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Cast

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Arun / Suraj Prasad Saxena
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Vandhana Tripathi
Sujit Kumar ...
Madan Verma
Farida Jalal ...
Renu
Anita Dutt ...
Mrs. Prasad Saxena (Woman in the silhouette)
Madan Puri ...
Prison Warden
Ashok Kumar ...
Air Commodore Ganguly
Abhi Bhattacharya ...
Ram Prasad Saxena (Man in the silhouette)
Asit Kumar Sen ...
Sitaram (as Asit Sen)
Manmohan ...
Shyam
Pahadi Sanyal ...
Gopal Tripathi (as Pahari Sanyal)
Master Puran
Master Shahid
Dulari ...
Lady Doctor
Sadhana Patel
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Dashing pilot Arun romances Vandana Tripathi, and both in love with each other, become very intimate, and as a result Vandana gets pregnant. Arun and Vandana have a quiet temple wedding ceremony, and Arun leaves to re-join his duties. Unfortunately, Arun is killed, and Vandana is unable to convince anyone of her marriage with him, and as such must re-locate to hide her shame. She gives birth to a baby boy, who she must place in an orphanage, and then adopt. Unfortunately for her, the boy, Suraj, is adopted by someone else. She manages to find out their whereabouts, and gets a job as a servant. When she is about to be molested by Shyam, a relative, Suraj witnesses this, and kills him. Vandana takes the blame for this killing and is sentenced to imprisonment, leaving her son and her life behind, for a crime she did not commit. When she returns everything has changed, and she is unable to locate the family where her son was. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Trivia

Shakti samant was shooting a scean on subhash ghai ( an actor in those days) driving a car, subhash ghai dint know to drive the car and he kept quite also shakti samantq dint ask him, later the truth was known. See more »

Goofs

In the opening song sequence , Sharmila Tagore is seen reading a book while seated in the train. The book's name is When Eight Bells toll, a thriller novel written by Alistair Maclean published in the year 1966. The film was released in 1969, so it is clear that the flashback was shown in a time which was actually a "flash-forward", which is impossible.She should have been shown reading The Heart of the Matter (1948), a novel by the English author Graham Greene. See more »

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Remade as Kannavaari Kalalu (1974) See more »

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Mere Sapnon Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu
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Sung by Kishore Kumar
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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Aradhna nothing before or nothing beyond it.
11 December 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

What kind of sacrifices an Indian woman gives in her day to day life ShaktiDa has showed it in an excellent form and to complement his directorial greatness Sharmilaji has performed out of the league. She has left all of her colleagues and critics beyond by doing this role. In the initial part of the movie she was just a 19year old beautiful young girl of a small town. Like every other young girl of her age she was also a great day-dreamer her self, but with the passage of time within a couple of months she bravely acted as an complete woman. I don't think that anyone else can sacrifice his/her life only to complete there lovers/partners dream. Her eyes, anyone after seeing the movie wish her to be there lover/wife/mother/daughter. This movie depicts that up to what extent an Indian girl would to fulfill's others dream/wish. I personally knows someone like Vandhana, but can't tell you about her.


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