Why Demise Of Composer Raam-Laxman Is A Huge Loss To Bollywood?

A few days back, we heard that Vijay Patil or Laxman of the popular Raam-Laxman composer duo has passed away at the age of 78, due to a sudden cardiac arrest.

We were disheartened, and the entire Bollywood fraternity mourned the loss of a musical gem who continued to compose music even after the demise of his partner Surendra Hindre.

Raam-laxman’s musical journey began with Vijay’s orchestral venture. He was an expert at playing the accordion and named his orchestra “Amar”, after his son’s name. 

Who Brought Raam and Laxman Together?

Popular comedian, Dada Kondke was so impressed by his orchestra, that he asked him to make music for the popular 1975 Marathi comedy, “Pandu Hawaldar”.

He composed it along with his friend Raam, and it became a super-duper hit. This established their lifelong relationship with Kondke, who lovingly named the duo Raam-Laxman.

A New TMK Game Celebrating The Different Shades Of Love, Family And Friendship

Lata Mangeshkar Sang Many Songs For Vijay Patil

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A New Teen Maar Khan Game “R.I.P. Ram-Laxman Jodi ”, has been added to the Gaana Pehchaana app. It’s a tribute to Ram-Laxman’s magic with Music. Many of us have spent over 3 decades listening to their music without knowing who composed it.

It’s time to honour them through their songs which are mostly family anthems, celebrate the process of falling in love, celebrate friendships, celebrate the Indian values of adults being part of every decision and bright, colourful Indian festivities.

Install the app on your Android or iOS device to enjoy the game.

Biggest Musical Hits Of Our Generation

The duo created music for the biggest blockbuster hits like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Patthar Ke Phool, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Hum Aapke Hain Koun.

Raam-Laxman’s music is always fresh and never fails to strike a chord with the people, even after so many decades.

What is it about their compositions that make them so special for the actors, singers and music lovers till today? Let’s find out in today’s Gaana Pehchaana blog!!

Sultana, Sultana Mera Naam Hain Sultana (1979)

Sultana Sultana Mera Naam Hain Sultana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam- Laxman

Lyrics: Ravindra Rawal

Singer: Usha Mangeshkar

Movie: Taraana

Taraana left a long-lasting impression on Bollywood lovers because of its music. This song sounds like something straight out of an Arabian Nights tale. The tune also has nomadic undertones. Raam-Laxman or Vijay Patil Ji considered Usha Mangeshkar to be his favourite singer. Her voice texture and singing style have a different kind of beauty. Ravindra Rawal has painted a beautiful story about a nomad girl with his soul-stirring lyrics. Watch the video to enjoy the song.

Didi Tera Devar Deewana (1989)

Didi Tera Devar Deewana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubrahmanyam

Movie: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Another family dhamaka number composed by Raam-Laxman and sung by Lata Mangeshkar, SP Balasubramanyam.

“Didi Tera Devar Deewana” is a song that remains at the tip of every Indian’s tongue. The songs and the film were so well received that Hum Aapke Hain Koun turned out to be the highest-grossing Indian film of the 1990s and the maximum earning Indian film at that time.

This track was inspired by an Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan song called Saare Nabian. The song remained at the top of the charts for more than a year.

Blockbuster India described the movie as the “Biggest Blockbuster of the Modern Era”. Even the Telugu version called Premalayam ran for more than 200 days. The track is all about a big family party where the boys and the girls get into different groups to have fun and tease each other.

Dil Deewana (1989)

Dil Deewana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Maine Pyar Kiya

Ah, what a song! This came along in Salman Khan, Bhagyashree and Sooraj Barjatya’s life when they were still in the struggling phase and turned them into the most sought after stars. Raam-Laxman’s super successful compositions played the biggest role in helping Sooraj Barjatya turn the movie into a massive hit.

These movies would stay in the theatres for more than 150 weeks, which is unbelievable now. It was a big break for Dev Kohli after his first film and Lata Mangeshkar rocked with her singing.

