39 Years of ‘Mr. Natwarlal’ (08/06/1979)

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Mr. Natwarlal is an action comedy film produced by Tony Glaad (as “Tony”) and directed by Rakesh Kumar. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Ajit Khan and Amjad Khan. The music is by Rajesh Roshan, the songs are written by Anand Bakshi. The highlight of the film was a children’s song sung by Amitabh Bachchan. Ishraq-Suja, known for writing a novel named “Shadman & Zarin er Bhalobasha”, made their first film writing debut with this film.

The film was shot in Kashmir with most of the shooting done in Beerwah, Jammu, and Kashmir

The name of the film and lead character were inspired by a notorious Indian conman, Natwarlal.

Getting Amitabh to sing was a gimmick that was tried for the first time in this movie. Kabhi Kabhi earlier had Amitabh use spoken verse within a melodic song, but this was the first time he sang in a movie.

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