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Mil gaya hum ko saathhi mil gaya

Posted on: January 10, 2019


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Today’s song is from film Hum kisi se kam nahin-77, made under the banner of Nasir Hussain films.

This is the 3rd consecutive song from the 70s that I am discussing. Do not wonder whether I have shifted sides- from writing on films of 30s and 40s to the 70s. Possibly, for the time being, this is the last one from this period. Actually, I have nothing against the musical or film aspect of the period 70s and beyond. It is only that, mostly they are not of my likings. Of course, I have always said that , ” Everything that was made before 70s was not all good, as much as everything made after 70s was not bad either.”

Good or bad depends upon the personal perceptions, because these are opinions. If you measure them on a scale- like say-durability, then it is measurable and no one can deny the durability quotient of old songs vis-a- vis songs after 70s. A lot can be said on this issue, but not today and not here. Anyway, to each his own !

Why do people like a movie ? If the correct answer was known to anybody, he would be a Trillionnaire in no time ! However, when this question is asked to a common man on the street, the answers one would get would be 1. Story is good. 2. Acting is good. 3. Music is good. 4. I like this Hero/Heroine and many such explanations. My observation is that Music and Songs is one major reason for a movie to be popular and successful. There are many examples like Albela-51, Baiju Bawra-52, Anarkali-53, almost all films of Saigal, most Noorjehan and Suraiya films and most films made by Producer, Director and Writer Nasir Hussain.

Nasir Hussain probably had received from God, the formula for successful films-for a short term use. Out of his 13 films, first 10 were hit films- primarily due to Romance and excellent music. It is said that being a script and story writer himself he used one story for all his films-with some variations, of course- and the time he changed the story his films became a flop. Shammi kapoor, whose sinking career took up turn because of the Nasir Hussain film ” Tumsa nahin dekha”-57, had once said, ” we have heard stories of Marwadis coming here with just one Lota and building empires. Here was a man who used one story for his films for 30 years and succeeded !”

Mohammed Nasir Hussain Khan aka Nasir Hussain was born on 2-2-1931 ( wiki says it is 16-11-1926) in Bhopal.His family was related to Maulana Abul Kalam Azaad. While studying in Lucknow University, he wrote several dramas for A.I.R., Lucknow. He even got First prize for 2 consecutive years in the University writing competition .( one of these stories were used to make film ‘ Baharon ke Sapne’). In 1948, he came to Bombay and joined Filmistan.

His first story was for film Shabnam-49, jointly with Qamar Jalalabadi. Independently he wrote story/screenplay/dialogues for Shabistan-51, Anarkali-53, Shart-54, Munimji-55 and Paying Guest-57. Then he wrote Tumsa Nahin Dekha and insisted to direct the film himself. Tolaram Jalan, the owner of Filmistan was not ready to give it to a New director, but when NH threatened to quit, he relented unwillingly but cut the film’s budget. Nasir took Shammi Kapoor ( who had given 9 flops in a row) and new comer Ameeta and made the low budget film Tumsa Nahin Dekha-57.

When Tolaram Jalan saw the film, he was not happy at all,but the film celebrated Jubilees in 30 cities in India. Nasir Hussain got Rs. 10000/- for the story and his salary for 8 months, Rs.8000/- a total of Rs 18000 for this successful film ! When his mentor Shashdhar Mukherjee left Filmistan, to start his own ‘ Filmalaya Studios’, Nasir also left. For this new company. he made Dil Deke Dekho- 59, introducing Asha parekh as New Heroine. The film was a Hit , but he got only Rs. 25000- . Nasir decided that only his own company can give him more money.

With just Rs. 10,000/- in pocket he established his own Nasir Hussain Films Ltd. and made ‘ Jab pyar kisise hota hai-61. Another Hit. Then he made Phir wohi dil laya hoon-63, Teesri manzil-66. Baharon ke sapne-67, Pyar ka Mausam-69, Carvan-71, Yadon ki baraat-73 and Hum kisise kam nahin-77.

