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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 ...
Ashok
Baby Farida ...
Manjula 'Manju'
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Mausi
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Sharma
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Mrs. Gupta
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Head Master
Uma Rajoo ...
Meena
Aziz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moolchand ...
Ashok's employee
Johnny Whisky
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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 (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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"Meri Dosti Mera Pyar" had a cover version by Vedesh Sookoo song "Put Ah Bottle Ah Rum". See more »

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Rahi Manwa
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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An era of great films that's lost now!
23 May 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I watched this film a few weeks ago and really the first thought that crossed my mind was concerning the levels to which Indian cinema has come down in today's scenario. We can keep boasting about the strides that Bollywood has made in terms of professionalism and technology but where are films like Dosti and others gone? I guess it's all lost in the frenzy of commercialization and marketing.

Well, maybe I should not dwell too much on Bollywood's present state but say something about the golden era that is lost and that had films like Dosti, Guide, Tere Ghar Ke Samne and others. So, What a brilliant film this is - the emotions that it portrays and the feeling of comradeship which it brings out are simply a work of pure class.It's a story about friendship and in many ways dignity and self-respect. The performances are really good even though they have the stamp of the 60s melodrama, still it keeps the viewers involved and touches their heart. The music is exceptional with Mohd. Rafi Sahab at his very best with as many as 5 great solos to his credit. Laxmikant Pyarelal, the music directors, also take a lot of credit for the brilliant music.

All in all, this a classic and if you are interested in watching the best of Hindi cinema this one is a must for you.


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