Pinjauda bhak bhai – Meenu/Asha/Rafi – Sonik-Omi | Umar Qaid (1975)



Pinjauda bhak bhai song was featured in 1975 Gautam Pictures’ Bollywood action movie Umar Qaid (Life Term or Life Sentence for an accused) directed by Sikandar Khanna and produced by V K Sobti. The movie starred late Sunil Dutt, Jeetendra, late Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee, Reena Roy, etc.

The movie opens with a scene within the bad men’s den where they plan to bump off Vinod (Vinod Mehra), the customs officer; who has been confiscating several of their illegal goods arriving in India. Next, it is Vinod’s entry scene where he bumps into Dr. Bharati (Moushumi Chatterjee) and an accident is averted. It turns out that both are in love with each other. Bharati requests him to talk to her Uncle, Mr. Kamal Kant about their marriage.

When Vinod visits her home, it turns out that Mr. Kamal Kant is none other than the smuggler KK (Manmohan); Vinod has been trying to catch red-handed. Post an altercation with KK, Vinod decides that he would continue to do his duty toward the nation, rather than support a criminal just because he happens to be related to his beloved. Vinod leaves his fingerprints all over a knife used to cut fruits. I find this so ridiculous. A customs officer gets so angry that he handles a weapon in a seemingly domestic situation; leaving his fingerprints on it. So blatantly dumb!

It so happens that KK is killed by someone with a knife of a different shape. The next shot is of a marriage scene. Vinod’s sister (Anju Mahendru) is getting married and her friends and Bharati sing this song, teasing her.

Song – Pinjauda bhak bhai:

Gulshan Bawra penned the lyrics of this song and Sonik-Omi composed the music.

The girl teases her would-be sister-in-law, who is going to be married, soon.


The cinematography is by Sudarshan Nag. Dance choreography is by Surya Kumar-Satyanarayan-Kamal.

The video opens with the laughing faces of girls, attending the sangeet event that is happening in the courtyard of Vinod Mehra’s house. Some of them are dancing. One of them is wearing the dress of an ascetic. They begin to sing the song, as well. Moushumi Chatterjee comes out of the house in a green sari and begins to dance with them.

Master Satyajit also dances with the girls. Sulochana comes to stand near the girls. The girls bring small lighted oil lamps and dance holding the lamps. Vinod Mehra returns home. But, he is still in a bad mood, since he discovered that his beloved is the niece of a criminal. So, he ignores all attempts to communicate by Moushumi Chatterjee.

Vinod Mehra begins to sing a sadder version of the song. The happier version of the song begins again and rises to a crescendo like a Desi Rap. Soon, both the song and the video end abruptly.


Meenu Purushottam, Asha Bhonsle and Mohammad Rafi had given the playback for this song and Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee, Master Satyajit, Sulochana and others had performed onscreen.

Cultural Influence:

This typically filmi song depicts the North Indian cultural wedding event called Ladies Sangeet and the song is not exactly popular. But, it is worthy of a suno and the video is also watchable.


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