Sun Beliya Shukriya Meherbani (1991)

Sun Beliya Shukriya Meherbani Song

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dilip Tahir

Singer: S.P Balasubramaniam, Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: 100 Days

Many people have heard this number again and again but they might not be aware of who wrote it, composed it or sang it. Lata Mangeshkar and S.P Balasubramaniam did

complete justice to the relatable music by Raam-Lakshman.

Jackie Shroff and Madhuri Dixit’s chemistry took a different turn along with this beautiful number in the thrilling supernatural cinema. The combination of stringed instruments, wind instruments, tabla and all create a versatile rhythm that you won’t be able to stop listening to.

Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai (1994)

Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hain Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: S.P Balasubramaniam

Movie: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

“Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai” always has our heart with it. It’s one of the most well-loved songs of the 21st century. This song was a favourite wedding number. The songs and the games from Hum Aapke Hain Koun were so well received by the Indian audience that no wedding would be complete without them. Lata Mangeshkar sang 11 of the songs out of 15.

The winner of 5 Filmfare awards, Hum Aapke Hain Koun became a part of our being with amazing melodies like Pehla Pehla Pyar written beautifully by Dehradun based Dev Kohli, composed by the most talented Raam-Laxman and sung by S.P Balasubramaniam.

Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999)

Hum Saath Saath Hain Title Song

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

Raam-Laxman has always been grateful to Tarachand Barjatya for giving them the scope to shine in Hindi films. Laxman or Vijay Patil says that Rajshri Banner brought all the luck in their lives. Rajshri movies are completely about family, love and laughter without any villains or vamps. Sooraj Barjatya claims to make his films based on the values that he has grown up with or seen around him in his Marwari family.

Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan and Anuradha Paudwal make the Mohnish-Tabu, Salman-Sonali and Saif-Karishma pair shine on screen with their spectacular matching attires. We just can’t get over this title track from our childhood even after so many years.

Maiyya Yashoda (1999)

Maiyya Yashoda Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Kiran R

Singers: Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

Maiyya Yashoda is a priceless gem from the end of the 20th century composed by Raam-Laxman. These were the last of the biggest hits before the 21st century began and the meaning of hit music changed altogether.

Anuradha Paudwal was already the guru of devotional music and with the help of Alka Yagnik, she sang this memorable melody penned down by Kiran R which still makes us nostalgic and reminds us of those old days when family gatherings had a different flavour.

Karishma Kapoor, Sonali Bendre and Tabu have been picturised as Radha. Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan and Mohnish Bahl are the naughty Krishna’s, whereas Reema Lagoo is shown as Maiyya Yashoda.

Ye To Sach Hai Ki Bhagwan Hain (1999)

Yeh To Sach Hain Ki Bhagwan Hai Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Ravindra Rawal

Singers: Hariharan, Pratima Rao, Ghanshyam Vaswani, Santosh Tiwari, Ravinder Rawal

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

All songs from Hum Saath Saath Hain were composed by Raam-Laxman and surprisingly the audience showered a lot of love and respect on each of the songs. Every song is a gem on its own. A different set of instruments have been used for each of them.

“Ye To Sach Hai Ki Bhagwan Hain” is a group song sung by many different artists. It is all about God coming into our lives in the form of parents. The family set-up for the song is a typical Sooraj Barjatya one.

What Raam-Laxman’s Dhamakedaar Music Means To Bollywood Music Lovers?

Raam-Lakshman composed songs for films that provided the most wholesome entertainment. The Basuri and Accordion duo made music from their heart that listeners could easily connect to. Even though Raam or Surendra of the duo could not live to watch the success of Agent Vinod released in 1977, Laxman did not want to stop making music or change the name of their duo even after his partner’s demise. His contribution to Music has been engraved on the golden pages of Bollywood forever. Whatever he made left a lasting impact and is here to stay.

