|Directed by||Rakesh Kumar|
|Written by||Gyandev Agnihotri(Story)
Kader Khan (Dialogue)
Rakesh Kumar (Screenplay)
|Music by||Rajesh Roshan|
|Edited by||Waman B. Bhosle
|June 8, 1979|
Mr. Natwarlal is a 1979 Indian Hindi action comedy film produced by Tony Glaad (as "Tony") and directed by Rakesh Kumar. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Ajit Khan and Amjad Khan. The music is by Rajesh Roshan, the songs are written by Anand Bakshi. The highlight of the film was a children's song sung by Amitabh Bachchan. Ishraq-Suja, known for writing a novel named "Shadman & Zarin er Bhalobasha", made their first film writing debut with this film. Tony decided to take them as the writers of the film. The film was shot in Kashmir with most of the shooting done in Beerwah, Jammu and Kashmir
Getting Amitabh to sing was a gimmick that was tried for the first time in this movie. Kabhi Kabhi earlier had Amitabh use spoken verse within a melodic song, but this was the first time he sang in a movie. This was subsequently copied by other filmmakers in films like Laawaris, Silsila and Pukar.
As per a trade guide, which was premium box-office publication in the 1970s and 1980s, Mr. Natwarlal was a "Hit". In today's lenient classification system, Mr. Natwarlal is easily a blockbuster.
Natwar is a young boy, when his beloved older brother and caretaker, police officer Gridharilal (Ajit Khan), is framed for bribery by sinister criminal mastermind Vikram (Amjad Khan). When he grows up, Natwar (Amitabh Bachchan) creates a secret identity for himself, posing as a powerful and mysterious underworld figure named Mr. Natwarlal, determined to slowly but surely exact vengeance on Vikram.
|"Oonchi Oonchi Baaton"||Mohammad Rafi & Usha Mangeshkar|
|"Pardesia"||Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar|
|"Qayamat Hai"||Mohammad Rafi & Anuradha Paudwal|
|"Tauba Tauba"||Asha Bhonsle|
|"Mere Paas Aao"||Amitabh Bachchan|
The song "Pardesia Pardesia" by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar of this movie was popular, besides "Onnchi Onnchi Baaton" by Mohammad Rafi and Usha Mangeshkar. Amitabh has a solo number on his own; "Mere Paas Aao". The song "Mere Paas Aao" was the first song sung by Amitabh Bachchan in Bollywood.
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