Laxmikant-Pyarelal at their ‘melodious’ best. UPHAAR 1971

 Laxmikant-Pyarelal at their ‘melodious’ best. UPHAAR 1971

Laxmikant-Pyarelal in supreme form in early seventies and now most of the big/small producers & directors wanted to have music for their respective films, to be scored by none other than Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

It is also to be noted that looking back at the tremendous success of the earlier non-starcast, musical hit films, many of the BIG names also started making non-starcast films with the music by number one music director, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, then. “UPHAAR” is such a musical hit film. 

“UPHAAR”, released in December, 1971, was produced by Rajshri Productions (Tarachand Badjatya), now BIG name, directed by Sudhendu Roy. It was based on a story by Ravindranath Taigore

Uphaar is one wonderful film relating the story of a young village girl who is still a little kid by heart. It has many unknown actors and actresses. Jaya Bhaduri was not a star then, it was her second film after “Guddi” (October, 1971). Swaroop Dutt was a new /unknown hero. Laxmikant-Pyarelal music and the songs flow with the theme of the story of the film. 

In the early seventies, during the peak wave of Kishore Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal gave some of the best songs for Mohammad Rafi to sing. “UPHAAR” song ( main ek raja houn) is one of them. 

One can imagine the output of Laxmikant-Pyarelal with Mohammad Rafi when out of 379 songs sung by Mohmmad Rafi under the LP, 254 songs were recorded during the peak wave of Kishore Kumar (post “Aradhana”) that too without affecting the ‘giant’ popularity of Kishore Kumar. 

It has extremely sweet and melodious FOUR songs. Special mention has to be made for the melodious background music of Laxmikant-Pyarelal in the film. The film was a musical HIT. 

Anand Bakshi has written all the songs of ‘UPHAAR’.

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.

1) MAIN EK RAJA HOUN…Mohammad Rafi.

“Prelude” of 27 seconds comprises of VINA and SANTOOR and Mohammad Rafi’s beautiful take off (main ek raja houn) is just brilliant. Extremely Soft and Melodious ROMANTIC song composed in the “raag” ‘ BAIRAGI’. Use of the BONGO drum in “Toe Stepping Rhythm” intermixed with SANTOOR is ear-pleasing. Use of FLUTE , ACOUSTIC GUITAR, SANTOOR and SITAR and other string instruments are mellifluously executed in the song. In early seventies Mohammad Rafi was almost forgotten but it was only Laxmikant-Pyarelal gave some of the finest songs to Rafi. This is one of them. It was a “Binaca Geetmala Hit song”.

2) HATHON MEIN MEHNDI..Lata Mangeshkar.

The perfect wedding song, sweet and melodious, as well. Excellent “prelude”, starting from 0.41 to 1.14 This song is a ‘folk’ showing traditional Rajasthani “ KATHPUTLI”. HAND DRUMS and the “BOLI” / “SHRUTTI” (This is a musical instrument made of two thin and small bamboo strips which have a reed in between and produces a sharp sound by blowing air in and out on it) are beautifully decorated in the orchestra to give the traditional “FOLK” touch. Lata Mangeshkar has brilliantly synchronized her voice with Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s orchestra arrangements.


Another extremely melodious composition. Excellent “prelude”, mesmerizing “Interludes” comprises SITAR, VIOLA, VINA, FLUTE with wonderful “DHOLAK” rhythm and soulful singing. Singer Mukesh is at his melodious best. Very Good Song for Aspiration.


All the traditional Indian Classical Instruments, SITAR, VINA, SHEHANI, SARANGI, SAROD,etc are wonderfully used in this very sweet song. “DHOLAK” rhythm is awesome. Lata Mangeshkar always sounds extremely melodious under the Laxmikant-Pyarelal. This song proves that.

“UPHAAR” songs are extremely melodious, different types of composition and are still refreshing. A must Album for all Laxmikant-Pyarelal music lovers. 

Ajay Poundarik

Yash Chopra’s “DAAG” 1973, FIRST Musical with Laxmikant-Pyarelal

As a Director Yash Chopra has given many musical hits under the banner of B.R Films, owned by his brother B.R.Chopra. In 1973 Yash Chopra opted to come out of B R Chopra banner and form ”YASH RAJ FILMS”. Yash Chopra wanted to get the Top Stars and Top Names for his maiden film ”DAAG”, as a Producer and the Director. 

1983. Laxmikant-Pyarelal with Yash Chopra. For Receiving GOLDEN DISC for the sell of the Music of Subhash Ghai’s HERO

To start with YASH RAJ Films first ever film, producer and director Yash Chopra wanted to utilize the ‘best’ artists available then. 

Rajesh Khanna was in supreme form in early seventies, he along with Sharmila Taigore, Rakhi were the stars of the film. 

LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL, in top gears, form 1967,  got the honor of the first music director for ”YASH RAJ FILMS”. Yash choose his favorite lyricist Sahir Ludhiyanvi to penned the songs.

Lata Mangeshkar has sung five songs in the film.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal were nominated for the best music directors for “DAAG” along with Raj Kapoor’s “BOBBY” in 1973.. Sadly, none of these films got the best music director award, in spite of an outstanding music for both the films. 

After the thumping success of musical hit film ”DAAG”,Yash Chopra wanted Laxmikant-Pyarelal to score the music for his next film ”KABHI KABHI”.  But Laxmikant-Pyarelal were very busy with some other projects. 

It is an UNFORTUNATE….that Yash Chopra’s First Musical Hit Film “DAAG” became the FIRST and LAST film for Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

If you compare all Yash Raj Films Musical score, DAAG remains top sellers and also the best. 

An outstanding/evergreen/ever-fresh music of ”Daag” is still popular. 

Mere Dil Main Aaj Kya  Hai   Kishore Kumar

लाजवाब, सुमधुर, कर्णप्रिय एवं बेहद रोमांटिक गाना। Mesmerizing Orchestra arrangements..IRANI SANTOOR (played by Pt Shivkumar Sharma) & GUITAR (played by Gorakh Sharma)  are brilliantly executed in the entire orchestra of the song. 

The song starts with “zero” ‘Prelude”…First ‘Interlude’ starts with IRANI SANTOOR at 0.42…with brilliant overlapping sound effect and ends at 1,00. The second ‘Interlude’ starts at 1.46 and listen how mellifluously IRANI SANTOOR have been played till 1.58…The third ‘Interlude’ starts at 2.45 and how effectively GUITAR is played to give the perfection to the romance and great “pick up” through IRANI SANTOOR from 2.53 to 3.02..The song has beautiful DHOLAK as “rhythm” excepting in “Interludes”…SAHIR LUDHIYANVI’s elegiac lyrics and KISHORE KUMAR’s tender as well as romantic rendition and LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL’s wonderful composition with beautiful decoration of the orchestra has made this song as all time classics.

You just have to look at the way Rajesh Khanna croons, “Mera pyaar keh raha hai main tujhe khuda bana doon” and you will want to watch the song. Nobody could act out a love song better than Rajesh Khanna.

Also full credit to Kishore Kumar who was nominated by filmfare awards, the best male singer, for singing this romantic GEM. One of the finest song of KK under Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Hum Aur Tum Tum Aur Hum  Kishore Kumar – Lata Mangeshkar

This Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar romantic song is completely woven around the rhythm based ACOUSTIC GUITAR. Another beauty of this song is it’s ‘interludes’. Both the ‘interludes’ have different tunes. First ‘interlude’ full of ‘aalaps’ by Kishore & Lata with glimpses of VIOLINS. In second ‘interlude’  the VIOLINS are decorated in ‘Waltz‘ style with beautiful “pauses”. Even Lataji and Kishorji have also rendered the ‘pauses’ in the songs. 

Ni Main Yaar Mana Ni  Lata Mangeshkar and Minoo Purushottam

Typically Punjabi flavored and very famous female duet excellently sung by Lata Mangeshkar – Minoo Purushottam. . Powerful rhythm of the song consists of “DHOL”, “DHOLAK”, “TABLA” and “CLAPPING” is just mind-blowing. All the “interludes” are orchestrated with SHEHNAI and other Indian traditional instruments. “Postlude” is worth to listen to. 

Ab Chahe Maa Ruthe Ya Baba Lata Mangeshkar – Kishore Kumar

This song is composed in “BHANGADA” style of dance. Stylishly rendered by Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar to justify the voice of college students. It has a typical LP style rhythm. One more hit song from the film. Both Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Taigore look good. 

Jab Bhi Chahe Nayi Duniya Lata Mangeshkar

Sad song with magical lyrics words by Sahir Ludhiyanvi. In this “gazal” style song ‘interludes’ .are beautifully decorated by VIOLINS in “symphony” style orchestra with beautiful overlapping sound effect. 

Hawa Chale Kaise  Lata Mangeshkar

Song starts with zero prelude, Lata rendering then VIOLINS (big ‘pause’) and SANTOOR. Melodious Lata. singing on different type “rhythm” by using BONGO DRUMS in this song

Ajay Poundarik


Hindi movies are known for their song and dance sequences for all occasions and events: weddings, festivals, love, separation, rain, sunshine and even songs about having fun with alcohol. Inebriant / Intoxicated songs were popular even back in the day and some of Bollywood’s veteran actors have indulged in some tipsy music and dancing.

Music directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal have also composed some of the finest, popular such spirituous, Inebriant Intoxicated Songs which are still popular. 15 Best of the songs based on “INTOXICATED” theme are for the review.

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

1) “MERE HAMDAM MERE DOST” 1968 Singer Mohammad Rafi / Lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri

– Hui Sham Unka Khayal Aa Gaya

It’s beautifully sung by the inimitable Rafi Saab, and picturised on a lonely Dharmendra as he wanders through his home, glass in hand, bemoaning the faithlessness of his beloved. “Prelude” is full of SAXOPHONE and PIANO with other western instruments, sets the mood of the song. A mesmerizing composition and mellifluous orchestra arrangements. Entire song is woven around the glimpses of SAXOPHONE, ACOUSTIC GUITAR & CLARINET. In all the “interludes”. Overlapping sound effect of SAXOPHONE/CLARINET with PIANO is just brilliant. VIOLA , GUITAR, CELLOS and VIOLINS are also brilliantly executed in entire song. Another beauty of the song is it’s “ rhythm” DHOLAK / TABLA are used only in “antara”…all the “interludes:” are without any rhythm but just ear-pleasing.

2) “MERE HAMDAM MERE DOST” 1968 Singer Mohammad Rafi / Lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri

— Chhalkaye Jaam

Dashing, handsome Dharmendra looks inebriated in this song. “Prelude” of 20 seconds full of ACOUSTIC GUITAR and VIOLINS with sounds of ‘glass”, sets the mood of this intoxicated song sung by raft sab. It has BONGO Drums on “rhythm”. ACCORDION is wonderfully played “(stroked)’ as a ‘filler’ in between the song. All the interludes are nicely orchestrated with SYMPHONY style, use of ACCORDIONS, VIOLINS and SAXOPHONE ( in second interlude ) is mind-boggling.

3) “INTEQAM”  1969 Singer Mohammad Rafi / Lyricist Rajendra Krishna

“Inteqam” was Actress Sadhna’s home production movie directed by her husband R K Nayyar.

— Jo Unki Tamanna Hai Barbad Ho Ja

A classic song. Just close your eyes and feel the fragrance & elegance of eternal voice of Rafi Saab.  Beautifully orchestrated on PIANO with mesmerizing DHOLAK rhythm. The “interludes” have designed by instrumenting solo VIOLIN, SYMPHONY style VIOLINS and PIANO. Sanjay Khan looks smart. Sadhana and Anju Mahendru look charming.

4) “INTEQAM”  1969 Singer Lata Mangeshkar / Lyricist Rajendra Krishna

— Kaise Rahoon Chup

Another drunkard song from “Inteqam” with “HICCUPs” as well as “CHOO-CHOO” sound naughtily rendered by Lata Mangeshkar. Here we find Sadhana getting drunk and singing / dancing a song in a party, much to the embarrassment of Sanjay Khan and Rehman. This soundtrack is still memorable today.  The “prelude” of 34 seconds is starts with ACCORDION and SYMPHONY style VIOLINS. The “Interludes” are awesomely orchestrated with LATA ji’s ‘intoxicated’ “AALAPS”, synchronised with  FLUTE, HICCUPS as well as VIOLINS in SYMPHONY style, ACOUSTIC GUITAR and ACCORDION . How beautifully the GUITAR auriculares are overlapped with Lata ji’s “CHOO-CHOO” sound (2.06 to 2.09) and also at (3.24 to 3.28).  Glimpses of ACCORDION are mellifluously used as “filler”. Not to forget the different type of “rhythm” created on BONGO DRUMS. Not to forget the elegant Helen’s presence in the song.

It was a TOP hit song of the year 1969 in Binaca Geetmala Final.

5) “PYASI SHAAM”  1969 Singer Lata Mangeshkar / Lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri

– Yeh Kaisa Gham Sajna

An extremely melodious song. Lata Mangeshkar sounds very sweet with an enthralling orchestra arrangements from Laxmikant-Pyarelal . In ‘prelude’ and all the three ‘interludes’ harmonised with different tunes,  by using ELECTRIC GUITAR sounds very appealing, SYMPHONY VIOLINS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR and ACCORDION, also used as a ‘filler’ in all the three ‘antaras’. Not to forget the “rhythm” amusingly arranged with the BONGO DRUMS. Sharmila Tagore look smoking hot.  Sunil Dutt totally intoxicated.

6) “NAYA DIN NAYI RAAT”  1974 Singer Mohammad Rafi / Lyricist Rajendra Krishna

— Main Wohi Wohi Baat

Lively involved voice, supported by the great Saneev Kumar’s restrained but natural performance for this tipsy song. Enraptured “prelude” of 26 seconds full of IRANI SANTOOR, SAXOPHONE, ELECTRIC GUITAR, ACOUSTIC GUITAR and ACCORDION with the “boozy” entry from Sanjeev Kumar at the same time brilliant take off by Rafi Saab. “Interludes” are euphonically orchestrated with ELECTRIC GUITAR, ACCORDION, SYMPHONY VIOLINS and IRANI SANTOOR. Just listen to the second “interlude”, delirious “aalap” by Rafi Saab, SYMPHONY VIOLINS and awesome overlapping sound effect of IRANI SANTOOR with ACCORDION. In-spite of the use of western instrument the DHOLAK ‘rhythm gives you an ear-pleasing moment, throughout the song.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal always gave some astonishing compositions for Rafi saab, in mid seventies,  when Mohammad Rafi saab was almost forgotten by all the music directors.

