Movie – 100 Days (1991)
The song, Gabbar Singh yeh kehkar gaya, was featured in the Jayvijay Enterprises’ psychological thriller 100 Days (1991), directed by Partho Ghosh and produced by Jay Mehta. The movie starred Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, etc.
Devi (Madhuri Dixit) is prone to getting odd dreams while waking up. Once she is playing tennis with her friend, Sudha (Sabeeha) and she gets a vision that a girl is being killed by an unseen man in a black coat. She narrates the dream to her friend and says that something is going to happen. That night, Sudha collects her friends including Sunil (Javed Jaffrey) to make fun of Devi’s daydream. The friends perform this song at that time.
Song – Gabbar Singh yeh kehkar gaya
The song, Gabbar Singh yeh kehkar gaya, was written by Ravindra Rawal and set to tune by Raam-Lakshman.
The song goes, “Gabbar Singh had said – those who are frightened of small things will die of fright. So, what is the point in being afraid of trivial stuff.”
Video – Gabbar Singh yeh kehkar gaya
The cinematography is by Arvind Laad. Dance choreography is by Suresh Bhatt-Chinni Prakash.
The video opens with some actors with weapons rushing toward the silently sitting Madhuri Dixit at the girls’ hostel lounge. Madhuri Dixit screams. Javed Jaffrey begins the song at this point. He and the others begin to dance and make fun of the leading lady.
Madhuri Dixit knocks at the doors of the other girls in the hostel and collects them into her team. Sabeeha gives Javed Jaffrey’s team members some snow spray cans and they spray it on any available part of the bodies of the other team members.
Madhuri Dixit teases Javed Jaffrey by joining in the song, herself. She overturns the entire prank on the pranksters and makes her team members hit them with cakes. Javed Jaffrey begs for forgiveness and the song ends abruptly. The video also ends there.
Amit Kumar and Alka Yagnik have sung this song for Javed Jaffrey and Madhuri Dixit. Sabeeha and others are also seen in the video.
The song has not been influenced by any culture. But, it has been inspired by the famous dialogue of the character, Gabbar Singh, which was played by Amjad Khan in Sholay (1975). I love the song and it reminds me of the male version of the Ek do teen… song from Tezaab (1988). The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the dance choreography.