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Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974)

After the retirement of his dad, the onus is on Bharat to look after the Delhi-based family. He has two younger college-going brothers, Deepak and Vijay, and a sister of marriage age, Radha... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohan Babu
Prem Nath ...
Harnam Singh
Dheeraj Kumar ...
Bharat's mother
Poonam (Malika-E-Nekiram)
Krishan Dhawan ...
Bharat's Father
Sulochana Latkar ...
Mohan's mother (as Sulochana)
Manmohan ...
Senior police officer
Hamid Miya
Raj Mehra ...
Tulsi's father


After the retirement of his dad, the onus is on Bharat to look after the Delhi-based family. He has two younger college-going brothers, Deepak and Vijay, and a sister of marriage age, Radha. Bharat is a graduate, but is unable to secure any employment, much to the frustration of his girlfriend, Sheetal. Vijay takes step to secure his own future, by turning to crime, which is strongly opposed by Bharat, and as a result Vijay leaves the house. Mohan is Sheetal's boss, and finds her very attractive. When he proposes marriage, she accepts, and soon both are engaged. This leaves Bharat devastated, unable to deal with life, and unable to afford the basic needs of Roti (food), Kapada (Clothing), and Makaan (Shelter), he must now decide to carry on honestly, or otherwise. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

18 October 1974 (India)  »

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(RCA Sound System)


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Sharmila Tagore was offered Zeenat Aman' s role. But she kept insisting on doing Moushami Chatterjee' s role.This caused Manoj to drop her from the film. See more »


Vijay is one-handed but has both hands on the motorbike handles twice during the fighting scene in the end. See more »


Haye Haye Yeh Majboori
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (as Laxmikant Pyarelal)
Lyrics by Verma Malik
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
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35 years later I still remember this movie
5 April 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Of course, In Tamil nadu in 1974 very few schools taught Hindi. Fortunately I studied in the ISC stream, and so could understand the movie to a large extent. This movie, though released in 1974, we could see it only in 1975 summer,as we were in rural tamil nadu.

1974 was very troublesome for youngsters of the country.There was no clear direction for us. TV was unknown then.at least in Tamil Nadu.We had very few role models. Traditional heroes of tamil films for not talking of honesty and trustworthiness. There was this Railways strike In the news we were constantly bombarded with cases streaking " running without dress"; including Indian cities. This movie helped us to have role models. There were several of them. Of course sardarji was one. The jawan who dies suppressing his cough. zeenath having the gun wound yet expressing love. Moushmi chatterji fighting injustice in the end. people views on the same scene differ. Amitabh driving with a single hand was sorry...is thrilling even to think of it. Amitabh as a college student getting slap for trying to join with wrong forces in the beginning of the movie, all very vivid in the memory,for I had to see the movie in theaters. I enjoyed every bit. I saw two times. I don't mind if the movie was too cinematic. We need such stories to stimulate our younger generation. Now I am a community based paediatrician with 25 years experience. I will certainly recommend to my children

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