Maanav is an orphan who was brought up by a Catholic Priest, Father Francis. After completing his M.A. he returns home to Taran Devi and finds out that his mentor his dead. He re-locates to... See full summary »

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Maanav
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Kaajal 'Kaju' Gupta
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Gopichand 'Gopi' Sharma
Ravindra Kapoor ...
Shyamal (as Ravinder Kapoor)
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi ...
Gadibabu (as Kanhaiyalal)
Anwar Hussain ...
Ustad Monto Sardar
Abhi Bhattacharya ...
Father Francis
Ramayan Tiwari ...
Gupta's ex-servant released from jail (as Tiwari)
Kumari Naaz ...
Kalyani Sharma (as Naaz)
Master Bunty ...
Munna Sharma (as Bunty)
Raju ...
Rajesh 'Raju' Gupta (as Master Raju)
Satyadeep
Altaf
Maruti ...
Akbar
Rehman ...
Mr. Gupta (Kaajal's father)
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Maanav is an orphan who was brought up by a Catholic Priest, Father Francis. After completing his M.A. he returns home to Taran Devi and finds out that his mentor his dead. He re-locates to Bombay by train, and a man named Gopichand Sharma attempts to steal his luggage, but Maanav chases him and retrieves it. Both men become friends, despite of their differences - Maanav wants to lead a honest life, and Gopichand, who is estranged from his wife, a nurse, Kalyani, and son, Munna, is an alcoholic and thief. Gopichand eventually changes his lifestyle, decides to be honest, patches up with his family, but ends up antagonizing his crime boss, Monto Sardar, who chops off his right hand. Maanav gets him a job with Hercules Milk Foods. Maanav meets with and falls in love with Kaajal Gupta, who is the daughter of the owner of Hercules Milk Foods, much to the chagrin of her dad who wants her to get married to Shyamal. Then one day Maanav disappears from Gopichand and Kaajal's lives. He ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Released in 1974, the movie had the hit jodi of Dharam-Hema which had already appeared in nearly 11 hit films. Amitabh Bachchan appeared in a minuscule role and almost goes unaccredited despite being a roaring name in the industry by then after giving hits like Zanjeer, Majboor, Kasauti and Hera Pheri. Yet when Doordarshan first telecast the movie in the 80's people anxiously waited holding their breath for that one small scene of Amitabh Bachchan. See more »

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great acting by Shatrughan
26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is about an idealistic guy(Dharmendra) and his street smart pickpocket friend(Shatrughan Sinha). Shatru was not a big star at the time and is in a supporting role but he thoroughly chews up and outshines Dharmendra. When I watched the movie, I was completely surprised by Shatru's comic talents. He rocks big-time as the wisecracking immoral thug. Watch out for the scene when Shatru goes to the employment office to seek job (after being coerced by Dharam) and his interaction with the officer there. Alas, his comic talents weren't quite explored by any other director and this guy himself started hamming in the later stages of his career. This is among Shatru's two finest performances('Mere Apne' being the other one). Watch it for Shatru. The movie is a joyride and Shatru makes it work.


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