SEVENTIES Tuneful Hindi Film Music and Preeminent Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Laxmikant-Pyarelal, SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY :-  (1970)

Very Good MUSIC from All The Music Directors.

LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…1971

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 intereste. 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 )

Laxmikant Pyarelal composition emerged as the top song of the year,  for the fourth year in a row,

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

Kalyanji, Anandji, Shankar, Raj Kapoor, Jaikishan, Laxmikant, Pyarelal
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Laxmikant-Pyarelal, SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY :- (1971)

Rajesh Khanna Right On Top. “Haathi Mere Saathi” Huge Hit. Made Rajesh Khanna a superstar. V. Shantaram’s Dance Musical “Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijlee“, became the first film to record all the songs in Stereophonic Sound.

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

Madan Mohan:- 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 Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 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”

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

Haathi Mere Saathi


Laxmikant-Pyarelal, SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY :- (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..

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, Laxmikant-Pyarelal have an edge. 

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

Shankar-Jaikishan won the best music award for “Beiman”…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”

SHOR
PIYA KA GHARE
EK NAZAR
DUSHMAN
UPHAAR & PIYA KA GHAR

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Laxmikant-Pyarelal, SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY :-  (1973)

Year Belongs To Laxmikant-Pyarelal Amitabh Bachchan.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal  “BOBBY” songs massive and unimaginable popularity Amitabh Bachchan  Emergence of Amitabh Bachchan as a star “ZANJEER”.

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

Madan Mohan:- 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 younger 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, Manchali. 

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” and 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, SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY :- (1974)

DAY OF DIWALI, 1974. Three HIT Films Released. “Roti“, “Bidaai” and “Roti Kapda Aur Makan”. All the three films have an excellent music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

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, Dost, Bidaai, Amir Garib, Imtihan, Majboor, Paise Ki Gudiya, Naya Din Nayi Raat, Jurm Aur Saza..etc. and classic musical “FREE LOVE” .

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.


Finally, 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 Bhatia”

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”

Dalal Guha, Dharmendra, Laxmikant, Lata Mangeshkar, Pyarelal & Anand Bakshi

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Laxmikant-Pyarelal, SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY :-  (1975)

The “Sholay” Year (Released on 15th August, 1975)

LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…..1975

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

R D Burman:- Aandhi, Deewar, Sholay, 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)1

1975 saw the emergence of two new young music directors

Rajesh Roshan :- Julie, Kunwara Baar.

Bappi Lahiri:– Zakhmi

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, , 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 “Sholay” 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”


Laxmikant-Pyarelal, SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY :- (1976)

Death of Singer MUKESH. Laxmikant-Pyarelal refusing TWO Big Movies. 1) Gulzar’s MEERA . 2) H S Rawal’s LAILA MAJNU

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

Bappi Lahiri:- Chalte Chalte.

Khayyam:- Kabhi Kabhi, Sankalp

Madan Mohan:- Mausam

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 directed by Gulzar “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 Madan Mohan with whom Pyarelal had worked as a musician for many years. Moreover Madan Mohan was less busy on those days. It is unfortunate that Madan Mohan died halfway through the film. Later it was Jaidev who completed the remaining job for the film.

This year too Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Madan Mohan continued to work with Mohammad Rafi, while other contemporary music directors have already forgotten him. Laxmikant-Pyarelal gave some good songs for Rafi, without damaging the giant popularity Kishore Kumar.

The best award for the music unanimously went to Khayyam, 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 Madan Mohan’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 Khayyam.

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 first film.

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

For the first time since 1963, that the songs composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal are not appearing in the last TEN of final Geetmala.

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”


Laxmikant-Pyarelal, SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY :- (1977)

The 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.

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

Madan Mohan:- 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.

Mohammad Rafi bounced back with the songs of “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Dharm Veer”, “Chacha Bhatija” “Parvarish” (all have music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal). “Laila Majnu” (Madan Mohan) and “Hum Kisise Kam Nahin” (R D Burman). Music Director Ravi‘ s Aadmi Sadak Ka (Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shadi Hai)

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, once an assistant to Manmohan Desai.

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

Laxmikant-Pyarelal wins the best music award, the duo’s 4th 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”.

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 Anthon

HISTORIC MOMENT OF HINDI FILM MUSIC WHEN FOUR SENSATIONAL SINGERS..Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Mukesh at a one stage for the FIRST and LAST time for the recording of the song from Manmohan Desai’s “Amar Akbar Anthony” ..Hum Ko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyar Kya Kare

Pyarelal, Subhash Desai, Laxmikant, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar & Manmohan Desai.

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Laxmikant-Pyarelal, SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY :- (1978)

Another Year With VERY GOOD Music.

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

Khayyam:- 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, Laxmikant-Pyarelal had an edge over the other music directors and continued to be on number 1 position, with some quality music. Laxmikant-Pyarelal 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 5th and 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” .

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..Asha Bhosle Amit Kumar Aarti Mukharjee 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”

Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Laxmikant, Raj Kapoor and

Laxmikant-Pyarelal SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY :- (1979)

Laxmikant-Pyarelal HAT-TRICK For Filmfare Awards, Best Music 1 Amar Akbar Anthony 2 Satyam Shivam Sundaram 3 Sargam.

Association of Subhash Ghai & Laxmikant-Pyarelal Starts.

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)

Khayyam:- 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 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 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”

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta (Georgia), USA. 19th September, 2020

Second Half Of Sixties, Hindi Film Music, Sovereignty Of Laxmikant-Pyarelal

It is remarkable achievement for the new comer music directors, Laxmikant-Pyarelal to achieve TOP spot in the span of over three years.

