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Ab to hai tumse har khushi apni

Posted on: April 17, 2011

We often read about real life following reel life and vice versa. I am not talking about movie actors playing roles based on some other real life people. I am talking of the actors playing their own real life stories on the silver screen.There have been quite a few cases where actors enacted their own real life stories in movies.

The most well known such example where real life characters played similar roles in a movie has to be “Silsila” (1981). At that time Amitabh Bachchan , who was already married to Jaya Bhaduri was having an affair with his co actor Rekha in real life. These three people were signed up to play exactly the same kinds of roles in the movie “Silsila”(1981) and the surprising part for me is that they actually agreed to play their real life persona in the movie !

And curiously enough, it was not the first time that Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya were playing their real life situations in a movie. They in fact had played their real life like situation earlier too. Younger generation of movie watchers may not realise it, but the movie “Abhimaan” (1973) actually told the story of the two of them at that stage in their career.

“Abhimaan” (1973) portrays the stories of Amitabh and Jaya as a married couple with singing careers of their own. The wife is more suceesful in her career whereas the husband is a struggler in his career. This leads to ego problems between the two. In the end, the wife sacrifices her career for the sake of marital harmony and settles down to domestic bliss. And with that, the husband’s career rises spectacularly.

The respective careers of Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan was actually going along the same trajectory at the time when the two were signed up to play their respective roles in “Abhimaan” (1973). And the two of them, who got married after the release of this movie, followed the same course of action in their real life. Jaya, who was a successful star in Hindi movies vis a vis Amitabh Bachchan who had given a string of failures till then and who was virtually written off by critics. They got married and Jaya gave up her career and Amitabh Bachchan’s career took off spectacularly. If there was ever a case of real life imitating reel life (or was it vice versa), here was a shiling example of that.

And as I mentioned earlier, the two of them, in company of Rekha, once again played their real life situations one decade later in “Silsilaa” (1981).

Coming to “Abhimaan” (1973), this was a movie where the music was the biggest star than even the two lead actors. The songs were just out of this world. I grew up listening to the stunning songs of this movie. and curiously, I was not aware about a few of these songs being from this movie.

Here is one of the memorable songs from this movie. This song , which is sung by Lata is actually picturised to show the careers of Amitabh and Jaya. Jaya is at the pinnacle of her career, and Amitabh, her husband, gets a complex because of that. The picturisation of this song beautifully depicts the feelings of amitabh Bachchan in this song. Jaya’s dilemma, where she has to strike a balance between her career aspirations and her personal life, is depicted beautifully in the picturisation.

The song is in fact a creation of genius. It is sung wonderfully by Lata. Majrooh Sultanpuri has come up with simple, yet highly effective lyrics. S D Burman’s music weaved the magic of its music on me then, and I continue to find myself spellbound, everytime the music of this song begins, heralding the beginning to this song.

I grew up listening and liking the songs of 1970s while not liking the old songs at that time. Now, ironically, I am discussing more songs of 1950s and 1960s in this blog, and some relatively younger readers are left wondering why I do not discuss songs of 1970s and 1980s. I am subconsciously thinking of saving them for the last after I have discussed the songs of earlier decades. Of course that is not practicable because there are a huge number of great songs in every decades, so I should discuss great songs of all the decades simultaneously. So here is this great song from 1970s, whose lyrics was sent to me by nahm. It is nahm’s all time favourite song, and in fact, it is everyone’s all time favourite song, I am sure.



Song-Ab to hai tumse har khushi apni (Abhimaan)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics (Provided by nahm)

aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
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aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa

ab to hai tumse har khushi apni
ab to hai tumse har khushi apni
tum pe marna hai zindagi apni
ho ho
ab to hai tumse har khushi apni

jab ho gaya tum pe ye dil deewaana,
jab ho gaya tum pe ye dil deewaana,
phir chaahe jo bhi kahe hum ko zamaana,
koi banaaye baaten chaahe ab jitni,
ho ho
ab to hai tumse har khushi apni

aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
tere pyar mein badnaam door door ho gaye
tere pyar mein badnaam door door ho gaye
tere saath hum bhi sanam mashhoor ho gaye
dekho kahaan le jaaye bekhudi apni
ho ho
ab to hai tumse har khushi apni

12 Responses to "Ab to hai tumse har khushi apni"

One can write pages and pages about this song and still not capture its beauty… it is best just to listen to it and enjoy being lost in its magic. Thanks for your post.


The picuturization is very good, Camerawork is also superb. I like her reflection on the glass. . Jaya captures all the nuances– she’s often quite indelicate but here she is very good.
The only other thing is she married Amitabh–I wouldn’t have. I didn’t know much about their married life all lthese years but the little I knew was enough to put me off permanently.


Please translate to english because I want to know the meaning of this song


Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. A song of acceptance and surrender. I liked the `Lata’ details in the appearance of the character played by Jaya Bhaduri. Yes, indeed, the movie told the story of their lives.
I remember our neighbour having an LP of Abhimaan right after it was released and her explaining the meaning of the word to me.


Almost all the songs in this movie are beautiful and melodious. There are two more Lata solos (piya bina basiya & nadiya kinare hey rai), three duets and one kishore solo. The three duets were sung by different male singers with lata(Rafi, Kishore & Manhar Udhas). And of course one majhi song by S. D. B. SDB had three singers singing for one actor, who played a play back singer.

The character played by Jaya in the film has no resemblance to Lata Mangeshkar in my opinion. Jaya starts singing only after marriage and that also duets with her husband only, refusing to sing solos. As her popularity increases, she is persuaded by the secretary/friend Asrani to sing solos. This eventually leads to friction in the marriage of Amitabh and Jaya. The movie is about professional jealousy within marriage.


The man standing on the left from 0:03 to 0:07 is Jaywant Pathare, the Cinematographer of the film.


wud want u 2 review n post other songs frm d same movie 😀


Can every song from a movie be lovely and a super hit? Look no further than Abhimaan (1973). S D Burman’s magic.. what a movie and what songs!


This is correct link:


longer one ??? audio link


Yes. The complete audio with full mukhda at the end of antaras.


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