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Naseeb (1981)

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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 ... See full summary »

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John Jaani Janardhan
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Vicky (Vikram)
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Sunny
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Damu (Damodar)
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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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For the song sequence "John Johnny Janardhan", Manmohan Desai had assembled almost the entire film industry. See more »

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

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Mere Naseeb Mein
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar & Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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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.


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