Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga

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Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga
Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga poster.jpg
Directed byAnshul Sharma
Produced byAshok Pandey
Written byRupesh Thapliyal
Vijay Manral
StarringSanjay Mishra
Pragati Pandey
Zakir Hussain
Vishwa Mohan Badola
Music byManish J. Tipu
CinematographyFasahat Khan
Edited byDevendra Murdeshwar
Distributed byDAR Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 8 March 2013 (2013-03-08)
Running time
1hr 44minutes[1]
Budget5 Crore
Box office 61 Lakhs

Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga is a 2013 Bollywood satire film directed by Anshul Sharma starring Sanjay Mishra and Pragati Pandey. Written by Rupesh Thapliyal and Vijay Manral, Lyrics by Naveen Tyagi the film also has Ranjan Chhabra, Disha, Vishwa Mohan Badola, Pramod Pathak, Zakir Hussain and Sitaram Panchal.[2] Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga..., produced by Ashok Pandey under the banner of Revel Films, is a satire on the rising prices in the country.[3]



Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga
Soundtrack album by Manish J Tipu
Released13 February 2013 (2013-February-13)[4]
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The soundtrack of Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga consists of 6 songs composed by Manish J. Tipu the lyrics of which were written by Naveen Tyagi.[5]

1."Lag Gai"Tochi Raina, Shriram Iyer & Manish J Tipu03:32
2."Bolo Na"Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal03:42
3."Auon De"Mika Singh03:47
4."Kismat Ki Bell Baji"Amit Kumar 
5."Lag Gai" (Remix)Tochi Raina, Shriram Iyer, Manish J Tipu & DJ Suketu04:53
6."Auon De" (Remix)Mika Singh & DJ Suketu03:41
Total length:23:07

Critical reception[edit]

The Times of India gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5 saying that, "Saare Jahaan Se Mehenga has a brilliant concept, earnest performances and clean humour. The film however falls short of evolving beyond the basic idea, which curtails the impact it should ideally make."[6] Vinayak Chakravorty of India Today gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5 saying that, "At the core of debutant director Anshul Sharma's film is a whacky idea. The idea, though, gets lost in interpretation. The film is an honest intention gone astray."[7] Sudhish Kamath of The Hindu reviewed the film saying that Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga is "A sincere film straight from the heart that takes too long to get going."[8] Ananya Bhattacharya of Zee News gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5 saying that, "In all, ‘Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga’ leaves you with the question, ‘Why?’... Why, for example, did the makers decide to make such a film when we are so troubled by inflation already?"[9] Nandini Ramnath of Live Mint reviewed the film saying that, "The simplistic and limited premise is better suited to an hour-long television series episode than a full-length feature. Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga feels stretched even at a relatively short running length of an hour and 48 minutes."[10]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film a rating of 2.5 out of 5 and said that, "On the whole, SAARE JAHAAN SE MEHNGA… is topical, relevant and relatable, with some endearing moments. It may be lacking in face-value, but you can’t deny that it’s an honest effort!"[11] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave the film a rating of 2.5 out of 5 saying that, "The film has been written zippily by people who know this world. It looks and feels authentic, minus exaggeration. And the actors look as if they belong."[12] Rajeev Masand of News18 gave the film a rating of 2.5 out of 5 and said that the film "is a well-intentioned satire constructed around a promising premise. But the film’s writers fail to build on their clever central idea, and ultimately deliver an undercooked script that lacks the consistent wit of 2010’s Phas Gaye Re Obama."[13]

Box Office[edit]

Saare Jahaan Se Mehnanga Collected 61Lakhs .Made on a budget of 5 crore Could not Cover its budget . It was considered as an disaster by Box Office India


  1. ^ "Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama.
  2. ^ "The budget does little for the common man: Sanjay Mishra". Times of India. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Sanjai Mishra prefers Dhulia's film over his own". Sify. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes.
  5. ^ "Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga - Manish J Tipu". Saavn.
  6. ^ "Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga Movie Review". The Times of India.2/5 stars
  7. ^ "Movie review: Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga". India Today.2/5 stars
  8. ^ "Saare Jahaan Se Mehenga: Ration some money for this". The Hindu.
  9. ^ "'Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga' review: Leaves you with the question 'Why?'". Zee News.1.5/5 stars
  10. ^ "Film Review - Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga". Live Mint.
  11. ^ "Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga Review by Taran Adarsh". Bollywood Hungama.2.5/5 stars
  12. ^ "Movie Review Saare Jahaan Se Mehenga:It looks and feels authentic, minus exaggeration". The Indian Express.2.5/5 stars
  13. ^ "Meet the hoarders!". Rajeev Masand.2.5/5 stars

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