Main aur meri aawargi – Kishore Kumar – R D Burman | Duniya (1984)


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

Movie – Duniya (1984)

The song, Main aur meri aawargi, 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 in the prison for a crime he did not commit. This song is heard in the background during his prison term for 14 years.

Song – Main aur meri aawargi

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

The man sings, “I and my waywardness are co-travellers in this journey from this city to that one.”

Video – Main aur meri aawargi

The cinematography is by Jehangir Choudhary-Jal Mistry.

The video opens with the poster of the movie blurring into the scene of Dilip Kumar inside his prison cell as a young man. The song begins in the background and so does the movie credits. Dilip Kumar is waiting for his prison term to get over, patiently.

The credits are shown over the video of the metal rods of the jail door. The clipping repeats a few times and ends as the camera focuses on Dili Kumar’s jail cell’s window, placed high on the wall.


Kishore Kumar has sung this song in the background. Dilip Kumar and other actors are seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

There is no influence of any culture on this song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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