Duniya mein pyarki sabko zaroorat hai – Asha Bhonsle – Kalyanji-Anandji – Mumtaz | Sachaa-Jhootha (1970)


Today’s second post is the analysis of the song, Duniya mein pyarki sabko zaroorat hai, from the Bollywood movie Sachaa-Jhootha (1970). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and picturization.

Movie – Sachaa-Jhootha (1970)

The song, Duniya mein pyarki sabko zaroorat hai, appears in V R Films’ super hit drama movie Sachaa-Jhootha (1970), meaning Honest-Liar, directed by Manmohan Desai and produced by Vinod Doshi. The star-cast of the movie includes Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Vinod Khanna, Naaz, etc. The Tamil remake of this movie was titled Ninaithadhai Mudippanavan (Finishes Everything He Thinks) with M G Ramachandran and M N Nambiar in the lead roles, which released in 1975. A few scenes in this movie were different from the original. The Kannada remake was titled Mutthanna starring Shiva Rajkumar.

Bhola (Rajesh Khanna) as his name suggests is an innocent band musician, living with his differently-abled sister Belu (Naaz). Since he requires more money for his sister’s marriage, he leaves for Bombay (Mumbai now) to earn. He has to leave his sister in the care of their tyrannical step-mother.

In the big bad city, Bhola loses his turban to a thief. Even the tea vendor cheats him of his food and Bhola thinks that since he gave him free tea, the man is a good person! Bhola is so innocent and naïve.

The police are trying to catch a diamond thief, Ranjit Kumar (Rajesh Khanna again) and throws a party to ensnare him. It is the idea of Inspector Pradhan (Vinod Khanna). CID Inspector Leena (Mumtaz) has been given the job of performing the role of Rita, who is the owner of diamond mines. But they mistake Bhola for Ranjit Kumar and the thief, who is present in the masquerade party, takes advantage of the fact. A girl in the party also mistakes Bhola to be Ranjit Kumar and accuses him of flirting with her and promising a lifetime commitment. Bhola sings a song at this point.

Post the song, Ranjit Kumar traps Bhola into an unsigned contract, promising money in return for posing as the former. Bhola agrees to the suggestion. Leena visits Ranjit Kumar’s shop selling stollen items and strikes a friendship with the real Ranjit. Soon, the police decide to trap Ranjit during a party. During a night encounter, the police shoot Ranjit’s leg. But he escapes with his cronies. Ranjit has already made Bhola take his place, having trained him to impersonate himself. At the party, Bhola requests Leena to sing a song. This is the song that she sings.

Song – Duniya mein pyarki sabko zaroorat hai

The music of the song, Duniya mein pyarki sabko zaroorat hai, has been composed by Kalyanji-Anandji and lyrics were penned by Indeewar.

The girl sings, “Everyone needs love in this world.”

Video – Duniya mein pyarki sabko zaroorat hai

The cinematographer is Peter Pereira. The dance choreography is by Suresh Bhatt-Kamal-Robert.

The video begins with Rajesh Khanna beginning to play the trumpet. 2 girls begin to dance to the tune of the music. They approach Mumtaz, who is not confident. But the police officers, who play her ‘parents’ (Ratnamala and Jagdish Raj), encourage her to go ahead.

Even Kamal Kapoor gives her a ‘go ahead’. Mumtaz begins to sing and dance. She moves around the floor and comes close to a drunk Rajesh Khanna. The other Rajesh Khanna is injured and is being rushed to his den.

Vinod Khanna enters the party and is shocked to see Rajesh Khanna dancing there without any care. The former approaches the latter and sees that he is dancing and wonders about the bullet wound in his leg.

Kamal Kapoor is shocked at Vinod Khanna’s behavior. Faryal, who plays the thief’s girlfriend, is spying on them and is in readiness to pass on the message to the thief. The song and the video end there abruptly.


Asha Bhonsle sings this song for Mumtaz. Rajesh Khanna, Ratnamala, Jagdish Raaj, Kamal Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Faryal and other actors are also present in the video.

Cultural influence

This song says that everyone in this world needs to be loved. The song can be confused with the song, Duniya mein logonko…, from Apna Desh (1972), due to the first 2 words and one of the lead singers, Asha Bhonsle. But when we hear the 2 songs, we can understand that both have different tunes. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.


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