S06E2: Namak Haraam (1973) - Sexy, Angry Amitabh Bachchan

Namak Haraam (EnglishTraitor) is a 1973 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The music is by R.D. Burman, the screenplay by Gulzar, and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The film stars Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. It also stars RekhaAsraniRaza MuradA.K. HangalSimi Garewal and Om Shivpuri. Two young men (Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna) from very different backgrounds, one from a shanty house in a Delhi slum, the other from a very wealthy Calcutta family, forge a friendship which is then put to the ultimate test.
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Podcast Episode Summary:

  • We talk about the placement of all the songs in this movie
  • We talk about Hrishikesh Mukherjee's world of cinema
  • We talk about the title of the movie

The world this was set in was so different form that of Zanjeer - Tanvi

Why is capitalism so bad again? - Tanvi

The movie was so tightly written, that I don;t have any specific favourite scenes - Flo

At no point are you really irritated by Amitabh, maybe because he is hot? - Flo