- 170 hr
Hamraaz is a 1967 Bollywood thriller movie directed by B.R. Chopra and produced by B.R. Films. The film features Sunil Dutt, Raaj Kumar, and Mumtaz Askari in lead roles, supported by Madan Puri, Iftekhar, Balraj Sahni, and Helen. The music of the film is composed by Ravi Shankar Sharma, while the lyrics are written by Sahir Ludhianvi. The story of Hamraaz revolves around a struggling music composer, Ravi (Sunil Dutt), who falls in love with a wealthy business tycoon's daughter, Rita (Vimi). However, Rita's father, Rajan (Balraj Sahni), does not approve of their relationship and wants her to marry a man of his choice. Ravi and Rita decide to elope but get caught by Rajan's men. When Rajan learns of their love for each other, he agrees to their marriage on the condition that Ravi leaves his music career and joins his business. After their marriage, Ravi starts working in Rajan's company, but his passion for music hinders his work, and he gets fired. This leads to a strained relationship between him and Rita. Meanwhile, Ravi meets a mysterious woman named Sita (Mumtaz), who helps him restart his music career. One day, Rajan is found dead, and Ravi becomes the prime suspect. The police interrogate him and gather evidence against him, leaving him helpless. Sita comes to his aid, and together they embark on a journey to solve the mystery behind Rajan's death and prove Ravi's innocence. The film is known for its suspenseful plot, intricate narrative, and engrossing screenplay. The performances by the lead actors are excellent, with Sunil Dutt giving a commendable portrayal of a man caught in a web of deceit and betrayal. Raaj Kumar shines in his role as the shrewd police inspector investigating the case. Mumtaz, too, impresses with her nuanced performance as the enigmatic Sita. The music of the film is another highlight, with songs like "Neele Gagan Ke Tale," "Tum Agar Saath Dene Ka Vada Karo," and "Kisi Patthar Ki Murat Se" becoming classics over time. The background score by S.N. Tripathi also elevates the tension and drama of the film. Overall, Hamraaz is a well-crafted thriller that keeps the audience engaged till the very end. The film's exploration of themes like love, ambition, and betrayal makes it a compelling watch even today.