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Aitbaar (1985) (Hindi: ऐतबार, Urdu: اعتبار, English: Trust) is a 1985 Hindi film, directed by Mukul Anand and starring Raj Babbar, Dimple Kapadia, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Denzongpa and Sharat Saxena. It was a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 thriller Dial M For Murder. It was further remade in Tamil in 1985 as Saavi and in Malayalam in 1989 as New Year.

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Directed byMukul Anand
Produced byRomesh Sharma
Written byVinay Shukla
StarringDimple Kapadia
Raj Babbar
Suresh Oberoi
Music byBappi Lahiri
Hasan Kamaal (lyrics)
Farukh Kaiser (lyrics)
CinematographyPravin Bhatt
Release date
22 March 1985

The film's music is by Bappi Lahiri with lyrics by Hasan Kamaal and Farukh Kaiser, who supplied "Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezaar", a memorable ghazal duet by Asha Bhosle and Bhupinder.[1] The film was classified A by the censor board.[2]

Differences from the originalEdit

Raj Babbar plays the husband, Dimple Kapadia is the wife having an affair with Suresh Oberoi's character. Sharat Saxena plays the assassin while Danny Denzongpa is an Inspector. While Mark Halliday is a crime writer, Suresh Oberoi's character is a Ghazal singer. In the original film, when Tony Wendice realizes that he has been cornered, he accepts his crime gracefully, offering drinks to all around; in the Hindi remake, Raj Babbar attacks the police officer and everyone around, and when he is finally cornered, he commits suicide.


Neha is the only daughter of wealthy and widowed Mr. Khanna, and he would like to see her married and well settled before he passes on. Neha is in love with Sagar, who is not prepared for marriage, so she marries the man of her dad's choice, a tennis player, Jaideep. Soon after her marriage, her dad passes away, and she finds that Jaideep does not love her anymore, and is, in fact, very abusive toward her. This leads her back to Sagar's arms, who is now a successful singer.

Then Neha notices a remarkable change in Jaideep's behavior, he abstains from alcohol, starts taking an interest in her dad's business, appears apologetic for his past abusive behavior, and adores her. Then her life turns upside down when she receives a letter from a blackmailer, asking her to pay 1 lakh or a love letter written to her by Sagar will be mailed to Jaideep. Neha delivers the money, but is unable to get the letter back. She confides about this to Sagar. While Sagar and Jaideep are out at a stag party, Neha's house is broken into, and a man named Vikramjit attempts to kill her, but instead ends up getting killed by her.

The Police, summoned by Jaideep, find the letter from Sagar in Vikramjit's pocket. As a result, Neha is arrested, tried in court, and sentenced to death under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. Eventually, Neha is proved innocent and Jaideep is found guilty. He commits suicide, unable to bear his defeat.



The music for all the songs were composed by Bappi Lahiri.

# Title Singer(s) Lyricist Duration
1 "Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezar Aaj" Bhupinder Singh, Asha Bhosle Hasrat Jaipuri 07:45
2 "Awaaz Di Hai" Bhupinder Singh, Asha Bhosle Hasan Kamaal 07:47
3 "Khali Peeli Pyar Se" Ila Arun Hasan Kamaal 04:38
4 "Tum Aur Main" Asha Bhosle Faruk Kaiser 07:04
5 "Tu Ru Ru Ru" Maya Ghosh Hasrat Jaipuri 03:11


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