Betaab (1983)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 42 mins

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Sunny (Deol) and Roma, alias Dingy (Singh), are childhood sweethearts. When Sunny is forced to become a farmer, Roma’s father Sardar Dinesh Singh (Kapoor) disapproves of their relationship. The arrogant Roma is ‘tamed’ by Sunny, who forces her to rebuild his house which she, provoked by his attentions, had destroyed. The father wants Roma to marry the son of his evil business partner Balwant (Chopra), but changes his mind when he overhears the villains plotting to appropriate his property. Designed to launch the career of Deol, Dharmendra’s elder son, the romance set in mountain scenery approvingly quotes ‘taming of the shrew’ motifs of masculinity. The film had one hit song, Jab hum jawan honge.

Cast: Amrita Singh, Sunny Deol

Crew: Rahul Rawail (Director), Manmohan Singh (Director of Photography), Rahul Dev Burman (Music Director)

Genres: Family, Romance

Release Dates: 05 Aug 1983 (India)

Hindi Name: बेताब

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as Roma Singh Girji
as Sunny Kapoor
as Chelaram
as Ganga
Supporting Actor
as Sumitra Devi Kapoor
as Balwant
as Sardar Dinesh Singh Girji
Supporting Actor
as Young Sunny





Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer


Music Director
Playback Singer


Art Director


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Reference: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (Hindi)
Reference: Izzat Ki Roti (Hindi)
The film marks Sunny Deol's screen debut.

This was the first of Javed Akhtar's films as an independent writer after the Salim-Javed split.

The film was remade in Telugu as Samrat (1987) and in Kannada as Karthik (2011).