When two lovers separated due to financial circumstance are reunited several years later under one roof, sparks fly and emotions run high. How will they resolve this relationship?

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Inspector Sanjay
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Rajesh (Raj)
Sulochana Latkar ...
Raj's Mother (as Sulochana)
Anupama
Jayshree T.
Leena Das ...
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Sajjan
Rajan Haksar ...
Tarun Kumar (as Rajen Haksar)
Amit Kapur
D.K. Sapru ...
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Murad ...
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Raj (Amitabh Bachan) is an artist who lives with his single sister and widowed mother. Nita is assaulted and dies; the killer goes scot free. Raj takes revenge and finds himself on the run from the law. On the run he is reunited with his old flame Asha (Sharmila Tagore). While sparks fly, they both realize that they still love each other and yet they respect social values. How Raj, Asha, Mala and Sanjay (Sanjeev Kumar) resolve the knotty issue of unrequited love while the law is chasing Raj is the story skilfully narrated in the film through a series of flashbacks. Can Raj take a hostage and escape the police dragnet? Will Asha find the courage to help Raj? How will Sanjay reconcile his duty as a police officer with his love for his family. Though there are elements of Bombay filmi formulas and the film does drag on in parts, good acting, direction and storyline keep the viewer in a state of "what next" to the very end. Written by MG Gopalan

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This movie has two endings. One Raj gets shot by police and dies. The other one Raj gets shot by police but is taken to hospital before taken to prison (off screen). See more »

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Remake of Prem Kahani (1975) See more »

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An excellent movie
12 June 2005 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

This is one movie which certainly deserves 10 out of 10 since it has all the elements which a good movie should have.Amitabh gives an awesome performance in the role of a murderer hiding in the house of a police officer but unwillingly as his wife has been his girlfriend before her marriage.Sanjeev Kumar as always,gives a bravo performance in the role of a helpless police officer who cannot take hold of a criminal because his son is his hostage.Although Sanjeev Kumar's role is a supporting one,it is very difficult to decide who has acted better between him and Amitabh.Sharmila Tagore also gives a great performance in the role of a woman trapped between her husband and her ex-lover.There is no flaw in the movie and the story all and all is 10 out of 10.Its a must for everyone!!!


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