Besharam, India, 20 October 1978

After Digvijay Singh (Amjad Khan) implicates him as a corrupt person, Ramchandra (A. K. Hangal), a teacher, commits suicide. After this incident, his obedient and simple son Ram Kumar (Amitabh Bachchan), an insurance agent, faces many difficulties. Resolved to fight against the injustice in society and uncover the criminal elements, he joins forces with the Police Commissioner (Iftekar) and transforms himself into Prince Chandrashekar, a top diamond businessman from South Africa.

Few years later, Digvijay Singh becomes a powerful person in the city with dubious personality. He seems to be a decent industrialist Dharamdas while smuggling drugs, running many criminal activities and keeps poisonous snakes to kill his enemies and traitors.

Ram Kumar loves Rinku (Sharmila Tagore) unaware that she is Dharamdas's sister. Disguised as Prince Chandrashekar, Ram wins the heart of Dharmdas's beloved Manju (Bindu), gets close to him and enter his business. Finally he succeeds in arresting him.

This was Sharmila Tagore's romantic lead with Amitabh Bachchan again after Faraar.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 84 Minutes
  • Director: Deven Verma


Besharam (Hindi: बेशर्म; translation: Shameless) is a 1978 Hindi drama/thriller film produced and directed by veteran character actor Deven Verma. This is his first directorial venture and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, Amjad Khan, A. K. Hangal, Iftekhar, Nirupa Roy and Deven Verma. The film's music was composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

An innocent man sets out to find the truth about his father's death. He finds himself in a dangerous battle with the criminal underworld.