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Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee
Produced byHrishikesh Mukherjee
N. C. Sippy
Romu N. Sippy
Written byRahi Masoom Raza,
Biren Tripathy,
Jehan Nayyar (Dialogue)
Screenplay byBimal Dutta
Story byHrishikesh Mukherjee
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Farida Jalal
Om Prakash
Music byJaidev
Rahi Masoom Raza (Lyrics)
CinematographyJaywant Pathare
Edited byKhan Zaman Khan
Distributed byRupam Chitra
Release date
  • 8 April 1977 (1977-04-08)
Running time
161 minutes

Alaap is a 1977 Indian film produced by Hrishikesh Mukerjee and N.C Sippy and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Asrani, Farida Jalal, Om Prakash and Manmohan. The music is by Jaidev.


Widowed Advocate Triloki Prasad (Om Prakash) lives a wealthy lifestyle in a small town in India with two sons, Advocate Ashok (Vijay Sharma) married to Geeta (Lily Chakravarty) and Alok (Amitabh Bachchan) who has yet to settle down in their law firm. Alok is fond of music and enrolls in classes run by Pandit Jamuna Prasad (A. K. Hangal). On his return, his father asks him to accompany Ashok to their law firm and start learning to practice, which he agrees to do. One day, Triloki finds out that Alok has not been going the firm but is instead spending time in the local slums with a former courtesan named Sarju Bai Banaraswali (Chhaya Devi). He cautions Alok about this, but Alok continues to visit Sarju Bai. When Mr. Gupta (Yunus Parvez) approaches Triloki about taking possession and demolishing the slum area, Triloki readily agrees and with his expertise manages to sway the Court's decision in Gupta's favor. As a result, Sarju Bai and others are rendered homeless. With the fee he receives from Gupta, he asks Alok to purchase a used car for himself. But Alok purchases a horse-carriage and decides to drive it himself to make a living. His enraged father asks him to leave the house. When Triloki finds out that Alok is doing well in his work, he decides to hire motor coaches to transport people at a much cheaper price, thus cutting off Alok's earnings and perhaps forcing him to reconsider his decision, apologize, and return home to his father. The remainder of the film deals with Alok battling all contradiction, and if the father-son duo continue to harbour their differences.




All lyrics are written by Rahi Masoom Raza; all music is composed by Jaidev.

1."Aai Ritu Sawan Ki"Bhupinder Singh, Kumari Faiyaz3:33
2."Binati Sun Le Tanik"Asrani3:38
3."Chand Akela Jaye Sakhi Ri"Yesudas3:36
4."Chand Akela"Yesudas3:26
5."Ho Rama Dar Lage Apni Umariya Se"Asrani3:27
6."Kahe Manva Nache"Lata Mangeshkar3:11
7."Koi Gata Main So Jata"Yesudas3:31
8."Mata Saraswati Sharda"Lata Mangeshkar, Dilraj Kaur3:49
9."Mata Saraswati Sharda"Yesudas, Dilraj Kaur, Madhurani3:30
10."Nai Ri Lagan Aur Meethi Batiyan"Yesudas, Madhurani, Kumari Faiyaz3:56
11."Zindagi Ko Sanwarna Hoga"Yesudas3:36

All songs were written by Rahi Masoom Raza except for 'Koi Gata Main So Jata' which was a work done by Harivansh Rai Bachchan and 'Mata Saraswati Sharda' which is a traditional Saraswati Vandana.

External links[edit]

Alaap on IMDb