Day 15: Mere Jeevan Saathi Pyar Kiye Jaa

Movie: Ek Duje Ke Liye (1981)
Song: Mere Jeevan Saathi Pyar Kiye Jaa
Music Director: Laxmikanth-Pyarelal
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singers: S.P.Balasubhramanyam, Anuradha Paudwal.
Actors (in the song): Kamal Hassan, Rati Agnihotri

This is the most effort I have put in a post, EVER. Appreciate it!

If you’re a Hindi film lover, this is the dream song. It’s entirely made up of songs and the lyrics have a flow to them that may seem like a normal song to anyone unknown to Hindi movies, but the brilliance of Anand Bakshi is revealed when you analyse how many movies had to go into one song AND had to make sense. (The only other time this was attempted, in part, again was in the song Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. It failed horribly.)

On a side note, this is also the movie that inspired a lot of couples to commit suicide, or so I hear. Really, the movie has such beautiful songs – Tere Mere Beechmein, Hum Bane Tum Bane, Sola Baras Ki Bali Umar etc, why not sing, dance and be happy instead?

The choreography of this song is the most random that I have seen to this day. Both Kamal Hassan and Rati Agnihotri (she’s so young!) seem to be enjoying themselves. I love the end where they both sit down and just go lalalalalala! 🙂 Did you also notice how them dancing in the lift attracts the kids from the rest of the college and then finally how some guys dance outside the lift? It’s hilarious to watch them do that!

Once again, SPB strikes! Though I honestly feel that his voice suits Kamal Hassan a lot, I always imagine him singing for Salman Khan. Also did you know this movie is a remake of the Telugu movie Maro Charitra? Idle musings aside, here’s a tribute to the genius lyrics. Some movies are so obsolete/obscure that finding the links have been tough, but I’ve done it to the best of my ability.

So how many movies in this song? My count- 64+2. (The movies in Bold, the +2,  are the ones that released post 1981, so obviously they were not the ones intended by Bakshi, but  see how many movies are a part of this song as of April 2014.) Analyse them yourself, yes, I have a lot of work to do, but I am counting and tagging Hindi movies in the lyrics. Yes, this is pretty much what I do in life.

For best results, listen to the song while going through my list! 😉

  1. Mere Jeevan Saathi
  2. Pyaar Kiye Jaa
  3. Jawaani Deewani/Jawani Diwani
  4. Khubsoorat
  5. Ziddi/Ziddi/Ziddi
  6. Padosan
  7. Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  8. Jhootha Kahin Kaa
  9. Hare Rama Hare Krishna
  10. Char Sau Bees (Links to the movie Shree 420)
  11. Awara
  12. Dil Hi To Hai/Dil Hi Toh Hain
  13. Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka
  14. Tere Mere Sapne/Tere Mere Sapne
  15. Tere Ghar Ke Samne
  16. Aamne Saamne/Aamne Saamne
  17. Shaadi Ke Baad
  18. Humare Tumhare
  19. Munna
  20. Guddi
  21. Tinku
  22. Mili
  23. Shin Shinaaki Babulaa Boo
  24. Khel Khel Mein
  25. Shor
  26. Johny Mera Naam
  27. Chori Mera Kaam
  28. Raam Aur Shyaam
  29. Bandalabaas
  30. Ladki
  31. Milan
  32. Geet Gaata Chal
  33. Pyaar Ka Mausam
  34. Besharam/Besharam
  35. Ishq Ishq Ishq/Ishq
  36. Naughty Boy
  37. Bluff Master/Bluffmaster!
  38. Ye Rastey Hain Pyar Ke/Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke
  39. Chalte Chalte/Chalte Chalte
  40. Mere Humsafar
  41. Dil Tera Deewana
  42. Deewana
  43. Mastana
  44. Deewana Mastana
  45. Chhalia
  46. Anjaana
  47. Pagla Kahin Ka
  48. Aashiq/Aashiq
  49. Begana/Begaana
  50. Loafer/Loafer
  51. Anari
  52. Badhti Kaa Naam Daadhi
  53. Chalti Kaa Naam Gaadi
  54. Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai/Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
  55. Sanam/Sanam
  56. Jab Yaad Kisi Ki Aati Hain
  57. Jaaneman/ Jaan-e-mann
  58. Bandhan/Bandhan/Bandhan/Bandhan
  59. Kangan/Kangan
  60. Chandan
  61. Jhoola/Jhoola
  62. Dil Diya Dard Liya
  63. Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje
  64. Chham Chhama Chham
  65. Geet Gaya Patharon Ne
  66. Sargam

P.S. I was very tempted to put in the English movie Wah-Wah into this list everytime Paudwal says it. 😛

P.P.S. Also, if you think I am useless, look at this post. He actually gathered most of the posters of the movies mentioned in this song. Some people I tell you! 😛

Enjoy the video here and YES do comment:


21 thoughts on “Day 15: Mere Jeevan Saathi Pyar Kiye Jaa

  1. Wow.. You actually counted! Amazing hard work.
    Yes, this film was a landmark for all the couples. I reckon it may have also introduced the usefulness of the Mumbai Sea Face to rookie/newbie couples.
    On a side note: So many ‘Ziddi’s and ‘Bandhan’s 😛


  2. OMG…generally one associates stars with the song and not so much the playback singers but now when I hear this song it will be Deepa that will cross my mind….brilliant effort. Thanks to you I found out that Tinku was also a movie?!?!?…And mr 8ate…dhanya ho aap…
    Lage raho….:) abhi another 85 to go!


  3. 64 movies you counted 😮 mi pan count kelya actually 😛

    mastay song he…!! and rest of the songs from the movie are also nice…especially I like solah baras ki, one of my favorite 🙂
    Good work…keep it up Ut 🙂


  4. Creativity is what happens when you are doing something else. Yes. But frankly, I don’t understand why you aren’t doing a separate Bollywood Blog. Should get you a lot of readers. Plus, I don’t see anyone apart from people you know reading this. Are you tagging these right?


    • I am tagging them alright, I even cross checked, it does show up on the WordPress homepage. My guess would be too many people with “Bollywood” content and/or not the relevant info. 😉

      Thank you for calling this creativity and justifying my procrastination! The idea of a different blog did cross my mind, especially since I am not blogging about anything else, but I don’t think I can manage it. I am barely keeping afloat with one, not a commitment I am ready to make right now. Maybe later if Bollywood is the only thing I blog about. 🙂


  5. Great one UT!! You truly have put a lot of effort into this! I am loving this Bollywood nostalgic journey of yours!
    PS: I especially love the part when Kamal Hassan and Rati Agnihotri go lalalala in the lift! And the guys dancing outside the lift-HILARIOUS, in a word!! Kudos!!


  6. I had never seen this song before. SPB was good. But I hate Kamal when he overacts.. And ofcourse good efforts by you 🙂


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