Starring : Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Simi Garewal, A.K. Hangal, Asrani
Music : R.D.Burman
Directed by : Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Namak Haraam (Devanagari: नमक हराम, Nastaliq: نمک ہرام; translation: traitor), is a 1973 Indian Hindi film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The music is by R.D. Burman, the screenplay by Gulzar, and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The film stars Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. It also stars Rekha, Asrani, Raza Murad, A.K. Hangal, Simi Garewal and Om Shivpuri. Rajesh Khanna received his third BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) in 1974 for this film.
This was the second Hrishikesh film with Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh after Anand. "Diye Jalte Hai, Phool Khilte Hai", "Nadiya se dariya, Dariye se sagar" and "Main Shayar Badnaam" are the most memorable melodies, all rendered powerfully by Kishore Kumar and picturised on Rajesh Khanna. The film was a hit at the box office.
The film focused on two friends (Somu and Vicky) and how Somu tries to infiltrate the trade union of his friends. Amitabh Bachchan plays a rich man's son, Vicky, who has a fight with a union leader and later sends his best friend Somu (Rajesh Khanna) to grow bigger than the previous union leader. Rajesh starts getting influenced by the ideals of workers which leads to the confrontation between two friends. This story concentrates on the rise of unions with the backdrop of Mumbai's textile mills and inflation in the early '70s. .....