Satte Pe Satta

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Satte Pe Satta
सत्ते पे सत्ता
Satte Pe Satta poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Raj N. Sippy
Produced by Romu N. Sippy
Written by Satish Bhatnagar
Kader Khan
Jyoti Swaroop
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Hema Malini
Ranjeeta Kaur
Amjad Khan
Shakti Kapoor
Kanwaljeet Singh
Shobhini Singh
Narrated by Kader Khan
Music by R.D. Burman
Gulshan Bawra (lyrics)
Cinematography Anwar Siraj
Distributed by Eagle Home Entertainment
Release date
January 22, 1982
Running time
166 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Satte Pe Satta (Hindi: सत्ते पे सत्ता, tr. Seven on Seven) is a 1982 Hindi action comedy film. It featured Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan, Ranjeeta Kaur, Sachin, Shakti Kapoor, Paintal, Sudhir, Inderjeet, Sarika, Kanwaljit Singh, Prema Narayan, Mac Mohan and Kalpana Iyer amongst others. The film is an adaptation of the American musical film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.[1]


Satte Pe Satta is the story of seven brothers living on a large farmhouse. The first half of the movie shows the life of the brothers who grew up under the leadership of their oldest brother Ravi (Amitabh Bachchan). Being orphans and uneducated, all seven brothers are unsophisticated bumpkins and lack social etiquette and hygiene. They live on a small farm among animals. A sequence of events leads Ravi to fall in love with a nurse named Indu (Hema Malini). Indu despises unruliness and chaos. Therefore, Ravi tricks her into believing that he has only 1 younger brother, Shani and thus Indu eventually marries him only to realize he has five more brothers, all uneducated and uncouth. Ravi's six brothers learn to adjust with new woman in their lives as she does with them, trying to civilize them. Soon enough, they all fall in love with a group of six women, friends with an heiress (and the feeling is mutual). Shortly things take a turn when Babu, Ravi's lookalike, is hired by the heiress's guardian, Ranjit Singh, to kill her for possession of her ancestral property.


Actor/Actress Character/Role
Amitabh Bachchan Ravi Anand / Babu
Hema Malini Indu R. Anand
Sudhir Som Anand
Shakti Kapoor Mangal Anand
Paintal Budh Anand
Kanwaljit Singh Guru Anand
Vikram (Vicky) Sahu Shukra Anand
Sachin Sunny Anand
Ranjeeta Kaur Seema Singh
Vijayendra Ghatge Shekhar (Ravi's Friend)
Sarika Sheela (Shekhar's Wife)
Goga Kapoor Rowdy in bar
Amjad Khan Ranjit Singh
Mac Mohan Ranjit's Henchman
Kalpana Iyer Ranjit's Mistress
Prema Narayan Mangal's Girlfriend
Madhu Malhotra Budh's Girlfriend
Asha Sachdev Guru's Girlfriend
Aradhana Shom's Girlfriend
Rajni Sharma Shani's Girlfriend
Manmauji Hospital Watchman
Kader Khan Narrator


The lyrics were written by Gulshan Bawra and music was composed by Rahul Dev Burman. "Zindagi Milke Bitayenge" is based on "The Longest Day March" from The Longest Day (1962).[2]

Song Title Singers
"Dilbar Mere"

Kishore Kumar, Annette Pinto

"Dukki Pe Dukki Ho" Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar & Rahul Dev Burman
"Jhuka Ke Sar Ko Puchho" Asha Bhonsle, Sapan Chakraborty & Anand
"Mausam Mastana" Asha Bhonsle, Dilraj Kaur, Annette Pinto, & Chorus
"Pariyon Ka Mela Hain" Kishore Kumar
"Pyar Hamen Kis Mod Pe" Kishore Kumar, Rahul Dev Burman, Sapan Chakraborty & Gulshan Bawra
"Zindagi Milke Bitayenge" Kishore Kumar
"Zindagi Milke Bitayenge" Kishore Kumar, Bhupinder Singh, Sapan Chakraborty & Rahul Dev Burman

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lawrence, Michael (2012). "India". In Creekmur, Corey K; Mokdad, Linda Y. The International Film Musical. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748634767. 
  2. ^ Agarwal, Anurag K. (2016). IIMA - Business And Intellectual Property: Protect Your Ideas. Random House India. The song 'Zindagi milke bitayenge' in the movie Satte pe Satta, which was inspired from the 1954 movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was inspired by 'The Longest Day March' (1962). 

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