Anand Bakshi is one of the lyricist who had survived severe competition and the test of times. After writing for almost 40 years and after penning more than 4000 songs he could still instill freshness in any song. He was one of those few poets who had expressed love in a multitude of ways. Be it 'Chingari Koi Bhadke’ from Amar Prem or 'Bholi Si Surat’ from Dil To Pagal Hai. Bakshi also added the element of possession in a romantic relationship through the song 'Tu Mere Saamne’ from Darr and 'Jaadu Teri Nazar’ from the same film.
It was Milan (1967) that took Bakshi to the top. Songs like Sawan ka Mahina, Bol Gori Bol, Ram Kare Aisa Ho Jaye, Main to Diwaanaa and of course Hum Tum Yug Yug Geet Milan ke were hummed in every corner of the country. Anand Bakshi had arrived. And from then onwards he never looked back.
Followed a golden period for Bakshi whose association with Lakshmikant-Pyarelal and R.D. Burman led to such musical milestones like Farz (1967), Do Raaste (1969), Bobby (1973), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Ek Duje ke Liye(1981) with the former and Kati Patang (1970), Amar Prem (1971) and Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), just to name a few, with the latter. Of these his work in Amar Prem particularly stands out and was among his favourites. Shakti Samanta heard Bakshi recite Chingari Koi Bhadke at a 'kavi samelan' and incorporated it especially into the film. Other masterpieces in this film include Bada Natkhat Hai, Kuch to Log Kahenge, Yeh Kya Hua and Raina Beeti Jaaye.
Mention must also be made of his association with filmmakers like Raj Kapoor, Shubash Ghai and Yash Chopra.