Movie – Aan Milo Sajna (1970)
The song, Yahan wahan saare jahan mein tera raaj hai, was featured in the Film Kunj’s social romantic drama Aan Milo Sajna (1970). The movie was directed by Mukul Dutt and Jagdish Kumar and starred Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, Vinod Khanna, Rajinder Nath, Nirupa Roy, etc.
Widow Savitri Choudhury (Nirupa Roy) is wealthy but not healthy. Continuously ill, several people including her playboy and wayward son Anil (Vinod Khanna) wants her to die. Savitri stops his pocket money and he is advised by his assistant to find a good girl to introduce to her as his fiancé. Due to some developments, Deepali (Asha Parekh) comes to his rescue. For Deepali, this is a thrilling experience on which she sets out. Slowly, she realizes that Anil is not what he appears to be and is a very wicked person.
On the other hand, Deepali meets Ajit (Rajesh Khanna) in the village, who is an epitome of kindness. She appears to be impressed by Ajit and so is he. One day, Deepali watches Ajit help a family to pull out their horse-cart from muck and that increases her respect for him. She stops there as he begins to perform this song.
Song – Yahan wahan saare jahan mein tera raaj hai
The music is this song, Yahan wahan saare jahan mein tera raaj hai, was composed by Lakshmikant-Pyarelel and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.
The man sings, “O, Youth, you are the king of the world. Love also crowns you as the emperor. Hail youth!”
Video – Yahan wahan saare jahan mein tera raaj hai
The cinematographer is V Babasaheb.
The video opens with the music beginning in the background and Junior Mahmood playing the clarinet. The girls leave in the horse-cart tells their father to stop and run toward the megastar. Asha Parekh is watching near a jeep in which she was traveling.
The girls begin to dance with Junior Mahmood. Rajesh Khanna also joins them as he begins to sing. Asha Parekh seems to be damn impressed. Soon, the song peters out as Rajesh Khanna leaves with Junior Mahmood on his white horse. The video ends as Asha Parekh also gets into the jeep to leave.
Kishore Kumar sings for Rajesh Khanna. Asha Parekh looks on and Junior Mahmood dances with Rajesh Khanna some others.
I think there is some influence of the Pahadi culture on this song because this story is set in a mountainous region up in a North Indian state. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for Rajesh Khanna’s patent style of dancing.