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Ye khidki jo band rehti hai

Posted on: April 28, 2017

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.

Yesterday (27 april 2017), sometime around noon, I got to hear the very sad news that Vinod Khanna had passed away.
I had logged onto Twitter for a bit – and immediately saw a tweet saying “One of the most handsome actors of Hindi movies. RIP”. My heart sank. Soon it was clear that the person being discussed, and now trending as a hashtag, was our own beloved Vinod Khanna.

Recently a picture of Vinod Khanna had been circulating on social media. It shocked many (including myself) as it showed him in a very frail condition. I, for one, was not even aware that he was ailing. But nowadays, with advances in medical science, you tend to expect recovery, especially for someone barely 70.

It was not to be.

The end was therefore unexpected for me – and I think, for many.

All day today, my thoughts have been with Vinod Khanna. He was “my generation” and therefore the memories were even stronger. Much like the memories that came streaming into my mind when Rajesh Khanna passed away a few years ago.

Just to clarify, when I say “my generation”, I don’t mean he was my age. I consider the 1970s “my generation”, because that is the decade of my childhood, when I have most memories of watching, and being aware of, films. After that, especially approaching the mid-80s, it wasn’t quite the same – so I don’t consider films after, say 1982, as “my generation”. I know it’s arbitrary, but that’s how I see it.

Vinod Khanna was bang in “my generation”. Sure, he acted well after that too, but his rise in films, and his popularity, happened in the 1970s and continued later.

Vinod Khanna. Have we seen a more handsome actor in the last 40 years? Women swooned over him – and understandably. When he was a villain in his early career, however mean his role was, you really didn’t want him to be beaten up by the hero. He was too good-looking for that. 🙂

My first distinct memories of Vinod Khanna are probably associated with Mere Apne (1971). I distinctly remember seeing this film as a kid – it was a very different sort of film, with Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha the main characters, and Meena Kumari in a very different role. The song “koi hota, jisko apna”, picturised on Vinod, became very popular.

Those were the days of the Rajesh Khanna tsunami. Many newcomers joined the industry aspiring to be the next big hero. Anil Dhawan, Navin Nischol, Kabir Bedi, Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay Arora, Rakesh Pandey and many more.

The scene was crowded – the likes of Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha went the “villain” route to make a connect with the audience. They were popular villains too, but when they got lead roles and the crowd happily accepted them, they made the switch.

I remember seeing many of Vinod Khanna’s films at the time when he acted “villain” roles – Aan Milo Sajna, Purab aur Paschim, the fantastic Mera Gaon Mera Desh and Ek Bechara, to name just a few.

I also remember seeing films like “Hum Tum Aur Woh”, where he was cast opposite South Indian actress, Bharathi. Then there were other films like Kache Dhaage, Gaddaar and Aap Ke Khaatir, the last of these best-known for the hugely popular “Bambai se aaya mera dost”.

At that time, being a young teenager, I was much impressed by “Imtihaan”, a film about a teacher and his experiences in a school. The song “ruk jaana nahin, tu kahin haar ke” was not only very popular, it was very inspirational and motivational for many, including myself, at the time.

Then there was another film “Inkaar” which I saw at that time, and really liked. It was one of those James Hadley Chase type stories – I need to rewatch it.

I remember, sometime around 1978, Filmfare magazine had, as its cover story, the top three heroes of the time. No.1 was obviously Amitabh Bachchan, No. 2 was Dharam but at no.3, surprisingly for me, was Vinod Khanna. Not Shashi Kapoor or Jeetendra or Rishi Kapoor or even the redoubtable Sanjeev Kumar, but Vinod Khanna. (At that time, they also had Hema, Zeenat and Parveen as the top three heroines).

I don’t know what their criteria was – and this isn’t intended to compare actors – but my point is, Vinod was one of those stars whose star value was not always self-evident.

The late 70s were the days of the multi-starrer – and Vinod had his fair share of them. Hera Pheri, Amar Akbar Anthony, Khoon Pasina, Parvarish, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, The Burning Train, Qurbani – all big films of the time, featuring Vinod Khanna.

There was also a Vinod solo – Lahu Ke Do Rang, with the popular “chaahiye thoda pyaar”. I think this film did well at the box-office. I remember I quite liked it.

And then, suddenly (at least to me it was sudden), Vinod quit films. To join Osho. He was right on top of his game at the time – but for some reason, he chose to take that step.

Anyway, he was back after a few years for his second innings. During this period he had films like Dayavan and Chandni, both making an impact on the audience, even if he shared screen space with Feroze Khan in Dayavan, and was not the male lead in Chandni.

I sort of lost track after that – though I did see him in Jurm (1990), looking every bit as handsome as he’d looked 15 years earlier.

The most recent film of his that I happened to watch was Dabangg – that was in 2010. He acted even after that – most recently in Dilwale (2015) but I haven’t seen any of his films after Dabangg.

So a career that started with Man Ka Meet (1968) went on for almost 50 years!

And oh, before I forget to mention it, Vinod Khanna was more than just an actor. He joined politics in the late 90s and won elections from Gurdaspur. As far as I know, unlike many film stars who joined politics and failed to connect with their constituencies, Vinod Khanna was actually popular in the Gurdaspur constituency.

So, all in all, quite a life, quite a career. His family would be proud of him.

