Majboor is a 1974 Hindi action-thriller film directed by Ravi Tandon, featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, and Pran Sikand in lead roles. The movie revolves around the character of Ravi Khanna, played by Amitabh Bachchan, a poor typist, and sole breadwinner of his family, who becomes a prime suspect in a murder case. The movie starts with Ravi Khanna, a typist in Bombay, living with his mother and sister. He spends his days working hard to provide for his family, who are completely dependent on him. Things take an unexpected turn when he meets a wealthy young woman, Aarti (played by Parveen Babi), on a train journey, who offers him a job as her personal secretary. Ravi is thrilled at the opportunity, but he soon realizes that his life is about to take a sinister turn.
On one of his assignments, Ravi is sent to a client's house to deliver some papers. However, upon reaching there, he discovers the dead body of the client and gets framed for his murder. The police pick him up as the prime suspect, and his life spirals out of control from there. Ravi is left helpless as he fights to clear his name while evading the law and trying to solve the murder case himself.
In his quest for justice, Ravi encounters various people. One such person is the unscrupulous and ruthless businessman Donga (played by Pran Sikand), who tries to take advantage of Ravi's situation. Donga employs him to commit a robbery, knowing he is in a desperate financial state, and tailors his murder case such that Ravi must work for him in exchange for exoneration.
Throughout the plot, Ravi struggles to balance his duty to his family and his desire for justice. He continues to work hard to prove his innocence and bring the real killer to justice. The story unfolds gradually as Ravi discovers a shocking truth about his past, which adds an emotional layer to the otherwise gripping thriller.
The film's music was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal, with lyrics written by Anand Bakshi. The movie has several fantastic songs with the title track being a standout. They are beautifully shot and contribute to the overall atmosphere of the film.
Majboor stands out for the excellent performances of Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, and Pran Sikand, who delivered remarkable performances in their respective roles. Amitabh broke through as a leading actor after the film's success, and Pran's character as Donga is considered one of his most iconic roles to date.
Overall, Majboor is a fantastic suspense thriller that will keep you hooked till the end. It's a testament to the skill of the actors and director who have taken an ordinary story and transformed it into a compelling, action-packed drama. If you are a fan of Amitabh Bachchan or a lover of the thriller genre, this movie is definitely worth your time.
Majboor is a 1974 thriller. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.