Namak Haraam

Namak Haraam

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1973
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Label: H.M.V.
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Album Credits: MUSIC ASSISTANTS: Basu Chakravarty, Manohari Singh, Maruti Rao. SONGS RECORDED BY: Kaushik.
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Hrishikesh Mukherjee. PRODUCER: Raja Ram, Satish Wagle, Jayendra Pandya. STORY: Hrishikesh Mukherjee. SCREENPLAY: Gulzar, More...
 



Song Listing


 
Diye Jalte Hain Phool Khilte Hain
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Sooni Re Sajariya Saajan Bin Tere
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi
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Nadiya Se Dariya Dariya Se Saagar
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi
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Woh Jhootha Hai Vote Na Usko Dena
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi
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Main Shayar Badnaam
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Holi Ke Angana Mein Ras Barsat Hai
Singer: Various artists
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • This was the second Hrishikesh Mukherjee film after "Anand" (1970) in which the friendship between Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan's characters was an important theme. The years to come saw the two superstars competing for the top spot in the Hindi film industry. They never worked together again.[1]
  • This film may have been inspired by the historical drama "Becket" (1964) starring Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton. In interviews, Hrishikesh Mukherjee acknowledged the comparison between the two films but insisted that his film was completely different. Comparisons have also been made between this film and the Telugu film "Prana Mithrulu" (1967).
  • The opening credits of this film starts with a small, red dot which grows in size gradually till it occupies the entire screen. In an interview, Amitabh Bachchan said that he saw the colour red in the credits as a symbol of communism and the growing red dot as a representation of a revolution.[2]
  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee had initially approached Rajesh Khanna for the role of Vicky - the rich capitalist. However, Khanna told the director that he preferred the character of Somu, Vicky's poor, compassionate friend. The film's script was then changed to accommodate Rajesh Khanna's request and Somu's role was made more substantive. Amitabh Bachchan ended up playing the role of Vicky. Despite this change or perhaps because of it, it was Amitabh Bachchan's performance in the film that drew the most attention. Bachchan won his second Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor after "Anand" (1970) for this film.[MR36]
  • This was actor Raza Murad's first significant role in a Hindi film after debuting in "Ek Nazar" (1972). To get him into the character of an impoverished poet, Hrishikesh Mukherjee asked him to go without baths till his scenes were shot. The director also gave him two sets of kurta-pajamas and asked him to wear them without washing during the course of shooting.[3]
  • This was the first film in which Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha worked together. However, Rekha was paired with Rajesh Khanna in this film. Amitabh and Rekha were paired onscreen for the first time in the film "Do Anjaane" (1976). In the years to come, the two actors were rumoured to be romantically involved, but these rumours were never confirmed.[4]

    Song

  • Diye Jalte Hain Phool Khilte Hain - R.D. Burman had used the tune of this song earlier for the Bengali song "Deke Deke Koto" he had recorded in his own voice for a Pujo album.[5]



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