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Gaao seo senorita jhoom ke geet pyaar ke

Posted on: November 12, 2016

This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today(12 november 2016) is the 70th birthday of Gopal Bedi.

Gopal who, you say?

No surprise if the name doesn’t ring a bell. But if I say “Ranjeet”, it will have instant recall.

For Ranjeet is one of the best-known actors in a negative role (usually referred to as “villains”) in the industry, especially for 1970s film-watchers.

There have been many illustrious villains in the industry. Each generation had its share, since a story would invariably involve good and bad. And somebody had to play the baddie.

In the 50s, that was often Pran or KN Singh. Or Jeevan. Or sometimes Kanhaiyalal, Rajan Haksar, Hiralal, BM Vyas or Sapru.

Later, we had Prem Chopra and Madan Puri. There was NA Ansari too (who sadly didn’t quite act in as many films as I’d have liked).

Then there were the role switches. Prem Nath and Ajit moved to negative roles from playing a hero. The other way round, we saw Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha, and early in his career even Feroze Khan, switch from positive roles to negative ones. Then there were the late 60s/early 70s lot – I call this the Rajesh Khanna generation – of Sujit Kumar, Ramesh Deo and Manmohan.

There were also a few films with Om Prakash, Tarun Bose, or even Deven Varma, in a negative role.

In the 70s, we saw a new superstar villain in Amjad Khan. And then, the likes of Kader Khan, Amrish Puri, Shakti Kapoor and Gulshan Grover.

Each one of them brought their own character and uniqueness to the role. Often, they’d have a “takiya kalaam” (mannerism) that would get popular and be identified with them. Pran was particularly famous for this.

And, in all this lot, there was Ranjeet.

Ranjeet’s career started in 1970 – and, I believe, he’s still active in films. Early on, he played a villain, now he plays character roles.

For me, though his career is now well into its 5th decade, he will always remain a 1970s (or early 80s) actor. That is a period when he was probably at his peak – and I was also growing up. So we sort of “grew up together”. 🙂

The 1970s villain scene was quite different from the one of the earlier decade. For one, Pran had become a “good man”. Madan Puri too moved more into character roles (“Dulhan Wohi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye” types). Prem Chopra, Premnath (occasionally) and Ajit were the big baddies of the time.

Ranjeet was a young baddie, compared to this lot. And his roles naturally reflected this. While Ajit would be the silver-haired, sophisticated smuggler boss, Ranjit would be his right-hand man, doing the running around and actual fistfights with the hero.

And yet, even when he wasn’t THE main villain of the film, Ranjeet had tremendous screen presence. Looks-wise, he usually had long hair (as was the fashion in the 70s), a colourful, multi-print shirt unbuttoned at the top – with a gold chain, or sometimes many, dangling round his neck. Maybe even smoking a cigarette. In other words, just the type of guy you’d see sometimes at the side of the road in those days – and walk quickly past, avoiding eye contact. Especially for a woman, since he often had a lustful look in his eyes too.

But this was exactly what the role usually needed. Like I said, every villain brought his own character to his role. And this was what Ranjeet brought to a film. When you saw him in a film, especially the way he would lust after women, you often hated his role – but that only goes to show how convincingly he played it.

Some of his films come to mind.

Reshma Aur Shera (1971), one of his earliest films, which I happened to see not so long ago.

Kashmakash (1973) which I also saw – and subtitled – a few years ago. A film in which the above physical description of mine, fits him to a T.

Aap Ki Kasam (1974), where, despite a very small role, he was unintentionally a big reason for the misunderstanding created in Rajesh Khanna’s mind.

Imtihan (1975), where, again in a somewhat small role, he helps Bindu in her evil designs on Vinod Khanna.

Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) where he again has a small role, but I still remember him in the movie.

Laawaris (1981), where he’s the object of Amitabh Bachchan’s mockery in the song “apni to jaise taise kat jaayegi, aapka kya hoga janaab-e-aali”.

Namak Halaal (1982), also a Prakash Mehra film like Laawaris, where he’s again the object of Amitabh Bachchan’s mockery, this time with lines like “aap andar se kuchh aur, baahar se kuchh aur nazar aate hain…bakhuda shakl se to chor nazar aate hain”.

Of course, there are many more films – I am limiting myself to just a handful. The point is more to illustrate that however small or big his role, Ranjeet had a screen presence that enhanced the watchability of a film immensely. And this, while he was often not the main villain.

As the 80s came along, and villains like Shakti Kapoor and Gulshan Grover came into prominence, Ranjeet’s typical roles began going to these actors. Ranjeet’s role also evolved then more to character roles, which he does to this day. I believe some of his more recent roles are even comedy roles – I haven’t seen them though.

Today on his birthday, we thank him for giving us so many memories. We wish him a very happy birthday and many more happy returns of the day.

Now, moving on to the song for today.

This is a simply wonderful song. One that I heard a few years ago for the first time when Greta (better known as memsaab for her blog) pointed it out to me. She is a huge Ranjeet fan and often raves about him. So she sent me this song – and I fell in love with it, the very first time I heard it.

And now, Avinashji sent me the lyrics of this song, requesting me to do a write-up on it for Ranjeet’s birthday! I am only too glad to do this.

