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Movie poster
Directed by Prakash Mehra
Produced by Satyendra Pal
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Jaya Prada
Om Prakash
Music by Bappi Lahiri
Cinematography N. Satyen
Edited by J. Adhikari
Distributed by Prakash Mehra Productions
Release date
May 18, 1984
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 4.5 crore (equivalent to 50 crore or US$7.7 million in 2017)
Box office 7.6 crore (equivalent to 85 crore or US$13 million in 2017)

Sharaabi (Hindi: शराबी, English: Alcoholic) is a 1984 Indian Hindi drama film produced and directed by Prakash Mehra. This was Mehra's sixth film in a row with Amitabh Bachchan.

Sharaabi stars Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Prada with Pran and Om Prakash along with Bharat Bhushan and Ranjeet. The music was composed by Bappi Lahiri. It became a hit at the box office.[1]

Sharaabi is one of the greatest performances ever by Amitabh Bachchan. His emotional and comical performance as an alcoholic is considered to have raised the bar for future generations of actors portraying alcoholics. One critic noted that "Amitabh Bachchan's superb role of a drunken character has been shown throughout the movie, [but] he has also shown that a person intoxicated with alcohol can be funny, classy, romantic, and knows how to treat a lady right!".[2].

The film was remade in Kannada as Nee Thanda Kanike with Vishnuvardhan and Jayasudha.


Vicky Kapoor (Amitabh Bachchan), the only son of multi-millionaire industrialist, Amarnath (Pran), grows up to be an alcoholic, a spoilt brat but with a good heart. Amarnath has detached himself completely from Vicky's life and provides him money in lieu of affection and care, leaving this to be taken care of by Munshi Phoolchand (Om Prakash). Vicky is very resentful of being ignored by his dad in this unceremonious manner and leaves no stone unturned to mock and belittle him at every available opportunity. Amarnath hopes to get his son married, but Vicky loves Meena (Jaya Prada), the daughter of a poor blind man, which is not acceptable to Amarnath. One day, Amarnath decides he has had enough and decides to turn Vicky out of his house. He has him sign waivers and asks him to get out, which Vicky happily does. While Vicky is relieved of being freed from his dad's control, the question remains that with no skills at making a living, how is Vicky to survive in a cold-hearted world?


Track listing[edit]

1."Mujhe Naulakha Mangaade"Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle10:56
2."Manzilein Apni Jagah"Kishore Kumar05:55
3."Jahaan Chaar Yaar"Kishore Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan06:36
4."De De Pyaar De - Female"Asha Bhosle04:29
5."De De Pyaar De - Male"Kishore Kumar05:48
6."Inteha Ho Gayi Intezaar Ki"Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle08:53
7."Log Kehte Hai Main Sharaabi Hoon"Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle07:53

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It celebrated a platinum jubilee all over. The record sales touched 1 million marks and earned a platinum disc for HMV.


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