Mil gaya humko sathi mil gaya – Asha/Kishore – R D Burman – Kaajal/Rishi | Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (1977)


Movie: This song appeared in 1977 Nasir Hussain Films’ romantic action flick Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (We are not less than anyone) produced and directed by Nasir Hussain. The movie starred Rishi Kapoor, Kaajal Kiran (debut), Tariq Khan, late Amjad Khan, late Om Shiv Puri, etc.
Rajesh (Rishi Kapoor) and his sister Mala (Aarti) have lost their father recently. Their father was a wealthy man. But, they do not know about his return to India from Africa and what had happened to all the wealth. With no wealth, Rajesh has to dance in hotels to earn his living. Saudagar Singh (Amjad Khan) meets Rajesh to tell him that his father had given a man a belt full of diamonds when he had returned to India because he had suffered a fatal heart attack. But, this man had not forwarded the belt to Rajesh. Thus, Saudagar Singh convinces Rajesh that he could help him find the diamonds.
In the meanwhile, Sanjay Kumar (Tariq Khan) is in love with Kaajal (Kaajal Kiran) from childhood. But, now, years later, Kaajal’s father Kishorilal (Kamal Kapoor) opposes the alliance because Sanjay comes from a poor family. Soon, Sanjay becomes the secretary of Rajesh, who is masquerading as Manjeet. Kishorilal tells Kaajal to meet Manjeet. When Sanjay opens the door for her, she mistakes him for Manjeet. They begin to go out together on dates.
Soon, Kaajal finds out that Manjeet is not who she thinks to be. The man she met is actually Sanjay. Manjeet and Kaajal begin to meet each other. Manjeet, soon, participates in a dance competition where all his challengers lose. Finally, Sanjay appears from nowhere to challenge him. Sanjay sings a song at this time and he is appreciated by the audience. Unable to tolerate this, Kaajal joins Manjeet in a song and dance sequence. It is at that time that she sings this song.
Song: The music of this song was composed by R D Burman and the lyrics were composed by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
The girl says, “I found my soul-mate. If someone is jealous of us, then let him burn. Let the world be yours and you be mine.”
Video: Cinematography is by Munir Khan. Dance choreography is by Suresh Bhatt.
The video opens with Rishi Kapoor instructing the orchestra about the change in tune. When he returns to the stage, Kaajal Kiran runs to him and says something in his ear. They begin to dance together. Her friends support them in a chorus. Tariq Khan’s close-up is shown. His expression is unreadable.
Rishi Kapoor joins Kaajal Kiran in the song. Right at that time, a girl gives a guitar to Tariq Khan. The audience breaks up in an applause. Tariq Khan strums the guitar. Now both the parties compete in dance. Rishi Kapoor plays the saxophone. Tariq Khan appreciates the way Rishi Kapoor plays the saxophone.
Rishi Kapoor appreciates Tariq Khan in turn. They begin to dance again. Kaajal Kiran sends a flying kiss to Rishi Kapoor and he reciprocates it. Tariq Khan stops and begins to clap for Rishi Kapoor. Amjad Khan enters the venue in black coat and hat to see Rishi Kapoor win the contest. The video ends there.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar and onscreen performance is by Tariq Khan, Kaajal Kiran and Rishi Kapoor among others.
Cultural Influence: This is a typical filmi song and dance contest where Tariq Khan challenges Rishi Kapoor. Unable to deal with the appreciation Tariq Khan is getting, Kaajal Kiran sings this song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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