Naseeb (1981)

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Naseeb, a story of destiny and fate, begins with a lottery ticket. A drunk who cannot pay his tab trades his 'winning' ticket to the waiter, Namdev (Pran), instead. Namdev decides to share ... See full summary »



  • Naseeb (1981)
  • Amitabh Bachchan in Naseeb (1981)
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Shakti Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Rishi Kapoor, Amjad Khan, Pran, and Shatrughan Sinha in Naseeb (1981)
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Reena Roy, and Shatrughan Sinha in Naseeb (1981)
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Reena Roy, and Shatrughan Sinha in Naseeb (1981)
  • Naseeb (1981)

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2 June 2001 | gulabi
| In a word, entertaining. Don't look for plotline though.
This is a movie that is best seen for people who want entertainment. The plotline is average (standard for a Hindi action blockbuster), but the action scenes are definitely novel ones for Hindi movies. I have not seen them repeated elsewhere in Hindi cinema. If you are a fan of martial arts or Western action movies though, you might recognize the elements.

It is the actors and the music that are the real backbone of the movie. Unfortunately, the camerawork shows you how they have aged and reveals any excessive makeup. Amitabh is in classic form, and Rishi Kapoor shows you why he deserves the title of "The Dancing Kapoor", esp. in the final song sequence "Rang Jamake". This is an excellent song sequence and will remind you of the final song sequence in "Amar, Akbar, Anthony".

The music is wonderful, not too much of it and not bizarre in execution on screen. I had not heard these songs in over 10 years, and they still sound very good.

An unusual aspect of this movie is there is very little in the way of romantic scenes. Hema Malini has the role of a woman who is not helpless.

Strong-willed is one thing, but ability to defend yourself physically is an added dimension, a welcome one. There is also nothing in the way of the extended woman-abuse (rape, slapping, beating, etc.) scenes you see in Hindi movies. Heck, even the violence is toned down. So this film is probably more suitable for family viewing.

Overall, I would say a 7 out of 10. ("Amar, Akbar, Anthony" by comparison would be an 8.5 out of 10, to give you an idea.)

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