Barood (1976 film)

Barood is a 1976 Indian Bollywood action crime film, directed by Pramod Chakravorty, with screenplay by Sachin Bhowmick and dialogues by Ahsan Rizvi.[2] It stars Rishi Kapoor and Reena Roy. The film was a commercial flop in India,[3] but went on to become an overseas blockbuster in the Soviet Union.[4]

Directed byPramod Chakravorty
Produced byJ.C. Bhagat
H.S. Bhattacharya
Jitu Thakar
Written byAhsan Rizvi
Screenplay bySachin Bhowmick
Story bySachin Bhowmick
Based onThe Summertime Killer
by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi
StarringRishi Kapoor
Reena Roy
Shoma Anand
Ashok Kumar
Music bySachin Dev Burman
CinematographyV.K. Murthy
Edited byNarendra Arora
Release date
  • 2 April 1976 (1976-04-02)
Box officeest. ₹19.32 crore ($23.52 million)

It is an uncredited remake of the 1972 Spanish/English film The Summertime Killer starring Christopher Mitchum and Olivia Hussey.



  1. "Dil Kaanto Mein Uljahaya Hai, Ek DushmanPe Pyar Aaya" - Lata Mangeshkar
  2. "Samundar Samundar Yaha Se Waha Tak Ye Maujo Ki" - Lata Mangeshkar
  3. "I Love You" - Asha Bhosle
  4. "Bada Hi Khubsurat Is Jagah Ka Har Nazara Hai" - Kishore Kumar
  5. "Tu Shaitano Ka Sardar Hai Sach Hai" - Shivangi Kolhapure, Mukesh

Box officeEdit

Worldwide gross revenue (est.)
Territory Gross revenue Adjusted gross Footfalls
2 crore[3]
(US$2.27 million)[n 1]
US$10 million
(67 crore)[7]
6.3 million[8]
(Soviet Union)
15 million SUR[n 2]
(US$21.25 million)[n 3]
(17.32 crore)[n 4]
US$83 million
(524 crore)[7]
60 million[9]
Worldwide 19.32 crore
(US$23.52 million)
591 crore
(US$88 million)
66.3 million

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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[9] At the Soviet box office, it was the 13th biggest hit of the 1970s,[9][12] the fourth most successful Indian import of all time (after Awaara, Bobby and Disco Dancer), the ninth biggest foreign hit of all time,[12] and one of the top 30 biggest hits of all time.[9][12] It was among the highest-grossing films in the Soviet Union.[13]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 8.804 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1976[6]
  2. ^ 60 million tickets sold,[9] average ticket price of 25 kopecks[10]
  3. ^ 0.706 Soviet rubles per US dollar in 1978[11]
  4. ^ 8.15 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1978[6]


  1. ^ Raj, Ashok (2009). Hero Vol.1. Hay House. p. 30. ISBN 9789381398029.
  2. ^ Barood. 0:16.CS1 maint: location (link)
  3. ^ a b c
  4. ^ a b A Taste for Indian Films: Negotiating Cultural Boundaries in Post-Stalinist Soviet Society, page 170, Indiana University, 2005
  5. ^ "Rishi Kapoor". IMDb. Retrieved 9 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b
  7. ^ a b "67.175856 INR per USD in 2016". Archived from the original on 13 July 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  8. ^ Mittal, Ashok (1995). Cinema Industry in India: Pricing and Taxation. Indus Publishing. p. 71. ISBN 9788173870231.
  9. ^ a b c d e Sergey Kudryavtsev. "Зарубежные фильмы в советском кинопрокате".
  10. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  11. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia
  12. ^ a b c Sergey Kudryavtsev. "Отечественные фильмы в советском кинопрокате".
  13. ^ With love from India to Russia[permanent dead link], Russia Beyond the Headlines, 22 October 2009

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