Imtihan (transl.Test) is a 1974 Indian Hindi-language film starring Vinod Khanna, Tanuja and Bindu. The story of the film revolves around an idealistic professor who decides to reform a group of rowdy students at a college.[1] It is inspired by the 1967 British film To Sir, with Love,[2] and has inspired the television series Jeet.[3] The film was shot in Nashik.It is remake of Tamil film Nootrukku Nooru.

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Directed byMadan Sinha
Produced byB.A. Chandiramani
Story byK. Balachandar
Based onNootrukku Nooru (Tamil)
StarringVinod Khanna
Music byLaxmikant–Pyarelal
Release date
  • 31 May 1974 (1974-05-31) (India)


Pramod Sharma (Vinod Khanna) is the son of a wealthy businessman (Murad). An idealistic person, he leaves his family business to become a lecturer of history at the college Adarsh Mahavidyalya. The students of the college are highly indisciplined, and the crowd includes Rakesh, a rowdy student involved in several unlawful activities. Pramod tries to reform these students. Rita (Bindu), the college chairman's daughter and a student, develops an infatuation for Pramod.

Meanwhile, Pramod meets Madhu (Tanuja), the daughter of the college principal H. P. Shastri (Abhi Bhattacharya). He learns that she was in love with Vijay, a pilot, and both were expected to marry soon. Unfortunately, Vijay's plane crashed and he died. The shock of this news lead to Madhu falling off the stairs, resulting in a permanent damage to her leg. Madhu falls in love with Pramod, who brings positivity to her life. He encourages her to follow up on her hobbies, especially painting, and go out more often. Rita, who is jealous of Pramod's relationship with Madhu, falsely accuses him of sexual harassment, supported by Rakesh. The rest of the story tells of how Pramod gets through this imtihan ("test") of life. In the end, Pramod proves his innocence and takes leave from the college, joined by Madhu.



The lyrics for the film songs were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music was composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal.

1."Bujhade Jal Gai"Asha Bhosle03:11
2."Dekho Idhar Bhi Jan-e-Tamanna"Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar03:04
3."Roz Sham Aati Thi Magar Aesi"Lata Mangeshkar03:11
4."Ruk Jana Nahin"Kishore Kumar06:30

The title of the Indian television series Ruk Jaana Nahin is based on the song from the film.[4]

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  1. ^ Bhawana Somaaya (2004). Cinema: Images and Issues. Rupa & Co. p. 103. ISBN 9788129103703.
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  3. ^ "Copycats". Metro Plus Chennai. The Hindu. 29 December 2003. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Popular Hindi songs, now titles of TV shows". The Times of India. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.

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