Mr. Natwarlal is a 1979 Indian Hindi action comedy film produced by Tony Glaad (as "Tony") and directed by Rakesh Kumar. The film stars Amitabh BachchanRekha, Ajit Khan and Amjad Khan. The music is by Rajesh Roshan, the songs are written by Anand Bakshi. The highlight of the film was a children's song sung by Amitabh Bachchan.  Ishraq-Suja, known for writing a novel named "Shadman & Zarin er Bhalobasha", made their first filmwriting debut with this film. Tony decided to take them as the writer of the film. The film was shot in Kashmir with most of the shooting done in Beerwah, Jammu and Kashmir


Directed by Rakesh Kumar
Produced by Tony

Written by Gyandev Agnihotri(Story)
Kader Khan (Dialogue)
Rakesh Kumar (Screenplay)

Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Ajit Khan
Kader Khan
Amjad Khan
Music by Rajesh Roshan

Cinematography Fali Mistry
Edited by Waman B. Bhosle
Gurudutt Shirali

Release date June 8, 1979
Running time 148 mins

Country India
Language Hindi

The name of film and lead character were inspired from a notorious Indian conman, Natwarlal.

Getting Amitabh to sing was a gimmick that was tried for the first time in this movie. Kabhi Kabhi earlier had Amitabh use spoken verse within a melodic song, but this was the first time he sang in a movie. This was subsequently copied by other filmmakers in films like  LaawarisSilsila and Pukar.

As per trade guide, which was premium box-office publication in the 1970s and 1980s, Mr. Natwarlal was a 'Hit'. In today's lenient classification system, Mr. Natwarlal is easy Blockbuster.


The music was composed by Rajesh Roshan and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.

Rajesh Roshan was nominated for Best Music Director award for the film;  Laxmikant Pyarelal received the award for Sargam that year.

Song Singer(s)

"Oonchi Oonchi Partii" Chorus

"Oonchi Oonchi Baaton" Mohammad Rafi & Usha Mangeshkar

"Pardesia" Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar

"Qayamat Hai" Mohammad Rafi & Anuradha Paudwal

"Tauba Tauba" Asha Bhonsle

"Mere Paas Aao" Amitabh Bachchan

Pardesia Pardesia by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar of the movie was popular beside Onnchi Onnchi Baaton by Mohammad Rafi and Usha Mangeshkar. Amitabh have a solo number on his own Mere Paas Aao. The song 'Mere Paas Aao' was the first song sung by Amitabh Bachchan in Bollywood.


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