Saat Hindustani (Devanagari: सात हिन्दुस्तानी, Urdu: سات ہندوستانی, translation: Seven Indians) is a 1969 film written and directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. The film portrays the heroic story of seven Indians who attempt to liberate Goa from the Portuguesecolonial rule. The cast included Utpal Dutt, Madhu, A. K. Hangal and Amitabh Bachchan who made his debut with this film. Bachchan played one of the Indians captured by the Portuguese opponent as POW. He played the role of a Muslim poet.
Saat Hindustani portrays the heroic story of seven Indians who attempt to liberate Goafrom the Portuguese colonial rule
A Muslim poet Anwar Ali (Amitabh Bachchan) hails from Bihar and five other men, all belonging from different religions and different parts of India join their seventh comrade Maria (Shehnaz), a native of Portuguese-occupied Goa, to raise nationalist sentiments in that state by hoisting Indian flag on Portuguese forts and buildings.
Amitabh Bachchan made his debut with this film, playing one of the Indians captured by Portugal as a POW.
Tinnu Anand was supposed to play one of the seven protagonists in the movie, the director Khwaja Ahmad Abbas decided to cast a newcomer Amitabh Bachchan over Tinnu Anand.