Benaam (1974 film)

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Directed by Narendra Bedi
Produced by Ranjit Virk
Written by Narendra Bedi
Jayant Dharmadhikari
Kader Khan
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Moushumi Chatterjee
Sharat Saxena
Prem Chopra
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Cinematography Kaka Thakur
Edited by Waman B. Bhosle
Gurudutt Shirali
Distributed by Ranjit Films
Shemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
October 18, 1974
Country India

Benaam is a 1974 Bollywood thriller film directed by Narendra Bedi. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Moushumi Chatterjee and Prem Chopra. Madan Puri also appears in a very different role. The scenes between Amitabh Bachchan and Madan Puri are conceived nicely where both are effective. This movie had a below average run at the box office. The film was remade in Kannada as Thirugu Baana.


Amit Srivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) and Sheela Srivastav (Moushumi Chatterjee) are married to each other and live with their son. One night on their way to a party, they encounter a murder of a press reporter, although Amit was not able to catch a glimpse of the killer. After helping the stabbed victim to the hospital, Amit begins to receive anonymous threats. He also gets a torn part of an invitation near the place of the attempted murder which he keeps, assuming it could lead to the killer. The killer kidnaps Amit's son and demands the evidence that he has got. The only way to save his child is to unravel the mystery of the killer's identity. Amit and Inspector Jadhav (Satyendra Kapoor) together find the real killer.



  1. Aa raat jati hai chupke se: Asha Bhonsle & Mohammed Rafi
  2. Ek din hansna: Lata Mangeshkar
  3. Main benaam ho gaya: Narendra Chanchal
  4. Jab Woh Nikalta Hai : Amit Kumar

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