Mera Gaon Mera Desh

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Mera Gaon Mera desh
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Directed by Raj Khosla
Starring Dharmendra
Vinod Khanna
Asha Parekh
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Anand Bakshi (lyrics)
Distributed by Khosla Enterprises
Release dates
  • 1971 (1971)
Country India
Language Hindi

Mera Gaon Mera Desh (Hindi: मेरा गाँव मेरा देश) is a 1971 Indian film made by Raj Khosla, starring Dharmendra in the lead role and also Vinod Khanna as the villain. It was a box office success.[1]

Havaldar Major Jaswant Singh (Jayant) makes a citizen's arrest of petty thief Ajit (Dharmendra) and hands him over to the police, and after due process of law he is sentenced to six months in jail. After completing his sentence, the jailer asks him to approach Jaswant Singh for employment, and so he does. Jaswant asks him to help him with his farming work. Ajit meets Anju (Asha Parekh - lead female) and both fall in love. Ajit comes to know of Jabbar Singh (Vinod Khanna) a dacoit who is terrorizing the surrounding community, and Ajit decides to take on Jabbar. In retaliation, Jabbar abducts Anju, and instructs Ajit to come unarmed. Ajit decides to follow these instructions, however, as soon as he reaches Jabbar's hideout, he too is captured, and at the mercy of Jabbar and his woman (Laxmi Chhaya), who has been scorned by Ajit, and it is now up to her to decide Ajit's fate.

Contains many hit songs including: Hai Sharmaaon, Aaya Aaya atariya pe koi chor, Sona le jar re, Kuch kehta hai yeh saawan, and Maar diya jaye.


Name of actor Role portrayed
Dharmendra Ajit
Asha Parekh Anju
Vinod Khanna Jabbar Singh
Laxmi Chhaya Dacoit/Dancer
Jayant Hawaldaar-Major Jaswant Singh
Asit Sen Motumal (Drunk)
Sudhir Police Inspector
Bhagwan Chotumal (Drunk)
Uma Dutt Judge
Mohan Choti Uncredited
Birbal Nai
Manmohan Uncredited
Dulari Mrs. Ramdin Patel (Anju's mother)


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Aaya Aaya Atariya Pe Koi Chor" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Apni Prem Kahaniyan" Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Kuchh Kehta Hai Ye Saawan" Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi
4 "Sona Lai Ja Re" Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Maar Diya Jaye" Lata Mangeshkar

Awards and nominations[edit]

Dharmendra received a Filmfare nomination for Best Actor, the only one for the film.[2]


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