Teri Meri

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"Teri Meri"
Teri Meri (Bodyguard song).jpg
Screenshot of the song's video featuring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Song by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal
from the album Bodyguard
GenreFilm soundtrack
Songwriter(s)Himesh Reshammiya (music)
Shabbir Ahmed (lyrics)

"Teri Meri" (English: Yours and Mine) is a Hindi song from the Hindi film Bodyguard, starring Salman Khan[1] and Kareena Kapoor.[2] The song was sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal.[3] The song was composed by Himesh Reshammiya, while its lyrics were penned by Shabbir Ahmed. The song along with the other tracks was released on 27 July 2011.


The melody of the song Teri Meri is copied from the very old carols representing spiritual singing of Orthodox Romanian Church tradition, usually sung on Christmas Celebrations by many Orthodox Christians (which can be Romanian celebrities, such as Cleopatra Stratan in 2009[4] or Paula Seling in 2009 [5]/ priests in 2008 [6]/ or sung by normal people) to express their joy for Christ`s birth. Carols preserves some of the oldest Romanian poetic achievements being inspired from Holy Scripture and Holy Tradition, occupying an important place in the creation of Romanian people.[7]

The translation of the original Romanian spiritual song "La Vifleem Colo-n Jos" lyrics should be emphasized and compared with the Indian version, since for Christians Orthodox may represent a blasphemy the fact the copyrights of the melody were taken and changed the lyrics of something which it is not owned.

Lyrics of the original Romanian carol: "Down there at Bethlehem The sky burns brightly The most pure one gives birth today to Christ She gives birth in the stall of the oxen To everyone’s Emperor The most pure one, sits and cries slowly She neither has swaddling clothes to wrap Nor clothes-to-wear for the baby of Emperor Do not cry, my mother! Do not cry, my mother! Swaddling clothes we will give you, Virgin, to wrap the holy baby At Bethlehem down there."

Composition and picturization[edit]

"Teri Meri" is a sad romantic song sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal. The song is high on Sufi touch, while it scores on vocals.[8][9] The song is also available in remix and reprise version.[10]

The song is a romantic number from the film Bodyguard. "Teri Meri" was picturised on Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. It was choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant. The song's music is a remake of the background music in the film House of Flying Dragons.[citation needed]


Ruchika Kher of the Indo-Asian News Service reviewed the song as moderately paced and a quite average song.[8]

The Times of India placed Teri Meri among the top 10 songs of 2011.[11] The song was non-mover for 19 weeks at No. 1 on The Official Asian Download Chart show on BBC Asian Network, hosted by Bobby Friction. It went on to being one of the few songs to have been in the chart for over an astonishing 30 weeks.[12] The song had also won awards for Shreya Ghoshal at the 13th IIFA Awards, BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2011[13] and the 2012 Apsara Awards for Best Female Playback Singer.


Year Award Nominee Category Result
2012 Filmfare Awards Shreya Ghoshal Best Female Playback Singer Nominated[14]
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Best Male Playback Singer Nominated[14]
2012 IIFA Awards Shreya Ghoshal Best Playback Singer Female Won[15]
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Best Playback Singer Male Nominated[15]
Shabbir Ahmed Best Lyricist Nominated[15]
2012 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Shreya Ghoshal Best Playback Singer (Female) Won[16]
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Best Playback Singer (Male) Nominated[16]
Shabbir Ahmed Best Lyrics Nominated[16]
2012 18th Lions Gold Awards Shabbir Ahmed Favourite Lyricist Won[17]
2011 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Shreya Ghoshal Best Female Playback Singer Won[18]
2011 Mirchi Music Awards Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Male Vocalist of The Year Nominated[19]
Himesh Reshammiya Music Composer of The Year
Shabbir Ahmed & Neelesh Misra Lyricist of The Year


  1. ^ "Hat-trick for Salman as Bodyguard grosses Rs20cr on Day 1 – Times Of India". The Times of India. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
  2. ^ "Kareena honours star bodyguards". Ndtv.com. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
  3. ^ "Teri Meri Song Lyrics & Video – Bodyguard". Top10bollywood.com. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUlD_uwu_P0
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irCQSTPbf9w
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E8MGCZmY8w
  7. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colind%C4%83
  8. ^ a b Kher, Ruchika (2011-07-31). "Average score by Reshammia in 'Bodyguard'". Sify. Indo-Asian News Service. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  9. ^ Devesh Sharma (2011-08-08). "Bodyguard: Music Review". Filmfare. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  10. ^ Verma, Sukanya (2011-07-29). "Bodyguard's Music Review". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  11. ^ "Top 10 songs of the year 2011". The Times of India. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  12. ^ "10 DECEMBER 2011". 10 December 2011. BBC Asian Network. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  13. ^ "Bodyguard, Ra.One, Rockstar top BIG Star Entertainment Awards nomination". 14 December 2011. Oneindia.in. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  14. ^ a b "57th Idea Filmfare Awards Nominations". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  15. ^ a b c "IIFA Awards Nominations". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  16. ^ a b c "Nominees of Apsara Awards 2012". Bollywood Trade. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  17. ^ "SRK, Priyanka favourite actors at Lions Awards - Movies News - Bollywood - ibnlive". Ibnlive.in.com. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-12.
  18. ^ "Winners of Big Star Entertainment Awards 2012". Indicine. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  19. ^ "Nominations - Mirchi Music Award Hindi 2011". 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2018.

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