Majboor (1974 film)

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Majboor
Majboor 1974 film poster.jpg
Directed by Ravi Tandon
Produced by Premji
Written by Salim-Javed
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Parveen Babi
Pran
Farida Jalal
Satyen Kappu
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Distributed by Suchitha Films Pvt. Ltd.
Eros International
Release dates
6 December 1974
Country India
Language Hindi

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

It is a remake of an American film titled Zig Zag (1970 film) starring George Kennedy[1]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 Rajnikant, and in Gujarati as Naseeb No Khel (1982).[2]

Plot[edit]

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 himself 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 was then a free man.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

# 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 "Daru Ki Botol Mein" Kishore Kumar
5 "Dekh Sakta Hoon" (Female Version) Lata Mangeshkar

Success[edit]

The film was a hit at the box office.[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Critical Reception[edit]

Majboor is featured in Avijit Ghosh's book, 40 Retakes: Bollywood Classics You May Have Missed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gopalan, Krishna The Making of Don. New Delhi: Rupa Publications (2013)
  2. ^ Ramachandran, Naman, Rajnikanth: The Definitive Biography. India: Penguin Books (2012).
  3. ^ Box Office India
  4. ^ http://filmfareawards.indiatimes.com/articleshow/articleshow/366907.cms

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