GenreDrama, Family Music directorShyamal Mitra CountryIndia
Release date21 March 1975 (1975-03-21) WriterKamleshwar (dialogue), Gauri Prasanna Mazumder (dialogue), Shaktipada Rajguru (dialogue), Shaktipada Rajguru (screenplay), Shaktipada Rajguru (story), Prabhat Roy (dialogue), Shakti Samanta (screenplay) SongsDil Aesa Kisine Mera Toda CastUttam Kumar (Madhusudan Roy Chaudhary Madhu), Sharmila Tagore (Lekha), Utpal Dutt (Maheem Ghosal), Prema Narayan (Dhanno), Asit Sen (Pujari)
Amanush (English: Inhuman) (Bengali: অমানুষ) is a 1975 Indian action drama film made in both Hindi and Bengali produced and directed by Shakti Samanta. The film stars Sharmila Tagore, Uttam Kumar, Utpal Dutt and Asit Sen. Both the versions were a hit.
The Bengali version of the film achieved immense popularity amongst Bengalis and featured many memorable songs by Kishore Kumar like Bipinbabur karansudha and Ki asha-y baandhi khelaghar. Also, this film featured the Bengali film star Uttam Kumar at the height of his popularity and Utpal Dutt turned in a typically stellar performance as the villain.
The film was later remade in Telugu as "Edureeta" (1977) starring N.T.Rama Rao, in Malayalam as Ithaa Oru Manushyan and in Tamil as Thyagam with Sivaji Ganesan. After Amanush, Samanta once again made another double version, Anand Ashram (1977) with the same lead actors, however that film didn't do well at the box office.
Uttam Kumar ... Madhusudan Roy Chaudhary 'Madhu'
Sharmila Tagore ... Lekha
Prema Narayan ... Dhanno
Anil Chatterjee ... Police Inspector Bhuvan Roy
Utpal Dutt ... Maheem Ghosal
Abhi Bhattacharya ... Dr. Anand
Manmohan ... Sanathan
Asit Sen ... Pujari
Tarun Ghosh ... Padha
Subroto Mahapatra ... Jyoti
Amol Sen ... Constable
Music: Shyamal Mitra | Lyrics: Indeevar
"Dil Aisa Kisi Ne Mera Toda" - Kishore Kumar
"Kal Ke Apne Na Jaane Kyun" - Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle