Sharaabi (1984)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 12 mins

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This melodiously musical drama revolves around the trials and travails in the life of Vicky Kapoor (Amitabh Bachchan), the only son of multi-millionaire industrialist, Amarnath (Pran). Vicky grows up to be an alcoholic, a spoilt brat but with a good heart, primarily because of Amarnath's indifference and apathy towards him. However, Amarnath feels that he has done his duty towards his son because he provides him money in lieu of affection and care, leaving his emotional and personal needs to be taken care of by Munshi Phoolchand (Om Prakash). Vicky is very resentful of being ignored by his dad, and leaves no stone unturned to mock and belittle him. Amarnath hopes to get his son married, but Vicky loves Meena (Jayapradha), the daughter of a poor blind man, who makes a living as a dancer, a match that is certainly not acceptable in Amarnath's eyes. One day, Amarnath decides he has had enough and decides to turn Vicky out of his house. He has him sign waivers and asks him to get out, which Vicky happily does. While Vicky is relieved of being freed from his dad's control, the question remains that with no skills at making a living, how is Vicky to survive in a cold-hearted world?

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Jayapradha

Crew: Prakash Mehra (Director), N Satyen (Director of Photography), Bappi Lahiri (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Comedy, Family

Release Dates: 01 Jun 1984 (India)

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Did you know? Produced and directed by Prakash Mehra, this movie marked his sixth consecutive collaboration with lead actor, Amitabh Bachchan. Read More
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as Vicky Kapoor
as Meena
as Meena's Blind Father
as Mrs. Kapoor
as Ruffian #3
as Father of prospective bride
as Neighbour calling police in the song
as Munshi Phoolchand
as Father of prospective bride
Supporting Actor
as Govardhandas
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor

Direction

Director

Writers

Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
01 
10:56
02 
05:55
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Playback Singer: Kishore Kumar
03 
06:36
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
04 
04:29
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle
05 
05:48
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Playback Singer: Kishore Kumar
06 
08:53
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07:53
Trivia:
Versatile actress Smita Patil made a sizzling cameo appearance in this movie during the song "Jahan Char Yaar Mil Jaye".

After its phenomenal success, this movie was remade in Kannada, under the title 'Nee Thanda Kanike' with Vishnuvardhan playing the protagonist.

This movie is loosely based on the Hollywood movie, Arthur (1981), which was written and directed by Steve Gordon, while Dudley Moore played the titular role.

Produced and directed by Prakash Mehra, this movie marked his sixth consecutive collaboration with lead actor, Amitabh Bachchan.