7) “AMIR GARIB”  1974 Singers Kishore Kumar – Manna Dey / Lyricist Anand Bakshi

— Tu Mere Pyale Mein

The song is filmed on Dev Anand and Prem Nath. Typical Laxmikant-Pyarelal flavored composition . DHOLAK rhythm has a qawwali style. Rendering of Manna Dey and Kishore Kumar worth to listened to. Helen danced superbly.  

8) “MAJBOOR’  1974 Singer Kishore Kumar / Lyricist Anand Bakshi

— Phir Na Kehna Michal Daroo Pee Ke

Kishore Kumar has always used some different style of crooning under Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The song is filmed on actor Pran who have performed excellently throughout the song along with Jayshree T.  Based on ‘folk’ song from Goa, the western style rhythmic song is elegantly orchestrated with TRUMPETs, solo VIOLIN in typical Goan style, ACOUSTIC GUITAR supported with awesome use of CHORUS as well as CLAPPING in the ‘rhythm’.

9) “ROTI KAPDA AUR MAKAAN”  1974 Singer Lata Mangeshkar / Lyricist Verma Malik

— Panditji Mere Marne Ke Baad

The song will always be remembered for the three reasons HICCUPs given by Lataji, mesmerizing and fast DHOLAK ‘rhythm’ created by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and awesomely gamboled by Aruna Irani.

10) “PONGA PANDIT”  1975 Singer Lata Mangeshkar / Lyricist Rajendra Krishna

— Tere Milne Se Pehle Bhi Jeete The Hum

An extremely melodious, intoxicated pop song composition. Excellent take off by Lataji in “prelude” by HICCUP with SAXOPHONE and SYMPHONY VIOLINS.  Ear-pleasing BONGO DRUM rhythm and classic orchestra with minimum musical instruments, ELECTRIC GUITAR , VIOLINS, ACCORDION. One of the finest song from the unique combo of Lata – LP.

11) “SUHAAG”  1979 Singer Asha Bhosle-Shashi Kapoor / Lyricist Anand Bakshi

–Main To Beghar Hoon

Inebriated performance by Parveen Babi. Beautiful ‘rhythm’. Just listen to the “take off” from Ashaji after the end of prelude (20 seconds). Also do not forget to listen to the ‘pause’ given by Ashaji after the (022 to 026) to highlight the “rhythm”. HAWAIIAN GUITAR, VIOLINS and BANJO awesomely orchestrated in all the “interludes”.

12) “NASEEB”  1981 Singers Mohammad Rafi-Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor / Lyricist Anand Bakshi

— Chal Chal Mere Bhai

A super hit ‘peppy’ song excellently performed by Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. The song has a enjoyable “toe stepping” ‘rhythm’ created through BONGO DRUMS.

13) “EK HI BHOOL”  1981 Singer S P Balasubramaniam / Lyricist Anand Bakshi

— Bekhudi Ka Bada Sahara Hai

SYMPHONY style VIOLINS used in ‘prelude’, 35 seconds,  sets the mood of this intoxicated song, wonderfully rendered by SPB. “Interludes” are nicely orchestrated, in three different tunes,  with FLUTE, VIOLINS in SYMPHONY style, SPANISH GUITAR, ACOUSTIC GUITAR as well as ACCORDION. The ‘rhythm’ of TABLA is worth to listen to. Jeetendra acted in drunken mood. Rekha looks beautiful.  

14) “COOLIE”  1983 Singers Shabbir Kumar-Alka Yagnik / Lyricist Anand Bakshi

— Mujhe Peene Ka Shok Nahi

Mellifluously orchestrated “prelude” of 25 seconds.   The beauty of this song is use of SYMPHONY style VIOLINS and the CELLOS used in surrounds sounds of the singers as well as in all the “interludes” which are also further orchestrated with ELECTRIC GUITAR, BANJO and ACCORDION. KONGA DRUMS are used in the rhythm. This song is filmed on actor Rishi Kapoor and Shoma Anand.

15) “TIRANGA”  1993 Singers  Mohammad Aziz-Sudesh Bhosle / Lyricist Santosh Anand

— Peele Peele O Mere Raja  

A typical LP flavored song. Raj Kumar – Nana Patekar worth to watch.

Ajay Poundarik.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal :: Phenomenal Music “Night In London”

Laxmikant-Pyarelal :: Phenomenal Music “Night In London”

In the year 1967, Music Directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal in supreme form. The duo officially confirmed their number one position. Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s Many musical hit films, released around 1967, like, “Patthar Ke Sanam”, “Anita”, “Jaal”, “Taqdeer”, “Farz”, “Shagird”, “Milan”  as well as “Night In London”. It was like a “Tsunami” of songs from Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

NIGHT IN LONDON, thriller film was directed by famous director Brij Sadanah who was known for thriller films. Biswajeet, Mala Sinha, Johnny Walker, Helen in lead roles.  The film has phenomenal music. Laxmikant-Pyarelal have composed most of the songs in Western Style to give a feel of London.

Mohammad Rafi has sung as many as five songs, including three solo + two duets with Lata Mangeshkar. ‘Night In London” also has one beautiful sweet duet sung by Lata Mangeshkar – Mahendra Kapoor. 

Lata Mangeshkar has sung two Cabaret songs, solo +  title song, duet with M. Rafi,  synchronising the mind-boggling orchestra from Laxmikant-Pyarelal. In a solo cabaret song Lata Mangeshkar has awesomely uttered / rendered the word Jameela…aaaa. with almost NINE different versions, which enthralls the listeners. 

Pyarelal, Biswajeet and Laxmikant

All the songs of the film Night In London are written by Anand Bakshi. It is from the year 1967, the ‘trio’ of Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal gained the momentum and went to creat a history (304 films with 1680 songs)

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.

Nazar Na Lag Jaye Kisi Ki ….Mohammad Rafi

Mesmerizing Prelude of 66 seconds starts with GUITAR for 20 seconds.Awesome take off by Rafi saab ओ माय लव. At 0.28 BASS GUITAR starts. and synchronized with the rhythm of ACOUSTIC GUITAR. At 0.45 FRENCH HORN starts and overlaps other BRASS instruments. 1.02 to 1.06 glimpses of GUITAR. Rafi saab starts नज़र न लग जाए. The song has Toe-Stepping ‘rhythm’ synchronized with the ACOUSTIC GUITAR. Electric GUITAR is used as a filler after ओ माय लव, at 1.22, is a ‘killer’. It repeats after every lines ओ माय लव. First ‘interlude’ starts with FRENCH HORN and later harmonizes with other BRASS instruments. Second ‘interlude’ beautiful display of solo GUITAR which enthralls the listeners.Third ‘interlude’ melodiously played symphony VIOLINS.  The song is filmed on Biswajeet – Mala Sinha.

  Late Mr. Gorakh Sharma, Pyarelal’s younger brother, has played the GUITAR.                                                                           

Bahosh-O-Hawas Main Deewana …..Mohammad Rafi

Wonderful Westernized Orchestra Arrangements In SYMPHONY Style. “PRELUDE” of 51 seconds is just mesmerizing. Use of VIOLINS and VIOLA for first 33 seconds and than again huge “pick” at 48 seconds as well as in the first “interlude” from 1.25 to 1.45 is just ear pleasing. Both the interludes have different tunes. There are some glimpses of ‘pauses’. The “symphony style violins” vow around MOHAMMAD RAFI’s voice that gives an additional mellifluousness and romantic feeling to this song. Each and every moment of this GEM of song makes you “thrill” and that is why it is one of my all time favorite song composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

Mera Nam Jameela …..Lata Mangeshkar

JAMEELA ssssssss:: JAMEE sssssssLA::JAMEELA::

Superb CABARET song with Rich Orchestra Arrangements.

Almost NINE different versions of rendering the word “JAMEELA” by Lata Mangeshakar in this song.“Prelude” of 50 seconds is worth listening to with Heavy and Rich Orchestra with Lata’s lovely voice. All the three “Interludes” have different tunes. 

Use of the BRASS instruments, in the entire song, is the asset of the orchestra arrangements. The entire song is brilliantly synchronized with the fast rhythm of BONGO DRUMS. Electric GUITAR is also used in-between the orchestra. 

Another beauty of the song is Lata Mangeshkar’s beautiful voice is being surrounded by the MALE CHORUS. And top of it actress, HELEN has danced this cabaret numbers with the different style. 

Lata Mangeshkar has sung many of western style, cabaret songs under Laxmikant-Pyarelal.  

This song is a sheer variety from this combo.

Sun-E-Bahar Husn Muze Tum Se Pyar Hai ….Lata Mangeshkar – Mahendra Kapoor

Very melodious duet. 45 seconds of ‘prelude’, is orchestrated with MANDOLIN, followed by Aalaps & Humming by Mahendra  Kapoor, finally SANTOOR. 

First ‘interludes’ are orchestrated with MANDOLIN, FLUTE and VIOLINS. At the end of each ‘antara’ there is a ‘rhythmic’ pause. 

The song has a melodic DHOLAK / TABLA rhythm.

–Bagh Main Phool Kisne Khilaye Hai         Lata Mangeshkar – Mohammad Raff

Anand Bakshi has penned this lovely duet on “question” – “answer” theory. Almost each and every line of this song has “Question” – “Answer”. ‘Prelude’ is instrumented with NADASWARAM / SHEHNAI. All the ‘interludes’ are designed with ‘symphony’ VIOLINS. It has a conventional TABLA / DHOLAK rhythm.

Night In London , Night in London,    Lata Mangeshkar – Mohammad Raff

A club dance, Cabaret is beautifully instrumented with the use of BRASS instruments as well as symphony VIOLINS. It has a tuneful BONGO DRUM rhythm. 

O Mere Yaar Tomy      Mohammad Rafi.

A naughty song filmed on Johnny Walker. Barking of DOG is included in the song.

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta (Georgia) USA. 23rd June, 2020. 



The association of Songwriter Anand Bakshi and Music Directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal started from the famous song ‘mere mehboob qayamat hogi’ from “Mr. X In Bombay”, 1964. This combo has worked for 304 films, composing 1680 songs of various types and varieties. 

Anand Bakshi has written some excellent songs giving philosophical touch, in a very simple way. . In this topic, named  Metaphysical ANAND BAKSHI & Rhythmic LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL we are going to review some of the best songs of this trio’s philosophical songs. 

Producer / Director Mohan Kumar, Laxmikant, Anand Bakshi and Pyarelal.

It is also found that Producer / Director J. Omprakash films have more thoughtful songs. “Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke” has as many as three such songs, “Apnapan” two songs. 

Listing out a few songs which are not discussed / reviewed. 

Himmat Kare Insaan          Rafi   “Himmat”

Do Rang Duniya Ke           Mukesh   “Do Raaste” 

Aaj Dil Pe Koi Zor              Lata        “Milan”

Darpan Jhoot Na Bole       Manna Dey  “Darpan”

Mujhe Teri Mohabbat Ka    Lata-Rafi  “Aap Aaye Bahar Aayee”

Yaar Hamari Baat Suno      Kishore Kumar   “Roti”

Jaane Walon Ka Gham To  M. Rafi   “Kali Ghata”

Tum Besahara Ho To          Manna Dey   “Anurodh”

Koi Na Jab Tera Saathi Ho  Kishore Kumar “Insaan” 

Phool Ahista Phenko           Mukesh – Lata “Prem Kahani”

Is Duniya Mein O Duniya     Rafi  “Do Bhai”

Bhagwan Ne Apne Jaisa      Lata   “Chhota Bhai”

O Manzi Naiya Dhoondhe     Mukesh  “Uphaar”

Pyarelal, Laxmikant and Anand Bakshi

Many Of Anand Bakshi’s Situational Songs Have One Philosophical Stanza

Rajshri Pictures Musical  TAQDEER  1967 .                                                                                Anand Bakshi have written one abstract song  मिल के रोये मिल के मुस्कुराये हम ! अपनी जीत हार को हम बाँट ले .   It is a picnic song filmed on FARIDA JALAL, JALAL AGHA & Subhash Ghai (playing ACOUSTIC GUITAR). 

–Aaiye Bahar Ko Hum Baant Le …..Lata Mangeshkar. 

Mellifluous composition by Laxmikant-Pyarelal,  in western style. Instruments like Acoustic Guitar,Violins, Mouth Organ, Cycle Bells, Accordion etc.. are brilliantly executed in the orchestra arrangements. Lata Mangeshkar’s voice is simply sweet and melodious. Subhash Ghai can be seen in the video, playing acoustic guitar.

J. Omprakash’s Musical Hit  AAYA SAWAN JHOOM KE 1968.                                                       Anand Bakshi has written as many as three philosophical songs in this movie.

Bura Mat Suno Bura Mat Dekho   M. Rafi  

–Ye Shama To Jali Roshni Ki Liye  M. Rafi

–O Majhi Chal O Majhi Chal      Mohammad Rafi

A Sheer Magical from Anand Bakshi  आशाओं से नाता जोड़ दे, ये निराशा के बंधन तोड़ दे .  The song is filmed on Dharmendra. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have beautifully orchestrated. “Prelude” of 16 seconds with ACOUSTIC GUITAR. “Rhythm” on BONGO DRUMS, both the “interludes” are beautifully decorated with the VIOLINS, CELOs in SYMPHONY style orchestra arrangements, in support with the glimpses of FLUTE (first ‘interlude’) and MANDOLIN and  SANTOOR (second ‘interlude’). 

