|Directed by||Prakash Mehra|
|Produced by||Satyendra Pal|
|Music by||Bappi Lahiri|
|Edited by||J. Adhikari|
|Distributed by||Prakash Mehra Productions|
|May 18, 1984|
|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 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!"..
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?
- Amitabh Bachchan as Vicky Kapoor
- Jaya Prada as Meena
- Om Prakash as Munshi Phoolchand
- Pran as Amarnath Kapoor
- Bharat Bhushan as Masterji
- Chandrashekhar as Advocate Saxena
- C.S. Dubey as Father of prospective bride
- Rajan Haksar
- A.K. Hangal as Meena's Blind Father
- Dinesh Hingoo as Neighbour calling police in the song "De De Pyar De"
- Jankidas as Rustom Bandukwala
- Pinchoo Kapoor as Father of prospective bride
- Satyendra Kapoor as Govardhandas
- Viju Khote as Mr. Nahata
- Mayur as Bar waiter
- Mukri as Natthulal
- Suresh Oberoi as Abdul
- Deepak Parashar as Inspector Anwar
- Babbanlal Yadav as Drunkard in song "Jahan Chaar Yaar"
- Smita Patil (Guest Appearance) in song "Jahan Chaar Yaar"
- Ranjeet as Natwar
- Gur Bachchan Singh as Ruffian #2
- Sudhir as Ruffian #1
|1.||"Mujhe Naulakha Mangaade"||Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle||10:56|
|2.||"Manzilein Apni Jagah"||Kishore Kumar||05:55|
|3.||"Jahaan Chaar Yaar"||Kishore Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan||06:36|
|4.||"De De Pyaar De - Female"||Asha Bhosle||04:29|
|5.||"De De Pyaar De - Male"||Kishore Kumar||05:48|
|6.||"Inteha Ho Gayi Intezaar Ki"||Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle||08:53|
|7.||"Log Kehte Hai Main Sharaabi Hoon"||Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle||07:53|
Awards and nominations
- Filmfare Best Music Director Award-Bappi Lahiri
- Filmfare Best Male Playback Award-Kishore Kumar for the song "Manzilein Apni Jaga"
- Filmfare Award for Best Film
- Filmfare Award for Best Director-Prakash Mehra
- Filmfare Award for Best Actor-Amitabh Bachchan
- Filmfare Award for Best Actress-Jayaprada
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer-Kishore Kumar for the song "De De Pyaar De"
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer -Kishore Kumar for the song "Inteha Ho Gayi"
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer-Kishore Kumar for the song "Log Kehte Hai"
- Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist-Anjaan for the song "Manzilein Apni Jaga"
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Lyricist-Anjaan and Prakash Mehra for the song "Inteha Ho Gayi"
It celebrated a platinum jubilee all over. The record sales touched 1 million marks and earned a platinum disc for HMV.