Black Mail is a 1973 Bollywood thriller film directed by Vijay Anand. The film stars Dharmendra, Raakhee, Madan Puri, and Shatrughan Sinha.
Dr. Khurana, an eccentric scientist, discovers a formula to generate electricity from sun light. This discovery makes him very popular, and his formula very much in demand, while local businessman, Mr. Mehta, feels threatened - as this may means losses and eventual bankruptcy. Mehta and his associate, Jeevan, who is also his daughters (Asha) sweetheart, connive a plan to get Asha married to Dr. Khuranas nephew, Kailash Gupta; inherit part of the estate as well as the business along with the formula; and thereby eliminate their potential bankruptcy. Their only problem is Asha, who may not cooperate, so a drama is arranged between Jeevan and her, which leads to Jeevan backing away from any marriage plans and going to settle in Europe. Asha thus agrees to marry Kailash, who has fallen head over heels in love with her. The marriage takes place, but there are misunderstandings in their lives on the very first night as Kailash feels that Asha is hiding something from him, and secretly meeting someone during odd hours of the night. Will the formula be compromised? Is Asha a part of Jeevan and her dads plot? Who is Asha meeting at odd times?
Dharmendra as Kailash Gupta
Raakhee as Asha Mehta
Shatrughan Sinha as Jeevan
Madan Puri as Professor Ramakant Khurana
Iftekhar as Mr. Mehta
Kamal Kapoor as Dr. J.K. Shetty
Jagdish Raj as Mr. Das
Keshav Rana as Police Commissioner
Naina Mere Rang Bhare (4:44)
Sharbati Teri Aankho Ki - Jheel Si Gehraii Mein - Main Doob Doob Doob Jata Hoon (3:45)
Mile Mile Do Badan - Khile Khile Do Chaman (4:46)
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Tum Rehti Ho (5:25)
Asha O Asha (4:48)
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (Instrumental) (2:54)
Dharmendra appears in Black Mail and Katilon Ke Kaatil. Shatrughan Sinha appears in Black Mail and Holi Ayee Re. Apne Dushman (1975). Dharmendra appears in Black Mail and Professor Pyarelal. Madan Puri and Kamal Kapoor appear in Black Mail and Nastik.
The film has many hit songs. "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Tum Rehti Ho" sung by Kishore Kumar is one of the best songs. Other songs are "Mile Mile Do Badan, Khile Khile Do Chaman" and "Sharbati Teri Aankho Ki, Jheel Si Gehraii Mein, Main Doob Doob Doob Jata Hoon" sung by Kishore Kumar.