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

278 thoughts on “How to write lyrics for bollywood movies

  1. zaayed

    i can write song if i get chance i wud writ for hindi film just for hint i write a line ” mujko tera pyar sahiye mujko sirf tera he pyar sahiye o janam baat man le meri o janam baat man le khuda kasam khuda kasam bahut pyar he tumse khuda kasam khuda kasam””

  2. Anil Honrao

    hi i have write some hindi lyrics . i m working as police inspector please guide me how to register and take copyright my mobile no is 9867357779

  3. ankit pakhre

    I want be lyricist I have gotten 1price in Iittm I have so many lyrics would you pls give me right address to send mine lyrics pls hurry up I am waiting for your response 9755993241

  4. Sukhi

    I have a song…and myt u luv it..
    Shunn leee jara…
    Shunn le jara..
    H dil ye tujhsey kehraha…
    Teri yaado mey main g raha…
    Shunn le jara….
    Kai baar ye kehana chaha…
    Kamoshi ka dil pe tha pehara…
    Yhunn bhar rahi aankhey teri yaad main…
    Kch apana saa h teri baat main…
    Main jee raha bass hokey k tera…
    Shunn le jara shunn lee jara…
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  5. f k songs writter

    my own song ::
    Mere is dil pe huva youn asar, tere is dil KA chaya nasha
    Mahsoom tha dil ye mera,tujhe dek ker deewana huva,deewana huva

    Ye raat to hai suhaani aur tu hai deewani,
    Ye lab mere ye lab tere dono mile to dil khile
    Mujhe kya khabar ,tujhe kya khabar o jaane man ,hum pe huva ye kya asar,ye kya asar

    Mere is dil pe huva youn asar, tere is dil KA chaya nasha
    Mahsoom tha ,mahsoom tha ,dil ye mere
    Tujhe dek kar ,deevana huva,deewana huva

    Jalta hai tan ise jalne de, is aag Ku na bujhne de
    Milta nahi kabhi aisa pal,is pal Ku tu jeele ne de ,
    Mehsoos kar saansi meri ,in saanso Ku mit jaane de,mit jaane de

    Mere is dil pe ,huva youn asar tere is dil KA chaya nasha
    Mahsoom tha ,mahsoom tha dil ye mera
    Tujhe dek kar deevana huva

    Aalam hai ye bekhudi KA is se bada ,nasha na koi ,
    Nazar Ku meri Teri nazar se mila ,meri rooh Ku Teri rooh se mila
    Aaja gale ,aaja gale ,lipat ja mere
    Meri pyaas Ku tu honton se pila

    Mere is dil pe huva youn asar ,tere is dil KA chaya nasha, mahsoom tha ,mahsoom tha
    Dil ye mera ,dil ye mera,
    Tujhe dek kar deewana huva ,deewana huvaaaa,,,,

  6. divya

    if i m talnted success comes to me i belive this.i m new lyrics writer and i m writing script also.i will only sell my lyrics to bollywood producers .and i sell by making pakaje is 5 song for 50 lacks.i will never bring my pskaje.i never request to buy my pakaje. if bollywood producer interested they can call me 9844286180.


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