About this blog on the Emperors of Hindi Film Music – Shankar-Jaikishen

Dear friends,

This blog is dedicated to the legendary music directors duo Shanker-Jaikishen, who were pioneers in composing many soulful compositions with difference. They wrote a new grammar of Hindi Film Music. Their work will be remembered by generations to come. You can also visit





21 thoughts on “About this blog on the Emperors of Hindi Film Music – Shankar-Jaikishen

  1. Hi. I’m a fan of Mr. Raj Kapoor’s films and of course of Shankar-Jaikishan’s music. I’ve started a website in order to collect people’s personal stories related to Raj Kapoor and/ or his films, the film music, etc. If you are interested I would love to add your story to the site. It is just getting started, so there isn’t much up yet. Please email me back if you are interested.


    1. It will be my pleasure to be associated with a like minded people like you. You can add any story from this blog as well as few other blogs of mine which are
      etc etc

      You are also requested to join
      to know/share more about them.



    2. some years back weekly film news paper `screen’ conducted an opinion poll in which readers were asked to name the movie in which the hindi film music directors had given their best music.sd burman had taxi driver,c.ramchandra had anarkali,hemantkumar-naagin, naushad ratan or anmolgadi(i dont remember which).i dont remember about other music directors.where as in the case of shankarjaikishen ,four movies had been named viz barsaat,awara,aah& SHRI.420 as they found it difficult to name the best of four.eventually it was settled that awara had best music.my memory is hazy about the opinion poll as to whether it was to name the best music director or as cited above.may be the news paper ,screen-can throw some light on this.but the significant thing was four of raj kapoor films had emerged with the best music ever .


  2. I also one of the fans of Sankar Jaikishan, my first picture of Sankarjaikishan Music is Sangam and next Love in Tokyo afterwords plenty of movies


  3. Respected friends,
    I have seen most of the films of Shankar Jaikishan^smusic,My rating their Best Musical films songs are
    Rasiku baluma ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Chori chori
    Rukuja,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Dil ek Mandir
    Dil ki jarukume,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Brahmachari
    Tu pyaruka saagarhai,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Seema
    Ajee rootu kar,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Arzoo
    Aah ab louto chale,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Jis desh ka ganga behthi hai
    Jaane kahaa gayee wo din,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Mera naam joker
    Zindagi ek safar,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Andaz
    Ramayya vosthavayya,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Shree 420
    Ye mera prem pathra,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Sangam
    Dr, V,Krishnan


    1. Thanks Aruna ji, I am also a fan of Shankar-Jaikishan. This blog is my tribute to them. We have our organization SJ Fans Association in Visakhapatnam. Please send his phone number so that I can
      introduce him to our members and Executives of the Association there. It will be a great pleasure.
      Sudarshan Pandey/Kolkata


  4. Shankar and Jaikishan were the best thing to happen to the hindi film industry they brought about a refreshing change in the music filed without compromising the quality and 67 years after their first film Barsaat the beauty, the mesmerising effect of their music is still there. You can write reams of pages on their achievements. I will try to pick ten best SJ numbers this is purely my choice.
    1) Do Din Ke Liye by Lata from Badal is the numero uno or first on my list
    2) Tune Hai Re Mere Zakhme Jigar again by Lata from Nagina is number two.
    3) Rasik Balma by Lata again from Chori Chori the first filmfare award for SJ is my third favourite.
    4) Chandrama Madhbhara from Patarani by Lata is on number 4
    5) Kar Gaya Re from Basant Bahar LATA ASha duet is my number 5
    6) Rum Jhum ke Bajao by Rafi Saab and Krishnarao Chonkar in Pooja is number 6.
    7) Mein Piya Teri a Lata solo but I would say it is a duet with Pannalal Ghosh’s Flute in Basant Bahr is my 7
    8) Ja Ja Jare Jare Ja from Nay Ghar a lota solo is on number 8
    9) O bhole Baalma from Poonam a Lata solo is on number 9
    10) Last but not the least is Khushiyon Ka chand muskuraye Re from Mayurpankh again A Lata solo is my last choice.


  5. SJ is much greater than rehman or ilayaraaja.after hearing all their music i came to this conclusion.SJ is immortal evergreen forever.



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