L.V. Prasad’s Musical Hit JEENE KI RAAH   1969                                                                    Anand Bakshi has written one meaningfully worded song, filmed on Jeetendra

Ek Banjara Gaye Jeevan Ke Geet Sunaye  Mohammad Rafi.

Each and  every line of this song written by Anand Bakshi  is consequential …. अगर जीना है तो ज़माने मैं तो हंसी का कोई बहाना ढूंढो !!  कागज के फूलों को भी जो महका कर दिखलाये 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have composed this song with zero ‘prelude’ but a mind-boggling display of ELECTRIC GUITAR. Interludes are awesomely instrumented with symphony style of VIOLINS and ACCORDION. It has conventional DHOLAK rhythm. 

Rajshri Pictures Basu Chatterjee directed, super musical PIYA KA GHAR  1972.  Essence Of Life Captured Beautifully, In Simple Words By Anand Bakshi.

ये जीवन है इस जीवन का यही है, यही है, रंग-रूप  

–Yeh Jeevan Hai …Kishore Kumar

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. Kishore Kumar’s extremely soft and silky rendering in a totally different way and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s westernized orchestra, very delicate rendering by CHORUS in surround sound  for the “interludes”, are the features of this lovely song. The song is completely woven around the glimpses of ACOUSTIC  GUITAR (played by late Gorakh Sharma, Pyarelalji’s younger brother). WHISTLE in surround sound gives the listeners Ear-Pleasing. Another beauty of this song is ‘finger pinch’ used in the ‘rhythm’, at the end of each ‘antara’.

Dalal Guha and Premji’s Musical Hit DOST  1974.                                                                 Anand Bakshi has written two philosophical songs in this song, filmed on Dharmendra

–Aa Bata De Tuze Kaise Jiya Jata Hai….Lata – Rafi.

Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai   Kishore Kumar. 

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 !

Smoothly Rendered By Kishore Kumar Wonderfully Composed By Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

38 seconds of ‘prelude’ is awesome. A unique ‘rhythm’ created to sound like an exhausting of steam from the ‘steam engine’, and also the typical steam engine horn. All of these sounds are synchronized with VIOLINS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR and BONGO DRUM, to make the ‘rhythm’ perfect to visualize the movement of the Train. Interludes are orchestrated with VIOLINS, SAXOPHONE, CHURCH BELL, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, MOUTHORGAN & other BRASS instruments.

Ravi Tondon’s Musical Hit  MAJBOOR  1974

Bakshi Sahab wrote a splendid as well as an immortal song, filmed on Amitabh Bachchan 

–Aadmi Jo Kehta Hai ….Kishore Kumar

Anand Bakshi penned   कोई भी हो हर ख्वाब तो अच्छा नहीं होता ! बहोत ज्यादा प्यार भी अच्छा नहीं होता 

To decorate the song with the phenomenal “Long Prelude” was a normal practice for the Music Directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal. There are many songs, composed by the duo, with the long “prelude”. This song has a Mind-Boggling “Prelude” of 144 seconds. This prelude is mellifluously orchestrated in a SYMPHONY style with solo VIOLIN, CELLOs, FLUTE and VIOLINs. Brilliant take off by Kishore Kumar at 2.24. Apart from the long prelude in ‘symphony’ style, both the “interludes” are brilliantly composed, by using different tunes, with ACCORDION and VIOLINS.

J Omprakash super Musical Hit   APNAPAN  1977

Anand Bakshi’s  one of the most popular song giving preaching. Filmed on Sudhir Dalvi and Nivedita Joshi. 

-Is Duniya Main Jeena …Kishore – Lata 

–Aadmi Musafir Hai Aata Hai Jata Hai   ..M. Rafi – Lata Mangeshkar

Doctrine worded, each and every line. Anand Bakshi writes क्या साथ लाये क्या छोड़ लाये ! रस्ते मैं हम क्या छोड़ लाये ! मंज़िल पे जाके याद आते है !  

Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s composition is simply superb. 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. 

Another J Omprakash Super Musical Hit  AASHA 1979.                                                           One more Sheer Magical song, a top hit, from Anand Bakshi. 

–Sheesha Ho Ya Dil …Lata Mangeshkar.

Here Bakshi Sahab says काफी बस अरमान नहीं, कुछ मिलना आसान नहीं। दुनिया की मजबूरी है ! फिर तक़दीर जरूरी है !  Filmed on REENA ROY, Looks beautiful.. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s splendid composition.  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.

Subhash Ghai’s Musical Blockbuster  MERI JUNG  1985.   One of the most popular songs of the mid-eighties. 

-Zindagi Har Kadam Ek Nayi Jung Hai    Shabbir  – Lata  – Nitin Mukesh  

Anand Bakshi writes हौसला ना छोड़ कर सामना जहाँ का ! बदल रहा है देख रंग आसमान का 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have orchestrated this song by using PIANO as well as VIOLINS in symphony style. The song is filmed on Nutan, Girish Karnad, Anil Kapoor. 

Director T Ramarao’s   ANDHA KANOON  1983   Anand Bakshi writes  रोते रोते हँसना सीखो, हँसते हँसते रोना

–Rote Rote Hasna Sikho….Kishore Kumar. 

Meaningful philosophical words by Anand Bakshi बड़ी बड़ी खुशियां हैं छोटी छोटी बातों में  नन्हे मुन्हे तारे जैसे सोती रातों में ऐसा सुन्दर है ये जीवन, जैसे कोई सपना सलोना. Filmed on Amitabh Bachchan

Producer/Director Mohan Kumar’s AMRIT 1986.                                                                        Here Bakshi Sahab writes about ‘ghum’, sorrow.

Duniya Mein Kitna Ghum Hai    ,Mohammad Aziz. 

Very much philosophical wording by Anand Bakshi  दुनिया मैं कितना गम है ! मेरा गम कितना कम है ! लोगों का गम देखा तो मैं अपना गम भूल गया filmed on Rajesh Khanna. 

This is a typical Laxmikant-Pyarelal moulded song. 


Rajesh Khanna’s Biggest Musical Hit  HAATHI MERE SAATHI   1971

–Duniya Main Rehna Hai To Kaam Kar” Pyare  Kishore Kumar

पैसे बिना दुनियाँ में रोटी नहीं मिलती. रोटी नहीं मिलती लंगोटी नहीं मिलती

Laxmikant-Pyarelal with Anand Bakshi Record 304 Films with 1680 songs.

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta (Georgia), USA. 11th June, 2020. 

V Shantaram and Sandhya told Laxmikant-Pyarelal to compose the song in a ‘unique’ way.

“Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli” 1971

कजरा लगाके रे बिंदिया सजाके !! हो आई में तो आई रे आई लायी मोहे लायि मिलन धुन पिया की !

(The Unique Way Of Composing Song (as narrated by Living Legend PYARELAL ji)

When SANDHYA, actress and the wife of veteran filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke award winner V. SHANTARAM told Majrooh Sultanpuri and Laxmikant-Pyarelal to write the words and compose the Song and the Rhythm by watching her Dancing Steps and the Facial Expressions.

To work with veteran Actor, Producer – Director V. SHANTARAM used to be a pride. He was a great connoisseur of the talent. He had an exceptional sensitivity for the music of his films. The quality of the songs and music for V. Shantaram film’s used to be unique and special. Music used to be the asset for his films.

It was not an easy job to enter into V. Shantaram Camp. He has his own choice of music directors which was limited to 2 to 3. Many BIG names of music directors of Forties, Fifties, Sixties and Seventies, could not get the an opportunity, baring C. Ramchandra and Vasant Desai, to work with V. Shantaram.

It was in 1971, music directors LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL got an opportunity to work for the first and the last time for V Shantaram’s “classic” film, a DANCE-MUSICAL, “JAL BIN MACHHLI NRITYA BIN BIJLI”.

In one of the songs !!कजरा लगाके रे बिंदिया सजाके !! हो आई में तो आई रे आई लायी मोहे लायि मिलन धुन पिया की !!..

A long musical sitting was held between V. Shantaram, Actress Sandhya, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Majrooh Sultanpuri. Actress Sandhya first demonstrated the dance steps, performed the full dance and then told Laxmikant-Pyarelal to prepare the tune and rhythm by watching her steps. It was a different and unique style to compose the song. BUT Laxmikant-Pyarelal along with Lata Mangeshkar and Majrooh Sultanpuri came out with an outstanding composition.

Laxmikant- Pyarelal with Lata Mangeshkar, Sandhya & V Shantaram

A song on MAYUR-DANCE. One more gem of composition with different style. FLUTE is prominently used in western style. Perhaps the longest “prelude” 3 minutes and 27 seconds of beautiful dance sequence. FLUTE and SANTOOR, VIOLIN, VIOLA and GUITAR are prominently used and synchronized as well as overlapped, in western style orchestra arrangements with different style of rhythm of DHOLAK. Also don’t forget to listen to the “postlude” of the song and “Mayur Dance”.

LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL have brilliantly synchronized as well overlapped LATA MANGESHKAR’s voice in the highly rich orchestra arrangements.

FIRST TIME, FOR HINDI FILM MUSIC, all the songs of this films were recorded in “”Stereophonic Sound System””.

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta (Georgia), USA. 3rd June, 2020.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY Thirty Five Years :: 1963 to 1998 ::

Laxmikant-Pyarelal SYMPHONIC Journey of Thirty Five Years  :: 1963 to 1998

Have compared Laxmikant-Pyarelal, year wise, musical journey (musical hit films) with other contemporary music director’s prominent musical hit films from 1963 to 1993.  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. 

In this topic you will know many interesting aspects for film stars, about filmfare awards, gradual change in the choice of the public and the trend change for songs and MANY many useful information and FACTS. MUST READ 




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 Mehaboob



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 Mehaboob” 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”



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

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


Madanmohan:- 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”



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” 


LP v/s Other prominent musical hits in 1966


Khayyam:- –Aakhri Khat

RD Burman:— Teesari Manzil, Pati Patni. 


S D Burman:- Guide

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

Madanmohan:- –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 above films are still popular.

Shankar-Jaikisihan 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”



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 ( I 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. . 

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.

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

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.

Pyarelal and Laxmikant

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”



 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”



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.

Madanmohan:- –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. 

“Aradhana” & Kishore Kumar’s ERA….

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



LP v/s Other Prominent Hits of the year 1970

Shankar-Jaikishan:- —Pehchan.– Jahan Pyar Mile, –Pagla Kahin Ka, — Dharti

Kalyanji-Anandji:- –Safar, –Sachcha Jhutha, –Geet, –Gopi, –Holi Aayee Re, 

–Kab Kyon Aur Kahan, — Mere Humsafar

R D Burman:- –The Train, — Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, –Kati Patang, –Raton Ka Raja

S D Burman:- Prem Pujari, –Talash, –Ishq Par Zor Nahin

Ravi:- –Aadmi Aur Insaan

Sonik Omi:- –Sawan Bhadon 

Madan Mohan:- Heer Ranjha 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- –Khilona, –Aan Milo Sajana, –Sharafat, –Humjoli, –Jeevan Mrityu, –Man Ki Aankhe, –Pushpanjali, –Himmat, –Suhana Safar.

Binaca Geet Mala was getting more and more interested. 

LP’s late releases of 1969 films still in demand,,…Once again the year 1970 was dominated by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Although it was the good year for the fabulous music from other music directors too.

Shankar-Jaikishan went on to win the Best Music Director for the film “Pehchan”. Beating Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s “DO RAASTE” and S D Burman’s “Talash” 

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

For the fourth year in a row, 

Laxmikant Pyarelal composition emerged as the top song of the year.

No 28 Hi Re Hi Nind Nahin ..Lata-Rafi..”Humjoli”

No 18 Jhilmil Sitaron Ka ..Lata-Rafi..”Jeevan Mrityu”

No 16 Hai Shukar Ke Tu Hai Ladka..Rafi..”Himmat”

No 14 Woh Kaun Hai .Lata-Mukesh..”Anjana”

No 12 Chhup Gaye Sare..Lata-Rafi..”Do Raaste”

No 11 Shadi Ke Liye ..Rafi..”Devi”

No 09 Sharafat Chhod Di..Lata,,”Sharafat”

No 08 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa..Lata-Kishore..”Abhinetri”

No 05 Khilona Jaan Kar..Rafi..”Khilona”

No 01 Bindiya Chamkegi..Lata..”Do Raaste”



LP v/s Other Music Directors in the year 1971

Shankar-Jaikishan:-Mera Naam Joker, Andaz, Main Sunder Hoon,

R D Burman:- Buddha Mil Gaya, Carvan, Amar Prem, Paraya Dhan, Lakhon Main Ek, Adhikar, Pyar Ki Kahani

S D Burman:- Sharmilee, Naya Zamana

Salil Chaudhari:- Anand

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Johny Mera Naam, Purab Aur Paschim, Maryada, Aansoo Aur Muskan

Madanmohan:- Dastak

Sapan-Jagmohan:- Chetana..( Main To Har Mod Par )

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Abhinetri, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Jal Bin Machhali Nrutya Bin Bijali, Haathi Mere Saathi, Aap Aaye Bahar Aayee, Mehaboob Ki Mehandi, Man Mandir, Banphool. 

We saw the sixties ( from 1964 to 1970) have a clean sweep by Laxmikant-Pyarelal

R D Burman and Kalyanji-Anandji gave some excellent music to compete strongly with LP. However Laxmikant-Pyarelal had an upper hand in the year 1971 too.

We saw the death of Jaikishan ( at the age of 41 years). 

The filmfare award for the best music was won by Shankar-Jaikishan for “Mere Naam Joker”..beating, R D Burman’s “Caravan” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Andaz”. 

