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Directed byArshad Siddiqui
Written byArshad Siddiqui
Produced byKailash Shukla
StarringYukta Mookhey and Vijay Raaz
Edited byBibhuti Bhushan
Release date
  • 20 June 2008 (2008-06-20)

Memsahab is a Hindi film released in 2008. The film stars Yukta Mookhey and Vijay Raaz.[1] Yukta plays the role of a Sikh woman forced into prostitution after the death of her parents.She was inspired by Shabana Azmi who played an award-winning role of a prostitute in ‘Mandi’.


Memsahab is based on the cruel incidents after the 1984 riots between a section of Congress party activists and the Sikhs in Delhi and other parts of North India. In these riots,Sikhs were targeted by Congress party activists and thousands of Sikh lost their lives.

Yukta Mookhey plays the character of Anjali, who is a victim of the riots and is pushed into prostitution.Anjali’s mother is raped by the rioters and her father is shot dead.Anjali grows up with traumatic memories of her childhood.

Anjali is one of the many women indulging in the flesh trade in Kamathipura (a red light area in Mumbai,where the filming also took place.). Every night,each of these women have a new ‘Sahab’.

Some unexpected incidents take place and she stumbles upon the killers of her parents. She starts searching for them and hunting them one by one. In the process where she takes revenge on the killers of her parents, she realizes that the violence wouldn't help her get back her victimized parents. She then realizes that even after taking revenge she still could not erase her traumatic memories of childhood. Wisdom dawns on her and then she takes a startling decision in the end.



The soundtrack features seven songs including the item number "Piya Pardesia" picturized on Sambhavana Sheth.[2][3] Music for the film is composed by Murlidhar Alia, with original lyrics by Ibrahim Ashq.

Track List [4]

1. The Soul of Memsahab
2. Qatil Haseena Hoon
3. Piya Pardesia
4. Pata Dhadkanon Se Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
5. Padoon Tore Main Paiyan
6. Kya Khoya Kya Paya
7. Piya Pardesia (Remix)


  1. ^ Yahoo! India Movies[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Sambhavna promotes Miss World starrer!!". Archived from the original on 31 March 2008.
  3. ^ BigFM - Mumbai[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Rediff[permanent dead link]

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