The movie tells the story of two brothers, Vijay and Ravi Verma, who follow different career paths: Vijay is a smuggler and Ravi the policeman who is asked to hunt Vijay down. Vijay Verma (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi Verma (Shashi Kapoor) are the sons of a trade unionist, Anand Verma(Satyen Kappu), who was defeated and disgraced by the management of his firm using his family as bait. Unable to bear the public disgrace father deserts the family, and the sons are raised by their mother(Nirupa Roy)who brings them to Bombay City, who suffers the trials and tribulations of a poor single mother. Vijay Verma, the elder brother, grows up with an acute awareness of his father's humiliation and is victimized for his father's supposed misdeeds. In the process of fighting for his rights Vijay, who starts out as a boot polisher and becomes a dockyard worker in his youth, becomes a smuggler and a leading figure of the underworld. Written by
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For the role of Vijay Verma , Yash Chopra wanted Rajesh Khanna
, but Salim Javed after having had misunderstanding with Khanna were adamant on being the role given to Amitabh. See more
When Anand Verma (Satyen Kappoo) returns signing agreement with mill owners, it's raining outside. The water sprayed artificially for rain effect can be seen on left corner of the screen. See more
Brother ! Will you sign or not ?
Yes, I will sign ! But I won't be the first one and the only one. GO ! get the sign of the man who made my father sign, go get the sign of the man who abused and fired my mother, GO ! get the sign of the man who wrote this on my arm. Then, my brother, I'll sign whatever paper you want me to.
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"Koi Mar Jaaye"
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Asha Bhosle Usha Mangeshkar See more