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

288 thoughts on “How to write lyrics for bollywood movies

  1. Aditya

    Hey Guys.. My Name is Aditya I Am Writer I Have All Types Of Songs Like (Punjabi sad, Punjabi Beat, Punjabi Rap, Hindi, English, English Rap) here Are Few Lines Of My Hindi Song.. Hope You All Like It.. :)

    Tujh Ko Chaha, Tujh Ko Manga,
    Iss Baat Ka,Rab Bhi Hai Ab Gawa
    TERE BIN Ab Jiyu Main Kaha…

    Contact No. 08196943600
    Whatsapp No. 08558883600
    Email. adityamalik39@gmail.com

    Regards : Aditya.. :)

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  2. Prashant tripathi

    friends my dream i m a singer an bst lyricist
    so u like my lyrics…
    song: main hun
    lyrics; tum ko jo khoya to….
    na jaane kya hua,
    pyaar ki aag mai, jal ke. mai rakh hua…
    main hun, han hun,
    tere lie he hun…….
    tu hai kahaaa,
    pass aa jaa zraa,
    dhundun tujhe dar bader…..
    my contact & whats app no. : 7503652668
    my email id; prashanttirpathi3@gmail.com(fb)

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  3. SASIKUMAR VALAPPIL

    Hi guys, I am writer of lyrics in Malayalam album, short films and TV serials. Now wish to write Lyrics for Hindi films. My experience with Hindi films is that i was assistant director about 20 years before for a hindi film. But unformutnately could not continue that job and went to gulf in search of money. But neither money nor luck helped me. Now I wish to return to hindi films. Can you help me in some way. Not only for money but also to satisfy my soul as a lyrics writer.

    Reply
  4. Harry

    hey frnds my name is harry
    n i want to be a good rap master
    n i made a song is like that

    tu ne na jana
    me hu sirf tera
    aaaaa aaaaaa
    kyu muje na mana
    hu sirf me tera aaaa

    Reply
  5. Anonymous

    Khula aasma dil hai bandha bandha …dekh tujhko aasmaa me udd chala dil udd chala ….. Teri khwahis liye ab dil me hajaro khwab bana my no im lyircs write nd best 9873223396

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  6. karan gujjar

    hii guyz..I’m karan gujjar nd I’m a song writer. I have all typ of songs ( hindi, punjabi, sad hindi, sad punjabi nd rap hip hop) here I write a few lines from my punjabi song I hope u all like it…
    kudiye badami tera lakk janda dolda
    rab di kasam mainu kuj kuj bolda,
    tainu vekh vekh munde pane ki dua karte
    aja aja ni tainu lake chala club te…
    if u want contect me..
    my whatsapp no. 8126705425
    email me at..karan.gujjar.29@gmail.com
    Regards. karan gujjar

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