Achanak

K.A. Abbas (Story)
CBFC: U
1973
Hindi
  • Awards

    • K.A. Abbas earned a Filmfare nomination for best story. Gulzar won a Filmfare nomination as Best Director for this film.

    Cast & Credits

    A Sampooran Singh Gulzar Film Presents "Achanak "
    A Film By Sampooran Singh Gulzar
    Starring Vinod Khanna . Farida Jalal . Asrani
    Directed
    By
    Sampooran Singh Gulzar
    Story
    By
    Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
    Produced
    By
    Raj N. Sippy . Romu N. Sippy
    Written
    By
    Khwaja Ahmad Abbas . Sampooran Singh Gulzar
    Music
    By
    Vasant Desai
    Cinematography K. Vaikunth

    Dr. Chaudhary has to perform a surgery on an army officer shot by the police. However, he is in a dilemma because the officer has been sentenced to death.

    The entire film production was completed in 28 days. Achanak was based on a Khwaja Ahmed Abbas story, The Thirteenth Victim, which had appeared in the magazine called Imprint. In 1973 N.C Sippy's sons, Romu and Raj Sippy collaborated with partner Hrishikesh Mukherjee to produce Achanak and they approached Gulzar to direct it. Gulzar approached Vasantrao, a marathi background score composer to compose the score for this film since it would have no songs otherwise.