Friendship of a lonesome studious blind boy with a crippled street singer.



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Complete credited cast:
Sudhir Kumar ...
Mohan (blind boy)
Sushil Kumar ...
Ramnath 'Ramu' Gupta
Sanjay Khan ...
Baby Farida ...
Manjula 'Manju'
Nana Palsikar ...
Mrs. Gupta
Abhi Bhattacharya ...
Head Master
Uma Rajoo ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moolchand ...
Ashok's employee
Johnny Whisky


Mr. Gupta passes away after an accident while on duty, leaving behind his ailing wife and school-going son, Ramnath. Both await for some compensation, and when they are informed that the company does not accept liability for Gupta's death, his wife falls down the stairs. and passes out. When Ramnath goes to fetch a doctor, he is knocked down and run over by a speeding car, losing the use of his left leg. When he returns from hospital, he finds that his mom has passed away, and his landlord has evicted him. Penniless and hungry, he roams the streets of Bombay and befriends a blind young man, Mohan, and both use their talents - playing and harmonica and singing respectively to earn some money. Mohan is on the look-out for his sister, Meena, who works as a Nurse in one of the hospitals and hopes to be reunited with her. Both friends befriend a ailing young girl, Manjula, and hope to get some money from her so that Ramnath can attend school. But fate has other plans for them, Manjula ... Written by rAjOo (

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Chahoonga Main Tujhe
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
Music composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (as Laxmikant Pyarelal)
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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A Classic Film
23 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I first watched this movie when I was a teenager, and I have never forgotten the intense emotions that I felt. Dosti is my all-time favourite film; I have not seen another that has left me with a deeper impression. The story-line, at times, was quite unbelievable, but then this was Indian film-making. What is best about Dosti is the music --- just mesmerizing --- thirty years after I first heard it, it still resound in my ears, even though I have not heard it again till recently. And after years of searching, I finally managed to purchase a DVD of the film; unfortunately the quality isn't very good, and a great part of the English subtitles (I don't understand Hindhi) was missing. If anyone out there knows of where I can get a good quality DVD of the film with English subtitles, I would appreciate hearing from you.

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