Laxmikant-Pyarelal & Anand Bakshi Heterogeneity Of Songs For Kishore Kumar
Laxmikant-Pyarelal made banging as well as vigorous start through the music of Parasmani, released in the fourth quarter of 1963.
In the next year, 1964, after creating a Magical Hits with Lata Mangeshkar Sati-Savitri and Sant Gyaneshwar and Mohammad Rafi Dosti, it was now time for Kishore Kumar to create a vintage musical hit songs with Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Both Laxmikant and Pyarelal, relatively new, went to Kishore Kumar’s house with the song “tune”. Kishore Kumar was so happy to listen to the tune that he started telling everyone present in the house, his gardener, stewards, security guard that see these two boys (Laxmikant & Pyarelal ) has bring very sweet and memorable tune for me. That song was “Mere Mehaboob Quyamat Hogi”.
Memorable Primer Meet Of Kishore Kumar, Anand Bakshi & Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Eternal Classic Song “मेरे मेहबूब क़यामत होगी” “MR X IN BOMBAY” 1964
FIRST EVER SONG of Songwriter ANAND BAKSHI with LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL. Later this combo went on to work for 304 films with over 1680 songs,
FIRST EVER SONG of Singer KISHORE KUMAR with LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL . Later this combo went on to be associated with 402 songs.
The Combination of Anand Bakshi, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Kishore Kumar was involved in a total of 273 songs, including 103 of solo songs.
There are many films in which Kishore Kumar has sung 4 or more songs, involving Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Haathi Mere Saathi, Amir Garib, Roti, Aakraman, Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka, Anurodh etc
We are to highlight few of the best
Mere Mehaboob Quyamat Hogi …(Mr X In Bombay, 1964)… Sad Song
The song is based on raag Bhairavi and it starts with the beautiful “prelude” of 20 seconds with the glimpses of VIOLINS, ACCORDION, GUITAR and MANDOLIN.
Mere Naseeb Mein Ae Dost…. (Do Raaste, 1969) Emotional Song
The song is based on raag Yaman Kalyan. Kishore Kumar’s soft rendering and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s SYMPHONY style orchestra arrangements.
Vaada Tera Vaada …(Dushman, 1972 ) Mujra /Qawwali
Entire song has “qawwali” style DHOLAK / MATAKI rhythm. SANTOOR and SARANGI are well executed in the ‘interludes”. SARANGI is also used as filler in the “mukhada” to give Mujra touch to the song.
Mere Dwanepan ki bhi dawa nahin…. (Mehaboob Ki Mehandi, 1972) Romantic
This romantic song based on Raag “Tilang” starts with the ‘humming’ sound by Kishore Kumar. “Mukhada” is wonderfully synchronized by ‘filling’ SARANGI and FLUTE around Kishoreji’s melodious and romantic rendering. All the three ‘interludes’ have different type of tunes and orchestral arrangements.
Yeh Jeevan Hai …(Piya Ka Ghar, 1972) Anand Bakshi – writes ये ना सोचो इसमें अपनी हार है की जीत है ! उसे अपना लो जो भी जीवन की रीत है One of the finest songs from Kishore Kumar with Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai (Dost, 1974) This Song Means Be Positive Every Time Do Not Think Negative Any Time In Life. Life Will Be Happy. Pretty Philosophical Words Penned By Anand Bakshi. गाडी को देख कैसी है नेक अच्छा बुरा न देखे ! सब है सवार दुश्मन के यार सबको चली ये लेके !
Aadmi Jo Kehta Hai ….(Majboor, 1974) Anand Bakshi penned कोई भी हो हर ख्वाब तो अच्छा नहीं होता ! बहोत ज्यादा प्यार भी अच्छा नहीं होता
Aap Ke Anurodh Pe…. (Anurodh, 1977) Classical
Hypnotizing orchestra from Laxmikant-Pyarelal and stupefying rendering by Kishore Kumar. This mellifluous song is composed on Raag “Yaman Kalyan”.
Ek Ritu Aaye Ek Ritu Jaye…. Goutam Govinda, 1979 Soft Rendering
Exceptionally soft rendering by Kishoreji, many pathos. In the beginning of the song Laxmikant-Pyarelal used BICYCLE.
