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A story about choices to be made between relationships - relationships with one's mentor, one's love and family.



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Complete credited cast:
Sheikhu Dada
Ravi Shankar
Sonia Gupta
Jagannath Gupta
Saifu (Sheikhu's son)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Qawalli Singer
Sudhir Dalvi ...
Singer in boat
Nawab (Waiter)
Madhu Malhotra ...
Qawalli Singer
Police Inspector


When the poor and illiterate Shaikhoo Dada (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) gives up his life savings to bail out Ravi (Raj Kiran) from his financial mess, Ravi begins to revere Shaikhoo as God. Now on the path to success, Ravi marries Soni (Swaroop Sampat) but his rich father-in-law who disapproves of Ravi's affections and respect for a mere commoner starts to create a rift between the two. Knowing the consequences of Ravi rebelling against his rich and powerful father-in-law, Shaikhoo starts to deliberately create circumstances where Ravi will lose all respect for him and move on from this relationship. Written by Official Source

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Drama | Family | Romance





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6 March 1981 (India)  »

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Did You Know?


Yash Chopra had released this film after Silsila and also gave his assistant Dilip Naik to director. Yash Chopra had always given breaks to his assistants like Ramesh Talwar, Rajesh Sethi and also gave break to Romeh Sharma to direct but the film was shelved. See more »

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Far, far away from being a 'gem'.
6 March 2016 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

A series of films produced under the YRF banner, including "Sawaal', "Faasle", "Noorie" and "Mashaal" were all huge flops, just like "Nakhuda". The plot was conceived to aim to be an offbeat movie. However, the actors do not help this to happen. Nor does the shoddy direction by the débutant Dilip Naik. The cast consists of Raj Kiran, Swaroop Sampat and Kulbushan Kharbanda. As much as Kulbushan's performance shines throughout the movie, the job by the rest of the cast emits the same dullness. The soundtrack album is strictly below average, "Tumhari Palkon Ki Chilmanon Mein" being the only memorable track. It was not a great idea to have an aging overweight Asha Sachdev to perform a delicate Mujra number called "Tujhe Maroongi Phoolon Ki Maar". It failed miserably.

All in all, it's best to keep this 'gem' remain unnoticed but might garner the interests of serious Yash Raj aficionados.

VERDICT :- avoid.

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