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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Navin Nischol was the first choice for the role of Ravi Verma and Vyjanthimala was to play the mother's role. Both declined this film's offer when they learnt Rajesh Khanna was not doing Vijay Verma's role. 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
Your principles? What have your principles gotten you? Two changes of uniform? A rundown police jeep as transportation? Now look at me: I have a mansion, a car, money. What do you have?
I have our mother's blessings.
Spoofed in Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Kishore Kumar
and Asha Bhosle See more