Chhupa Rustam

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Chhupa Rustam
Chhupa Rustam.jpg
Directed byVijay Anand
Produced byVijay Anand
Written byVijay Anand
Kaushal Bharati
Suraj Sanim
StarringDev Anand
Prem Chopra
A.K. Hangal
Hema Malini
Music bySachin Dev Burman
CinematographyV. Ratra
Edited byVijay Anand
Distributed byNavketan International Films
Shemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
  • 7 May 1973 (1973-05-07)

Chhupa Rustam (lit.Dark horse) is a 1973 Hindi film produced and directed by Vijay Anand. The film stars Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Premnath, Ajit, Vijay Anand, Bindu and Prem Chopra. The music is by S.D. Burman.


The Government of India granted Rs.50,000/- to Prof. Harbanslal (A. K. Hangal) to conduct a study in the mountains bordering Tibet with India, called the Nangla Project. Harbanslal is sure that within these ice-capped mountains lies an entire temple made of pure gold. When Vikram Singh (Ajit) and his son, Bahadur (Prem Chopra), find out about the Nangla Project, they abduct Harbanslal in order to force him to reveal the exact location of this temple, in vain though and end up killing him. Having failed in this venture, they kidnap the wife and son of multi-millionaire Rajendra Jain (Sajjan) and demand that he get Bahadur married to his daughter, Ritu (Hema Malini). Rajendra discusses this matter with Ritu, and Ritu is ready and willing to do anything for her mother and brother. Rajendra hesitates, and soon he receives his wife's thumb in the mail. Losing no time, Rajendra and Ritu make arrangements for the marriage and communicate accordingly with the kidnappers. Soon a wedding date is fixed, however, things do not go as planned as Ritu is abducted by a man called Natwarlal (Dev Anand) and taken to his hideout. While driving there, their car breaks down and they are forced to take a lift from Jimmy Fernandes (Vijay Anand), albeit at gunpoint. Jimmy drops them off at an isolated spot, leaving Natwarlal to work out the details of getting the ransom money from Rajendra. Before that could happen, Jimmy shows up and abducts Ritu. With his wife and son still held captive with Vikram and his son, Rajendra is at his wits' end as to whose life he should give priority to. Watch as events unfold to show what exactly was the motive in Ritu's multiple abductions, who is benefit by these incidents, and its connection with the Nangla Project.




Song Title Singers Lyricist Time
01. "Bolo Kya Hum Ko Doge" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle Vijay Anand 4:27
02. "Dheere Se Jana Khatiyan Mein" Kishore Kumar Neeraj 4:16
03. "Hum Chhupe Rustam Hain" Manna Dey Neeraj 6:11
04. "Jaloon Main Jale Mera Dil" Asha Bhosle Neeraj 3:45
05. "Jo Main Hota" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle Vijay Anand 5:11
06. "Main Hoon Chhui Mui" Asha Bhosle Vijay Anand 3:24
07. "Suno Suno Meri Dukhbhari Dastan" Lata Mangeshkar Neeraj 3:55

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