prachi baidwrote on Jul 15 2009 5:01PM
Jatin-Lalit are a Bollywood film composer duo consisting of Jatin Pandit and his younger brother Lalit.Jatin and Lalit were born into the Mewati gharana, and are nephews of classical exponent Pandit Jasraj. They received their musical education primarily from their father, Pratap Narayan.
Bollywood actresses Sulakshana Pandit and Vijeta Pandit are their sisters, and music director Aadesh Shrivastava is their brother-in-law.
They began their career in 1992, composing music for the Hindi movie Yaara Dildara and the famous soundtrack of the movie was " Bin tere sanam... ". They were first noticed for their work on the soundtrack of the movie Khiladi and for "Pehla Nasha", a romantic song from the movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander. Their compositions are strongly influenced by R. D. Burman's style of music making. Towards the second half of the nineties, they were among the most sought after music directors in the Indian film industry.
The duo has worked with a variety of lyricists and singers including Javed Akhtar, Anand Bakshi, Udit Narayan, and Kumar Sanu. During the last few years of their joint career, their music albums contained several songs composed by other musicians.
They were also some of the first composers to write songs performed by Bollywood film stars rather than playback singers. They specially composed "Ae kya bolti tu" in the film Ghulam for the lead actor Aamir Khan. They also composed a song for Sanjay Dutt to sing in the movie Khoobsurat.
After working for almost 16 years together, they announced that they would be parting ways due to some personal problems.Reasons for the separation are unknown, but entertainment writers have speculated that the split is because of financial matters.