B.H.Harsh wrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Anand and Milind are the sons of the famous yesteryear composer Chitragupta. They learnt classical music right from their childhood from his father, and he saw a buddying music composer duo in them.
After completing their education, they began approaching big producers with tunes they had composed. Their first film as composers was Pankaj Parashar’s Ab Aayega Mazaa (1984). But like the film, their music too went unnoticed. Then they did some small films for next few years. One of their composed songs “Dekho dekho yeh hai jalwa…” from Jalwa (1986) was a huge hit. However, they had not given one big hit album as yet.
Anand Milind’s break-through venture was Mansoor Khan’s Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). All the songs – be it “Papa kehte hain…”, “Ae mere Humsafar…” or “Ghazab ka hai Din…” were huge hits, and Anand-Milind became the most sought-after composers in the town. However, they failed to live upto their success they achieved with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Although they delivered a few hits in Deewana Mujhsa Nahin (1990), Dil (1990) and Baaghi (1990), they could not repeat the magic of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. They did give a few hit songs later like “Saathiya…” from Love (1991) and “Dhak dhak…” from Beta (1992). Later, they teamed up with David Dhawan in the 90s and composed for many of his hit films like Bol Radha Bol (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie no. 1 (1995) and Hero No. 1 (1997).
Meanwhile, they churned up a few chart toppers like Love Rap (Krantiveer), Badi Mushkil hai (Anjaam), Shehar ki ladki (Rakshak) But with the coming of new millennium, Anand-Milind’s music became lesser audible. And they vanished suddenly. Anand-Milind won Filmfare award in 1988 for Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. They were accused of copying tunes of Illayaraja, and many western artists.