Badnam Farishte

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Badnam Farishte
Directed by Qamar Narvi
Starring Rajesh Khanna
Sharmila Tagore
Yash Tandon
B. N. Sharma
Bharat Kapoor
Pinchoo Kapoor
Release date
Country India
Language Hindi

Badnam Farishte is a 1971 Bollywood court drama film. The film has Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore as the lawyers who fight for unemployed youth getting into crime world. These two actors made extended guest appearance in this film. The introduction commentary was done by Dharmendra. The cast included mostly the newcomers and struggling artistes of that time.

The film was the first box office flop in the career of Rajesh Khanna since the beginning of his 17 consecutive hits from 1969 to 1971. There were other Khanna's films which were running well at the box office due to which this social film was not screened by in many theatres by distributors, due to which producers suffered losses.

Badnam Farishte in 1971 was the first film of Khanna to flop at the box office since his consecutive 17 hits from 1969. Before the release of Maalik in 1972, Khanna had 9 more hits in the year 1972. In the year 1972, Khanna acted in 10 releases of which 9 became successful. His Hindi films Dushman, Amar Prem,Apna Desh and Mere Jeevan Saathi, together earned more than Rs.5 crore.[1] His other films of 1972 like Dil Daulat Duniya, Bawarchi,Joroo Ka Ghulam, Shehzada earned more than Rs.4.5 crores.He also made guest appearance in Anuraag (1972 film), which too was successful at box office.After Maalik, he did a guest appearance in Telugu movie called Bangaru Babu directed by V.B. Rajendra Prasad which was hit.


  1. "Na Saathi Hai Na Manzil Ka Pata, Ye Duniya Raasta Hi Raasta Hai" - Asha Bhosle
  2. "Aaj Ka Vaada Pakka Haath Milao, Ab Mai Jaau Achchha Haath Milao" - Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle
  3. "Insaan Ro Rha Hai, Badnam Farishte Kya Kare" - Mohammed Rafi
  4. "B.a. M.a. Ph.d Ye Diplome Ye Degree Hogayi Jab Bekaar" - Mohammed Rafi
  5. "Nashili Aankho Se Nagar Sa Ek Baras Ke Dub Gayi Masti Me Meri Nas Nas" - Asha Bhosle


  1. ^ "Ten actors with the maximum releases in a year". Retrieved 2015-10-24. 

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