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Diwan Anil Kumar / Judge Vishnu Sahay
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Mala
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Johar aka Birbal
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Herself
Manmohan Krishna ...
Meena's Father
Nana Palsikar ...
Dr. Khanna
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Prosecuting Lawyer
Badri Prasad ...
Pandit
Keshav Rana ...
Mr. Rana (as Kesho Rana)
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Mr. Shetty (as Jagdishraj)
Jankidas ...
Dhanraj
Sabina
S.K. Prem
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Judge Vishnu Sahai was brought up in an orphanage and has no knowledge of his family background nor of his religion. He is married to beautiful Mala, who he loves very much, and he has a loyal and trusting friend in Rajan. He is very much revered and respected in the city of Gorakhpur. One day he travels to Mussoorie to attend a case. He meets with a stranger, they share a table, then they play cards. After playing cards Vishnu passes out, and when he wakes he finds himself under arrest for the murder of one Dhanraj. Angered at this, he loudly voices his innocence, that he is a Judge. But he is told that his real name is Anil Kumar, the owner of a theater in Delhi, who had a dispute with a man named Dhanraj, and killed him. Shortly thereafter the Prosecuting Attorney informs the court that Dhanraj had died of a heart-attack, and as a result Vishnu is discharged. Anxious to go home to his wife and friend, he gets a shock when he is told that his body has been burnt beyond recognition ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Dastaan is a remake of B.R.Chopra's earlier film, Afsana which was released in 1951, both the films were written by I.S.Johar. See more »

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Na Tu Zameen Ke Liye, Hai Na Aasmaan Ke Liye
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar & Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
Performed by Mohammad Rafi
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