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Alcoholic (1984)

Sharaabi (original title)
A workaholic businessman neglects his only son after his wife's death. The son grows up to be a rebellious alcoholic.

Director:

Prakash Mehra

Writers:

Kader Khan (dialogue), Prakash Mehra (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Vicky Kapoor
Bharat Bhushan ... Masterji
Chandrashekhar ... Advocate Saxena
C.S. Dubey ... Father of prospective bride
Rajan Haksar
A.K. Hangal ... Meena's Blind Father
Dinesh Hingoo ... Neighbour calling police in the song "De de pyar de"
Jankidas ... Rustom Bandukwala
Pinchoo Kapoor ... Father of prospective bride
Satyendra Kapoor ... Govardhandas
Viju Khote ... Mr. Nahata
Mukri ... Natthulal
Suresh Oberoi ... Abdul
Deepak Parashar ... Inspector Anwar
Smita Patil ... Guest Appearance in Song "Jahan Char Yaar Mil Jaye"
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Storyline

In lieu of love and affections from his multi-millionaire father, Amarnath Kapoor; Vicky is instead serve brandy. Amarnath is interested in materializing his businesses to greater heights leaving the needs of his son to be completed by Munshi Phoolchand thus Vicky grows up to be an alcoholic and utilizes every opportunity to scuffs and insult his father. While Amarnath wants a wealthy spouse for Vicky he is attracted to a poor woman, Meena and decides he will only get marry to her. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Trivia

Prakash Mehra claimed that during the making of Laawaris he met a well known industrialist. He had a sharp business acumen. But he was a major alcoholic. But his work never suffered due to his addiction. Prakash Mehra decided to use this character as an inspiration for Sharaabi . See more »

Goofs

When Amitabh Bachchan goes to Police Inspector Anwar's house for a party, the calendar in his house shows the date January 12. Later when Munshiji is in hospital on his death bed, the calendar shows December 1983. It is impossible that it has been almost a year since the two scenes are supposed be just days apart. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Vicky Kapoor: If you want to have a moustache, keep it like Mr. Natthulal, or else don't!
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Connections

Spoofed in Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Jahaan Chaar Yaar
Sung by Kishore Kumar
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Inspired by...no remake
8 September 2012 | by sharankandhaiSee all my reviews

This is a classic example of how a good movie can be inspired by another movie and not be a remake. Inspired by the Dudley Moore movie Arthur, this Prakash Mehra directed movie is Indianised. And done very well! After Namak Halaal and Muqadder ka Sikander this is my fave Amitabh-Prakash Mehra movie. The movie costars Jaya Pradha, Smita Patil, Pran, Om Prakash, Ranjeet, Satyen Kappu. Even Suresh Oberoi is watchable in a cameo. The guy who was Amitabh jr in Muqadder ka Sikander (Mayur i think) also has a part in this movie. Music by Bappi Lahiri is okay. Dede pyaar de and Mujhe Naulakha manga de re were hits. Def worth a watch. Even worth repeating.


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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

18 May 1984 (India) See more »

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