Saat Hindustani (1969)

 ●  Hindi ● Running Time: TBA

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In post-independent India, Maria has been hospitalized in Goa and is told that she needs to have surgery. She asks the surgeon to wait until her friends join her and then recollects her life as a Satyagrahi with the Goa Liberation Struggle, and their revolution to compel the Portuguese to quit. She has telegrams sent out to six of her comrades - namely Bihar-based Anwar Ali Anwar; Maharashtra-based Shakaram Shinde; Tamil Nadu-based Mahadevan; West Bengal-based Shabut Sanyal; Punjab-based Jogender Nath; and Uttar Pradesh-based Ram Bhagat Sharma. She does not know that acrimony - on the lines of religion, caste, and language - has created divisions between not only her group but also amongst all Hindustanis. She then recollects how the six had partnered in order to hoist the Hindustani Tiranga (Tricolour) on seven different Police Chowkis (Stations) whichand monuments in occupied Goa and had undergone strenuous combat training. While being successful six times in their venture, the entire group ends up in custody, separated, and then told that one had betrayed the rest.

Cast: Jalal Agha, Utpal Dutt

Crew: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (Director), S Ramachandra (Director of Photography), JP Kaushik (Music Director)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

Release Dates: 07 Nov 1969 (India)

Tagline: The love story of a nation

Hindi Name: सात हिंदुस्तानी

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Did you know? The movie released in Delhi first and then released in Bombay some months later. Read More
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as Shakaram Shinde
as Jogender Nath
as Doctor
as Anwar Ali Anwar
as Mrs. J. Nath
as Tax Inspector




Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
Playback Singer
Film Type:
Feature Film
Spoken Languages:
Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
The love story of a nation
Tinnu Anand was signed to play one of the seven protagonists in the movie, as Tinnu wanted to learn film direction and director Satyajit Ray allowed him to be assistant on his new project, Tinnu Anand left the project, director K A Abbas replaced his role with a newcomer Amitabh Bachchan.

This movie marks iconic actor Amitabh Bachchan's debut in Hindi cinema.

Amitabh Bachchan won the National Award for the most Promising Newcomer.

The first shot was at the centre of town's school, which was also the opening sequence of the film.

For all the outdoor shooting, the whole cast and crew traveled third class, everyone carried their own bedding, and all lived together under one roof, including sleeping on the floor.

The movie released in Delhi first and then released in Bombay some months later.

Neena Singh was the original female lead, Neena went to Delhi and did not turn up for the shooting in Goa. She was replaced with Shahnaz.

Amitabh Bachchan was paid rs 5,000 (indian rupees) for his first role. Tinnu Anand made the negotiations with Amitabh Bachchan and informed Amitabh this would be his full salary whether the film took one year or five to make.

Whilst 'Neena Singh' was attached to film, she had shown Amitabh Bachchan's picture to the director and told him that she had a friend who was interested in acting, When Tinnu Anand declined his role the director settled for this newcomer.

Amitabh Bachchan's character was named after his friend and co-star Anwar Ali.