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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The star studded song was shot at R. K. Studios and the shooting spanned one week. Showman Raj Kapoor played an integral part in the song and during the shooting. The one-week shoot was a gala event. See more »

Goofs

John, Vikki and Sunny leave the revolving restaurant in white car but arrive at home in red car. See more »

Quotes

Namdev: Changing one's clothes does not change one's reality.
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Connections

Remade as Trimurtulu (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

John, Jani, Janardhan
Performed by Mohammad Rafi
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar & Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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A film that you can watch anytime and can't really get bored.
1 October 2005 | by husnain_05See all my reviews

Basically,I think that if the actors and actresses are good performers the whole film ends up being good and as part of this film it has the best actors and actresses that can perform great.Amitabh Bachchan,Hema Malini,Rishie Kapoor,Shatrughan Sinha,Reena Roy,Rishie kapoors wife in the film,Kader Khan,Shakti Kapoor,Amrish Puri,Amjad Khan,Jeevan,Prem Chopra and everyone else.Naseeb has the right time to be funny and the right time to be emotional.Naseeb was a perfect film and had a mixture of meanings such as Friendship,love,sacrifice and being poor but being patient.I love the part at the end when they are in the hotel and they fight like mad.


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