Bhagwan jo tu hai mera – Lata Mangeshkar – Madan Mohan – Nirupa Roy | Bhai-Bhai (1956)



Bhagwan jo tu hai mera is one of my favorite songs sung by Geeta Dutt. This song appears in the social frama Bhai-Bhai (1956) directed by M V Raman and produced by A V Meiyappan for A V M Productions.

Ashok (Ashok Kumar) is the owner of Superior Motors, which has branches in Bombay (Mumbai now), as well as Madras (Chennai now). He is the ideal caring and loving husband to the perfect wife Lakshmi (Nirupa Roy). They have a naughty little son Munna (Daisy Irani). Lakshmi is always at the service of her husband.

One day, Ashok starts on a trip to Mumbai and Lakshmi requests him to look out for his brother, whom they had lost 15 years back. In Mumbai, Raja (Kishore Kumar) is a pickpocket and meets the street performer Rani (Nimmi), one day. Raja helps Rani when her father is struck by a fast car. The car is being driven by Sangeeta (Shyama), who is driving Ashok to his destination. Sangeeta is Ashok’s Mumbai manager Bulbul’s (Om Prakash) sister. Ashok saves Sangeeta from prosecution in the accident. Soon, Ashok is completely enticed by Sangeeta. It turns out that she is Bulbul’s wife and not sister. But, Ashok does not know this fact.

Raja picks the wallet of Ashok and realizes the other man is his long-lost brother. Soon, Lakshmi comes to Bombay in search of her husband, with their son. She loses all her money, jewelry and address of his office, on the way, to thieves. She is surrounded by a group of thugs, with the intention to rape her. Raja saves her and realizes that she is his sister-in-law since he has Ashok’s wedding picture, which he got from the latter’s wallet. He takes them to Rani’s home where he also stays now.

Raja tries to convince Ashok to take his wife back. But, the man is completely ensnared by Sangeeta and tells him to send his wife back to Madras, with some money. One day, Raja and Rani have an altercation about an expensive sari she brings back home from her dance class friend’s place. He leaves her home in a huff and soon returns to reconcile with her. Bulbul has an eye on Rani. He feeds false ideas to Rani’s father and gets Raja, Lakshmi and Munna thrown out of his house.

Raja takes Lakshmi to her right place – the house where Ashok lives and she gets the job of a maid there. Lakshmi realizes that her husband is in the clutches of another woman. She sings this song at that time.

Song – Bhagwan jo tu hai mera:

Rajinder Kishan penned the lyrics of this song and Madan Mohan composed its music.

The lady laments that her husband is responsible for her broken home and he is attracted to another woman.


The cinematography is by T Muthuswamy.

The video opens with Nirupa Roy beginning the song. She is in the kitchen. Ashok Kumar comes out of a room in a rage. Nirupa Roy caresses the head of a sleeping Daisy Irani. She adjusts the little child’s bed cover.

The actor runs to the kitchen platform to pick up the warm milk vessel from the alight stove and place on the platform. Nirupa Roy continues to sing. She moves to the sink to turn off the water faucet.

Ashok Kumar is getting restless in his room. He can’t face himself in the mirror. He runs down the staircase and goes to confront Nirupa Roy. The song ends abruptly and the video also closes there.


Lata Mangeshkar has sung this song on the playback and Nirupa Roy and Ashok Kumar have her onscreen presence in it.

Cultural Influence:

This typically filmi song is a sad song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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