20 January 2017 | shoummojitkreative
Engrossing thriller, one of Jeetendra and Danny's best
Saw this movie today, and wondered why Bollywood cannot make such movies now? Then I understood, that era has ended with the era of the greats.
This is a simple thriller and the narrative is linear. Safecracker Ravi (Jeetendra), who works as a freelancer to help companies improve their safe designing, somehow gets involved in a terrible crime with Robert (Danny Denzongpa) in an attempt to help a woman Julie (Padma Khanna). He runs away from the city to a remote hilly area to become manager in an woods estate owned by (Satyen Kappu), and his daughter, Reena (Saira Banu). Everything goes well and he falls in love with Reena, improves the prospects of the estate and manages everything to the best of his capacity - until the day Robert lands at his doorstep. He wants Ravi to crack a safe, and a refusal means he will divulge his crimes to the local cops. Watch the movie to know what happens next.
A fantastic script by Salim-Javed means 2 hrs 25 minutes fly by. Jeetendra is spot-on in his act, and Danny turns in another excellent villainous act. Watch the scene where Jeetu punches Danny and he rises from the ground and warns him never to do this again. Simply a class act.
Jeetu fits the role like a glove and is aided ably by the beautiful, charming and slightly comical Saira Banu. Padma Khanna is amazing too, and Iftekar is best in yet another cop act. The rest of the cast, comprising of Satyen Kappu, Ramesh Deo and Ranjeet, are excellent.
I am taking out two stars for the inferior music. Only the track Aisa Na Hoke In Waadiyon Me by Mohammed Rafi stands out. The rest by LP are really average compositions. Stronger music would have made this thriller a perfect 10. Direction by A. Salaam is fabulous and tight. Production values (M.M. Malhotra) are fantastic. Watch it at night, and you will love to revisit the movie. The best thing about the film is everything has been kept very realistic and believable. No super human acts from the hero or wild leaps in the story. A simple thriller, nicely told.