M&M: A ‘Jab bandook Met Manoj & Mithoon’ Story
By Bandook - February 15, 2018
It’s only words… as the song goes, but Manoj and Mithoon have more than just words going for them. Manoj is a prolific dialogue writer, an in-demand lyricist and an articulate influencer as well. Mithoon is a somewhat reclusive musician who mostly writes his own lyrics, but on the rare occasion that he doesn’t, Manoj is one of the very few lyricists he works with. Both are hit-machines in their own right in Bollywood.
Their few collaborations have been fairly recent, but at the same time, they’ve struck gold. ‘Main Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga’ from Half Girlfriend was one of 2017’s biggest songs – topping charts, getting award nominations, amassing streams and Shazams alike and also received great airplay.
We met the two at Manoj’s office as we asked them about their distinct working styles, writing love songs like they’ve lived them and even broached the possibility of working together on an Aashiqui 3 or a potential Black Panther Hindi OST should it be offered (Manoj wrote the Hindi dialogues for the highly anticipated Marvel film) to them.
That and more, in this video!