Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Dasari Narayana Rao|
|Produced by||B.Nagi Reddy|
|Written by||Raj Baldev Raj (dialogues)
Anand Bakshi (lyrics)
|Screenplay by||Dasari Narayana Rao|
|Story by||Dasari Narayana Rao|
|Music by||Rajesh Roshan|
|Edited by||K Balu|
Vijaya Productions Pvt Ltd
|Distributed by||Bollywood Entertainment
(as BEI, 2003, USA, DVD)
Swarg Narak (English: Heaven - Hell; Hindi: स्वर्ग नरक) is a 1978 Bollywood drama film, produced by B. Nagi Reddy under the Vijaya Productions Pvt. Ltd. banner and directed by Dasari Narayana Rao. It stars Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee and Shabana Azmi in lead roles, with music is composed by Rajesh Roshan. All three songs became popular. He sang one of his songs at Leena Jaitley's wedding 5 yrs ago. The film is a remake of the Telugu Silver Jubilee movie Swargam Narakam (1975) made by the same director.
This is the story of three couples. The first couple is that of Tripathi (Sanjeev Kumar), who always takes advantage of other's mistakes and position and earn money and his wife Mary. The second one is that of Geeta (Shabana Azmi) and Romeo Vinod (Vinod Mehra), while the jealous and possessive Shobha (Moushumi Chatterjee) and Vicky Kapoor (Jeetendra) form the third one.
The first couple is a happily married one. The second couple stays with Vinod's mother (Kamini Kaushal). Vinod spends a lot of time with Leena (Prema Narayan) and attending late night parties while Geeta patiently awaits her husband every night. Once Shobha happens to see Vicky with Radha (Tanuja), she assumes they are having an affair and pesters Vicky about it. When Vicky denies it, she leaves him. On the other hand, Vinod decides to leave the house, but destiny plays its role. He meets with an accident and during his recovery period, Shabana proves how important she is for him. He repents and completely changes into a new soft-spoken and good man. On the other hand, Shobha spoils her own house to such a stage that Vicky is compelled to leave his house after Radha's tragic death. At this juncture, Tripathi steps in to mend the couple. Some of the events that follow are hilarious sequences. Whether Tripathi is successful in mending these couples forms the rest of the story.
- Sanjeev Kumar as Pandit Sohanlal Tripathi
- Jeetendra as Mohan "Micky" Kapoor
- Vinod Mehra as Vinod
- Moushumi Chatterjee as Shobha Mohan Kapoor
- Shabana Azmi as Geeta Vinod
- Tanuja as Radha
- Madan Puri as Lala Lalchand
- A. K. Hangal as Geeta's Father
- Raj Mehra as Shobha's Father
- Om Shivpuri as College Principal
- Jagdeep as Vinod's friend
- Paintal as Shambhu, Shobha's servant
- Vikram Gokhale as Cinema Hall Manager
- Birbal as Zaveri, Cinema Hall employee
- Saleem as Student
- Adil Amaan
- Kamini Kaushal as Vinod's mother
- Shammi as Shobha's Mother
- Pandari Bai
- Prema Narayan as Leena
- Farita Boyce as Lily
- Helen as Cabaret Dancer
- Komilla Wirk
- Baby Sumathi
- Baby Gowri
|1||"Leena O Leena Dil Toone Cheena"||Kishore Kumar||Anand Bakshi||4:55|
|2||"Aag Hai Lagi Hui Yahan Wahan"||Mohammad Rafi||Anand Bakshi||6:00|
|3||"I Love you"||Lata Mangeshkar||Harindranath Chattopadhyay||6.20|
|4||"Nahin Nahin Koi Tumsa Haseen"||Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle||Anand Bakshi||5.50|
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