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Main hoon sher Punjab ka

Posted on: December 14, 2021

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Hullo Atuldom

“Gopichand Jaasoos”(1982) was written, produced and directed by Naresh Kumar for Dimple Films, Bombay. The movie had Raj Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, I.S.Johar, Viju Khote, Sujit Kumar, Rajan Haksar, Pinchoo Kapoor, Gurbachan Singh, Manmohan Krishna, Sunder, Raj Kishore, Jugnu, Brahm Bhardwaj, Rattan Gurang, Mama, Ram Murti, Ram Lal, Billa, with friendly appearances by Sanjana, Ram Mohan, Chandrashekhar, Meher Mittal and guest appearance by Vinod Mehra.

If I am not wrong Dimple Films was the banner under which Naresh Kumar (was he brother of Rajendra Kumar?) made films. He had made “Do Jasoos” in 1975 which had Rajendra Kumar and Raj Kapoor playing ‘bumbling detectives’ Dharamchand and Karamchand. This 1982 movie had Gopichand as the Jasoos, so do we call it a sequel? 🙂

The 6 songs of the movie were penned by Santosh Anand and Munsif and Usha Khanna was the music director. Kamlesh Awasthi gives playback for Raj Kapoor and I felt his voice was Nitin Mukesh-like. Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle were the female playbacks. Two songs of the movie are present on the blog.

Song Date of post
Cheen nahin Japan nahin Gopichand Jasoos 5 June 2015
Chhoti si gilasiya mein bhang hamen dai de 19 November 2016

Chhoti si gilasiya mein bhang hamen dai de was on the occasion of the darling of moviegoers, of the 70s and 80s, Zeenie baby’s birthday. Today, 14th December, is the 97th birth anniversary of Ranbir Raj Kapoor- son of Prithviraj and Ramsarni Devi Kapoor, brother of Shamsher Raj Kapoor, Balbir Raj Kapoor and two sisters. Ranbir Raj Kapoor is father to Randhir (Dabboo), Rishi (Chintu), Rajeev (Chimpu) and Ritu and Rima. He has grandchildren who are into Bollywood too.

We are remembering Raj Kapoor, who was also called the Greatest Showman of Indian Cinema (in his time) or the Charlie Chaplin of Indian Cinema- this because he had adopted the Chaplin style of walking when he portrayed the common man, in Awara, Shree 420 etc., who was cheerful and honest inspite of adversities.

I may have seen his best works rather late in my life, after his passing in 1988 to be more exact, but I have definitely relished Shree 420, Awara, Anari, Jaagte Raho, Chori Chori etc. I loved all the songs of all his films be they of the 50s, 60s, or even the later ones- when he produced and directed movies and his sons played the lead. The songs of all his films have stood the test of the times and are popular internationally too. The 70s and early 80s also saw Raj Kapoor acting in films which were not from his ‘RK Films’- ‘Abdullah’, ‘Khan Dost’, ‘Do Jasoos, ‘Naukri’ etc. His last on-screen appearance was in ‘Vakil Babu’ (a full-fledged role) though he was seen in a Siddharth Kak made documentary that was based on the life and times of ‘Raj Kapoor – the Showman’ (in 1987).

He was working on the script of “Henna” after tasting success with “Ram Teri Ganga Mali” when his journey in this mortal world was cut short due to complications arising from his Asthama.
I could go on and on writing about Raj Kapoor and his songs many of which were philosophical like ‘sajan re jhooth mat bolo’; ‘kisiki muskuraahaton pe ho nisaar’; and the most popular of them all which was prophetic too “jeena yahan marna yahan” which had the poignant line “kal khel mein hum ho na ho gardish mein taarein rahenge sada, bhoologe tum, bhoolenge woh par hum tumhaare rahenge sada.” These words sealed his place in our hearts.

Today’s song is a baraat song where we have Raj Kapoor as a Sardar leading the proceedings in the voice of Kamlesh Awasthi with Zeenat Aman looking gorgeous as Punjaban (like I have said in my last post to the song from this movie, Zeenat Aman looked great in whatever she wore) singing in Lata Mangeshkars’ voice.



Song-Main hoon Sher Punjab ka (Gopichand Jasoos)(1982) Singers-Kamlesh Awasthi, Lata, Lyrics-Munsif, MD-Usha Khanna
Male chorus
Female chorus


oye balle balle
main hoon sher punjab ka
hai shahar mera patiyala
ishq hi meri jaat hai
aur husn ka hoon matwaala
main jatti punjab ki
hai shahar mera ludhiyana
jab se solah saal ki ho gayi
aashiq hua zamaana

main aashiq hoon dildaar
o sun mere yaar
pyaar sikha doonga
ranjha bankar tujhko heer bana doonga
main ranjha bankar tujhko heer bana doonga
sun majnu ke ustaad
ye rakhna yaad
ishq bhula doongi
main numbardar ki chhori
qaid kara doongi

main numbardar ki chhori
qaid kara doongi

goriye zulf teri
goriye zulf teri lehraaye
gore mukhde pe
gore mukhde se takraaye
jaise naagin koi
jaise naagin koi bal khaaye
been baja doonga
ranjha bankar tujhko heer bana doonga
main ranjha bankar tujhko heer bana doonga

zulf to naagin hai
zulf to naagin hai mastani
jisko das le re
jisko dase na maange paani
kyun tu chaahe re
kyun tu chaahe jaan ganwaani
rapat likha doongi
main numbardar ki chhori
qaid kara doongi

main numbardar ki chhori
qaid kara doongi

goriye nain tere
goriye nain tere maykhaane
patle honth tere
patle honth tere paymaane
sharaabi hum bhi hai
sharabi hum hain bade puraane
pee ke dikhaauga
ranjha bankar tujhko heer bana doonga
main ranjha bankar tujhko heer bana doonga

husn ek aisa hai
husn ek aisa hai maykhana
bhara hai zahar se
re bhara hai zahar se har paymana
padega sab kuchh re
padega sab kuchh yahaan ganwaana
hosh ganwaa doongi
main numbardar ki chhori
qaid kara doongi

main numbardar ki chhori
qaid kara doongi

maia ranjha bankar tujhko heer bana doonga
main numbardar ki chhori
tujhko qaid kara doongi

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