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Qamar Jalalabadi (dialogue), O.P. Ralhan


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mumtaz ... Mala
Amitabh Bachchan ... Dual Role (Shyamu & Deepak)
Ajit ... Insp. Kumar / Pakkad Singh
Kumud Chuggani Kumud Chuggani ... Rajni (as Kumud Chugani)
Anjana Mumtaz ... Kamla (as Anjana)
Sardar Akhtar Sardar Akhtar ... Mala's Mother
Ram Mohan ... Insp. Bedi
O.P. Ralhan O.P. Ralhan ... Pritam
Ranjeet ... Ranjeet
Madan Puri ... Shyamu's mentor
Gajanan Jagirdar Gajanan Jagirdar ... Seth. Harnam Das (as G. Jagirdar)
Asit Kumar Sen Asit Kumar Sen ... Sethji (Theatre Owner) (as Asit Sen)
Tun Tun ... Kavita
Baldev Mehta Baldev Mehta
Pinchoo Kapoor Pinchoo Kapoor ... Doctor (in Poona)


Shyamu is an orphan, living with his mentor, and has made stealing his career. While his mentor is recuperating in hospital, from a fracture, Shyamu decides to go straight. He is mistaken for popular writer, Deepak, and is met with considerable respect. To his delight, to comes across an ailing Deepak, whom he resembles. Deepak is ill and soon passes away, and Shyamu takes on his identity, and begins to romance the beautiful Mala. But a certain police inspector, Kumar, is interested in Deepak, and is convinced that the person masquerading as Deepak, is really someone else. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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16 February 1973 (India) See more »

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Tied Hands See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Eastmancolor)
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Amitabh Bachchan has fond memories of an act of goodwill shown to him by Mumtaz, who was already a huge star and Amitabh was still a struggler in the industry. Amitabh owned a Fiat at the time and often wondered what driving a Mercedes-Benz would be like. One day after pack-up, Amitabh noticed his car was missing, and was told by Mumtaz's driver that 'Madam had left in his Fiat.' The driver then handed Amitabh the keys of her Mercedes to use for the night. See more »


Remake of Mujrim (1958) See more »


Tu Ne Chheen Liya
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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Less known good film of Young Amitabh
21 January 2012 | by csn_61See all my reviews

Bandhe Haath a 1973 film from OP Ralhan's stables is a surprisingly well told action thriller in the Masala genre of Double acting heroes, Crime and retribution and some sizzling dance numbers by a buxom Mumtaz.

Amitabh plays Shyamau 'chor' who sees the end of his mentor-god father Madan Puri and wants to turn a new leaf as he has met a lovely stage dancer who he has fallen in love with. His drama of acting like Deepak a writer to escape from Police turns into a hide and seek game as he dons the dead author deepak's role in real life after the latter breathes his last in front of him. But everything is not hunky dory in his new life as shyamu's past always keeps haunting Deepak with the help of a nosy cop, Ajit, Deepak's ex- girl friend Kumud chuggani who wants to marry him and an anguti ( ring) belonging to her father now in Deepak's possession, RD's numbers are not red hot unusually except for Kishore KIumar's haunting title song. Mumtaz looks pretty and dances away to glory. This is well shot, screen play quite taut except for the irritating essentials of comedy by OP Ralhan-Tuntun and Asit Sen trio.

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