Music Director Madan Mohan won the national award for the music for film Dastak

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

No 32 Sona Lai Ja Re..Lata..”Mera Gaon Mera Desh”

No 31 Jawani O Diwani Tu ..Kishore..”Aan Milo Sajna”

No 26 Taron Ne Saj Ke..Mukesh..”Jal Bin Machhali Nritya Bin Bijlee”

No 22 O Mitwa O Mitwa …Lata..”Jal Bin Machhali Nritya Bin Bijlee”

No 14 Tumko Bhi To ..Lata-Kishore..”Aap Aaye Bahar Aayee”

No 06 Chal Chal Chal Mere Sathi..Kishore..”Haathi Mere Saathi”

No 02 Achchha To Hum Chalate Hai..Lata-Kishore..”Aan Milo Sajana”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1972

R D Burman’s Dum Maro Dum, …Ghulam Mohommad’s Chalate Chalate …and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s  Vaada Tera Vaada (“Dushman) and Ek Pyar Ka Nagma (“Shor”) These songs were like a storm in the year 1972..

R D Burman:- Hare Ram Hare Krishna, Bombay To Goa, Do Chor, Garam Masala, Jawani Diwani, Parichay, Apana Desh, Rampur Ka Laxman, Seeta Aur Geeta, Mere Jeevan Saathi, Samadhi.

Shankar-Jaikishan:- Beiman, Kal Aaj Aur Kal, Lal Patthar Aankhon Aaknon Main

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Apradh, Joru Ka Ghulam, Victoria no 203.

Jaidev:- Reshma Aur Shera

Sonik-Omi:- Bhai Ho To Aisa

Ravindra Jain:- Kaanch Aur Heera ( Nazar Aati Nahin Manzil)

Sapan-Jagmohan:- Do Raaha

Ghulam Mohammad:- Pakeezah

Vasant Desai:- Guddi

Ravi:- Babul Ki Galiyan

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Uphaar, Piya Ka Ghar, Ek Nazar, Dushman, Raja Jani, Gora Aur Kala, Shor, Buniyad, Jeet, Roop Tera Mastana, Dastaan, Mom Ki Gudiya, Ek Bechara etc..

This year Laxmikant-Pyarelal got some tough challenges from R D Burman. To some extent it was the year RD v/s LP.

Music Director Jaidev won the national award for “Reshma Aur Shera”…

Shankar-Jaikishan won the best music award for “Bemian”…In spite of some good score from other music directors. Beating Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s super musical “SHOR” and Ghulam Mohammad’s “Pakeezah” 

Mukesh won the best singer award for the song Jai Bolo BEIMAN KI..?????????????????

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

No 33  Maine Dekha Tune Dekha..Lata..”Dushman”

No 34  Na Tu Zameen Ke Liye..Rafi..”Daastan”

No 29  Ek Pyar Ka Naghama Hai ,,Lata-Mukesh .”Shor”

No 28  Reshma Jawan Ho Gayi..Rafi..”Mom Ki Gudiya”

No 24  Rama O Rama..Mukesh..”Ek Bechara”

No 23  Dil Ki Baate Dil Hi Jaane..Kishore-Lata..”Roop Tera Mastana”

No 20  Shishi Bhari Ghulab Ki …Lata..”Jeet”

No 16  Main Ek Raja Houn..Rafi..”Uphaar”

No 08  Yeh Jeevan Hai..Kishore..”Piya Ka Ghar”

No 04  Vaada Tera Vaada..Kishore..”Dushman”    



LP v/s Other Musical Hits of the year 1973

Undoubtedly it was the year to be remembered for two reasons. First being “BOBBY” songs massive and unimaginable popularity and second that of emergence of Amitabh Bachchan as a star, after the thumping success of Zanjeer. Both the films, “Bobby” and “Zanjeer”  celebrated the “Golden Jubilee”..(One year run in cinema hall).

It was for the first time since the last 22 years, after “Barsat” that Shankar-Jaikishan’s name, which was consistently appearing almost every year, was missing in the chart list. 

R D Burman:- Aa Gale Laga Ja, Anamika, Raja Rani, Heera Panna, Joshila, Sharif Badmash, Jaise Ko Taisa, Namak Haram, Yadon Ki Barat. 

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Zanjeer, Samjhauta, Banarasi Babu, Kahani Kismat Ki, Heera. 

S D Burman:- Abhiman, Jugnu, Chhupa Rustom. 

Ravi:- Dhund

Madanmohan:- Haste Zakhm, Parawana. 

Usha Khanna:- Sabak ( Barkha Rani Jara Jam Ke Baraso)

Brij Bhushan:- Milap (Kai Sadiyon Se Kai Janmo Se)

Sonik-Omi:- Dharma (Raj Ko Raj Rahne Do)

Ganesh ( Pyarelal’s brother):- Ek Naari Do Roop ( Dil Ka Suna Saaz), Chalak (Dil Ka Nazarana Le), Dhamkee. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Bobby, Daag, Loafer, Anokhi Ada, Jwar Bhata, Gehari Chal, Suraj Aur Chanda, Anhoni, Kachche Dhaage, Jalte Badan.

It was a good year for the good music.  One can imagine the nomination for the best music award by Filmfare

Kalyanji-Anandji   “Zanjeer”

Laxmikant-Pyarelal  “Daag”

R D Burman    “Yaadon Ki Baarat”

Laxmikant-Pyarelal  “Bobby”

S D Burman    “Abhiman”  

However S D Burman won the award for the best music for “Abhiman”. 

Song writer Vitthal Bhai Patel and male singer Narendra Chanchal won the filmfare awards for ”Bobby”..

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

No 34 Jara Sa Usko Chhua To..Lata..”Shor”

No 32 Jhoot Bole Kauwa Kate..Lata-Shailendra  Singh..”Bobby”

No 29 Aaj Mousam Bada ..Rafi..”Loafer”

No 20 Mere Dil Main Aaj Kya Hai..Kishore..”Daag”

No 16 Dheere Dheere Bol Koi ..Lata-Mukesh..”Gora Aur Kala”

No 12 ABCD Chhodo ..Lata..”Raja Jani”

No 07 Ab Chahe Ma Ruthe ..Lata-Kishore..”Daag”

No 02 Chabi Kho Jaye..Lata-Shailendra Singh, “Bobby”



LP v/s Other Musical Hits of 1974

This year too, Laxmikant-Pyarelal gave music for as many as 15 films.

R D Burman:- Aap Ki Kasam, Benam, Ishq Ishq Iashq, Manoranjan, Zeel Ke Us Paar, Phir Kab Milogi, Zahareela Insan, Doosari Sita, Charitrahin. 

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Bairag, Haath Ki Safai, Kora Kagaz. Patthar Aur Payal. 

S D Burman:- Prem Nagar

Usha Khanna:- Hawas ( Teri Galiyon Main Na Rakkhenge Kadam )

Ravindra Jain:- Chor Machaye Shor

Jaidev:- Prem Parabat

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Roti Kapada Aur Makan, Roti, Manchali, Dost, Bidaai, Amir Garib, Imtihan, Majboor, Dulhan, Paise Ki Gudiya, Naya Din Nayi Raat, Dost, Jurm Aur Saza..etc.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s domination continued once again and remained on top position with maximum number of hits. 

IN THIS YEAR, one of the Friday of the October, 1974 ( DAY OF DIWALI ) , ALL three of the LP’s films were released on the same day and all the three became hits.              “ROTI KAPADA AUR MAKAN”, “ROTI” and “BIDAAI”…

Singer Mahendra Kapoor won the award for Roti Kapada Aur Makan.

Kalyanji-Anandji wins their only filmfare award for the film Kora Kagaz. Beating Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s ROTI KAPADA AUR MAKAN”, R D Burman’s “Aap Ki Kasam” , S D Burman’s “Prem Nagar” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Reshm Ki Dori”.  

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

No 32 Baith Ja Baith Gayi..Kishore-Lata..”Amir Garib”

No 26 Dal Roti Khao ..Kishore-Lata..”Jwar Bhata”

No 25 Gham Ka Fasana..Kishore..”Manchali”

No 24 O Manchali Kahan Chali…Kishore..”Manchali”

No 23 Tu Ru Tu Ru Tera Mera..Kishore..”Jwar Bhata”

No 22 Shor Mach Gaya Shor..Kishore..”Badala”

No 12 Main Shayar To Nahin..Shailendra Singh..”Bobby”

No 04 Gadi Bula Rahi Hai..Kishore..”Dost”

No 03 Jhoot Bole Kauwa Kate..Lata-Shailendra Singh.,”Bobby”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1975

The ”Sholey” year…( released on 15th of August, 1975)

R D Burman:- Aandhi, Deewar, Sholey, Khel Khel Main, Khushboo. 

Shankar-Jaikishan:- Do Jhooth (Chhatri Na Khol Ud Jayegi)

Salil Chaudhari:- Rajnigandha

Shyamal Mitra:- Amanush

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Rafoo Chakkar, Dharmatma.

Aziz Nazan:- 5 Rifles ( Zoom Barabar Zoom Sharabi)

1975 saw the emergence of two new young music directors

Rajesh Roshan :- Julie, Kunwara Baap.

Bappi Lahiri:- Zakhmi 

Naushad shaking hands with Manoj Kumar and Laxmikant Pyarelal

With the songs of “Roti Kapada Aur Makan” and “Roti” very much in demand and popular, in the early part of the year 1975, as these films were released in the third quarter of the year 1974, LP also gave some good scores in 1975.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Prem Kahani, Geeta Mera Naam, Dulhan, Aakraman, Apane Rang Hazar, Dulhan, Mere Sajana, Anari, Ponga Pandit, Chaitali and “PRATIGYA” 

Rajesh Roshan went on to win the best music award for his very first movie ”Julie”. Beating R D Burman’s “Sholey” and “Khel Khel Main”, Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s “DULHAN” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Sanyasi” 

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

No 26 Main Jat Yamala Pagla..Rafi..”Pratigya”

No 23 Fauzi Gaya Jab Gaon Main ..Kishore..”Aakraman”

No 21 Aayegi Jaroor Chitthi..Lata..”Dulhan”

No 20 Jijaji Jijaji..Asha-Kishore..”Ponga Pandit”

No 15 Ye Jo Public Hai ..Kishore..”Roti”

No 13 Kabhi Khole Na ..Kishore..”Bidai”

No 10 Chal Dariya Main Dub Jaye..Kishore-Lata..”Prem Kahani”

No 02 Hi Hi Yeh Majaboori..Lata..”Roti Kapada Aur Makan”

No 01 Mehangai Mar Gayi..Lata-Mukesh-Chanchal-Janibabu..”Roti Kapada Aur Makan”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1976

R D Burman:- Dharam Karam, Warrant, Kala Sona, Mehabooba, Balika Badhu., Nehale Pe Dehla, Dhongi. 

Salil Chaudhari:- Chhoti Si Baat

Ravindra Jain:- Chit Chor, Geet Gata Chal

Bhappi Lahiri:- Chalte Chalte.

Khayyam:- Kabhi Kabhi, Sankalp

Madan Mohan:- Mausam

C Arjun:- Jai Santoshi Maa

Basu Manohari:- Sabase Bada Rupaiyya 

Shankar-Jaikishan:- Sanyasi 

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Uljhan, Adalat, Kalicharan. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal :- Dus Numbari, Aapbiti, Charas, Nagin, Jaan-E-Man, Naach Uthe Sansar, Maa, Zindagi Aur Toofan, Suntan.

The biggest news in the Hindi Film Music for this year, were

1) Laxmikant-Pyarelal refusing to Producer Premji’s big budget and prestigious movie “MEERA” ( earlier LP had worked with Premji for the movies like “Mastana”, “Dushman”, “Dost” and “Majboor” all were musically hit). Firstly it was Lata Mangeshkar who refused to sing the songs for “Meera”, as she had sung enough songs/bhajans on Meera. Finally the music was scored by Sitar Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar and all the songs were sung by Vani Jairam. 

2) Laxmikant-Pyarelal also refused to score the music for H.S Rawal’s big budget movie “Laila Majanu”. Earlier LP/HS Rawal had worked for “Mehaboob Ki Mehandi”, a super musical hit with some immortal songs. LP said they are very busy for other big projects and convinced H S Rawal to go ahead with Madanmohan with whom  Pyarelal had worked as an assistant for many years. Moreover Madanmohan was less busy on those days. It is unfortunate that Madanmohan died halfway through the film. Later it was Jaidev who completed the remaining job for the film. 

This year too Laxmikant-Pyarelal continued to work with Mohammad Rafi, when other contemporary music directors have already forgotten him. LP gave some good songs for Rafi, in spite of Kishore Kumar’s domination in the male singing. 

The best award for the music unanimously went to Khaiyyam, his first big award, for his excellent work in ”Kabhi Kabhi”. Beating R D Burman’s “Mehbooba”, Kalyanji-Anandji’s “Bairaag”, Ravindra Jain’s “Chit Chor” and Madanmohan’s “Mousam”. 

This year’s national award for the best singer went to Sulakshna Pandit for her song Tu Hi Sagar Hai Tu Hai Kirana Dhoondta Hai Tu Kiska Sahara..(also one of my favorite songs) for the film “Sankalp”. This film too has music by Khaiyyam. 

This year witnessed the death of great singer Mukesh .

After failing miserably on the acting part Subhash Ghai emerged as a director. “Kalicharan” became the film.

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

For the first time since 1963 Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s songs are not appearing in the last TEN..

No 33 Kee Gal Hai Koi Nahi..Lata-Kishore..”Jane Man”

No 28 Jijaji Jijaji Meri Did ..Kishore-Asha..”Ponga Pandit”

No 26 Kal Ki Haseen Mulaqat ..Lata-Kishore..”Charas”

No 25 Aaja Teri Yaad Aayi..Lata-Anand Baxi-Rafi..”Charas”

No 24 Mujhe Dard Rehta Hai..Lata-Mukesh..”Dus Numbri”

No 22 Jane Man Jane Man..Kishore..”Jane Man”

No 10 Kahat Kabir Suno..Mukesh..”Dus Numbari”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1977

R D Burman:- Balik Badhu, Kinara, Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Kitab, Mukti, Darling Darling, Chandi Sona, Chalata Purza.

Ravi:- Aadmi Sadak Ka (Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shadi Hai)

Khaiyyam:- Shankar Hussain

Rajesh Roshan:- Doosara Aadmi, Yahi Hai Zindagi, Udhar Ka Sindoor, Zindagi

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Kasam Khoon Ki, Khoon Paseena, Farishta Ya Quatil, Ek Se Badhkar Ek.

