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10 songs with ‘Kasam’ or ‘Vaada’ on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, many couples make promises to each other. To go with their mood, we compiled 10 songs with the words ‘vaada’ or ‘kasam’ in their main lines.

These are randomly chosen songs listed in chronological order. And they involve the feeling of romance – not emotions questioning ‘kasme vaade pyaar wafa’ or asking ‘kya hua tera vaada’. We round off in the early 1980s.

1 Jo Vaada Kiya – Taj Mahal (1963)

Sahir Ludhianvi wrote this evergreen classic that began, “Jo vaada kiya woh nibhaana padega, roke zamaana chaahe roke khudayi tumko aana padega”. Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar sang for Pradeep Kumar and Bina Rai, with Roshan composing the tune.

2 Tum Agar Saath – Hamraaz (1967)

Mahendra Kapoor sang Sahir’s lines that began, “Tum agar saath dene ka vaada karo, main yun hi mast nagme lutaata rahoon, tum mujhe dekhkar muskuraati raho, main tumhe dekhkar geet gaata rahoon”. Music was by Ravi, who made good use of the santoor. The song was filmed on Sunil Dutt and Vimi.

3 Hey Maine Kasam Lee – Tere Mere Sapne (1971)

Neeraj penned this breezy duet sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata. The opening lines were, “Hey maine kasam lee, lee, nahin honge judaa hum”. Music was by S.D. Burman. The song featured Dev Anand and Mumtaz on a bicycle in an open field.

4 Vaada Karo Nahin – Aa Gale Lag Ja (1973)

This was another romantic song written by Sahir, and sung by Kishore and Lata. Music was by R.D. Burman, and Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore appeared on screen. The words were “Vaada karo nahin chhodoge mera saath, jahaan tum ho, vahaan main bhi hoon”.

5 Karwate Badalte Rahe – Aap Ki Kasam (1974)

R.D. Burman composed this Kishore-Lata duet filmed on superstar Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz in snow-capped terrain. Anand Bakshi wrote, “Karvatein badalte rahe hain saari raat hum, aap ki kasam, aap ki kasam: Gham na karo din judaai ke bahut hai kam, aap ki kasam, aap ki kasam”.

6 Vaada Karle Saajna – Haath Ki Safai (1974)

This was a huge radio hit when released. Kalyanji-Anandji gave the music, and Rafi and Lata sang for Vinod Khanna and Simi Grewal. Gulshan Bawra wrote the lines, “Vaada karle saajna, tere bin main na rahoon, mere bin tu na rahe, hoke judaa, yeh vaada raha, na honge judaa, yeh vaada raha”.

7 Kasme Vaade Nibhaayenge Hum – Kasme Vaade (1978)

Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee teamed up in this love song penned by Bawra. After a long instrumental introduction, Kishore and Lata sang. The words were, “Kasme vaade nibhaayenge hum, milte rahenge janam janam”. R.D. Burman composed the tune.

8 Kaisa Tera Pyaar – Love Story (1981)

The words ‘Teri kasam, teri kasam’ appeared at the end of the mukhda. This song, featuring Kumar Gaurav and Vijeta Pandit, was sung by Amit Kumar and Lata. R.D Burman composed the music, and Bakshi began with the lines, “Kaisa tera pyaar, kaisa gussa hai tera, tauba sanam, tauba sanam”.


9 Tu Tu Hai Wohi (Yeh Vaada Raha) – Yeh Vaada Raha (1982)

Once again, the catchphrase (‘Yeh vaada raha’) appeared at the end of the mukhda. Bawra wrote the song which began, “Tu tu hai wohi, dil ne jisse apna kaha”. R.D. Burman’s tune was sung by Kishore and Asha Bhosle, with Rishi Kapoor and Poonam Dhillon on screen.


10 Kitne Bhi Tu Karle Sitam – Sanam Teri Kasam (1982)

The male version was sung by Kishore. It was shot in a bus journey with Kamal Haasan and Reena Roy. R.D. Burman composed the tune, and Bawra wrote, “Kitne bhi tu karle sitam, has has ke sahenge hum, yeh pyaar na hoga kam, sanam teri kasam”. The female version was sung by Asha.

One may point out that this list is tilted towards R.D. Burman, with six songs. That was just a coincidence.

Narendra Kusnur
Narendra Kusnur is one of India’s best known music journalists. Born with a musical spoon, so to speak, Naren, who dubs himself Kaansen, is a late bloomer in music criticism. He was (is!) an aficionado first, and then strayed into writing on music. But in the last two decades, he has made up for most of what he didn’t do earlier.

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