Manoj Mutashir- lyricist with golden pen


Tere sang yara…”, ” Tay hai…& all beau­ti­ful songs of upcom­ing Bol­ly­wood flick Rus­tom is cre­at­ing sen­sa­tion across with being on top in charts.

With more than 15 mil­lion views and still count­ing amaz­ing lyrics of tere sang yara is on everyone’s list, behind this only one per­son whose gold­en pen given us such a beau­ti­ful songs MANOJ MUTASHIR known as Ame­thi ki shaan who has writ­ten name of Ame­thi with Gold­en pen in Bol­ly­wood & proved that it’s not about how big you dream, it’s about how pas­sion­ate you are for your dreams, I feel lucky to have a quick chit chat with him..

CC: How and when did your jour­ney with music begin?

MANOJ MUTASHIR : In case of music or any kind of fine arts, begin­nings are tough to track back. You don’t even know when the first seeds ger­mi­nate in your heart.
Still if I must talk about it, I guess I start­ed writ­ing when i was 10 years old. By the time I reached class 12th, I was a full fledged sha­yar. But till then, I had not thought of writ­ing for films. When I was doing my first year of col­lege, some­thing hap­pened which decid­ed the course of my des­tiny. I was trav­el­ing in a train from my Home­town Ame­thi to Alla­habad. In mid­dle of the jour­ney at Prat­ap­garh, train got some tech­ni­cal trou­bles and we were forced to hault at the plat­form for about an hour.I start­ed tak­ing a stroll down the book­stalls over there. I got my hands on a col­lec­tion of poet­ries by Sahir Lud­hi­an­vi. It had a 10 pager bio­graph­i­cal account of his jour­ney. Right then and there i was blown away by the stature of this man. He became my instant hero. I found it very cool to write songs for films. I decid­ed, that’s what I am gonna do for the rest of my life.

CC: How has your jour­ney in the indus­try been up till now?

MANOJ MUTASHIR :My jour­ney has been noth­ing less than a dream run. I came to Mum­bai with 700 Rs in my pock­et. I was from a very very small town. Didn’t even know how to sur­vive the hard­ships of a city where no one knows any­one. From Ame­thi to Mum­bai, the jour­ney was not just thou­sand miles but thou­sand light years. But I hap­pened to meet an angel called Mr. Amitabh Bach­han. He approved me to write KBC and things were nev­er the same any more. I did almost 50 top line shows on TV, includ­ing KBC, Jha­lak Dikhla Ja, Mas­ter Chef India, Indi­an Idol, Indi­as Got Tal­ent and many many more. In blink of an eye I became the most sought after writer in Tele­vi­sion. ‘Gal­liyan” fol­lowed lat­er and overnight it opened the flood gates of bol­ly­wood. I believed in the gift of words I was blessed with, so I nev­er felt under-con­fi­dent about myself. I am glad, my style of writ­ing sold like hot cake in Tele­vi­sion and now the his­to­ry is being repeat­ed in films as well.

CC: Your fav lyri­cist from indus­try?

MANOJ MUTASHIR : In order of my fas­ci­na­tion, 1. Sahir 2. Shailen­dra 3. Anand Bak­shi 4. Javed Akhtar 5. Gulzar

CC: Which one singer you wish give musi­cal voice to your lyrics in future?
MANOJ MUTASHIR : I always want­ed to write for Nus­rat Fateh Ali Khan, but by the time I joined this indus­try, he had left for his heav­en­ly abode. How­ev­er, I am hap­py to be recre­at­ing some of his most icon­ic works with Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. As you know ‘Dil­lagi’ released 2 months back and is already a huge hit.

CC:  Rus­tom cre­at­ing again a his­to­ry on charts like teri gal­liyan .. How does it feels?
MANOJ MUTASHIR :In-fact I had cou­ple of hits after Gal­liyan (Like Wajah Tum Ho, Zindagi Aa raha Hoon main, Gha­jab Ka Hai Ye Din, Bad­tameez & Dil­lagi) but Tere sang Yaara touched some unimag­in­able heights. Every time a song hits this kind of pop­u­lar­i­ty, it makes me grate­ful to almighty and more answer­able to my audi­ences who show­er their love over me uncon­di­tion­al­ly. I am deeply thank­ful to the com­poser of this beau­ti­ful song Arko, and off course Neer­aj Pandey for once again putting his trust in my work after our last year’s super hit col­lab­o­ra­tion ‘Baby’.

