Aadhi sachhi aadhi jhoothi – Lata/Rafi – Ravindra Jain – Shabana/Shashi | Fakira (1976)


Movie – Fakira (1976)

The song, Aadhi sachhi aadhi jhoothi, was featured in the sociodrama Fakira (1976), produced by N N Sippy and directed by C P Dixit. The movie starred Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Danny Dengzongpa, Aruna Irani, Asrani, Madan Puri, Iftekhar, etc.

After losing their parents to arson performed by criminals, 2 boys get separated and grow up to become thieves and criminals. Vijay (Shashi Kapoor) is Fakira, a conscientious one at that and Ajay (Danny Dengzongpa) grows up to be Toofan. Fakira aka Vijay always steals from Chiman Lal (Madan Puri), who is a covert smuggler, leading the life of a social activist. Chiman Lal pits Toofan against Fakira. Toofan reaches a hotel in search of Fakira where Vijay’s colleague Neelam (Aruna Irani) is performing a song.

Post the song, Toofan asks Vijay for a lift because he knows that Vijay is Fakira. Vijay gives Toofan the slip. But, fate has different designs on Vijay. Geeta (Shabana Azmi) is a policewoman and disguises herself as a damsel-in-distress Neeta to catch Fakira. But, Vijay falls in love with her. She also plays along, singing this song with him.

Song – Aadhi sachhi aadhi jhoothi

Both lyrics and music of the song, Aadhi sachhi aadhi jhoothi, were composed by Ravindra Jain.

The girl does not believe that the man is really in love with her. On the other hand, the man tries to convince her of his love.

Video – Aadhi sachhi aadhi jhoothi

The cinematography is by Fali Mistry. Dance choreography is by Satyanarayan.

The video opens with Shabana Azmi rolling on the lawn grass of the garden and sitting up. The music has begun. In the next shot, she is seen walking like she has springs in her legs. Shashi Kapoor is also seen walking toward her. She approaches him and almost gets intimate. But within seconds, she shoots from her hip, so that he is pushed away from her.

Shabana Azmi smiles in teasing fun as she sings. They run around trees and perform some dance steps around the several gardens that they visit. Soon, the song peters out as they come out of the garden toward a white car. The video also ends as Shashi Kapoor opens the passenger door of the car for Shabana Azmi.


The song has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi for Shabana Azmi and Shashi Kapoor.

Cultural Influence

This is a typical romantic song between the hero and the heroine. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable.


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