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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manoj Kumar ...
Bharat
Shashi Kapoor ...
Mohan Babu
Zeenat Aman ...
Sheetal
Moushumi Chatterjee ...
Tulsi
Prem Nath ...
Harnam Singh
...
Dheeraj Kumar ...
Deepak
Kamini Kaushal ...
Bharat's mother
...
Madan Puri ...
Nekiram
Krishan Dhawan ...
Bharat's Father
Sulochana Latkar ...
Mohan's mother (as Sulochana)
Manmohan ...
Senior police officer
Raza Murad ...
Hamid Miya
Raj Mehra ...
Tulsi's father
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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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The song Hai Hai Yeh Majboori was sampled by Hip Hop artiste Bubba Sparxxx in the song " Ugly". See more »

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Towards the end of the movie when Vijay and Deepak are fighting while Bharat is trying to escape on Deepak's motorcycle, Vijay's "amputated" right arm can clearly be seen hidden behind his back, under his shirt. See more »

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Born to Be Alive
Written and Performed by Patrick Hernandez
Special Thanks to Ivan Mogull
Courtesy of Ivan Mogull Music
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Fun to watch
22 November 2000 | by (Utrecht, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is an indian movie. Indian movies are a 3 hr mix of action, drama, humor, and musical. This may seem long. But if a movie is as good as Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, you will not notice it. This movie has some of the greatest actors of the indian cinema. A lot of social and political issues are being portrayed, which even after 26 years haven't changed that much. But if you do not like the moral tone in the movie there is enough action to keep a lot of you satisfied. One special relationship (in the movie) has to be mentioned. The oldest brother of one very poor family (the main character, Manoj Kumar) is the one with a degree, but is not able to get a good job. On the other side is his younger brother (my favorite, Amitabh Bachchan) who earns his money a little bit illegally and as a consequence gets judged and punished by his brother. So Amitabh decides to go join the army to make amends.

This is really fun to watch. Although Amitabh hasn't got a very big part, he really steals the show. Oh yeah there is a lot of romance going on, but it never gets boring. Watch it!


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