Saaz (film)

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Directed by Sai Paranjpye
Produced by Amit Khanna
Starring Shabana Azmi
Aruna Irani
Zakir Hussain
Music by Yashwant Deo
Bhupen Hazarika
Zakir Hussain
Raj Kamal
Cinematography G.S. Bhaskar
Distributed by Plus Films
Release date
  • 1998 (1998)
Running time
148 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Saaz is a Hindi movie produced and directed by Sai Paranjpye and released in 1998, starring Aruna Irani and Shabana Azmi in lead roles. The plot is allegedly based on the life of legendary singing sisters of Bollywood, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.[1] In an interview after the release of the film Asha said, "Its not true at all. To have two women in long plaits, take a couple of incidents and exaggerate them into a 3-hour film is such a waste of time." [2]


Mansi, the elder sister, has to take up professional singing after her father's death and to support the family. The film focuses mainly on the female characters and traces how the younger sibling Bansi regains her identity.


Music Tracks[edit]

The film has ten songs. The music score is provided by Zakir Hussain, Bhupen Hazarika, Raj Kamal and Yashwant Dev. Javed Akhtar won National Film Award for Best Lyrics.

  • Aaj Hum Roshan Karenge - Sung By Devaki Pandit
  • Baadal Chaandi Barsaaye - Sung by Devaki Pandit, Jyotsna Hardikar (Bhupen Hazarika)
  • Baadal Ghumad Badh Aaye - Sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy & Suresh Wadkar
  • Jai Veera - Sung by Suresh Wadkar
  • Kya Tumne Hai keh diya - Sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy (Zakir Hussain)
  • Nindiya Hai Sapna Hai - Sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy
  • Phir Bhor Bhayee - Sung By Devaki Pandit (Zakir Hussain)
  • Raat Dhalne Lagi - Sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy
  • Rama Bhaj Rama Bhaj - Sung By Devaki Pandit
  • Sunne Wale Sun - Sung by Suresh Wadkar, Shraddha Pandit, Shweta Pandit


  1. ^ Masih, Archana (14 May 1997). "Women of Substance". Rediff. 
  2. ^ Chhibber, Kavita. "Kavita Chhibber's interview with Asha Bhosle". Archived from the original on 27 December 2005. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 

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