As I reflect on his career today, I can only thank him for giving me these memories. And since he was “my generation”, that makes it even more special for me.

Coming to the song for today.

Late in the evening, I got this wish to write on the blog for Vinod Khanna. I checked for a few songs I had in mind – they were all already in there. Then, to my surprise, I noticed that this song, which was quite popular in its time, was still not on the blog.

I quickly contacted Atul to inform him that I planned to do a write-up and would it be ok if I used this song. I wanted to be sure it wouldn’t clash with any other planned post. He said “go ahead”.

So here is “meri dushman hai ye”, probably better known as “ye khidki jo band rehti hai” from Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978).

This film, best-known for getting two yesteryear biggies, Asha Parekh and Nutan, to act together was a big hit, as far as I remember. The title song was extremely popular at the time.

I last saw the film ages ago, sometime in the late 70s. It was a film revolving around Asha Parekh, who Vijay Anand is in love with, and Nutan who he is married to. Vinod Khanna is Vijay Anand’s son from Asha Parekh but is brought up with great love by Nutan. This causes resentment for Deb Mukherjee, Nutan’s own son, especially when he gets to know that Vinod Khanna is not even Nutan’s own son. After some misunderstandings, where Vinod Khanna typically plays big brother-shielding-younger-brother, all ends well.

The song is sung by Rafisaab, with lyrics by Anand Bakshi and music by L-P. I remembered this picturised on Vinod Khanna, so I went looking for it today, but I myself hadn’t heard it in a while.

So, while presenting it here on the blog, I just want to remember Vinod Khanna again.

Go well, Sir – and rest in peace.



Song-Ye khidki jo band rahti hai (Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki)(1978) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal


Meri dushman hai ye
Meri uljhan hai ye
Bada tadpaati hai
Dil tarsaati hai
Ye khidki khidki
Ye khidki
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Meri dushman hai ye
Meri uljhan hai ye
Bada tadpaati hai
Dil tarsaati hai
Ye khidki khidki
Ye khidki
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai

Lagta hai mela na jaane kahaan
Aashiq jawaan hote hain yahaan
Arrey sabko pataa hai ye daastaan
Is ghar mein hai ek ladki jawaan
Aankhen jhuka ke guzro is gali se
Aane jaane waalon se kehti hai
Ye khidki
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai

Gham ki ghata hai
ye chhant jaayegi
Aahon se deewaar phhat jaayegi
Jab saamne se ye hat jaayegi
Ghoonghat mein gori simat jaayegi
ik roz khul jaayegi toot ke ye
Kitni nazron ke teer sehti hai
Ye khidki
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai

Aaye kabhi chaubaare mein wo
Kuchh soche mere baare mein wo
Arrey baatein kare do ishaaron mein wo o
Chup se khadi hai us kinaare mein wo
Us paar wo hai
Aur is paar main hoon
Nadiya beech mein behti hai
Ye khidki
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai

6 Responses to "Ye khidki jo band rehti hai"

Heartiest tributes to one of the most handsome personality, Vinod Khanna

Rajasaab, a nice and memorable post



a very nice tribute to the handsome actor/ star. indeed if there was a ranking system he would have been third but looks-wise and dancing skills-wise he was above the number 1 & 2 that you have mentioned he was good in action sequences too, though i never thought of him as a comic actor like Shatrughan Sinha or Amitabh Bachchan for that matter, these actors comic timing shone through because of the perfect response of the co-actor and VK was good at that in “Bombay 405 miles” and “Hera Pheri”
i felt he managed to hold his own in the blink and miss role of the Afghani Pathan in the Shashi Kapoor- Rajesh Khanna starrer Prem Kahaani
Hope he rests now


Raja Saab, yes yet another memorable post, but on a sad moment.
I am still in the nostalgic moments since yesterday and your post will make it sure that I continue there in the seventies, the years I grow in.
I like this song very much and yes this was quite popular in those years. I have not watched this movie except some of its parts on TV sometime in between.
Our tributes to Vinod Khanna !!!
He has his unique place there in the history of Hindi Cinema !!!
May God rest his soul in Peace !!!
Thanks for the post,


Raja Ji,
A touching post about a Giant of Hindi Cinema. I have admiration for his role in Inkaar, Imthihan, Achanak, Mere Apne, Amar Akbar Anthony to mention some I could immediately recall.


Nice post on Vinod Khanna, Raja. He was MyGen too. He was a villain in many films, including the movie I first saw him in, Elaan (1971). I was struck by how handsome he was, and totally ignored the lead actor- Vinod Mehra. Soon he was here there and everywhere, thankfully. But he was not mere eye-candy, he was a pretty good actor with oodles of charisma. I remember how I ooh’d and aah’d over him while watching Qaid.

He did very well no matter the type of film, be it a multistarer (AAA) or a small film (Aap Ki Khatir). His come back after his Rajneesh stint was effortless. His charisma was intact and he bagged his rightful spot once more.

The best thing about him, with his presence, he was able to make a huge impact on the viewers no matter what his role.

I have been looking at the heartfelt tweets by Rishi Kapoor who was obviously quite overcome by VK’s demise, and learning a lot more about him.

BTW, I share a birthday with Vinod Khanna, my official one.

#RIP Vinod Khanna.


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