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Souten poster.jpg
Directed bySawan Kumar Tak
Produced bySawan Kumar Tak
StarringRajesh Khanna
Padmini Kolhapure
Tina Munim
Music byUsha Khanna
Sawan Kumar (lyrics)
Edited byDavid Dhawan
Release date
June 3, 1983

Souten (lit. Husband's other wife) is a 1983 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Sawan Kumar Tak, starring Rajesh Khanna, Padmini Kolhapure, Tina Munim, Prem Chopra and Pran. The film is a family drama. It was written by Kamleshwar, with music by Usha Khanna. The song "Shayad Meri Shaadi" became especially memorable. The film was remade in Kannada as Krishna Nee Begane Baro and in Telugu as Tene Manasulu.


Shyam is an ambitious man who meets Rukmini, the daughter of a millionaire, and falls in love with her. They get married despite opposition from Rukmini's family. While Shyam wants to become a father, Rukmini is not interested in becoming a mother yet. Consequently, their relationship sours and eventually ends. Radha, daughter of Shyam's employee, brings a ray of hope into Shyam's life. What happens next forms the climax of the story.



The music of this movie was composed by Usha Khanna(one of the two female music composer to have ever worked in Bollywood). The song "Zindagi Pyar ka Geet Hai" of this movie is a popular one.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Shayad Meri Shaadi" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Jab Apne Ho Jayen" Asha Bhosle
3 "Main Teri Chhoti Bahna Hoon" Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Meri Pahle Hi" Kishore Kumar, Anuradha Paudwal
5 "Sasu Tirath Sasura Tirath" Kishore Kumar
6 "Zindagi Pyar Ka Geet Hai" (I) Lata Mangeshkar
7 "Zindagi Pyar Ka Geet Hai" (II) Kishore Kumar

This film was a huge success of the year 1983. It was one of Rajesh Khanna's favourites.[1][2]



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