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Chhupa Rustam

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Director  Vijay Anand
Release date  May 7, 1973 (India)
Language  Hindi
Country  India
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Genre  Action
Running time  2h 30m
Language  Hindi
Writer  Vijay Anand, Kaushal Bharati, Suraj Sanim
Release date  7 May 1973
Songs  Chhupe Rustam Hain
Similar movies  Related Vijay Anand movies

Chhupa Rustam (Hindi: छुपा रुस्तम्) is a 1973 Hindi film produced and directed by Vijay Anand. The film stars Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Premnath, Ajit, Vijay Anand, Bindu and Prem Chopra. The music is by S.D. Burman.



The Government of India granted Rs.50,000/- to Prof. Harbanslal (A. K. Hangal) to conduct a study in the mountains bordering Tibet with India, called the Nangla Project. Harbanslal is sure that within these ice-capped mountains lies an entire temple made of pure gold. When Vikram Singh (Ajit) and his son, Bahadur (Prem Chopra), find out about the Nangla Project, they abduct Harbanslal in order to force him to reveal the exact location of this temple, in vain though and end up killing him. Having failed in this venture, they kidnap the wife and son of multi-millionaire Rajendra Jain (Sajjan) and demand that he get Bahadur married to his daughter, Ritu (Hema Malini). Rajendra discusses this matter with Ritu, and Ritu is ready and willing to do anything for her mother and brother. Rajendra hesitates, and soon he receives his wife's thumb in the mail. Losing no time, Rajendra and Ritu make arrangements for the marriage and communicate accordingly with the kidnappers. Soon a wedding date is fixed, however, things do not go as planned as Ritu is abducted by a man called Natwarlal (Dev Anand) and taken to his hideout. While driving there, their car breaks down and they are forced to take a lift from Jimmy Fernandes (Vijay Anand), albeit at gunpoint. Jimmy drops them off at an isolated spot, leaving Natwarlal to work out the details of getting the ransom money from Rajendra. Before that could happen, Jimmy shows up and abducts Ritu. With his wife and son still held captive with Vikram and his son, Rajendra is at his wits' end as to whose life he should give priority to. Watch as events unfold to show what exactly was the motive in Ritu's multiple abductions, who is benefit by these incidents, and its connection with the Nangla Project.


  • Dev Anand as Ashwini Kumar/Natwarlal/Chhupa Rustam
  • Vijay Anand as Jimmy Fernandes
  • Hema Malini as Ritu Rajendra Jain
  • Sajjan as Rajendra Jain
  • Veena as Mrs. Rajendra Jain
  • Ajit as Vikram Singh
  • Bindu as Vikram's assistant
  • Prem Chopra as Bahadur Singh
  • A. K. Hangal as Prof. Harbanslal
  • Prem Nath as Williams
  • Sudhir as Lawrence
  • Crew

  • Director - Vijay Anand
  • Writer - Vijay Anand, Kaushal Bharati, Suraj Sanim
  • Editor - Vijay Anand, Babu Sheikh (associate), Ashok Bandekar (assistant), Achyut Gupte (color)
  • Producer - Vijay Anand
  • Cinematographer - V. Ratra
  • Art Director - T. K. Desai
  • Assistant Director - Premnath Junior, Prem Prakash, Somnath Rangroo
  • Assistant Art Director - Shankar Chougle, Bhaskar L. Deokar
  • Makeup - Vasant Desai, Hariram Sharma
  • Music Director - Sachin Dev Burman
  • Associate Composer - Meera Dev Burman
  • Lyricists - Gopaldas Neeraj, Vijay Anand
  • Playback Singers - Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey
  • Music

  • Song "Dheere se jaana khatiyan mein" was listed at #9 on Binaca Geetmala annual list 1973
  • References

    Chhupa Rustam Wikipedia
    Chhupa Rustam IMDb Chhupa Rustam