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Naam (1986)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 30 August 1986 (India)
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Follows the story of Vicky, who gets entrapped in a criminal plot after he leaves his country for work.


Mahesh Bhatt


Salim Khan (dialogue), Salim Khan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Nutan ... Janki
Kumar Gaurav ... Ravi Kapoor
Sanjay Dutt ... Vicky Kapoor
Poonam Dhillon ... Seema Rai
Amrita Singh ... Rita
Pankaj Udhas ... Self (Guest Appearance)
Paresh Rawal ... Rana
Akash Khurana ... Aftab Ahmed (as Aakash Khurana)
Ram Mohan ... Babu Pakett
Gurbachan Singh ... Narayan's man (as Gurbachan)
Ashutosh Gowariker ... Jaisingh Kalewar (Taxi Driver)
Ghanshyam Rohera ... Mr. Ghanshyam (as Ghanshyam)
Shehnaz Anand Shehnaz Anand ... Mrs. Neetu Ghanshyam
Rita Rani Kaul Rita Rani Kaul ... Mrs. Saira A.Ahmed
Arvind Joshi ... Seema's Father


Janki lives a poor middle class life with her two sons Ravi and Vicky while Ravi works for a abusive boss Mr Ghanshyam,Vicky is jobless and always takes law in his hands and dreams of going to Dubai for work,Ravi meets Seema and they fall in love as Ravi cant arrange money to send Vicky to Dubai Ravi tries to take help from Seema's father but is left helpless on the he way notices an accident and sees that car belongs to Mr Ghanshyam and goes to his place but Ghanshyam pleads him not to tell anyone as he would be jailed Ravi decides to sacrifice and go to jail for few months for Ghanshyam's crime on return he would compensate him following which he uses the money to send Vicky to Dubai,Ravi arranges Vicky to go to Dubai on his flight he meets Rita.On reaching Dubai Vicky comes to know that he has been cheated and is left helpless he is then taken care by criminal don Rana whose drugs were imported to Dubai in Ravi's bag by the agent.Vicky calls up Rita and explains her the whole tale ... Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The film moves in flashback format with background commentary by Kumar Gaurav's character. See more »


Despite struggling financially, Ravi and his family live in a big well built house. See more »


Pankaj Udhas: Chiti aai hai vatan se chiti aai hai, badey dino ke baad hum bevatano ko yaad vatan ki mitti aai hai... A letter has come from our home country, after months, we immigrants remember the soil of our home country...
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Followed by Woh lamhe... (2006) See more »


Chitti Aai Hai
Performed by Pankaj Udhas
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar & Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
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Recommended watch.
30 August 2020 | by nadkarnisumeetSee all my reviews

Naam review :

Director Mahesh Bhatt's first commercial sucess was Rajendra Kumar's Naam which was written by Salim Khan - his first script post split with Javed. The film was an emotional drama with top notch performances from Nutan, Amrita Singh and Sanjay Dutt and became a highly successful enterprise at the box office.

Produced by Rajendra Kumar as a relaunch for son Kumar Gaurav who had delivered multiple flops after a promising debut in Love Story (1981), Naam ended up reviving Sanjay Dutt's career instead whose performance was lauded by critics and audience alike. Amrita Singh made a good pairing with Dutt and they are shown to be in a live in relationship - quite bold for 80s Bollywood.

Paresh Rawal played the villain with his cacophonic laughter while Anupam Kher dubbed for the person playing Poonam Dhillon's father. Poonam, by the way, was Kumar Gaurav's love interest who supports him when he loses his job for no fault of his. Character actor Ghanshyam, normally seen in comic roles, played the bad employer whose wife Shehnaz Anand makes sexual advances at Gaurav.

The bromance between Kumar Gaurav and Sanju Baba is the films highlight and their camaraderie is just fantastic. Sanju Baba's swag is another factor which works here - something he used effectively in his subsequent hits.

Musically, Naam is known for the Pankaj Udhas sung "Chitthi Aayi Hai Watan se Chitti aayi hai" - which struck the right chord with non resident Indians of those time. The song became a runaway hit.

Overall, Naam is a well packaged entertainer which can make for an ideal Sunday afternoon watch. Recommended!!

Regards, Sumeet Nadkarni.

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