39 Years of Qurbani (20/06/1980)
Qurbani is an action film. It was produced and directed by Feroz Khan. The film stars Feroz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Amrish Puri and Kadar Khan.
It is an adaptation of the 1972 Italian film The Master Touch.
Qurbani was famous for the Bollywood disco song “Aap Jaisa Koi”, sung by Pakistani pop star Nazia Hassan and produced by Biddu.
The movie is known for its music and songs, including the title qawwali Qurbani Qurbani, written by the Urdu poet, Faruk Kaiser and rendered by Anwar, Kishore Kumar, and Aziz Nazan. It has a song performed by Mohammed Rafi, Kya Dekhte Ho, which was written by Indeevar. Qurbani Qurbani received a special award for ‘The Most Amazing Evergreen Song’ by Bollywood music producer, Kalyanji–Anandji.
Feroz Khan met Biddu and Nazia Hassan at a party hosted by a close friend in England. Nazia’s parents insisted Feroz listen to Nazia sing. Feroz did and was highly impressed. But Feroz had his eye on International star Biddu to score a song for Qurbani. Biddu was reluctant to score music for an Indian film. It was with sincere persistence and Feroz telling Biddu to do it for his mom who lived in India. Feroz also played the Bangalore card with Biddu since both Feroz and Biddu both hailed from Bangalore.
Many music directors (including the film’s original music directors Kalyanji–Anandji) opposed Feroz Khan hiring Biddu to score a solo song in the film. Many tried to stop this because they viewed Biddu as an outsider. After several discussions, Feroz Khan stuck to his choice.