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Apradh is a 1972 action thriller romance Hindi film produced and directed by Feroz Khan. It was Feroz Khan's debut as a producer and a director. The film stars Feroz Khan, Mumtaz, Prem Chopra, Iftekhar, Helen, Faryal and Madan Puri. The film's music is by Kalyanji Anandji.

Directed byFeroz Khan
Produced byFeroz Khan
Written byAkhtar ul Iman
Screenplay byOmkar Saheb
Akhtar ul Iman
F. K. International's Story Dept.
Story byOmkar Saheb
Akhtar ul Iman
F. K. International's Story Dept.
StarringFeroz Khan
Prem Chopra
Music byKalyanji–Anandji
CinematographyKamal Bose
Edited byB. S. Glaad (Supervising)
Ravi Patankar
F. K. International
Distributed byF. K. International
Release date
21 April 1972 (1972-04-21)
Running time
128 mins

The film is famous for the Indian funk-rock song "Ae Naujawan Hai Sab", sung by Asha Bhosle. The song was later the basis for The Black Eyed Peas' hit song "Don't Phunk with My Heart" in 2005.[1][2]


  • Feroz Khan ... Ram Khanna
  • Mumtaz ... Meena / Rita
  • Prem Chopra ... Harnam Khanna
  • Faryal ... Suzy (as Fariyal)
  • Iftekhar ... Police Inspector
  • Siddhu
  • Kuljeet
  • Shyam Kumar
  • Helen
  • Brahm Bhardwaj ... (as Brahma Bharadwaj)
  • M.B. Shetty ... (as Shetty)
  • Bhushan Tiwari ... (as Bhooshan Tiwari)
  • Tun Tun ... Mrs. Fernandes
  • Polson ... Mr. Fernandes
  • Ranvir Raj ... (as Ranveer Raj)
  • Pahelwan ... (as Pahlwan)


While in Germany, gorgeous looking Rita, who belongs to a gang of thieves, cons a jeweler into parting with a very expensive necklace, and is on the run from the police. She hitches a ride from ace Grand Prix racer, Ram Khanna, and plants the necklace on his person. He later graciously returns the necklace to her, and she in turns it in to her gang-leader. When the gang-leader has the necklace appraised it turns out to be a fake, and Rita is now on the run from her own gang. She again takes shelter with Ram, tells him the truth and that her real name is Meena. Ram wins the Grand Prix, and both return to India. Upon their entry at the airport, they are searched, and Ram is found to be in possession of diamonds hidden in medicinal capsules. He is immediately arrested, tried in Court, and sentenced to several years in prison. Years later he is released, and finds Meena awaiting. Both get married and decide to settle down and live life honestly. But trouble comes knocking on their door again - this time it's Ram's brother, Harnam, who wants Ram to join him in smuggling. Ram initially refuses, but when Meena is abducted, he relents and joins his brother in a career of crime - a change that will have disastrous results for Meena and himself.


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Tum Mile Pyar Se" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
2 "Ae Naujawan Hai Sab Kuchh Yahan" Asha Bhosle
3 "Assalam Alaikum" Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle
4 "Humare Siva Tumhare Aur" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Tum Ho Haseen" Kishore Kumar

A sample from the song "Ae Naujawan Hai Sab Kuchh Yahan" was used by The Black Eyed Peas for their hit song "Don't Phunk with My Heart" in 2005. The song won the Black Eyed Peas their first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, while the composers for "Ae Naujawan Hai Sab Kuchh Yahan", Kalyanji Anandji, were awarded the BMI Award for being the originators of the melodies used in "Don't Phunk with My Heart."[3]


  1. ^ Aye Naujawan Hai Sab - Asha Bhosle on YouTube
  2. ^ "Top 10 Bollywood Samples". WhoSampled. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Kalayanji, Anandji win BMI award". Indo-Asian News Service. 17 May 2006. Retrieved 8 May 2009.

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