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Short Biography of Laxmikant Pyarelal with their Copied or Inspirational Songs List –

Short Biography of Laxmikant Pyarelal with their Copied or Inspirational Songs List –

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Laxmikant-Pyarelal duo is also known as LP or Laxmi-Pyare

Name - Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (1937–1998)

Name - Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (born 1940)

They composed music for about 500 Bollywood movies

Laxmikant was born into a poor family. He learned to play mandolin on his own.
When Laxmikant was about 10 years old, he once played mandolin in a Lata Mangeshkar concert in Radio Club, Colaba.

Pyarelal was the son of a renowned trumpeter Pt. Ramprasad Sharma (popularly known as Babaji), who taught him the basics of music.
Pyarelal was born in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. 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.

Laxmikant and Pyarelal met at Sureel Kala Kendra, a music academy for children, run by the Mangeshkar family. And soon they became very good friends.
In Bombay they both did not good amount of money, so went to Madras but their also they did not make more money, so they again came back to Bombay.

In 1953, they became assistants to Kalyanji-Anandji and worked with them as assistants till 1963.

Mohammad Rafi and Lata have sung the maximum number of songs in their career for Laxmi-Pyare. Kishore Kumar sang maximum songs (402) for LP among all male singers, followed by Rafi (about 365 songs)

Laxmi-Pyare gave music for almost 635 films in their 35-year career, winning 32 Gold Discs.

Few Names of Movies where LP gave excellent music –

• Parasmani (1963)
• Dosti (1964)
• Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966)
• Farz (1967)
• Milan (1967)
• Shagird (1967)
• Mere Humdum Mere Dost (1968)
• Raja Aur Runk (1968)
• Do Raaste (1969)
• Jeene Ki Raah (1969)
• Aan Milo Sajna (1971
• Khilona (1970)
• Patthar ke Sanam (1971)
• Dushman (1972)
• Daag: A Poem of Love (1973)
• Bobby (1973)
• Roti (1974)
• Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974)
• Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
• Anurodh (1977)
• Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)
• Sargam (1979)
• Karz (1980)
• Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)
• Kranti (1981)
• Naseeb (1981)
• Prem Rog (1982)
• Hero (1983)
• Utsav (1984)
• Mr. India (1987)
• Tezaab (1988)
• Chaalbaaz (1989)
• Ram Lakhan (1989)
• Hum (1991)
• Saudagar (1991)
• Khuda Gawah (1992)
• Khalnayak (1993)

Below is the list of Copied or Inspired Songs of Laxmikant Pyarelal –

Movie Name - Hum
Song Name - Jhumma Chumma
Copied from original Song – Mory Kante's Yeke Yeke and Tama Tama by mory kante

Movie Name - Hum
Song Name - Ek doosre se karte hai pyaar hum
Copied from original Song – Mory Kante's "Inchallah"

Movie Name - Ram Balram
Song Name - Ek Rasta Aha Aha
Copied from original Song – 'That's the way (I like it)', by KC and The Sunshine Band

Movie Name - Ram Balram
Song Name - Yaar Ki Khabar Mil Gayee
Copied from original Song – Carl Douglas' Kung fu fighting

Movie Name - Rajkumar
Song Name - Paayal meri
Copied from original Song – George Michael's Faith

Movie Name - Insaan
Song Name - Saathiya, Tu Mere Sapnon ka Meet Hai
Copied from original Song – Angelo, by Brotherhood of man

Movie Name - Karz
Song Name - Ek Haseena Thi
Copied from original Song – George Benson's 'We as love’ Karz, the movie itself was a lift from the 1975 movie 'The Reincarnation of Peter Proud'.

Movie Name - Karz
Song Name - Om shanti om
Copied from original Song – Lord Shorty's 'Shanti Om

Movie Name - Kshatriya
Song Name - Tune Kiya Tha Vaada
Copied from original Song – Michael Jackson's Will you be there

Movie Name - Judaai
Song Name - Tere Naam Ke Hum Deewane
Copied from original Song – Brown Girl in the ring by Boney M

Movie Name - Judaai
Song Name - Saamne Aa
Copied from original Song – Francis Lai's Love Story theme

Movie Name - Chaalbaaz
Song Name - Kisike Hath Na Ayegi yeh Ladki
Copied from original Song – Stevie Wonder's Part time lover

Movie Name - Yaadon ki kasam
Song Name - Ek haseena ki
Copied from original Song - Pashtun track, 'Larsha Pekhawar Ta'

Movie Name - Yaadon ki kasam
Song Name - Baith mere paas
Copied from original Song - Ghulam Ali's Punjabi ghazal,
'Baija mere kaul'

Movie Name - Naseeb
Song Name - Zindagi imtihaan leti hai
Copied from original Song – Boney M number, 'See the stars...still I'm sad

Movie Name - Lootera
Song Name - Raat se kaho
Copied from original Song – Dick Dale's 1961 number, 'Misirlou'

Movie Name - Arpan
Song Name - Likhne waale
Copied from original Song – Pakistani song, 'Asan hun tur jaan aaye' by Aalam Lohar.

Movie Name - Bobby
Song Name - Akhiyan ko rehne de
Copied from original Song – Pakistani singer Reshma's folk song, Akhiyan nu


Amrit July 31, 2010  

I knew they were assistants to K-A duo but did not know 10 years. I always liked LP - I think they were better than K-A duo. In my list S D Burman was the best, followed by LOP

sm,  August 01, 2010  

Sd also gave excellent music.

R. Ramesh August 02, 2010  

very intersting details buddy:)

sm,  August 03, 2010  

R. Ramesh,,

Kirtivasan Ganesan November 03, 2010  

Laxmikant Pyarelal have a wide range of styles of music and they have demonstrated it. Karz had a style of its own. Hero too. And so was Ek duuje ke liye.
One characteristic that they had was that the first line of Antara of their song ended in "Sa Re".
"My name is Anthony Gonsalves". "salves" is "Sa Re".
"Saajh dale gagan thale". "thale" is "Sa Re".
"Chal chal chal mere haathi"."haathi" is "Sa Re".
The duo shall be remembered for their sheer stamina and quality of music they made.
Bollywood music zindabad . . .

sm,  November 03, 2010  

thanks for adding more info on Laxmikant Pyarelal

Anonymous,  December 24, 2010  

Dear Ravi,
I am gr8 fan of LP and could not believe that LP has copied the above song originally. And listened each song you have listed above and found except Ek Hasina Thi's Tune and Juma chuma all the tunes doesnot match at all. And in an interview LP has accepted that they were inspired by these 2 songs. Pata nahin aap is great music duo ke bare mein article likh kar dono kaam karne ki koshish kar rahe hain.

Anonymous,  December 24, 2010  

soryy recently I have posted my comment by addressing to ravi ji actually I wanted to post these comments to SM

sm,  December 24, 2010  


Anonymous,  February 27, 2012  

i m great fan of lp. Yes they may have copied songs, but were well adapted to indian bollywood style. Till my death i will be die hard fan of lp.

Anonymous,  November 18, 2014  

I am a great fan of their music; Specially the songs from 'Dosti' 'Shor' 'Sargam' & 'Karz'. Dont know if its true but people in Bollywood say they were homosexuals. Pyarelal certainly sounds like one when he speaks, but whatever their personal life, i respect their immense talent.