Down 8,638 this week

Hum Paanch (1980)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 121 users  
Reviews: 2 user

The wealthy and lecherous Zamindar Thakur Vir Pratap Singh lord over a small region in rural India mercilessly killing anyone who opposes his rule. He gets the male villagers addicted to ... See full summary »



(short story) (as S.R. Puttanna Kanagal) , (screenplay) (as M.V. Ramana) , 2 more credits »
0Check in

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 14 Feb 2011
a list of 4010 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
a list of 278 titles
created 14 May 2013
a list of 43 titles
created 19 Dec 2013
a list of 118 titles
created 27 Aug 2014

Related Items

Search for "Hum Paanch" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Hum Paanch (1980)

Hum Paanch (1980) on IMDb 6.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hum Paanch.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mashaal (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After being dismissed from his employment as a newspaper editor, for writing against S.K. Vardhan, a influential politician and underworld don, Vinod Kumar, re-locates to the slums of ... See full summary »

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Dilip Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman
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
Kaala Patthar (1979)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Being branded a coward for abandoning his ship full of over 300 passengers. Captain Vijay Pal Singh, is discharged from duty, humiliated by society and disowned by his parents. Feeling ... See full summary »

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A married Canadian travels to India to re-unite with his estranged father and brother but faces obstacles and challenges.

Director: Samir Karnik
Stars: Nafisa Ali, Madhuri Bhattacharya, Emma Brown Garett
Comedy | Romance | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Raja is a minor league crook who sells railway tickets on the black market at Amirpur station. Tired of his job he looks for new ways to make a quick buck. One day, along with his friend ... See full summary »

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Juhi Chawla
Gunda (1998)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Shankar, a coolie, comes in the way of the bad guys, Bulla and his cronies. They kill his father and sister. Shankar vows revenge and eliminates all of them in bizarre and gruesome fashion.

Director: Kanti Shah
Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Verna Raj, Ishrat Ali
Yaarana (1981)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Multi-millionaire Bishan Kumar and orphan Kishan are inseparable friends and live in the same house with Bishan's widowed mother and a maid servant. Bishan's father was responsible for the ... See full summary »

Director: Rakesh Kumar
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja
Kaalia (1981)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A simple man is forced to join the criminal world.

Director: Tinnu Anand
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Asha Parekh, Parveen Babi
Namak Halaal (1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Young Arjun (Amitabh Bachchan) is brought up by his Daddu (Om Prakash). His Daddu decides for him to go to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets up with ... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra
Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan
Meri Jung (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two top lawyers battle against each other while the whole city witnesses the battle.

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Beena Banerjee, Rajan Haksar, A.K. Hangal
Hum Paanch (TV Series 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Anand Mathur, a middle-class businessman living in Bombay, gets no end of trouble from his five wild and troublesome daughters.

Stars: Shoma Anand, Vidya Balan, Priyanka Mehra
Mr India (1987)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.

Director: Shekhar Kapur
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjeev Kumar ...
Mithun Chakraborty ...
Bhima (as Mittun Chakraborthy)
Deepti Naval ...
Suraj (as Nasiruddin Shah)
Uday Chandra ...
Vir Pratap Singh
Roopesh Kumar ...
Gita Siddharth ...
Vir Pratap's Sister (as Geetha Siddharth)
A.K. Hangal ...
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi ...
Lala Nainsukh Prasad Srivastav (as Kanhaiyalal)


The wealthy and lecherous Zamindar Thakur Vir Pratap Singh lord over a small region in rural India mercilessly killing anyone who opposes his rule. He gets the male villagers addicted to gambling and on the other hand sexually molests the female villagers under false pretense. When the same happen to Sundariya which results in her losing her mental balance her two brothers formulate a gang which includes three other male members from the village to put an end to the tyrannical rule of the Thakur. Written by gavin (

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Action | Drama





Release Date:

27 November 1980 (India)  »

Also Known As:

We Five  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


Remake of Paduvarahalli Pandavaru (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Old story different treatment
18 March 2004 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

DISCLAIMER This movie is actually based on an epic - Mahabharat - but Kauravas are excluded for obvious fear of getting the movie over crowded. Here Pandavas are taking on Mama - maternal uncle (say him Shakuni or Kansa) instead.

PLOT Amrish Puri as Veer Pratap Singh is Zamindar of a village, he with help from Kanhaiyalal or Lala Nainsukh Shrivastava deem himself to be the God of the village.

Mithun Chakraborty (Bhima) is a slave to Thakur. Whereas Naseeruddin Shah (Suraj), Raj Babbar (Arjun), Gulshan Grover (Mahavir) and Uday Chandra (Swaroop) are the protagnists.

Shabana Azmi plays Sundariya a lower cast lady - whom Thakur exploites. Deepti Naval is Lajiya, Bhima's love but is tempted and exploited by Roopesh Kumar the Thakur's son who is also in love with citi belle and a con-lady Aruna Irani.

Krishna, brilliently essayed by Sanjeev Kumar is nephew of Thakur, is like his name sake is counting 100 mistakes to be made (and to remain passive he is made a drunkard).

Overall the plot is simplified version of the epic but still is complex and is revised to attract curiosity.

DIRECTION The direction is excellent and everyone has given a polished performence, even Roopesh Kumar! The rural background in the movie is one of most realistic portrayals of villages in Hindi belt of India.

MUSIC True on folk tradition the music is good based on simple lyrics.

TRIVIA Anil Kapoor makes a cameo.

The movie is produced by Surendra Kapoor but on the ground all the production was supervised by Son Boney Kapoor with able assistance from brothers Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor.

Overall 8/10.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Filming locations? UniversalLove
Discuss Hum Paanch (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: