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Fascinating Hema Malini and Symphonious Laxmikant-Pyarelal

The association of actress Hema Malini with Laxmikant-Pyarelal started in 1969/1970 through the film Sharafat . It was Hema Malini’s fifth Hindi Film. In-Form duo, music directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Sharafat was their 70th film. In the span of 22 years, the duo has scored the music for 34 films of Hema Malini.

The film was produced by Madan Mohla and directed by Asit Sen. The very first film of this Fascinating Hema Malini and Symphonious Laxmikant-Pyarelal went on to become a super hit.

It was also First film of Dharmendra – Hema Malini, the most successful and popular, pair of Hindi cinema. Dharmendra-Hema Malini pair was lucky to have as many as 17 numbers (out of total 26 films of Dharmendra and Hema Malini) of the films in which Laxmikant-Pyarelal have scored the music.

In 1977 Hema Malini produced the film “Dream Girl“, starring the popular pair of Dharmendra – Hema Malini, with music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal .

Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Hema Malini

The final Binaca Geetmala Songs:-  Hema Malini and  Laxmikant-Pyarelal have 28 numbers of the final songs, the  highest numbers of the songs by any music directors for Hema Malini. Zindagi Ki Na Tute Ladi from Kranti, second spot in 1981.  

Undoubtedly, Laxmikant-Pyarelal has utilized Lata Mangeshkar’s voice for most of  Hema Malini’s songs. This is to note that Hema Malini has also sung the songs under Laxmikant-Pyarelal in the films Dream Girl and Aap Beati (with Shashi Kapoor).

List of the Films:- HEMA MALINI & LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL 

1970:- 1 Sharafat, 1971:- 2 Abhinetri,  3 Raja Jani, 1972:- 4 Gora Aur Kala,          1973: 5 Gehri Chaal, 6 Dost, 7 Amir Garib, 8   Dulhan, 1975:- 9 Pratigya,               1976:- 10 Naach Uthe Sansar, 11 Charas, 12 Maa, 13 Aap Beati, 14 Dus Numbari,  15 Jaaneman, 1977:- 16 Dream Girl, 17 Chacha Bhatija, 18 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein.     1979 :- 19 Dil Ka Heera. 1980:- 20 Bandish 1981:- 21 Krodhi, 22 Kranti, 23 Naseeb,  24 Meri Aawaz Suno. 1982:- 25 Samrat, 26 Farz Aur Kanoon, 27 Do Dishayen,  28 Rajput, 29 Bagawat, 30 Desh Premee, 1983:- 31 Andha Kanoon, 1984:- 32 Sharara, 1989:- 33 Santosh. 1991:- 34 Jamai Raja

Few Songs Of Hema Malini Composed By Laxmikant-Pyarelal Are Being Reviewed.

The orchestra arrangements in “Preludes” and “Interludes” used to be the assets of the  songs composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Listen to the songs, listed below, after reading the write up, explaining peculiarities, for each of the songs, you will enjoy it more.

Sharafat  1970                                                                                                                                 The first film with the legendary jodi of Hema Malini-Dharmendra and the chemistry is visible from the get-go. If you’re a fan of Hema Malini and her graceful dancing in any movie, you’ll love the songs of Sharafat, which exploit her talent excellently. Lata Mangeshkar has sung as many as five solo songs and all are great.               

Jeevan Data Jagat Pita Tum.…Lata

Sharafat Chhod Di Maine ..Lata (The most popular song of the film)

— Pehale Na Dekha Aise Kisi Ne …..Lata (amazing work on Sitar)

— Mera Rasta Rok Rahe Hai …Lata

— Ek Din Aapne Yaad Kiye.…Asha

and the melodious Mujra

— Duniya Ne Sunali Hai Chhupke

( Songwriter Anand Bakshi. Singer Lata Mangeshkar)     

 An extremely melodious ‘mujra’. The song is awesomely woven around the glimpses of HARMONIUM, as a filler, in surround sound and also in ‘interludes’. Interludes are orchestrated with HARMONIUM, VIOLINS, SAROD, SITAR and FLUTE. The rhythm of DHOLAK / TABLA synchronised with GHUNGROO BELLS. 

Abhinetri  1971

It was Subodh Mukharjee’s musical hit movie. Once again Album is dominated by Lata Mangeshkar who has sung as many as 6 songs, including 4 solos. All songs are melodious and wonderfully composed. 

O Ghata Sawari ….Lata (Fabulous melody and composition)

Dhadkan Har Dil Ki …. Lata

— Khinche Humse Sanware ….Lata (Beautiful DHOLAK rhythm)

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa….Lata-Kishore (The most popular song of the film)

Milte Hi Rahenge Hum …. Lata-Mahendra – K.

Bane Bade Raja ….Asha Bhosle. 

and the most melodious 

Sajna More Sajna ….Lata

(Songwriter Majrooh Sultanpuri. Singer Lata Mangeshkar)

Entire song is woven around the glimpses of SANTOOR (by Pt. Shivkumar Sharma) and FLUTE (by Pt. Hariprasasd Chaurasia). The “prelude’ of 34 seconds is full of SANTOOR as well as Lataji’s HUMMING. It also has a beautiful “Paus” of 5 to 6 secoonds. One can listen to the “rhythm” DHOLAK / TABLA.  Awesome take off   >> सजना ओ सजना<< by Lataji and the wonderful ‘stroke’ of SANTOOR, before “antara” starts. The first “interlude” has a wonderful overlapping sound effect of SANTOOR & FLUTE. Mesmerizing second ‘interlude’ starts with VIOLINS, in ‘symphony’ style. Lataji’s HUMMING brilliantly synchronized with SANTOOR and FLUTE and this is the best melodious composition of the song. 

Raja Jaani  1972

Again it is Lata Mangeshkar dominated album. Musically, super-hit. All songs hit.

Aa Aaja Aaja Kuchh  Kehja… Lata

Duniya Ka Mela Mele Mein Ladaki ….Lata

Mubarak Ho Tuze Ae Dil…Lata 

ABCD Chhodo …Lata

Jaani O Jaani….Kishore Kumar 

and very sweet song

Kitna Maja Aa Raha Hai….Lata

(Songwriter Anand Bakshi. Singer Lata Mangeshkar)

16 seconds of ‘prelude’ contains VIOLINS as well as melodious HUMMING by Lataji.

Another beauty of this song is the mellifluous use of surround sound of VIOLINS in ‘symphony’ style, in ‘Mukhada’ as well as in “Antara”. SANTOOR is beautifully used in the ‘Interludes”.This song has different tunes in the first & second “antara”. An ‘ear-pleasing’ DHOLAK rhythm. Hema Malini looks beautiful and charming. It is the rarest of rare song, filmed on Prem Chopra.  

Gora Aur Kala   1972

(Songwriter Anand Bakshi. Singer Mohammad Rafi)

Rajendra Kumar in double role. Rajkumar Kohli’s musical block-blaster. (considering only those songs filmed on Hema Malini).

