The story of the film revolves around an idealistic professor, who decides to reform a group of rowdy students at a college. It is inspired by the 1967 British film To Sir, with Love, and has inspired the television series Jeet. The film was shot in Nashik. It is a remake of theTamil film Nootrukku Nooru. Khanna delivered one of his more understated, yet moving performances in the film. He plays the rich boy who chooses to become a lecturer and reform unruly students. One of the most inspirational melodies “Ruk Jaana Nahin”, featured this great actor.
Hera Pheri (1976)
Vijay and Ajay severe ties after Vijay learns that his father’s killer may be Ajay’s long-lost father. Once the friendship is over, a bloody saga of familial revenge is set into motion. Vinod Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan played con artists in this Prakash Jha film, which also starred Saira Banu and Sulakshana Pandit. The film was a commercial success, and it earned Khanna a Filmfare nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Indian action comedy film, produced and directed by Manmohan Desai. The film is
about three brothers, who got separated from their parents in childhood, and raised in three different faiths,
Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. They unite in their youth to fight a common villain. It was the biggest blockbuster of 1977, and won several awards at the 25th Filmfare Awards, including Best Actor, Best Music Director and Best Editing. It also had a lasting impact on pop culture, with its catchy songs, one-liners and the character of Anthony Gonsalves played by Amitabh Bachchan. It was later remade in Tamil as Shankar Salim Simon (1978), in Telugu as Ram Robert Rahim (1980) and in Malayalam as John Jaffer Janardhanan (1982).
The biggest hit of the year had Khanna cast alongside Amitabh Bachhan and Rishi Kapoor. However, he did not fail to steal the show.
Qurbani is a 1980 Bollywood action drama thriller film. It was produced and directed by Feroz Khan. The film stars Feroz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Amrish Puri and Kader Khan. It is an adaptation of the 1972 Italian film The Master Touch.
The film had Khanna playing a widower. Who is deeply in love with Zeenat Aman’s character.
Satyamev Jayate (1987)
Satyamev Jayate is a Bollywood action film released in 1987, directed by Raj N Sippy and starring Vinod Khanna and
Meenakshi Sheshadri in the lead roles. The other cast members included Madhavi, and Anita Raj. Touted as his comeback film post the Osho phase, Khanna played a gritty cop called Arjun Singh in the film.
Chandni was a big commercial success for Vinod Khanna with his co actor Rishi Kapoor, after Amar Akbar Anthony. The film’s soundtrack was a major success in India. It is believed that the soundtrack brought back the musical genre with its songs and lyrics, all being critically acclaimed. According to Yash Raj Films, the soundtrack went four times platinum on the day of the première. By the 25th week, it went 25 times platinum, a new standard in the music industry.