How to write lyrics for bollywood movies

Vani at white phosphorous had written an interesting post on Hindi songs with wacky lyrics. That Post lists some famous Bollywood songs which never deserve to be hits, but still did.

This reminded me of my graduation days where we used to write Hindi “movie” songs, just like those, or better. I couldn’t help but writing about our contribution.

Some tips here:

  • No experience needed for writing a song, compose background music for it. When we (me and another copyright holder sarkar) wrote some songs and sung it in the middle of the night (in hostels life starts at mid night) the whole hostel went crazy. I guess they were cheering us, most of them were geeks.
  • Read news paper, blogs etc. pick a sentence first catches your eyes, write it down. Check Orkut scraps, mail regularly. That can make a great start up line

For example, there was a superhit song in movie “rakshak” Suneil Shetty and raveena:

“ Ladkeeeee haaaan shehar ki ladkeeeeeeeeeee,

ankh churake bole hay haawaryu haay haawaryu haay haawaryu

ankh milake bole haw do you do haw do you do haw do you do

I believe, lyricist picked up it from orkut scraps.

  • Remember general conversation with your friends, girlfriends etc. keep logging chat and instant messages also. There are some examples which went very super hit in Hindi industry (remember: accha to hum chalte hein…)
Planet Bollywood
Planet Bollywood
  • When mention a movie song when I have my own. We framed it some seven eight years back. Though the song is not sold we still hold copyrights of it

Male voice: Maine tumko dekhaaa….

Female voice: kahan dekha..kahan dekha…

Male voice: Maine tumko janaaa….

Female voice: kyajanaa.. kya janaa…..

Male voice: shaadi karogi…

Female voice: na na…. na na… na na…

Both together and chorous: lallalallala…..

We even had our dance steps also worked out for this.

  • Remember every thing can be music. Koyal ki koo koo main , bachche ki susu main, sangeet hi sangeet hai.
  • Think from other people perspective. Feel for poor, oppressed, refugees, animals, plants anything, and think what they think. For exmple : Main character is feeling bad about a stray dog.

paagal kutta meraa… tumse ye Bhonk rahaaaaaaa ..

abto tere bina bhonka jayenaaaaaaaaa…………..

  • Finally rants. Write what you think when you are not actually thinking. Insert sounds and words, which no one has any idea. Include political , social cultural and historical events in between. Go crazy. One example:

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa meraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa mera sundar sapna yaad aaya….main banke chidiyan ud gayiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa……. mera sundar sapna yaad aaya……………..dhinka chikir dhin dhinka chikir dhikta tana tana nana na

333 thoughts on “How to write lyrics for bollywood movies

  1. ” mehssso to kar is dil ko jaraaaa..

    yaad to kar us pal ko jaraaa..

    aa k to dekh chahat ko meri…..

    sun le mujhe ik baar tu jaraaaa ”

    This Is the Few Lines From My Copyrght songs..
    I write lyrics for hindi songs and rapp, Interested Buyer or any bollywood linkers can contact me. i would be pleasure to work as a lyrics writer in bollywood. My number is 9899522383 : Sahil Arora. Thank You !


  2. l have some sad hindi lyrics.see a lyric-Ab jiyaa jaaye naa ab rahhaa jaaye naa tu jo nahee sang me re mann kahee bhaaye naa ab jiyaa jaaye naa.


  3. jor chalta nahi is di pe..k dil b nahi raha ab mera bus jo tujhko ho pasand wo pasand mai apni bnaa kr chala..ab teri yadon ki kasti me raht hai ye dil har pal..tu lr jaaye jiss or ussi or mai baheta chalaa…..
    This Is the Few Lines From My Copyrght songs..
    I write lyrics for hindi songs and rapp, Interested Buyer or any bollywood linkers can contact me. i would be pleasure to work as a lyrics writer in bollywood. My number is. 7875504857 & email is….plz contact me..i have written more than 50 songs…thanks


  4. I am a freelance writer and lyricist specialist in hindi item songs, melody songs and ghazals having ready stock of more than 600 creations,interested persons may contact me directly .My mobile numbers are :-09456280544,09917327371 thanks


  5. Haan hasi ban gayeHaan nami ban gaye.Tu hai manzil wahiHam har gali ban gaye..Tere aansuon mei behne lageChu kar tujhe hum yunhi mehek ne lage..Paas tere sukoon, door gham honelage..Tumne jo kaha hum sabhi ban gaye..Haan hasi ban gayeHaan nami ban gaye..


  6. tujhe chahne ki khata kar gaye hain ….
    hum tujhse itni wafa kar gaye hain. .
    wafa kaa sitam ye hua hai ab. …
    ki tum jo humko vida kar gayein hain…
    wajah to bata mujhe main bewafa nahin. ….
    kyun ye sitam mujhpe hasin kar gaye hain. …..
    I am the greatest aaag laga dunga pucho apni bhabhi se usko manaa lo free main lyrics dunga. ……..usko call karo aur bolo rajj sharma aapko bahut pyar karta hai. ….please itni help kardo bus

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  7. pu­jha hai tujho pujhe ge hardam…maa ko apran mera ye jiwan…meri maa ek mandir h..or koe na duja h…..ek wahe bhgwan h….or koe na duja h….ye meri khani hai payari jingani h….. aj jo kch b hu maa teri mehrbani h……
    agla para bhje ky….tera wo hasna mujhko hasa dena….or mai jb rou tra roo dena….tera ungli tera achal sb yaad aye har pal….mai jha b jau tra sth…sar par tera asiwad ho

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