Namak Halaal

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Not to be confused with Namak Haraam.
Namak Halaal
Namak Halaal 1982 film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Prakash Mehra
Produced by Satyendra Pal
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Smita Patil
Parveen Babi
Shashi Kapoor
Music by Bappi Lahiri
Release dates
30 April 1982
Running time
164 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Namak Halaal (Hindi: नमक हलाल) is a 1982 Hindi language comedy film, directed by Prakash Mehra. Music is by Bappi Lahiri and lyrics by Anjaan. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Smita Patil, Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Om Prakash, Waheeda Rehman, Ranjeet, Satyen Kappu, Suresh Oberoi and Ram Sethi. The film became a "Blockbuster" at the box office and went on to be a golden jubilee hit (which was common to all Bachchan films at that time).

It was remade in Tamil as Velaikaran by veteran director S.P. Muthuraman in 1986 with Rajnikanth and Sarath Babu in Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor's role respectively and was a huge hit.


Young Arjun (Amitabh Bachchan) is brought up by his Daddu (paternal grandfather) (Om Prakash). His Daddu decides for him to go to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets up with Bhairon (Ram Sethi) who guides him into an interview in a 5-star hotel owned by Raja (Shashi Kapoor).

While in the hotel, Arjun meets Poonam (Smita Patil) and falls in love with her. During this time, many attempts are made to kill Raja by Girdhar Singh (Satyendra Kapoor) and his son (Ranjeet). The blame for these murders falls on Raja's mother (Waheeda Rehman), who is actually Arjun's mother. Realising all this Arjun takes an oath, no matter what happens, he will not let any harm come to Raja. As these attempts are being made, can Arjun thwart them all?



Raj Babbar was Prakash Mehra's original choice for the role of "Raja Singh", a role which eventually went to Shashi Kapoor. [1]


Namak Halaal
Lp-Namak Halaal.JPG
Original CD Cover
Soundtrack album to Namak Halaal by Bappi Lahiri
Released 1982
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Language Hindi
Label EMI Records

All lyrics written by Anjaan, all music composed by Bappi Lahiri.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Aaj Rapat Jaayen To"   Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle  
2. "Jawani Jan-E-Man"   Asha Bhosle  
3. "Pag Ghungroo Baandh Meera Nachi Thi"   Kishore Kumar  
4. "Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi"   Bappi Lahiri, Asha Bhosle  
5. "Thodi Si Jo Pee Li Hai"   Kishore Kumar  


  1. ^ "Raj Babbar Behind the Scenes". The Times of India. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 

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