Naam (1986 film)

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DVD cover of Naam
Directed by Mahesh Bhatt
Produced by Kumar Gaurav
Written by Salim Khan
Starring Nutan
Sanjay Dutt
Kumar Gaurav
Amrita Singh
Poonam Dhillon
Paresh Rawal
Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal
Cinematography Praveen Bhatt
Edited by David Dhawan
Distributed by Aryan Films
Release date
12th September 1986 (India)
Language Hindi
Budget 58 million (US$860,000)
Box office 305 million (US$4.5 million)

Naam (English: Name) is a 1986 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Nutan, Sanjay Dutt, Kumar Gaurav, Poonam Dhillon, Amrita Singh and Paresh Rawal. The film is regarded a milestone in the careers of Mahesh Bhatt, Paresh Rawal and Sanjay Dutt. Naam proved to be a blockbuster at the Indian box office, playing for over a year at a majority of India's cinemas and stands as the eighth-highest-grossing Hindi film of the 1980s decade grossing 305 million (US$4.5 million). The soundtrack for the movie also contributed to its huge success. "Chithi Aayi Hai" (Lyrics: Anand Bankshi, Singer: Pankaj Udhas) was selected as one of the 100 songs of millennium by BBC Radio.


Janki Kapoor (Nutan) and her two sons Ravi Kapoor (Kumar Gaurav) and Vicky Kapoor (Sanjay Dutt) come from a poor family, and have difficulties making ends meet.

To add to this burden, the family has to consider the waywardness of Vicky, who is always getting into trouble with the law. Ravi, on the other hand, is a hard-working, responsible son who earns for the family, but also makes sacrifices for Vicky. Vicky is determined to get a job in Dubai as he has heard of thousands of Indians making a successful living there.

Ravi arranges for Vicky's visa and the money to go to Dubai. Once in Dubai, the Kapoors receive no word from him. Vicky has encountered problems in Dubai, as he was cheated out of a job and his visa was obtained fraudulently. In order to remain in Dubai, he must work for ruthless international smuggler Rana (Paresh Rawal), and must earn his keep or be turned over to the authorities.


Bhatt and Dutt were both lauded as award favorites by many critics upon release of the film but unfortunately neither could be awarded that year since no award ceremony took place in 1986 and 87 due to security and technical issues.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Amiron Ki Shaam Garibon Ke Naam" Mohammad Aziz
2 "Chithi Aayi Hai" Pankaj Udhas
3 "Tere Dil Ki Tu Jaane" Kavita Krishnamurthy
4 "Tu Kal Chala Jayega (Part 1)" Manhar Udhas, Mohammad Aziz
5 "Tu Kal Chala Jayega (Part 2)" Mohammad Aziz
6 "Veriya Ve Kiya Kya Kasoor" Lata Mangeshkar

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