Maine tere liye hi saat rangke – Mukesh – Salil Chowdhury – Rajesh Khanna | Anand (1971)


Today’s fourth post is the analysis of the song, Maine tere liye hi saat rangke, from the Bollywood movie, Anand (1971). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.

Movie – Anand (1971)

The song, Maine tere liye hi saat rangke, featured in the Rupam Chitra’s tragidrama, Anand (1971), produced by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and N C Sippy and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It starred Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo, etc.

Anand (Rajesh Khanna) is afflicted by Lymphocarcoma of the intestine. Tongue-twister, eh? In simple words, he is a cancer patient. He has been admitted in Dr. Prakash Kulkarni’s (Ramesh Deo) hospital. But he runs away from there and lands in Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee’s (Amitabh Bachchan) home, the day the 2 meet. Prakash and his wife, Suman Kulkarni (Seema Deo), visit Bhaskar’s home and see Anand there. On Suman’s insistence, Anand sings this song.

Song – Maine tere liye hi saat rangke

The lyrics of the song, Maine tere liye hi saat rangke, have been penned by Gulzar and set to tune by Salil Chowdhury.

The man sings, “I have chosen dreams of 7 colors, for you. The dreams are melodious.”

Video – Maine tere liye hi saat rangke

Cinematography is by Jaywant Pathare.

The video opens with Rajesh Khanna beginning the song and Ramesh Deo and Seema Deo looking on, with smiles on their faces. Rajesh Khanna is on the piano playing the keys. While he sings, he turns to his right where Amitabh Bachchan is sitting.

Dev Kishan (who plays Raghu Kaka, Amitabh Bachchan’s servant) comes to the room, attracted by the song. The actor picks up a dish from the dining table and is about to leave when Rajesh Khanna hurries toward him to take the plate from him and keep it back.

Rajesh Khanna returns to the piano looking at Amitabh Bachchan with a mock upset look. Dev Kishan gives an indulgent smile and returns to the kitchen. Rajesh Khanna stops playing the piano but continues to sing.

Then, he gets up and raises his hand mid-length to signal Amitabh Bachchan to wait and goes away from the focus of the camera. The other 2 male actors look at each other with questioning looks.

Amitabh Bachchan looks at where Rajesh Khanna has gone. The latter brings his cotton bag or jhola and draws out an old book from it. He refers to it and becomes sad. Then, he smiles and continues to sing.

Rajesh Khanna moves toward Ramesh Deo and Seema Deo and sits close to them. She looks with some amusement at the performer of the song. Post that within a few seconds, the song and the video end abruptly.


Mukesh sang this song for Rajesh Khanna. The video also features Amitabh Bachchan, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo and Dev Kishan (who plays Raghu Kaka, Amitabh Bachchan’s servant).

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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