When the duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal started with “Parasmani” music in 1963, many big names like Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishan, Roshan, O P Nayyar, S D Burman, Madan Mohan, Ravi, Chitragupt, Hemant Kumar, etc were established music directors.

But Laxmikant-Pyarelal took on all the might of Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishan O P Nayyar, Roshan, Madan Mohan etc. The duo, Laxmikant-Pyarelal ruled the later half of 60s. Later maintained it, till the end of the century. It was the stunning ‘blow’ to all old, established music directors.

Listen to what Ameen Sayani / C. Ramchandra had predicted about the new, talented, proficient star music directors, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, in the following video clip.

In the second half of sixties (after 1965), Laxmikant-Pyarelal become the household name in hindi film music. It was like a TSUNAMI of songs from the duo. Honestly speaking Laxmikant-Pyarelal were primarily responsible for eliminating the dominance of the older music directors such as C. Ramchandra, Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishan, Madan Mohan, O.P.Nayyar, Ravi, Chitragupt, Roshan etc.

Second Half Of Sixties, Hindi Film Music, Sovereignty Of Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Have compared Laxmikant-Pyarelal, year wise, musical journey (musical hit films) with other contemporary music director’s prominent musical hit films from 1963 to 1969.  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. 

LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL 1963…

Dashing and Bouncy Start by Laxmikant-Pyarelal in their very first film “Parasmani

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 MehaboobRamlal–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 Mehboob” 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

Beginning of TWO Great & Big combos.

Mohammad Rafi & Laxmikant-Pyarelal “Dosti” Kishore Kumar & Laxmikant-Pyarelal “Mr X In Bombay

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

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

Naushad:—Leader

Madan Mohan:- Woh Kaun Thi

OP Nayyar:—Kashmir Ki Kali

Ravi:- Door Ki Awaz

Roshan:- Chitralekha

Ramlal:- Geet Gaya Pattharone 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Aaya Toofan, Mr. X In Bombay, Sati Savitri, Sant Gyaneshwar and Dosti.

Filmfare Awards:- Nominations Madan Mohan (“Woh Kaun Thi”), Shankar-Jaikishan (“Sangam”) and Laxmikant-Pyarelal (“Dosti”). Laxmikant-Pyarelal won their, well deserved,  first-ever filmfare award for “DOSTI” .

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

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have some wonderful songs from “Harishchandra Taramati” which released in end of 1963.

No 30 Main Ek Nanha Sa .. Lata.. “Harishchandra Taramati”

No 26  Rahi Manwa ..Rafi..”Dosti”

No 21  Chahunga Main Tujhe..Rafi..”Dosti”

No 06  Mere Mehaboob Quyamat ..Kishore..”Mr X In Bombay”

Laxmikant-Pyarelal

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL….1965

Strong Bonding Of Two Combos Through “Lootera” Songs.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal & Lata Mangeshkar Laxmikant-Pyarelal & Anand Bakshi

LP v/s Other prominent musical hits in 1965

RD Burman:—Bhoot Bangala. 

Kalyanji-Anandji:— Himalay Ki God Main,– Jab Jab Phool Khile,–Saheli

Shankar-Jaikishan:— Professor, Aarzoo

Ravi:- —Khandan,—Waqt

SD Burman:– — Teen Deviyan, — 

Roshan:- Bhigi Raat

OP Nayyar:- Mere Sanam.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- —Lootera, —Shreeman Fantoosh, –Hum Sab Ustaad Hai, Boxer.

Music director Ravi won the best music filmfare award for “Khandan” beating Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Aarzoo” and Kalyanji-Anandji’s “Himalay Ki God Main”..

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

As happened in earlier years, this year too saw one film song attaining cult status in India. This song was- “Jyot se jyot jagaate chalo” from Sant Gyaneshwar.

No 29  Khudaya Mohabbat Na Hoti..Rafi…”Boxer”

No 25  Koi Jab Raah Na Paye..Rafi..”Dosti”

No 24  Neend Nigahon Ki ..Lata..”Lootera”

No 18  Ajnabi Tum Jane …Kishore ..”Hum Sab Ustad Hain”

No 04  Jyot Se Jyot Jagate Chalo…Lata-Mukesh “Sant Gyaneshwar”

No 02  Chahunga Main Tujhe….Rafi “Dosti” 

Laxmikant, Lata Mangeshkar & Pyarelal
Laxmikant-Pyarelal & Anand Bakshi

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LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL…1966

Association of J Omprakash Laxmikant-Pyarelal, starts.

LP v/s Other prominent musical hits in 1966

Khayyam:– –Aakhri Khat

RD Burman:— Teesari Manzil, Pati Patni. 

Roshan:—Dadima,–Mamata

S D Burman:– Guide

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

Madan Mohan:- –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 films, released so far, are still popular.

Shankar-Jaikishan 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

TSUNAMI of Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal Right On TOP

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 ( 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. .

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

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.

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.

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”

MILAN :: Winners, Nutan, Jamuna, A Subbarao, Laxmikant, Anand Bakshi & Pyarelal
“ANITA’ . Song Recording :: Laxmikant, Lata Mangeshkar, Pyarelal, actress Sadhna & Producer/Director Raj Khosla

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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

Beginning Of Kishore Kumar’s ERA

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.

Madan Mohan:– –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. 

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”

Laxmikant-Pyarelal arrived in Hindi film music in 1963, when most of the big names of the music directors were in top gears. Laxmikant-Pyarelal have no God Father to support. But the duo achieved  towering success, right from the day one, and became the most successful music directors of Bollywood Music.

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta (Georgia), USA. 10th September, 2020.