Namak (1996)

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Gopal works as a servant with the Sharma family, which consists of Kedarnath, his wife: Shanti, daughters: Asha and Sunita, and son: Prabhat. Prabhat and Gopal are very friendly with each ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Raza Murad ...
Rajeshwar Nath
Shakti Kapoor ...
Jagdish R. Nath / Prabhat K. Sharma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sahila Chaddha ...
Asha K. Sharma
Prem Chopra ...
Rajinder 'Jinder'
Master Rajat Dubey ...
Young Gopal
Balwinder 'Balu' 'Gullu'
Dinesh Hingoo ...
Jagdeep ...
Police Inspector
Lala Kedarnath 'Lalaji' Sardarilal Sharma
Farha Naaz ...
Dr. Anju
Amita Nangia ...
Sunita K. Sharma
Preetam Oberoi ...
Paintal ...
Poonam ...
Anita Nath


Gopal works as a servant with the Sharma family, which consists of Kedarnath, his wife: Shanti, daughters: Asha and Sunita, and son: Prabhat. Prabhat and Gopal are very friendly with each other. One day while playing with a loaded rifle, Prabhat accidentally shoots Gopal, and runs away, fearing that he will be arrested and sentenced to death. Gopal grows up in the Sharma family and is treated like a family member. Years later, Asha weds Suresh, who moves in with them, while Sunita becomes intimate and pregnant with Balwinder, and in order to avoid a scandal, gets married to him. Things change dramatically when Shanti's brother, Rajinder, colludes with Suresh and Balwinder to kill Kedarnath, who is rescued just in time by Gopal, who ends up in hospital. After recovering, Gopal returns home to find that Kedarnath is dead, and the family on the verge of being divided. Shanti decides to make Gopal the next heir to the Sharma estate, and shortly after that Prabhat, who read about his dad's... Written by rAjOo (

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Shammi Kapoor and Sanjay Dutts voice are dubbed in the film. See more »


Mera pyar tere jeevan ke sang rahega
Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri, Indivar, Vishweshwar Sharma, Dayanath Pandey
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Sanju's Bad Days
12 June 2012 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

After Dutt was arrested for giving shelter to terrorists and smuggling arms, he was in his worst days ever. During the period after his last blockbuster Khalnayak from 1993-1997, he was in prison. Though, he was released in 1995 to complete some of his films and re arrested and re released in 1997. Luckily, he completed his unfinished films in time but failed to complete his dubbing. To make matters worse, all of Sanju's films releasing after 1993 post Khalnayak till Dushman 1998, were either flops or washouts at the market. Namak was released in 1996 and this was too in the time period of when he was in prison. Namak wasn't a flop nor a disaster. It was a complete washout earning a few lakhs and maybe a few crores in its lifetime earnings, this film was the mother of disasters at its time of release. The audience found this film to be another typical family drama which turns into a mindless action film and it is poorly handled. Kawal Sharma the director was an assistant director to main super hit film making directors. But sadly, he couldn't create the magic his seniors could. The film has a age old story dealing with enemities in the big family and how the servant Dutt will become the leader after lots of family arguments and finish of the betraying elder cousins. Dutt gives another trash performance after his previous films like Zamana Se Kya Dara although Andolan was a decent film and so was Aatish. His voice is again dubbed by Chetan Shasital which doesn't suit him at all. He sleepwalks through his role and provides no effort just like he did in 5 flops last year though his 6th flop Andolan was a good movie and Aaatish was a hit. On the whole, Namak doesn't work even with the good concept of changing a family drama into an action film which doesn't work even in the 90s. A must avoid for even Sanju fans who will be disappointed mostly at Dutt's dubbing by Chetan Shashital.

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