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 »

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John Jaani Janardhan
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Sunny
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Asha
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Ashok
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Namdev
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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

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In the song John Jani Janardhan many stars of that time made an appearance the similar theme was inspired by Farah Khan for the title song of her film Om Shanti Om. See more »

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John, Vikki and Sunny leave the revolving restaurant in white car but arrive at home in red car. See more »

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Performed by Kamlesh Avasthi, Anwar & Suman Kalyanpur
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar & Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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a typical Bollywood movie
1 March 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie has the footprint of Manmohan Desai all across the board. It contains all the emotions associated with human life, very well packaged. Period between 1979 to 1985 was the peak period for Manmohan Desai, giving hits like 'Amar Akbar Anthony' & 'Suhaag' in 1979, 'Naseeb' in 1981, 'Coolie' in 1983 & 'Mard' in 1985, where Amitabh Bachchan is the main hero in all these movies. Besides the 'lost & found' theme of the story, all these movies has excellent music, song & dance. He stretches the scope of the movie to its limit in all directions, be it the number of stars, locations and sets. It is an entertaining movie and can easily be listed in must-see movies, if time permits.


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