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Daag: A Poem of Love (1973)

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Sunil is convicted of murder and is on the run. But the long arm of the law and his past finally catch up with him. Can he outrun his destiny for long?

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Inspector Singh (as Iftikhar)
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Rinku (as Master Raju)
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Jagdish Kapoor
Yashodra Katju ...
School Principal (as Yashodhara Katju)
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DAAG is a story of a man convicted of murder, on the run from the law. Sunil (Rajesh Khanna) is forced to leave behind his new bride Sonia (Sharmila Tagore), when he kills her would-be rapist. In an attempt to establish a new identity Sunil meets Chandni (Rakhee) and ends up marrying her to give her illegitimate child a father's name.Now a respected Mayor of his town, Sunil's past catches up with him and brings together Sunil and Sonia but the long arm of the law is just a step behind... Can he outrun his destiny for long? Written by Official Source

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A poem of love

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Drama | Family | Romance

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27 April 1973 (India)  »

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This was the first film produced by Yash Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films. His friend and financier, Gulshan Rai, warned him about a lukewarm box-office response and released the film in a low profile manner. Within six days of the film's release, the no. of prints had to be tripled. See more »

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Inspector Singh: [pointing at Sonia] This woman is Sunil's wife!
Sonia Kohli: The police may be fooled, and the law may be fooled, but a wife can't be. My husband died five years ago. I am a widow.
Sunil Kohli: Stop! You're not a widow, you're a wife, and I'm alive. I received the sentence, but you endured the punishment... Today, before everyone, I'll say that I am Sunil Kohli and you are my wife. I was innocent then and I'm innocent now. And if to save your wife is a crime, then they can hang me for it!
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Remade as Vichitra Jeevitham (1978) See more »

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Mere Dil Mein Aaj
Sung by Kishore Kumar
Composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
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Yash Chopra's Masterpiece !
22 July 2005 | by (Lahore, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

This is definitely among one of the earliest hit pictures accredited to Mr. Yash Chopra, who is still ringing the bells in Bollywood by his recent success of block buster Veer-Zara.

Besides, the direction and intriguing/exciting story, Rajesh Khanna has rendered his charismatic romantic touch with Shamila Tagore which is beautifully filmed by Mr. Chopra. It is indeed, one of the last hit films of the Rajesh Khanna Years, who was already experiencing the onslaught of the Angry Young Celluloid Intruder namely Amitabh.

It has a good bit of songs footing as well nice direction to call it a super hit.


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