Movie – Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978)
The song Main Tulsi tere angan ki (version 2) in the Raj Khosla Films’ famrama Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978), produced and directed by Raj Khosla. The movie starred Vijay Anand, Nutan, Asha Parekh, Vinod Khanna, Debu Mukherjee, etc.
Thakur Rajnath Singh Chouhan (Vijay Anand) falls in love with a run-away nautch girl Tulsi (Asha Parekh). But, he is compelled to get married to a strong rich woman Sanjukta (Nutan) by his mother. Tulsi gives birth to Rajnath’s son Ajay and on behest of Sanjukta; she sacrifices her life for the benefit of the wife. When Tulsi dies, Sanjukta regrets having rejected Tulsi and with her husband adopts Ajay as her own son. This song is heard in the background at this time.
Song – Main Tulsi tere angan ki (version 2)
Main Tulsi tere angan ki (version 2) was composed by Lakshmi-Pyare and Anand Bakshi wrote the lyrics.
The song says, “I am the Tulsi plant growing in your courtyard. I am nothing to your husband.”
Video – Main Tulsi tere angan ki (version 2)
Cinematography is by Pratap Sinha.
The video begins with the shot of a Tulsi plant and the song beginning in the background. Vijay Anand and Nutan bring a small infant to the plant to take its blessings. The song goes on in the background with the 2 actors standing on either side of the plant. The 2 actors then move away from the place. The song ends abruptly and the video also ends there.
Main Tulsi tere angan ki (version 2) was sung by Lata Mangeshkar on the background and Nutan and Vijay Anand perform it onscreen.
This is a typically filmi song and does not have much cultural influence on it. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.