Yaadon Ki Baaraat

Yaadon Ki Baaraat
यादों की बारात
Directed by Nasir Hussain
Produced by Nasir Hussain
Written by Salim-Javed
Nasir Hussain
Starring Dharmendra
Zeenat Aman
Vijay Arora
Ajit Khan
Tariq Khan
Music by R. D. Burman
Cinematography Munir Khan
Edited by Babu Lavande
Gurudutt Shirali
Distributed by Nasir Hussain Films
United Producers
Release dates
November 2, 1973 (India)
Running time
168 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Yaadon Ki Baaraat (English: Procession of Memories) is a 1973 Indian action drama film directed by Nasir Hussain. It starred Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Ajit Khan, Vijay Arora, Tariq Khan, and Neetu Singh. The film became a box office hit.[1] It is still remembered fondly for its soundtrack composed by music director R.D. Burman.

The track, "Chura Liya Hai" sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi, is particularly well-known. It was later remade in Tamil as Naalai Namadhe, in Telugu as Annadammula Anubandham and in Malayalam as Himam.[2]


The film uses the familiar Bollywood theme of siblings separated by fate. Gangland killers assassinate an honest man who defied them, killing his wife as well. The couple's three sons flee the massacre and lose contact with each other. They grow up in entirely different circumstances and are re-united only when one of the sons, sings the song that their mother taught them at their father's birthday at the hotel.

Shankar (Dharmendra), Vijay (Vijay Arora), and Ratan (Tariq Khan) are three brothers. On their father's birthday, their mother taught them a song titled Yaadon Ki Baaraat which they held dearly to their hearts. As fate may have it, one day, the boys' father witnessed a robbery by Shakaal and his henchmen. To protect their identity, Shakaal decided to kill the boys' father before he could go to the police. So one night, he and his men storm into the boys' father's room and kill both their mother and father. Shankar and Vijay witness the act and flee. They make their way to a passing train, where Shankar is separated from Vijay.

Several years pass by and the boys have grown up. Shankar is haunted by the memory of his parents' murder and is now joined by his friend Usman on a crime spree around the city. Vijay was adopted by the groundskeeper to a wealthy man, and he falls in love with the rich man's daughter Sunita (Zeenat Aman), and Ratan, was raised by the boys' maid, and changed his name to Monto. With his new identity, Monto started a band and does gigs at hotels for a living and is also in love with a co-singer (Neetu Singh).

The brothers meet several times, yet do not recognize each other. However, when they finally do, they cannot contact each other. Shankar gets caught by his boss, who is the real murderer of his parents. As the movie progresses, Shankar finds out the truth and leaves Shakal to die, while his foot gets caught in the changing lines of railway tracks. Shaakal is killed by the coming train and the brothers unite.



Yaadon Ki Baaraat
Soundtrack album by Rahul Dev Burman
Released 1973
Genre Film soundtrack
Label HMV

The music and soundtrack of the film was by R. D. Burman, with lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The opening lines of the hit song, Chura Liya Hai Tumne have slight resemblances to the English song, If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium from the soundtrack of the 1969 film of the same name.[3] Apart from the title song, the other best remembered numbers are "Lekar Hum Deewana Dil" and "Meri Soni Meri Tamanna".[4][5]

Track listing
Song Singer(s)
"Yaadon Ki Baaraat Nikli Hai" Lata Mangeshkar, Padmini Kolhapure & Sushma Shrestha
"Yaadon Ki Baarat Nikli Hai" Mohammad Rafi & Kishore Kumar
"Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko" Mohammad Rafi & Asha Bhosle
"Lekar Hum Deewana Dil" Asha Bhosle & Kishore Kumar
"Aap Ke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hain" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle & R.D. Burman
"Meri Soni Meri" Tammana" Asha Bhosle & Kishore Kumar


21st Filmfare Awards


  1. "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  2. "Life & Style / Metroplus : Where has all the magic gone?". Retrieved 2012-11-03.. The Hindu (2012-07-20). Retrieved on 2012-11-03.
  3. "RD Burman and the X factor". THe Hindu. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  4. Rachel Dwyer, British Film Institute One hundred Bollywood films 1844570983 - 2005 - Page 247 "Apart from the title song, the other best remembered numbers are 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil', again partly for the picturisation on the pin-up girl, Neetu Singh, and Asha and Kishore Kumar's duet, 'Meri Soni Meri Tamanna'. "
  5. Ganesh Anantharaman Bollywood Melodies: A History of the Hindi Film Song 0143063405 2008 Page 109 "With 150 films behind him, Majrooh could still write something as youthful as 'Raat Kali Ek Khwab Mein Aayi' (Kishore, Buddha Mil Gaya), 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' (Kishore—Asha, Yaadon Ki Baaraat) and 'Yeh Ladka Haaye Allah Kaisa Hain Deewana' (Hum Kisise Kum Naheen)"
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