About the film production
Naseeb is a Bollywood film based on action and drama. It was released way back in 1981. The film is produced and directed by Manmohan Desai. Manmohan Desai films are usually made starring Amitabh Bachchan and so is this film. The protagonist of the movie is played by none other than Amitabh Bachchan. The movie also includes large cast which are among the top actors from the industry. The film is made with lavish sets and a music which stays forever. Just like other movies of Manmohan Desai this film has left his mark and has a lost and found theme to it. The music is also by the Manmohan Desai's favorite Laxmikant Pyarelal who we have witnessed in many of Manmohan's earlier movies. This film was a rare movie as it crossed over 1 crore per territory.
There were hardly a few movies in those days that crossed such a big amount. There were just 13 films that crossed this amount and 9 of the movies were starring Amitabh Bachchan. Naseeb, was one such movie. The duo of Manmohan Desai and Amitabh Bachchan were famous of giving back to back hits. No wonder Amitabh Bachchan was praised for his performances and the praising and love continues in everyone's hearts till date. The movie was also remade in Tamil as Sandhippu in 1983 itself. It starred Sivaji Ganesan and Prabhu Ganesan and also in Telugu as Trimurtulu (1987) with Daggubati Venkatesh. The movie was written by Kader Khan, Prayag Raj and K.K. Shukla. Laxmikant Pyarelal gave music to the film. Cinematography was done by Jal Mistry. The movie was distributed by Aasia Films Pvt. Ltd. The running time of this movie is 182 mins.
About the cast
The film includes a very strong cast that comprises of Amitabh Bachchan as Johnny, Shatrughan Sinha as Vicky, Rishi Kapoor as Sunny, Hema Malini as Asha, Reena Roy as Julie, Kim as Kim, Pran as Namdev (Waiter), Amjad Khan as Damu (Damodhar) (Photographer), Kader Khan as Raghuvir (Tanger Wala), Prem Chopra as (Raghu's eldest son), Shakti Kapoor as Ashok (Raghu's youngest son), Amrish Puri as Don, Lalita Pawar as Mrs. Gomes (Julie's mother), Yusuf Khan as Zabisco (Don's son), Jagdish Raj as Jaggi (Asha & Kim's father) (Band Musician), Om Shivpuri as Mr. K.K., Mukri as Mehboob Bhai, Shubha Khote as Ms. Prema (School Principal), Jeevan as Professor Prem (School Principal), Viju Khote as Rodricks, Sunny Deol as Ajay (Special Appearance).
About the soundtrack
Naseeb has done an excellent job with the soundtrack of the whole movie. The song list compromises of "Chal Mere Bhai" sung by Mohammed Rafi and Amitabh Bachchan, "John Johnny Janardan" by Mohammed Rafi, "Mere Naseeb Mein" is sung by Lata Mangeshkar, "Pakdo Pakdo" by Kishore Kumar and Usha Mangeshkar, "Rang Jamake Jayenge" is sung by Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. "Rang Jamake Jayenge" by Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, "Zindagi Imtehaan Leti Hai" is sung by Anwar, Kamlesh Awasthi and Suman Kalyanpur
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