Bring your best on the table

When Babubhai Mistry a name to reckon with in the Hindi Film Industry back in 1950s and 60s first met Pyarelal of the famous Music Composers Laxmikant Pyarelal Duo he was impressed with his sense of classical music and recommended him to Madan Mohan. Pyarelal was given a chance to play the violin in the famous film “Haqeeqat” for which Madan Mohan composed music. The song was “Mein Ye Soch Uske Ghar Se Utha Tha.”

The next that happened was Babubhai Mistry became their producer for a movie which featured them as music directors of Parasmani (1963), the film didn’t do well but the music was a hit. It brought them close to known music directors like Naushad and Ravi and film producers like Tarachand Barjatya.

Laxmikant–Pyarelal hit the big time with Rajshri Productions’ 1964 film Dosti. They’d worked as music arrangers for many music directors including Sachin Dev Burman and R D Burman remained their very good friend.[R D Burman played mouth organ for all songs of Dosti]

Often, our best work happens when we’re in a situation we wouldn’t have chosen for ourselves. The hard part is choosing to be in that sort of situation in the first place, the uncomfortable one where we have no choice but to do better work.

Find a way to galvanize someone if you can and if you care.



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