Today we welcome you to another new episode on Amitabh Bachchan’s filmy journey and we will talk about his action thriller film released in 1973. The film is produced and directed by C V Sridhar and the name of the film is Gehri Chaal. Released under the banner of Chitrakala Pictures banner starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra, Hema Malini, and the music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film was later remade in Tamil in the year 1975.
The story goes as this, Dharamchand is the chairman of Olympic Bank which is due for its audit. His daughter essayed by Hema Malini finds him dead in his bedroom just before the last date of the audit. Her brother finds the suicide note that he had embezzled 20 lakhs from the bank and as he is not able to repay he is killing himself. Ratan, her brother does not disclose this suicide note to the family. Days later Ratan is blackmailed by the blackmailer Shekhar who threatens to expose his father’s secret of money embezzled and says if he doesn’t help him in the bank robbery and the money should be robbed before the final date of the audit.
A story of crime, robbery and mystery revolves around money robbed from the bank and a suspect with the police who may be able to expose Ratan. The main suspect is not Ratan but his friend Madan. Also with a lot of drama, it is revealed that Dharamchand didn’t commit suicide but was killed by Madan and he was made to write his suicide note and it was not Dharmachand but Madan who had embezzled the 20 lakhs.
The film didn’t do too well at the box office either but Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini paired in this film together on screen. Rest we set out to our next episode shortly. Stay tuned to more interesting stories.
May 22, 2023