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Saat Hindustani
Saat Hindustani.jpg
Directed byKhwaja Ahmad Abbas
Story byKhwaja Ahmad Abbas
Produced byKhwaja Ahmad Abbas
Manmohan Sabir
Utpal Dutt
Amitabh Bachchan
Jalal Agha
Anwar Ali
CinematographyS. Ramachandra
Edited byMohan Rathod
Music byJ.P. Kaushik
Kaifi Azmi (lyrics) Utpal Dutt
Release date
  • 7 November 1969 (1969-11-07)
Running time
144 min
Box office₹810,000 (net)[2]

Saat Hindustani (transl. Seven Indians) is a 1969 Indian action film written and directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. The film portrays the heroic story of seven Indians who attempt to liberate Goa from the Portuguese colonial rule. The cast included Madhu, Utpal Dutt, Shehnaz, A. K. Hangal, Anwar Ali (brother of Indian comedian Mehmood), and Amitabh Bachchan who made his debut with this film.[3]


Saat Hindustani portrays the story of seven Indians who attempt to liberate Goa from the Portuguese colonial rule.[4]


A Muslim poet Anwar Ali (Amitabh Bachchan) from Bihar and five other men, all belonging to different religions and parts of India, join their seventh comrade Maria (Shehnaz Vahanvaty), a native of Portuguese-occupied Goa, to raise nationalist sentiments in the state by hoisting Indian flags on Portuguese forts and buildings.



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  2. ^ "Saat Hindustani - Movie". Box Office India. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Filmography: Amitabh Bachchan". Hindustan Times. 8 October 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  4. ^ K.A. Abbas (1914-1987)
  5. ^ a b c Saat Hindustani (1969) - IMDb, retrieved 2 July 2022