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Namak Halaal (1982)

Brought up by his grandfather, Arjun Singh moves to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets Bhairon who helps him find a job as a singer in a 5-star hotel owned by Raja.

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Prakash Mehra
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Waheeda Rehman ... Savitridevi
Shashi Kapoor ... Raja
Amitabh Bachchan ... Arjun Singh
Smita Patil ... Poonam
Parveen Babi ... Nisha
Om Prakash ... Dasrath Singh (Daddu)
Ranjeet ... Ranjit Singh
Satyendra Kapoor ... Girdar
Ram P. Sethi Ram P. Sethi ... Bhairon
Kamal Kapoor ... Sanyal (Raja's father)
Chandrashekhar ... Mehta (Lawyer)
Ashalata Wabgaonkar ... Nisha's mother
Dev Kumar ... Deva
Harish Magon Harish Magon ... Poonam's blind brother
Nandita Thakur Nandita Thakur ... Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

Young Arjun (Amitabh Bachchan) is brought up by his Daddu (Om Prakash). His Daddu decides for him to go to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets up with Bhairon (Ram P. Sethi) who guides him into finding a job as a servant in a 5-star hotel owned by Raja (Shashi Kapoor). While in the hotel, Arjun meets Poonam (Smita Patil) and falls in love with her. During this time, many attempts are made to kill Raja by the one and only Girdar Singh (Satyendra Kapoor) and his son Ranjeet (Ranjeet). All these attempts are thwarted by Arjun. Will he be able to save Raja from these attacks? Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 April 1982 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Преданный слуга See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Smita Patil's first commercial film.She was then known as the heroine of only art films. See more »

Quotes

Arjun Singh: I know such English that I will leave the British behind. You see sir, I can talk English, I can walk English, I can laugh English, I can run English, because English is such a funny language. Bhairo becomes Byron because their minds are very narrow. In the year 1929 when India was playing Australia at the Melbourne stadium Vijay Hazare and Vijay Merchant were at the crease. Vijay Merchant told Vijay Hazare "Look Vijay Hazare Sir, this is a very prestigious match and we must consider it very ...
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Connections

Featured in Bend It Like Beckham (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Thodi Si Jo Peeli Hai
Performed by Kishore Kumar
Lyrics by Anjaan
Music by Bappi Lahiri
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Funny movie
29 June 2012 | by gurdeepmann59See all my reviews

Namak Halaal is one of the funniest movies made practically because of Amitabh's comic timing The film is quite new but with some of the same separated-reunited theme along with vixens, grandfathers, lovers and villains

Amitabh plays a country bumpkin who is told by his Daddu (Om Prakash) to be faithful to the hand that feeds you Amitabh gets a job with Shashi Kapoor and falls in love with Smita Patel who also works with Shashi Kapoor Ranjeet and his dad try to kill Shashi but always fail because of Amitabh

This film is good for Amitabh's acting at his best If you get a chance watch it


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