Dheere Dheerre Bol Koi …Lata – Mukesh (top hit song of the film)

Tere Nain Nashele ….Mohammad Rafi

and Laxmikant-Pyarelal & Mohammad Rafi “classic”.

Ek Na Ek Din Ye Kahani….M. Rafi. 

Wonderfully orchestrated in western style. WALTZ rhythm. Use of GUITAR and ACCORDION is worth listening to. 

Dulhan  1974

Hema Malini with Jeetendra. Excellent music,

Aayegi Jaroor Chitthi Mere Naam Ki ….Lata

— Main Dulhan Teri….Lata 

and a ‘classic’ song rendered by Kishore Kumar

— Jane Chaman Jane Bahar …. Kishore Kumar.

(Songwriter Anand Bakshi. Singer Kishore Kumar)

Mesmerizing, Breezing Melody. 41 seconds of ‘prelude’ with symphony style VIOLINS, Kishore Kumar’s HUMMING and AALAPS set the mood of this romantic song. Interludes are orchestrated with VIOLINS, FLUTE and SAXOPHONE. Song. 

Pratigya  1976

It was Dharmendra’s first home production film directed by Dalal Guha.

-Morni Re Morni Main Jungle Ki Morni…Lata

-Pardesi Aaya Desh Me…Lata

-Uth Neend Se…(Lata-Rafi) 

AND Huge Hit, everfresh and evergreen  Song

Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana

(Songwriter Anand Bakshi. Singer Mohammad Rafi)

“Prelude” of 45 seconds is full of intermixing of the VIOLINS, Indian WIND musical instruments and Rafi Sahab’s “shouts” in “folkish” flavor. Beautiful, fast-track, DHOLAK rhythm. “Interludes” are mellifluously orchestrated with VIOLINS, Rajasthani Violins (RAVANHATTA), Punjabi DHOLs and Rafi Sahab’s sweet “screaming”. 

Charas  1976

It was Ramanand Sagar’s musical film starring Dharmendra-Hema Malini. 

It has two fabulous duets.

— Aaja Teri Yaad Aayee….Lata-Rafi-Anand Bakshi 

and ‘good night’ song.

KalKi Haseen Mulaqat Ki Liye…

(Songwriter Anand Bakshi. Singer Kishore Kumar-Lata Mangeshkar)

Use of Brass Instruments at it’s best.

Dream Girl   1977

(Songwriter Anand Bakshi. Singer Kishore Kumar)

It was Hema Malini’s first home production film. It has very good music.

Songwriter Anand Bakshi have penned a ‘special’ song for the ‘dream girl’.

Dream Girl Dream Girl, Kisi Shayar Ki Gazal

(Singer Kishore Kumar. Songwriter Anand Bakshi)

The song is wonderfully composed on western style. Use of CLARINET in all the interludes is mellifluous. Awesomely rendered by Kishore Kumar and specially penned by Anand Bakshi, for the natural dream girl Hema Malini.

Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein  1977

Gulzar is working first time with Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

— Dakiya Daak Laya …Kishore Kumar. 

and a GEM of a song.

Koi Mere Mathe Ki Bindiya

(Songwriter Gulzar   Singer Lata Mangeshkar

Excellent example of an off beat song in hindi film music. “Prelude” of 40 seconds, tunefully orchestrated with SHEHNAI and “pause” with concordant DHOLAK rhythm.A superbly composed song with a unique DHOLAK / TABLA ‘rhythm’. The first interlude is short and instrumented with ACOUSTIC GUITAR.  Second interlude full of soft VIOLINS played in ‘symphony’ style. This song was recorded in just one take.

Kranti   1981

(Songwriter Santosh Anand. Singer Lata Mangeshkar-Nitin Mukesh)

This was Manoj Kumar’s patriotic, super-hit film with very good music.  

Chana Jor Garam ….Rafi-Kishore-Lata-Nitin Mukesh

— Looie Shama Sha Looie…. Lata – N. Mukesh

Abke Baras Tujhe …. Mahendra Kapoor

Kranti Kranti….M. Kapoor, Lata, Manna Dey, N. Mukesh, Shailendra Singh

Dilwale Tera Naam Kya Hai ….M. Kapoor – Minoo Puroshattam

–Mara Thumka ….Lata Mangeshkar and 

–Zindagi Ki Na Toote Ladi ….

(Songwriter Santosh Anand. Singer Lata Mangeshkar-Nitin Mukesh)

“PRELUDE” of the song is just mesmerizing. Use of FRENCH HORN, FLUTE and Solo VIOLIN are brilliantly used in  ́ ‘PRELUDE”. Apart from this all the “INTERLUDES ” have different tunes purely in western style orchestra with BONGO Drums in the Rhythm. Once again very simple tune mellifluously orchestrated to please the musical ears of True Music Lovers. That is why LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL are considered to be Champions of all. 

Naseeb  1981

Manmohan Desai’s super musical. 

Mere Naseeb Mein Tu Hai Ki Nahi ..

(Songwriter Anand Bakshi. Singer Lata Mangeshkar)

The song starts with Lataji “aalaps” clapping and then ACCORDION. Euphonic western “rhythm”, “interludes” orchestration with BASS GUITAR, ACCORDION and VIOLINS are worth listening to. Hema Malini rocks.

Desh Premi  1982

Manmohan Desai film. 

Gore Nahin Hum Kale Sahi...Laxmikant and Asha Bhosle

(Songwriter Anand Bakshi. Singer Laxmikant – Asha Bhosle)

Beautiful club dance song. BONGA DRUM rhythm sounds ‘African’ style.Filmed on Hema Malini – Amitabh Bachchan

Sharara   1984

(Songwriter Anand Bakshi. Singer Lata Mangeshkar)

Beautiful WALTZ a sheer Magic from Lata Mangeshkar and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. ‘Prelude’ of 98 seconds, full of solo VIOLIN and awesome AALAP and HUMMING rendered by LATAji, hypnotizes. ‘Interludes’ are mellifluously orchestrated with Symphony VIOLINS, FLUTE and Lataji’s AALAP and Humming. In particular third ‘interlude’ is full of solo VIOLIN and Lataji’s AALAPs and CHORUS overlapped with Symphony VIOLINS. The song is filmed on Hema Malini and Raj Kumar.

Ajay Poundarik.                                                                                                                Atlanta, Georgia USA

PARASMANI, 1963. The Beginning Of An “LP” Era. Laxmikant-Pyarelal

PARASMANI” released in 1963. The film is a musical fantasy drama shot partly in Black and White and partly in colour. This was a movie that launched Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL). 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal created some fascinating music which transformed an average film into a huge hit. The movie PARASMANI was more about the composers, Laxmikant-Pyarelal than Mahipal and Geetanjali, the key protagonists of this musical drama. Six songs embellished the movie. SIX songs that lifted the fortunes of the movie.

