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Posted 11 May 2006 - 02:20 PM

Laxmikant Pyarelal


Laxmikant-Pyarelal (also known as LP or Laxmi-Pyare) was a popular Bollywood composer duo. The duo consisted of Laxmikant S. Kudalkar (1937-1998) and Pyarelal R. Sharma (born 1940). They composed music for about 500 Bollywood movies from 1963 to 1998, working for almost all notable filmmakers including Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Feroze Khan, B.R. Chopra, Shakti Samanta, Manmohan Desai, Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Manoj Kumar.


1 Early days
1.1 Laxmikant
1.2 Pyarelal
1.3 Formation of composer duo
2 Initial days as music directors
3 Discography
4 Style of Music
5 After Laxmikan't death
6 Achievements
7 External links


Laxmikant
Laxmikant was born to very poor parents. He was quite impressed by mandolin and learnt to play it by his own. He used to play mandolin in street functions. Later, to earn some money, he started organizing Indian Classical Music concerts and started performing in them. He also started playing mandolin for Bollywood film music directors.


Pyarelal
Pyarelal was the son of a renowned trumpeter Pt. Ramprasad Sharma, who taught him the basics of music. He learnt to play violin from a Goan called Anthony Gonsalves (Interestingly, Amitabh Bachchan's character was called Anthony Gonsalves in the movie Amar Akbar Anthony as a tribute to Mr. Gonsalves. The movie had music by Laxmi-Pyare).

Pyarelal started learning violin at the age of 8 and practised it 8 to 12 hours daily. At the age of 12, he started playing violin in studios to earn money for his family, whose financial condition had deteriorated.


Formation of composer duo
When Laxmikant was about 10 years old, he once played mandolin in a Lata Mangeshkar concert in Radio Club, Colaba. Lata was so impressed that she talked to him after the concert

Laxmikant and Pyarelal met at Sureel Kala Kendra, a music academy for children, run by the Mangeshkar family. After she came to know about their financially poor backgrounds, Lata recommended their names to music directors like Naushad, Sachin Dev Burman and C. Ramchandra. Similar financial backgrounds and age made Laxmikant and Pyarelal very good friends. They used to spend long hours at the recording studios, sometimes getting work for each other and even playing together whenever they got the opportunity.

Pyarelal often used to frequent the Bombay Chamber Orchestra and the Paranjoti Academy, where he would perfect his skills in the company of Goody Seervai, Coomi Wadia, Mehli Mehta and his son, Zubin Mehta. Laxmi-Pyare were not content with the payments being made to them for their music, so they decided to go to Madras, (now Chennai). But, it was the same story there. So, they returned back. Once Pyarelal decided to leave India and go to Venice to play for symphony orchestras, just like Zubin. However, he stayed back at Laxmikant's insistence. Some of Laxmi-Pyare's colleagues at this time included Pandit Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia (flute). Later, Shivkumar and Hariprasad also ventured in Bollywood as Shiv-Hari.

Laxmi-Pyare worked with almost all reputed music directors (with the exception of O. P. Nayyar and Shankar-Jaikishan) of the 1950s. In 1953, they became assistants to Kalyanji-Anandji and worked with them as assistants till 1967. They worked as music arrangers for many music directors including Sachin Dev Burman (in Ziddi) and also for his son Rahul Dev Burman (in his first film Chhote Nawab). Laxmi-Pyare and R D Burman remained very good friends, even when Laxmi-Pyare started giving music independently. R D Burman played mouth organ for all songs of Dosti. Laxmikant once made a guest appearance playing role of himself as a Composer of Song "Dil Ki Baat" in Teri Kasam (1982), which had music by R D Burman.