An Attempt To Make People Aware Of The Musical Minds Behind Popular Bollywood Songs

Gaana Pehchaana is an entire package of musical quiz games, live gaming sessions and blogs that make us aware of the musical geniuses like directors, lyricists and singers who shed their blood and tears to create hit songs for the movies but never get the recognition that they deserve. Play Teen Maar Khan, Bhagam Bhag, Aur Sunao, catch up on the informative blogs to know facts you never knew about and participate in the live games. To know more about our new Live Games feature check out the next paragraph.

Play Live, Play Against Others

Another fun thing launched by Gaana Pehchaana is GaanaP Live!  It’s a LIVE Game Show in which you can play together with fellow Bollywood Music Fans from around the world. You can get invited to the next GaanaP Live by registering here. Check out the videos on the Gaana Pehchaana channel on YouTube to learn more about GaanaP Live!

What Made This Lyricist A Guinness World Record Breaker?

Have you ever come across Sameer Anjaan’s name on Gaana Pehchaana?

Well, he is the most loved lyricist in B-Town and all through these years, he has only become better at what he does. In several interviews, he mentioned that his talent is god’s gift to him. What he does comes so naturally to him, that he feels like some supernatural powers help him pen down the heart piercing words!!

It’s not an easy task to get established as a lyricist in the industry. Even Sameer’s father, the popular Anjaan, had to go through various ups and downs for almost 8 years, before he could achieve something, so he did not want his son to get into this field.

Anjaan even requested Chitragupta – the phenomenal Music Director to tell Sameer that he might be a great poetry writer, but he’s not up to the mark for the industry. Chitragupta couldn’t discourage him and rest everything is history. Sameer was destined to be a famous lyric writer, hence he became one. No power in the universe could stop him.

A Special Game For Our Fans (TMK-362 Themed “Sameer, The Lyricist!”)

Sameer’s talent could not remain hidden, which is why he was awarded the Filmfare and his name reached the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 for being the only lyricist to have written more than 5000 songs. He is still writing. The maximum anybody could ever write.

He deserves a salute for this, hence we have created this particular game as an ode to him. Install the Gaana Pehchaana app on Android or iOS to play it.

Here are a few classic creations by Sameer.

Nazar Ke Saamne (1990)

Nazar Ke Saamne Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Nadeem Shravan

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu

Movie: Aashiqui

The Aashiqui soundtrack became a national favourite and has remained so. Nobody had expected the film or the songs to become so popular, because it starred Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal, who were just newcomers with no prior experience, but whether it be the magic of Sameer’s lyrics or the magnetic voices of the hit 90’s musical jodi Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal, “Nazar Ke Saamne” always remained in front of our nazar, jigar, kaan and dil. The song continues to have a large fan following and Sameer won his first Filmfare Award for this song.

Mujhe Neend Na Aaye (1990)

Mujhe Neend Na Aaye Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Anand, Milind

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan

Movie: Dil

“Dil” movie was Sameer’s ladder to success. It made him an overnight sensation. The entire Dil Soundtrack album has been written by him. There were around 5 million cassettes of the album sold worldwide, which made it the maximum sold Bollywood Music Album of all time, along with “Maine Pyar Kiya”.

“Neend Na Aaye” reminds us of Amir and Madhuri’s sizzling chemistry. Sameer’s lyrics gave life to Anand Milind’s fresh composition sung beautifully by Anuradha and Udit expressing the love and yearning through their voices.

Dekha Hain Pehli Baar (1991)

Dekha Hain Pehli Baar Saajan Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Nadeem – Shravan

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Alka Yagnik, S.P Balasubramaniam

Movie: Saajan

The “Saajan” Music Album sold the highest number of copies in 1991. It is so popular that it will forever remain on the tip of every Indian’s tongue. Sameer’s tracks with Nadeem-Shravan have never been a failure and especially when legends like Alka Yagnik and S.P Balasubramaniam sing together, they can break down mountains and cross over mighty oceans. The beat of a dafli or ghungroo can be consistently heard through the entire song. Whether you have watched the film or not, you’ll love watching the song video again and again as Salman and Madhuri’s eyes drift into the scene of a jeep disappearing into the evening sky.