There may not have been much to rave about the story or performances; the film may have suffered on account of technical deficiencies but it had the desired qualities that make an entertainer. It may not appeal to the multiplex crowd of today but PARASMANI was a movie that stood out for its music and smooth performances by mostly now-forgotten actors.

PARASMANI songs rocks the Binaca Geetmala for two successive years.

LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL

In the very first movie Laxmikant-Pyarelal created some fascinating music which transformed an average film into a huge hit. PARASMANI was more about these composers than Mahipal and Geetanjali, the key protagonists of this musical drama. Six songs embellished the movie; SIX songs that lifted the fortunes of the movie.

Dance and music form the strength of this movie. Laxmikant Pyarelal made a glorious debut with PARASMANI and proved it was no fluke by giving unforgettable compositions coming next 35 years.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal also never forgot to show their gratitude to the star singers Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi for lending their golden voice and setting a dream platform for the two young composers.

1) Hasata Huva Noorani Chehera – Lata & Kamal Barot. Songwriter Farooq Qaisar Officially, Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s first song composed. The ”prelude” with massive orchestra sets the mood of the song. It is melleflously decorated with rich orchestra arrangements which consists of ACCORDION, FLUTE, VIOLINS, VIOLA etc with the fast “DHOLAK” rhythm. This song is an immortal one and is still popular. This is a TOP HIT song.

2) Mere Dil Main Halkisi Wo Khalish – Lata Mangeshkar
Songwriter Asad Bhopali
Beautiful “prelude” of 45 seconds orchestrated with MRIDANG and SITAR. Lataji takes off with “mere dil mein” ( मेरे दिल मैं ) followed by “stroke” of ACOUSTIC GUITAR. Throughout the song BANSURI (Flute) is awesomely used as “filler”. “Interludes” are instrumented with FLUTE , SAXOPHONE and VIOLINS . Rhythm with BONGO Drums, leaves you speechless.

3) Ui Ma Ui Ma Ye Kya Ho Gaya – Lata & Chorus
Songwriter Farooq Qaisar
This song can still leave you in a trance. The captivating voice of Lata Mangeshkar and the artistic movements of HELEN make for a heady combination. Powerful Dholak Rhythm is another asset. Extremely melodious song with fascinating “prelude” of 58 seconds is decorated with VIOLINS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, FLUTE and also the modulating sound of GHUNGHROO, overlapped with the chorus, sets the mood of this ‘folkish’ style composition. The rollick and natural dancing from Helen on Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s “DHOLAK” rhythm synchronized with GHUNGHROO, throughout the song. All the “interludes” are composed with VIOLINS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR and  FLUTE.

4) Wo Jab Yaad Aaye Buhot Yaad Aaye – Lata & Mohammad Rafi
Songwriter Asad Bhopali An immortal melody. “Prelude” starts with Lataji’s AALAPS. “Mukhada” is overlapped as a filler with SITAR. Both the ‘interludes’ are orchestrated with ‘symphony’ style VIOLINS. It has a sweet TABLA / DHOLAK rhythm.

5) Chori Chori Jo Tume Se Mile – Lata & Mukesh
Songwriter Farooq Qaisar
Use of SHAHNAI and MANDOLIN in “Prelude” and all the “interludes” are worth to listened to.

6) Roshan Tumhise Duniya Raunak – Mohammad Rafi
Songwriter Indeevar
Pure Clasical Song, based on Yaman Kalyan. “Prelude” of 28 seconds is brilliantly rendered as a AALAP by Rafi Sahab, synchronizing the GHUNGAROO BELLS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, VIOLINS and SITAR. The most interesting aspect of the song is use of SITAR is awesomely used as a filler, in mukhada as well as in Antara, after every lines, rendered by Rafi saab. The first ‘Interlude’ is orchestrated with SITAR and VIOLINS. Second ‘interlude’ is wonderful AALAPS by Rafi Saab and VIOLINS and SITAR. The ‘rhythm’ is awesomely created by TABLA/DHOLAK with ‘intermixing’ of GHUNGAROO BELLS. Postlude” , over 120 seconds is brilliantly composed by using SARANGI and SITAR (played by ustad RAIS KHAN).

Asad Bhopali, Farooq Kaiser and Indeevar provide the lyrics for Laxmikant Pyarelal’s landmark work.

56 YEARS have been passed, as on January, 2020, since the release of ‘PARASMANI‘. The songs are still popular.

Extracted :: Courtesy “The Hindu”…

AJAY POUNDARIK, Vadodara

ASTOUNDING FOURSOME Mohammad Rafi Anand Bakshi Laxmikant-Pyarelal

ASTOUNDING  FOURSOME Mohammad Rafi..Anand Bakshi.. Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Mohammad Rafi is considered no less than a genius when it comes to varied styles of music. This great singer had the perfect blend of melody, emotions and energy, which resulted into thousands of soulful songs.

Mohammad Rafi has recorded the maximum numbers of  songs under the music directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal, precisely 379 songs, including 183 solo.

Left Laxmikant-Pyarelal, /Top Right Laxmikant-Pyarelal with Mohammad Raf/Bottom  Right  Laxmikant-Pyarelal with Anand Bakshi 

ASTOUNDING  FOURSOME :: Mohammad Rafi,  Anand Bakshi, Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Out of gigantic 379 songs composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal for Mohammad Rafi, monumental 270 songs are written by Anand Bakshi, ONLY.

We get incomparable variety of songs from these astounding FOURSOME  of Mohammad Rafi/Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Gazal, Western, Semi-Classical, Lori (lullaby), Folk, Qawwali, Mujra, Patriotic etc. Sad Songs, Romantic Songs, Devotional Songs etc, many more varieties can be found in this QUARTET.

This “TETRAD” of  Mohammad Rafi, Anand Bakshi, Laxmikant-Pyarelal  came together for the first time for the song, ‘Shokhiyan Nazar Mein Hai’  from “Aasra” in 1966. Followed by super musical from J. Om Prakash’s “Aaye Din Bahar Ke”.  The association lasted till July, 1980 when Rafi Sahab recorded his last song ‘Tu Kahin Aas Paas Hai Dost’  for J. Om Prakash’s “Aas Paas”.

The ‘era’ has now begun with series of hits after hit  songs from these ‘FOURSOME”

1966:- Biswajit’s “Aasra”, Dharmendra’s “Aaye Din Bahar Ke

1967:- Bishwajeet’s “Night In London”, Jeetendra’s “Farz”, Rajshri Production’s “Taqdeer”, Sanjay Khan’s “Milan Ki Raat”.

1968:- Dharmendra’s  “Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke” , Rajendra Kumar’s “Anjana” , Sanjeev Kumar’s “Raja Aur Runk” .

 1969:- Jeetendra’s “Jeene Ki Raah”, “Do Bhai” and  “Jigari Dost”, Rajesh Khanna’s  “Do Raaste” Manoj Kumar’s “Sajan” .

