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Rampur ka waasi hoon main Laxman mera naam

Posted on: November 13, 2008


Bollywood movies of the past were often well structured. there was a hero and he used to sing a song in case he needed to tell something important. There would be a song to convey his love, one song to convey his sadness, one holi song, one rakhi song, one disguise song etc.

All that is all right, but how would the public get to know about the hero ? Members in an internet forum introduce themselves when they first join. What about the hero introducing himself to the audience in the beginning of the movie? Yes, even that was thought of by movie makers. In movies, there used to be “introduction” songs as well. “Main hoon Don” from “Don” is one well known example of an “introduction” song.

“Rampur ka Laxman” was a movie released in early 1970s, and it had a wonderful introduction song in it sung by Kishore Kumar. This song lays down the scope of activities of the hero that he proposes to carry out in the said movie. What he would do, what he would not. What does he stand for, what are his opinions on various world affairs, every thing is clearly laid out in this song for all to take note. This introduction fully complies with ISO 9001-2000 documentation requirements, that too in 1972 itself !

Picturisation takes you back more than three decades. Look at the gawky looking Rekha, and watch the stylish villain Shatrughan Sinha drawing smoke rings while smoking. Do you think Shatrughan Sinha is copying Rajneekanth ? Rajnikant did not appear on the scene for another 5-6 years, and those were the days of Shatrughan Sinha mannerisms. Too bad that Shatrughan Sinha, instead of building up on them, decided to turn hero. Rajnikant, who was clearly influenced by Shatrughan Sinha mannerisms, built upon them to become a legend of Tamil movies.

The hero of “Rampur ka Laxman” who sings this introduction song in the movie, is Randhir Kapoor. Despite getting so many opportunities on a platter, he failed to become anything more than a flop actor. This movie, though, was one of his rare successful movies.

And as far as I am concerned, when I recall this movie, I recall this lovely song. So here is this song, which stood 15th in the Binaca geetmala final of 1972.

PS- I used to read a lot in those days that Rekha needed to watch her career else she would go the way of Faryal. I wondered who was Faryal. Now I seem to have got my answer by Sherlock Holmes like logical deductions. 😉 The skimpily clad cabaret dancer in this song has to be Fariyal. She tended to play the roles of cabaret dancers with names like Julie(Jewel Thief),Ruby (Sachcha Jhootha),Dolly (Nafrat), Lolita (Manoranjan) etc. So it is proved that this female dancer in the song has to be Fariyal, since it cannot be Padma Khanna, who was also in the movie and no other names credited in the cast fit the bill. Phew, what logical deductions I am capable of. 😉


Song- Rampur ka waasi hoon main Laxman mera naam (Rampur Ka Laxman) ( 1972)  Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics- Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD- R D Burman

Lyrics

Raampur kaa waasi hoon main Laxman meraa naam
seedhi-saadi boli meri seedhaa-saadaa kaam
o par hoon bada albelaa
ho sau ke baraabar akelaa
ho Raampur kaa waasi hoon main Laxman meraa naam
seedhi-saadi boli meri seedhaa-saadaa kaam

ruknaa-jhuknaa main kyaa jaanoon ai bhaai
ho yaar ki yaari mujhko yahaan talaq laai
are khel tamaashaa mujhko mat samjho pyaaron
ho abhi to pardaa uthne mein der hai yaaron
tum dekhoge ho tum dekhoge us roz mujhe
main apni jaan pe jis din khelaa
Raampur kaa waasi hoon main Laxman meraa naam
seedhi-saadi boli meri seedhaa-saadaa kaam

pyaar-mohabbat mein waise to dheelaa hoon
ho lekin dil kaa main bhi badaa rangeelaa hoon
are aankhon-aankhon hi mein jin pe laharaaun
ho un honthon ki laali utaar le jaaun
kar doon paagal hai kar doon paagal
ho chhahe gaanv ki gori yaa koi shahri lailaa
Raampur kaa waasi hoon main Laxman meraa naam
seedhi-saadi boli meri seedhaa-saadaa kaam

suit pahan ke tum dekho naqli sapnaa
ho meri dhoti-kurte pe sochkar hansnaa
are khaddar ki chhaayaa mein Bhaarat jaagaa hai
ho is laathi se angrez dar ke bhaagaa hai
ye angrezi ye angrezi fashion-waishan kyaa jaanun
main hoon Bhaarat kaa chhailaa
Raampur ka are Raamapur kaa waasi hoon main Laxman meraa naam
seedhi-saadi boli meri seedhaa-saadaa kaam

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4 Responses to "Rampur ka waasi hoon main Laxman mera naam"

Classic into by Atul…Just too good. LMAO.
“This song lays down the scope of activities of the hero that he proposes to carry out in the said movie. What he would do, what he would not. What does he stand for, what are his opinions on various world affairs, every thing is clearly laid out in this song for all to take note. This introduction fully complies with ISO 9001-2000 documentation requirements, that too in 1972 itself ! ”

Am listening to this song after such a long time !!!
Vintage Kishore, this is.
So fresh.
And the dancer is indeed Faryal. 🙂

Thanks for confirming that it is indeed Fariyal. This proves the merit of logical deductions !

I’m about to watch this film (I’m on a Manmohan Desai kick again).

Maybe SS is blowing smoke rings in imitation of Pran. He is the best smoke ring producer of all time 🙂

This song is just too good. And I think that this movie is almost far too logical by Manmohan Desai standards. Even I would enjoy watching this movie without tearing my hairs in frustration.

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