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Dekho jee raat ko zulam ho gayaa

Posted on: September 23, 2016

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There was a time when we used to discuss songs on the occasion of anni9versaries of artists. That practice is no longer as common now a days as used to be the case. Things are slow in the blog at the moment, but one should not be surprised if we soon pick up pace once again. At this juncture my time is being taken up in other matters. Not that I have not spent time on the blog. I have spent good amount of time in background work, and the results of that may have escaped the attention of most. Some of the result of my work is available on the blog for those who may have noticed it (like for instance Sudhir Ji and Mr Sadanand Kamath, for instance). Then there are other background work whose results are not reflected yet in the blog, but they are there with me and they will enable me to go about futute posying of songs in a more systematic and streamlined manner.

Coming to today (23 september 2016), today is the 81st birth anniversary of Prem Chopra (23 september 1935). There were different kinds of Villain’s in Hindi movies during its golden era. He did not deal in smuggling (that was Ajit’s forte), dacoity (that was Premnath), moneylending (Kanhaiyalal and Jeewan) etc. Prem Chopra was a suave looking (though this suaveness would be just skin deep), lecherous (his lechery more than skin deep) villain. His prime target in the movie would often be no less than the leading lady of the movie! That way he was a rich man’s Ranjeet. 🙂

Prem Chopra is well known for several dialogues that have become immortal. Here is one:

Heroine- Bhagwan ke liye mujhe chhod do…..

Prem Chopra-Itni achi cheez bhagwan ke liye chhod doon. Kabhi nahin!


Prem Chopra was married to Premnath’s sister Uma. seeing that another sister of Premnath was married to Raj Kapoor, and then Raj Kapoor’s khandan itself married into many other filmy khandaans, it can be said that Prem Chopra is related to many other filmy personalities though marriage alliances. He will turn out to be related to even Amitabh Bachchan, Kishore Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty etc if one gets deep into such matters. 🙂

There were occasions when songs were picturised on Prem Chopra. A few such songs have been discussed in the blog in the past.

On the occasion of Prem Chopra’s 81st birth anniversary, here is a song from ‘Beimaan”(1972). This is a seduction cum drunkard song which is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Verma Malik is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The picturisation shows a lady (whom I am unable to identify) lip syncing this song for the benefit of Prem Chopra and another gentleman whom I am unable to identify.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors in the picturisation whom I have not been able to identify.
PS-Now I know that the lip syncing lady is Snehlata and the older gentleman is Raj Mehra.



Song-Dekho jee raat ko zulam ho gaya (Beimaan)(1972) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Shankar Jaikishan


dekho ji raat ko zulam ho gaya
ungli dabaa ke
choodi khanka ke
mujhko jagaa ke jaani khud so gaya aa
khud so gaya
dekho ji raat ko zulam ho gaya
ungli dabaa ke haaye choodi khanka ke
mujhko jagaa ke jaani khud so gaya aa
khud so gaya
dekho ji raat ko zulam ho gaya

zulfon ko chheda
aanchal udaaya
baanhon ko chhua
mujhko sataaya
deke bharose ae
deke dilaase
dard uthha ke aag laga ke
aankhen milaa ke ye sitam ho gaya
haaye haaye
ungali dabake haye khankaa ke
mujhko jagaa ke jaani khud so gaya aa
khud so gaya
dekho ji raat ko zulam ho gaya

meri hai galti
meri naadaani
samjhi naa teri
main beimaani
aisa naa dekha
chor anokha
pyaar ka waada
waade mein dhokha
poochhe bina hi mera dil le gaya
re re
ungli dabaa ke choodi khankaa ke
mujhko jagaa ke jaani khud so gaya aa
khud so gaya
dekho ji raat ko zulam ho gaya

meri adaayen
hain mastaani
mujhko to chaahe
duniya deewaani
dekha jo usko
huyi hairaani
buddhe pe dekho
aa gayi jawaani
buddhe ko tauba tauba
ye kya ho gaya
are are
ungli dabaa ke choodi khankaa ke
mujhko jagaa ke jaani khud so gaya aa
khud so gaya

9 Responses to "Dekho jee raat ko zulam ho gayaa"

@ Atul ji – Thanks for this post and remembering Prem Chopra on his birth anniversary.
Kindly correct the date as 23rd September in Para 2 ( coming to today …)
T h a n k s …!!!


Gentleman is Raj Mehra & the dancing lady is Snehlata, who later became a super star of Gujarati Cinema!


the girl dancing is named Snehlata and the man standing is Raj Mehra


Time flies! Thanks for a superb article.


Atul, the dancer lip syncing the song is Snehalata. Nayan Yagnik is right. She was also in Khamoshi as Rajesh Khanna’s girlfriend.




And the gentleman is Raj Mehra.


hullo Atulji
thank you so very much for remembering Prem Chopra’s birthday.
as you said it is days since we celebrated birthdays
let us restart it


Snehlata is one of the wives of Producer Sohanlal Kanwar who produced movies like Sanyasi,Papi Pet ka sawal hai,Duniyadari,
Do jhooth,Dhanwan(1981),
Awara baap,Atmaram,Pehchan,Seema(1971).His production house name is Film nagar. Am I right ??

Snehlata can be seen in above insaf ka mandir video alongwith Sanjeev kumar,
She also acted in waheeda rehman`s khamoshi,Shammi Kapoor`s tumse achha kaun hai,Moushumi chatterjee`s Natak,


This is the first time I am hearing of this linkage. Is a citation or reference available? Googling “Snehlata” has bare minimum information except for her popularity as a Gujarati movie actress (apart for her foray into Hindi movies) which I knew already. I must check with Sohanlal’s former Priduction Manager (who now lives in upstate New York) regarding this matrimonial alliance.


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