Naam (1986 film)
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Naam (transl. Name) is a 1986 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Nutan, Kumar Gaurav, Sanjay Dutt, Poonam Dhillon, Amrita Singh and Paresh Rawal. The film is regarded a milestone in the careers of Mahesh Bhatt, Paresh Rawal and Sanjay Dutt. Naam proved to be a blockbuster at the Indian box office, playing for over a year at a majority of India's cinemas and stands as the eighth-highest-grossing Hindi film of the 1980s decade grossing ₹305 million (US$4.1 million). The soundtrack for the movie also contributed to its huge success. "Chithi Aayi Hai" (The letter has arrived) was selected as one of the 100 songs of the millennium by BBC Radio worldwide.
|Directed by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Written by||Salim Khan|
|Produced by||Rajendra Kumar|
|Edited by||David Dhawan|
|Music by||Laxmikant Pyarelal|
|Distributed by||Aryan Films|
Janki Kapoor and her two sons Ravi Kapoor and Vicky Kapoor, come from a poor family, and have difficulties making ends meet.
To add to this burden, the family has to consider the waywardness of Vicky, who is always getting into trouble with the law. Ravi, on the other hand, is a hard-working, responsible son who earns for the family, but also makes sacrifices for Vicky. Vicky is determined to get a job in Dubai as he has heard of thousands of Indians making a successful living there.
Ravi arranges for Vicky's visa and the money to go to Dubai. Once in Dubai, the Kapoors receive no word from him. Vicky has encountered problems in Dubai, as he was cheated out of a job, and his visa was obtained fraudulently. In order to remain in Dubai, he must work for ruthless international smuggler Rana, and must earn his keep or be turned over to the authorities, which eventually leads to Vicky's death by Police with Ravi watching and brothers consoling each other while the film ends.
Bhatt and Dutt were both lauded as award favorites by many critics upon release of the film, but unfortunately, neither could be awarded any that year since no award ceremony took place in 1986 and 1987 due to security and technical issues.
- Nutan as Janki Kapoor
- Kumar Gaurav as Ravi Kapoor
- Sanjay Dutt as Vicky Kapoor
- Poonam Dhillon as Seema Rai
- Amrita Singh as Rita
- Paresh Rawal as Rana
- Rakesh Roshan as himself in a guest appearance
- Akash Khurana as Aftab Ahmed
- Ram Mohan as Babu Pakett
- Ashutosh Gowariker as Jai Singh Kalewar, a taxi driver
- Mohan Sherry as Narayan
- Purnima as Ravi and Vicky's grandmother
- Gurbachan Singh as Narayan's man
- Ghanshyam Rohera as Mr. Ghanshyam
- Shehnaz Anand as Mrs. Neetu Ghanshyam
- Rita Rani Kaul as Mrs. Saira A. Ahmed
All the songs are written by lyricist Anand Bakshi.
|"Veriya Ve Kiya Kya Kasoor Maine"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|"Chithi Aayi Hai, Aayi Hai, Chitthi Aayi Hai"||Pankaj Udhas|
|"Tu Kal Chala Jayega" (Duet)||Manhar Udhas, Mohammed Aziz|
|"Tu Kal Chala Jayega" (Solo)||Mohammed Aziz|
|"Ameeron Ki Shaam Gareebon Ke Naam"||Mohammed Aziz|
|"Tere Dil Ki Tu Jaane"||Kavita Krishnamurthy|
- Srivastava, Priyanka (22 March 2013). "Darker shade of celluloid: Sanjay Dutt's films have echoed dark patches of his life". India Today. Retrieved 25 May 2017.