For film Teesri manzil-66, the film started with Dev Anand as the Hero. After 2 reels’ shooting, Dev had some differences and he left the film. Shammi Kapoor was roped in. The film was directed by Vijay Anand and for the first time R D Burman was taken for providing Music. Later on Nasir Hussain, Majrooh Sultanpuri and RD Burman collaborated for another 5 films.R D Burman continued till 1985, doing in all 9 films for Nasir Hussain.

After his films in 1981,84 and 85 flopped serially, Nasir Hussain stopped direction and wrote screen play and dialogues for Qayamat se Qayamat taq-88 and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar-92. His nephew Amir Khan was launched in these films. Nasir Hussain died on 13-3-2002 after a Heart attack.

Actors Asha Parekh, Rajendra Nath , Sidhu, Malika and Krishan Mehta owe their career to Nasir Hussain. Shammi Kapoor ,a struggling actor was given a new identity by him & thanks to him, Shammi Kapoor reached at the pinnacle of popularity. Even Amita became a hit property overnight by the success of Tum Sa Nahin Dekha,

While he encouraged new comers, he did not forget the veteran actors ,who had passed their prime . Late B M Vyas ,who was getting roles only in period/religious/Arabian Night movies was chosen by Nasir Hussain for an important role in main stream movie Tum Sa Nahin Dekha. Old timer Wasti ,who regaled the audiences with his natural acting in Sanjog , Rattan, Pugree made in forties and many Punjabi & Hindi movies later on , was passing through a bad phase . Nasir honored him by offering the roles of substance in Dil Deke Dekho,Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai & Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon. He rekindled the fond memories of the forties ,when he signed actors of proven caliber like Rajinder Singh, Mubarak, Kanu Roy, Raj Mehra ,Mumtaz Ali , Surendra Nath & many more . Here I’ll specifically mention the name of Nasir Khan & Bharat Bhushan ,who were passing through the most difficult phase of their lives . The benign film maker Nasir took them in his movies Yaadon Ki Baraat & Pyar Ka Mausam respectively ,just to assure them that they have not been forgotten and the industry recognizes their contribution . It is my strong belief that it was the blessings of those grateful old timer actors ,which made Nasir Hussain so prosperous and successful.

Nasir Hussain had that typical story formula in most of his films of “overhearing” ! In Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Pran overhears about Shammi Kapoor arriving & after stealing Shammi Kapoor’s recommendation letter, introduces himself as Shankar (Shammi Kapoor) . In Dil Deke Dekho, JPKSHH & Pyar Ka Mausam, the heroes concerned, overhear the heroine speaking about a comedian’s arriving (mostly as a marriage candidate) & after packing the comedian back,the hero banks on the name of the comedian. In Teesri Manzil, Shammi Kapoor overhears Asha Parekh speak, that she has come there to take revenge on himself (Rocky) and implies to Asha & her friends that he is different person named Anil Kumar Sona .
Even though with this common formula in most of his films , all his movies did well at the theatre on the basis of good songs & music !

There was a letter from a reader, in Filmfare, which stated thus, ” It is not at all important to pay attention to that so-called Hindi movie critic group who always referred and called Nasir Hussain as man of the movie with Escapism themes all the time to make his movie at box office hit. Working men need to have some kind of entertainment after spending hours and hours in heaps of works and concerned chores. Naturally there grows the tendency to escape from daily reality by engaging in daydreaming, fantasy….and there comes Nasir Hussain with this magical stick plus his established style of screenplay writing and later directing evergreen chocolate hero viz. Dev Anand…rebellious Shammi Kapoor…smiling Joy Mukherjee….charming Shashi Kapoor….handsome Jeetendra….and there was all time beautiful dancing lady ever present in her gorgeous smile…Asha Parekh who worked with these heroes with her fresh enthusiasm. What else an ordinary cine goer wish to have while spending his money for a ticket at window ? Apart from main hero and heroine there were devoted character actors playing various parts . ”

The Hero of the film Hum kisise kam nahin-77 was Rishi Kapoor, born on 4-9-1952. His first entry through Mera Naam Joker-70 fetched him a Film fare award. His debut as a Hero in Bobby-73 also brought him an award from filmfare. He is one actor who is popular even after he retired from films-not fully though. A film The Body-2019, was just released last week, directed by Jitu Joseph.His son Ranbir Kapoor is carrying the Kapoor mantle very ably.

