- 2 hr 30 min
Saaheb is a Bollywood family drama film that released in 1985. The movie is directed by Anil Ganguly and produced by N.N. Sippy. The star cast includes Rakhee Gulzar, Anil Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Utpal Dutt, Deven Verma, Biswajeet, and others. The movie revolves around the life of the protagonist Saaheb (Anil Kapoor), who is the youngest son of the family. Saaheb is a responsible and caring person who loves his family more than anything. He has two elder brothers, who are successful in their respective fields. However, Saaheb is not able to find his own identity and struggles to get a job.
Saaheb's father (Utpal Dutt) is a wealthy businessman who wants all his sons to be successful like him. He is worried about Saaheb's future and wants him to get married to a rich girl, who can support him financially. However, Saaheb's mother (Rakhee Gulzar) is against the idea and wants Saaheb to find a job on his own.
In the meantime, Saaheb falls in love with Sheetal (Amrita Singh), who is a middle-class girl. Sheetal is impressed by Saaheb's simplicity and honesty and reciprocates his feelings.
The story takes a turn when Saaheb's father suffers a heart attack and is hospitalized. Saaheb takes the responsibility of the business and tries to manage everything on his own. However, he faces opposition from his brothers, who are not happy with his decisions.
The movie beautifully showcases the contrast between the ambitions of the father and the aspirations of the son. Saaheb is torn between his love for his family and his desire to follow his heart. He tries to convince his father that money is not everything in life and true happiness lies in doing what one loves.
The movie has some heartwarming moments that are sure to leave the viewers emotional. The chemistry between Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh is sizzling and their love story is portrayed with utmost sincerity.
The performances of the star cast are commendable. Anil Kapoor, who was at the beginning of his career, has played his role with conviction. Rakhee Gulzar, who plays the role of a doting mother, is excellent in her portrayal. Utpal Dutt has given a stellar performance as a strict yet loving father.
The music by Bappi Lahiri is melodious and adds to the overall feel of the movie. The songs "Saaheb Ka Naam" and "Kya Khabar Kya Pata" are popular even today.
Overall, Saaheb is a must-watch movie for anyone who loves family dramas. The movie beautifully captures the essence of family values and showcases the never-ending love between a mother and her son.