Mayur’s film journey is the apt example of the ‘Small Town Guy who made it big in Bollywood.’ He started his career as an assist director to film maker Sanjay Gadhvi. His first film with Sanjay was ‘Tere Liye’, soon the duo met Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Studios and worked on a commissioned script – Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002). Mayur was credited for the screenplay and dialogue of the film and the team started eventually started charting the plot of cops and robbers film which then shaped into the blockbuster – Dhoom (2004).

After the success of ‘Dhoom’, Mayur quit his much-coveted position at Yash Raj Films and decided to pursue his film‐ making dreams independently. The turning point as a film writer was marked by the Shahrukh Khan starrer and Farah Khan’s directorial debut Om Shanti Om (2007). If there’s one film that positively delves into Bollywood and tickles your funny bones it’s OSO! From ‘Itni Shiddat Se Maine Tumhein Paane Ki Koshish Ki Hai Ke Kainaat Ke Har Zarre Ne Mujhe Tumse Milane Ki Saazish Ki Hai’ to ‘Ek Chutki Sindoor Ki Keemat Tum Kya Jaano Ramesh Babu’ the dialogues have been a part of our pop culture even after a decade of its release. He further wrote the dialogues for India’s 1st 3D Dance Film – Any Body Can Dance 1(2005). Followed by the success of ABCD 1, he was then sanctioned to write dialogues and songs for the second instalment Any Body Can Dance 2 (2015) by choreographer turned director Remo D’Souza.  Mayur wrote the dialogues for another Shahrukh Khan – Farah Khan venture Happy New Year (2014). His other works as film writer include My Name is Anthony Gonsalves (2008), F.A.L.T.U. (2011), Prince (2010), Blue (2009) and Jumbo (2008) as Creative Director.

Jul 2019

The Lion King (2019 film)

Hindi Dialogue & Hindi Lyrics
Apr 2019

Avengers: Endgame

Hindi Dialogue
Nov 2018

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Hindi Dialogue
Jun 2018

Incredibles 2

Hindi Dialogue
Apr 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Hindi Dialogue
Dec 2017

Firdaws

Story, Screenplay & Dialogue - Mayur Puri Films Director - Mayur Puri
Oct 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

Hindi Dialogue
May 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Hindi Dialogue
Nov 2016

Moana

Transcreation (Hindi) - Disney
Jun 2016

Finding Dory

Transcreation (Hindi)  - Disney & Pixar
May 2016

Captain America: Civil War

Transcreation (Hindi) - Marvel Films
May 2016

The Angry Birds Movie

Transcreation (Hindi) with Taranveer Singh & Akshaye Rathi - Sony Pictures
Apr 2016

The Jungle Book

Transcreation (Hindi) - Disney
Jun 2015

ABCD 2

Dialogue - Disney
Oct 2014

Happy New Year

Dialogue - Red Chillies Entertainment
Feb 2013

ABCD: Any Body Can Dance

Additional Dialogue - UTV Motion Pictures
Oct 2012

Ajab Gazabb Love

Screenplay & Dialogue - Puja Films  
Apr 2011

F.A.L.T.U

Screenplay & Dialogue - Puja Films
Apr 2010

Prince (2010 film)

Dialogue Role: P.K.
Apr 2010

Prince

Dialogue - Tips Films
Oct 2009

Blue

Dialogue - Shri Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd.
Jul 2008

Love Story 2050

Story, Screenplay & Dialogue - E. Niwas Productions
Jan 2008

My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves

Dialogue - Baweja Movies
Nov 2007

Om Shanti Om

Dialogue - Red Chillies Entertainment Actor Credit above posters: Om Shanti Om: Wannabe Gujju Dire

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Feb 2006

Fight Club – Members Only

Story & Lyricist
Jun 2002

Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai

Screenplay & Dialogue - Yash Raj Films

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.