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Naseeb (1981)

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 »

Director:

Manmohan Desai

Writers:

Kader Khan (screenplay), Prayag Raj (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... John Jaani Janardhan
Shatrughan Sinha ... Vicky (Vikram)
Rishi Kapoor ... Sunny
Hema Malini ... Asha
Reena Roy ... Julie
Kim ... Kim
Amjad Khan ... Damu (Damodar)
Kader Khan ... Raghu (Raghuvir)
Prem Chopra ... Raghu's eldest son
Shakti Kapoor ... Ashok
Pran ... Namdev
Amrish Puri ... Don
Raj Kapoor ... Himself
Shammi Kapoor ... Himself
Dharmendra ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1 May 1981 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Destiny and Fate See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This is the only Manmohan Desai directed Amitabh Bachchan movie that did not credit any of the actors. See more »

Goofs

When Amitabh Bachchan falls out of the car, he puts his hand on a rock and hits his head on it then gets unconscious. If he hit his head on the rock then it would make sense for him to enact him getting unconscious. See more »

Quotes

Vicky (Vikram): In our country, girls look beautiful wearing clothes, not while removing them.
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Connections

Remade as Trimurtulu (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Mere Naseeb Mein
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar & Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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Classic Bollywood Mainstream
6 December 2006 | by GPSohalSee all my reviews

This is one of Manmohan Desai's best films ever, an amalgam of many film genres. Tragedy, Comedy, Romance, Family, Drama, Acton, Crime, Friendship, Revenge, etc. The film boasts of some great songs, and in one of the songs, Manmohan Desai managed to include almost the entire film industry.

Manmohan Desai worked with the 'lost-and-found' plot in all of his movies, but made it seem fresh every time around, and this film came as a winner all around.

Amitabh Bachchan carried the film, but with ample support from Shatrughan Sinha, Rishi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Pran,and Amjad Khan. I have seen this film a dozen times and will be watching it again many times more.


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