Tum Hi Ho

"Tum Hi Ho" (transl. You are the one) is an Indian Hindi-language song from the 2013 Indian movie Aashiqui 2, sung by Arijit Singh. Tum Hi Ho songs composed and written by Mithoon.[1][2] Picturised on Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, it was released by Bhushan Kumar under T-Series, it became popular remaining in the top 10 of Planet Bollywood for eight weeks and capturing the first spot on the Top 20 of MTV India for seven weeks.The track, ‘Tum hi ho’ is a romantic number featuring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.[citation needed]

"Tum Hi Ho"
Single by Arijit Singh
from the album Aashiqui 2
Released16 March 2013
GenreAcoustic music, Filmi, Indian pop
Producer(s)Bhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Mukesh Bhatt
Music video
"Tum Hi Ho" on YouTube

Background and releaseEdit

The song had already been recorded by Mithoon two years before its original release through Arijit's voice. The song became the most popular listener's choice song of the year 2013 and an ever-chanting love anthem for everyone. The audio song was released on 16 March 2013 and received critical reception from critics as well as became very popular among the audiences. The music video was released on 24 March 2013. Within 10 days of launch, the title track ‘Tum Hi Ho’ sung by Arijit singh from ‘Aashiqui 2’ has become a massive hit on YouTube. It has crossed over 1,852,947 likes within 10 days of its launch. The teaser of the song was launched on March 23 by T-series. A remake of the 1990 blockbuster, ‘Aashiqui’ starring Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal in original was directed by Mahesh Bhatt.

Critical receptionEdit

The song received acclaim from critics. Glamsham gave a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said, "It is indeed an exhilarating experience listening to the songs of Aashiqui 2 and in this age of mundane and average/repetitive musical fares that are being churned out, the audio of Aashiqui 2 is surely a treat for all music buffs. "Tum Hi Ho" and "Sunn Raha Hai" (both versions) are our favourites, but "Chahun Main Ya Naa" and "Piya Aaye Na" end up as a close second. A chartbusting musical experience indeed."[3] Planet Bollywood commented "The song has all the hallmarks of a Mithoon creation; it's soulful, extremely touching and of course it's dripping with melody. The piano, strings, and beats are very effective in creating an eerie romantic atmosphere for the singer to transform the song and Arijit Singh does that magnificently."[4] Koimoi commented, "Album opens with a heavy and deep voice of Arijit Singh crooning "Tum Hi Ho". Composer Mithoon has penned the lyrics for this passionate ballad which might remind one of the rest of the Bhatt music that has been heard in abundance in recent times, right from Raaz 3 to Jism 2. Arijit's voice does touch the listener's heart and lyrics support the passion as well."[5] IANS wrote, "The album opens with "Tum Hi Ho". Sung by Arijit Singh, it starts slowly but gradually picks up the pace. Melodious and rhythmic, it has meaningful lyrics[clarification needed]. A happy romantic number, it brings the story of a lover sharing his happiness with the world " while some critics call it a self-centred narration of a lover's heart along with a darkness.

Success and impactEdit

The song became a hit with approximately 5 million views on YouTube within 10 days of release, which helped in the marketing of the film.[6] Various versions of the song were uploaded by amateur singers, guitarists and DJs on social networking sites. Aashiqui 2 had less than 3 weeks for the promotion, unlike other Bollywood movies which indulge in months of promotion. However, it was Tum Hi Ho which became a rage and created instant buzz for the film in the market. The movie upon release, became a blockbuster, earning 132 crores in an unimaginable 11-week run worldwide and was termed as one of the best trending films of Indian Cinema. The song won Most Entertaining Song of the year at the Big Star Entertainment Awards 2013.[7] The music video on Youtube has garnered 281 million views as in March 2021.[8][9]

Other versionsEdit

The song was released in another duet version called "Meri Aashiqui" with Palak Muchhal.

In December 2018, American rapper T-Pain was accused of plagiarizing the composition on his single called "That's Yo Money". However the music video has been taken down.[10][11]

Composer Mithoon stated:

"Sir, the melody that you have used in your new song is my original work for a previously released Hindi film..The Label is looking into this."[citation needed]



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  2. ^ {{cite web|https://lyrics.digitalnetbook.com/tum-hi-ho-song-lyrics/%7Ctitle=Tum Hi Ho Song Lyrics|author=lyrics.digitalnetbook.com|date=23 April 2020
  3. ^ "Aashiqui 2: Music Review". Glamsham. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Aashiqui 2 – music review by Atta Khan". Planet Bollywood. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Aashiqui 2 Movie Music Review | Aashiqui 2 Movie Full Video Songs". Koimoi.com. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  6. ^ Sharma, Sarika (29 March 2013). "Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2 a hit on YouTube with over 1.5 mln views in 10 days". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Big Star Entertainment Awards Winner List". Pinkvilla. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  8. ^ T-Series (29 March 2013). ""Tum Hi Ho" Aashiqui 2 Full Song With Lyrics". YouTube. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  9. ^ https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/rapper-t-pain-accused-of-lifting-arijit-singhs-tum-hi-ho-melody-youtube-removes-video-1976527.html
  10. ^ "American rapper T-Pain copies Tum Hi Ho, gets racist. Twitter burns him. YouTube takes down video". India Today. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  11. ^ Garima Satija (18 December 2018). "T-Pain Accused Of Plagiarising Aashiqui 2 Song Tum Hi Ho, Gets Trolled By 'Brown Twitter'". India Times. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  12. ^ "'Aashiqui 2' is a switch from lust to love: Mahesh Bhatt". The Times of India. 18 April 2013. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  13. ^ Parande, Shweta (28 February 2014). "Mirchi Music Awards 2014 winners: Shahrukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar honoured; Aashiqui 2 wins 7 trophies". India.com. Retrieved 24 April 2018.

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