Reviewer's Summary - Good|
Actors: Feroz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Amrish Puri
Director: Feroz Khan
Producer: Feroz Khan
Written by: K.K. Shukla
Lyrics: Indivar & Farooq Qaisar
Dialogs: Kadar Khan
A slick, fast-paced film with a bunch of fine songs, Qurbani was a phenomenal hit with moviegoers across India.
Soon after the movie's release in 1980, it was fairly common to hear the song Aap Jaisa Koi Meri blaring across loudspeakers, even in the deep south.
UK-based Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan went on to achieve considerable fame for Aap Jaisa Koi Meri, which quickly became the rage acros India.
Without doubt, Qurbani is the highpoint of actor and director Feroz Khan's long movie career. After Qurbani, Feroz Khan's film career began a slow slide into mediocrity.
Amjad Khan, who shot into fame with his role of the dacoit Gabbar Singh in Sholay, plays an unusual role in Qurbani - a cop. As inspector Amjad Khan, he endeared himself to the audience with his fine portrayal of a bubblegum chewing policeman with just a touch of comic flair when dealing with his quarry Rajesh Kumar (Feroz Khan).
At her voluptuous, skimpily-clad best in Qurbani, Zeenat Aman was at the height of her career then. One of the sexiest actresses in the history of the Hindi film industry, the sheer sight of Zeenat Aman on the screen was enough to send both young and old men swooning.
Rajesh Kumar (Feroz Khan), a small time thief and ace safe-breaker, is in love with night club crooner Sheela (Zeenat Aman). But inspector Amjad Khan soon catches up with Rajesh and packs him off to jail. In jail, he befriends Vikram Singh (Shakti Kapoor), who is lodged there for attempting to kill a notorious smuggler and criminal Raakha (Amrish Puri).
Amar (Vinod Khanna), who is a henchman in Raakha's gang, is upset when he sees the gang killing a lorry driver when he is about to be arrested by the police. Soon, a disgusted Amar leaves the gang.
A widower with a young daughter, Amar meets Sheela and quickly falls in love with her. But Sheela's heart is only for Rajesh, who is still in jail.
When Rajesh and Vikram Singh are released from jail, the cycle of violence and crime starts again. Vikram and his sister Jwala want Rajesh's help in settling scores with Raakha. When Rajesh is unwilling to step into a life of crime again, the brother-sister duo won't take no for an answer and tighten the screws on him.
Willy nilly, Rajesh is quickly sucked into an orgy of violence in which there cannot be any chance of happy endings.
Qurbani's melodious disco music played a significant role in making the movie a blockbuster success. Besides Aap Jaisa Koi Meri, the other hit songs from Qurbani were Kya Dekhte Ho and Laila O Laila.
Qurbani also made news when Feroze Khan reportedly smashed up a new White Mercedes Benz car as part of a scene in the movie.
N.B: Amjad Khan, Amrish Puri and Nazia Hassan are no more with us. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.