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|Directed by||Shakti Samanta|
|Produced by||Shakti Samanta|
|Written by||Shaktipada Rajguru|
|Music by||Shyamal Mitra|
|Language||Hindi and Bengali|
Amanush (English: Inhuman) is a 1975 Indian action drama film made in both Hindi and Bengali produced and directed by Shakti Samanta. The film stars Sharmila Tagore, Uttam Kumar, Utpal Dutt and Asit Sen.
The Bengali version of the film achieved immense popularity amongst Bengalis and featured many memorable songs by Kishore Kumar like Bipinbabur karansudha and Ki asha-y baandhi khelaghar. Also, this film featured the Bengali film star Uttam Kumar at the height of his popularity and Utpal Dutt turned in a typically stellar performance as the villain.
The film was later remade in Telugu as "Edureeta" (1977) starring N.T.Rama Rao, Vanisri, and Jayasudha, in Malayalam as Ithaa Oru Manushyan and in Tamil as Thyagam with Sivaji Ganesan. After Amanush, Samanta once again made another double version, Anand Ashram (1977) with the same lead actors, however that film didn't do well at the box office.[need quotation to verify]
- Uttam Kumar ... Madhusudan Roy Chaudhary 'Madhu'
- Sharmila Tagore ... Lekha
- Prema Narayan ... Dhanno
- Anil Chatterjee ... Police Inspector Bhuvan Roy
- Utpal Dutt ... Maheem Ghosal
- Abhi Bhattacharya ... Dr. Anand
- Manmohan ... Sanathan
- Asit Sen ... Pujari
- Manik Dutt
- Tarun Ghosh ... Padha
- Rajni Gupta
- Subroto Mahapatra ... Jyoti
- Amol Sen ... Constable
- Probir Roy
Music: Shyamal Mitra | Lyrics: Indeevar
1. "Dil Aisa Kisi Ne Mera Toda" - Kishore Kumar
2. "Kal Ke Apne Na Jaane Kyun" - Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
3. "Tere Gaalonko Choomoon" - Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
4. "Ghum Ki Dawaa To Pyaar Hai" - Asha Bhosle
5. "Na Puchho Koi Hamein" - Kishore Kumar
6. "Nadiya Mein Lahre Naache (title track) - Shyamal Mitra
The film won total 2 award from 9 nomination it received at 1976 Filmfare Awards
- Best Playback Singer, Male - Kishore Kumar for "Dil Aisa Kisi Ne Mera Toda"
- Best Lyricist - Indeevar for "Dil Aisa Kisi Ne Mera Toda"
- Best Film
- Best Director - Shakti Samanta
- Best Actor - Uttam Kumar
- Best Supporting Actor - Utpal Dutt
- Best Supporting Actress - Prema Narayan
- Best Story - Shakti Prada Rajguru
- Best Playback Singer, Female - Asha Bhosle for "Kal Ke Apne"
- Nalin Mehta (2008). Television in India: Satellites, Politics and Cultural Change. Routledge. p. 155. ISBN 1134062133.
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