Manzil (1979 film)

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Directed by Basu Chatterjee
Produced by Jai Pawar
Raj Prakash
Rajiv Suri
Written by Ashish Burman
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Moushumi Chatterjee
Music by R. D. Burman
Cinematography K. K. Mahajan
Edited by G.G. Mayekar
Release date
  • 28 September 1979 (1979-09-28)
Country India
Language Hindi

Manzil (lit. Destination) is a 1979 Indian Bollywood film directed by Basu Chatterjee. The film was similar to the Bengali film Akash Kusum (1965). Manzil stars Amitabh Bachchan and Moushumi Chatterjee in pivotal roles. The film won critical acclaim for its story, while Bachchan was praised for his performance, although, the film did only average business at the box office. The song "Rimjhim Gire Saawan" is a chartbuster.[1]


The story of the movie starts with a young man (Amitabh Bachchan) having big dreams. He falls for a rich girl (Moushumi Chaterjee). She falls for him as well. He pretends to be rich not to disappoint her and takes help from his friend who was a Chartered Accountant,for suit, car and flat, claiming all as his own. He wants to start a galvanometer business by buying old ones and refurbishing them to workable ones with the help of A.K. Hangal. Unfortunately, the big cats try to buy him out, but Amitabh doesn't budge. So, they buy A. K. Hangal by bribing him with money for his daughters wedding. This leads to a big failure for Amitabh, whose mother Lalita Pawar has to give the insurance money to her son to bail him out. It still doesn't work and Amitabh is taken to court by Moushumi's father, a lawyer. Lalita Pawar encourages her son to repair the galvanometers himself and when he falls short of money, sells her gold jewellery. The prosecutor withdraws the case as the galvanometers are now repaired. His friend C.A Prakash Mariwalla also helps him with ten thousand rupees in disguise of an order.



Track# Title Singer(s)
1 "Mann Mera Chahe" Asha Bhosle
2 "Rimjhim Gire Saawan" (Female) Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Rimjhim Gire Saawan" (Male) Kishore Kumar
4 "Tum Ho Mere Dil Ki Dhadkan" Kishore Kumar


  1. ^ LOKAPALLY, VIJAY. "Manzil (1979)".

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