Salaam Memsaab

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Salaam Memsaab
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Directed by G. Asrani
Produced by VD Kalra
Starring G.Asrani , Zarina Wahab
Music by R.D. Burma
Release date
  • 12 January 1979 (1979-01-12) (India)
Running time
131 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Salaam Memsaab is a 1979 Bollywood comedy-drama film directed by G. Asrani.



Radha (Zarina Wahab) and Sunder (Asrani) and a child (Master Jeetu), are street singers, who earn their living singing and dancing on streets, especially in the posh area near the Taj Mahal Intercontinental Hotel opposite Gateway of India in Bombay, India. Radha is pretty much down to earth and is content with living this life, working hard. But Sunder has big dreams of becoming rich, wealthy, and famous - quickly. Sunder's dreams do come true, albeit temporarily, when he wins an all-paid week's stay at a five star hotel, and comes in contact with the rich, the wealthy, and the famous. Lyrics penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Two songs stand out even now "Hum bhi rahon me khadey hai yaar idhar dek lo janeman pyar se ik nazar dek lo..."; and "Na sharab hamey kaam hai, ye teri nazar ka kamaal hai jo laga diya hamey kaam pe....".

Controversy and Delayed release[edit]

Three months before the releasing of film in 1978,an author filed a case in Bombay Session Court against the producer of the film, Mr.VD Kalra for copying his story in his film.The case took 6 months to complete and was in favour of producers,film released then in 1979 in Bombay and other few Mass circuits,film was housefull in places like Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. Still after such response film failed to pick up in Bihar and also got a limited release in rest parts of India.On this note film performed Below Average.Also this was the last film by the banner Roshan Films Pvt. Ltd. and Producer VD Kalra.

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