Gaddaar (1973) [Hindi ](1973)

Gaddaar (1973) [Hindi] (1973)

Film Name Gaddaar (1973)
Genre Thriller
Director Harmesh Malhotra
Producer(s) Harmesh Malhotra
Music Director Laxmikant Pyarelal
Lead Cast See Full Cast
Release Date 15 August 1973 (India)
Movie Budget 0.70 Cr. (Estimated)
Box Office Collection 1 Cr. Approximately (Worldwide)
Rating IMDB: 8/10    Bollywood Product: 6.5/10   

Gaddaar (1973) [Film] Synopsis

Gaddaar [meaning: The Traitor] is a Hindi-language (Bollywood) Crime Thriller film released in cinemas on 15 August 1973. The Central Board of Film Certification issued a U Rating, vide certificate No. 72470, on 3 May 1973. The running time of the film is 137 Minutes.

There is another movie Gaddaar released on 9 June 1995. Sunil Shetty, Sonali Bendre, and Harish played lead roles in Gaddaar (1995).

Harmesh Malhotra is the Producer and Direct of Gaddaar. It is the first film of Harmesh Malhotra as a Producer and the second film as a Film Director after Beti (1969).

Cast and Crew


Vinod Khanna, Yogeeta Bali, Pran, Madan Puri, Iftikhar, Anwar Hussain, Ranjeet, and Ram Mohan Sharma play pivotal roles in Gaddar (1973). The film also features Satyen Kappu, Ajit, Jankidas, Padma Khanna, Leena Das, Miss Shefali, Irene Campos, Oscar Unger, Rajni Bala, Ratan Gaurang, and  V. Gopal.


  1. Harmesh Malhotra - Director
  2. Harmesh Malhotra - Producer
  3. Laxmikant-Pyarelal - Music Director
  4. Ravi Kapoor - Writer
  5. Anand Bakshi - Lyricist
  6. V. Durgaprasad W.I.C.A. - Director of Photography
  7. Govind Dalwadi - Film Editor
  8. Ganesh Basak - Art Director
  9. Surya Kumar - Choreography

Movie Plot

A royal man (Ajit) gives Rs. 40 Lakh to his Munim (Jankidas) to keep it safe for 24 hours. A robber B.K. (Pran), receives the information about the money. He immediately informs his partners in crime, Professor (Iftikhar), Kanhaiya (Madan Puri), Sampat (Anwar Hussain), Mohan (Manmohan), John (Rammohan Sharma), and Babu (Ranjeet).

They successfully loot Rs. 40 lakh. The police arrive, and B.K. receives a bullet shot and succumbs to injuries. However, they manage to flee safely with money in a different direction.

The next day they all meet but get shocked when they discover that Kanhaiya (Madan Puri) has absconded with the money. They learn about a dancer (Padma Khanna) who may know the whereabouts of Kanhaiya.

In the meantime, Raja (Vinod Khanna) enters their life and wants a share in the looted money. In return, he promises to find Kanhaiya. The Cabret dancer informs that Kanhaiya has gone to Madras. Raja kills the dancer, and they all start a hunt to search for Kanhaiya.

Twist in the story

In the end, they all reach Rampur, Shimla. While searching for Kanhaiya, Raja has to take shelter in a hotel due to heavy snowfall. He meets Reshma (Yogeeta Bali), the pretty young owner of the hotel.

Dr. Mathur (Satyen Kappu) and his wife (Varsha) have also struck in the snowfall and staying in the same hotel. All of a sudden, Raja sees Kanhaiya enters the hotel. He is the owner of the hotel and the father of Reshma.

Who is the traitor

Raja informs other gang members about Kanhaiya. They visit the hotel and hostages Dr. Mathur, his wife, Resma, and a waiter-cum-servant of the hotel.

Kanhaiya informs that the money is safe in a cave near the hotel. B.K. and Professor go with Kanhaiya to bring the money. However, everyone wants to grab Rs. 40 lakh alone and seems to be a traitor (Gaddar). What happens is the rest of the story of Gaddaar (1973).

Full Cast and Crew of Gaddaar (1973)

Full Cast:

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Other Cast(s):

Vinod Khanna
Yogeeta Bali
Anwar Hussain
Ram Mohan
Madan Puri
Ajit Khan
Satyendra Kapoor
Leena Das
V Gopal
Padma Khanna
Ratan Gaurang
Oscar Unger
Miss Shefali
Raju Shrestha
Rajni Bala
Irene Campos

Full Crew:


Harmesh Malhotra


Harmesh Malhotra


Music Director(s)
Laxmikant Pyarelal

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