THE SUBTLE SWITCH TO BECOMING ONE OF INDIA’S TOP KNOTCH LYRICIST

Did You Know? Mayur wrote the romantic hit ‘Be Intehaan’ from Race 2 in just 15 minutes! This man surely inhales feelings and exhales beautiful verses of powerful poetry!

Mayur turned lyricist for famous Music Director Pritam Chakraborty. He used to write dummy lyrics for Pritam on the sides and understood the new wave of music he represented. Pritam has surely been an instrumental force behind Mayur’s songs soaring high on Top Hindi Music charts across the world.

As a songwriter, Mayur and Pritam worked closely and belted a slew of hit songs in recent past including the much successful album for Race 2 (2013) starring Saif Ali Khan, Singh Is Kinng (2009) starring Akshay Kumar, Pyar Ke Side Effects (2006) starring Mallika Sherawat. The duo are the minds behind the super hit ‘Selfie Le Le Re’ from Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) starring Salman Khan. He further collaborated with Music Directors Sachin Jigar for ABCD 1 & 2, the revamped Zoom TV’s Channel Anthem called ‘Turn On’ as well as Music Director – Himesh Reshammiya on KICK (2014) starring Salman Khan and HUMSHAKALS (2014). His other films as Lyricist includes All is Well (2015), I Love New Year (2015) and Raees (2017). Mayur also worked with A. R. Rahman on the songs ‘Aaj Dil Gustakh Hai’ for Blue (2009) and ‘Alive’ (Hindi version – Zindagi) for Provoked (2006). ‘Chunnar’ from ABCD, ‘Tu Hi Tu’ from Kick and ‘Bheegi Bheegi’ from Gangster are popular songs written by Mayur.

A passionate poet at heart, don’t be surprised if you spot his published work at Crossword soon.

Nov 2018

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Hindi Lyrics: Slaughter Race, Hindi Lyrics: Superstar
Jan 2017

Raees

Lyrics: Dhingana[47]
Aug 2016

A Flying Jatt

Lyrics: Bhangra Pa
Jul 2016

Dishoom

Lyrics: Toh Dhishoom, Janemann Aah
Apr 2016

Fursat

Lyrics: Fursat
Sep 2015

Baaki Baatein Peene Baad

Lyrics: Baaki Baatein Peene Baad
Aug 2015

All Is Well (2015 film)

Lyrics: Tu Mila De
Jul 2015

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Lyrics: Selfie, Chicken Song
Sep 2014

Finding Fanny

Lyrics: Shake Your Bootiya
Jun 2014

Humshakals

Lyrics: Hum Paagal Nahi Hai, Barbaad Raat
Mar 2014

Dishkiyaoon

Lyrics: Mere Type Ka Nahi Hai
Feb 2014

Shaadi Ke Side Effects

Lyrics: Vyah Karke Pachhtaya
Dec 2013

R... Rajkumar

Lyrics: Saree Ke Fall Sa
Jul 2013

Issaq

Lyrics: Issaq Tera(Male), Issaq Tera (Duet)
Apr 2013

Commando: A One Man Army

Lyrics: Lutt Jawaan, Saawan Bairi, Mungda, Lena Dena
Mar 2013

Himmatwala

Lyrics: Thank God It's Friday
Mar 2013

I, Me Aur Main

Lyrics: Dar-ba-dar
Jan 2013

Race 2

Lyrics: Be-Intehaan, Lat Lag Gayee, Allah Duhaayi Hai
Oct 2012

Ajab Gazabb Love

Screenplay & Dialogue - Puja Films  
Jul 2012

Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum

Lyrics: Dil Garden Garden
May 2012

Jannat 2

Lyrics: Jannatein Kahaan
Feb 2012

Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya

Lyrics: Pee Paa, Fann Ban Gayi
Oct 2011

Tell Me O Kkhuda

Lyrics: Someone Somebody, Morchang, Janasheen, Love you Dad
Sep 2011

Hum Tum Shabana

Lyrics: Kaare Kaare
Jun 2011

Double Dhamaal

Lyrics: Chill Maaro
Feb 2010

Toh Baat Pakki!

Lyrics: Jis Din Mera
Mar 2009

Ek: The Power of One

Lyrics: Bang Bang
Feb 2009

Billu

Lyrics: Love Mera Hit Hit
Oct 2008

Kidnap

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - Hey Yaa - Lyrics
Mausam - Lyrics
Meri Ek Ada - Lyrics
Haan Ji - Lyrics
Aug 2008

Singh Is Kinng

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - Talli Hua - Lyrics
Bhootni Ke - Lyrics
Teri Oar - Lyrics
Jee Karda - Lyrics
Bas Ek King - Lyrics
Oct 2007

Speed

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - Tikhi Tikhi - Lyrics
Wanna Wanna - Lyrics
Loving You - Lyrics
Hello - Lyrics
Sep 2007

Dhol

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - All Night Long - Lyrics
Mar 2007

Hattrick

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - Wicket Bacha - Lyrics
Rabba Khair Kare - Lyrics
Ik Pal Ne - Lyrics
Nov 2006

Apna Sapna Money Money

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - Paisa Paisa - Lyrics
Sep 2006

