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Three jailed convicts, Himmat, his brother Ajit, and Dilawar Khan break out of prison and take over the household of Editor Ashok Rai. The convicts will continue to hold the family hostage until their associate, Kamini contacts them in person. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Raaj Kumar ... Ashok Roy

Mala Sinha ... Deepa Roy

Sunil Dutt ... Himmat
Vijay Arora ... Vijay

Danny Denzongpa ... Dilawar Khan

Parveen Babi ... Naina Roy

Ranjeet ... Ajit
Alankar Joshi (as Master Alankar)
Ramesh Deo ... Police Inspector R.D. Wadekar

Madan Puri

Deven Verma ... Delivery Van driver (as Deven Varma)
Surendra Nath ... Police Commissioner

Jagdish Raj ... Police Inspector S.P. Mathur

Iftekhar ... Vijay's Father
Sonia Sahni ... Kamini
Master Sailesh
Urmila Bhatt ... Vijay's Mother
Jankidas ... Jankidas

Directed by
Raj Tilak 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Akhtar-Ul-Iman  dialogue (as Akhtar Ul Iman)

Produced by
Raj Tilak .... producer
Original Music by
Sapan Chakraborty  (as Sapan Chakravarty)
Cinematography by
Dharam Chopra (director of photography) (as Dharm Chopra)
Film Editing by
Pran Mehra 
Art Direction by
R.G. Gaekwad  (as Gaekwad R.G.)
Makeup Department
Pandhari Juker .... makeup artist
Shashi Mhatre .... assistant makeup artist (as Shashi)
Philomina .... hair stylist (as Philomena)
Mary Santis .... hair stylist
Deepak Sawant .... assistant makeup artist
Ranjana Seth .... hair stylist (as Ranjanaseth)
Production Management
Kishore Malhotra .... production manager (as Kishore)
Ishar Singh .... production manager (as Ishwar Singh)
Laxmi Narayan Yadav .... production manager (as Laxmi Narayan)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
O.K. Kapoor .... assistant director
Amir Shamji .... assistant director
Ajit Shirodkar .... assistant director
R.K. Sibal .... assistant director
Ranjit Vyas .... assistant director
Art Department
Anand .... assistant settings
Sudhir Gaekwad .... assistant settings (as Sudhir)
Sound Department
Abdul Aziz .... assistant sound (as Aziz)
B.K. Chaturvedi .... assistant sound
Mangesh Desai .... sound re-recordist: Raj Kamal Kalamandir
M.A. Shaikh .... audiographer (as M.A. Sheikh)
Special Effects by
Syed Galib .... titles writer (as S. Galib)
M.A. Hafeez .... special effects (as M.A. Hafez)
Suresh Naik .... special effects
Ravi Khanna .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Pramod Bhandari .... assistant camera (as Pramod)
Narayan Rao Das .... camera operator (as Narayan Rao)
Vijay Hangal .... still photographer
Vasant Kalgutkar .... assistant camera
Roshanlal Sharma .... still photographer
Kishan Suri .... assistant camera (as Krishan Suri)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harish .... wardrobe
Jagannath Pawar .... wardrobe assistant (as Jagan Powar)
Editorial Department
R.P. Bapat .... assistant editor
S.B. Mane .... chief assistant editor
M.G. Mulay .... color consultant
Music Department
Asha Bhosle .... playback singer (as Asha Bhonsle)
Basu Deo Chakravarty .... music assistant (as Basu)
Mahendra Kapoor .... playback singer
Kaushik .... song recordist
Kishore Kumar .... playback singer
Sahir Ludhianvi .... lyricist (as Sahir)
Mukesh .... playback singer
Minu Purushottam .... playback singer (as Meenu Purshottam)
Maruti Rao .... music assistant (as Maruti)
Manohari Singh .... music assistant (as Manohari)
Other crew
Srinivas Bhatia .... producer secretary
Raj Chopra .... outdoor in charge
Ibrahim .... set properties
Mohamed Iqbal .... production assistant (as Md. Iqbal)
Surendra Nath .... production assistant (as Surendra)
V. Padmakar .... supervision (as V.P. Padmakar)
Pujari .... production assistant
Bunny Reuben .... public relations
C.V.K. Sastry .... production controller
V.P. Sathe .... publicist
Suryakant .... production assistant
D.H. Vengurlekar .... production secretary

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Good Acting, 26 March 2005
Author: Yellow_Spider from Belgium

What would you do if three escaped convicts entered your house and refused to leave? What would you do if you could contact the police but your son has been held hostage? What would you do if the convicts made you do acts against your will? This is the living hell that law-abiding citizens, Editor Ashok Roy (Raj Kumar), his wife Deepa (Mala Sinha), his sister Nisha (Parveen Babi) and his son Raju find themselves in. They are stuck at home with three murderers Himmat (Sunil Dutt), Dilavar (Danny) and Ajit (Ranjit) who have robbed a bank and escaped. While they wait for their counterpart to deliver the loot they put these innocent people through tremendous terror. Will Ashok be able to save his family? Will he be able to get rid of the criminals? Produced & Directed by Raj Tilak, this multi starer has gripping moments and a captivating plot.

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