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Director  Gulzar
Duration  
Running time  2h 30m
Country  India
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Initial release  1973
Language  Hindi
Achanak (1973 film) movie poster

Writer  Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, Sampooran Singh Gulzar
Music director  Salil Chowdhury, Vasant Desai
Screenplay  Gulzar, Mohini N. Sippy, Meraj
Cast  Vinod Khanna (Major Ranjeet Khanna), Om Shivpuri (Dr. Chaudhary), Iftekhar (Col. Bakshi), Lily Chakravarty (Pushpa Bakshi / Pushpa Khanna), Farida Jalal (Nurse Radha), Kamaldeep (S P Gupta)
Similar movies  Vinod Khanna and Om Shivpuri appear in Achanak and Sarkari Mehmaan

Achanak (Hindi: अचानक, translation: Suddenly) is a 1973 Hindi film starring Vinod Khanna, and made by Gulzar. Gulzar won a Filmfare nomination as Best Director for this film. Even though Gulzar is an accomplished lyricist, this film did not have any songs in it. K.A. Abbas earned a Filmfare nomination for best story. It is inspired by the real-life sensational 1958 murder case KM Nanavati v State of Maharashtra.

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The film music is composed by Vasant Desai and background score is composed by Salil Chowdhury.

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Plot

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Major Ranjeet Khanna (Vinod Khanna) is in love with his wife Pushpa (Lily Chakravarty), who seems to love him as well. His commanding officer, also his father-in-law Lt Col Bakshi, is played by Iftekhar. Ranjeet is happy with his marriage, until he finds out about his wife's affair with his best friend. He kills them both and turns himself in to the police. Then, he escapes from the police to find the Ganges River, because he wanted to fulfill his wife's wish of dropping her wedding necklace (mangalsutra) into the river. However, the police shoot him first and he is hospitalized, where he becomes emotionally attached to the doctors (Om Shivpuri, Asrani) and the nurse (Farida Jalal), who are also devastated when he is sentenced to hang to death.

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Cast

Also featuring in the cast are Ravi Raaj, Baby Pinky, Inderjeet, Bihari Khare, Somender, Shridhar Naik, Vijay Sharma and Keshto Mukherjee (in a friendly appearance).

Crew

Production

The entire film production was completed in 28 days. Achanak was based on a Khwaja Ahmed Abbas story, The Thirteenth Victim, which had appeared in the magazine called Imprint. In 1973 N.C Sippy's sons, Romu Sippy and Raj Sippy collaborated with partner Hrishikesh Mukherjee to produce Achanak and they approached Gulzar to direct it. Gulzar approached Vasantrao, a marathi background score composer to compose the score for this film since it would have no songs otherwise.

Soundtrack

Background music was composed by Salil Chowdhury.

References

Achanak (1973 film) Wikipedia
Achanak (1973 film) IMDb Achanak (1973 film) themoviedb.org