THE SUBTLE SWITCH TO BECOMING ONE OF INDIA’S TOP NOTCH 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.
Teen Titans Go
Mira Royal Detective
Ralph Breaks the Internet
A Flying Jatt
Baaki Baatein Peene Baad
All Is Well (2015 film)
Shaadi Ke Side Effects
Commando: A One Man Army
I, Me Aur Main
Ajab Gazabb Love
Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya
Tell Me O Kkhuda
Hum Tum Shabana
Toh Baat Pakki!
Ek: The Power of One
Songs - All Night Long - Lyrics
Apna Sapna Money Money
Songs - Paisa Paisa - Lyrics
Songs - U and I - Lyrics
Songs - Zindagi (Alive:Hindi Version) - Lyrics
Songs - Bheegi Bheegi - Lyrics
Fight Club – Members Only
Songs - Falak Dekhun - Lyrics
The Christmas Chronicles-02
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.