Suhaag (1979 film)

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Suhaag
Suhaag 1979 poster.jpg
Poster
Directed byManmohan Desai
Produced byRajinder Kumar Sharma
Ramesh Sharma
Shakti Subhash Sharma
Prakash Trehan
Written byKader Khan
Prayag Raj
K.K. Shukla
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Shashi Kapoor
Rekha
Parveen Babi
Nirupa Roy
Amjad Khan
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
CinematographyV. Durga Prasad
Edited byMukhtar Ahmed
Distributed bySharma Cine Associates
Release date
  • 16 November 1979 (1979-11-16)
Running time
169 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Punjabi

Suhaag is a 1979 Indian Hindi action drama film directed by Manmohan Desai. A huge box office success, the film became the highest grossing film of 1979.[1]

The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, and Parveen Babi in lead roles. Amjad Khan, Nirupa Roy, Kader Khan, Ranjeet, and Jeevan play supporting roles. The music was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The film was remade in Telugu as Satyam Shivam with N. T. Rama Rao & Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Plot[edit]

Durga (Nirupa Roy) and Vikram Kapoor (Amjad Khan) have been married for years. Vikram has taken to crime in a big way and as a result has antagonized a rival gangster, Jaggi. Durga gives birth to twins and Jaggi steals one of them, and sells him to a bootlegger, Pascal. Durga is upset when she finds her son missing, but is devastated when Vikram abandons her. With a lot of difficulties, Durga brings up her son, Kishan (Shashi Kapoor), and has given up on finding her other son. Kishan has grown up and is now a dedicated police officer. On the other hand, Pascal has exploited Amit (Amitabh Bachchan), educated, and made him a petty criminal and alcoholic. This gets him in a confrontation with Kishan but the two settle their differences and become fast friends. Vikram is not aware of his two sons and wife being alive. Without revealing his identity, he hires Amit to kill Kishan during a Navratri dance at Maa Sherawali's temple. Amit informs Kishan and together with other police personnel, keep vigil. Things do not go as planned; they are attacked and Kishan loses his eyesight, leaving the onus on Amit to try to locate the person behind this crime. Full of singing, dancing, and stunts, the film has a strong moral undertone of good triumphing over evil despite any odds.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Atharaa Baras Ki Tu Hone"Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi04:12
2."Teri Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi"Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Shailendra Singh05:35
3."Aye Yaar Sun Yarri Teri"Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Shailendra Singh06:52
4."O Sheronwali"Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi06:12
5."Main To Beghar Hoon"Shashi Kapoor, Asha Bhosle04:58
6."Aaj Imtehan Hai"Lata Mangeshkar05:11
7."Ek Daal Peh Do Phool Khile"Anwar Hussain04:53
Total length:37:53

The movie songs were great hits. Mohd Rafi and Laxmikant Pyarelal combos created popular songs. Mohd Rafi's voice was used for Amitabh Bachchan and Shailendra Singh's voice for Shashi Kapoor. The songs of the movie are popular till today. Ae Yaar Sun Yaari Tere is classified as most popular song after Yeh Dosti Hum Naheen Toregi by Kishore Kumar and Manney Dey from film Sholay. Tere Rab Ne Banede Jodi is played in most weddings.

Tere Rab Ne Banede Jodi was directed in London's Hyde Park, with a UK Based Punjabi dance group from Southall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Box Office India. "Top Earners 1979". boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2008.

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