Naksha

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - U and I - Lyrics
Sep 2006

Pyaar Ke Side Effects

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - Allah Bachaye - Lyrics
Dil Tod Ke Naa Jaa - Lyrics
Tauba Main Pyar Karke - Lyrics
Is this Love? - Lyrics
Jaane Kya Chahe Mann - Lyrics
Jun 2006

Provoked

Music Composer - A. R. Rahman
Songs - Zindagi (Alive:Hindi Version) - Lyrics
Apr 2006

Gangster

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - Bheegi Bheegi - Lyrics
Feb 2006

Fight Club – Members Only

Story & Lyricist
Nov 2005

Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - Ishq Hai Jhoota - Lyrics
Yaaron - Lyrics
Nov 2005

Garam Masala

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - Falak Dekhun - Lyrics
May 2005

Chocolate

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - Halka Halka - Lyrics
Khalish - Lyrics
Mummy - Lyrics
Dec 2003

Fun 2shh

Music Composer - Pritam
Songs - Dhuan Dhuan - Lyrics

Wait! I’m not done bragging!

Here’s a selection of quotes in media about me over the years:

“Puri belongs to the emerging breed of talented youngsters who are aiming at bringing change in the way commercial cinema is written and executed.”
– Joginder Tuteja, filmibeat.com

“Screenwriter, lyricist, filmmaker, storyteller, Mayur Puri is a man of many talents. From penning the stories of blockbuster films like Om Shanti Om, ABCD – Any Body Can Dance, and the soon-to-release Happy New Year to writing lyrics of chartbuster numbers like Be Intehaan (Race 2),  Saree Ke Fall Sa (R…Rajkumar), Tu Hi Tu (Kick), Johnny Johnny (Entertainment) and several others, Mayur has carved a niche for himself.”
– Esha Verma, Pandolin.com

“The romantic, almost Sufi-ana sentiment is lifted by eons in this version, as Mayur Puri’s words attain a higher class because he writes at a level that tugs at the heart (‘Tu gaya jo chhod kar / Mere dil ko tod kar / Kya mil gaya / Paas ho to bura / Door ho to bura / Aisa mere khuda kyoon hai’).”
– Rajiv Vijaykar’s review of ‘Kick’ for bollywoodhungama.com

“Mayur’s thought-provoking lyrics are an added incentive in a song that gives the feel as if it has been recorded during a live concert. A brilliant effort!”
-Faridoon Shahryar, Music Review of ‘Gangster’ @glamsham.com

“The highlight of the score is the perky and piquant ‘Johnny Johnny’ (Jigar-Priya Panchal-Madhav Krishna), again written with a lot of imagination by Mayur Puri to blend a sense of fun into the thematic aptness without any crassness ( ‘Sunta nahi baap ki/Aadatein kharaab ki/Har botal pe kehta hai yeh/Last hogi aaj ki’).”-
– Rajiv Vijaykar’s review of ‘Entertainment’ for bollywoodhungama.com

“Mayur Puri’s lyrics are cool and would remind you of what Mehmood did in Padosan”
– ‘ABCD-music review @koimoi.com

“#52: Falak dekhoon Film:Garam Masala (2005) Sonu Niigaam-Mayur Puri-Pritam. Pritam excelled in his songs by the sheer simplicity of his melodies and Mayur Puri’s Sufi-ana lyrics blurred the distinction between the Almighty and the beloved. Sonu was outstanding. This is one of the rare new songs that has a staying power.”
– Rajiv Vijaykar’s blogpost on his 101 all time top favourite songs from bollywood (wordpress.com)

“A song (Bheegi Bheegi si hain Raatein) about life and its strange ways, lyricist Mayur and composer Pritam spin the tale in such a manner that it makes for a good background piece.”
– Music Review of ‘Gangster’ @indiaglitz.com

“The lyrics (of Bezubaan) are quite poignant as well, speaking about realizing one’s worth and going for that goal…”
… I love that the song (Psycho re) doesn’t overdo it with too many arrangements, and relies on the witty lyrics by Mayur Puri and interplay between the singers and the chorus. It’s such a mad song that has so many layers to enjoy.”
Chandu Ki Girlfriend is quite a funny track with witty lyrics by Mayur Puri, discussing this quirky guy Chandu and his gorgeous girlfriend.”
-Rumnique Nannar, Review of ABCD @bollyspice.com

“Mayur Puri’s presence as a lyricist makes one further interested in checking out what the music has to offer here…
… one also notices Mayur Puri’s lyrics that have time and again worked, especially during his association with Pritam.”
– Joginder Tuteja’s review of RACE 2 for bollywoodhungama.com

“An interesting arrangement that alternates between minimalist and soft rock, powerful lyrics (by Mayur) and James’ inspired performance ensure Bheegi bheegi is another winner.”
– Joginder Tuteja’s review of RACE 2 for bollywoodhungama.com

“Mayur Puri’s lyrics are perfect as per the situation and are witty while giving Pritam enough fodder to make sure that the song doesn’t come with a single dull moment.”
– Joginder Tuteja Music Review of ‘Singh Is Kinng’ @naachgana.com

OK. So you caught up with my Filmy Kaam. But there’s more…
I do write for myself from time to time.
I’d really appreciate if you would check out my blog and my lyrics.