Majboor (1974) Amitabh Bachchan
Majboor was a thriller drama film and was inspired from the American film Zigzag. The film was directed by Ravi Tandon and written by Salim Javed. The starcast for this film were Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Pran, Madan Puri, Rehman and Farida Jalal.
Ravi Khanna (Amitabh Bachchan) is a middleclass who lives with his widowed mother and a sister Renu, a wheelchair bound essayed by Farida Jalal. He has a school going brother Billu (Master Alankar). A happy family as Ravi is engaged to girlfriend Neela (Parveen Babi) who is a daughter of a wealthy man. Just when things were going right he learns he has a tumor in his brain and has only six months to live. In order to secure. his family, he takes on a murder charge on himself for which the reward was 5 lakhs.
In order to be convincing as the killer, he leaves his own trails. He gets convicted and is imprisoned. In the jail he has a fight that injures him due to which he is hospitalized. He gets treated for his brain tumor too. He is now a healthy man and he regrets his decision of taking the murder charges on himself.
To avoid the death sentence and to get out of the trap laid by his own self, he runs away from the hospital to look out for the real murderer. After a lot of thrilling sequences, at the end the real culprit is caught and Ravi Khanna is released and proclaimed innocent.
The film had total 5 songs and the music was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and the lyrics was written by Anand Bakshi. Playback was by Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and KishoreKumar. The film was remade in Tamil, Gujarati and Malayalam.
The film Majboor did average at the box office but the film had got popular and the film earnings were good enough for the producer and director. This film is also considered as one of the good films by Amitabh Bachchan.