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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
Release date
5 August 1983
Running time
163 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Betaab is a 1983 Indian Hindi romance film released, directed by Rahul Rawail and produced by Bikram Sing Dahal. The film stars Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh in their debut roles. The music was composed by Rahul Dev Burman. The film went on to be one of the biggest hits of the year. The film was remade in Telugu as Samrat in 1987 with Ramesh Babu and Sonam.


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:

# Song Singer(s) Length
1 Jab Hum Jawan Honge Shabbir Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar 7:10
2 Teri Tasveer Mil Gayee Shabbir Kumar 4:43
3 Tumne Dee Awaaz Shabbir Kumar 5:01
4 Apne Dil Se Badi Dushmani Ki Shabbir Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar 5:28
5 Badal Yun Garajta Hai Shabbir Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar 5:39

Award nominations[edit]

The film was nominated in multiple 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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