These “FOURSOME” are instrumental in ceding most of the “stars”  many ‘signature tunes’.

— Jeetendra ::  ‘Mast Baharon Ka Main Ashiq’ …”Farz” 1967

— Rajesh Khanna :: ‘Yeh Reshmi Zulfein’ “Do Raaste” 1969

— Sanjeev Kumar :: ‘O Phirki Wali Tu Kal Phir Raja Aur Runk” 1968

— Biswajeet :: ‘Nazar Na Lag Jaye’ … “Night In London” 1967

— Rajendra Kumar :: ‘Aap Aaye Bahar Aap Aaye Bahar Aaye” 1971

— Dharmendra :: ‘Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana’ … “Pratigya” 1975

— Rishi Kapoor :: ‘Ramji Ki Nikli Sawari’ … “Sargam” 1979

— Shashi Kapoor :: ‘Kali Ghata Chhayi’  … “Kali Ghata” 1980

— Amitabh Bachchan :: ‘John Jani Janardhan’ … “Naseeb” 1981

Binaca Geetmala:

Many songs of the “FOURSOME” have aired in weekly Binaca Geetmala Programme. Interestingly  48 songs involving “QUARTET”, Mohammad Rafi/Anand Bakshi/Laxmikant-Pyarelal appeared in Binaca Geetmala Finals, with one song as number one in 1979, ‘Dafliwale Dafli Baja’ ( Rafi-Lata) from “Sargam”.

Laxmikant, Lata Mangeshkar, Anand Bakshi & Mohammad Rafi

Filmfare Awards / Nominations:-

As many as SIX songs of the “TETRAD”, Mohammad Rafi/Anand Bakshi/Laxmikant-Pyarelal were nominated for filmfare awards. (Best Male Singer Category ).

1969 ‘Badi Mastani Hai Meri Mehbooba’ …  “Jeene Ki Raah”

1970 ‘Khilona Jaan Kar Tum Mera Dil’ … “Khilona”

1977 ‘Parda Hai Parda’ … “Amar Akbar Anthony”

1978 ‘Aadmi Musafir Hai’ … “Apnapan” (with Lata Mangeshkar)

1980 ‘Mere Dost Kissa Ye Kya Ho Gaya’ … “Dostana”

1980 ‘Dard-E-Dil Dard-E-Jigar’ … “Karz”

However Laxmikant-Pyarelal did win the awards, involving these “FOURSOME”  for

Jeene Ki Raah” (1969)

Amar Akbar Anthony” (1977)

Sargam” (1979)

Karz” (1980)

Anand Bakshi too win the filmfare award for the song, created by the “FOURSOME”

Aadmi Musafir Hai’ (Rafi-Lata), “Apnapan” in 1978.

Unfortunately, NONE for Rafisaab, involving “QUARTET”.  

Laxmikant, Pyarelal, Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammad Rafi

Period after 1970-

Till 1970, Mohammad. Rafi was undisputed and demanded singer in Bollywood music industry. But after 1970, Kishore Kumar came into limelight and his popularity increases after he sang super hit songs for the movie Aradhana (1969).

During this ‘lean’ period of Mohammad Rafi it was ONLY Laxmikant-Pyarelal gave many hit songs for Mohammad Rafi to sing. To be precise Laxmikant-Pyarelal have recorded 264 numbers of songs (Out of total of 379 songs from Rafi-LP combo) of Mohammad Rafi in post “Aradhana” period.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal along with Anand Bakshi are instrumental in bringing back the Glory of Mohammad Rafi, in post “Aradhana” (1969)  period. That too without damaging the giant popularity of  Kishore Kumar. This “FOURSOME”  have recorded as many as 192 songs (out of  total of 270 songs) which includes many hits as well as memorable songs.

Listing few hit albums.  

1970:- Rajesh Khanna’s ”Aan Milo Sajna”, Jeetendra’s “Humjoli”, Sanjeev Kumar’s ”Khilona”, Shashi Kapoor’s “Suhana Safar”, Dharmendra’s “Jeevan Mrityu”.

1971:- Rajendra Kumar’s “Aap Aaye Bahar Aayi”, Rajesh Khanna’s “Mehboob Ki Mehndi” and “Haathi Mere Saathi”, Jeetendra’s “Banphool”, Rajashi Production’s “Uphaar”.

1972:– Jeetendra’s  “Jeet” and “Roop Tera Mastana”,  Rajendra Kumar’s “Gora Aur Kala” and “Mom Ki Gudiya”.

1973 :-  Dharmendra’s “Loafer”, Sanjeev Kumar’s “Suraj Aur Chanda”.

1974:- Shatrughan Sinha’s “Dost

1975:- Dharmendra’s “Pratigya”, Rajesh Khanna’s “Prem Kahani”.

1976:- Shashi Kapoor’s  “Naach Uthe Sansaar”  and Dharmendra’s “Maa”.

1977:- Manmohan Desai’s FOUR hits . Amitabh / Rishi Kapoor’s “Amar Akbar Anthony”,  Dharmendr’s “Dharam Veer” and “Chacha Bhatija”, Amitabh / Shashi Kapoor’s “Parvarish”. Jeetendra’s “Apnapan”.

1978:- Shashi Kapoor’s “Amar Shakti”, Sunil Dutt’s “Daku Aur Jawan

1979:- Rishi Kapoor’s “Sargam” (LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL have given all the SEVEN songs for MOHAMMAD RAFI to sing. This was very unusual phenomena during seventies.), “Karz” , “Do Premee” and also Jeetndra’s “Aasha”  and Sanjeev Kumar’s “Ladies Tailor”.   Rajesh Khanna’s and Dharmendra’s “Rajput” ++ Many more.

The above analysis confirms that both Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal have given more melodious as well as hit songs for Mohammad Rafi in seventies (Post “Aradhana” period)

Let us  review few of the BEST songs from these “FOURSOME”.

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, listed below, after reading the write up, explaining peculiarities, for each of the songs you will enjoy it, more.

1  AAYE  DIN BAHAR  KE – 1966

Mere Dushman Tu Meri Dosti Ko Tarse

Song Writer ANAND BAKSHI’s painful wordings, showing vexation. MOHAMMAD RAFI’s soulful and heart touching rendering and LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL  ‘symphonic’ orchestra arrangements are justifying the frustration in this song. Also not to forget the expressions shown on screen by Dharmendra.

2  NIGHT  IN LONDON  – 1967

Bahosh-O-Hawas Mein Deewana

ANAND BAKSHI’s fanciful wordings. LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL’s 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 ‘pauses’. The “symphony style violins” vowing 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.

