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

316 thoughts on “How to write lyrics for bollywood movies

  1. im punjabi & hindi song writer & i have some song layrics
    im a best singer good voice
    m singing me diploma kar rha hu ager aapko song chahiye my contect no. +919672180708
    some song …
    lafjo teri bate
    raho me aate jate
    sochu m tujko har jagha har jga
    tere bina jindgi kuch bhi nahi
    ager tu nahi o meri jaan
    mai bhi nahi……
    mai bhi nahi…….
    gujarish h is dil ki us dil ke liye.
    bna le apna mujhe
    bus kuch pal ke liye
    tham jaye sara jha
    tham jaye sanse meri
    m le chalu tujhko is jha se pareee
    eee jindgi chal chand pe chale
    kuch pal ke liye
    chal chand pe chale (x2)..


  2. ” 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 !


  3. 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.


  4. 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


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