Inimitable Voice of MUKESH & Laxmikant-Pyarelal Right from the very first film “Parasmani” (1963), Laxmikant-Pyarelal have utilized singer Mukesh’s voice as and when required. It was not an easy task for any music directors to extract the “best” from singer Mukesh. That is why Mukeshji was a very special singer in his own way. It… Continue reading Inimitable Voice of MUKESH and Laxmikant-Pyarelal
COLOSSAL AMALGAM ASHA BHOSLE and LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL Asha Bhosle and Laxmikant-Pyarelal ..How this combo can be of less importance when they have churned out almost 494 songs from “Harischandra Taramati” (1963) to “Aurat Aurat Aurat” (1996). There are many GEMs composed by this combo. When you look at the ‘huge’ volume of 494 songs from this… Continue reading COLOSSAL AMALGAM ASHA BHOSLE and LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL
STERLING but BELITTLED KISHORE KUMAR and LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL It was in 1964 director Shantilal Soni was making “Mr X In Bombay” starring Kishore Kumar and Kumkum in lead role. Obviously, Kishore Kumar as a singer was the choice for all the songs of “Mr. X In Bombay”. Laxmikant-Pyarelal had already made a high impact, in hindi… Continue reading STERLING but BELITTLED KISHORE KUMAR and LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL
Ever since Laxmikant-Pyarelal entered into the Hindi Film Music in 1963 they were nominated for the Best Music Directors almost for each and every year. There are many years in which LP were nominated for 3 or more numbers of films in a particular year. At the same time LP narrowly missed the awards too.… Continue reading Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Filmfare Awards
The year was 1963, I was an 8-year-old studying in the Indian heartland of Gwalior, growing up in a family that did not allow viewing movies except for the mythological ones; the same time period when ‘Harischandra Taramati’ and ‘Sant Gyaneshwar’ were running houseful every day and every show. On the other end, Radio Ceylon,… Continue reading How and When I Became The Fan of Laxmikant-Pyarelal.