3  JEENE  KI RAAH  – 1969

Aane Se Uske Aaye Bahar

ANAND BAKSHI comparing nature beauty and intermixing it in  romantic mood. Mesmerizing “Prelude” of 40 seconds, with overlapping sound effects of VIOLINS, Twitting of

BIRDs, Mohammad Rafi’s “aalap” as well as ACOUSTIC GUITAR, gives the feeling of village

background. Both the mellifluous “Interludes” have different orchestra arrangements, decorated with FLUTE, VIOLIN and ACCORDION. This sweet and melodious song have ear-pleasing ‘DHOLAK’ rhythm. Jeetendra  looks handsome.

4  DO RAASTE  – 1969

Ye Reshmi Julfe

Concordant romantic song, penned by ANAND  BAKSHI, seductively performed by Rajesh Khanna. Glamorous inception by Rafi saab after 19 seconds ‘prelude’ of 19 seconds, VIOLINS overlapped with MANDOLIN. It has a ear-pleasing, melodic DHOLAK rhythm, with few ‘pause’  of 8 seconds at the end of each mukhada. The “rhythm” keeps listeners enchanted, throughout. Mumtaz looks beautiful. MOHAMMAD RAFI in supreme form.

5  UPHAAR  – 1971

Mein Ek Raja Hoon Tu Ek Rani Hai

Soft Romantic words by ANAND BAKSHI. “Prelude” of 27 seconds comprises of VINA and SANTOOR and Mohammad Rafi’s beautiful take off (main ek raja hoon) 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”

6  KHILONA  – 1971

Khilona  Jaankar Tum  To Mera Dil Tod Jaate Ho

I have chosen the famous song, title song, heartbroken wordings by ANAND BAKSHI, rendered by MOHAMMAD RAFI with pain. No words to describe the elegance of Mohd Rafi. The song starts with the ‘aalap’. It has wonderful “DHOLAK” rhythm. “Interludes” are beautifully decorated with MANDOLIN, VIOLINS and SAROD. In the second “interlude” SYMPHONY orchestra is mellifluously overlapped with SHEHNAI.  Sanjeev Kumar have acted wonderfully. In early 70s when most of the music directors had forgotten Mohammad Rafi, it was only Laxmikant-Pyarelal used to give some of the best songs to Rafi Sahab. This is one of them.

7  MEHBOOB  KI MEHANDI  – 1971

Ye Jo Chilman Hai, Dushman Hai Hamari

Flawless composition, with ‘zero’ ‘prelude’, by using bare minimum instruments along with the rhythm of DHOLAK / TABLA. Radiant take off by Rafi Saab. All the ‘interludes’ are glitteringly orchestrated with SARANGI, SITAR, VIOLIN, SANTOOR and SAROD.  The “pause” given at the end of each the ‘antara’ gives a soothing effect to this erotic song.

Rajesh Khanna simply awesome.

8  LOAFER  – 1973

Aaj Mousam Bada Beimaman Hai

Once again ANAND BAKSHI masters in writing romantic words, with difference. “Prelude” of  SYMPHONY style VIOLINS, brilliantly synchronized with Rafi Sahab’s HUMMING sets the mood of this sensational and romantic composition. The first “interlude” is remarkably decorated with SITAR (played by Ustad Rais Khan). Second and third “interludes” have mellifluous effect of  SYMPHONY style VIOLINS. Rafi Sahab’s rendering is simply outstanding. Dharmendra looks romantic.

9  AMAR  AKBAR ANTHONY  – 1977

Parda Hai Parada

Superbly composed “Qawwali” . “Prelude” 67 seconds, full of RUBAB, MANDOLIN, SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM, GUITAR, HARMONIUM, synchronised with DHOLAK rhythm,  mesmerizes you. Brilliant take off by Rafi Sahab.  SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM are mellifluously used as ‘filler’ in ‘mukhda’. Wonderfully performed by Rishi Kapoor.  

10  SARGAM  – 1979

Hum To Chale Pardes Hum Pardesi Ho Gaye

Mohammad Rafi sounds very different in all of the “Sargam” songs, perhaps at it’s best.

The song starts with   beautiful ‘aalap’ from Rafi Sahab”. The DHOLAK rhythm hypnotizes. The song has a village background the music is justifying it too. The “interludes” of the song is just worth to listen to. Sounds of BULLOCK  CART BELLS wonderfully synchronized with NADASWARAM and MANDOLIN as well as in second “interlude’ with FLUTE and SANTOOR.

11  KARZ  – 1980

Dard- E-Dil, Dard-E-Jigar

Enjoy fascinatingly instrumented solo VIOLIN in 52 seconds of “Prelude”. This is a western style GHAZAL composition orchestrated awesomely with GUITAR in the rhythm. All the “Interludes” are mellifluously synthesised with TRUMPETS, SYMPHONY style VIOLINS, GUITAR, percussion instruments.

Ajay Poundarik

Vadodara (Gujarat)

INDIA.

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 

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YEAR-WISE COMPARISON OF LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL MUSIC WITH OTHER CONTEMPORARY MUSIC DIRECTORS 

LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL 1963…

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

Ramlal–Sehara

Ravi—Gumrah

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

Music director Roshan won the best music director award for “Taj Mahal” beating Naushad’s “Mere 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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL …1964

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

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

Naushad:—Leader

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” 

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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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL….1965

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.

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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” 

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LP v/s Other prominent musical hits in 1966

LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…1966

Khayyam:- –Aakhri Khat

RD Burman:— Teesari Manzil, Pati Patni. 

Roshan:—Dadima,–Mamata

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…1967

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.

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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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL ….1968

 LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of 1968

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

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

Kalyanji-Anandji:- –Saraswatichandra

OP Nayyar:- —

Kahin Din Kahin Raat

RD Burman:- –Padosan

Usha Khanna:- Fareb

Sapan Jagmohan:- Teri Talash Main

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

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

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

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

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

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

No 22 Bade Miyan Deewane..”Shagird”

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

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

No 14 Chalo Sajna ..Lata..”Mere Humdum Mere Dost”

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

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

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…..1969

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

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL….1970

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…1971

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…..1972

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”    

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL ….1973..

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL….1974

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…..1975

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”

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 LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…1976

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL….1977

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL ….1978

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…1979

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…..1980

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”

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 LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL ….1981. 

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL  1982

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL    1983

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” 

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL   1984

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” 

LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL    1985

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 

http://ww.smashits.com/video/hindi-songs/music/2140/sur-sangam.html

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” 

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL   1986

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” 

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL  1987

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL   1988

 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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL    1989

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” 

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL   1990

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 LP..an 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” 

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL  1991

 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” 

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL 1992

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”

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL  1993

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” 

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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

Mukesh  

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.

Preeminent Composition, Stupefying Orchestra नहीं नहीं री जाना नहीं !! अभी नहीं री जाना नहीं ! “Zinda Dil” 1975

Preeminent Composition, Stupefying Orchestra

नहीं नहीं री जाना नहीं !! अभी नहीं री जाना नहीं ! “Zinda Dil” 1975

Lata Mangeshkar Always Sounds Extremely Melodious Under The Enrich, Conorous & Mesmerizing Orchestra Arrangements From Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

8 seconds of ‘prelude’ with the ‘pause’ of 3 seconds, immediately after the JAZZ FLUTE, gives the listeners enthralling moment > unique ‘rhythm’ of DHOLAK / TABLA. Lata ji takes off नहीं नहीं री ..जाना नहीं.,, synchronizing the ‘rhythm’.

