Namak Halal (1982)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 20 mins

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Embedded with laughs, this upbeat romantic drama follows the trials and triumphs in the life of Arjun (Amitabh Bachchan), who is brought up by his Daddu (paternal grandfather) (Om Prakash). His Daddu decides for him to go to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets up with Bhairon (Ram Sethi), who guides him into an interview in a 5-star hotel owned by Raja (Shashi Kapoor). While in the hotel, Arjun meets Poonam (Smita Patil) and falls in love with her. During this time, many attempts are made to kill Raja by Girdhar Singh (Satyendra Kapoor) and his son (Ranjeet). The blame for these murders falls on Raja's mother (Waheeda Rehman), who is actually Arjun's mother. Realising all this Arjun takes an oath, no matter what happens, he will not let any harm come to Raja. As these attempts are being made, can Arjun thwart them all?

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman

Crew: Prakash Mehra (Director), Bappi Lahiri (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1982 (India)

Hindi Name: नमक हलाल

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Did you know? Raj Babbar was the first to be approached for Shashi Kapoor's role. Read More
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as Arjun Singh
as Raja
as Savitridevi
as Nisha's mother
as The Hitman appointed to kill Raja
as Deva
as Tom Tom (Drunk singer)
as Sanyal (Raja's father)
as Hotel Clerk
as Dasrath Singh (Daddu)
as Nisha
as Girdar
as Poonam
as Bhim Singh
as Female guest with a dog
as Talwar Seth

Direction

Director

Music

Music Director
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
01 
06:47
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Playback Singer: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
02 
05:58
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle
03 
08:00
04 
06:19
05 
06:51
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Playback Singer: Kishore Kumar
Trivia:
This movie was a phenomenal success completing its Golden Jubilee.

This movie was remade in Tamil under the title Velaikaran (1986), by veteran director S.P. Muthuraman, with Rajnikanth and Sarath Babu in Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor's role respectively and was a huge hit.

Raj Babbar was the first to be approached for Shashi Kapoor's role.