Bandhe Haath (English: Tied Hands) is a 1973 Hindi movie produced and written by O. P. Ralhan. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mumtaz, Ajit, O P Ralhan, Ranjeet, Madan Puri, Asit Sen, Tun Tun and Pinchoo Kapoor. The films music is by R. D. Burman and the lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
A thief named Shyam (Amitabh Bachchan) who has made stealing his career decides to go straight after the death of his mentor (Madan Puri).
On the run from police for committing a series of robberies in the
past, he ends up in a village and he comes across a poet named Deepak
(also Amitabh Bachchan) and comes to his aid. Taking advantage of the fact that Deepak is his lookalike
he decides to steal his identity by killing him. He backs out of
killing him however when he discovers Deepak is already dying of an
illness. After Deepak's death he decides to steal his identity and
informs the police that Deepak is actually the thief Shyam. However a
police inspector (Ajit Khan)
who had tried to capture Shyam after he committed a robbery becomes
suspicious that Shyam is actually alive and masquerading as the poet
- Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan has fond memories of an act of goodwill shown to him by Mumtaz,
who was already a huge star and Amitabh was still a struggler in the
industry. Amitabh owned a Fiat at the time and often wondered what
driving a Mercedes-Benz would be like. One day after pack-up, Amitabh
noticed his car was missing, and was told by Mumtaz's driver that 'Madam
had left in his Fiat.' The driver then handed Amitabh the keys of her
Mercedes to use for the night.
played dual roles for the first time.