It is a very catchy, sweet song – of happiness and joy at a wedding. Clearly there is something brewing in the background (this becomes apparent towards the end of the song) but that doesn’t take away from the sheer joie de vivre that this song spreads. If you’re feeling low, this is just the song you need to lift up your mood.

The scene is Goa-based, and there seem to be non-Hindi (Konkani?) words in the song. We request people more familiar with the language to help us complete/correct the lyrics. It’s possible the “sio” in “gao sio senorita” is meant to be “senor” (as in Senor / Senorita), pronounced here as “sio”.

Importantly, this song is picturised on Ranjeet. No, he’s not the villain here. And for once, in a song in which he is a part, he’s not being mocked. On the contrary, he’s the centre of attraction here, as the bridegroom, together with his bride, Bindu. So, a very different sort of role here – that adds to the charm of the whole song. Others to be seen in this song include Randhir Kapoor and Neetu Singh (and later a very sinister-looking Ajit), but to me, Ranjeet steals the show – if only because it’s so rare to see him in such a role.

The film itself seems to have had some history. It seems to have been initially made as Nikamma (1983), with the name then changed to Jaan-e-Jaan (1985). I have no idea why. Since I am quite interested in background stories of how films got made (or got shelved), I’d be happy to hear more about this one.

In the meantime, please listen to and enjoy this fantabulous song.

As mentioned earlier, lyrics for this song have been sent by Avinashji.

(audio with better sound quality) lyrics as per this link

Song-Gaao sio senorita jhoom ke geet pyaar ke (Jaan e Jaan)(1983) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman
Asha + Rafi
Rafi + Kishore Kumar

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Hoye ae
Oye re Sahebaa

Hi hi ee
Aamhi sagle mozaa karu ya re (let’s have fun together)
Saibo re Saibo
Mozaa korya

Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Khushi pyaar banke aayi
Kali dil ki muskuraayee
Ye hain din bahaar ke

Hoye ae
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Khushi pyaar banke aayi
Kali dil ki muskurayee
Ye hain din bahaar ke ae

Oye oye oye
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke

Ra ra ra ra ra raa aa

La la la la la la laa
halki halki masti chhaayi
Naacho re Saibaa naacho
La la la la la la laa
Halki halki masti chhaayi
Naacho re Saibaa naacho

Jo thhe aaj tak adhoore ae
Honge ab wo armaan poorey ae
Dil-e-bekarar ke
Hoye hoye hoye

Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Aa aa aa aa aa
Geet pyaar ke
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Aa aa aa aa aa
Geet pyaar ke

Ule ule ule ule ule haa

Jeevan mein ye khushiyon ka din
Sab hi dekhen yaaron o

La la la la la la laa

Are jeevan mein ye khushiyon ka din
Sab hi dekhen yaaron

La la la la la la laa
Bade khushnaseeb hain wo
Jinhe khud hi mil gaye hon
Aise pal singaar ke
Huyi ee ee
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Aa aa aa aa aa
Geet pyaar ke

Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Aa aa aa aa aa
Geet pyaar ke

Saibo re Saibo

Dil se dil ka bandhan to bas
Baandhe upar waala aa

La la la la la la laa
Are dil se dil ka bandhan to bas
Baandhe upar waala

La la la la
Karo pyaar zindagi mein
Hogi jeet bhi isi mein
Dekho dil to haar ke
Hoye ae
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke

Aa aa aa aa aa
Geet pyaar ke

Khushi pyaar banke aayi
Kali dil ki muskuraayee ee
Ye hain din bahaar ke

Hoye hoye hoye
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke
Gaao sio senorita jhoomke geet pyaar ke


11 Responses to "Gaao seo senorita jhoom ke geet pyaar ke"

Raja Saab, thank you very much for the post. I think all the songs that we discussed during the ‘gang-out’ meet have been covered now 🙂
For us who grow in the seventies, the roles Ranjeet played, mainly villanious roles, will always be remembered and discussed.
(I also remember to have watched Ritesh Deshmukh in of the TV programs and mimicking Ranjeet’s ‘once in a blue moon..’ )
Also I hope you listened to the ‘Marathi’ song, of which the link I have shared with you.
Thanks again !!


Avinashji, I am SO sorry, I didn’t notice the Marathi song at all till now. Yes, you gave me the link on the e-mail but somehow I didn’t notice it then. My mistake.
I have just listened to the song – and yes, it is the same tune. Since the Marathi song is from 1985, it looks like it was inspired by the Hindi version. Unless the Hindi version itself is inspired by another version – which is quite possible. 🙂


this song reminds me of other songs with similar sound and notes so much so that i got a feeling that i have either heard or seen it before.
and also going by the look sported by Neetu and Randhir Kapoor it is almost same ass how they looked in Bhala Manoos, Kasme Vaade etc.
now even i would like to know the history behind how nikamma became jaan e jaan. any.way 83 ho ya 85 Neetu had retired some time in 82.


I have a strong feeling that even if this film got completed only in 1980s, it could be a 1970s film. The entire setting looks like that. Even Ajit looks very much in 1970s mode. 🙂 Maybe the film took a long time to get made. Started in 1970s and got stuck for some reason.


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