Majboor (1974 film)
Director Ravi Tandon
|Release date 6 December 1974|
Writer Javed Akhtar (dialogue), Javed Akhtar (screenplay), Javed Akhtar (story), Salim Khan (screenplay), Salim Khan (story)
Majboor (Hindi: मजबूर, English: Compulsed) is a 1974 Indian Hindi crime-thriller film directed by Ravi Tandon. Music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The film was written by Salim-Javed. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Pran, Madan Puri, Rehman and Farida Jalal.
It is a remake of an American film titled Zig zag (1970 film) starring George Kennedy The film was later remade in Telugu by director K. Raghavendra Rao as Raja (1976) starring Shobhan Babu and Jayasudha. It was also remade in Tamil as Naan Vazhavaippen (1979) with Sivaji Ganeshan and K. R. Vijaya, and in Gujarati as Naseeb No Khel (1982) and also in Malayalam as Ee Kaikalil (1986).
Ravi Khanna (Amitabh Bachchan) lives happily with his widowed mother, wheelchair-bound sister (Farida Jalal) and younger brother. He suffers from a terminal brain tumor, and has only 6 months to live. In an effort to provide for his family, he takes the responsibility of a murder that he has not committed to collect the ransom money of Rs. 5,00,000. He leaves a trail for the police to follow and he is convicted. While in prison he gets an attack and the jail authorities take him to the hospital where he undergoes a successful operation. Now, he is a confessed criminal for abduction, ransom and murder, which he planted on himself.
In order to save himself from the death penalty, he runs away from the hospital in search of the real murderer. He gets help from a thief named Michael D'Souza (Pran). After many twists and turns, the plot unfolds, where the true identity of the criminal is revealed. Ravi Khanna then becomes a free man.
The film was a semi hit at the box office.
Awards and nominations
Majboor is featured in Avijit Ghosh's book, 40 Retakes: Bollywood Classics You May Have Missed
ReferencesMajboor (1974 film) Wikipedia
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