Rishi Kapoor aka Chintoo has some different records on his name. He is the only actor having had 45 different heroines with whom he was cast. He also worked with 20 New entrant Heroines in their Debut films. He was Hero to seniors like Shabana Azmi, Rekha, Rakhee and Hema ( she was launched by his father), then with Madhuri, Shridevi, Tina Munim and Raveena Tandon. He worked with Simi Garewal in film Karz-1980, after his first film Mera Naam Joker-70. Some of his New heroines were Dimple, Kajal Kiran, Bhavna Bhatt, Ashwini Bhave, Radhika, Farah, Vinita, Zeba, Divya, Naseem, Rukhsaar etc etc. He acted in 162 films and also directed 1 film-Aa ab laut chale-99. He lent his voice in 7 songs in 6 films.

Today’s song is a copy of the famous Abba song ” Mama Mia”. So be it, seeing the youthful Rishi and Kajal Kiran singing and dancing is a real treat, in this video. Enjoy….
( For this article I have used information from Yadon ki Baraat by S Kanekar, The Hindu, wiki, MuVyz, HFGK, article by M N Sardana ji in woh din yaad karo and my notes)


Song- Mil gaya hum ko saathi mil gaya (Ham Kisi Se Kam Nahin)(1977) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics- Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD- R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

mil gaya
hum ko saathi mil gaya
hum se gar koi jal gaya
wu wu
jalne de
wu wu
jalne de
chal gaya
pyaar ka jaadu chal gaya
hum se gar koi jal gaya
wu wu
jalne de
wu wu
jalne de

tere liye
zamaana tere liye
aur tu mere liye
tere liye
zamaana tere liye
aur tu mere liye

mil gaya
humko saathi mil gaya
hum se gar koi jal gaya

wu wu
jalne de
wu wu
jalne de

tere liye
zamaana tere liye
aur tu mere liye

tere liye
zamaana tere liye
aur tu mere liye

haa

ae haa

hey

ae haa

haa

turuturututu
ha
turuturututu
ha
turuturututu
ha
turuturututu

wow beauty

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9 Responses to "Mil gaya hum ko saathhi mil gaya"

Hope to read article like this also on SHAKTI SAMANTA,F.C.MEHRA and a host of Producesr/directors who made entertaining films.

Thanks for your suggestion.
Will try, if right material is available.

Arun ji,

I have already sent article to Atulji/Sudhir ji on Shakti Samanta for posting in the Blog on Jan. 13th on the occasion of his 92nd birth anniversary..

Thanks, Sadanand ji, for this information.

Manohar Lal Dave ji,

Don’t forget to read it.

audio

Very interesting account of Nasir Hussain & Rishi Kapoor. I never realised the gamut of heroines Rishi worked with ( including many who debuted with Rishi).
Looks like some politicians are attempting to take a leaf out of Nasir Hussain (who by repeating the same formula succeeded) , when I see them ( him?) repeating the same lies and hoping to succeed :))

I agree with all your points.
Thanks.

Dear Arunji,

To the best that I can recall, JOY MUKHERJI made his debut in 1960 in LOVE IN SIMLA produced by his Father. There is no mention of Joy Mukherji in the Credits of JAB PYAR KISISE HOTA HAI.

You may pl like to recheck.

Warm regards

PARTHA CHANDA

Partha Chanda ji,
Thanks for being alert .
I have requested Atulji to make the necessary correction.
Giving any explanation will be an excuse. It is an error by oversight.

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