First Interlude starts at 0.47 stupefying orchestration of SAXOPHONE and ‘symphony’ VIOLINS overlapping the CHORUS.

Second Interlude fascinates with CELLOs, Lataji’s spellbinding AALAPs, JAZZ FLUTE, ‘symphony’ VIOLINS and protruding sound effect of ACCORDION.

Third Interlude instrumented with CLARINET, FLUTE, IRANI SANTOOR, ACCORDION, JAZZ FLUTE and VIOLINS.Postlude have a mellifluous display of JAZZ FLUTE.

This wonderful song is written by Verma Malik.

NOTE:- This song was totally forgotten, by media. Thanks to Mr Ranbir Kapoor who upload the song,on YouTube, few years back, stating that HE LOVES this song the most, among the duet songs, filmed on his parents, Rishi Kapoor and Nitu Singh.

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta (Georgia), USA.

Canorous Male Duets & Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music

Canorous Male Duets & Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music

The ideology of male duets, in Hindi Films, started in late forties. It was initiated further  by music director S D Batish. Being a single hero concept the output of male duets was very limited. Still we got to listen to some remarkable male duets, till the end of the sixties.  

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have composed some illustrious male duets utilising various male singers combinations from Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar to Udit Narayan – Vinod Rathod.

70s and onwards, Hindi Films witnessed double hero concept. Multi Starrer films becoming very popular. Two different but prominent voices were required for two heroes. Most of the mail duets are composed from seventies onwards. 

It took many years for legendary music director S. D. Burman to adopt this coherence, until Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar sung Saa Re Gaa Maa for Chupke Chupke 1974. 

Music director R D Burman got Rafi – Kishore to render title track in Yadon Ki Barat 1973. Singing pair of Rafi-Kishore used by music director Rajesh Roshan to record 4 male duets  in Aap Ke Deewane 1980.

Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar

Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar Duets with Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal needs a special mention here. Here was a duo who had no clear cut preference of one over the other, unlike many other MDs in the 70s and equally distributed their creations to both of them throughout. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal kept on bringing two Legends, Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar  together throughout the seventies with memorable duets in Humjoli (1970), Parvarish (1977), Muqabla (1979), Ram Balram (1980), Dostana (1981), Waqt Ki Deewar (1981) Deedar-E-Yaar(1982).  The pair of Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar sang the highest numbers of duets under music directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

Rafi – Kishore / Laxmi-Pyare

Below, highlighting few famous male duets with various music directors. 

Naushad  : Aaj Gawat Man Mero / Ustad Amir Khan – Pandit D. V. Paluskar  (Baiju Bawara)

S D Burman : Saa Re Gaa Maa / Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar (Chupke Chupke)

Shankar-Jaikishan : Keetaki Gulab Juhi / Pandit Bhimsen Joshi – Manna Dey (Basant Bahar) 

Roshan : Ai Maa Teri Surat Se Alag / Manna Dey – Mahendra Kapoor (Daadi Maa)

O P Nayyar : Tu Hai Mera Prem Devata / Mohammad Rafi – Manna Dey (Kalpana)

Kalyanji-Anandji : Do Bechare / Kishore Kumar – Mahendra Kapoor (Victoria 203)

R D Burman : Ek Janib Sham-E- Mehfil / Mohmmad Rafi – Manna Dey (Abhilasha)

Rajesh Roshan : Tera Jalwa Hai Tauba Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar (Aap Ke Deewane)

Let us review, selected, few best male duets 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.

Bade Miya Deewane   “SHAGIRD” 1967

Singers:- Mohammad Rafi – Manna Dey.  Lyricist:- Majrooh Sultanpuri 

This song has the influence of Rock-N-Roll. The song is scintillating. Solo GUITAR is wonderfully orchestrated in “Prelude” and “Interludes” and as a “Fillers” as well.  Symphony style VIOLINS in “Interludes” are ear-pleasing. The Guitar is played by Gorakh Sharma, throughout. Excellent ending done by Manna Dey…! The song is filmed on Joy Mukherjee – I S Johar. 

Mehbooba Mehbooba  “SADHU AUR SHAITAN” 1969

Singers:- Mohammad Rafi – Mehmood.  Lyricist:- Rajendra Krishna 

The song is inspired from Hyderabad “folkish” style with admirably DHOLAK rhythm. 30 seconds of ‘prelude’ full of yelling by Mehmood and VIOLINS. Mehmood’s yelling, ACCORDION and VIOLINS are awesomely orchestrated in the ‘Interludes. ”Even though it is sung by two singers, it has been filmed on Mehmood and actress Bharti who have danced pretty well throughout the song. 

Chal Shuru Ho Ja  “HUMJOLI” 1971

Singers:- Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar.  Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi  

This song is comicality filmed in a club on Jeetendra and Mehmood. Both of them have brawled, danced and acted perfectly, synchronising with the unique ‘rhythm’ of the song. SAXOPHONE is spectacularly used in the “interludes”. 

Na Mangoo Sona Chandi   “BOBBY” 1973

Singers:- Manna Dey — Shailendra Singh. Lyricist:- Vitthalbhai Patel

Entire song has surround sound of CHORUS, throughout. 44 seconds of “prelude” contains dulcet CHORUS synchronised with BRASS instruments, ACOUSTIC GUITAR and beautiful ‘Aalaps” rendered by CHORUS, in “Gowain Folkish” style. Sweet-Sounding, foot tapping ‘rhythm’. BRASS instruments, solo VIOLIN,  MANDOLIN are wonderfully used in both the ‘interludes’. Glimpses of ACCORDION sounds pleasing to the ear. Brilliant take off by Manna Dey. Everfresh song is filmed on Prem Nath and Rishi Kapoor. 

Mere Pyale Main  “AMIR GARIB”  1974

Singers:- Kishore Kumar – Manna Dey. Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi

Qawwali “rhythm” orchestrated in typical Laxmikant-Pyarelal style. The song is awesomely filmed on Helen, Hema Malini, Prem Nath and Dev Anand. 

Saat Ajube Is Duniya Main  “DHARAM VEER”  1977 

Singers:- Mohammad Rafi – Mukesh. Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi 

33 seconds of ‘prelude’ full Horseshoe Tapping style ‘rhythm’ overlapped with  ACOUSTIC GUITAR, SAXOPHONE, ACCORDION, symphony style VIOLINS. Symphonically display of DHOLAK “rhythm’ gives ear-pleasing moments.  In the ‘Interludes’ SAXOPHONE is predominantly orchestrated and intermixed with VIOLINS, CHORUS and ACOUSTIC GUITAR. The song was a huge hit when film released, still popular. 

