Raamlaxman

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Vijay Patil (16 September 1942 – 22 May 2021) better known as Raamlaxman, was an Indian composer, pianist, musician and accordionist. Raamlaxman is most famous for his work with Rajshri Productions of Hindi films.[1] He composed music for their hit films like Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), Muskurahat (1992), Police Public (1990), 100 Days (1991). His first film was Agent Vinod (1977)[2] Raamlaxman has worked in almost 75 films in Hindi, Marathi and Bhojpuri.[3][unreliable source?]

Raamlaxman
Birth nameVijay Patil
Also known asRaam-Laxman
Born(1942-09-16)16 September 1942
Died22 May 2021(2021-05-22) (aged 78)
GenresFilm scores, dance, classical
Occupation(s)Composer, music director, arranger
InstrumentsVocals, drums, piano, accordion
Years active1975–2021

Raamlaxman is the "Laxman" of duo composers "Raam-Laxman". In 1976, "Raam" (his partner Surendra) died immediately after signing the film Agent Vinod (1977). Laxman continued to retain Raam's name in Marathi as well as Hindi films. He died of heart attack on 22 May 2021, at the age of 78.[4][5]

Early lifeEdit

Raamlaxman started his own orchestra named as Amar - Vijay (Amar was his son's name). The famous comedian, Dada Kondke was impressed by him and approached him to compose the music for his Marathi comedy Pandu Hawaldar.[6] Vijay, with his friend Raam, composed the music that went on to become a raging hit, and their alliance with Kondke did not break until the latter's death. Later, he did films with Manmohan Desai, Mahesh Bhatt, G.P.Sippy, Anil Ganguly and others. His favourite singers were Shailendra Singh and Usha Mangeshkar, while his favourite lyricist was Asad Bhopali.[6] His releases were mostly with Ravindra Rawal. Although he frequently collaborated with Lata Mangeshkar and produced some of the biggest hits in his career.

In 1981, Raamlaxman collaborated with Ravindra Rawal for movie Hum Se Badhkar Kaun. Song "Deva O Deva Ganpati Deva" got famous during that period. He has also given music for movies Hum Se Hai Zamana (1983), Woh Jo Hasina (1983), Deewana Tere Naam Ka (1987) and Aage Ki Soch (1988).

CareerEdit

In the year 1988, Raamlaxman got a major break with Sooraj Barjatya's Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). His composition earned him filmfare award for Best Music Director. The film set the record at its time for the most Filmfare awards won by a single film with seven, from thirteen nominations. It was also the first film to win the three major awards in music category (Best Music Director, Male Playback Singer, Best Lyricist). The film also launched S. P. Balasubrahmanyam as voice of new actor Salman Khan from period 1989 to 1994.

Laxman scored a major hit once again with superhit film Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994). His collaboration with Sooraj Barjatya went on and he gave good hits in the film Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999).

DiscographyEdit

Year Film Notes Sales Ref
1975 Pandu Havaldar Marathi
1977 Agent Vinod
1979 Taraana
Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin
1981 Hum Se Badhkar Kaun
Jiyo To Aise Jiyo
1982 Ustadi Ustad Se
Bezubaan
Sun Sajna
Tumhaare Bina
1983 Woh Jo Hasina
Dard-E-Dil
Gumnaam Hai Koi
Hum Se Hai Zamana
Sun Meri Laila
Mujhe Vachan Do
1984 Tere Mere Beech Mein
1985 Patthar
Yeh Kaisa Farz
1986 Anadi Khiladi
Andheri Raat Mein Diya Tere Haath Mein
1987 Deewana Tere Naam Ka
Kaun Kitne Paani Mein
1988 Aage Ki Soch
Vasna Ki Aag
1989 Paap Ki Sazaa
Khol De Meri Zuban
Maine Pyar Kiya 10,000,000 [7]
1990 Police Public
1991 Patthar Ke Phool 2,500,000 [8]
100 Days 1,800,000
Baharon Ki Manzil
1992 101 Days
I Love You
Mehboob Mere Mehboob
Phoolwati
Saatwan Aasmaan
Muskurahat
1993 Dil Ki Baazi
Anmol
Antom Nyaay
Pyar Ka Tarana
When Love Calls
1994 Prem Shakti
Karan
Pathreela Raasta
Fauj
Kanoon
Jazbaat
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! 12,000,000 [9]
1995 Vartmaan
1996 Nirbhay
Megha
1997 Lav Kush
1999 Dulhan Banoo Main Teri
Hum Saath Saath Hain 1,800,000 [8]
Manchala
2000 Le Chal Apne Sang
2002 Hum Pyaar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe
Inth Ka Jawab Patthar
2003 Aissa Kyon
2016 Brahmaand Nayak Saibaba
Total sales 28,100,000

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Music director Raamlaxman, of 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun' fame, dies at 78". The Hindu. PTI. 22 May 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 7 May 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "Composer Laxman of the Raam-Laxman duo passes away in Nagpur". The Times of India. 22 May 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Composers Raam-Laxman". IMDb. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  4. ^ "'Maine Pyar Kiya' Music Composer Vijay Patil Dies Of Heart Attack". ABP News. 22 May 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Hum Aapke Hain Koun music director Raam Laxman passes away, says Lata Mangeshkar". The Indian Express. 22 May 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Raamlaxan, music director's Brief Biography". Planet Radio City. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.[unreliable source?]{
  7. ^ "Audio tape producers ride crest of Bollywoods music boom, composers become stars". India Today. 30 November 1993.
  8. ^ a b "Music Hits 1990-1999 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. 2 January 2010. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010.
  9. ^ Morcom, Anna (2017). Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema. Routledge. p. 198. ISBN 9781351563741.

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