Sapan Jagmohan:- Abhi To Jee Le

Ravindra Jain:- Fakira, 

Bappi Lahiri:- Aap Ki Khatir 

Madanmohan:- Laila Majanu 

Jaidev:- Aalap

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Amar Akbar Anthony, Dharm Veer, Anurodh, Parvarish, Drem Girl, Aashiq Houn Baharon Ka, Chhaila Babu, Palkon Ki Chhaon Main, Chacha Bhatija.

Actually this year belongs to Manmohan Desai, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Mohammad Rafi..

Manmohan Desai made as many as four films “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Dharam Veer”, “Chacha Bhatija” and “Parvarish” all were super musical hit. Off course Laxmikant-Pyarelal have scored the music for all these four films. 

The association of Manmohan Desai (MKD films) and Laxmikant-Pyarelal lasted till the end of the century and their last film was released in 1998, “Deewana-Mastana” ( Directed by David Dhavan an assistant to Manmohan Desai. ).

Mohammad Rafi wins the best singer award for Kya Hua Tera Vada..

Laxmikant-Pyarelal wins the best music award for “AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY”..after the gap of 8 years. Beating R D Burman’s “Hum Kisise Kum Nahin” and “Kinara”, Jaidev’s “Aalap” and Rajesh Roshan’s “Swami”. 

Pyarelal, Ketan Desai, Laxmikant, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Manmohan Desai.

Earlier LP have won the award for the best music for ”Dosti”.1964, ”Milan

”..1967 and ”Jeene Ki Raah”..1969…. They certainly deserved the awards for the best music earlier too, for the films like “Intqaam”, “Shor”, “Do Raaste”, “Bobby”, “Daag” and many more…Finally justice was done. 

Amitabh Bachchan also wins his first award as an actor for “Amar Akbar Anthony”…-

Finally it was an “Amar Akbar Anthony” and Laxmikant-Pyarelal dominated year…

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

Laxmikant-Pyarelal bounced back to their second phase of peak period.

No 41 Tayyab Ali Pyar Ka Dushman..Rafi-Mukari..”Amar Akbar Anthony”

No 34 Aate Jaate Khoobsurat..Kishore..”Anurodh”

No 29 Meri Dilruba ..Kishore..”Aas Pass”

No 24 Dream Girl Dream Girl..Kishore ..”Dream Girl”

No 21 Bure Kaam Ka Bura ..Rafi-Shailendra Singh,,”Chacha Bhatija”

No 18 Yaar Dildar Tujhe Kaisa..Asha-Kishore..”Chhaila Babu”

No 17 Teri Meri Shadi Pandit Na..Asha-Kishore..”Dildaar”

No 11 Anhoni Ko Honi Kara De..Mahendra-Kishore-Shailendra..”Amar Akbar Anthony”

No 06 Satyam Shivam Sundaram ..Lata..”Satyam Shivam Sundaram”

No 05 Aap Ke Anurodh Pe…Kishore..”Anurodh”

No 03 O Meri Mehabooba..Rafi..”Dharmveer”

No 02 Parda Hai Parda ..Rafi..”Amar Akbar Anthony”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1978

R D Burman:- Shalimar, Kasme Vaade, Ghar, Devta, 

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Don, Ganga Ki Saugandh

Rajesh Roshan:- Inkaar, Des Pardes 

Ravindra Jain:- Akhiyon Ke Jharokon Se

Bappi Lahiri:- Toote Khilone

Khaiyyam:- Trishul

Jaidev:- Gharonda 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki, Badalte Rishte, Apnapan, Aahutee, Prem Bandhan, Phool Khile Hai Gulshan Gulshan, Phansi.. etc

This year too, LP had an edge over the other music directors and continued to be on number 1 position, with some quality music. LP did composed some Semi-Classical songs this year. The songs of “BADALTEY RISHTEY”..The song “Meri Sanson Ko” was not much appreciated/FAMOUS then, but now it is one of the hot favorites today. 

Best music filmfare award was unanimously chosen for “SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDARAM ”.  Thus Laxmikant-Pyarelal won their second successive award. Beating Kalyanji-Anandji’s “Don”, R D Burman’s “Shalimar”, Rajesh Roshan’s “Des Parades” and Ravindra Jain’s “Akhiyon Ke Jharokon Se” 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Raj Kapoor

Singers Asha Bhonsle..for Ye Mera Dil Pyar Ka Deewana…and Kishore Kuamar ..for Khai Ke Paan Banaras Wala..from the film “Don”, won the best award for the singers..

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

No 33 Aji Thaharo Zara Socho..Kishore, Rafi, Shailendra Singh “Paravarish”

No 28 Somwar Ko Hum Mile… Kishore , Sulakshna Pandit..”Apnapan”

No 26 Hum Premi Prem Karna Jane..Kishore, Rafi, Shailendra Singh  “Paravarish”

No 25 Yeh Khidaki Jo Band Rahati Hai…Rafi..”Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki”

No 24 Chanchal Sheetal Nirmal Komal.. Mukesh..”Satyam Shivam Sundaram”

No 23 Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki..Lata..”Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki”

No 19 Jab Aati Hogi Yaad Meri..Rafi-Sulakshna Pandit..”Phansi”

No 07 Yashomati Maiyya Se..Lata, Mannade..”Satyam Shivam Sundaram”

No 02 Aadmi Musafir Hai..Lata-Rafi..”Apnapan”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1979

R D Burman:- Golmal, Jhootha Kahin Ka, Manzil, Nauker, The Great Gambler, Jurmana

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Muqqdar Ka Sikandar, 

Usha Khanna:- Sajan Bina Suhagan..Madhuban Khushaboo.., Dada.Dil Ke Tukade Tukade..

Raghunath Sheth:- Ek Baar Phir (Ye Paudhe Ye Patte…Man Kahe Main Jhumun.Anuradha Paudwal – Bhupendra….(My all time favorite song) 

Khaiyyam:- Noori, Khandan

Ravindra Jain:- Pati Patni Aur Woh, Sunayana.

Rajesh Roshan:- Swarag Narak, Kala Patthar, Mr. Natwarlal, Ek Baap Chhe Bete. 

Sonik Omi:- Zulm Ki Pukar

Bappi Lahiri:- Suraksha.

Raj Kamal:- Sawan Ko Aane Do

Once again the LP dominates the show with maximum numbers of hit songs…The songs of Sargam have a clean sweep over the other film’s songs…

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Goutam Govinda, Suhag, Sargam, Jaani Dushman, Kartavya, Dil Ka Heera, Amar Deep, Kali Ghata..Yuvraj, Prem Vivah, Chunoti, Zalim..etc

Undisputedly Laxmikant-Pyarelal were chosen for the best music award, unanimously for the film ”SARGAM”, winning it for the third consecutive time. Thus Laxmikant-Pyarelal performed the Hat-Trick for the award. Beating Khayyam’s “Noori”, Rajesh Roshan’s “Kala Patthar” and “Mr Natarwal” and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s own “Jani Dushman”. 

“Sargam”, “Suhag”, “Jani Dushman”, “Muquaddar Ka Sikandar” and “Mr.Natwarlal” were the super hit films of the year.

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

No 36 Mannubhai Motor Chali ..Kishore..”Phool Khile Hai Gulshan Gulshan”

No 32 Dafaliwale..Lata-Rafi,” Sargam”

No 26 Chalo Re Doli Uthao ..Rafi..”Jaani Dushman”

No 20 Meri Dushman Hai Ye…Rafi..”Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki”

No 16 Main Tere Pyar Main Pagal..Kishore, Lata..”Prem Bandhan”

No 15 O Meri Jaan ..Kishore, Anuradha..”Jaani Dushman”

No 10 Tere Hathon Main Pehana Ke..Asha-Rafi..”Jaani Dushman”

No 06  Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki..Latta..”Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki”

No 04 Na Jane Kais ..Kishore, Rafi, Suman..”Badalte Rishte”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the Year 1980

A Year fully dominated by… Om

Shanti Om,… Sheesha Ho Ya Dil..LP and Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi Main Aaye..Biddu..

Slowly and steadily the hindi film music was taking turn. People’s choice has changed; 

R D Burman:- The Burning Train, Abdullah, Shaan, Kudarat, Phir Wohi Raat.

Khaiyyam:- Chambal Ki Kasam, Thodisi Bewafai

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Qurbani

Rajesh Roshan:- Lootmar, Yarana, Baton Baton Main

Ram Laxman:- Tarana ..Sultana Sultana Mera Naam Hai Sultana..

Bappi Lahiri:- Ehsan 

Once again Laxmikant-Pyarelal dominates the show..with style…

The songs of last year’s (Diwali 1979) release “Sargam” and “Suhag” very much in demand..This year too Laxmikant-Pyarelal dominated the year. Though R D Burman, Rajesh Roshan ( a one time assistant to Laxmikant-Pyarelal) and Khaiyyam did produce some good melodies. The songs of ”Karz”, ”Asha” and “Dostana” dominate the show for LP..

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Dostana, Judai, Karz, Ram Balram, Bandish, Asha, Jyoti Bane Jwala, Mang Bharo Sajana, Aas Pass, Hum Paanch, Waqt Ki Deewar ..etc. 

Once again undisputedly and unanimously Laxmikant-Pyarelal won the best music director award, for the fourth successive year, for their outstanding work for the an ever-fresh, ever-green musical score of “KARZ”. …Amar Akbar Anthony (’77)..Satyam Shivam Sundaram(’78)…Sargam(’79) and …Karz(’80)…no one can say that the music of these film is mediocre, third grade. The songs of all these films are still popular .This time Laxmikant-Pyarelal beats R D Burman’s “Shan”, Kalyanji-Anandji’s “Qurbani”, Khayyam’s “Thodisi Bewafai” and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s own “Asha”.

Mohammad Rafi died on 31st July, 1980..We are missing him a LOT…

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

TOP THREE SONGS …..of Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

No 32 Bane Chahe Dushman ..Kishore-Rafi..”Dostana”

No 30 Maar Gayi Muze …Kishore-Asha ..”Judai”

No 23 Parabat Ke Us Paar..Lata-Rafi..”Sargam”

No 22 Hum To Chale Pardes..Rafi..”Sargam”

No 16 Main To Beghar Haoun..Asha..”Suhag”

No 15 Main Sola Bars Ki ..Lata-Kishore..”Karz”

No 11 Teri Rab Ne Bana Di..Rafi, Asha, Shailendra..”Suhag”

No 09 Ai Yaar Sun Yari Teri..Rafi-Shailendra Sing-Asha..”Suhag”

No 07 Koyal Boli..Lata-Rafi..”Sargam”

No 03 Sheesha Ho Ya Dil..Lata.”Asha”

No 02 Om Shanti Om..Kishore..”Karz”

No 01 Dafliwale Dali Baja..Lata-Rafi..”Sargam”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1981

R D Burman:- Love Story, Rocky, Kaliya, Basera, Biwi O Biwi, Angoor

Bappi Lahiri:- Arman,(Rambha Ho) and Pyara Dushman (Hari Om Hari)

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Lawaris, Katilon Ka Katil.

Usha Khanna:- Aap To Aise Na The (Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Main)

Khayyam:- Unrao Jaan 

This year saw the debut of the two new music directors 

Shiv-Hari:- Silsila 

Anu Malik:- Poonam..(Mohabbat Rang Layegi Aahista Aahista )

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:– Ek Duje Ke Liye, Ek Hi Bhool, Kranti, Krodhi, Naseeb, Fifty Fifty, Pyasa Sawan, Ek Aur Ek Gyarah etc..

Once again the year belongs to Laxmikant-Pyarelal…In spite of the loss of Mohammad Rai to LP,,,they maintained no 1 position. This year LP gave opportunities to new generation singers like Suresh Wadkar, Nitin Mukesh, Anwar including a famous bhajan singer Anup Jalota and boldly introduced sensation from the south S P Balasubramaniam, a Mukesh substitute Dr. Kamalesh Awasthi from Baroda and gave some glorious musical hits. Also we have some beautiful duets of Kishore Kumar-Asha Bhonsle with LP. 

This year Laxmikant-Pyarelal narrowly missed the best music award. It was learnt that there was a long discussion for the best music award. LP’s “EK DUJE KE LIYE” and Kranti as well as “Naseeb” were strong contenders but jury decides to give it to Khaiyyam for his work in “Umrao Jaan” 

Singer S P Balasubramanium won the best singer awards both National Award as well as “Filmfare”..for his excellent singing in “Ek Duje Ke Liye”.

Female singer awards was won by Asha Bhonsle for “Umrao Jaan”..

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

As Many As top SEVEN out of TEN, songs belongs to Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

No 32 Hum Bane Tum Bane..Lata-SPB..”Ek Duje Ke Liye”

No 30 Mere Naseeb Main ..Lata “Naseeb”

No 27 Mere Dost Kissa..Rafi..”Dostana”

No 26 Lui Shamasha Ui..Lata-Nitin Mukesh..”Kranti”

No 16 Chal Chameli ..Lata-Suresh Wadkar..”Krodhi”

No 12 Ek Rasta Do Rahi..Rafi-Kishore..”Ram Balram”

No 10 John Jony Janardan..Rafi,.”Naseeb”

No 08 Mere Jeevan Sathi..SPB-Anurdha..”Ek Duje Ke Liye”

No 07 Mar Gayi Muze ..Kishore-Asha..”Judai”

No 06 Chana Zor Garam..Kishore, Rafi, Kishore, N Mukesh..”Granit 

No 05 Tere Mere Beech Main ..Lata/SPB..”Ek Duje Ke Liye” 

No 03 Chal Chal Mere Bhai..Rafi, Amitabh..”Naseeb”

No 02 Zindagi Ki Na Tute Ladi..Lata-N Mukesh..”Kranti”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1982

RD Burman:- Sanam Teri Kasam, Shakti, Teri Kasam, Satte Pe Satta, Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai, Bemisal, Shaukin, Kalaiya, Mahan. 