Initial days as music directors
In their early days, Laxmi-Pyare's music was very similar to Shankar-Jaikishen's music, as Laxmikant was a great fan of theirs. Once Shankar even changed his orchestration to make sure that his music doesn't sound like Laxmi-Pyare's. Laxmi-Pyare's first film as music directors was not released. The first released movie as music directors was Babubhai Mistry's Parasmani (1962), which was a B-Grade mythological film. In spite of the financial constraints, Laxmi-Pyare used only A-Grade singers. Lata Mangeshkar, their mentor and Mohammad Rafi agreed to sing for them, in spite of low budget. Laxmi-Pyare always remained indebted to Lata and Rafi. Lata Mangeshkar has song maxmimum number of her songs for them. When Rafi's career was sidelined due to Kishore Kumar's ascending star, Laxmi-Pyare continued to give patronage to Rafi, sometimes against filmmakers' wishes. Of course, Laxmi-Pyare had a great rapport with Kishore Kumar as well.

Laxmi-Pyare hit big time with the film Dosti (1964) of Rajshri Productions. The film had two newcomer heroes, who never became popular. The film was a success due to its music. Songs like Chahoonga main tujhe shaam savere and Rahi manava became very popular. At that time, many used to think that there was a single person by the name of Laxmikant Pyarelal. Laxmi-Pyare won their first Filmfare award for the movie, ahead of stalwarts like Shankar-Jaikishan and Madan Mohan.

After Dosti's success, Laxmi-Pyare started getting work from all major filmmakers. The rise of Laxmi-Pyare, Rahul Dev Burman and Kalyanji-Anandji marked the end of an old era of Bollywood music, which belonged to Shankar-Jaikishan, Naushad, C. Ramchandra and others.

The team of Laxmi-Pyare and lyricist Anand Bakshi churned out some of the most popular songs in the Bollywood history.



Laxmi-Pyare gave music for almost 500 films in their 35-year career, winning 32 Gold Discs. They won seven Filmfare awards, including four times in a row. They also won the Lata Mangeshkar Award. Some of their successful scores include Shagird, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Aan Milo Sajna, Meheboob Ki Mehendi, Chacha Bhatija, Roti, Anurodh, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Amar Akbar Anthony, Sargam, Karz, Kranti, Prem Rog, Ek Duje Ke Liye, Hero, Utsav, Tezaab, Ram Lakhan, Chalbaaz, Mr. India, Saudagar, Khalnayak.




Style of Music
Laxmi-Pyare gave Indian classical music as well as Western music. But they were most popular for their folk tunes and semi-classical music. In Shagird, they created Rock-n-Roll-style foot-tapping melodies. The film Karz is worth specially mentioning here where LP successfully, gave disco-like music, which is strongly remembered even now.

Although not as a rule, Laxmikant mostly looked after vocals and Pyarelal used to take care of orchestration. Both had vast knowledge of various music generes, musical instruments and orchestra management.

Laxmi-Pyare always got only A-Grade singers to sing for them - Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan. However, they also gave big breaks to many newcomers like Shailendra Singh, Kavita Krishnamurty, Mohammad Aziz, Suresh Wadkar and Shabbir Kumar, Sukhwinder, Vinod Rathod, Roop Kumar Rathod etc.



After Laxmikant's death, Pyarelal has done some work independently.

When the playback singer Kumar Sanu turned music director, he approached Pyarelal to arrange music for him.


Achievements
• As musicians, Laxmikant Pyarelal have worked for every reputed music director of the 1950s with the exception of O.P. Nayyar and Shankar-Jaikishan.

• Laxmikant Pyarelal have given music to over 500 hindi films.

• Laxmikant Pyarelal are also winners of Indian Government’s prestigious Lata Mangeshkar Award.

• Singer Lata Mangeshkar has sung the maximum number of songs in her career ever for this duo.

• Even today, LP’s music is very popular all over India, even in the interior hearts of the country, and their music has always been more well-known than they personally ever were, contrary to all their contemporaries.

• They have been the winners of the Prestigious Filmfare awards in India for their music seven times totally including four times in a row.

Source : WKPD




Link :http://www.laxmipyare.com
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:11 AM

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:21 AM

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 11:48 AM

Film- Aaya Toofan - MD -Laxmikant Pyarelal

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:58 AM

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 03:31 AM

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:20 AM

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 12:14 AM

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 02:02 PM

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 11:24 AM

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