Majboor (1974 film)

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Majboor 1974 film poster.jpg
Directed byRavi Tandon
Produced byPremji
Written bySalim-Javed
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Parveen Babi
Farida Jalal
Satyen Kappu
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
Distributed bySuchitha Films Pvt. Ltd
Eros International
Release date
6 December 1974

Majboor (Hindi: मजबूर, transl. compelled) is a 1974 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film, directed by Ravi Tandon and written by Salim-Javed. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Pran, Madan Puri, Rehman and Farida Jalal. The music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal and lyrics were by Anand Bakshi.

Inspired from 1970 Hollywood movie Zig zag. The film was later remade in Telugu by director K. Raghavendra Rao as Raja (1976), starring Shobhan Babu and Jayasudha. It was also remade in Tamil as Naan Vazhavaippen (1979), with Sivaji Ganeshan and K. R. Vijaya, and in Gujarati as Naseeb No Khel (1982) and also in Malayalam as Ee Kaikalil (1986).[1] The story was also used in 2008 movie Jimmy.


Ravi Khanna (Amitabh Bachchan) lives happily with his widowed mother, wheelchair-bound sister (Farida Jalal) and younger brother. He suffers from a terminal brain tumor, and has only 6 months to live. In an effort to provide for his family, he takes the responsibility of a murder that he has not committed to collect the ransom money of Rs. 5,00,000. He leaves a trail for the police to follow and he is convicted. While in prison, he gets an attack and the jail authorities take him to the hospital where he undergoes a successful operation. Now, he is a confessed criminal for abduction, ransom and murder, which he planted on himself.

In order to save himself from the death penalty, he runs away from the hospital in search of the real murderer. He gets help from a thief named Michael D'Souza (Pran). After many twists and turns, the plot unfolds, where the true identity of the criminal is revealed. Ravi Khanna then becomes a free man.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Aadmi Jo Kehta Hai" Kishore Kumar
2 "Dekh Sakta Hoon" (Male Version) Kishore Kumar
3 "Roothe Rab Ko" Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle
4 "Phir na kehna Michael daru peeke danga karta hai" Kishore Kumar
5 "Dekh Sakta Hoon" (Female Version) Lata Mangeshkar


The film was a Hit at the box office.[2]

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  1. ^ Ramachandran, Naman, Rajnikanth: The Definitive Biography. India: Penguin Books (2012).
  2. ^ Box Office India Archived 22 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^[permanent dead link]

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