Chikni soorat tu kahan tha – Kumar Sanu – Nadeem-Shravan – Aamir Khan | Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)


Chikni soorat tu kahan tha is featured in the only favorite movie of mine directed by Mahesh Bhatt after Saransh (1984). Unfortunately, this song was deleted from the final movie that was released. I got to know about this song only from the audio cassette that we bought after we saw the movie for the first time.

Movie – Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)

The song, Chikni soorat tu kahan tha, appears in the T V Films and Tahir Husain Enterprises’ romedy Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993). Produced by Tahir Husain, the movie was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and the star-cast included Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Tiku Talsania, Kunal Khemu, Sharokh Bharucha, Baby Ashrafa, etc.

Rahul Malhotra (Aamir Khan) receives the custodianship of a heavily-in-debt garments factory and his sister’s 3 mischievous children. Combined, these are things he had not bargained for when he is summoned by his deceased sister’s lawyer Homi Wadia (Tiku Talsaniya). The work at the factory is not going at the required pace. They need to complete 1 lakh shirts within a specific time period. When he reaches the factory, he gets to know that the workers are young girls and the girls begin to flirt with him, as he pleads with them to complete their work. This is the song they sing.

Song – Chikni soorat tu kahan tha

The song Chikni soorat tu kahan tha, was penned by Sameer and set to tune by Nadeem-Shravan.

It talks about some girls teasing the man regarding his looks and the man pleading with them to complete their work as scheduled.

Video – Chikni soorat tu kahan tha

The cinematography is by Pravin Bhatt. Dance choreography is by Nimesh Udayan-Raju Khan-Madhav Kishan.

The video opens with Aamir Khan being surrounded by some girls and he trying to escape from them. He stands up, on a sewing machine table, and requests them that he only wants them to sew shirts.

The girls begin to laugh and then sing. 3 girls force Aamir Khan to step down onto the floor and he pushes his way away from them. The girls begin to dance as well. He appeals to them for decorum and then, tells them to get back to work.

The girls do not listen and continue to sing and dance. He thinks that if things go this way, the factory would have to be closed due to his bankruptcy and he would be brought to the streets with the 3 kids – Kunal Khemu, Sharokh Bharucha and Baby Ashrafa.

Aamir Khan dances with the girls and lets them plant kisses on his face. They continue to dance and the song rises to a crescendo and the video ends as they continue to dance to the tune of the song.


Chikni soorat tu kahan tha was sung by Kumar Sanu and chorus for Aamir Khan and some girls. Kunal Khemu, Sharokh Bharucha and Baby Ashrafa also appear in the video.

Cultural Influence

There is no influence of any culture on this song. This is one of my favorite songs written by Sameerji. The song gives a very perky feeling to you. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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