Teen Batti Wala Govinda Aala  “MUQUABLA”  1979

Singers:- Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar.  Lyricist:- Verma Malik

One of best Dahi Handi songs. A “folk” style composition in typical Laxmikant-Pyarelal style. The ‘prelude’ of 40 seconds is full of SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM and CHORUS in surrounds. The ‘rhythm’ full of DHOL / DHOLAK intermixed with GHUNGROO BELLS. The song is awesomely orchestrated with NADASWARAM and CHORUS. Filmed on Sunil Dutt (Rafi) and Shatrughan Sinha (Kishore). At the end it is RAFI + KISHORE = WOW

Ek Rasta Do Rahi  “RAM BALRAM”  1980

Singers:- Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar.  Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi  

Enjoyable song of two legends Amitabh Bachchan – Dharmendra…two greatest singers 

Rafi – Kishore, sung this song on their different style of singing quality. Western style song. “Prelude” 50 seconds is full of symphony style VIOLINS, ACCORDION and ACOUSTIC GUITAR.  

Salamat Rahe Dostana Hamara  “DOSTANA”  1980

Singers:- Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar.  Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi  

One of the most popular male duets, on ‘friendship’. Very simple tune and composition effortlessly rendered by legends Rafi – Kishore. Effectively acted by Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughn Sinha. Mellifluously orchestrated in Symphony style VIOLINS. 

Mere Dildar Ka Baanqpan  “DEEDAR E YAAR”  1980

Singers:- Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar.  Lyricist:- Sahir Ludhiyanvi

No words to describe the singing of the two sensational singers, 

Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar. Filmed on Jeetendra – Rishi Kapoor

Ai Yaar Teri Yaari Teri Humen Jaan Se Bhi   “WAQT KI DEEWAR”  1981

Singers:- Mohammad Rafi – Kishore Kumar.  Lyricist:- Anjan  

One more song on ‘friendship’.’ Uncomplicated song. Cosily rendered. ‘Interludes’ are orchestrated with symphony VIOLINS and ACCORDION. It has smooth DHOLAK ‘rhythm’.

Tu Kal Chala Jayega “NAAM” 1985

Singers:- Mohammad Aziz – Manhar Udhas Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi  

Filmed on Sanjay Dutt and Kumar Gaurav. 44 seconds of “prelude” is orchestrated with SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM. Brilliant “Take Off” by Mohammad Aziz.  The  ‘interludes’ are symphonically orchestrated in western style with VIOLINS, BRASS instruments, ACCORDION. It is a melodious male duet with new generation singers, Mohammad Aziz – Manhar Udhas. 

Imli Ka Boota  “SAUDAGAR” 1991

Singers:- Mohammad Aziz – Sudesh Bhosle..  Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi  

Very high profile super-hit song in terms of filming on sensational actors of yesterday’s Raj Kumar and Dilip Kumar.  Melodious composition well orchestrated by using SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM, solo VIOLIN. Typical LP style ‘DHOLAK” rhythm.   

Main Aatma Tu Parmatma  “DHUN”  1991

Singers:- Mehdi Hasan – Talat Aziz.. Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi  

Mesmerizing GHAZAL rendered by world famous ghazal singer from Pakistan  Mehdi Hassan and Indian Ghazal singer Talat Aziz. Vichitra VEENA and Mehdi Hassan’s AALAP in 40 seconds of “Prelude” fascinate the listeners. Mind-boggling take off by Mehdi Hassan. FLUTE used as filler gives ear-pleasing moments, in ‘mukhada’. DHOLAK rhythm spellbinds. ‘Interludes’ are amazingly instrumented by JAZZ FLUTE. This is the first song rendered by Mehdi Hassan for hindi film. Special appreciation for songwriter Anand Bakshi for writing meaningful devotional words. This song is filmed on Anupam Kher – Talat Aziz acting as “guru” – “shishya”. Unfortunately the film directed by Mahesh Bhatt, never released. 

Duniya Re Duniya Very Good Very Good  “TRIMURTI” 1996

Singers:- Udit Narayan – Vinod Rathod  Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi  

The beauty of this song is ‘finger pinch’ used after VIOLINS  in the ‘rhythm’ in 36 seconds of ‘prelude’ . End of the ‘prelude’ sensational take off by Udit Narayan and a mellifluous ‘pause’ for 5 seconds to highlight the BONGO DRUM rhythm. Shahrukh Khan  has danced excellently synchronizing with Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s supar rhythm composed for the song. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have composed 66 Male Duets Starting With 

ना करुं बंद तेरे छंद (माधवी.१९६९) By Rafi Saheb-Manna Dey 

To 

बील्लो की पीली पीली आंखोंका (बरसात की रात.१९९८)  By Mohd.Aziz-Abhijeet

Ajay Poundarik

Lilting Confederation :: RAJSHRI Productions with LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL

Lilting Confederation :: RAJSHRI  Productions with LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL

By scoring a fascinating music for their very first film “Parasmani” (1963), Laxmikant-Pyarelal made a astounding debut in Hindi Film Music.

35 years of uninterrupted, shimmering, successful tenure in Hindi Film Music, Laxmikant-Pyarelal have witnessed many long-lasting as well as fruitful partnerships with many filmmakers. The duo’s first such partnership was with Tarachand Barjatya, the owner of Rajshri Productions.

The association of Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Rajshri Productions started in 1964 and lasted till 1972. Most of the film were made in low budget with no-starcast. BUT all of them have extremely melodious music.  

Dosti (1964)

Taqdeer (1967)

Jeevan Mrityu (1969)

Uphaar (1970)

Piya Ka Ghar (1972)

Laxmikant-Pyarelal  never disappointed Rajshri Films. The songs of the above films are still popular. It is to be noted that the music of Dosti gave a name and fame to both Rajshri Films and Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

DOSTI   (1964)

Laxmikant-Pyarelal Celebrating “Dosti” Success.

“DOSTI”, released around the Diwali of 1964.  It was Rajshri Films Second Film. During those time (early sixties) Rajshri Films were operating from Madras, now Chennai. Relatively new in the film production, Producer Tarachand Barjatya of Rajshri Films wanted to established in the film industry.

This non-starcast, black and white film was directed by well known Director Satyen Bose.

Most of the prominent music directors of that time refused to score the music for this film as there was no star cast (two teenage unknown actors) and also they feel there was nothing in the film to compose the songs for Blind and Physically Disabled Children. But Laxmikant-Pyarelal took up the challenge and the film music became a History.

Songs the film Dosti  became a rage throughout the nation and continue to be played till today. Laxmikant-Pyarelal also proved that the songs of their earlier films, “Parasmani”, “Harishchandra Taramati”, “Aaya Toofan”, “Sant Gyaneshwar” and “Sati Savitri” was not a fluke.

DOSTI music put Laxmikant-Pyarelal in top music directors rank and made them a household name in the Indian film industry.

