Tere jaisa yaar kahan – Kishore Kumar – Rajesh Roshan – Amitabh Bachchan | Yaraana (1981)


Movie: This song has been placed in the M. A. Nadiadwala produced A K Movies’ hit movie Yaarana (Friendship) released in 1981. It is a musical drama and directed by Rakesh Kumar. The movie stars late Amjad Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja and Kader Khan.

Kishan and Bishan are good friends since childhood. Kishan is an orphan, though self-sufficient and a hard-worker. On the other hand, Bishan is rich. Bishan’s maternal uncle (Jeevan) has an eye on his widowed sister’s wealth and does not like Kishan and Bishan’s friendship. The man manipulates his sister to send Bishan first to the city and then abroad for his education.

The 2 friends reunite many years later and Bishan (Amjad Khan) discovers that Kishan (Amitabh Bachchan) sings well. Bishan now has a successful business and wants to sponsor Kishan’s musical studies. Kishan goes to the city to be groomed into a performer and gentleman by Komal (Neetu Singh) under the instructions of Bishan. Kishan is not interested in developing his talent and tries to get debarred from the classes by being a disobedient troublemaker with hilarious consequences.

Meanwhile, Bishan discovers that the family wealth has been systematically looted over the years by his uncle and his son (Ranjeet). Bishan is then compelled to borrow money by mortgaging his remaining property to support Kishan’s musical education. This results in a major rift between Bishan and his wife (Tanuja), who thinks that Kishan would turn his back on her husband once he succeeds as a singer.

Kishan finds out Bishan’s financial condition and at that time he decides that he does not want the singing career, which has almost brought his friend to the streets. Now, Komal argues with him that his friend and her efforts would go into the drain if he would not continue with his career. She even blurts out in frustration has she has fallen in love with him. Kishan realizes his duties towards Bishan and Komal and placates her.

Kishan’s first public performance itself is a super duper hit, which makes Bishan very happy. When Kishan gets to know more about the sacrifices his friend has made for him, he becomes sad, but, does not back out on his duty. He sings this song at that time for his fans.

Song: The music has been composed by Rajesh Roshan and the lyrics have been written by Anjaan.

The gist of the song is, “No one will find a friend like you. No one will find a friendship like ours. People will remember our story for several years.”

Video: Cinematography is by Peter Pareira. Dance choreography is by Kamal.

The video opens with Amitabh Bachchan beginning the song and dancing on the tune of the song. Neetu Singh accompanies him with a tambourine. Several girls and men also join them in the dance. In between, his eyes fill up with tears and Neetu Singh nudges him. He, immediately, wipes the tears and continues the song. The song peters out and the video ends there.

Artists: Kishore Kumar sings playback, while Amitabh Bachchan lip-syncs. Neetu Singh and others look on.

Cultural Influence: This is a beautiful typically filmi song is again about friendship, which is the basic theme of the movie. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the above.


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