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Saaheb poster.jpg
Directed byAnil Ganguly
Produced byRajani Ganguly
Written byMadan Joshi (dialogue)
Screenplay bySachin Bhowmik
Story byRanjan Roy
StarringAnil Kapoor
Amrita Singh
Utpal Dutt
Deven Verma
Narrated byShilpa Pednekar
Music byBappi Lahiri
Anjaan (lyrics)
CinematographyP. Subedar
Edited byWaman Bhosle
Guru Dutt Shirali
Release date
  • 15 February 1985 (1985-02-15) (India)
Running time
150 minutes

Saaheb is a 1985 Hindi movie directed by Anil Ganguly. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Raakhee, Amrita Singh, Utpal Dutt, Biswajit, Vijay Arora, Deven Verma, A. K. Hangal and Dilip Dhawan. The music is by Bappi Lahiri. It is a remake of 1981 Bengali film named Saheb directed by Bijoy Bose. The film was remade in Telugu as Vijetha with Chiranjeevi, in Kannada as Karna with Vishnuvardhan and in Malayalam as Chekkaeran Oru Chilla with Shankar.

Anil Kapoor plays Saaheb, the youngest son of the family. He is focused on football, his passion. Due to this, everyone in the family constantly tells him he is no good. However, when circumstances demand, he gives up his kidney to fund his sister's marriage, at the cost of his football career.

The movie has catchy songs like - "Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re" and "Kya Khabar Kya Pata" - which remain popular to this day.



Mr. Sharma (Utpal Dutt) lives with his four sons (Biswajeet, Vijay Arora, Dilip Dhawan) and a daughter, Geeta or Bulti. Only the youngest son, Sunil (Anil Kapoor) and Geeta are unmarried. Mr. Sharma arranges his daughter's marriage with a man who will be re-locating to London, U.K. The family requires Rs.50,000/- for the expenses, and will even go to the extent of selling their house. Sunil or Saaheb as he is referred to, is the black sheep of the family - unemployed & uneducated - only interested in playing football. None of the elder brothers have any means of coming up with money for the expenses, and two of them even scheme with their respective wives to take over the house. Mr. Sharma attempts to raise the money, in vain. Sunil then makes the ultimate sacrifice for the marriage of his sister, and brings the money to his dad. His dad believes that Sunil has stolen the money, and Sunil is forced to lie about where he got the money from. The family only finds out after the marriage ceremony is over, and do not hesitate to blame him. It is then Sujata (Raakhee) reveals the secret of how the money came to Sunil's possession.


  • DirectorAnil Ganguly
  • Story – Ranjan Roy
  • ScreenplaySachin Bhowmik
  • Dialogue – Madan Joshi
  • Producer – Rajani Ganguly, R. M. Valia, Rupa K. Gandhi
  • Production Company – R. V. Films
  • Presenter – Shilpa Pednekar
  • Cinematographer – P. Subedar
  • Editor – Waman B. Bhosle, Guru Dutt Shirali
  • Art Director – Bijoy Ghosh
  • Costume Designer – Jasbir Valia
  • Costume and Wardrobe – Ashok Bhonsle, Dilip Bhonsle
  • Action Director – Manek Irani
  • Choreographer – Kamal, Sujatha
  • Music Assistant – Anil Mohile, Arun Paudwal, Bansari Lahiri, Surendra Singh Sodhi
  • Music DirectorBappi Lahiri
  • LyricistAnjaan
  • Playback SingersAsha Bhosle, Bappi Lahiri, S. Janaki, Kishore Kumar


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

1."Chalte Chalte Leharon Ke Saath"Kishore Kumar7:30
2."Jawan Hai Dil Jawan Hain Hum"S. Janaki4:40
3."Kya Khabar Kya Pata"Kishore Kumar, Chorus6:35
4."Tuku Tuku Pyar Karoongi"Asha Bhosle4:30
5."Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re"Bappi Lahiri, S. Janaki4:40
6."Tuku Tuku Pyar Karoongi" (Sad)Asha Bhosle1:00

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