Ravi:- Nikaah

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Vidhata

Rajesh Roshan:- Khuddar, Kamchor

Bappi Lahiri:- Namak Halal, Disco Dancer. 

Naushad:-Dharam Kanta 

Khayyam:- Baazar. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Prem Rog, Apna Bana Lo, Desh Premi, Rajput, Deedar-E-Yaar, Raaste Pyar Ke, Ghazab, Jeevan Dhara, Mehandi Rang Layegi, Samrat etc..

Laxmikant-Pyarelal maintained top position with maximum no of hits. However RD Burman gave tough challenges to LP. Although this year’s Binaca Geet Mala was topped with the songs of Rajesh Roshan (Khuddar), Bappi Lahiri ( Namak Halal). 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal struggled to find the substitute of Rafi..This year LP tried a young singer from Vadodara (Baroda) Shabbir Kumar..

Laxmikant Pyarelal (PREM ROG), Bappi Lahiri (Namak Halal), Khayyam (Bazaar), Ravi

(Nikaah) and R. D. Burman (Sanam Teri Kasam) were the strong contenders for the best music award. 

After waiting for many years, finally, Filmfare gave justice to RD Burman and awarded him the best music award for his work in ”Sanam Teri Kasam”. . It was RD Burman’s first filmfare award. However RD Burman has given some outstanding music in the past. Sometimes we fail to understand the philosophy/logic of the juries of filmfare awards.

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

No 31  Megha Re Megha Re ..Lata-Suresh Wadkar..”Pyasa Sawan”

No 29  Meri Kismat Mein Tu Nahin Shayad.. Lata-Suresh Wadkar “ Prem Rog”

No 28  Mere Dildar Ka Baqpan ..Rafi-Kishore..”Deedar-E-Yaar”

No 25  Sara Din Satate Ho..Kishore-Asha..”Raaste Pyar Ke”

No 21  Mere Mehaboob Tuze Salam..Rafi-Asha.”Bagawat”

No 20  Apane Apane Miyan Pe..Asha..”Apana Bana Lo”

No 18  Khatoon Ki Khidamat Main…Kishore…”Desh Premi”

No 13  Chhod Maza Haat ..Kishore-Asha..”Fifty Fifty”

No 12  Main Tum Main Sama Jaoun..SPB-Asha..”Raaste Pyar Ke”

No 10 Mohbbat Hai Kya Cheez..Lata-Suresh..”Prem Rog”

No 09 Pyar Ka Vaada Fifty Fifty ..Asha-Kishore..”Fifty Fifty”

No 07 Hai Raju Hai Daddy..Rajeshwari-SPB ..”Ek Hi Bhool”

No 05 Main Hoon Prem Rogi..Suresh Wadkar..”Prem Rog”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1983

This year LP gave the music for the 12 movies. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal now completed 20 years in Hindi Film Music. They remained on top ever since the score of their first film “Parasmani”…1963. Laxmikant was just 26 years of age and Pyarelal was of 23 years, then. 

LP were knowing the pulses of the masses and what is the liking for the today’s generations and continue to compose the music –

R D Burman:- Swami Dada, Aamne Samne, Betab, Masoom, Bemisal, Pukar.

Khayyam:- Raziya Sultana

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Kalakar, Vidhata 

Bappi Lahiri:- Himmatwala, Justice Chaudhari, Naukar Biwi Ka.

Usha Khanna:- Sauten

Anu Malik:- Ek Jaan Hai Hum

This year we saw the emergence of one more new music director Nadeem Shravan..

This year also Laxmikant-Pyarelal maintained no 1 position by giving maximum numbers of hits. This year too LP found missing Mohammd Rafi. This year they heavily relied on Shabbir Kumar..Also gave some good songs to newly emerged female singer Alka Yagnik.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Hero, Arpan, Coolie, Avtaar, Woh Saat Din, Andha Kanoon, Prem Tapasya etc..

Laxmikant Pyarelal (HERO), Khayyam (Razia Sultan), R. D. Burman (Betaab and Masoom) and Usha Khanna (Souten), were nominated for the best music award. R D Burman won his second successive award for ”Masoom”.

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

For the second time, since 1963,  it was found LP songs missing in first TEN. 

29 Yeh Andha Kanoon Hai ..Kishore Kumar..”Andha Kanton”

25 Zindagi Mauj Udane Ka Naam ..Mahendra Kapoor “Avtaar” 

19 Likhne Wale Ne Likh Dale ..Lata-Suresh Wadkar..”Arpan”

12 Meri Kismat Main Tu Nahin Shayad. Lata-Suresh Wadkar “Prem Rog” 



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1984

This year too LP gave the music for as many as 15 films. 

RD Burman:- Sunny, Anand Aur Anand, Zameen Aasman, Manzil Manzil, Jawani, Bheema, Karishmaa, Maati Mange Khoon..

Bhappi Lahiri:- Quaidi, Makasad, Kamyab, Tohfa, Sharabi, Kasam Paida Karanewale Ki, Kaamyab, Wanted, Haisiyat. 

Anu Malik:- Sohni Mahiwal

Jagjit Singh:- Arth ….Tum Itana Jo Muskura Rahe Ho

With songs of “Hero”( released in late 1983) very much in demand in the year 1984, LP continued to be dominating the musical scores. But this year it was Bappi Lahiri gave tough challenges to LP. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Pyar Jhukta Nahin, Do Dilon Ki Dastan, Asha Jyoti, All Rounder, Aklmand, Inquilab, Ghar Ek Mandir. 

Anuradha Paudwal wins her first award for the song Mere Man Baje Mridang from ”Utsav. “

The best lyricists award also went to ”Utsav” for the ever-fresh Lata-Asha duet song Man Kyon Behaka Re Behaka to Shri Vasant Deo. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal ( UTSAV), Bappi Lahiri ( Tohfa) and Anu Malik ( Sohini Mahiwal) were strong contenders for the best music award. However Bappi Lahiri won his only music award for his work in ”Sharabi”.

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

26 Lambi Judai ..Reshma…”Hero” 

21 Bichhu Lad Gaya ..Kishore-Asha “Inquilaab” 

17 Mujhe Peene Ka Shonkh Nahin ..Shabbir-Anuradha “Coolie” 

11 Ding Dong O Babby Sing A Song ..Manhar Udhas-Anuradha Pandwal..”Hero”

10 Pyar Karnewale Kabhi ..Manhar Udhas- Lata “Hero”

08 Ooi Margayi Dr Babu..Alka Dagnik – Shailendra singh “Ghar Ek Mandir” 

05 Dono Jawani Ki Masti Main ..Shabbir – Asha ..”Coolie” 

01 Tu Mera Janu Hai .Anuradha-Manhar …”Hero” 


LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the Year 1985

This year LP gave the music for as many as 13 films. 

R D Burman:- Sagar, Sitamgar, Zabardast, Alag Alag, Lava, Hum Nau Jawan, Ruswai, Shiva Ka Insaaf.

Rajesh Roshan:- Aakhir Kyon

Bappi Lahiri:- Giraftar, Aitbar, Mohabbat, Babu, Saheb, Patal Bhairavi

Ravindra Jain:- Ram Teri Ganga Maili.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal confidently continues their musical journey and maintained the top position in terms of hit music. Likewise last year, this year too Bappi Lahiri gave some challenges to LP but it was not sufficient enough to snatchLP’s no 1 position.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Teri Meharbaniyan, Utsav, Ghulami, Jawab, Meri Jung, Radon Ki Kasam, Sarfarosh, Mera Ghar Mere Bachche, Mera Jawab

This year LP started using relatively new female singers like Kavitha Krishnmurthy, Alka Yagink, Anuradha Paudwal, S. Janaki etc.. at the same time on male singers, apart from Kishore Kumar, they also started giving songs to Shabbir Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Nitin Mukesh, Mahar etc. and produced some melodious songs. 

The biggest surprise was LP’s music in ”Sur Sangam”. The music pattern was changing, people’s liking had changed but this time LP did with style and kept the mouth shut of all the critics. Even today the music of “Sur Sangam” are in much demand. 

One can enjoy all the songs of “Sur Sangam” on

Laxmikant-Pyarelal (“SUR SANGAM” and “MERI JUNG” ), R D Burman (“Sagar”) and Ravindra Jain ( “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”) were strong contenders for the best music award. 

At the end Ravindra Jain wins his only award for the music of “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”.

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

32 Man Kyon Behka ..Lata-Asha..”Utsav”

26 Dil Bequrar Tha Dil Bequrar Hai..Anuradha-Shabbir..”Teri Meharbaniyan” 

18 Teri Meharbaniyan ..Shabbir Kumar ..”Teri Meharbaniyan” 

15 Zindagi Har Kadam .. Lata-Shabbir..”Meri Jung”

14 Ziihal-E-Mushkil ..Lata-Shabbir…”Ghulam”

10 Sri Devi Tu Nahin .Kishore Kumar…”Sarfarosh”

09 Tum Yaad Na Aaya Karo..Shabbir-Lata..”Jeene Nahi Doonga” 

05 Chahe Laakh Toofan Aaye..Lata-Shabbir..”Pyar Jhukata Nahin”

02 Tumse Mil Ke Na Jane Kyon ..Shabbir-Kavitha .”Pyar Jhukata Nahin” 



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1986

R D Burman:- Jeeva, Samundar, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Chameli Ki Shadi, Jaanbaz

Bappi Lahiri:- Tarzan, Suhagan. 

Laxmikant- Pyarelal:- Karma, Nagina, Aakhri Rasta, Aag Aur Shola, Naam, Love 86, Amrit , Nache Mayuri, Aap Ke Saath, Swarg Se Sunder, 

Once again it was a clean sweep by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. This year too no competition for LP. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal boldly introduced today’s sensational singer Sukhwinder Singh. Actually late Laxmikant herd young Sukhwinder Sing singing the song Sola Baras Ki Bali Umar Ko Salam in one of the functions in Punjab

and immediately called for recording the songs of “Naam” and “Karma”. Today he is right on top of his profession. 

LP were desperately looking for the substitute of Mohammad Rafi. This year they also introduced Mohammad Aziz. 

Other than Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle..LP continued trying new talented female singers Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal, Kavitha Krishmurthy and S. Janki

 and composed some popular and hit songs. 

Unfortunately this year filmfare did not announce any award. But it was sure Laxmikant-Pyarelal could have won the award either for ”Naam”, “Karma” or “Nagina”..There were no other major musical hits from any of the music directors in the year 1986.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 38 songs ) 

Once again top three songs belongs to Laxmikant-Pyarelal 

38 O Miss De De Kiss ..Suresh Wadekar-Shailendra Sigh …”Love 86”

35 Tu Kal Chala Jayega…Mohammad Aziz-Manhar..”Naam” 

34 Bol Baby Bol Rock-n-Roll ..Kishore-S Janki ..”Meri Jung” 

29 Bhala Hai Bura Hai….Anuradha..”Naseeb Apana Apana” 

27 Ek Ladaki Jiska Naam ..Mohammad Aziz-Kavita…”Aag Aur Shola”

26 Amiron Ki Shaam ..Mohammad Aziz…”Naam”..

23 Maika Piya Bulawe..Suresh Wadkar-Lata..”Sur Sangam” 

17 Man Kyon Behaka ..Lata-Asha ..”Utsav”

15 Pyar Kiya Hai ..Shabbir-Kavitha .”Pyar Kita Hai Pyar Karrende”

12 Chichi Aayi Hai..Pankaj Uhdes “Naam”

11 Bahron Ki Ranginiyon ..Shabbir..”Naseeb Apana Apana” 

07 Gori Ka Sajan..S Janaki-Mohammad Aziz..”Aakhri Rasta” 

05 Zindagi Har Kadam..Lata-Shabbir..”Meri Jung” 

03 Har Karam Apna Karenge..Kavitha-Mohammad Aziz..”Karma”

02 Duniya Main Kitana Ghum Hai..Mohammad Aziz..”Amrit” 

01 Yashoda Ka Nandlala…Lata Mangeshkar…”Sanjog” 



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the Year 1987

R D Burman:- Ijaazat, Apane Apane.

Bappi Lahiri:- Dance Dance, Aag Hi Aag

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Imandar, Kaliyug Aur Ramayan

Anu Malik:- Insaniyat Ke Dushman

Rajesh Roshan:- Khudgarz

Amar-Utpal:- Shanshanh

With the songs of LP’s “Naam”, “Nagina” and “Karma” released in late 1986, again Laxmikant-Pyarelal dominates the show for the year 1987. Laxmikant-Pyarelal introduced new singers. This time they introduced female singer Alisha Chinoy for the song Kate Nahin Katate ..I Love You… 

LP also gave some good songs to the other leading female singers like Alka Yagnik, Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Anuradha Paudwal. On the male singers they have to contend with Kishore Kumar and also gave some good melodies to Mohammad Aziz, Suresh Wadkar, Manahar, Shabbir Kumar etc. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Mr. India, Kudarat Ka Kanoon, Aulad, Mard Ki Zaban, Sindoor, Loha, Sansaar, Nazarana. 

This year too Filmfare did not announce any award and hence once again Laxmikant-Pyarelal lost the opportunity to win the best music award, unanimously, for the film ”MR INDIA”

On a very sad note music lover lost Kishore Kumar on 13th October, 1987. An end of an ERA.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 29 songs ) 

26 Na Tumne Kiya Na Maine Kiya …Lata…”Nache Mayuri”

24 Ram Ram Bol ..Shabbir-Alka-Kavita..”Hukumat” 

19 Naam Sare..Mohammad Aziz-Lata…”Sindoor” 

14 Hawa Hawai ..Kavita ..”Mr India”

13 De De Did Football..Kavitha..”Mr India” 

11 Karate Hai Hum Pyar..Kishore-Kavitha..”Mr India” 

08 Amiron Ki Sham..Mohammad Aziz..”Naam”

05 Tune Bechain Itna Kiya..Mohammad Aziz..”Nagina” 

04 Main Teri Dushaman…Lata….”Nagina”

03 Na Jaiyo Pardes..Kavitha..”Karma”

01 Chitthi Aayi Hai ..Pankaj Uhdes ..”Naam”



 LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the Year 1988

Bappi Lahiri:- Hatya, Kasam, 

Rajesh Roshan:- Dariya Dil, Khoon Bhari Mang, Kash

Usha Khanna:- Pyar Ki Jeet

Anu Malik:- Jeete Hai Shan Se

Uttam-Jagdish:- Waris

Ravi:- Awam

This year Hindi Film Music witnessed the emergence of new talented, young music directors, Anand-Milind, sons of music directors Chitragupt and one time assistants to Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Anand-Milind:- Quyamat Se Quyamat. 

