Tum Hi Ho

"Tum Hi Ho" (English: "You are the one") is a song from the Indian movie Aashiqui 2, sung by Arijit Singh and composed by Mithoon [1] 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.

"Tum Hi Ho"
Soundtrack by Arijit Singh
from the album Aashiqui 2
Released16 March 2013
Music video
"Tum Hi Ho" on YouTube


The audio song was released on 22 February 2013 and received critical reception from critics as well as became very popular among the audiences[2]. The video song was released on 22 February 2013.

Critical reception

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 have 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. A happy romantic number, it brings the story of a lover sharing his happiness with the world " while some critics call it a self centered narration of a lover's heart along with darkness.

Success and impact

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 crore 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 210 million views as in January 2019.[8] [9]

Other Versions

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

On December 2018, American Rapper T-Pain was accused for plagiarizing the composition alongside to his single called "That's Yo Money" but stated that the radical impact of the song are referring to Black Indians due to allerged of racial accusations. However the said Music Video have 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,"


The song was chosen to be remixed and reproduced by Sanjoy in October 2014. The Electronic Dance Music version by the artist remains the only official remix of the track.[12]



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  4. ^ "Aashiqui 2 – music review by Atta Khan". Planet Bollywood. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  5. ^ "Aashiqui 2 Movie Music Review | Aashiqui 2 Movie Full Video Songs". Koimoi.com. 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
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  8. ^ T-Series (4 April 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. December 18, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Garima Satija (December 18, 2018). "T-Pain Accused Of Plagiarising Aashiqui 2 Song Tum Hi Ho, Gets Trolled By 'Brown Twitter'". India Times. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  12. ^ T-Series. "Aashiqui 2 "Tum Hi Ho" Bollywood Dance Mix | Mithoon, Arijit Singh, Sanjoy". YouTube. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
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Bandhu (1), Sanskrit for friend connected with bandhan or ties which are the connections that, according to the Vedas link the outer and the inner worlds. Vedic texts speak, for example, of the 360 bones of the fetus that fuse into the 206 bones of the adult (after the 360 days of the year). Recently, the word has been used in a Song of a Bollywood Feature Film " Cocktail ", Where a Man Calls a girl(Tum hi ho Bandhu)he likes and Rates her as an Angel from the outer world Connected to him. It is used commonly in Hindi in the sense of "brother". Synonyms: "Hindi", it may mean bhai" as in "Twamecha Bandhu, sakha twameva", part of the Krishna stotra, where Lord Krishna is being referred to as "brother". In Urdu it takes the meaning of bhai.

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The show ended due to low ratings.

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