Betaab is a 1983 Indian Hindi romance film released, directed by Rahul Rawail and produced by Bikram Sing Dahal. The film stars Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh in their debut roles. The music was composed by Rahul Dev Burman. The film went on to be one of the biggest hits of the year. The film was remade in Telugu as Samrat in 1987 with Ramesh Babu and Sonam.
This film is a love story of two youngsters who fall in love despite the status gaps between their families. Sunny (Sunny Deol), is a young, poor and happy guy who lives with his mother Sumitra (Nirupa Roy) in his home-made town farm. Formerly, His father Avenash had been a big businessman, but he went bankrupt. For this reason, he committed suicide. Avenash was in close friends with Sardar Dinesh Singh Girji (Shammi Kapoor) who is one of the richest and most powerful men in the city. When Sardar reveals that Avenash has gone bankrupt, he turns his back to him. Sardar has one daughter called Roma (Amrita Singh). She is spoiled, snob and accustomed to have all the people who surround her beneath her. She was Sunny's childhood friend.
Now, Sardar purchases a new horse farm out of the city in the town, which is nearby Sunny's farm. When Sunny accompanies his mother to the train station, he encounters Roma after many years they haven't seen each other. Sunny instantly recognizes her, but Roma doesn't. consequently, they coincidentally meet each other various times in the farm. They quarrel continually, but soon she comes to know that he is her childhood friend and they reconstruct their childhood love.Sunny Deol ... SunnyAmrita Singh ... RomaShammi Kapoor ... Sardar Dinesh Singh GirjiNirupa Roy ... Sumitra DeviPrem Chopra ... BalwantAnnu Kapoor ... Chela RamSonu Nigam ... Young SunnyProducer: Bikram Singh DahalDirector: Rahul RawailStory: Javed AkhtarScreenplay: Javed AkhtarDialogues: Javed AkhtarLyrics: Anand BakshiMusic: R D Burman
The film has 5 popular songs of its time sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Shabbir Kumar, composed by R. D. Burman:
The film was nominated in multiple categories at the Filmfare, but did not win any:Best FilmBest Director - Rahul RawailBest Actor - Sunny DeolBest Story - Javed AkhtarBest Music Award - R. D. BurmanFilmfare Best Lyricist Award - Anand Bakshi - "Jab Hum Jawan Honge"Filmfare Best Male Playback Award - Shabbir Kumar - "Jab Hum Jawan Honge" & "Parbaton Se Aaj"JAHIRUL
This is probably the first Indian film to get a U/A Rating (Parental Guidance) from the Central Board of Film Certification.
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