This year also Laxmikant-Pyarelal remined on top with super hit music of “Dayawan”, ”Tezaab”, “Eeshwar” etc. This year Laxmi-Pyare introduced Jolly Mukharjee. They also give a huge all time hit song to Alka Yagnik. Ek Do Teen . 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Eeshwar, Tezaab, Dayawan, Biwi Ho To Aisi, Ram Awatar, Gharana, Pyar Mohabbat, Pyar Ka Mandir and many more. 

Filmfare started giving awards this year. Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s super duper musical hit ”TEZAABb” and Anand-Milind’s “Quyamat Se Quyamat Tak” were only strong contenders for the best music award. Jury decides to give it to”Quyamat Se Quyamat Tak”. Thus Anand-Milind got their only filmfare award. 

Today’s famous singer Udit Narayan also started his carrier and won the best award for the singer, for Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega…

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 27 songs ) 

27 Log Jahan Par Rahate Hai ..Suresh-Mohmmad Aziz-Kavita..”Pyar Ka Mandir”

25 Phool Gulab Ka…Anuradha-Mohammad Aziz..”Kiwi Ho To Aisi”

22 Maine Hi Ek Geet Likha Hai…Shabbir Kumar..”Hamara Khandan” 

17 Patazad Sawan Basant Bahar..Suresh Wadkar-Lata, “Sindoor” 

13 Keh Do Ki Tum Meri Ho ..Anuradha-Amit Kumar..”Tezaab”

12 Jab Pypar Kiya ..Mohammad Aziz-Anuradha ..”Watan Ke Rakhwale”

11 Aaj Phir Tum Se Pyar Aaya Hai..Anuradha-Pankaj Uhdes “Dayavaan” 

09 Ek Do Teen Chaar..Alka Yagnik/Amit Kumar..”Tezaab”

07 Ungli Mein Angoothi ..Mohammad Aziz-Lata ,,”Ram Avtar” 

02 Tuze Itna Pyar Karen..Lata-Shabbir,.’’”Kudrat Ka Kanoon”



LP v/s Other Musical Hits for the Year 1989

This year LP gave the music for as many as 15 films and at the same time they crossed the 400 number. Subhash Ghai’s ”Ram Lakhan” was Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s 400th film. 

Bappi Lahiri:- Love Love Love

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Data, Tridev

Anand Milind:- Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka

Anu Malik:- Toofan 

Shiv-Hari:- Chandani

Hasan Jahangir:- Hawa Hawa Ye Bata

Ram-Laxman:- Maine

Pyar Kiya..

Once again Laxmikant-Pyarelal continues to top the number of hits in this year too. This year KA (Tridev) , Ram Laxman (Maine Pyar Kiya), and Shiv-Hari (Chandani) gave some challenges to LP. 

It is interesting to note that LP composed some good / popular / hit music by using the new names like, Mohammad Aziz, Alka Yagnik, Kavitha Krishnmurthy, Manahar Udhas, Amit Kumar. They also gave few songs to Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle and Mahendra Kapoor. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Ram Lakhan, Batwara, Santosh, Chalbaaz, Nigahen, Bhrashtachaar, Bade Ghar Ki Beti etc.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s ”RAM LAKHAN”, Kalyanaji-Anandji’s “Tridev”, Shiv-Hari’s “Chandani” and Ram Laxman’s “Maine Pyar Kiya” were the strong contenders for the best music award. Jury decides not to give it to LP’s “Ram Lakhan” but to give it to Ram Laxman’s “Maine Pyar Kiya”…

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 22 songs ) 

19 Chahe Tu Meri Jaan Le Le..Jolly Mukharjee..”Dayavan” 

18  Dil Tera Kisne Toda..Mohammad Aziz..”Dayavan” 

10 Muze Tumse Hai Kitten …Manhar Udhas-Anuradha “Ram Lakhan”

08 So Gaya Ye Jahan..Nitin Mukesh, Alka, Shabbier “Tezaab”

07 Tere Lakhan Ne Bada Dukh..Lata Mangeshkar..”Ram Lakhan” 

06 Kehdo Ke Tum Ho ..Anuradha-Amit Kumar..”Tezaab”

04 Hum Tumhe Itan Pyar Karenge..Anuradha-Mohammad Aziz…”Bees Saal Baad”

01 One Two Ka Four..Mohammad Aziz..”Ram Lakhan” 



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1990..

This year LP gave the music for as many as 20 films. 

Bappi Lahiri:- Aaj Ka Arjun, Ghar Ka Chirag, 

Rajesh Roshan:- Kishan Kanhaiyya, 

Anand Milind:- Aayi Milan Ki Raat, Dil, Baaghi. 

Anu Malik:- Tum Mere Ho

Ved Pal:- Sauntan Ki Beti

Nadeem-Shravan:- Aashiqui 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Izzatdaar, Jamai Raja, Pati Patni Aur Tawayaf, Jeevan Ek Sangharsh, Khilaaf, Hatimtai, Agneepath, Sheshnaag etc..

This year although LP gave maximum films and tried number of new singers, also tried new combinations for duet..but ..but for the first time in last 28 years LP’s songs were not appearing in the top first five. The only saving grace was the song from “Pati Patni Aur Tawaif”..Kehna Na Tum Kisi Se ( 8th position in Binaca Geet Mala) was a hit but not to the reputation of LP. 

This year there was also a rift between Laxmikant and Pyarelal both of them almost decided to separate. For two weeks no talk, no recording of the songs of unusual thing….Lata Mangeshkar, Music director Naushad, Producer-Director Subhash Ghai took the initiative and resolved the rift between Laxmikant and Pyarelal. Till date no one knows what had happened to the long lasting friendship of L and P.It is still a secret . But it has certainly affected them heavily. 

This year’s musical show was stolen by Nadeem-Shravan for their super duper music in ”Aashiqui”…the songs were like a storm this year. Anand-Milind also gave some excellent music in ”Dil”. It was one of the rare year in which Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s name did not appear in the nominations for the best music award. Nadeem-Shravan, unanimously, won the best music award, for their excellent work in ”Ashiqui”.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 26 songs ) 

25 Tera Bimar Mera Dil..Mohammad Aziz-Kavita.”Chalbaaz” 

21 Kehna Na Tum Yeh Kisi Se..Salma Agha-Mohammad Aziz..”Pati Patni Aur Tawaif”

19 Na Jane Kahan Se Aayi Hai..Amit-Kavitha- “Chaalbaaz” 

05 Jumma Chumma De De…Sudesh Bhonsle..”Hum” 



 LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the Year 1991

Nadeem Shravan:- Sajan, Dil Hai Ke Manata Nahin, Sadak, Phool Aur Kaante

Ram Laxman:- Patthar Ke Phool, 100 Days.

Hridaynath Mangeshkar:- Lekin

Anand-Milind:- Kurban, Baaghi

Bappi Lahiri:-Phool Bane Angare, First Love Letter

Rajesh Roshan:- Bahar Aane Tak

Ravindra Jain:- Heena

Shiv-Hari:- Lamhe 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Narsimha, Hum, Prahar, Pyar Ka Devata, Saudagar, Hum, Badi Bahan, Prahar, Ajooba and many more.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal has some mega hit songs from “Hum”, “Saudagar”. Music of “Prahar” was different from other LP’s musical hits in the nineties. Quantity wise LPs were on top. LP once again bounced back to number 1 position which was affected because of the rift between L and P, last year. At the same time Laxmikant-Pyarelal started regularly using new generations singers like Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. They also boldly introduced Sudesh Bhonsle and Vinay Mandke and Alpana Deshpande. Whenever situation demanded LP also gave some good songs for Lata Mangeshkar. 

This year Nadeem-Shravan gave a real challenge to LP. It was a balanced equation of the hit songs from LP and NS. I would say being fresh in Nadeem-Shravan’s music they have an edge this year. Ram-Laxman also gave some good music. Hridaynath Mangeshkar’s “Lekin” music was also a highlight of the year. 

Best Music Award..Once again Laxmikant-Pyarelal were nominated for “HUM” and “SAUDAGAR”, Hridaynath Mangaeshkar was nominated for “Lekin”, Nadeem-Shravan were nominated for “Sajan” and “Phool Aur Kaate”. FinallyNadeem-Shravan won their second successive award for the best music for their melodious music in “Sajan”.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 28songs ) 

19 Imali Ka Buta ..Sudesh Bhonsle-Mohammad Aziz..”Saudagar” 

15 Kagaz Kalam Dawat ..Mohammad Aziz-Shoah Joshi..”Hum” 

11 Jaon Tum Chahe Jahan  ..Amit Kumar-Alka Yagnik  “Narsinha” 

09 Ilu Ilu Kya Hai..Manhar-Kavitha..”Saudagar” 

05 Saudagar Sauda Kar..Kavitha-Manhar-Sukhvinder Singh. “Saudagar” 



Rajesh Roshan: Khel

Nadeem-Shravan: Dil Ka Kya kasoor, Deewana

Anand-Milind: Beta, Bol Radha Bol, Vansh, Sangeet

Jatin-Lalit: Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, Khiladi, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman

Bappi Lahiri: Zindagi Ek Juaa

Viju Shah: Vishwatma

Shyam-Surender: Mashooq, 

Anu Malik: Chamatkar

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:–Khuda Gawah, Heer Ranjha, audio of Roop Ki Rani ChoronKa Raja

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 23songs ) 

22 Tu Roop Ki Raani ..Amit Kumar-Kavita..”Room Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja” 

13 Pee Pee Piya ..Alka-Udit Narayan..”Prem Deewane” 

03 Tu Meze Kubul Main Tuze Kubul ..Mohammad Aziz-Kavitha..”Khuda Gawah”



Nadeem-Shravan: Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke

Shiv-Hari: Darr, Sahibaan

Dr Bhupen Hazarika: Rudaali

Jatin-Lalit: Audio of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

Anu Malik: Baazigar, Sir, Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi

Anand-Milind: Anari

A.R.Rahman: Roja

Bappi Lahiri: Dalaal, Aankhen

Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar: Maya Memsaab

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Khalnayak, Aashiq Aawara, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Tejaswini…

Laxmikant-Pyarelal nominated for best music award for “KHALNAYAK”. The award was won by Anu Malik for “Bazigar” 

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 25songs ) 

23 Main Tera Aashiq  Hoon “Gumrah” ..Roop Kumar Rathod

16 Nayak Nahin Kahalnayak Houn Main …Vinod Rathod-Kavitha..”Khalnayak”  

01 Cholli Ke Pichhe Kya Hai …Alka Yagnik-Ila Aroon “Khalnayak” 


Due to sickness of Laxmikant, LP had reduced the work. Still they give many hit songs till 1998,

Raj Kumar, Bhairavi, Dilber, Prem Granth, Prem, Trimurti, Tejaswini, Dhun and Deewana Mastana.. 

And the Long – Playing Partnership broken:-

On 25th May, 1998 the Long Playing Record Breaking Partnership of Laxmikant-Pyarelal broke as Shri Laxmiknat died of kidney failure. This partnership lasted for 36 non stop years.  The entire Hindi Film Music lovers were stunned.  

I remember the LP’s one of the finest compositions sung by late Mukesh from Film “Pushpanjali” ….”Duniya Se Jane Wale Jane Chale Jate Hai Kahan Kaise Dhundhe Koi Unko Nahin Kadamon Ke Hi Nishan”….

LONG LIVE Laxmikant-Pyarelal MUSIC

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta (Georgia), USA, 24th, May, 2020.

My Love For Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music.

Very recently I came across with Mr. Mohinder Chugh, Music Lover. I interact with him and he has converted my talks in an”interview”. Mr Mohinder has recorded this conversation from New Delhi (India) whereas I am in Atlanta (USA). Due to which sometimes sound quality has affected. But I am sure Laxmikant-Pyarelal Fans would enjoy it. Please put your honest comments, in YouTube channel and also “Like” it. Thanks ! Long Live Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music.

Ajay Poundarik , Atlanta (USA). 8th May, 2020. 

Pantomimist Sanjeev Kumar and Songful Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Pantomimist Sanjeev Kumar and Songful Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Versatile actor Sanjeev Kumar started his film career, with a limited role of police inspector, in the film ‘Hum Hindustani’, released in 1960. Sanjeev Kumar had to wait till 1965 when he started acting as a lead role in ‘Nishan’. 

Affiliation of Sanjeev Kumar with Laxmikant-Pyarelal started with a superhit musical made by    L V Prasad “Raja Aur Rank” released in 1968.  Sanjeev Kumar have worked close to 30 films which has the music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Raja Aur Rank      1968

Satyakam             1969

Jeene Ki Raah      1969

Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke   1968

Khilona  1970

Devi     1970

Bachpan  1970

Man Mandir    1971

Subah-O -Sham   1972 ( Made and Partially Financed by Government of IRAN)

Suraj Aur Chanda   1973

Manchali      1973

Anhonee     1973

Shandaar    1974

Naya Din Nayi Raat    1974

Apne Rang Hazar   1975

Aakraman   1975

Do Ladkiyan  1976

Apnapan    1977

Iman Dharam  1977

Maan Apman  1978

Jaani Dushman   1978

Hum Paanch  1980

Jyoti Bane Jwala   1980

Waqt Ki Deewar    1981

Ladies Tailor   1981

Hero 1983

Bad Aur Badnam    1984

Qatl  1985

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have utilised following of the singers for Sanjeev Kumar

Mohammad Rafi

KIshore Kumar


Binaca Geetmala :-

Total 15 songs from Sanjeev Kumar films, music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal, appeared in Binaca Geetmala Finals. The songs of Raja Aur Rank, Devi, Khilona, Suraj Aur Chanda, Manchali, Anhonee, Apane Rang Hazar etc. were regularly appeared in weekly countdown. 

