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Director  Homi Wadia
Featured song  Teri Duniya Se Door
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Language  Hindi
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure, Comedy
Music director  Chitragupta
Country  India
Zabak movie poster
Release date  1961
Writer  Kawish (story), J.B.H. Wadia (screenplay)
Cast  Mahipal (Zabak), Shyama (Zainab), Achala Sachdev (Zabaks Mom), Manher Desai, Krishna Kumari (Salma)
Similar movies  Related Homi Wadia movies

Zabak is a 1961 Hindi/Urdu action costume drama film produced and directed by Homi Wadia for his Basant Pictures under the Wadia Productions banner. The story and dialogue were by C. L. Cavish with screenplay by JBH Wadia. The music composer was Chitragupta with lyrics by Prem Dhawan. The cast of the film included Shyama, Mahipal, Sahira, Achala Sachdev, Manhar Desai, Muzaffar Adeeb, and Krishna Kumari.

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The film was a costume drama about a middle-class man in love with a princess. He joins the dacoits to avenge his father's death.

Plot

Hajji (Mahipal) is a carefree young man in love with the princess Zainab (Shyama). His father is a middle class man who runs a Hamam (Bath house). He is not happy with his son’s relationship with the princess because of their social inequality. The minister Qasim Beg has Hajji and his father arrested. The father’s hair are shaven off as punishment while Zabak is whipped. The father out of shame for his situation commits suicide. Zabak is thrown out of the city gates where he saves Saudagar (merchant) Usman Shah's daughter from being kidnapped. Usman Shah (B. M. Vyas) though posing as a merchant turns out to be a dacoit. Hajji, now Zabak joins the dacoits, albeit unwillingly. When Usman plans to attack and loot Zabak's home town Isbahan, he goes along as he finds out that Qasim Beg is getting married to Zainab. During the dacoity, Zainab is abducted by one of Usman's men. Qasim who was in a fight with Zabak and left for dead kills the Sultan and takes his place. Zabak goes through being misunderstood by his beloved and his mother, but with help from his friends he succeeds in righting all the wrongs committed by Qasim and marries the princess.

Cast

  • Shyama as Zainab
  • Mahipal as Zabak/Hajji
  • Sahira as Samina
  • Krishna Kumari as Salma
  • Achala Sachdev as Zabak’s mother
  • Manhar Desai
  • Adeeb
  • W. M. Khan
  • B. M. Vyas as Usman Shah/dacoit
  • Babu Raje
  • Uma Dutt
  • Sardar Mansoor
  • Mithoo Miyan
  • Music

    "Teri Duniya Se Door" became a successful song for Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar who gave playback for the actors in the film. The singers included Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh and Balbir.

    References

    Zabak Wikipedia
    Zabak IMDb Zabak themoviedb.org


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