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Inder Raj Anand (dialogue)
Prem Kapoor (dialogue director)
Release Date:
12 August 1971 (India) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Dharmendra ... Deepak Kumar
Leena Chandavarkar ... Chandni

Vinod Khanna ... Shyam

Madan Puri ... Jwalaprasad

Jagdeep ... Gopi
Rakesh Pandey ... Suresh (as Rakesh Panday)
Rajan Haksar ... Jwalaprasad's Manager
Keshav Rana ... Police Commisioner
Randhir ... Dr. Girdharilal
Shyam Kumar ... Henchman (as Sham Kumar)
Prem Kumar ... Henchman
Raj Kishore ... Bartender

Pandharibai ... Deepak's mother (as Pandari Bai)
Sanjana ... Girija
Baby Gayatri ... Pinky
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Polson ... Patient

Satyendra Kapoor ... Police Inspector (uncredited)
Subroto Mahapatra ... Romeopathic's 1st patient (uncredited)

Keshto Mukherjee ... Drunk patient (uncredited)
Mukri ... Dr. Panchotiya (uncredited)

M.B. Shetty ... Shamsher Singh (uncredited)

Directed by
Adurthi Subba Rao  (as Subba Rao)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Inder Raj Anand  dialogue
Prem Kapoor  dialogue director (as Prem Kapur)
R.M. Veerappan  story

Produced by
T. Govindarajan .... associate producer
S. Krishnamurthy .... producer (as S. Krishnamoorthy)
Original Music by
Anandji Veerji Shah  (as Anandji)
Kalyanji Veerji Shah  (as Kalyanji)
Cinematography by
Roy P.L. (director of photography) (as P.L. Rai)
Film Editing by
T. Krishna 
Art Direction by
S. Krishnarao  (as S. Krishna Rao)
Set Decoration by
A. Nagar Athram (settings) (as A. Nagaratnam)
Arumugam Ranganathan 
T.S. Venkatesam (settings) (as T.S. Venkatesan)
Makeup Department
N. Nithyanandam .... makeup artist
M. Sabapathy .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M.S. Hameed .... assistant director (as K.M.S. Hameed)
Nandakumar M. .... assistant director (as Nanda Kumar)
Art Department
M.G. Basha .... mouldings
C. Govindaswamy .... scenic effects (as C. Govindaswamy)
V.B. Shankar .... assistant art director
K.G. Veluswamy .... mouldings (as K.G. Velusamy)
Sound Department
Mangesh Desai .... sound re-recordist
T. Masilamani .... sound assistant
R. Narasimhan .... sound assistant
M. Shiva Rao .... sound recordist: Venus Combines (as M. Sivarao)
Special Effects by
Syed Galib .... titles writer (as S. Galib)
M.A. Hafeez .... special effects (as M.A. Hafez)
Suresh Naik .... special effects
M.S. Dass .... action coordinator (as M.S. Das)
Shyam Sunder .... action coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
D. Ayyadurai .... electrician
V. Chandran .... electrician
Shawali Hameed .... assistant camera
V.S. Radha Krishnan .... electrician
A.K. Radhakrishnan .... assistant camera (as A.K. Radha Krishnan)
A. Ramanamurthy .... camera operator (as A. Ramana Murthy)
R.N. Nagaraja Rao .... still photographer
T.S. Vinayagam .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
G.A. Krishnan .... costume assistant
T.N. Murugan .... costume assistant
P. Ramakrishnan .... costumes (as P. Ramakrishna)
S.A. Srinivasan .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
A. Harinath .... assistant editor (as Harinath)
K.V. Rao .... assistant editor
Music Department
Babla .... music assistant
Asha Bhosle .... playback singer
Frank Fernand .... music conductor
Kaushik .... song recordist
Jai Kumar .... music arranger
Lata Mangeshkar .... playback singer
Mohammad Rafi .... playback singer (as Mohammed Rafi)
Other crew
Hiralal B. .... choreographer (as B. Hiralal)
Babu .... production assistant
T.S. Balan .... production executive
A.K. Chopra .... choreographer
Devaraj .... production assistant
R. Raja Gopal .... assistant manager
Kittappa .... production assistant
Kondaraj .... production assistant (as Kondal Raj)
Krishna .... production assistant (as Krishnan)
Lakshmipathi .... production assistant (as Lakshmi Pathy)
Madhavan .... production assistant
N.V. Moorthy .... assistant programmer
A. Murugesan .... production assistant (as Murugesan)
K.A. Nachappan .... production assistant (as Nachiappan)
Palani .... production assistant
Sheila Ramchandra .... assistant choreographer (as Sushila)
S. Ratnam .... manager
Reddy .... choreographer
Sahadevan .... production assistant
Seenu .... assistant choreographer
Selvaraj .... production assistant
Shankar .... production assistant
S. Rama Subbu .... assistant manager
Sundaram .... choreographer
T. Venkatachalam .... assistant programmer

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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Seventies Hero Flick, 20 May 2009
Author: homegnome1 from Pennsylvania, USA

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Dharmendra plays Deepak, an honest, hard working son. His family consists of his widowed mother and younger brother Suresh. By luck, he stumbles on a good job, but with the wrong man, Mr. Jwalaprasad. His mother takes his oath to protect his younger brother when on her death bed. She also reveals a family secret about his brothers real identity and missing fortune that is overheard by the dangerous Shyam. Shyam has been plotting against Deepak with Mr. Jawalaprasad since he lost his love, Chandni Jwalaprasad, to him. Through a series of bad events, Suresh is murdered, and Deepak is imprisoned. The film also has a light hearted side story of a love struck compounder (pharmicist) and his bosses daughter. There is an abundance of campy seventies beatnik wear and music, plenty of one-on-ten hero fights, and the mandatory twist at the end of the story.

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