Saat Hindustani

Saat Hindustani, India, 07 November 1969

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.

  • Genre: Action
  • Runtime: 144 Minutes
  • Director: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
  • Awards: National Film Awards Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration, National Film Award for Best Lyrics -Kaifi Azmi


Saat Hindustani (Hindi: सात हिन्दुस्तानी, Urdu: سات ہندوستانی‎, English: 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 Portuguese colonial rule. The cast included Utpal Dutt, Madhu, A. K. Hangal, Anwar Ali (brother of India's ace comedian Mehmood) and Amitabh Bachchan who made his debut with this film.