Book Review: Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music Forever a Book By Ajay Poundarik

Book – Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music Forever
Author – Ajay Poundarik

Review – LAXMIKANT-PYARELAL is one of the Bollywood’s Most Successful Music Directors. They are admired, worshipped, loved, celebrated, and missed. There have been 503 films, 2845 songs, 160 singers, and 72 songwriters – Laxmikant-Pyarelal made a huge contribution to Bollywood Music.

Their style, their sense of music was revolutionary in the industry, making them a legend at that time and even now. Ajay Poundarik covered their entire journey starting from 1963 to 1998 and called it the ‘LP Era’ which it was. Their music and talent ruled and even now those songs touch our musical soul to deep ends.

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Ajay has started from the beginning explaining the struggle filled glorious journey and termed it ‘The Sparkling Journey’. He explained how Laxmikant–Pyarelal started their musical career, how they gathered the now one of the best musical orchestra in the world. 

Their achievements in the industry and the amount of filmfare awards they won. He has parted the information through each era from Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s introductions, their relation with directors, producers, actors, and people around them. How their music helped some actors reach the stars and helped them reside in the hearts of millions of people? How they created their music, their connection with their music and the meaning behind their lyrics. 

Each part of this book has been meticulously researched and penned down in a beautiful manner. Ajay Poundarik has always taken his itinerary of their journey quite seriously and even mentioned their most famous shows, collaboration, and reviews from critics.

The journey of black and white to coloured cinema filled with bliss and iconic music. He has also mentioned a detailed list of the films they’ve worked on along with all the music that a fan needs to hear that has been created by them.

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Laxmikant-Pyarelal are legends of yesterday, today, and tomorrow – they were building block of the music industry we look today. While we refer to a lot of new music, they paved the way for experimentalists and revolutionist in the fields of music – be it composing, setting the choir, or their humility even with the amount of fame they have.

A Bollywood nerd like me thrived on this book and all the information the author provide me with. A beautiful journey that made me wish I was able to see all of it but at least their music is still with me and many music lovers like me.

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