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Namak Haraam (1973)

 |  Drama  |  19 November 1973 (India)
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Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Somnath (Somu) / Chander Singh
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Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj
Simi Garewal ...
Manisha
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Shyama
Asrani ...
Dhondu (Shyama's brother)
A.K. Hangal ...
Bipinlal Pandey
Om Shivpuri ...
Damodar Maharaj
Manmohan ...
Jai Singh
Durga Khote ...
Somu's Mother
Raza Murad ...
Alam
Jayshree T. ...
Courtesan
Yogesh Chhabra
Darshan
Neelam
Lalita Kumari
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Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad, Damodar, has a heart attack and is advised to take bed-rest for two months, Vicky fills in his father's shoes, has a confrontation with a senior employee and union leader, Bipinlal Pandey, which results in a strike. His father intervenes, asks Vicky to apologize to Bipinlal, which Vicky does, and everything returns to normal. Vicky confides about his humiliation with Somu, and both conspire to teach Bipinlal a lesson. As a result, Somu accompanies Vicky to Calcutta, gets a job as a laborer in his mill, befriends his fellow-workers, gets some monetary relief to injured workers, amongst other benefits, is elected as the union leader replacing Bipinlal. With Somu as the union leader and Vicky as the boss there is no stopping these two - until Damodar finds out and decides to put a stop to Vicky being... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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I am impressed
7 June 2010 | by (Sadiq Abad. Pakistan) – See all my reviews

I have just seen the movie Namak Haraam. I am stunned. I cannot understand why this movie is ignored on TV channels. It has everything which makes a movie great. It has story, drama, enchanting songs and above all amazing performance by two great actors Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh. The story is predictable but the plot and presentation make it absorbing. It has some occasions to shed tears also. Character study of Amitabh and Rajesh is quite deep. Both the actors are my favourites. Amitabh with his imposing style and Rajesh with his soft loving style of acting are two poles apart. But they fit like gems in their respective characters. This movies has become my top five favourites of Rajesh Khanna with Dushman, Amar Prem, and Anand.


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