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Saaheb (1985)

  • Release Date1985
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time137 min
  • Length3979.61 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number4041
  • Certificate Date31/01/1985

Saahab was a burden on his family, because he had been failing in his B.A. Exams for the past two years. On the other hand his youngest sister Bulti reached B.A. after passing her Exams. Their father was worried over Saaheb’s failures. He thought, had Saaheb at least been a graduate, he could have easily got himself a job somewhere. But instead of studies Saaheb’s interest were in Football games. A girl Natasha falls in love with Saaheb for the superb qualities of his games.

Elder brothers always send Saaheb on all kinds of errands and he would do their works smilingly, but even then they used to taunt him for his joblessness. It was only Badi Bhabi who sympathized with him and treated him as her own son. The day comes when the result is finally out. Bulti has and once again Saaheb has failed. This time how he will face to his family members? Badi Bhabi and Natasha try to console him.

Meanwhile father arranges Bulti’s marriage, but the expense of the marriage is too much. He has to arrange Fifty Thousand Rupees, which is not possible at all. All the sons very cunningly back out with the limited amount of help. Father finally decides to sell the house.

Saaheb is thoughtful and worried as he wants to see both Bulti and Father happy. Saaheb reads in the newspaper that someone wishes to buy a certain of a human body for his ailing son at any cost. Saaheb’s prime ambition was to become an important figure in Football game. He knew that if he sold desired part of his body he will never be able to fulfill his ambition, he decides to sacrifice his career for the betterment of his own family.

Could Saaheb make his father happy?

Did Bulti get married?

Had he made Badi Bhabi also happy?

All these questions will be answered in Director Anil Ganguly’s “SAAHEB”.

 (From the official press booklet)



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