Teri meri zindagi – Lata Mangeshkar – R D Burman – Saira Banu | Duniya (1984)


Today’s second post is the analysis of the song, Teri meri zindagi, from the Bollywood movie Duniya (1984). The song has been analyzed based on its context and visualization.

Movie – Duniya (1984)

The song, Teri meri zindagi, was featured in the Dharma Productions’ action movie Duniya (1984), directed by Ramesh Talwar and produced by Yash Johar. The movie starred Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Pran, Amrish Puri, etc.

Mohan Kumar (Dilip Kumar) is released from prison and visits an orphanage looking for his son, Ravi, who was taken in after Mohan Kumar was sent to jail 14 years ago. It turns out that the 7-year-old boy disappeared from there within months of admission. Mohan Kumar is frustrated by the irresponsible behavior of the manager and visits his old home, which is in ruins now. He remembers the time he was happy with his wife and son, several years ago and when his wife, Sumitra (Saira Banu), sings this song.

Song – Teri meri zindagi

The lyrics of the song, Teri meri zindagi, were penned by Javed Akhtar and the music was set by R D Burman.

The song goes thus, “Our life is full of love.”

Video – Teri meri zindagi

The cinematography is by Jehangir Choudhary-Jal Mistry.

The video opens with Dilip Kumar entering the premises of a small house in ruins. Weeds have grown over the house. He remembers some voices from his past, looking at a broken children’s swing.

The flashback shows Master Rinkoo playing on the swing and Saira Banu beginning the song. She moves around the swing and pushes it for Master Rinkoo. Then, she moves close to a younger Dilip Kumar, who places his arm around her shoulder.

Then, their happy moments are shown. Sulbha Deshpande plays the kid’s nanny. There’s a little girl, Baby Pooja, who plays with the little boy. The song peters out at night. The video also ends as Saira Banu puts the boy to sleep and switches off the light in the child’s room.


Lata Mangeshkar has sung this song for Saira Banu. Dilip Kumar, Master Rinkoo, Sulbha Deshpande and Baby Pooja are also seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

There is no influence of any culture on this song. The song represents the happy life of a family. This was the last time that Lata Mangeshkar sang for Saira Banu. It was also the last time Saira Banu appeared in the movies. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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