DOSTI was nominated for 7 categories for filmfare award and went on to win 6 filmfare award trophies.

Best Picture – Tarachand Barjatya

Best Story – Ban Bhatt

Best Music – Laxmikant Pyarelal    (winning their First Filmfare Trophy)

Best Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri    (winning his First Filmfare Trophy)

Best Playback Singer Male – Mohammed Rafi

Best Dialogue – Govind Moonis

— Chahunga Main Tujhe Saanjh Savere  .. Mohammad Rafi

— Mera To Jo Bhi Kadam Hai  .. Mohammad Rafi

— Koyi Jab Raah Na Paye  .. Mohammad Rafi

— Rahi Manwa Dukh Ki  Chinta .. Mohammad Rafi

— Gudiya Humse Roothi Rahogi  .. Lata Mangeshkar and

Janewalo Jara Mudke Dekho Mujhe.. Mohammad Rafi

Touching song with such message to all ……reminder for humanity &amp; peace. Mind-Boggling take off by Rafi Saab, at end of ‘prelude’ (MOUTH ORGAN), with ‘aalap’ synchronised with SYMPHONY VIOLINS.  MOUTH ORGAN ( played by late R D Burman) is brilliantly orchestrated in all the first ‘interlude’ with VIOLINS. Second and third “interludes” brilliantly decorated with SYMPHONY style and GUITAR. It has a wonderful DHOLAK rhythm.

All the songs of “Dosti” are written by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

TAQDEER (1967)

“TAQDEER”, The story is about the music teacher so Music has to be the best. It was directed by A. Salam.  A clean film that highlights the bonding among the family members. This non-starcast, black and white film was supported with Bharat Bhushan, Shalini, Farida Jalal, Kamal Kapoor, Dilip Dutt and Subhash Ghai  (making debut, as an actor).

Glorious era of good acting, singing and music. Movie making then was an art and social responsibility and not just commerce. There was nothing like promotion or launch of a movie. It was done through the advance music on the Radio. The melodious songs became popular. Many songs of Taqdeer are still can be heard.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal utilized as many as eight singers, introducing Sulakshna Pandit, Ila Desai, Meena Patki and Usha Timothy. It adds value, when PYARELALji himself playing solo VIOLIN in all the versions of  the famous song ‘Jab Jab Jab Bahar Aayee’.

— O Dilwalo Matwalo  .. Mohammad Rafi

— Saat Samundar Paar Ke ..  Lata Mangeshkar-Sulakshana Pandit-Ila Desai-Meena Patki

— Mujhe Bhool Jaana ..  Mohammad Rafi

— Jab Jab Bahar Aayee  .. Usha Mangeshkar, Usha Timothy, Mahendra Kapoor

— Aaiye Bahar Ko Hum Baat Le ..  Lata Mangeshkar (Subhash Ghai dancing )

— Jab Jab Bahar Aayee  .. Lata Mangeshkar

— Kaise Koi Jane Bhala ..  Mohammad Rafi

— O Dilwalo Matwalo ..  Mohammad Rafi

Jab Jab Bahar Aayee  ..  Mohammad Rafi

An extremely melodious song, one of the most lovable song from the combo of Rafi-LP. Entire song is orchestrated by using PIANO and solo VIOLIN (played by Pyarelalji himself). It  has mellifluous DHOLAK/TABLA rhythm.

All the songs of ‘Taqdeer” are written by Anand Bakshi.

JEEVAN  MRITYU (1970)

“JEEVAN MRITYU” was made from famous English novel “ The Count of Monte Cristo”. The Whole movie relies on Dharmendra’s performance. The direction by Satyen Bose is excellent. However the central characters played by dharmendra is not the usual dharmendra playing action hero in other films.

Actress Rakhee made her debut in this film.  Jeevan Mrityu, a huge hit movie of it’s time, will always be remembered as one of the finest offerings from the house of Tarachand Barjatya, known to give quality films that could be viewed by the entire family.

The film has  three songs, including one ‘thumri’ and all are euphonious as well as memorable.

— Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga  .. Lata Mangeshkar

— Zamane Mein Aji Aise Nadan Hote Hai  .. Lata Mangeshkar (Thumri)

Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga  ..  Mohammad Rafi – Lata Mangeshkar

‘Prelude’ of 26 seconds is awesomely orchestrated with FLUTE and Rafi Sahab’s HUMMING, synchronised with Symphony style VIOLINS and than SANTOOR. All the ‘interludes’ are mellifluously instrumented, with different tunes, by using FLUTE, VIOLINS in Symphony style, SANTOOR as  well as Lataji;s AALAPS. An immortal Lata-Rafi duet. 

UPHAAR  (1971)

“UPHAAR” released in December, 1971, was produced by Rajshri Productions, Tarachand Barjatya, now BIG name, directed by Sudhendu Roy. It was based on a story by Rabindranath Tagore.

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

Music and the songs flows with the theme of the story of the film.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal were in transcendent form in early seventies. All of the Uphaar songs are written by Anand Bakshi and are extremely melodious, different type of compositions, still refreshing. A must Album for all  music lovers.

— Majhi Naiyya Dhoondhe Kinara  .. Mukesh

— Main Ek Raja Hoon  .. Mohammad Rafi

— Haathon Mein Mehndi ..  Lata Mangeshkar

Suni Re Nagariya Suni Re Sejariya  .. Lata Mangeshkar

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 LP..This  song proves that.

PIYA  KA GHAR   (1972)

“PIYA KA GHAR”, inspired from famous  Marathi film “Mumbaicha  Jawai”,  was directed by Basu Chatterjee who made his debut as a director through this film.. It was it’s music that pulls the crowd into the cinema hall. It has also Jaya Bhaduri, fresh from the films like “Guide” &amp; “Uphaar”, in lead roll with Anil Dhawan who was still struggling.

Piya Ka Ghar have four excellently composed sweet and melodious songs. Three of the songs are filmed in the background. The “theme” song ‘yeh jeevan hai, is jeevan ka’ flows with the story of the film and it is the song of everybody’s choice. One of the best from the combo, Kishore Kumar and Laxmikant-Pyarelal, which has 402 songs.

— Bambai Shahar Ki Tujhko .. Kishore Kumar

— Yeh Jeevan Hai, Is Jeevan Ka  .. Kishore Kumar (top hit songs)

— Yeh Zulf Kaisi Hai ..  Lata Mangeshkar – Mohammad Rafi

Mere Piya Ka Ghar Hai .. Lata Mangeshkar

Powerful and touching words. Beautifully orchestrated with mellifluous DHOLAK  rhythm. FLUTE, SAXOPHONE, VIOLINS are also wonderfully decorated in all the interludes. Lata sounds extremely sweet.

It is unfortunate that Piya Ka Ghar ends the musical association of Rajshri Films (Tarachand Barjatya) and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. It lasted for eight and half years and have given some of the outstanding musical hit films.

Ajay Poundarik