MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,049 this week

Namak Haraam (1973)

 |  Drama  |  19 November 1973 (India)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 890 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 2 critic

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 »

Writers:

(associate screenplay), (story), 8 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 21 titles
created 21 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 48 titles
created 01 Aug 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 30 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 45 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Namak Haraam" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Namak Haraam (1973)

Namak Haraam (1973) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Namak Haraam.
2 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Padosan (1968)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A simple man from a village falls in love with his new neighbor. He enlists the help of his musical-theater friends to woo the lovely girl-next-door away from her music teacher.

Director: Jyoti Swaroop
Stars: Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood
Khuda Gawah (1993)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Baadshah Khan falls in love with Benazir, a member of a rival clan who has defeated him in a game of buzkashi. Benazir will not marry him unless he brings back the head of her father's ... See full summary »

Director: Mukul Anand
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Nagarjuna Akkineni
Mughal-E-Azam (1957)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Inspired by true events, a 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.

Director: K. Asif
Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Durga Khote
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

As an orphan on the streets in Shimla, young Sikandar (Amitabh Batchchan) has no one to care of him. For a short while he works for Mr. Ramnath, Little Kamna Ramnath (Rakhee Gulzar) gives ... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rakhee Gulzar
Shaan (1980)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Shaan tells the story of DCP Shiv Kumar an honest, brave and upright police man. He live in the country with his wife, a daughter and two brothers Ravi and Vijay who are con men to the ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Sippy
Stars: Sunil Dutt, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan
Trishul (1978)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son,... See full summary »

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor
Hera Pheri (1976)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Popular Indian leading man Amitabh Bachchan stars in HERA PHERI, a campy Bollywood musical melodrama about faded friendships and family secrets. Best friends Vijay (Bachchan) and Ajay (... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra
Stars: Saira Banu, Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two rival burglars end up at the same school with the intent of abducting a rich man's son for a large ransom.

Director: Rakesh Kumar
Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini
Shahenshah (1988)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An underworld criminal name JK is involved in terrorism as well as criminal activities, he also intervene in government affairs and is a crook in the book. When an honest police inspector ... See full summary »

Director: Tinnu Anand
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani, Rohini Hattangadi
Parvarish (1977)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A policeman adopts the son of a bandit. A misunderstanding leads the officer's own biological son to believe he is the bandit's son and he takes up a secret life of crime; meanwhile, the adopted son becomes an officer of the law.

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna
Anari (1959)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Raj Kumar is an honest, handsome and intelligent young man to boot. He works as a sole Trader therefore a painter by trade, but unable to earn a living, and unable to pay rent to his ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Lalita Pawar
Musical | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two unemployed slackers, Bhola and Ajay come across a newspaper advertisement about a missing elderly gentleman, whose estate is worth millions. They come across this male in the Hanging ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Navin Nischol, Om Prakash, Archana
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Somnath (Somu) / Chander Singh
...
Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj
Simi Garewal ...
Manisha
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

union | slum | friend | friendship | death | See All (55) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 November 1973 (India)  »

Also Known As:

The Ungrateful  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the second and last time Amitabh and rajesh khanna shared screen space after Anand due to the intense rivalry between the two See more »

Connections

Featured in Tan-Badan (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
an excellent movie
1 May 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Namak Haraam is about two friends and how gradually social status comes in between them but they remain friends and sacrifice for each other. This Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie had some excellent music by R D Burman. Whereas in Anand, Amitabh had a small role here he has a parallel role against the Super Star Rajesh Khanna and both have done their role well. Amitabh has a loud role as against the soft role of Superstar and thus Amitabh got noticed in the movie. This is the second and last time that Rajesh and Amitabh acted in a movie ever. However, the movie is a classic epic and tale of two friends which is a must see for both Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan fans and here they will be able to make out what Super Star Rajesh Khanna was all about - the best emotional and romantic hero in India ever.


8 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is Amitabh Dubbed? JKMerengue
Discuss Namak Haraam (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?