CC: First time being as one of pres­ti­gious jury of biggest real­i­ty show SAREGAMAPA how was the expe­ri­ence & who was your fav con­tes­tant whom you want to sing your song in future?
MANOJ MUTASHIR : SaReGaMa­Pa was an unfor­get­table expe­ri­ence.
I had writ­ten many singing real­i­ty shows in past but being a part of the pres­ti­gious. SaReGaMa­Pa jury felt dif­fer­ent. I co-host­ed par­ents spe­cial episode which got me loads of appre­ci­a­tion. I per­son­al­ly like Sach­in, Rupali and Jyot­i­ca a lot. I will def­i­nite­ly try and make them sing for my films in future.
CC: What are upcom­ing Bol­ly­wood project ?
MANOJ MUTASHIR : I am on the verge of mak­ing a record this year. I have already writ­ten more than 90 songs and I may hit a cen­tu­ry in just 1 cal­en­dar year. My line up of forth­com­ing films looks very good. This year I have Rus­tom releas­ing on 12th Aug, Aki­ra on 2nd Sep­tem­ber, MS Dhoni-The Untold Sto­ry on 30th Sep­tem­ber, Tum Bin-2 on 18th Novem­ber. Next year I’ll start with Hri­tik Roshan star­rer Kabil, fol­lowed by Milan Luthria’s Ajay Dev­gan star­rer Baad­shaa­ho and lat­er Mohit Suri’s Half Girl­friend.
CC: Well read­ers are real food­ie here, please tell them your fav dish?
MANOJ MUTASHIR : I am from UP so My favorite dish is quite obvi­ous. Yel­low dal tad­ka with fried aaloo-mut­ter and steam rice. I can have it 365 days a year.

CC: What one thing you miss from Ame­thi ?

MANOJ MUTASHIR : One thing..??? I miss every­thing about Ame­thi. Spe­cial­ly the evenings with my friends. Jo mazaa dos­ton ke saath nukkad pe chay peene me thaa, wo fan­cy cof­fee hous­es me kahan…!!! I am a hard­core Ame­thi-wala. My Ame­thi still beats inside my heart.
CC: School teach­ers are always spe­cial so which teacher inspired you most or who was favorite teacher ?

MANOJ MUTASHIR : My favorite teacher from school is Mr. Rajen­dra Singh, who taught me hindi.
He had such a ter­ri­fic way of teach­ing the lan­guage, that I couldn’t help falling in love with it.
Agar Rajen­dra Singh sir ne itni pyari hindi na pad­hayi hoti, to shayad mujhe iss zuban se ishk na hota, aur aaj main yahan na hota.
CC: Any mes­sage to your fans?

MANOJ MUTASHIR : Dreams are not just dreams, they are nature’s sig­nal to you.
If you can dream of achiev­ing some­thing, you have already half-achieved it. Go for it and let the mag­ic of good kar­ma unfold on you. “Sone ke kalam se likhi hain jo, wo takdeere­in tum rakh lo… mere khwaab mere hain, baaki sab jaageeer­in tum rakh lo’.



Thanks a lot for tak­ing out time from such a busy sched­ule for my love­ly read­ers.

From all of your fans, my read­ers and from my side would like to wish you all d best for every upcom­ing flicks & songs.

All you here read­ing this inter­view don’t miss out Rus­tom com­ing near your the­atres on 12th Aug!!!

Keep Smil­ing!!


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  1. Great to read this inter­view. Inspi­ra­tion for young tal­ent.
    Ruchi won­der­ful to see such great efforts done by you. Keep it up.

  2. Awe­some inter­view with an amaz­ing per­son­al­i­ty. His bio­data needs no intro­duc­tion, but still we were unaware about his per­son­al expe­ri­ences in bol­ly­wood. Thanks for let­ting us know about his anwers on those ques­tions. ?

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