NAME OF THE SONGWRITERNUMBER OF FILMS DONE        NUMBER OF SONGS WORKED 
Anand Bakshi3021684
Majrooh Sultanpuri45229
Rajinder Krishan20113
Verma Malik2081
Anjaan1980
S. H Bihari1668
Santosh Anand1666
Hasan Kamaal1348
Sameer1343
Javed Akhtar742
Asad Bhopali1641
Sahir Ludhiyanvi735
Farooq Qaiser827
Bharat Vyas526
Indeevar1023
Hasrat Jaipuri617
Vasant Deo214
Gulzar311
Raja Mehdi Ali Khan311
Pt. Narendra Sharma29
Kavi Pradeep19
Ram Bhardwaj59
Gulshan Bawra39
Manoj Kumar39
Kaifi Azmi38
Rajkavi Inderjeet Singh Tulsi37
Rani Malik37
Amit Khanna17
Kulwant Jani, Shahenshah16
Sameer, Dev Kohli, Hasan Kamaal16
Jainendra Jain16
Indeevar, Brij Bihari15
(blank)55
Maya Govind25
Taj Bhopali25
Qamar Jalalabadi15
Aziz Qaisi24
Mangesh Kulkarni14
Sudarshan Faakir14
Hariram Acharya14
Kafil Azar24
Rajesh Malik24
Vitthalbhai Patel34
B. R Tripathi14
Salahuddin Parvez13
Majrooh Sultanpuri, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan13
Shri Mohan Pradeep13
Prayag Raj12
Traditional22
Neeraj12
Shakeel Badayuni12
Ram Avtar Tyagi12
Kulwant Jani22
Dev Kohli12
Mumtaz Rashid12
Rahi Masoom Raza12
Naqsh Lyallpuri11
Tabish Romani11
K. K Singh11
Arzoo Lakhnavi11
Murshid Hallauri11
Prem Pandit11
Kaifi Azmi & Sahir Ludhiyanvi11
Amir Minai11
Surdas11
K. K Verma11
Amir Khusro11
Jigar Moradabadi11
Traditional?11
Yogesh11
Amir Khusro, Anand Bakshi11
Shiv Kumar Saroj11
Amir Qazalbash11
Meerabai11
Govind Moonis11
Grand Total5032844

Ajay Poundarik

Atlanta (Georgia)

USA

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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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