Zameer (1975)

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Maharaj Singh is a proud owner of several derby-winning stallions, and lives in a palatial farmhouse with his wife, Rukmini and young son, Chimpoo.One day dacoits attack his farmhouse with a view of stealing the stallions, but Maharaj fights them, killing the son of the leader of the dacoits, Maan Singh.Maan Singh swears to avenge the death of his son, and abducts Chimpoo.Years later, a servant of Maharaj, Ram Singh, brings a young man named Badal into the Singhs lives, and tells them that he is their missing son Chimpoo.

Cast: Shammi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Saira Banu

Both Maharaj, Rukmini, and their daughter, Sunita, are delighted at having Chimpoo back in their lives.Then Badal and Sunita fall in love with each other. It is then Badal confesses to Maharaj that he is not Chimpoo, but a former convicted jailbird, who was asked to impersonate him by an embittered Ram Singh.Maharaj does not want to relay this information to an ailing Rukmini, and decides to keep it quiet for the rest of their lives.But sooner or later Rukmini is bound to find out – especially when Badal and Sunita openly show their love – will this shock of an intimate brother and a sister spare her or has fate something else in store for her.

This movie is quite okay compared to other movies of its era.Funny to see Shammi Kapoor and Saira Banu as father and daughter if you know that Saira made her debut in Junglee opposite Shammi Kapoor as her hero. Saira is the girlfriend of Amitabh in this movie.This is the second movie in which Saira and Amitabh starred together (the other one being the comedy drama HERA PHERI which also has Vinod Khanna as the other leading man, in this movie he makes an special appearance).The storyline is somewhat like an old Kishore Kumar movie which name i forgot and the black and white movie BOMBAY KA BABU wby Raj Khosla which had Dev Anand and Suchitra Sen and was probably the first Hindi movie which dealt with incest.

This movie touches that subject lightly, though you know that Amit and Saira are no brother and sister. Shammi as the father is okay, Vinod Khanna as the real heir in his special appearance is okay. This is the first movie directed by Ravi Chopra who would later maken movies like Baghban (amitabh again), Baabul (Amitabh again) and THe Burning Train (the only Hindi disaster movie with an all star cast).

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