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Directed by Rahul Rawail
Produced by Bikram Singh Dahal
Written by Javed Akhtar
Starring Sunny Deol
Amrita Singh
Shammi Kapoor
Nirupa Roy
Prem Chopra
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Cinematography Manmohan Singh (1st Big Project in Bollywood)
Release dates
5 August 1983
Running time
163 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Betaab (Bengali: বেতাব) is an Indian Hindi movie released on 5 August 1983, directed by Rahul Rawail and produced by Bikram Sing Dahal. The film stars Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh in their debut roles. The film went on to be one of the biggest hits of the year.


This film is a love story of two youngsters who fall in love despite the status gaps between their families. Sunny (Sunny Deol), is a young, poor and happy guy who lives with his mother Sumitra (Nirupa Roy) in his home-made town farm. Formerly, His father Avenash had been a big businessman, but he went bankrupt. For this reason, he committed suicide. Avenash was in close friends with Sardar Dinesh Singh Girji (Shammi Kapoor) who is one of the richest and most powerful men in the city. When Sardar reveals that Avenash has gone bankrupt, he turns his back to him. Sardar has one daughter called Roma (Amrita Singh). She is spoiled, snob and accustomed to have all the people who surround her beneath her. She was Sunny's childhood friend.

Now, Sardar purchases a new horse farm out of the city in the town, which is nearby Sunny's farm. When Sunny accompanies his mother to the train station, he encounters Roma after many years they haven't seen each other. Sunny instantly recognizes her, but Roma doesn't. consequently, they coincidentally meet each other various times in the farm. They quarrel continually, but soon she comes to know that he is her childhood friend and they reconstruct their childhood love.




The film has 5 popular songs of its time sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Shabbir Kumar, composed by R D Burman:

  • "Apne Dil Se Badi Dushmani Ki" - Shabbir Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
  • "Badal Yun Garajta Hai" - Shabbir Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
  • "Jab Hum Jawan Honge" - Shabbir Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
  • "Teri Tasveer Mil Gayee" - Shabbir Kumar
  • "Tumne Dee Awaaz" - Shabbir Kumar

Award Nominations[edit]

The film was nominated in 5 categories at the Filmfare, but did not win any:


This is probably the first Indian film to get a U/A Rating (Parental Guidance) from the Central Board of Film Certification.

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