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Main Shaayar To Nahin (Medley)

Posted on: June 1, 2021

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Blog Day :

4701 Post No. : 16401

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 24
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The post title is always a dead giveaway, that this song belongs to the series that is recalling some of the interesting reuse of earlier songs in Hindi films.

This selection is a medley of songs that appear in the film ‘Pet, Pyaar aur Paap’ (1984), at different points in the story line. The accompanying video is an edited composite video, which brings together all the hilarious comic scenes wherein the earlier songs are used in the film.

The film comes from the banner of Sunitha Cine Arts, Madras and is produced by Mrs. G Lalitha. The story, screenplay and direction are by Dorai. The film had three songs written by Bhushan Banmali, and the music is by Bappi Lahiri.

The star cast is listed as Raj Babbar, Smita Patil, Aruna Irani, Tanuja, Hina Kausar, Chaman Bagga, Sulabha Deshpande, Mukri, Govind, Riaz, Alok, Hanif, Sushmita, Master Bobby, Lal Chand, Baby Najma, Rahul, Dulari, Deepak, Dileep, Madhav, CS Dubey, Mohan Sherry, Ram and Debu. There is also a good collection of guest artists – Mehmood, Amjad Khan, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterji and Amitabh Bachchan.

The film tells the story about an extra marital love affair of a truck driver (Raj Babbar) with a lady (Smita Patil) who lives in extreme poverty in a hutment in a slum area. The truck driver already has a family, something that he hides from the lady to start with. As the story unfolds, the secrets are revealed to both the lady love and the wife of the truck driver. The film ends in a sore tragedy with the death of the lady in stark circumstances, leaving behind an infant girl. The saving grace of the film is that the truck driver’s wife accepts the child and brings her home. The film is not very strong and convincing, in terms of characters and the progress of the story line, at least in my opinion.

It is interesting to note – this film came about in the time when the actual extra marital affair between Raj Babbar and Smita Patil was in full swing in real life. Raj Babbar had left his wife Nadira Babbar, to be with Smita Patil. On her side, this affair drew very sharp criticism for Smita from her fan base and her social activist colleagues. Smita was very active in the feminist movement in India, and supported and worked for many causes for women. Some trivia located for this film includes a small nugget that says  Raj Babbar and Smita Patil financed this film.

The film that was released in 1984, became a harbinger for the future events to follow, in real life. Just two years later in 1986, Smita Patil died two weeks after giving birth to Prateik Babbar. The cause for her death is noted as complications due to child birth – a scenario that played out similarly in this film – the lady dies after giving birth to the child of the truck driver. Smita’s death is a strange and scary episode wherein reel life meets the real life in all its harshness.

The comic relief in the film is provided by Amjad Khan. He owns a cycle repair shop in the slum area. His shop is situated just opposite to the hutment of the lady. He too is a married man with children. And he too has eyes for the lady. He owns a record player, and plays music whenever the situation demands it. He expresses his love and desires by playing appropriate songs on the record player. Of course, the effect on the target audience is actually the opposite to what he expects. These small interludes in the film provide some jocularity in an otherwise mostly slow and sad film.

It is a real treat to watch Amjad play out these comedy scenes. He is at his hilarious best as he tries to imitate the action for the song that is being played, and then when challenged by Smita, his efforts to recover and control the damage are equally mirthful. I am sure you will greatly enjoy this medley.

The repeat songs are played in original, as they are being played from the records. So the credits for all these songs become due to the original artists.

Another interesting reuse episode. And yes, some more still to come.

Song – Main Shaayar To Nahin (Medley)  (Pet Pyaar Aur Paap) (1984) Singer – (Multiple), Lyrics – (Multiple), MD – (Multiple)


main shaayar to nahin
main shaayar to nahin
magar ai haseen
jabse dekha
maine tujhko
mujhko shaayari aa gayi
main shaayar to nahin
magar ai haseen
jabse dekha maine tujhko
mujhko shaayari aa gayi
main aashiq to nahin
magar. . .


he he he
ha ha ha

mere sapnon ki raani kab aayegi tu
aayi rut mastaani kab aayegi tu
beeti jaaye zindagaani kab aayegi tu
chali aa tu chali aa
mere sapnon ki raani kab aayegi tu
aayi rut mastaani kab aayegi tu
beeti jaaye zindagaani kab aayegi tu
chali aa, aa tu chali aa. . .


o ho


o jiya o
jiya o jiya kuchh bol do
arre o dil ka parda khol do
o jiya o
jiya o jiya kuchh bol do
arre ho
dil ka parda khol do
ahha haan haan haan
jab pyaar kisi se hota hai
to dard sa dil mein hota hai
tum ek haseen ho laakhon mein
bhala paa ke


akele akele
akele akele
kahaan jaa rahe ho
rahe ho rahe ho

akele akele kahaan jaa rahe ho
hamen saath le lo jahaan jaa rahe ho
akele akele kahaan jaa rahe ho
hamen saath le lo jahaan jaa rahe ho
akele akele…,
akele akele…,
akele akele…,
akele akele…,


dukhi man mere sun mera kahnaa
jahaan nahin chainaa vahaan nahin rahna
dukhi man mere

dard hamaaraa koi na jaane
apni garaj ke sab hain deevaane
kiske aage ronaa royen
des paraayaa log begaane. . .


tere mere beech mein
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana. . .
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana. . .
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana. . .
maine nahin jaana. . .


2 Responses to "Main Shaayar To Nahin (Medley)"

Sudhir Ji,
Liked today’s medley as a concept in a film. There have been medleys played in one stretch in some other films which as it is played out, turns into a bore, after an initial chuckle. They probably had little to do with the story line.
But here it is played at different intervals bringing some comic relief, as I see it from your write up.


Have seen this movie in parts. Never occured that the videos can be stitched into one whole.
Amjad Khan was almost the saving grace of this movie in a movie where all the characters were forever sad.


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