Gulzarsaab – as you have not seen or heard before!

Posted: August 18, 2010 by moifightclub in bollywood, cinema, News, songs & videos, Special, video, VOTD, Xclusive
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We struggled really hard to figure out what to write on this D-day, how to write a new post on the legend, and write something that has not been written or said before.  Or something that his fans haven’t seen before. Naah, everything has been discussed and dissected million times in trillion ways. 116 (chaand ki raatei) has turned into a magical number too, with everyone having their own theory about it.  From Bandini to Beera, Kinara to Kaminey, Dil Se to Dil toh baccha hai ji, he never fails to surprise. Will there ever be any Gulzar ? Well, we all know the answer.

Click on the play button to see if the video surprises you…if you have seen Gulzarsaab in this avatar before…

Got it ? If no, read on. The film is Jallianwala Bagh and was produced and directed by Balraj Tah. As the name suggests, its based on the historical Jallianwala Bagh incident. Gulzarsaab played an Indian student studying in England, and as a part of freedom movement, he delivered speeches in the campus. He played a friend to Parikshit Sahni, who was one of the main characters in the film. The music was by R D Burman.

As the story goes, most of the people were associated with this production because there were in good terms with the makers of the film. Hrishikesh Mukherjee was also involved with the film as a “friendly” director. In Gulzarsaab’s words..

Kyonki production mein bahut saari cast ki zaroorat thi, isliye jitne bhi log film mein backstage pe bhi involved the un sabko in front of camera khada kar diya..(except Pancham) aur sabse kaha ki ek ek role kar lo.. meine jo specific character kiya wo sirf isliye kiya ki film Thand ke dino mein shoot huyee thi.. aur film mein kewal mera character ki dress pullover (fully covered) mein thi :)… isliye wo character meine maang liya.”

And now its time to test your GQ – Gulzar Quotient. Guess the names of  the films in which he has made onscreen appearance.   Clueless like us ? Well, check out this song from Basu Bhattacharya’s Griha Pravesh starring Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Sarika and Dinesh Thakur.

Can you remember any other film where he has made onscreen appearance ? Do let us know in the comment section.

PS – And as always, thanks to Pavan Jha for everything!

  1. anupama bose says:

    As always…jai Ho!

  2. varun says:

    Funnily campy scene, that, from Jalian Wala Bagh. The only hindi words were spoken by the angrez guy, while our Gulzar saab was talking in angrezi. And why oh why, would someone have Gulzar saab and NOT have his voice? Mujhe lagta hai wo-h achhi khaasi angrezi bol lete hain…anyway, main yeh sawaal kis-se poochh raha hoon? (Shaayad khud se hi. Maaf kar do padhne waalon.)

    Aur Pavan Jha ka khazaana kitna bada hai, yeh raaz CIA ko bhi nahin pata.

  3. vasan bala says:


  4. ashish sharma says:

    shaandaar performance gulzar saheb ki dono hi filmon mein.mind fact pavan bhai ya puneet bhai mein hamein aaj tak nahi bataya.khair….. badiya hai.hamein ab kaun poochta hain??

  5. ashish sharma says:

    good work pavanji bhai. keep it up like best wishes.

  6. Vishal says:

    Great find!

    Is it just me or the voice of his character in Jallianwala Baag is dubbed?

  7. Bobby Sing says:

    The voice-over as I feel is of KARAN RAZDAN most probably.


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