Fareb (1996 film)

Fareb (English: Cheating) is a 1996 Bollywood thriller film directed by Vikram Bhatt. The movie features newcomers Faraaz Khan and Suman Ranganathan, with Milind Gunaji playing the main antagonist. It was released on 28 June 1996. The film is a remake of the 1992 thriller Unlawful Entry.[1] The film was successful at the box office for its budget.[2] Jatin-Lalit's music also became a highlight of the movie.

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Directed by Vikram Bhatt
Produced by Mukesh Bhatt
Written by Iqbal
Starring Faraaz Khan
Suman Ranganathan
Milind Gunaji
Music by Jatin-Lalit
Cinematography Ashok Bahl
Edited by Waman Bhonsle
Release date
  • 28 June 1996
Running time
139 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi


The film opens up in J.S Medical College, Pune, where the principal calls Dr. Rohan Verma (Faraaz Khan) and tells him that he has received a gold medal, a bungalow, a car and a chief surgeon post in Bombay. Verma and his wife Suman (Suman Ranganathan), a school teacher, both reach their new house in Bombay. One year later, while they are asleep, they hear a voice. Verma starts searching the house when suddenly a burglar (Makrand Deshpande) attacks him. Suman starts calling the police, but the burglar escapes. Two policemen, Inspector Indrajeet Saxena, aka Inder (Milind Gunaji) and Inspector Sule (Vishwajeet Pradhan) arrive to investigate and tell them to file a report. While in school, a peon fraudulently puts drugs in Suman's handbag. Inspector Sule tells her that she has to be arrested in a drugs case, but Inspector Inder informs her that she is free to go as the drugs were put by the peon and he has confessed. The peon is shown dead on the floor with blood on his face.

Dr. Verma invites Inspector Inder to their home for dinner. Inder arrives with Soley. While they are partying, Inder starts asking them about children, to which both get depressed. Next day, Inder invites Verma to a men-only party. After the party, Inder takes Verma to an area where only criminals live. He goes inside and brings a man—the same person who came as a burglar in Verma's house. Inder asks Verma to take his revenge, but Verma refuses and says that he cannot take the life of any person. To this, Inder frees the burglar, but shoots him while he is escaping. Verma reaches home and tells his wife that Inder is a psycho and that she should maintain a distance from him. To this, Suman tells him that whatever Inder did was right. The next day, Inder meets Suman and justifies his actions saying that the burglar deserved this punishment. Inder then arrives at a party, given in honour of Dr. Verma. Verma tells him to leave, but he refuses. Inder is in reality lusting for Verma's wife Suman and is trying every possible way to attract her towards him. Next day, Inder meets Suman and asks her the reason for not having a child. Suman tells him that two years earlier, while she was pregnant, she fell down the stairs. Dr. Verma was busy in an emergency duty and could not come to the hospital to see her and she lost the child. She regrets that if Verma had come that day, they would not have lost the child.

The next night, Inder calls a prostitute (Kunika Lal) to his house and tells her to behave like Suman. But when she calls him Raja, Inder beats her black and blue and tells her that you are not Suman and the day will come when Suman will fall for him. Inder's friend Inspector Sule warns him to stop interfering in the life of Dr. Verma and Suman and that if he continues to do that, he will report this matter to the ACP. Inder ignores the warning and disconnects the telephone and electricity connection of Verma's house. At night, he enters Verma's house where Rohan and Suman are having sex. While finding Inder at such an uninviting position at his house, Rohan gets furious and along with his lawyer (Sunil Dhawan) goes to the ACP to lodge a complaint against Inder. Inder then kills the prostitute and his friend Sule and tells the ACP that both of them were involved in dealing of drugs, which were supplied by Dr. Verma. He then tricks Verma into the drugs case and gets him arrested. At night, Inder reaches Verma's house. He first kills Suman's friend Neeta (Divya Jaiswal) and then goes after Suman. On the other hand, Verma tricks the police and escape from their custody. Upon reaching his house, he engages in a fierce battle with Inder. In the end, Dr. Verma kills Inder in an act of self-defence.



The film's score and soundtrack is composed by Jatin-Lalit, with lyrics by Neeraj and Indeevar.[3]

Track # Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Aankhon Se Dil Mein Utar Ke" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 05:55
2 "O Hum Safar" Alka Yagnik 06:36
3 "O Hum Safar Dil Ke Nagar" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 06:37
4 "Pyar Ka Milna" Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Udit Narayan 04:13
5 "Pyar Ka Pehla Pehla" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 05:00
6 "Yeh Teri Aankhen Jhuki Jhuki" Abhijeet Bhattacharya 03:21


  1. ^ Subhash K Jha (4 November 2000). "Season of Hollywood remakes in Bollywood". Express India. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  2. ^ http://ibosnetwork.com/asp/filmbodetails.asp?id=Fareb+(1996)
  3. ^ "Fareb : Soundtrack listing and details". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2011-07-27.

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