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The duo have composed music for over 600 movies and have worked with ace actors like Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand etc. Infact they have even been the reason for setting a trend for these actors. Lakshmikant -Pyarelal as they are popularly known have been the biggest fans of their earlier music gen - Shankar and Jaikishan.  Something that is amazing to note about this duo is that although their first movie did not even release, they did not take in the wrong spirits, in fact worked harder for another project coming their way which was Parasmani that released in 1963. Although their hit as Music Directors was ofcourse established with the movie 'Dosti' which released in 1964 itself. As music directors, they believed in bringing out quality music and never compromised on their musicians. Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi combination worked best for these music directors.

Although their era was not too open for western music, Lakshmikanth and Pyarelal still continued composing even western music numbers. Few of the duo's popular Indian film songs include 'Dil Bil Pyar Vyar' in Lata Mangeshkar's voice for the movie Shagird. Any melody lover will definitely like their composition for the movie Sargam - 'Dafali wale' sung yet again by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi.

Everyone would be able to associate with one particular song of the duo and the song is 'Ek do teen' from Tezaab that released in the year 1988. And ofcourse Madhuri's dancing skills took this song to a whole to level and yet again there was demand for another number like this. And all the music lovers were satiated with 'Choli ke peeche kya hai' from Khalnayak releasing a couple of years later.

The musicians have carved a niche for themselves in the Bollywood industry and have even won prestigious awards like the Filmfare too. Although Lakshmikanth is no longer with us, Pyarelal is still one of the living legends that our country can boast about.

This articles is from Raaga's music blog. Read more music at

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