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Yehi Hai Zindagi - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

Very few movies have got the immense power to transform the viewer, teaching him an important lesson of life through its fictional drama. Such movies cannot be made intentionally, but they get made on their own with the help of an invisible creative-spiritual power which mysteriously guides the team in their making. And one of these Spiritual Classics is “Yehi Hai Zindagi” released in 1977, directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan.

Now why it is being called a Spiritual Classic? That’s because the movie features LORD KRISHNA in it, visiting its lead hero Sanjeev Kumar at regular intervals, granting him all he wishes for in his life, of the material world. Though at first, Sanjeev doesn’t realize that he is the GOD himself so he very casually treats him as a Theater Artist dressed in the attire of LORD KRISHNA. But even later on, when he unwillingly accepts the truth, he starts asking BIG things from THE LORD just to test him and KRISHNA goes on fulfilling his every single wish at an appropriate time.

However, the moment Sanjeev starts becoming rich from a poor laborer, his minds starts working, his EGO comes into action and from here onwards the film gets into the mould of A LIFE TEACHING LESSON. It’s a pure gem for its every sequence of the enlightening interaction between KRISHNA (played by Vikram Gokhale) and Sanjeev Kumar at the various phases of his life. These scenes have some exceptionally written dialogues which are so simple yet highly effective, capable of making the viewer think upon them seriously, relating with his own personal life. Particularly watch out for the conversations with the word “My Sin” which is simply outstanding, insightful work from both the writer and the director.
“Yehi Hai Zindagi” is an important venture, because it teaches you the meaning of EGO and Self Centered Personality in a very straight forward and entertaining way. The director uses many commendable light comical moments in the film which don’t let the movie go too preachy, philosophical or heavy. So as you are having fun seeing Sanjeev fighting with THE GOD as a child, at the same time you are also being taught some precious lessons of life quite effortlessly. It can easily be included among the career best performances of Sanjeev Kumar and also Vikram Gokhale, who is a real delight to watch, playing the role of LORD Krishna with a mysterious smile.
In fact one song in the movie, says it all in just one well beautifully written line, which goes,
 “Pyaar Ka Badla Mujhe Dekho Kaisa Mila, Pyaar Ke Badley……Mujhko Paisa Mila!”

Its really sad that our Hindi Film Industry forgets its own fine gems and doesn’t even care to re-store their original prints for the current generation. The film is available on Home video but it will not be easy to find it in the market due to various commercial reasons. But if you really want to give your family a good enlightening gift one fine weekend, then search it somehow and just make them all sit together and watch “Yehi Hai Zindagi” with love.
And I am sure after watching it every single person in your family will have a cheerful smile on his/her face and some great positive thoughts in the mind. So go for it at the earliest.
Directed By K. S. Sethumadhavan
Starring : Sanjeev Kumar, Vikram Gokhale, Utpal Dutt, Ramesh Deo, Lucky Ali, Neeta Mehta and more.
Music by Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Tags : Yehi Hai Zindagi (1977), Movies To See Before You Die - Drama, Must See Movies List By Bobby Sing at www.bobbytalkscinema.com, Sanjeev Kumar meets LORD KRISHNA, Vikram Gokhale as Krishna, Indian Spiritual Classics, Must See Life Teaching Hindi Films, My Sin Dialogue, One of the best performances of Sanjeev Kumar.
 
 
05 February 2012 / bobbysing /
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11 Responses to “Yehi Hai Zindagi (1977) (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama)”
vinay   
submitted on 22 August 2011
Indeed this is one of most remarkable movies in Hindi Cinema. I have seen it many times and always get carried away with its powerful current.

You penned down the right views, so very very correct ones. Thanks a lot for always being authentic and natural in your approach.

Regards
Vinay
Chris   
submitted on 29 August 2011

Actually around half of Sanjeev Kumar's movies of the 70' are gems, and they are sadly obscure. Surprised to see Lucky Ali in the film. I think it was Vikram Gokhale's best performance in a hindi film.

bobbysing
submitted on 09 September 2011

Yes Chris, it is indeed Vikram Gokhales' best performance and probably Lucky Ali's first film too.
Thanks for visiting and writing your valuable comment.
Cheers!
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amit joshi   
submitted on 30 August 2011

2 days before I saw it after your recommendation I bought the DVD from a store and I must say the movie is very much entertaining without being too preachy. Sadly I coudn't see the ending (last 10 minutes) due to scratchy DVD :(

I am surprised that I never saw this movie on any channel on television ever before.

One more thing it is hard to recoganise vikram ghokhle he was very young at that time.

bobbysing
submitted on 09 September 2011

Thanks Amit for watching it after my recommmendation and I am glad that you liked it too.
Cheers to that!

anuu   
submitted on 05 September 2011
very nice movie for me and all
bobbysing
submitted on 09 September 2011

Thanks Annu for your kind visit and comment.
Cheers!
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arjun   
submitted on 17 September 2011

I want to see this movie I do not from where to get dvd please suggest if somebody knows in delhi.

bobbysing
submitted on 20 September 2011

Hi Arjun,
Try the following link to get the VCD of the movie :
http://www.induna.com/1000007982-productdetails/

Cheers!
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zuber khan   
submitted on 24 August 2012

hi i heard they are making a movie with akshay which is something to do with GOD i hope they are not making sequel of this classic film.

bobbysing
submitted on 03 September 2012

Hi Zuber Khan,
The film is called "Oh My God" and its not a sequel as I dont thing any director would even dare to try its sequel.
Now though the film is said to be based on a play, but for me it seems to be a mixture of two films, Yehi Hai Zindagi and The Man Who Sued God. 
And both these movies are in my list of "Movies To See Before You Die' too.
Cheers!

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