Om Shanti Om Karz 1980 Disco /Western
Spellbind, Huge and Enrich orchestra arrangements in western style, throughout the song. Despite Kishore Kumar’s usual shouts and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s boisterous orchestra, the melody part of the song is not lost.
Ye Dard Bhara Afansana Shreeman Fantoosh 1965
Laxmikant-Pyarelal was able to get the best output from Kersi Lord when he played the ACCORDION for this beautiful song.
ये दर्द भरा अफसाना, सुनले अनजान ज़माना जमाना
मैं हूँ एक पागल प्रेमी मेरा दर्द न कोई जाना
In the mid-sixties Kishore Kumar was passing through the lean period of his musical career. Laxmikant-Pyarelal composed some of the best songs for Kishore Kumar. This song is one of them. A beautiful GEM of a song from this combo. A song which shows Laxmikant-Pyarelal class and talent right in the beginning of their career. The entire song is woven around t“Haathi Mere Saathi”. he glimpses of ACCORDION. ACOUSTIC GUITAR, symphony VIOLINS are beautifully orchestrated in ‘interlude’ ‘prelude’ and ‘postlude’. Western style, ROCK N ROLL, rhythm.
Soi Ja Tara Mastana 1971
This is filmed on actor Mehmood and beautiful child artist Nain-Tara Dhanraj. Extremely melodious and emotional song with wonderful DHOLAK rhythm. The song is orchestrated with symphony VIOLINS, FLUTE and SANTOOR.
Chal Chal Mere Saathi Haathi Mere Saathi. 1971
Song that stormed the nation.
Kishore Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal & Anand Bakshi.
It was the peak period for film star RAJESH KHANNA, singer Kishore Kumar, the songwriter Anand Bakshi as well as the music director Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
A Huge Hit Song. Kishore Kumar’s voice is really refreshing enough and melodiously unmatched. Wonderful Orchestra Arrangements in particular the SAXOPHONE / CLARINET / TRUMPET is brilliantly executed to generate the Elephant Sound (roaring/trumpeting) with unique toe-stepping rhythm. The song is written by Anand Bakshi. “Haathi Mere Saathi” ranks high among the biggest ever hits of RAJESH KHANNA’s career. But the film ranks as a classic because it is still unequalled as the complete family fare in its genre for kids. It was the biggest hit ever made by a South producer in Hindi.
The film was released in the year 1971 in the month of May. A time for school /college vacations. A perfect time to catch the audience. It has celebrated the “SILVER JUBILEE” in almost every part of India.It was the very first film for writer SALIM-JAVED.. This pair took off from this film only.
Melodious, Sweet as well as very popular music pulled the crowd to the cinema hall.
Jaani O Jaani Jaani O Jaani Raja Jani 1972
The title track song is filmed in the background. Distinctively intoned by Kishore Kumar on western notes. Entire song is orchestrated on ACOUSTIC GUITAR, BASS GUITAR, WHISTLING, FLUTE and CHORUS on western notes. One of the best from Kishore Kumar and Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
Manchali Kahan Chali Manchali 1973
Romantic Song, orchestrated with ACOUSTIC GUITAR, GUITAR, VIOLINS and SAXOPHONE. The rhythm is BONGA DRUM.
Jaan-E-Chaman Jaan-E-Bahar Dulhan 1974
One more romantic song. Breezing melody with westernized orchestra arrangements.
Aate Jate Khoobsurat Anurodh 1977
Bakshi sahab has narrated the story of a man how he met the girl, what exactly has happened etc, in the form of a song.
Prem Ka Rog Laga Mujhe …. Do Premee 1980
Typical Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Kishore Kumar flavoured song. It is one of the rare devotional songs sung by Kishore Kumar. Filmed on Rishi Kapoor
Akela Gaya Tha Main … Rajput 1981
Rajesh Khanna still enjoying the song created by Bakshi Saab, LP and KK. Wonderful rhythm of Horse ‘Tappa’.
Zindagi Ek Latifa ……Amrit 1986
Beautifully penned by Bakshi Saab. Intelligent composition. Morality in lyrics and very impressive singing by legendary kishoreda.
Ajay Poundarik, Vadodara. 23rd May, 2021.