Akhiyaan Milaoon Kabhi (1995)

Akhiyaan Milaaon Kabhi Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Nadeem, Shravan

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan

Movie: Raja

“Akhiyaan Milaoon Kabhi Ankhiyan Churau, Kya Tune Kiya Jaadu” is well known for Madhuri’s comic eye movements and Madhuri, Sanjay’s signature dance moves. Madhuri’s funky costume became a style statement.

Sameer created the lyrics that rhyme and intertwine so beautifully that they sound great as a pop number. The lyrics would even sound great if sung in some other genre. That’s the beauty of the song. Alka and Udit did their best to make it to the top of the charts in 1995. In fact, it still sounds fresh and new anytime you play it.

What Is Mobile Number? (1999)

What Is Mobile Number Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Anu Mallik

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik

Movie: Haseena Maan Jayegi

Sameer once said that a Music Director had told him that the relationship between a director and lyricist is similar to the relationship between a husband and wife. This song absolutely proves that. Sameer could not have created the dhinchak Lyrics without Anu Mallik’s dhinchak music. Sonu and Alka create a fun atmosphere for Govinda and Karishma, who are trying to get connected to each other’s mobile number. It’s a happy go lucky song that will make you feel relaxed and cheerful anytime you listen to it.

Jabse Tere Naina (2007)

Jab Se Tere Naina Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Monty Sharma

Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan

Singer: Shaan

Movie: Saawariya

Sameer is indeed blessed by God, otherwise it is next to impossible for mortals to create lyrics of this level. Popular Composer Pyarelal Sharma’s nephew Monty Sharma and Shaan wove a musical masterpiece with Sameer’s lyrics and most importantly, it is Ranbir Kapoor, who brought the song to life with his class apart acting as a master artist. The more you listen to it, the more you’ll fall in love with the song.

Pehli Nazar Mein (2008)

Pehli Nazar Mein Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Sameer

Singer: Atif Aslam

Movie: Race

“Pehli Nazar Mein” has been a big part of any 90’s kid’s life who grew up in the 2000’s. It is an original soundtrack from the Race album which comprises a few remixes as well.

We love the rhythmic beats and well synced lyrics and obviously Atif singing the beautiful words by Sameer casts a deep imprint on our hearts. Akshaye Khanna and Bipasha Basu set the screen on fire with their glamorous acting skills. The video is full of suspense.

Inspiring Sameer

Anjaan wanted Sameer to become a C.A or work in the bank. He got a job in the bank, but within a few days, he realised that it is not his world, so he left it and came back to Mumbai to do what he loved the most.

Let’s always remember this memorable quote by Sameer that would cheer us up on all the dark and gloomy days.

“When you fall, never get up without gaining anything. Always find something on the way up. If there are only rocks, grasp one to throw in order to defend yourself”. He teaches us to learn from our failures and to remain persistent.

Gaana Pehchaana – An Informative And Entertaining Platform For Hindi Film Music Fans

Gaana Pehchaana is a delight for Hindi Film Music Fans from all generations. We spread the appreciation for Hindi Film Music through interactive quizzes, games, blogs and other informative content.

Teen Maar Khan, Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao are the 3 Bollywood Musical Games on our app. You can select your choice of decade for Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao. For TMK you need to select the theme of your choice. Each of them are set in a quiz format and put your knowledge of Bollywood Music to test.

If you are fond of intense stories and wish to catch up on the little known secrets of Bollywood Music, check out our Blogs section. We have something new for you every Friday.

Play Live, Play Against Others

Another fun thing launched by Gaana Pehchaana is GaanaP Live!  It’s a LIVE Game Show in which you can play together with fellow Bollywood Music Fans from around the world. You can get invited to the next GaanaP Live by registering here. Check out these videos on YouTube to learn more about GaanaP Live!

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