Barood (1976 film)
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Barood is a 1976 Indian Bollywood action crime film, directed by Pramod Chakravorty, with screenplay by Sachin Bhowmick and dialogues by Ahsan Rizvi. It stars Rishi Kapoor and Reena Roy. The film was a commercial flop in India, but went on to become an overseas blockbuster in the Soviet Union.
|Directed by||Pramod Chakravorty|
|Produced by||J.C. Bhagat|
|Written by||Ahsan Rizvi|
|Screenplay by||Sachin Bhowmick|
|Story by||Sachin Bhowmick|
|Based on||The Summertime Killer|
by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi
|Music by||Sachin Dev Burman|
|Edited by||Narendra Arora|
|Box office||est. ₹19.32 crore ($23.52 million)|
- Rishi Kapoor as Anup D. "Pappu" Saxena
- Dharmendra as Anup Land lord(Special Appearance)
- Hema Malini as Anup Land lady(Special Appearance)
- Reena Roy as Sapna, Bakshi's assistant
- Ashok Kumar as Balraj Gupta, Criminologist
- Shoma Anand as Seema Bakshi
- Ajit as Bakshi
- Prem Chopra as Prem, Bakshi's Madrid associate
- Madan Puri as B. Puri - Bakshi's New York associate
- Sujit Kumar as Ratan - Bakshi's Las Vegas Associate
- Asrani as Hari Ramchandani / Harry Ramani - Veterinary surgeon
|Territory||Gross revenue||Adjusted gross||Footfalls|
(US$2.27 million)[n 1]
|15 million SUR[n 2]
(US$21.25 million)[n 3]
(₹17.32 crore)[n 4]
At the domestic Indian box office in 1976, Barood grossed ₹2 crore, with a net income of ₹1 crore. While it was the 17th highest-grossing film in India that year, it was declared a commercial flop in the domestic Indian market.
Despite its domestic failure an India, the film went on to become an overseas blockbuster in the Soviet Union, where it released in 1978 and topped the year's Soviet box office chart. It drew a box office audience of 60 million Soviet viewers, the second highest for an Indian film in the 1970s (after the earlier Rishi Kapoor starrer Bobby) and the fifth highest for a foreign film that decade. At the Soviet box office, it was the 13th biggest hit of the 1970s, the fourth most successful Indian import of all time (after Awaara, Bobby and Disco Dancer), the ninth biggest foreign hit of all time, and one of the top 30 biggest hits of all time. It was among the highest-grossing films in the Soviet Union.
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