Suraag (1982 film)

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Directed byJag Mundhra (as Jagmohan Mundhra), Ambrish Sangal
Written bySubhash Kelkar, Ujjwal Kumar
StarringSanjeev Kumar
Shabana Azmi
Parikshat Sahni
Gita Siddharth
CinematographyGérard Alcan
Music byBappi Lahiri
Release date
  • 18 March 1982 (1982-03-18)

Suraag is a 1982 Bollywood film, directed by Jag Mundhra, starring Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Parikshat Sahni and Gita Siddharth.



Prof. Saxena (Sanjeev Kumar) and Dr. Gupta (Parikshat Sahni) are friends living at Los Angeles (USA). The professor is married, while the doctor is unmarried. The doctor decides to get married, but to an ideal Indian woman with traditional values. On the advice of club owner Paul Khanna (Siddharth Kak), Gupta places a matrimonial advertisement in an Indian newspaper. He and the professor leave for Bombay to vet the responses and find himself a bride. After a few dates with women who answer to his advertisement in local newspapers, they select one who has good Indian traditional values, named Sunita (Shabana Azmi). After a few more meetings, the doctor and Sunita get married. The doctor leaves for the US assuring her that he will send her flight tickets soon. After a few weeks, the doctor sends Sunita her tickets for Los Angeles via New York. During the flight, another woman plants cocaine in Sunita's vanity case. Sunita clears customs without the drugs being detected and reaches New York. She calls the doctor to inform him of her arrival at New York and that she will board the flight to Los Angeles. The doctor, the professor, and the latter's wife Geeta (Gita Siddharth) wait at Los Angeles airport, but Sunita does not arrive as expected. Instead, they get a message that Sunita has been kidnapped.

Dr. Gupta pays a $200,000 ransom, but the kidnappers do not release his wife. Meanwhile, while watching a movie, Geeta spots Sunita onscreen as an extra in a song sequence. This leads to the discovery that Sunita is really Bela, an aspiring actress, whose behavior as a traditional Indian woman was merely the role of a lifetime. Saxena is determined to track down Sunita/Bela and her co-conspirators. He initially suspects Surinder Suri (Mac Mohan), a businessman in desperate need of cash to cover his gambling debts. Suri admits to having used Sunita as a patsy to smuggle cocaine into the country in order to recoup his losses. However, he claims to nothing about her disappearance, which has caused him severe problems as the cocaine has disappeared with her. But if he's telling the truth, where is Sunita/Bela? Has she disappeared of her own accord, or has she really been kidnapped?


The songs were composed by Bappi Lahiri and penned by Kaifi Azmi.

# Song Singer
1 "Pyar Pyar Pyar Pyar" Kishore Kumar
2 "Kya Hua, Are Kya Hua" Kishore Kumar
3 "Dhoondte Dhoondte" Bappi Lahiri
4 "Bheega Bheega Mausam" Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Mera Dil Liye Jaa" Asha Bhosle
6 "Woh Nazar Leke" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle


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