Naseeb, a story of destiny and fate, begins with a lottery ticket. A drunk who cannot pay his tab trades his 'winning' ticket to the waiter, Namdev (Pran), instead. Namdev decides to share ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Suhaag (1979)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Vikram has prospered in a life of crime and lives a hedonistic, self-indulgent lifestyle. When Durga, his wife gives birth to twins, he not only repudiates the children but discards his ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha
Laawaris (1981)
Drama | Action | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Left in the care of an alcoholic Gangu Ganpat (Shreeram Lagoo), young Heera, who named himself after a stray dog, wrestles with life in his young age. Years later, now a young man (Amitabh ... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra
Stars: Zeenat Aman, Vikas Anand, Amitabh Bachchan
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
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
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
Kaala Patthar (1979)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    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
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
Mr. Natwarlal (1979)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Natwar is just a young boy when his beloved older brother and caretaker, police officer Gridharilal (Ajit), is framed for bribery by sinister criminal mastermind Vikram (Amjad Khan). When ... See full summary »

Director: Rakesh Kumar
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Ajit
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
Mard (1985)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

British intelligence comes over to India and loot all its wealth and carry it over to there country. Once they were being challenge by a brave king name Raja Azaad Singh, one day he happen ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Amrita Singh, Nirupa Roy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
John Jaani Janardhan
Shatrughan Sinha ...
Vicky (Vikram)
...
Sunny
...
Asha
Reena Roy ...
Julie
Kim ...
Kim
Amjad Khan ...
Damu (Damodar)
Kader Khan ...
Prem Chopra ...
Raghu's eldest son
Shakti Kapoor ...
Ashok
...
Namdev
...
Don
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Naseeb, a story of destiny and fate, begins with a lottery ticket. A drunk who cannot pay his tab trades his 'winning' ticket to the waiter, Namdev (Pran), instead. Namdev decides to share this ticket with his three friends Damu (Amjad Khan), Raghu (Kader Khan) and Jaggi (Jagdish Raj). But when it turns out to actually be a winner, Damu and Ragu turn on the other two, murdering Jaggi and framing Namdev. Namdev goes on the run but Raghu and Damu intervene and throw him over a bridge into a river and Namdev is presumed dead. However he is rescued by a don (Amrish Puri) but no one is aware he is alive. Fast forward to ten years later - Damu and Raghu have used their stolen lottery money to build a fabulous hotel and make millions becoming very successful businessmen. Damu has used a share of his money to send his only son, Vicky (Shatrughan Sinha) to school in England. They have even employed Namdev's oldest son Johnny (Amitabh Bachchan), Vicky's best friend, as a waiter in the hotel. By... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

waiter | lottery | hotel | destiny | singer | See All (22) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 March 1981 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Destiny  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

" Zindagi Imtihaan Leti Hain" was sampled from " Still Im sad " by Boney M. See more »

Goofs

When Shatru's White car overturns, it has no engine. See more »

Connections

Remade as Sandhippu (1983) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Naseeb- Age old story on a lavish scale
29 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Four years after the classic Amar Akbar Anthony Manmohan Desai made another classic Nasseb. What makes it different from the latter was its lavish budget. Another difference were the villains, Amjad Khan, Kader Khan, Prem Chopra, Shakti Kapoor and Amrish Puri (wow!!).

It all starts when four friends(Kader Khan,Amjad Khan,Pran and Jagdish)receive a winning lottery ticket and Jagdish wins. Out of sheer greed Kader Khan and Amjad Khan kill Jagdish and frame Pran. They throw Pran into a river and he is persumed dead. Kader Khan and Amjad Khan start a hotel with their winnings. Years later we find out that Pran is actually very much alive and returns to avenge his friend's murder, which results in a superb finale that takes place in a hotel

The songs were extremely good. John Jani Janardhan was a childhood favourite of mine and still is. The song is memorable for the special appearances by film stars. Rajesh Khanna, Simi Garewal, Raj Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Dharmendra, Rakesh Roshan and Sharmila Tagore( forgive me if I have missed someone). Zindagi imtihaan leti hai was also a favourite of mine and so was Rang Jamake Jayenge.

After reading my review of classic films people might assume Iam in my 30's or 40's in fact Iam only 22. I absolutely love classic movies, they have a appeal that is sorely lacking in todays films. Manmohan Desai thank you for giving me a passion for Bollywood movies.


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

Message Boards

Discuss Naseeb (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?