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  • 1974
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 6.7  (338)

Benaam is a Hindi thriller film, released in the year 1974. The movie stars the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, Moushumi Chatterjee and Satyendra Kapoor in the lead roles. Directed by Narendra Bedi, the film revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a young girl, and the efforts of a detective to solve the case. This movie explores the rampant corruption in society and the struggle of common people against injustice.

The story begins with a wealthy businessman, Ashok Mehra (Satyendra Kapoor), who is kidnapped by a group of thugs. They demand a huge amount of money as a ransom for his release. Ashok's wife, Radha (Indrani Mukherjee), is worried about her husband's safety and contacts the police. Inspector R.K. (Amitabh Bachchan) takes up the case and starts investigating.

During the investigation, R.K. comes across a young girl, who is found wandering on the streets. She has no identification and is unable to speak. R.K. takes her under his wing and decides to find out her identity. Meanwhile, he continues to work on the case and discovers a web of corruption behind the kidnapping.

As the investigation draws to a close, R.K. finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy that goes deeper than he thought. The discovery of the girl's identity leads to shocking revelations, which put R.K.'s life in danger.

The movie features some of the most iconic scenes in the history of Indian cinema. Amitabh Bachchan delivers a power-packed performance as Inspector R.K., the no-nonsense cop who will stop at nothing to solve the case. Moushumi Chatterjee, who plays the role of the girl, is equally impressive. Her expressive face and body language convey a range of emotions without the need for dialogue.

The film's music was composed by R.D. Burman, and the songs are still popular among fans of Hindi cinema. The title track, “Benaam ho gaya” is particularly memorable. The lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri and the soulful rendition by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar make the song an all-time classic.

Overall, Benaam is a thrilling movie that keeps the audience engaged from start to finish. The storyline is intense, and the performances are top-notch. It highlights the evils of corruption and showcases the struggle of honest people against injustice. Even after more than four decades, this movie remains relevant and is still watched by fans of Hindi cinema.

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    1 hr 57 min
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    6.7  (338)