Major Binaca Geetmala Finals 

1968  11th   position  Mera Naam Hai Chameli    Raja Aur Rank

1970  5 th    position  Khilona Jaan Kar Tum To   Khilona

1970  11th   position  Shadi Ke Liye Razamand   Devi 

1974  25th   position  Gham Ka Fasana               Manchali

1974  25th   position  O Manchali Kahan Chali    Manchali

1979  26th   position  Chalo Re Doli Uthao          Jaani Dushman

Filmfare Awards.

1970 “Khilona” was awarded the best feature film. 

Review of Sanjeev Kumar’s selected songs, composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal

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.

Raja Aur Rank        1968

The film is a  story of a prince and a pauper. It is a Costume hindi movie, directed by K. P. Atma, for the producer L V Prasad (Prasad Productions) starring Sanjeev Kumar, Nazima, Nirupa Roy, Ajit, Kumkum and Mahesh Kothare (in double roll). It has very popular songs which carry the audiences to the cinema hall. Each and every song was hit.

-Tu Kitni Achchhi Hai O Maa ….Lata (most popular song on “MAA”, Mother. 

-Mera Naam Hai Chameli…..Lata..(Lata – LP classic)

-Mere Raja Mere Lal...Asha -Usha

-Rang Basanti …Rafi-Lata

-O Kanhaiya ….Lata – Manna Dey

-Firkiwali Tu Kal Phir Aana…  Mohammad Rafi (Anand Bakshi)

Super hit song, still popular, filmed on Sanjeev Kumar and Nazima.Romantically written, rendered and mellifluously orchestrated song. Rhythm of DHOLAK is worth listening to. Prelude and the interludes are excellently decorated with VIOLINS, GUITAR and BASS CLARINET.

Devi   1970

The film stars Sanjeev Kumar – Nutan. It has some melodious songs. The famous pop singer Usha Uthup (Usha Iyer) was introduced for the first time in this film.

-Ek Hai Sab Hindustani….Asha

Kya Jhootha Lagta Hai ...Rafi

-Jogan Pritam Ki...Usha Iyer

-Shadi Ke Liye Raja Mand Kar Li… Mohammad Rafi (Anand Bakshi)

Hit song of the film. Filmed on Sanjeev Kumar – Nutan. Typical LP style composition with  accordant DHOLAK / TABLA rhythm. Since it is a pre-wedding song SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM are orchestrated with VIOLINS, in both the interludes.  

-Teri Haseen Nigahonk Ka..  .Mohammad Rafi – Lata Manngeshkar. (Anand Bakshi)

Sweet and melodious duet. Interludes are orchestrated with SITAR, symphony style VIOLINS, FLUTE, SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM and ACOUSTIC GUITAR.  FLUTE is awesomely used as a ‘filler’ in ‘Mukhada’ . 

Khilona   1970 

It was a huge hit movie, made by L V Prasad (Prasad Productions). Sweet sounding music is an asset of the film. Both Sanjeev Kumar and Mumtaz  with their powerful acting got the ‘star’ status. It was awarded, filmfare, the “best picture” of 1970. Actress Mumtaz also won the best actress filmfare award. an asset of the film. Sovereign direction from Chandan Vohra.

Sanam Tu Bewafa Ke Naam Se….Lata

-Khush Rahe Tu Sada…….M. Rafi

-Main Sharabi Nahin….Asha-Rafi

-Ek Natak Kavi...Lata – Manna Dey

-Roz Roz Rozi...Asha – Kishore

-Khilona Jaan Kar Tum…..Mohammad Rafi (Anand Bakshi)

Famous song, title song, rendered by Rafi sahab with pain. No words to describe the elegance of Mohd Rafi. The song starts with the ‘aalap’. It has a wonderful DHOLAK  rhythm. Interludes are beautifully orchestrated with SITAR, MANDOLIN, VIOLINS and SAROD. In the second interlude symphony, VIOLINa are tunefully synchronized with SHEHNAI. 

Bachpan   1970

It was produced and directed by K P Atma. Starring Sanjeev Kumar – Tanuja. Good music.

-Mother Mary  ..Lata 

-Parda Uthne Wala Hai…Lata

-Are Munia Re Munia ...Kishore

-Aaya Re Khilone Wala ...Mohammad Rafi (Anand Bakshi)

Mohammad Rafi, Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal at their melodious best. The ‘prelude’ of 24 seconds, full of FLUTE, Symphony Style VIOLINS set the mood of this sorrowful song. ‘Antara’ has a mellifluous filler of FLUTE. The beauty of this song is ::(From 1.38 to 1.50 ) Rafi Saab gives 4 seconds ‘pause’ to enjoy the SANTOOR. Then there is “rhythmic” ‘pause’ Rafi saab’s tuneful rendering and the ‘stroke’ of SANTOOR. Both the ‘interludes’ are orchestrated with symphony style VIOLINS and FLUTE. Song is filmed on SANJEEV KUMAR

Man Mandir   1971

Musical hit film starring Sanjeev Kumar-Waheeda Rehman

-Ai Meri Aankhon Ke Sapne...Lata-Mukesh (an excellent ‘lory’ / lullaby)

-Aa Aaja Abhi Nahin…..Kishore-Asha

-Munna Jayega Bazaar…Suman Kalyanpur

-Jadugar Tere Naina… Kishore Kumar – Lata Mangeshkar (Rajendra Krishnan)

An extremely melodious song. Breezing orchestra arrangements with the use of IRANI SANTOOR, SAXOPHONE and SYMPHONY style VIOLINS synchronised with BONGO/CONGA Drums rhythm. Sanjeev Kumar-Waheeda Rehman.

Suraj Aur Chanda     1973

Directed by T. Ramarao, it was a “King – Queen” drama starring Sanjeev Kumar and Rita Haskar with some very good song.

-Honi To Hoke Rahe …Mukesh-Lata

-Gaon Main Pipple...Rafi

-Tere Naam Ka Deewana. ..  Mohammad Rafi (Anand Bakshi)

Melodious tune, beautifully orchestrated in Symphony style VIOLINS with traditional LP DHOLAK rhythm. Enjoy the ‘pause’ at 0.30 for 3 seconds highlighting the DHOLAK rhythm & SITAR, as filler.  Interludes are instrumented with SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM,  SANTOOR, SITAR and VIOLINS. 

Manchali      1973

Producer – Director Raja Nawathe’s musical hit film. Sanjeev Kumar opposite Leena Chandavarkar. It was a comedy film, well directed and acted. 

-Kali Kali Chume...Lata

-Tan Man Dhan Sab Hai Tera…Mukesh

-Mile Kahin Do Ajnabi…Kishore

Ghum Ka Fasana   Kishore Kumar-Leena Chandavarkar (Anand Bakshi)

Glamorous as well as effortless rendering by Kishore Kumar. Amorously supported by LEENA ji.  Absorbing as well as entertaining DHOLAK rhythm. “Interludes” are euphonically orchestrated with GUITAR, SANTOOR, FLUTE as well as VIOLINS. Interestingly DHOLAK rhythm disappears in “Interludes”.  Both Sanjeev Kumar as well as Leena Chandavarkar look glamorous. 

-O Manchali Kahan Chali…  Kishore Kumar (Anand Bakshi)

Super-hit song. Prelude of 34 seconds BASS GUITAR, VIOLINS, ELECTRIC GUITAR wonderfully synchronized with BONGO DRUM rhythm. Brilliant take off by Kishor Kumar.

ओ मनचली कहाँ चली…it has a BONGO DRUM rhythm. GUITAR sounds good as filler, after every word ओ मनचली कहाँ चली rendered by Kishore Kumar. First interlude is orchestrated with SAXOPHONE and VIOLINS.  

Naya Din Nayi Raat   1974

Sanjeev Kumar in NINE different roles. Jaya Bhaduri was the leading lady. Was an average hit film with good music. 

-Didi Teri Shadi...Lata

-Sanam Na Jao Abhi…Asha

-Main Wohi Wohi Baat…..Mohammad Rafi (Rajendra Krishnan)

Lively involved voice, supported by the great Saneev Kumar’s restrained but natural performance for this tipsy song. Enraptured “prelude” of 26 seconds full of IRANI SANTOOR, SAXOPHONE, ELECTRIC GUITAR, ACOUSTIC GUITAR and ACCORDION with the “boozy” entry from Sanjeev Kumar at the same time brilliant take off by Rafi Saab. “Interludes” are euphonically orchestrated with ELECTRIC GUITAR, ACCORDION, SYMPHONY VIOLINS and IRANI SANTOOR. Just listen to the second “interlude”delirious “aalap” by Rafi Saab, SYMPHONY VIOLINS and the awesome overlapping sound effect of IRANI SANTOOR with ACCORDION. In-spite of the use of western instruments the DHOLAK ‘rhythm gives you an ear-pleasing moment throughout the song.

-Krishna Krisihna Bolo Krishna…..Lata Mangeshkar- Kishore Kumar (Rajendra Krishnan)

One of the rarest of rare ‘devotional’ song sung by Kishore Kumar (with Lata Mangeshkar).

“Prelude” of 34 seconds is full of traditional religious instruments, sets the mood of this extremely melodious song. Kishorji’s beautiful take off, rendering, “Krishna Krishna” is a mesmerizer. Entire song is rendered in a ‘soft’ voice and on high pitch too. The song is orchestrated with SITAR and FLUTE with the ‘rhythm’ of MRIDANGAM. Another ‘beauty’ of this “Bhajan” is the overlapping sound effect of rendering of Kishoreji and Lataji, in different tunes and notes

Apne Rang Hazaar   1975

-Ganga Mein Duba Na Jamuna Main Duba…Lata Mangeshkar (Anjan)

The song, ‘prelude’ of 16 seconds, starts with ‘stroke’ IRANI SANTOOR followed by FLUTE  awesomely synchronized with enthralling DHOLAK rhythm which is consistent throughout the song. The first ‘interlude’ is orchestrated with MANDOLIN, BRASS INSTRUMENT and VIOLINS. Second ‘interlude’ starts with VIOLINS and wonderful work on FLUTE and VIOLINS. Mellifluously rendered by Lata Mangeshkar. This beautiful song is filmed on Leena Chandavarkar & Sanjeev Kumar.

Jaani Dushman   1979

This  was a horror film produced / directed by Rajkumar Kohlli. It was a  musical hit.

-Tere Haathon Mein Pehna Ke Chudiya …Rafi-Asha

-Sare Rishte Naate ..Lata

-Aisi Waisi Na Samajh….Asha

O Meri Jaan ….Kishore – Anuradha

-Sun Bhai Sadho….Mahendra-Kishore-Asha

-Chalo Re Doli Uthao …..Mohammad Rafi  (Verma Malik)

Perfect wedding song. Orchestrated with SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM and VIOLINS. Wonderful DHOLAK rhythm.

Ladies Tailor     1981

It was an average hit movie with beautiful songs.

-Do Chahne Walon Ki Mulaqat Hai Wallah…..Mohmmad Rafi – Lata Mangeshkar (Majrooh Sultanpuri)

An extremely melodious song. ‘Prelude’ of 59 seconds starts with SARANGI, FLUTE and VIOLINS. It stops at 54, starts of DHOLAK rhythm, synchronised with the GHUNGROO BELLS, it’s one type of “pause” for 3 seconds. First interlude SARANGI, FLUTE synchronising with each other. VIOLINS synchronizing with SANTOOR. Third interlude starts with MANDOLIN, FLUTE, SANTOOR and VIOLINS. Last interlude FLUTE, VIOLINS, SHEHNAI. GHUNGROO BELLS continue to play with rhythm, throughout the song. It is filmed on Sanjeev Kumar and Reena Roy. 

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta, (Georgia), USA

Laxmikant-Pyarelal using Huge, Enriched and Melodious Orchestra. “BOBBY” 1973.

हम तुम एक कमरे मैं बंद हो !! और चाबी खो जाये !! ‘BOBBY’ 1973.

(Rishi Kapoor & Dimple Kapadia)

One of the best songs composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal using Huge, Enriched and Melodious Orchestra arrangements. It has >>Three differently tuned “Antaras” + Three differently composed “Interludes”…MESMERISING ORCHESTRA arrangements.

Toe Stepping RHYTHM :- Intermixing of IRANI SANTOOR”+ ACCORDION + BONGO Drums.Singing “Pauses”. There are many singing “Pauses” of 4 seconds, in the song. The First is at 0.27 seconds, immediately after singing..हम तुम s s s . Highlighting the wonderfully orchestrated ‘rhythm’.(हम तुम ढण ढण टण टण, ढण ढण टण टण, ढण ढण टण टण, एक कमरे मैं बंद हो ढण ढण टण टण, ढण ढण टण टण, ढण ढण टण टण

First Interlude:- Beautiful display of ACCORDION, GUITAR and VIOLINS.

Second Interlude:- VIOLA, IRANI SANTOOR Lata’s beautiful sound (आलाप) ..

Third Interlude:- ACOUSTIC GUITAR, SAXOPHONE,, VIOLINS, MOUTHORGAN, FRENCH HORN and VIOLAS.Rhythmic “Pause”. at 6.32 for 2 seconds.

Postlude:- ACCORDION + SAXOPHONE.An uncomplicated tune with simple words is mellifluously orchestrated with TOE STEPPING RHYTHM.

Another specialty of this song is the “OVERLAPPING” sound effects of various instruments in all the ‘interludes’.

I would rate this song is one of the finest compositions from the desk of Laxmikant-Pyarelal, in terms or orchestra arrangements.

FINALLY>>>You cannot listen to this song without the Original Orchestra.
Music:- Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Lyrics:- Anand Bakshi
Singer:- Lata Mangeshkar & Shailendra Singh.

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta (Georgia), USA.